Bengaluru Bulls thrash UP Yoddha in PKL tie

File Photo : Rohit Kumar
IANS|18-Oct-2017 12:20

Pune, Oct 17 : Rohit Kumar created history as he scored 32 raid points to help Bengaluru Bulls hammer UP Yoddha 64-24 in their penultimate match of the fifth Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)here on Tuesday.

This was the most raid points scored by a raider in the history of PKL. Bengaluru also created the record for most points scored by a team in the fifth season.

This was a rescheduled match after it was postponed due to heavy rains in Mumbai earlier in the season. 

Rohit Kumar was in sublime raiding form and led his team to victory. It was a slightly depleted UP Yoddha team and Bengaluru made them suffer. Surender Singh scored 11 points for UP Yoddha.

Bengaluru now have 54 points from 21 matches and are fourth in Zone B. UP Yoddha are third with 60 points from 22 matches.

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For the first five minutes, it was a close affair as both teams exchanged raid and tackle points. Bengaluru went on a blistering run after the fifth minute and scored 14 straight points as UP Yoddha crumbled. 

Rohit Kumar led from the front for Bulls as he scored 12 raid points in the first half. Bengaluru inflicted the first all out of the match in the eighth minute to lead 11-3. 

In the 12th minute, Bengaluru inflicted another all out to lead 20-4. Surender Singh scored two raid points in two minutes as UP Yoddha trailed 7-24 after 16 minutes.

Bengaluru ended the first half with a 17-point gap.

UP Yoddha began the second half in better form as Mahesh Goud scored four raid points in five minutes as they trailed 15-32 after 25 minutes. 

Bengaluru then scored six straight points in the next four minutes to lead 38-15. An all out was inflicted by Bengaluru Bulls in the 29th minute as they led 42-17.

Bengaluru were dominant in the last 10 minutes as they inflicted two more all outs. They scored 22 points compared to just three by UP Yoddha as they romped to a 64-24 victory.