PKL 2022: Jaipur Pink Panthers endure late scare to hold off Dabang Delhi K.C. in a thriller

For
the
Pink
Panthers,
their
star
raider
Arjun
Deshwal
was
at
the
forefront
of
their
victory
grabbing
16
points,
while
veteran
raider
Rahul
Chaudhari
scored
6
points
which
took
him
to
1000
raid
points
in
the
PKL.

Arjun
Deshwal
ran
rampant
and
was
instrumental
in
inflicting
the
first
All
Out
of
the
game,
with
a
Super
Raid
that
caught
out
Ashu
Malik,
Ravi
Kumar
and
Manjeet.
At
the
other
end
of
the
mat,
the
Pink
Panthers’ defence
also
held
strong
and
ensured
Naveen
Kumar
didn’t
get
too
many
freebies
on
his
raids.

With
the
Pink
Panthers
storming
into
a
massive
lead,
it
took
brave
defending
from
Delhi
to
rally
together.
Vishal’s
Super
Tackle
on
Rahul
Chaudhari,
helped
them
prevent
a
second
All
Out,
and
not
long
after
Ashu
Malik
and
Vishal
came
together
to
do
the
trick
again,
to
reduce
the
margin
to
19-15.

However,
the
Pink
Panthers
inflicted
a
second
All
Out
in
the
last
few
minutes
of
the
first
half
to
extend
their
lead
to
26-18.
They
went
into
the
break
leading
28-19.

The
Pink
Panthers
did
not
let
up
one
bit
in
the
second
half,
Rahul
Chaudhari
rolling
through
the
Delhi
defence
while
his
own
team’s
defence
was
brilliant
on
the
mat.
Their
ability
to
restrict
Naveen
Kumar
was
key
to
their
gameplan.
They
inflicted
another
All
Out
in
the
second
half
to
surge
into
a
huge
lead.

With
two
minutes
left
though,
Naveen
came
into
his
own,
his
Super
Raid
catching
out
Abhishek
KS,
Rahul
Chaudhari,
Sunil
Kumar
and
reducing
the
Pink
Panthers
to
just
one
player
on
the
mat.
On
the
very
next
raid,
Delhi
inflicted
an
All
Out
of
their
own
to
reduce
the
lead
to
eight
points.
In
the
end,
Delhi
had
left
it
too
late,
crashing
to
their
sixth
straight
defeat,
as
the
Pink
Panthers
got
the
win
and
ended
their
losing
streak.


Matches
on
Saturday

7:30
PM:
Gujarat
Giants
vs
Bengal
Warriors

8:30
PM:
Tamil
Thalaivas
vs
Telugu
Titans

9:30
PM:
Haryana
Steelers
vs
U.P.
Yoddhas

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