Bengal Warriors beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in thrilling second match of the day at Pune just few moments ago. It was an important match for Jaipur Pink Panthers as a win would have helped them to secure a place in the semi finals.
This second match at Mumbai has great influence in improving their status, where as Kolkata has not much to lose as they are already out of reaching semifinals. Rajesh Narwal earned first pint in his and the second point came to Pune by tackling Sunil to lead 2-0. In the 5th minute Jaipur Pink Panthers took a lead of 5-4.
Sonu Narwal was tackled to give Bengal Warriors 6-5 lead and soon Rajput was caught to equal the scores at 6-6. Jaipur suffered an all out which gave Bengal Warriors a big lead.Bengal warriors reversed the entire process Sonu Narwal emerging star raider and took lead 16-9 in first 15 minutes with an all out of JPP. Rajesh Narwal failed again in his raid with great effort from Shayam Kumar.
Sunil Jaipal earned their super raid and all out of JPP for the second time to take a formidable led of 23-10 by the end of 16th point. After revival of JPP team Sonu Narwal . Rajesh Narwal earned 2 touch points in his next raid taking JPP to 13 and then tackling of Sunil took Jaipur to 14 by half time. Bengal Warriors led 24-14.
The first raid of the second half was done by Kolkata who was tackled and Bengal were given 2 points. In the 26th minute Jaipur Pink Panthers was on the verge of all out for a 32-17 lead. Rajesh Narwal got 2 points and reduced the gap to 20-33 in favor of Bengal Warriors. Bengal Warriors Continued their good game even in second half earning raid points including 2 super raids to lead by 35-23 in tenth minute of second half. Lee did not have good day today and was declared of in ado or die raid and the last player surrendered to narrow the gap to 28-35. In 33rd minute. Jasvir was tackled for the fifth time. So ku Narwal was also tackled by entire defense.
Rajput earned 2 points in do or die raid taking 10 points in 9 raids and Bengal Warriors leading 39-28. Time out was taken by Jaipur Pink Panthers for strategizing. Rajput (10) and Rajesh Narwal (10) and Sunil Jaipal (9) were top raiders today. Then Jaipur earned super tackle followed by another raid point to narrow the gap 33-39. Kuldeep earned a raid point due to poor tackle. Kuldeep earned 2 points.
Sunil was tackled and the game ended in favor of Kolkata 39-37. Jaipur asked for a review that match ended abruptly, video review awarded one technical point taking them to 38. Finally it was declared that Bengal Warriors won the match 39-38. This loss puts Jaipur Pink Panthers in lots mathematical odds to reach the semifinals. They can reach semifinals only if Patna looses to UM and JPP in their final 2 games.