Ajay Kumar inspired a Bengaluru Bulls win over Bengal Warriors, who have looked solid so far, defeating the Kolkata-based franchise 31-25. The Bulls defence showed their sturdy abilities and held off the star-raiding unit from the Bengal side to push them on the back foot at the outset of the match.
Bengaluru defence gives the home team a competitive edge
Rohit Kumar drew the first blood forcing Bengal Warriors to give away two technical points while the Bulls defence held their ground against Vinod Kumar in a do-or-die raid to take the score to 3-0. Bengal star raider Maninder Singh took charge and sent two Bengaluru players to the bench to open the scoring for the Warriors. However, the home side managed to pin down Maninder to the mat in his following raid but the sensational Jang Kun Lee put Scorpion kick to great use to reduce the deficit to just a single point. Ajay Kumar faltered in the do-or-die raid and Vinod Kumar and Lee managed to send three players to the bench in two successful raids. But Bengaluru skipper Rohit assured that the team does not face an all-out as he showcased his defensive skills scoring two points from a
Ajay Kumar powers through Bengal defence to seal the game
The Bulls started the second half with just three players on the mat and the Warriors played risk-free game forcing Ajay Kumar into a do-or-die raid and cashed in on the opportunity by successfully blocking Kumar. The first all-out of the match was on the cards and that happened when Harish Naik was pinned down on the mat as the away side led 16-15 for the first time in the game. However, the match turned on its head when four Bengal players failed to stop Ajay
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