Ultimate Kho Kho | Odisha juggernauts end Chennai Quick Guns' winning run

Ultimate Kho Kho | Odisha juggernauts end Chennai Quick Guns' winning run

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Odisha juggernauts ended Chennai Quick Guns’ impressive winning run with a 10-point victory in the Ultimate Kho Kho at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, on Wednesday. It was a third successive win for Odisha Juggernauts, and with this win they entered the top-2 in the points table.

Nilesh Jadhav scored 15 points for Odisha Juggernauts which included five brilliant dives, skipper Milind Chavarekar and Suraj Lande supported him well with nine and eight points respectively. For Chennai Quick Guns, P Narasayya and Manoj Patil struck eight points each. With Gowtham MK and Jagannatha Murmu securing dream runs by defending for 2.33 minutes and 2.59 minutes respectively, Odisha Juggernauts didn’t allow Chennai Quick Guns to score easy points and restrict them at 19-4 lead in the first seven minutes.

Chennai Quick Guns came into the match after three back-to-back wins. Despite in-form Ramji Kashyap presenting some challenges in the defense with his stay of 2.23 minutes, Odisha Juggernauts responded well to level the scores within the first five minutes of the second turn before they ended the first innings with 28-19 lead.

All-rounder Subhasis Santra claimed four bonus points for Odisha Juggernauts with his stay of 3.04 minutes as Chennai Quick Guns could manage to get only a narrow five-point lead with 37-32 at the end of the third turn. Odisha Juggernauts added 19 more points to their tally in the final turn to end the game comfortably with 51-41 score  

Later tonight, Mumbai Khiladis will take on Rajasthan Warriors in the second match of the day. On Thursday, Odisha Juggernauts will clash with Rajasthan Warriors while Gujarat Giants will take on Telugu Yoddhas. Season 1 of India’s first-ever franchise-based league has been featuring six franchises—Chennai Quick Guns, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Khiladis, Odisha Juggernauts, Rajasthan Warriors, and Telugu Yoddhas.

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