UP Yoddha were coming from an embarrassing loss to the three-time champions Patna Pirates and were also incredibly pressurized to clinch the victory for the same. The Bulls, after putting up a great show, were unfortunate enough to close called match to the Haryana Steelers at the Pro Kabaddi League.
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Sumit Singh, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Aman, Saurabh Nandal
UP Yoddha: Monu Goyat, Shrikant Jadhav, Surender Gill, Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar, Amit, Sumit
Bengaluru Bulls won the toss and chose the court.
Monu, the costliest player in the history of the league, went for the first raid and was also instantly sent off the court by the high flyer, Pawan. Rohit, Bangalore Capital Cool, brought up with a quick bonus for his squad.
Opening the account for the Yoddhas, Shrikant scored. Pawan fetched another point in the tackle where he even dropped his hidden all-round bomb on the opponents at very inception. A smoldering Pawan started in a great fashion, which pitches points in both the defense and offense.
As the second half commenced, there was not much to sperate the two teams. Both struggled to score, but the UP Yoddha outran the opponents. Pawan, giving his usual best, strived for his squad, but they even failed to provide him much help and support.
A review that was claimed by the Pawwan in the 35th minute of the encounter was deemed successful by the referees, which despite being in their favor, did not help the Bulls to a much extent. For the Yoddhas, Nishat, Shrikant, and Monu worked tirelessly and thus helped the team clinch the victory with the score of 35-33.