PKL 2018: Bengaluru Bulls thrash Jaipur Pink Panthers to enter play-offs
Bengaluru Bulls increased their pace in the last five minutes of the first half with Sehrawat picking raid points at will, leading the team to victory
Bengaluru Bulls thrashed Jaipur Pink Panthers 40-32 to storm into the play-offs with a top finish in Zone B of the Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday (December 27).
Bengaluru will now face Gujarat Fortune giants in the Qualifier 1 of the season six in Kochi on December 31.
Pawan Sehrawat made his 11th Super 10 this season with 16 raid points to jump to the top of the raiders leader-board with 236 points, three ahead of Pardeep Narwal of Patna Pirates.
Amit Sheoran stood tall in the defence with four tackle points from five attempts. Sehrawat found good support from his captain Rohit Kumar, who made five raid points as Bengaluru Bulls executed two all outs to seal an easy win.
Sumit Singh picked up a two-point raid to get Bengaluru Bulls going as they led 3-1 after two minutes.
Bengaluru Bulls increased its pace in the last five minutes of the first half with Sehrawat picking raid points at will.
In the 19th minute, the Bulls inflicted an all out to lead 19-14 but Panthers scored two quick points in the 20th minute to end the first half strongly. At the end of the first half, Bengaluru Bulls led 19-16.
The Bulls started the second half strongly with Rohit Kumar producing a super raid in the 27th to lead 25-18.
Jaipur forced an all out in the next minute to reduce the deficit to just five points. With only over five minutes to go, Sehrawat picked up a two-point raid to give Bengaluru Bulls a 29-24 lead.
Bengaluru Bulls then inflicted a second all out in the 37th minute to ensure their victory.