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The stunner of defending champions Bengaluru Bulls Pawan Sehrawat shined for his team one more time in the toughest week of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 on Monday. In the very first eliminator battle of PKL playoffs, Bengaluru Bulls narrowly edged out strong opponents UP Yoddha with a close margin of 48-45 at EKA Arena Stadium, Ahemdabad. The record-breaking raider of this season Pawan Sehrawat singlehandedly scored 20 raid points for his team’s most important win in the eliminator round.

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At the beginning of the game, it was the UP side who dominated a lead first as star player Shrikant Jadhav successfully scored some crucial raid points for his team. But the moment when Pawan Sehrawat came on the mat to score, whole team of UP Yoddha got awestruck as Sehrawat was at his best form in the game. He was playing with no mercy. However, the strong defensive unit of UP Yoddha led by Nitish Kumar sent the vital cog of Bulls Pawan Sehrawat off the mat and easily enforced the first All-Out of the night at 8th minute. As a result, the first half ended with a 20-17 lead in the favour of UP Yoddha.

In the second half, Bulls took control of the game completely in their hands as Pawan produced some important raids to clinch an All-Out on UP Yoddha in the dying minutes of the match. In this way both the teams leveled up the scores at the end of the eve which pushed the point to extra time. In the nail-biting extra time, Rishank Devadiga directly targeted Pawan Sehrawat and sent him to the bench but Sumit Singh’s strong performance brought the superstar back. After this, just one terrific move of Pawan Sehrawat was enough for Bulls to get into the semifinals.

Here’s see the match highlights of the worth-watching playoff battle between Bengaluru Bulls and UP Yoddha at Pro Kabaddi League 2019:

With this hard-fought win, Bengaluru Bulls have now set up their meeting with Joginder Singh Narwal-led Dabang Delhi K.C on Wednesday at Eka Arena Stadium, Ahemdabad. The upcoming match between table-toppers Dabang Delhi K.C and reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls is going to be a war of stars between Naveen Express and Pawan Sehrawat.

It will be interesting to see which team will secure its berth in the final showdown. When on one side Bulls are looking forward to repeat the history itself by winning the second straight title of Pro Kabaddi League this year, Delhi on the other, hoping to create the history by clinching maiden trophy of PKL 2019.

Meanwhile, in the second eliminator of the day, Mumba boys cruised past the powerful contenders Haryana Steelers with a comfortable margin of 46-38 at Eka Arena Stadium on Monday. All thanks to the star raider Abhishek Singh who scored 12 raid points for his team in the most important match.

 

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