HYDERABAD: Jaipur Pink Panthers put up clinical performance to defeat UP Yoddhas 42-29 in the Kabaddi Pro League here Saturday.
Arjun Deshwal became the Pink Panthers’ all-time leading player with 19 points in the game.
Deshwal and Rahul Chaudhari picked up raid points as Jaipur Pink Panthers took a 4-0 lead in the 4th minute.
The Panthers attacked Rohit Tomar soon after and reduced the Yoddhas to just two members on the mat. Moments later, the Panthers tackled Surender Gill and forced an all-out to take a massive 10-3 lead.
Jaipur’s defense, led by Ankush, continued to shine as the Pink Panthers reached a game stronghold at 13-3 in the 10th minute.
Pardeep Narwal put in some fantastic raids but Deshwal continued to pick up raid points on the other side to help Jaipur stay ahead at 14-7.
Tomar tried to build momentum towards the Yoddhas but Reza Mirbagheri held on for the Panthers as they increased their lead to 18-8 in the 17th minute.
Tomar struggled to break through his opponent’s defense which put the Jaipur side leading 22-10 late in the first half.
The Pink Panthers continued their momentum and inflicted an all-out in the first minutes of the second half. Jaipur’s defense proved too strong for the Yoddhas as they failed to raid consistently.
Later, Narwal pulled off some magnificent raids, but the Yoddhas were too far behind the Pink Panthers at 16-32 in the 30th minute.

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