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Narwal stars in Pink Panthers’ big win

Dabang Delhi had no answers to Rajesh Narwal (centre) raids and was routed.   | Photo Credit: K.V.S. Giri

Spurred by Rajesh Narwal’s 16 points, Jaipur Pink Panthers drubbed Dabang Delhi KC 51-26 in the fourth season of the STAR Sports ProKabaddi league at the Gachibowli indoor stadium here on Wednesday night. The winner became the first team to breach the 50 point mark. At the breather, it was comfortably ahead 26-11.

With this win, the third of the season, the Panthers topped the table with 20 points from six matches against Delhi’s nine from five, leaving it stuck at seventh position. An all out with barely 11 minutes gone saw Jaipur go up 12-4 and through the same tactic advance to 23-8.

Delhi did well to despatch Jasvir Singh to the bench a minute after play resumed but its defence was no match for that of the Panthers, who forced two super tackles to surge ahead 33-19. Narwal was adjudged best raider, Amit Hooda, also of the Panthers the best defender and Jasvir Singh, the TVS Type moment of the match winner.

In the second match of the night, Telugu Titans overcame U Mumba 35-30. The home side won by five points when the curtains came down on the Hyderabad leg.

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