PVL | Bengaluru Torpedoes fights back brilliantly to upend Ahmedabad Defenders

Updated - March 12, 2024 10:49 pm IST

Published - March 12, 2024 09:58 pm IST - CHENNAI

Mujeeb of Bengaluru Torpedoes smashes one past the Ahmedabad Defenders in the Prime Volleyball League at Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Mujeeb of Bengaluru Torpedoes smashes one past the Ahmedabad Defenders in the Prime Volleyball League at Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. | Photo Credit: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

As attacker Angamuthu’s spike went past the baseline in the fifth and deciding set, the Bengaluru Torpedoes team erupted in delight. For, it was a magnificent triumph as the Torpedoes fought back valiantly from two sets down to script a 14-16, 7-15, 16-14, 15-9, 15-13 win over the defending champion Ahmedabad Defenders in a Prime Volleyball League Super 5 match here on Tuesday.

After the defeat to Delhi Toofans the other day, it was important for Bengaluru to win and stay alive in the Super 5.

In fact, the win was engineered by its star player T. R. Sethu, who produced some telling smashes when his team need them the most, and blocker P. V. Jishnu.

In the fifth set, when Ahmedabad went ahead 11-9, Bengaluru opted for a ‘Super Point’ and won it through a good block to equalise.

Jishnu of Bengaluru Torpedoes was in excellent form against the Ahmedabad Defenders in the Prime Volleyball League at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Jishnu of Bengaluru Torpedoes was in excellent form against the Ahmedabad Defenders in the Prime Volleyball League at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. | Photo Credit: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

With attacker Nandhagopal going great guns for the Defenders, it looked difficult for the Torpedoes at this stage. With the scores at 13-13, Sethu pulled off a brilliant point with a neatly executed smash before Angamuthu, who was largely consistent throughout the contest, faltered.

Ahmedabad routed Bengaluru in the first two sets as setter Muthusamy Appavu set it up wonderfully for attackers Nandha and Max Senica. Ilya Burau and Shikhar Singh did well to neutralise the attack of Sethu.

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