Haryana Steelers faced off Bengal Warriors in the final clash of the triple header in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) on October 8, Saturday at Shree Krantiveera Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. It was the Steelers who gained the initial point on the back of a stupendous tackle from right cover Mohit against raider Maninder Singh from Bengal.
Soon after that, the Steelers gained an early lead of 4-1 and looked on course to vindicate it further. The first ten minutes turned out to be a thrilling one as the Warriors produced a stunning defence to make a comeback despite losing the momentum early to concede the lead.
With regards to the first half, post ten minutes, Manjeet, the Steelers’ star raider, grabbed yet another stunner when he got Shubham Shinde with a perfect stretch. The team based in Haryana, who made the perfect use of every opportunity, took lead by earning four more points to their name. However, Girish Ernak, the defence star from the Warriors, brought his team back into the contest and helped his team take a 13-12 lead at halftime.
Haryana Steelers emerge victorious
However, it was all about the Steelers in the second half as they made a stunning comeback into the game and clinched a win from the jaws of defeat. Commenting on the second half, Nitin Rawal, the trusted raider, provided the team with a great start.
Halfway through the second half, Manjeet scored two raid points in quick succession and spun the match in favour of the steelers. The raider turned out to be the star of the night as he bagged a Super 10 to his name and helped the Steelers take a 31-24 lead in no time.
The leading team further banked on their skills and kept inching closer to a game that would have gone away from them. Warriors, on the other hand, were sweating it hard to find all ways possible to make a comeback into the game.
However, the Steelers, who held the fort in the end, emerged victorious with a scoreline of 41-33 in Match 6 of the PKL. The team made a stunning comeback to clinch the win after trailing in the first half.