A combined 15 raid points by Rishank and Shrikant along with Nitesh Kumar who collected 6 tackle points for UP Yoddha
UP Yoddha produced a fantastic team performance to beat Bengal Warriors 41-25 and secured a place in the playoffs of the Pro Kabaddi League in Kolkata on Thursday. The duo Rishank Devadiga and Shrikant Jadhav combined superbly and scored 15 raid points altogether for the Yoddhas. Nitesh Kumar was also rock solid in defense and collected important 6 tackle points. It was a nightmare for Bengal Warriors as none of their big guns fired and they ended their home leg with a defeat, they lacked pace and power as well and were lacking behind since the start of the match
For the first seven minutes of the match, it was a close affair as both teams were level on 7 points apiece. UP Yoddha inflicted an all-out in the 11th minute to lead 14-8. With Maninder Singh and Jang Kun Lee struggling to get raid points, it was an uphill struggle for Bengal Warriors to score points. At the end of the first half UP, Yoddha led 19-11.performance
Bengal Warriors started the second half aggressively and they forced a super tackle in the 24th minute as they trailed 16-22. But UP Yoddha had some other plans and they inflicted another all out in the 25th minute to lead 27-14. UP Yoddha went on a momentous run in the next 10 minutes as they scored 13 points while the Warriors could pick just four points. As the momentum was with UP Yoddha, In the 34th minute, Bengal suffered another all out as their loss was confirmed.