UP Yod­dha edge out Haryana Steel­ers 30-29 in PKL

The Northlines - - SPORTS - New Delhi, Dec 07

UP Yod­dha pro­duced a su­perb all-round dis­play to eke out a thrilling 30-29 win over Haryana Steel­ers in an en­counter of the In­ter Zone Chal­lenge Week at the Pro Kabaddi Sea­son 6 here Thurs­day.

Shrikant Jad­hav and Prah­sant Rai scored 8 points each to lead Yod­dha to vic­tory at the Thya­garaj Sports Com­plex here. Monu Goyat scored 11 points, while Vikash Khan­dola con­trib­uted with 7 points but it wasn’t enough as Haryana Steel­ers failed to qual­ify for the play­offs.

Haryana Steel­ers made a strong start and led for the ma­jor­ity of the first half. But Shrikant got three points for UP Yod­dha with a su­per raid as UP Yod­dha trailed 5-7.

A su­per raid by Vikas helped Haryana to dou­ble their lead at 12-6 be­fore they en­tered the first half with a 15-12 ad­van­tage.

Monu kept Haryana ahead at 19-18 with an­other su­per raid be­fore Pras­anth Ku­mar Rai equalised at 21-21. Soon UP had a 28-26 lead with just three min­utes re­main­ing in the match. In the end, Naveen failed to win a raid point as UP Yod­dha com­pleted a come­from-be­hind win.

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