PKL 2019 semi-finals took place on Wednesday, October 16 at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad. Dabang Delhi KC defeated Bengaluru Bulls in the semi-final 1 (44-38), while Bengal Warriors triumphed over U Mumba (35-37) in the semi-final 2. This will be Dabang Delhi KC's maiden appearance in a PKL final. Both teams were also the table-toppers for PKL 2019. The final is scheduled for EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad.
#DELvBLR and #KOLvMUM lived up to expectations as we witnessed two breathtaking encounters on the mat tonight!— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 16, 2019
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Bengaluru Bulls had made it to the semi-finals after a 48-45 tie-breaker against UP Yoddha. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, who had single-handedly led his team to the semi-finals, tried his best to overtake Dabang Delhi KC. Bengaluru Bulls had a weak defence in the first half, earning only two points after Saurabh Nandal's Super Tackle. On the other hand, Dabang Delhi KC delivered on both sides, scoring 15 tackle points and 23 raid points. Bengaluru Bulls scored 28 raid points, but only six tackle points.
Despite U Mumba's massive comeback in the second half, Bengal Warriors won the game with a two-point lead. Even though U Mumba scored raid more points, the raiders were self-out four times during the first half. U Mumba had a total of 23 raid points and eight tackle points compared to Bengal Warriors' 18 raid points and ten tackle points. Bengal Warriors' defence came through, taking points when necessary.