After defeating Bengaluru Bulls at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex on Friday, Jaipur Pink Panthers are just one step away from reaching the top-six in the points table. The Season 1 champions are currently resting at the seventh spot of the table with 57 points. They have played 21 matches this season and have lost 10 matches. They lost in nine games while two games ended in a draw. Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, have already qualified for the playoffs and despite their defeat are resting the fifth spot of the points table. Upcoming matches are must-wins for Jaipur Pink Panthers to move above the points table.
Deepak Narwal was the star man for Jaipur Pink Panthers and helped them win the match against Bengaluru Bulls by 41-34. Jaipur’s best raider scored 16 raid points and was beautifully supported by his fellow raider and teammate Nilesh Salunke, who scored 9 raid points. In the match, Bengaluru’s Pawan Sehrawat once again secured yet another Super 10, but it was not enough to secure a win for his team. Bengaluru lacked in defence and couldn’t match Jaipur that night. Jaipur was dominating the match from the start and they successfully tackled their star raider Pawan twice in the early minutes to open up a three-point lead.
Despite the absence of their captain and lead raider Deepak Niwas Hooda, Panthers were able to defeat the Bulls only by relying on the skills of Deepak Narwal and Nilesh Salunke. Similarly, Bengaluru's captain Rohit Kumar once again missed the match due to his injury. In the penultimate minute of the game, Sandeep successfully tackled Pawan to give Panthers a two-point lead. The defence held firm in the final minute as Jaipur clinched an All-Out and an important victory.