The Jaipur-based franchise suffered its third successive loss of the campaign. Mahesh Goud and Maninder Singh took care of the raiding department for Bengal while Ran Singh and the captain Surjeet Singh had a great match in the defence. Deepak Niwas Hooda’s efforts went in vain as Bengal moved to the top in Zone B.
Deepak Hooda got a running hand touch on Mahesh Goud in the 2nd minute to initiate the points for the match. Mahesh Goud delivered a ‘Super raid’ in the 7th minute. He was initially given out by the officials, but took a great review to collect three points for the winner. A strong dash on Anup Kumar by Surjeet made the scoreline 9-3 in favour of Bengal. This led to the first collapse of the day for Jaipur as it was all-out by Maninder in the 11th minute.
The second half started with many empty raids as Anup tried to force Bengal into raiding in ‘Do-or-Die raids’ and was successful in it. JPP got Jang Kun Lee in the 23rd minute to reduce the gap to 14-18. But the next raid saw Vijin Thangadurai and Adarsh dish out a great ‘Super tackle’ on Deepak Hooda. Surjeet then inflicted another ‘Super tackle’ on Ajinkya Pawar in the 24th minute to increase the gap.
The game went completely out of Jaipur’s hands with Maninder’s ‘Super raid’, which forced Anup, Sunil and Sandeep Dhull out of the court. Mohit Chhillar tried to make something out of nothing with his ‘Super Tackle’ on Maninder Singh, which was a double ankle hold. It didn’t help JPP much as it conceded another all-out in the 32nd minute, with Ran Singh making a great block on Ajit Singh.
The game continued to sway towards Bengal as Ran Singh and Surjeet continued to rack up tackle points while Jang Kun Lee picked up crucial raid points and also slowed down the game simultaneously.