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PKL: Haryana Steelers topples Bengaluru Bulls
Raider Vikash Khandola starred yet again with 12 points as Haryana Steelers registered its second consecutive win, beating Bengaluru Bulls 33-30 in a thrilling match of the Pro Kabaddi League season seven here Sunday.
Vikash started on a positive note for the Steelers, scoring a point off his very first raid. Bulls initially took the lead, but Vikash removed main man Pawan Sehrawat out of the equation during a Do-or-Die raid.
In the very next minute, Steelers captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan tackled Mohit Sehrawat and got the Steelers within reach of the Bulls.
Pawan who has been in great form during this season for Bengaluru was kept in check by the defenders of Haryana. Its captain Rohit Kumar was coming up with successful raids to keep the scoreboard ticking for the Bulls.
Towards the end of the first period Haryana closed in on the gap with successful tackles and raids. Bulls was All-Out for the first time in the match during the last play of the first-half.
It was one of the best comebacks by Steelers this season with Vikash also reaching a personal milestone of 200 successful raids. The Bulls was now just a point away for Steelers at the end of the first period at 17-16. At the start of the second-half, defender Vikas Kale did his job to perfection as Steelers took the lead. Both teams were neck and neck but Vikash ensured Steelers walked away with five points.