Jaipur: Maninder Singh produced a masterclass as the Bengal Warriors defeated Bengaluru Bulls in the 1000th Pro Kabaddi League match on Monday. Maninder scored 9 points, meanwhile, defender Shubham Shinde scored 7 tackle points. Bharat was the lone performer for the Bulls with 10 points on the night.
Bharat picked up a few raid points as the Bulls took the lead at 5-2 in the 5th minute. Maninder Singh pulled off a double-point raid to take out Bharat and Surjeet Singh, but the Bulls still held the lead at 9-7 in the 12th minute. However, defenders Shubham Shinde and Jaskirat Singh picked up tackle points as the Warriors levelled the scores at 11-11 in the 16th minute.
Moments later, Nitin Kumar took out Saurabh Nandal and Neeraj Narwal to help the Warriors inflict an ALL OUT and take a decent lead at 15-11. Shubham Shinde and Maninder Singh continued to shine in the defence and raiding departments as the Warriors went into the break leading at 19-12.
Bharat effected a raid and Surjeet Singh tackled Maninder Singh in the opening minutes of the second half, but the Warriors still held the lead at 19-16. However, the Bulls inflicted an ALL OUT and inched ahead at 21-20 in the 28th minute. But Shubham Shinde tackled Bharat and kept the Warriors in the game at 23-24 in the 31st minute.
The Warriors rode on the momentum and carried out an ALL OUT to take a decent lead at 32-27 in the 37th minute. Maninder Singh pulled off another double-point raid late in the game as the Warriors closed out a clinical victory.