PKL-5 : Jaipur defeat Delhi

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Ranchi, Sep 17 (IANS)  In a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) contest, a terrific all-round performance by Jaipur Pink Panthers saw them thrash Dabang Delhi 36-25 , on Sunday.

Nitin Rawal and Pawan Kumar combined to score 12 raid points while Manjeet Chhillar and Sidharth scored nine tackle points for Jaipur. 

It was a disappointing performance by Delhi as they were second best for majority of the match. Abolfazl scored six raid points for Delhi.

Jaipur remain fifth in the Zone A table with 36 points from 11 matches. Delhi remain rooted bottom of the table with 28 points from 11 matches. 

Pawan scored with a two-point raid in the second minute to give Jaipur 3-0 lead. Abolfazl opened Delhi's account in the third minute. Jaipur led 5-3 after five minutes and looked like the better side. 

Delhi scored a tackle point in the 10th minute to level the game at 6-6. The next few minutes saw both teams exchange raid and tackle points as it was 7-7 in the 13th minute. 

Jaipur inflicted an all out in the 15th minute to lead 14-8. Delhi were looking a bit hapless as Jaipur went into the break leading 18-9. 

Delhi began the second half in the worst possible fashion as they suffered another all out in the 24th minute to trail 12-24. Captain Meraj Sheykh was having an off day for Delhi as they struggled to get raid points on the board. 

Afterwards, it was a matter of consolidating the lead for Jaipur as they coasted to the handsome win.

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