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Haryana Hammers beat Delhi Sultans for second win in PWL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

bronze medallist Sun Yanan of steered last year's finalists Hammers to a comfortable 5-2 victory over Sultans in the Pro League 3 here today. Yanan, taking on Maroi Mezien of Tunisia, was at her dominating best as she sealed the contest 11-2 even before the last bout was fought.

This is Haryana's second consective win of the season. Sumit picked a hard-fought 4-2 win in the last bout of the day over his compatriot Hitender to make it 5-2 in the favour of the Hammers. With the scores levelled 2-2, Khetik Tsavalov of sent ahead by eking out a convincing 10-0 victory over young Indian in the 74-kg competition. Vinod, who replaced an injured Sushil Kumar in the line- up, could not mount a serious challenge to his much fancied rival and went down meekly. Earlier in the day, blocked gold medallist after winning the toss; used their card to keep Egypt's World champion Haji Aliev of put on the front-foot straightaway, beating India's Harphool 11-4 in the 65-kg competition. Harphool got off a brilliant start, opening up a healthy 4-2 lead straight-away. But the bronze winner Haji bounced back to finish the opening period 6-2. Haji maintained the momentum in the second period as well and scored five points to win the contest 11-4. bounced back in the second encounter as Sarita beat Monia in the 62-kg competition Delhi's then played with elan to beat Indias 15-0 by technical superiority in the 92-kg event to help his team retain the lead. bronze medalist came into the bout as a strong favourite and lived up to the mantle, dominating his opponent completely to clinch the contest. of USA made it 2-2 for the Hammers after she registered a 6-6 victory by pinfall against 2017 Commonwealth Championship's silver medalist Sangeeta Phoghat. The World and Olympic champion Helen was trailing 2-6 at one stage but she overpowered her opponent, rolled her over twice and then pinned her to the mat to bring back into the seven-bout tie.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:00 IST