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Bengal stun Bengaluru in PKL clash

IANS  |  Pune 

staged a remarkable comeback to stun Zone B leaders 44-37 in an exciting Pro League clash here on Thursday.

This was only the third defeat of the season for Bengaluru.

In a contest of contrasting halves, Bengaluru dominated the first period and opened up a comfortable 19-12 lead by half-time.

But Bengal made a strong comeback to draw level at 21-21 early in the second-half.

They then took a two-point lead before Bengaluru levelled at 23-23.

But Bengal earned an all-out soon after to regain the lead.

The lead soon swelled to 10 points as Bengal started to dominate.

Bengaluru tried hard to make a comeback with star raiders skipper and picking up several points.

But Bengal maintained their grip on the proceedings and clinched a decisive victory.

Earlier in the evening, Fortunegiants came up with a power packed performance to overpower local favourites 45-20.

It was a neck-and-neck battle until the middle of the first-half.

But some successful tackles by the defence put Pune under pressure.

The Pune defence also gave away a couple of easy points.

Gujarat's pulled off two consecutive successful raids, the second a two-point one as Pune suffered an all-out.

maintained the upper hand and took a comfortable 20-11 lead into the break.

Gujarat continued to dominate in the second-half and inflicted another all-out on Pune to clinch a comprehensive victory.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 22:50 IST
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