Sheykh Guides Dabang Delhi to 48-35 Win Over Jaipur Pink Panther
Meraj Sheykh put in a fine show to guide Dabang Delhi to a convincing 48-35 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers in a Pro Kabaddi League match here Friday, 30 November.
It was a solid performance from Delhi as Meraj Sheykh (15 points), Naveen Kumar, (9 points) and Chandran Ranjit (9 points) combined to score 33 points.
Jaipur Pink Panthers never recovered from a slow start and just couldn't handle the intensity of Delhi's performance.
Deepak Hooda produced a terrific raiding performance and scored 20 points but his effort went in vain as he just didn't get enough support.
The hosts then switched gears with Sheykh producing another super raid in the 11th minute to help Delhi led 15-7 after inflicting an all out.
Three minutes later, Dabang Delhi inflicted another all out to grab a 25-8 advantage.
Sheykh got a super 10 in the first half as Dabang Delhi enjoyed a 19-point gap and led 29-10 at the break. Delhi began the second half with a bang, inflicting another all out in the 23rd minute to lead 33-11.
Ravinder Pahal and Joginder Narwal marshalled the Delhi defence brilliantly and didn't let any Jaipur raider settle throughout the match. Pink Panthers' captain Anup Kumar too had a quiet match by his standards.
The visitors salvaged some pride in the second half, scoring 10 points in the first 10 minutes but still trailed 18-36.
Chandran got a two-point raid in the 36th minute to thwart any hope Jaipur had of a comeback even as Deepak kept picking raid points, including a super raid in the 40th minute.