Ring side view: Bengaluru Bulls vs Bengal Warriors In Mumbai : 24-23

Image Courtesy @PKL Media

Image Courtesy @PKL Media

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A superb show by Surender Nada and Rohit Kumar gave Bengaluru Bulls a superb win that led to a stupendous 1 point win against Bengal Warriors after trailing 11-10 at the break.

After a tense five minutes initially in the second half Bengal Warriors were well paced at 22-15 but a blunder by their otherwise safe bet Nilesh Shinde, literally brought their rivals back in the match.

Bengal Warriors managed to come close to 23-22 when Rohit Kumar back from the success in the previous season again swung the match with a two-point raid.
The first half swung like a pendulum as neither team let the other run away with the match. The home team took an early 3-point lead through Monu Goyat and Defense to the delight of the crowd. However, Bengaluru Bulls reduced their deficit to just 1 point (4-3) in the 9th minute playing well on the do or die raids.

The teams trooped off for the break with Bengal Warriors leading 11-10.

The Defensive Derby as the meeting was branded started on a sedate note with barely eight points on board by the 13th minute with the visitors leading 5-4. The teams were tense with nobody venturing to attack. It was a cat and mouse game but the way Bengaluru Bulls played and won shows the confidence they had in their abilities. They kept pace with their rivals who were obviously circumspect.

But Surender Nada did a good job of guiding the flock by calming their nerves.

Even Jang Kun Lee who came on as a substitute and made a super raid could not prevent Bengal from losing.

Bengal warriors have themselves to blame after leading for 65% of the time and to lose it on such a low margin.

Messy Fractals’s ringside view takes a closer look at the strategies used by players in the match.





Quarter Time View

We have divided 40 minutes of play time into 4 to look at which quarter belonged to whom.

Time (min) 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 Final Score
Bengaluru Bulls 4 10 15 24 24
Bengal Warriors 4 11 15 23 23

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Bengaluru Bulls Bengal Warriors
Best Field Time Surender Nada Girish Maruti Ernak
Worst Field Time Deepak Kumar Dahiya Ravi Kumar

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Rohit Kumar Bengaluru Bulls
Inspiring Defender of the Match Surender Nada Bengaluru Bulls
Marathon Man on the Mat Surender Nada Bengaluru Bulls
Moment of the Match Jang Kun Lee Bengal Warriors

*Raider of the Match=Player who scored the maximum raid points,
Inspiring Defender of the Match= Player who scored the maximum tackle points,
Marathon Man on the Mat= Player who has spent the maximum time on the mat.

Bengaluru Bulls Raid Analysis

Bengal Warriors Raid Analysis


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