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Oct. 18th – Lahore Lions Vs. United Singhs – World Kabaddi League – Day 28

United Singhs outclass Lahore Lions with record difference in Wave World Kabaddi League at 76-38

 
 
 
 
Lahore Lions Vs. United Singhs

– Man of the Match & Best Stopper: Sandeep Singh Sandhu (12 stops, United Singhs)
– Best Raider: Gagandeep Nagra (18 raids, United Singhs): Shafiq Ahmad Chisti

Jalandhar, October 18: United Singhs scored the biggest win of the Wave World Kabaddi League as they trounced Lahore Lions 76-38 in the second match of the day in Jalandhar. Lahore, who were playing after a long gap, seemed totally out of rhythm and form.

For United, the win carried them to the joint second place alongside California Eagles, who had won their match earlier in the evening against Yo Yo Tigers 68-48 as both matches ended in one-sided verdicts on Saturday.

United’s skipper and top stopper Sandeep Singh Sandhu was in exceptional form as he executed 12 successful stops, a rare feat indeed in this format, where Raiders are usually more successful.

Lahore Lions were under pressure in offence and defence, even though their raider Shafiq Ahmad Chisti waged a lone battle.

The first quarter witnessed excellent stops by United Singhs stopper Sandeep Singh and Jagtar Singh. In comparison Lahore Lions stopper Mohammad Aslam Dogar earned one stop point for his team. Aggressive raids by United Singhs’ Gagandeep Nagra (4) and Lovepreet Singh (3) gave them an edge over their opponents. Singhs closed the quarter at 17-13.

Into the second quarter Lahore Lions made futile attempts to make a comeback. Unstoppable Gagandeep Nagra and Navpreet Kumar had five successful raids each for United Singhs, whose Sandeep Sandhu led from the front with four stops. Lahore’s Shafiq and Mohammad Khan won three and two raids respectively but United cruised ahead 37-22.

In the third session Sandeep Sandhu (5 stops) took his team to a comfortable position. United Singhs raiders Gagandeep Nagra and Navpreet Kumar with four successful raids by each further pushed their team to winning position as the score moved to 57-30 for United.

The final quarter was again dominated by United Singhs despite their captain Sandeep Singh getting injured early in the quarter. But United Singhs did not relent and established a record margin in the score line at the Wave World Kabaddi League winning 76-38 for a record difference of 38 points


Oct. 17th – Punjab Thunder Vs. Royal Kings USA – World Kabaddi League – Day 27

Punjab Thunder outscore Royal Kings USA with a score of 57-46 at the WAVE World Kabaddi League on Oct. 17th 2014 – Day 27.

 
 
 
 

– Man of the Match: Yadwinder Singh Surakhpur (10 stops, Punjab Thunders)
– Best Stopper: Yadwinder Singh Surakhpur (10stops, Punjab Thunders)
– Best raider & Sonalika Power Raid of the Day: Gurlala Ganaur (16 raids, Royal Kings USA)

Jalandhar, October 17: Punjab Thunders showcased their strong potential once again by thrashing Royal Kings USA for the third time in the Wave World Kabaddi League match on Friday in Jalandhar. Raiders and stoppers of both the teams were seen competing very hard to achieve win.

Royal Kings USA won the toss and begun the 1st quarter with the successful raid point. Stop line of Royal Kings USA was in action from the beginning, stopper Harvinder Singh(1), Yadwinder Singh(2) and Jaskaran(1) failed the opponents’ raids and earned points for the team. On the other hand Punjab Thunder tried hard to make the score neck to neck, stopper Sukhmanjeet Singh(1) and Yadwinder Singh(1) earned excellent stop points for the team. Raider Sarbjeet Singh(3) and Talwinder Singh(2) of Punjab Thunders gave a tough competition to Royal Kings USA’s stop line. But Daljeet(3), Kamaljeet Singh(3) made powerful raids and took the lead by 2 points at the edge of Royal Kings USA with the score line 12-14.

The interest and excitement were continued in the 2nd quarter as the raiders and stoppers of both the teams Royal Kings USA and Punjab Thunders were seen struggling to gain the lead with their hard efforts. Technical moves by Gurlal Singh and Balram Singh of Royal Kings USA earned crucial points for their team through 5 & 3 raids respectively, while Talwinder Singh and Sarabjit Singh Nikku of Punjab Thunders were also in fiery mode gaining points for their team through power packed raids. Strong stop line of Royal Kings USA proved beneficial for them as they ended the quarter with the lead of 1. The final score at the end of 2nd quarter was Royal Kings USA 27 & Punjab Thunders 26.

3rd quarter witnessed some tough tassel between Royal Kings USA and Punjab Thunder in race to take the lead at their edge. Stop line of Punjab Thunder made a powerful comeback, Yadwinder Singh(4), Lakhveer Singh Lakha(2) earned wonderful stop points for their team. On the other hand Royal kings USA tried hard to kept the lead by their side, stopper Yadwinder Singh(2), Harwinder Singh(2) and Jaskaran Singh(1), failed the Punjab Thunder’s raiders and earned points for the team. But raider Talwinder Singh(5) and Gurpreet Singh(4) showed the excellent performance and won the lead for Punjab Thunders by 3 points with the score line 40-37.

The last quarter of this very exciting match witnessed various jaw dropping action by the players of both team. Royal King started the quarter with high spirit by in the middle it losses the momentum which costed them a lot. Presenting a strong stop line star stopper of Punjab Thunders showcased wonderful Kabaddi by stopping the 4 and 3 raids respectively of Royal Kings USA. In the end the match team Royal Kings USA were seen under little pressure as their raider including captain Gurlal Singh tried very hard to reach the score, but the Punjab Thunders thrashed Royal Kings USA for the third time in Wave World Kabaddi League. The final score of match was Punjab Thunders 57 and Royal Kings 46.


Oct. 12th – Yo Yo Tigers Vs. Royal Kings USA – World Kabaddi League Day 26

In only the 2nd tie at Wave World Kabaddi Cup, Yo Yo Tigers and Royal Kings USA end with a 54-54 score. Both team played a hard fought entertaining match. Watch the full video link posted below.

 
 
 
 
Yo Yo Tigers Vs. Royal Kings USA

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Gursewak Singh (17 raids, Yo Yo Tigers)
– Best Stopper: Iqbal Singh Ruby (6 stops, Royal Kings USA)
– Sonalika Power Raid of the Day: Gurlal Singh (Royal King USA)

Bathinda, October 12: Yo Yo Tigers succeeded in a last-ditch effort with a fine stop and two other successful raids to tie with Royal Kings USA in the only Wave World Kabaddi League match on Sunday in Bathinda. The two teams were tied at 54-54, producing only the second tie of the Wave WKL in 51 matches.

The Royal Kings – Yo Yo Tigers clash was the second tie after the first between Khalsa Warriors and Punjab Thunder in Ludhiana five weeks ago, when they were locked 58-58.

With time running out, Yo Yo Tigers were two points behind at 51-53. But then Gursewak Singh Goldy went on a successful raid as he managed to slip back after being tested by Iqbal Singh Thiara. Immediately after Kulveer Singh Kaka of Yo Yo stopped Gurlal Singh and that tied the scores 53-53 before Manminder Singh Saran, one of the two most successful Raiders in Yo Yo squad pulled off a fine raid to give his team a slender lead at 54-53 and there was barely time for one more Raid for Royal Kings. Kamaljit, who had earlier made three successful raids for Royals in the last quarter went for the final charge and he pulled it off despite a great effort from Kulveer Singh, who had twice stopped Gurlal earlier in the session. That brought the score to 54-54 and the hooter went off, giving both teams one point each.

That brought Yo Yo Tigers’ tally to nine points with four wins and one tie, while Royals who are at the bottom of the table have five points with two wins and one tie.

Khalsa Warriors with 25 points from 12 wins and a tie are leading a big margin of 11 points over United Singhs and California Eagles, who have 14 each.

At the Hockey Stadium, Rajindra College, Yo Yo Tigers won the toss and started the game with a successful raid by Angrej Singh. A few of the raiders from either side benefitted from double touches. The defenders in Royal Kings USA squad had a good time with skipper Iqbal Singh Ruby earning two stops. For Yo Yo Kulveer Singh and Sohan Roorkee were the star defenders against the strong raids of Gurlal Singh and Bohar Singh of Royal King USA. By the end the of the quarter the teams were 13 -13.

In the second quarter Yo Yo defenders Jagdeep Kaka (3), Kulveer Singh (1), Sohan Roorkee (1) were the stars while their Raiders Gurusewak Singh (5), Manjobanjeet Singh (3) and Angrej Singh (2) also gave them good momentum. On the other hand Royal Kings had a tough time and they allowed Yo Yo to move 29-24 ahead.

The penultimate quarter saw Yo Yo keep Royal Kings USA at bay, but towards the end of the session the latter came back into their own to reduce the lead to just one point at 39-40 for Yo Yo. Stoppers Jaskaran and Harkirat Singh of Royal Kings USA were in good nick, as were stoppers Nirvail Singh, Sohan and Jagdeep Kaka for Yo Yo. The star Raiders for Yo Yo Tigers Gursewak Goldy and Satish Khatkar earned points five and two successful raid points.

Into the final session, there was a lot of excitement as Royal Kings made a great effort and moved ahead slightly only to see Yo Yo Tigers catch up right on closing time to finish the match at 54-54.


Oct. 11th – Khalsa Warriors Vs. Vancouver Lions – World Kabaddi League Day 25

Khalsa Warriors continued their march in the Wave World Kabaddi League with a 12th in 14 matches as they beat back a late challenge from Vancouver Lions 60-51 in the second match of Saturday in Bathinda.

 
 
 
 
Khalsa Warriors Vs. Vancouver Lions

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Manjot Singh Gill (19 raids, Khalsa Warriors)
– Best Stopper: Amanvir Singh (7 stops, Vancouver Lions)
– Sonalika Power Raider of the day: Sukhbir Singh Sukha (Khalsa Warriors)

Bhatinda, October 11: Khalsa Warriors continued their march in the Wave World Kabaddi League with a 12th in 14 matches as they beat back a late challenge from Vancouver Lions 60-51 in the second match of Saturday in Bathinda.

Khalsa Warriors, who suffered a rare, in fact their only loss in Mohali last week, won their second match in as many days as they took their points tally to 25 with 12 wins, one tie and one loss. Vancouver Lions, meanwhile, are in the lower half of the table with 10 points from 14 matches.

Khalsa Warriors, who have been way ahead of the pack right from the start, are now 11 points clear of second place United Singhs and California Eagles, who have 14 points each.

Warriors’ star raider Manjot Singh Gill (19 raids) helped his team beat Lions by a convincing margin of nine points in the 50th match of the Wave WKL.

Vancouver Lions won the toss and raider Gagandeep Sabrawa went for the first raid but lost the point to Khalsa Warriors’ star stopper Satnam Singh Sattu and that set the tone for the match. Khalsa’s Satnam (2 stops) along with Karamjeet Lasara (1), Satnam Chahal (1) and Lakhvinder Singh (1) ensured their defence was tight. To add to their might, Raiders Yuvraj Singh and Manjot Singh displayed some powerful raids and helped Khalsa Warriors take a 15-12 lead. For Vancouver Lions, Amanvir earned three valuable points through stops.

Into the second Quarter, Khasla Warriors maintained their domination, despite a fight from Vancouver Lions who even levelled the score at one stage. Sukhbir Singh and Sucha Singh led the raiders pack with their impressive four Raid points each for Vancouver.

However, Khalsa Warriors Raider Yugraj Singh with four successful raids helped his side go 33-24 ahead.

In the third quarter, Vancouver Lions did put up a creditable fight, but Khalsa Warriors with the help of Raiders Manjot Singh (5) and Jasmanpreet Raju (4) ensured their side stayed well ahead. On the other hand, Lions’ raiders Sukhbir Singh (4), Balwan Singh (3) and Gagandeep Singh (3) kept the match close. But Khalsa ensured a sizeable lead at 46-38.

In the final Quarter, Khalsa Warriors dominated once again. Despite Vancouver Lions star stopper Amanvir showing some successful stops his team could not match Khalsa Warriors, who eventually won 60-51.


Oct. 11th – United Singhs Vs. California Eagles – World Kabaddi League Day 25

United Singhs outplayed California Eagles 68-48 in the opening match of the second day of the Bathinda-leg of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 played at Hockey Stadium, Rajindra College on Saturday.

 
 
 
 
California Eagles Vs. United Singhs

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Gagandeep Nagra (17 raids)
– Best Stopper: Sandeep Singh Sandhu (7 stops)

Bhatinda, October 11: United Singhs outplayed California Eagles 68-48 in the opening match of the second day of the Bathinda-leg of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 played at Hockey Stadium, Rajindra College on Saturday. The win brought United Singhs on level with California Eagles at 14 points each, though United have played 12 matches as compared to 13 matches of the Eagles.

United Singhs’ star raider Gagandeep Nagra was in brilliant form with 17 raids while their stopper Sandeep Singh Sandhu had seven Stops and that helped United outplay Eagles by a huge margin of 20 points in the 49th match of the Wave WKL.

United Singh won the toss and earn the first raid point. With United Singhs’ stoppers showing good form as skipper Sandeep Singh Sandhu, Jagdish Singh and Jagtar Singh Jagga between them made six successful stops, United were off to a great start.

The Raiders from California Eagles were off-colour it seemed, though their stoppers Mikhail Jamaal Abdul Latif and Angrej Singh Punia did make a stop each. By the end of the first session, United with the additional help of Raider Gagandeep Nagra and Lovepreet Singh Sangha moved to 19-11 lead.

In the second Quarter, United Singhs continued their impressive teamwork as Gagandeep and Lovpreet Singh Sangha led the raiders with their successful three raids each and maintained the pressure on California Eagles. Stopper Sandeep, Baljit and Gurinder held the fort with one stop each. California Eagles did attempt a chase but failed to close in as only Baldev Singh earned five points through Raids. His teammate Sukhpal earned three points through successful raids. By the end of second quarter, United Singhs led 34-24.

In the third session, United Singhs’ Stoppers Sandeep (3), Baljeet (2) and Gurinder (1) were again in great form and put California Eagles under tremendous pressure and their Stoppers were unable to score a single point in the session.

By the start of the final quarter, United Singhs were 22 points ahead 55-33.

In the final quarter, United Singhs continued their dominance. Gagandeep, Lovepreet and Ravi carried forward their momentum and helped their complete a 68-48 win over California Eagles.


Oct. 10th – California Eagles Vs. Vancouver Lions – World Kabaddi League

California Eagles continued their winning streak as they beat Vancouver Lions 63-53 to notch up their seventh win in eight matches to move into sole second position after the 47th match of Wave World Kabaddi League in Bathinda.

 
 
 
 


– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Baldev Singh (California Eagles) (19 raids)
– Best Stopper: Mikhail Abdul Jamal (California Eagles)
– California Eagles move to sole second place with 14 points

Bathinda, October 10: California Eagles continued their winning streak as they beat Vancouver Lions 63-53 to notch up their seventh win in eight matches to move into sole second position after the 47th match of Wave World Kabaddi League in Bathinda.

California Eagles, who has a terrible start in the league with a string of losses have been in great form and it showed against Vancouver Lions as they dominated the match and led right through from first quarter.

The first quarter saw the raiders from California Eagles make an immediate impact as Jagmohan Makhi and Sukhpal Singh made four successful raids each and the star stoppers Mikhail Jamal Abdul Latif and Angrez Singh made 1 stop each. Although the raiders from Vancouver Lions Sucha Singh and Gagandeep Sabrawa tried their best to reduce the deficit their stoppers did not provide support as California Eagles led Vancouver 20-13.

Into the second quarter California Eagles continued brilliant display. Mikhail Jamaal (Seattle) led from the front and confident stops by Balkara Singh and Amrinder Singh of California Eagles added to the edge. Sukhibir Singh of Vancouver Lions performed well as the raider, but it was of no use as California Eagles increased the lead to 37-24.

The third quarter started with a point difference of 13 points and California Eagles stayed the dominant team. Vancouver Lions did try hard but Baldev Singh and Harjeet Singh, raiders from California Eagles made five successful raids and kept he momentum going for their team. For Vancouver Lions Sucha Singh made four successful raids and the score stayed in California Eagles favour at 51-40.

By the end of the final quarter California Eagles ensured Vancouver Lions were thwarted from any comeback efforts as they win 65-53.


Oct. 10th – Lahore Lions Vs. Khalsa Warriors – World Kabaddi League

Khalsa Warriors bounce back from their first loss to defeated Lahore Lions by 64-55 in Wave World Kabaddi League

 
 
 
 
Lahore Lions Vs. Khalsa Warriors

– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Shafiq Ahmad Chisti (Lahore Lions) (24 raids)
– Best Stopper: Satnam Sattu (Khalsa Warriors) (5 stops)
– Sonalika Power raids of the day: Jasmanpreet Raju (Khalsa Warriors)

Bathinda, October 10: The second match of the day saw a neck to neck fight between the Khalsa Warriors and Lahore Lions where the Warriors defeated the Lions by 64-55. This is the second time Lahore Lions played against Khalsa Warriors in the Wave World Kabaddi League. Earlier also Khalsa Warriors defeated Lahore Lions in their first match played in New Delhi.

The first quarter of the 48th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League started with the toss winning for Lahore Lions. The Lions decided to raid first which was made by the captain Shafiq Ahmad Chisti which was successful for him. There was a tough tussle between both the teams however Khalsa Warriors were seen in full form. Star raiders Gagandeep Jogewal and Jasmanpreet Raju made 5 and 3 successful raids respectively while Satnam Sattu made 2 successful stops for Khalsa Warriors. Lahore Lions were no less and the star raiders Shafiq Ahmad Chisti and Mohammad Ramzan made 5 and 2 raids respectively but only one stop was made by Mohsin Wahla. However at the end of the first quarter Khalsa Warriors led the scoreboard with a score of 17-12.

The second quarter saw aggressive game. Both the teams were in great form. Jasmanpreet Singh and Manjot Singh Gill were the key raiders of Khalsa warriors. Captain of the day for Lahore Lions Shafiq Ahmad Chisti was brilliant with 5 effortless raids; Ramzan supported the raid line well with 2 raids. Injured Akmal couldn’t play to the best of his capabilities and was stopped 2 times. Lasada making a brilliant effort to stop to stop M. Ramzan and Gagan Jogewal stopped by Khaleel Ahmed in a deadly interlock were key moments of the quarter. Manjot from Khalsa Warriors played a focussed game and won 4 raids. In another interesting moment Bitta stopped Rehman Isteyaq in a forceful stop. Khalsa Warriors got a lead of 10 points at the end of second quarter and score was 34-24.

The third quarter started with much tension for Lahore Lions as they were lagging behind by 10 points. However Khalsa Warriors kept dominating the quarter with the help of excellent stops made by Jasmanpreet Raju and Manjot Singh with 5 and 4 raids respectively and one successful stop by Satnam Sattu. The Lahore Lions tried their best with good performances by Shafiq Ahmad Chisti and Akmal Dogar with 6 and 3 raids respectively. However at the end of the quarter Khalsa Warriors were leading the scoreboard by 11 points and final score of 48-39.

Khalsa Warriors continued amazing display of grit and team play. Lahore Lions did wonderful fight back but couldn’t overpower Khalsa Warriors. Lahore Lions felt the pinch of injury of their star raider Man of the Match for multiple matches Akmal Dogar. Chisti lead from the front. After neck to neck stiff competition where Khalsa Warriors won with a final score of 64-55.