Punjab Thunder defeat Lahore Lions at Wave World Kabaddi League with a score of 64-52. on Oct. 19th 2014
Jalandhar, October 19: Punjab Thunder handed Lahore Lions their second defeat in as many days in the Wave World Kabaddi League on Sunday with a 64-52 decision. It has meant Punjab Thunder had avenged their loss to Lahore Lions in August in New Delhi. The win brought Punjab Thunder into sole fourth place with 15 points from 14 matches, while Lahore Lions fell to fifth place with 12 points from 12 matches, which includes six wins and six losses. Punjab Thunder’s stopper, Lakhbeer Cheema and Lahore Lions raider Shafiq Ahmad Chisti were the stars of the match.
Lahore Lions won the toss and started the initial quarter on an exciting note with one successful raid followed by a stop point from Naeem. But soon after that Punjab Thunder fought back as stopper Lakhveer Singh (3), Sukhmanjeet (1) and Yadwinder Singh (1) tightened their defence and won points with their Stops.
On the other hand Lahore Lions raiders Akmal Dogar (4) and Shafiq Ahmad (3) tried hard to chase but still gave away six point lead as Thunder led 17-11. In the second quarter, Punjab Thunder’s Satwinder Singh Gill (2) and Lakwinder Singh (1) were solid in defence. Lahore Lions were unable to get going as Punjab Thunder moved to 33-25.
In the third quarter Lahore Lions stalwarts, Sahfiq Ahmad Chisti (7) and Akmal Dogar (4) made swift and winning raids in the quarter, but Punjab Thunder raiders Talwinder Tinda (5) and Gurpreet (3) also stood out. Thunder increased their lead to 49-38. In the final session, Punjab Thunder did not let up and finished the match 64-52.