Royal Kings USA shock Khalsa Warriors 59-47 in Wave World Kabaddi League and handing them their second loss.
– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Manjot Singh (18 raids, Khalsa Warriors)
– Best Stopper: Harvinder Rabon (5 stops, Royal Kings USA)
– Sonalika Power Raid of the Day: Gurpreet Singh, Punjab Thunder
– Bottom placed Royal Kings stun topper Khalsa Warriors
Jalandhar, October 19: In a battle between teams placed at the top and bottom of the League standings, leaders, Khalsa Warriors were stunned by Royal Kings USA 59-47 in the Wave World Kabaddi League on Sunday. It was only the second defeat for Khalsa Warriors.
In the earlier two matches, California Eagles shocked United Singhs 66-57 and then Punjab Thunder scored a surprise win over Lahore Lions 64-52 as all three matches on Sunday produced upsets.
So, at the end of the week’s action in Jalandhar, Khalsa Warriors are still ahead despite the defeat and have 25 points from 15 matches, but their lead is now only seven points as California Eagles with two wins this weekend have come up to 18 points. Royal Kings USA is still at bottom with seven points in 15 matches.
Royal Kings USA won the toss and started the first quarter in a positive manner taking a hand 16-11 lead. The Stoppers from Royal Kings USA turned in a wonderful performance as Harwinder Singh (2) earned valuable stop points for the team. For Khalsa Warriors stopper Satnam Sattu (1) struck once. But with raiders from Royal Kings USA being very successful their team was well ahead.
Into the second session Khalsa Warriors’ Manjot Gill had three successful raids and Satnam Sattu had one successful stop. But Royal Kings’ Raiders had their way and kept winning Raiding points and increased their lead to 32-23.
Royal Kings USA’s stop line Yadwinder Singh (1) and Harwinder Singh (1) kept up a solid defence while Khalsa Warriors Stoppers did not manage any Stop points.The raiders of Royal Kings USA came up with wonderful raids and increased the lead to 13 points at 47-33. The final quarter saw Royal Kings USA cementing their position as they went on to win 59-47.