Indian Railways won the 69th Senior National Kabaddi Championship in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana after they defeated Maharashtra 38-21 in the final on Friday.

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat’s impressive performance in the final helped defending champions Indian Railways clinch their fourth consecutive Senior National Kabaddi Championship title. Sehrawat was the top scorer in the final with nine points.

Meanwhile, the first semi-final between Haryana and Maharashtra was an exciting match, from which Maharashtra progressed to the final as they beat Haryana, 33-27. Star raider Akash Shinde was the top scorer of the tie with 12 points as his performance proved crucial for Maharashtra. 

On the other hand, Indian Railways outplayed Goa comfortably in the second semi-final, 43-20, on their way to the final to face Maharashtra. Pro Kabaddi and Bengaluru Bulls star Pawan Kumar Sehrawat was the top scorer of the match with 14 points as he guided Indian Railways to victory. 

Earlier, Indian Railways defeated Tamil Nadu 44-26 in the first quarterfinal of the tournament. Vikash Kandola, who was the captain of Haryana Steelers in the last Pro Kabaddi season, was the top scorer of the match with 11 points. 

Surender Gill's 15-point show helped Goa edge past Uttar Pradesh 41-38 in a thrilling quarterfinal. 

In the third quarterfinal, Haryana outplayed Services 48-28, courtesy of Pro Kabaddi star Mohit Goyat's 13-point haul. 

In the fourth quarterfinal, Maharashtra beat Chandigarh comfortably, 39-21 to seal their place in the last-four of the competition. Akash Shinde (10 points) and Aslam Imandar (10 points) combined to score a total of 20 points in the match. 

Final Result

~Indian Railways beat Maharashtra 38-21 to clinch the title 

 Semi-Final Results 

~ Maharashtra beat Haryana 33-27 in Semi-final 1 

~ Indian Railways beat Goa 43-20 in Semi-final 2 

  Quarter-Final Results  

~ Indian Railways beat Tamil Nadu 44-26 in quarter-final 1 

~ Goa beat Uttar Pradesh 38-41 in quarter-final 2  

~ Haryana beat Services 28-48 in quarter-final 3 

~ Maharashtra beat Chandigarh 39-21 in quarterfinal 4 

Featured photo: 69th Senior National Kabaddi Championship