Dabang Delhi K.C. beat Bengal Warriors 52-35 in match 19 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 on Wednesday. Naveen Kumar (24) and Vijay (10) were the star of the night as the duo left Bengal Warriors' defence clueless and racked points in quick succession.
Naveen Kumar recorded his 25th successive Super 10 of Pro Kabaddi and continued his dominant form across in Season 8. For Bengal Warriors' Maninder Singh with 16 points was the lone bright spark as the defending champions failed to provide any resistance.
With the win, Dabang Delhi K.C. stretched their unbeaten streak to three and continued their march at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, Bengal Warriors succumbed to their second straight loss of the season and will have plenty to think about ahead of their next match against Patna Pirates
This is how the match panned out.
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Dabang Delhi K.C. 52-35 Bengal Warriors 40': Dabang Delhi K.C. seal a big win!
What an effort from Dabang Delhi K.C. A clinical performance from them tonight. Plenty to think about for the defending champions. They will want to forget this match quickly and move ahead. Nevertheless, what an excellent show by Joginder Narwal and Co.. Delhi look like a team to beat this season!
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Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 38': Super Raid for Maninder Singh!
Super Raid for Maninder as he gets three big defenders!
However, is it too little too late for the Warriors with just two minutes left on the clock?
Dabang Delhi K.C. 50-34 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 34': Dabang Delhi K.C. have all but sealed the match!
A mountain to climb for Bengal Warriors with just 6 minutes left and a deficit of 13 points. But as we have seen before, pressure can do anything to a team. Will Bengal Warriors rise from here or will Dabang Delhi K.C. walk away with an easy win. We'll know shortly.
Dabang Delhi K.C. 44-31 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 29': Naveen Kumar continues to march on!
Naveen Kumar continues to add more misery on Bengal Warriors as Dabang Delhi K.C. are firmly in control of this match with 9 minutes to go.
Can Maninder Singh and Co. make a comeback from here?
Dabang Delhi K.C. 41-26 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 23': 5-point Super Raid for Maninder Singh!
What an effort from Maninder Singh. He has swept the entire defence of Dabang Delhi K.C. Much needed for Bengal Warriors.
Dabang Delhi K.C. 35-21 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 20': Super tackle for Bengal Warriors as Naveen Kumar is finally dismissed!
Bengal Warriors' defenders finally manage to pin down Naveen Kumar after a mammoth 16 points in the first half. However, they have plenty to think about in the half with a deficit of 18 points. Join us back in a while as we will be back shortly.
Dabang Delhi K.C. 33-18 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 13': Super 10 no.25 in succession for Naveen Kumar!
This is turning out to be a one-sided contest. Two all-outs inflicted by Dabang Delih K.C. early into the match. Maninder Singh and Co. look completely deflated here. But what a player Naveen Kumar is turning out to be!
Dabang Delhi K.C. 23-8 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 6': Dabang Delhi K.C. inflict an early all-out!
Early all-out for the defending champions. Dabang Delhi in ascendency early into the match. Bengal Warriors need their defense to step up if they hope to keep Naveen Kumar quiet tonight
Dabang Delhi K.C. 11-5 Bengal Warriors
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengal Warriors 5': Naveen Kumar starts with a bang!
Good start from Naveen Kumar. He has scored 4 points within the first five minutes of the match. Delhi gain an early lead.
Dabang Delhi K.C. 6-3 Bengal Warriors