Wave World Kabaddi League: Lahore Lions wins against Punjab Thunder




New Delhi, 24 August 2014: Lahore Lions continued their winning spree and registered their 3rd consecutive win by defeating Punjab Thunder by 64-44 in the 12th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 today here in New Delhi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. While Lahore Lions have won all the three matches in the league, Punjab Thunder had lost two matches and won one match so far in the league. Last week Lahore Lions defeated Royal Kings USA, while Punjab Thunder defeated California Eagles during the matches played at the UK leg.

Akmal Dogar receiving his Man of the Match

Akmal Dogar receiving his Man of the Match

The first quarter started on a poised note where both the team showed good team effort to maintain a healthy competition between them. A tooth on teeth fights, with attack and counter attack. Lahore Lions captain Shafiq Ahmad Chisti and Lala Saifullah was as invincible as before leading the number of raids for the team. Sarabjit Singh and Satwinder Singh from Punjab Thunder too were exemplary on their approach in keeping the point’s margin narrow. The quarter ended with a point’s tally of 16 -12 with Lahore Lions having an edge over the Punjab Thunder of 4 points lead.

In the second quarter both the teams looked fully composed and did quite a few successful raids. Punjab Thunder though was trailing with 4 points but they started the raid on a very positive manner and started the match by successfully converting the first raid into a point. On the other hand Lahore Lions not only maintained the lead but also kept on widening the point difference. Punjab Thunder tried their best to come back in the game but continued to lose points. Lahore Lions played a very impressive match and took the lead to 11 points difference with final score of 33-22 at the end of half time of the match.

The moments of the 3rd quarter was very exciting as it seemed clinical and tactical by the approach of Lahore Lions who were heading for a knock out of their opponent. It started with flurry of attacks by both the teams. Lahore Lions were inevitable on their opponents as stoppers like Naeem Sindhu and Mohd. Ramzan shattered the raids made by the players of Punjab Thunder. Shafiq Ahmad Chisti and Akmal Shahzad Dogar of Lahore Lions lead from the front and charted out a victory path for their team Lahore Lions of 11 points. The final points tally clocked at 47 – 36 at the end.

The final quarter ended with a winning streak for the Lahore Lions. Team members from the Lahore Lions secured their victory over the Punjab Thunder by 20 points lead with final points tally of 64 – 44. The Lions reined the arena commanding the game from the very start displaying their superiority over their opponent.

  • Man of the match: Akmal Shahzad Dogar ( Lahore Lions)
  • Best Raider: Akmal Shahzad Dogar – Lahore Lions (19 raids)
  • Best Stopper: Yadwinder Singh – Punjab Thunder (7 stops)

 

Results (Quarter by quarter)
Quarters Lahore Lions Punjab Thunder
First Quarter 16 12
Second Quarter 33 22
Third Quarter 47 36
Fourth Quarter 64 44

 

Team position (Lahore Lions Vs Punjab Thunder)

Team Played Won Lost
Lahore Lions 3 3 0
Punjab Thunder 3 1 2

 

Next week’s match schedule:

30-Aug Sat Khalsa Warriors Lahore Lions Indian Standard Time: 19:00
Punjab Thunder Royal Kings USA
31-Aug Sun United Singhs Vancouver Lions Indian Standard Time: 19:00
Yo Yo Tigers California Eagles


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