Wave World Kabaddi League: United Singhs wins against California Eagles




New Delhi, 23 August 2014: United Singhs registers their 2nd consecutive win by defeating California Eagels by 60-54 in the 9th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 today here in New Delhi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Last week California Eagles lost to Punjab Thunder while United Singhs lost to Khalsa Warriors during the matches held last week in Birmingham, United Kingdom. United Singhs made their position stronger in the league by winning this match by a wide margin of 6 points.

Balkar from California Eagles and Gurinder pal from United Singhs

Balkar from California Eagles and Gurinder pal from United Singhs

The first quarter kick started with much enthusiasm and excitement where both the teams showed resilience and aggression in the initial moments. ‘United Singhs’ started gaining momentum as the time flowed by stopping the raiders of California Eagles, thereby widening the points tally to four over the California Eagles. Baljeet Singh and Balkar Singh of ‘United Singhs’ were the rising stars for the first half showing aggression and command over the raiders from the opponent teams by defying then points at couple of raids by ‘California Eagles’. The result ended on a winning streak for the ‘United Singhs’ with a point’s tally of 12 – 16.

United Singhs continued to firm up their position in the second quarter of the match and kept scoring points the quarter. Ravi Kumar from United Singhs did good raids and scored points for the team. Although raiders like Baldev Singh Brar and Hoshiar Singh from California Eagles played well and tried to score points for their team. In one of the raids made by California Eagles, stopper Gurbinder Singh made an excellent stop and scored points for the team. By the end of the second quarter the point tally was 28-30, making the position of the United Singhs strong in the match.

The third quarter started with a good fight between both the teams. Both the team looked positive and gave a neck to neck fight against each others. It was a tough quarter and there was a marginal difference of 4 points till the mid of the third quarter. Baljeet and Ravi Kumar was the star raider for this quarter from United Singh. Post the final raid of the third quarter the United Singhs were leading with five points with 45-40 points on the scoreboard.

The final quarter ended with much exuberance with both the team trying to get a lead over the other. The last quarter was witness to some desperate attempts made by Californian Eagles to narrow down the gap in the points tally, but the ‘United kings’ were invincible showing their aggression to maintain the lead till the end. The United Singhs won the match with over 6 points lead. The final score was 60 – 54 at the end.

  • Man of the match: Baljeet Singh (United Singhs)
  • Best Raider: Baljeet Singh (19 raids)
  • Best Stopper: Sandeep Singh (7 stops)

 

Results (Quarter by quarter)
Quarters California Eagles United Singhs
First Quarter 12 16
Second Quarter 28 30
Third Quarter 40 45
Fourth Quarter 54 60

 

Team position (California Eagles Vs United Singhs)

Team Played Won Lost
California Eagles 3 0 3
United Singhs 3 2 1

 

             Tomorrow’s match schedule:

24-Aug Sun Royal Kings USA Yo Yo Tigers Indian Standard Time: 19:00
Lahore Lions Punjab Thunder

 

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