Wave WKL: Lahore Lions defeated Vancouver Lions by 55-54




Jalandhar, September 20: The second match of day two started amidst good weather as it drizzled before the start of the match. The Lahore Lions were extra cautious about their performance in the match after their defeat in last night’s match. Vancouver Lions looked confident and geared up after their win in their last match. However after a tussle of 40 minutes Lahore Lions managed to defeat the Vancouver Lions by 54-55. Tomorrow Khiladi Kumar Khalsa Warriors will take on Rapper Honey Singh’s Yo Yo Tigers in the final day of the Jalandhar leg.

Best stopper - Gagandeep Satti of Vancouver Lions

Best stopper – Gagandeep Satti of Vancouver Lions

Team Lahore Lions were seen struggling in its last match due to weak defence, today started their match with two player’s new roles Shafiq Ahmad Chisti as captain and stopper Mhd Ramzan as raider respectively. Raider Gagandeep Sabrawa of Vancouver Lions started the game with his successful raid and a wonderful stop by Gagandeep Satti in the 2nd minute of quarter manifolded the confidence of the entire team. Very surprisingly star raider of Lahore Lions Akmal Dogar was seen struggling today to gain points for his team as he 3 missed opportunities and created little pressure for Lahore Lions and helped Vancouver Lions to build a strong lead. Vancouver Lions felt the absence of their strong stopper Jario Chavez but the by the end of quarter collective effort of the team created a good margin in scores. The quarter ended with the score of Vancouver Lions -17 and Lahore Lions 13.

The second quarter started with a successful raid by Rehman Isteyaq earning points for the Lahore Lions. However the Lions from Vancouver were no less in performance and their star raider Sucha Singh scored points for the team. The quarter saw neck to neck competition between both the teams for taking the lead position. Shafiq Ahmad Chisti and Rehman Isteyaq of Lahore Lions were the star raiders of their team with 3 successful raids each. While Sucha Singh and Balwan Singh were the star raiders of Vancouver Lions with 4 raids each. After a tussle of 10 minutes between both the teams the score at the end of the second quarter was Vancouver Lions-29 and Lahore Lions- 27.

The terrific and nail biting performance of Sucha Singh of Vancouver Lions could not fetch much success for his team, as the opponent played with complete astonishing performance. Raider Akmal Dogar of Lahore Lions who failed to earn any point in the preceding quarter came back in the game and grabbed many points for his team through 6 raids in the 3rd quarter. While Shafiq Ahmad Chisti of Lahore Lions and Gagandeep of Vancouver Lions also completed 6 successful raids each for their team. However this quarter concluded giving fresh hopes to Lahore Lions as they came back in the game by maintaining the lead. The quarter ended with Vancouver Lions – 40 and Lahore Lions – 42.

The fourth quarter of the match was an absolute nail biting one where both the teams were trying their level best to snatch the game from each other. Shafiq Ahmad Chisti was the star raider of the quarter who took the winning point for the Lahore Lions. However Vancouver Lions tried to win the game till the last minute of the match but Lahore Lions got benefitted by getting the last raid of the match and winning it by final score of 55-54.

 

Results (Quarter by quarter) (Total points)
Quarters Vancouver Lions   Lahore Lions
First Quarter 17 13
Second Quarter 29 27
Third Quarter 40 42
Fourth Quarter 54 55

 

Team position after Match no 30:

Team Played Won Lost  Draw Points
Khalsa Warriors 8 7 0 1 15
Lahore Lions 7 4 2 0 10
Yo Yo Tigers 7 4 3 0 8
United Singhs 7 4 3 0 8
California Eagles 8 3 5 0 6
Vancouver Lions 8 3 5 0 6
Punjab Thunder 7 2 4 1 5
Royal Kings USA 8 1 7 0 2

 

Wave World Kabaddi League fixtures for Jalandhar on Sept 21, 2014:

 City Match No. Date Day Team A Team B Week No Time
Jalandhar 31 21-Sep Sun Khalsa Warriors Yo Yo Tigers    7 18:00
Jalandhar 32 Sun United Singhs Punjab Thunder 19:30

 

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