The Bengaluru Bulls ensured a big delight for the home supporters at the Sree Kanteerava stadium. In their previous encounter against the Delhi boys, Bengaluru Bulls won by a mammoth 15 points and this time they improved their previous performance winning by 19 points. The tie between the two teams ended with a fantastic all round performance by the Bengaluru Bulls players.
With the all important win the Bengaluru Bulls are two points clear of fourth placed Pink Panthers and eight points clear of the Patna Pirates, who still have a game in hand.
Bengaluru Bulls on fire
Bengaluru Bulls did not give any breathing space to the visitors as they hit top-gear from the first minute. Soon into the half, the home boys already took a huge lead of seven points and Delhi was running out of options. As the Delhi coach substituted his players five times, trying to put a stop to the Bengaluru attack.
Raid after raid but the result was the same. The Bengaluru Bulls were prepared for everything as they marched on with fantastic raids from Ajay Thakur and Rajesh Monday. Also, Delhi raiders seemed out of touch and kashi seemed injured , in what was an forgettable night for the Delhi squad.
Reaching the halfway mark, Bengaluru Bulls left no way for the Delhi boys to bounce back taking a huge 13 point lead as scores read 21-8.
Clueless Delhi surrender to impressive Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru Bulls came back into the field in a much relaxed mood in the second half giving away easy points to the visitors. But, Delhi boys were still nowhere near a comeback. However, Delhi’s Kashi helped earn some points early in the second half to reach double figures.
Delhi hoped to bounce back starting well in the second half, but the point difference was too huge for them to overcome. After giving away some easy points to the visitors, Bengaluru Bulls got aggressive again just before the end of the match and registered another all-out. That was the sixth all-out scored by the hosts in a match they comfortably won 40-21.
With this win Bengaluru Bulls retain hopes of a semi final spot. As for Delhi a decent season but once again the side will not be making it to the knockout stages.