The match 61 of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 10 saw Haryana Steelers showcased a defensive masterclass to defeat Bengal Warriors 41-35. The trio of Mohit Nandal, Jaideep Dahiya, and Mohit combined for 12 tackle points, proving to be the decisive factor in the match. The game witnessed a Super Raid by Maninder Singh in the third minute, giving the Warriors an early lead.
However, the Haryana Steelers managed to keep Maninder quiet for a significant portion of the next 15 minutes, securing points through their raiders. As the Warrior's defence intensified in the dying minutes, they inflicted the first All-Out of the game, leading 17-13 at halftime. The Haryana Steelers needed some moment of brilliance for scripting a rousing comeback.
In the second half, Haryana Steelers swiftly retaliated, with a raiding blitz by Vinay leading them to inflict an All-Out, giving them a two-point lead. The match continued to be intensely contested, with both teams refusing to yield or pull ahead. As the game progressed into the final quarter, the teams remained level on points.
Mohit Nandal and Jaideep Dahiya combined to inflict a series of super tackles
However, in the final period, the Raiders from Bengal Warriors exerted pressure on the Steelers by diminishing their numbers. It required a series of Super Tackles from the Steelers to not only avert the All-Out but also maintain a crucial one-point lead. This proved to be a significant turning point, and Siddharth Desai, who had just come on as a substitute, executed a Super Raid to further extend that lead.
This raid paved the way for an exciting conclusion to the game, where the Steelers fought valiantly on the defensive front to maintain their lead, even though they were losing players. Meanwhile, the Warriors attempted to secure an All-Out to gain control, but the Steelers' defense stood strong, executing Super Tackles to preserve their lead. In the final minute, Shivam Patare's Super Raid extended the Steelers' lead to seven points with three opponents on the mat, securing the victory for them.