UP Dangal registered a narrow 4-3 victory over Delhi Sultans to inch a step closer to seal a spot in the knock-out stages of the Pro Wrestling League season 3 here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Monday.
Down 2-3 in the seven contest duel, UP’s ICON Vinesh Phogat and Abdurakhmonob Bekzod won the last two bouts of the day to maintain UP’s unbeaten run. Delhi have now lost all their three ties and are virtually out of semifinals reckoning.
Vinesh, the 2017 Commonwealth champion who came into the tie without dropping a single point continued buoyant run and steamrolled Maroi Mezien 15-0 in the 50 kg competition via technical superiority to make it 3-3 for Dangal.
The Asian championship gold medalist then hammered Vinod Omprakash 9-0 in the 74 kg competition to complete the rout for UP. In the fifth bout of the day, Jamalladin Magomedov of Azerbaijan registered a comfortable 6-2 victory through pinfall over India’s Hitender in the super heavyweight clash of the day, to keep UP stay afloat in the tie.
Vanesa started off on expected lines and blitzed to a 4-2 lead. But Sangeeta showed great tenacity and turned the tables on her more fancied rival. Vanesa did try to launch a massive attack but the Indian defended well to help Delhi take a critical 3-1 lead in the tie.
UP Dangal bt Delhi Sultans 4-3