On the inaugural day of IIPKL Bengaluru leg Mumbai Che Raja defeat Haryana Heroes
The inaugural day of IIPKL saw 2 action packed games, in the first game Mumbai Che Raja defeated Haryana Heroes and in the second game between womens team, Delhi Women Warriors defeated Bangalore Killer Queens.
Mumbai Che Raja started the game on a high note and were initially leading in the first quarter, but two back to back super tackles helped Haryana Heroes to bounce back and Heroes were leading by 1 point in the first quarter. In the second quarter Haryana Heroes started well and were dominating as Mumbai Che Raja defenders were throwing advance tackle points. Haryana Heroes walked into the half time with 7 points lead, 31-24 half time score.
In the second half Mumbai Che Raja's attack and defense looked organized, Mumbai defenders were able to control Heroes attack, while Mumbai raiders were able to score against Heroes poor looking defense. Mumbai Che Raja scored 23 points against 7 points of Haryana Heroes in the third quarter.
Mumbai Che Raja continued the momentum in the fourth quarter and added another 22 points. Timely substitution by Mumbai Che Raja helped them take control on the game as Mahesh Magdum who came as substitute scored 18 points and Maniveera Kantha supported him with 12 points. At the end with 69-53 final score on the board, Mumbai Che Raja register a comfortable win.
Second game of the evening was between Bangalore Killer Queens and Delhi Women Warriors. Delhi Warriors were dominating from the beginning and walked into the half time with 6 points lead, halt time score 25-19. In the second half Bangalore Queens looked orgainsed and scored 11 points against 11 of Warriors but with first half lead advantage, warriors easily defeated the queens by 9 point, with 47-38 final score on the board.