Pro Wrestling League
New Delhi, Jan 10: Punjab Royals maintained their winning streak to clinch the lead over others by defeating Uttar Pradesh Dangal 5-2 in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) tie at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
Punjab are now on six points from four matches. They lost the first match of their campaign before registering three consecutive victories.
Jaipur Ninjas, Mumbai Maharathi and Haryana Hammers share the second spot with four points each. However, Haryana and Jaipur have a strong chance of making a comeback as they have played two and three matches respectively.
Uttar Pradesh continue to languish at the bottom spot, having lost all their three matches.
Punjab captain Vladimir Khinchegashvili won the toss and decided to block the women's 58kg category. Uttar Pradedsh captain Elitsa Yankova, meanwhile, blocked the men's 97kg bout.
Vladimir ensured a bright start for Punjab by outclassing 2013 World Championship silver medallist Amit Dahiya 6-2 in the men's 57kg category. IANS