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Punjab edge out Harya to win PWL title

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 19: Punjab Royals produced a dramatic comeback to edge out Harya Hammers 5-4 in the fil of the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.

Harya, who were beaten to the title in the fil of the iugural edition by the now remed Mumbai Garudas, saw the trophy slip rrowly from their grasp for the second year in succession.

In a il-biting, edge-of-the-seat contest, Harya took the lead a couple of times with Punjab staging a dramatic comeback on both occassions.

With the tie locked at 4-4, the fate of the championship boiled down to the fil bout between Punjab's Jitendra and Sumit Sehrawat of Haray in the men's 74 kilogram division.

Jitendra domited right from the start to win 12-1 and gift the title to Punjab.

With Jitendra leading 2-1 early in the second period, an injury to Sumit forced a temporary stoppage for medical attention to the Harya wrestler.

Jitendra grabbed the initiative immediately after the restart and opened up an 8-1 lead. That virtually killed off the contest as Jitendra executed another takedown in the fil seconds to take a comfortable win as the Punjab squad and supporters erupted in celebration. IANS

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