U.P. Yoddhas - owned by the GMR Group - were handed a 29-42 defeat at the hands of Jaipur Pink Panthers in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 encounter at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday, November 19.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers raced to an early 4-0 lead within four minutes thanks to quick raid points from Arjun Deshwal and Rahul Chaudhari.
Soon after, the Panthers would inflict an All-Out on the Yoddhas and take a massive lead at 10-3.
Led by Ankush, Jaipur's defence maintained their stronghold in the match taking the score to 13-3 in the 10th minute.
While U.P. Yoddhas rallied back with captain Pardeep Narwal effecting a couple of fantastic raids, Arjun Deshwal helped Jaipur Pink Panthers stay in command at 14-7.
Despite late attempts from Rohit Tomar, Jaipur ended the first half with a confident 22-10 lead.
Jaipur Pink Panthers began the second half by inflicting a second All-Out on the U.P. Yoddhas.
While Jaipur rallied to a 32-16 lead by the 30th minute, record-breaker Pardeep Narwal pulled off a couple of magnificent raids and set the tone for the Yoddhas to inflict the first All-Out on Jaipur Pink Panthers. At this point, the Jaipur side still had a comfortable lead at 34-21.
U.P. Yoddhas tried to reduce the deficit through raider James Kamweti in the last few minutes of the match, but it was too big a mountain to climb as the Panthers eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.