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Rohit Kumar of the Bengaluru Bulls in action against the U.P. Yoddha Oct. 17, 2017. (Bengaluru Bulls Twitter photo) 

PUNE — Rohit Kumar created history as he scored 32 raid points to help the Bengaluru Bulls hammer the Uttar Pradesh Yoddha 64-24 in their penultimate match of the fifth Pro Kabaddi League here Oct. 17.

This was the most raid points scored by a raider in the history of the PKL. Bengaluru also set the record for the most points scored by a team in the fifth season.

This was a rescheduled match after it was postponed due to heavy rains in Mumbai earlier in the season. 

Kumar was in sublime raiding form and led his team to victory. It was a slightly depleted U.P. Yoddha team and Bengaluru made them suffer. Surender Singh scored 11 points for the U.P. Yoddha.

Bengaluru now has 54 points from 21 matches and is fourth in Zone B. U.P. Yoddha is third with 60 points from 22 matches.

For the first five minutes, it was a close affair as both teams exchanged raid and tackle points. Bengaluru went on a blistering run after the fifth minute and scored 14 straight points as U.P. Yoddha crumbled. 

Kumar led from the front for the Bulls as he scored 12 raid points in the first half. Bengaluru inflicted the first all out of the match in the eighth minute to lead 11-3. 

In the 12th minute, Bengaluru inflicted another all out to lead 20-4. Singh scored two raid points in two minutes as U.P. Yoddha trailed 7-24 after 16 minutes.

Bengaluru ended the first half with a 17-point gap.

U.P Yoddha began the second half in better form as Mahesh Goud scored four raid points in five minutes as they trailed 15-32 after 25 minutes. 

Bengaluru then scored six straight points in the next four minutes to lead 38-15. An all out was inflicted by the Bengaluru Bulls in the 29th minute as they led 42-17.

Bengaluru was dominant in the last 10 minutes and inflicted two more all outs. The team scored 22 points compared with just three by U.P. Yoddha as it romped to a 64-24 victory.

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