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. Uttar Pradedsh captain Elitsa Yankova, meanwhile, blocked the men’s 97kg bout. Punjab won the tie with two bouts to spare when Russian star Ilyas Bekbulatov outclassed UP’s Andrey Kviatkovski 6-3 in the men’s 65kg contest.