Ludhiana: Both Lahore Lions and United Singhs rallied from a first quarter deficit to win their respective matches in the Wave World Kabaddi League here Sunday.
Lahore Lions were behind by just one point in the first quarter but came back strongly to beat Yo Yo Tigers 69-59. Lahore Lions rode on the exploits of raiders Shafiq Ahmad Chisti (29 raids) and Akmal Shazad Dogar (22 raids) to coast to a convincing win.
The fourth win in five matches took Lahore Lions` tally to eight points. Earlier in the day, United Singhs edged out a determined Royal Kings USA 59-53 to post their third win.
After two close games Saturday, one of them being a tie, the first match Sunday also proved to be a humdinger with United Singhs emerging winners by a mere four points. United Singhs showed themselves to be quick learners, as they began controlling their speed on the slippery surface after trailing in the first quarter.
As the match progressed, the difference between the teams was United Singhs skipper Sandeep Singh Sandhu who was not only the best stopper but also the Wave Man of the Match with eight stops.
Shafiq Muhammad Butt, United Singhs` raider of Pakistani origin, made 16 successful raids also played a key role in his side`s victory. With their third win United Singhs now have six points from five games, while Royal Kings USA with two points from five matches languish at the bottom alongside Vancouver Lions and California Eagles.
Sitting at the top of the league are Khalsa Warriors with four wins and one tie for a total of nine points.