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UP Dangal beat Delhi Sultans 4-3 in Pro Wrestling League

Icon player Vinesh Phogat and Abdurakhmonob Bekzod won the last two bouts as UP Dangal edged out Delhi Sultans 4-3 to enhance their knock-out stage chances at the Pro Wrestling League, today.

Down 2-3 in the seven contest duel, Vinesh and Bekzod delivered to ensure UP maintain their unbeaten run.

Delhi have now lost all their three ties and are virtually out of semifinals reckoning.

The 2017 Commonwealth champion Vinesh, who came into the tie without dropping a single point, steamrolled Maroi Mezien 15-0 in the 50kg bout via technical superiority to make it 3-3 for Dangal.

The Asian championship gold medalist then hammered Vinod Omprakash 9-0 in the 74kg bout to seal the issue for UP.

In the fifth bout of the day, Jamalladin Magomedov of Azerbaijan registered a comfortable 6-2 victory through pinfall over India’s Hitender in the super heavyweight clash of the day, to keep UP stay afloat in the tie.

Earlier UP won the toss and forced World Champion Haji Aliev out of the equation; Delhi Sultans, on the other hand, decided to block Geeta Phogat.