The 30-point margin is the biggest so far. At the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium, Rajesh, the stocky Haryanvi lad, scored 15 raid points with another three in defence dominating the proceedings.
At half time the winners had a commanding lead at 22-9. It was a sweet revenge extracted by the Panthers who had lost 26-35 to the Dabangs while playing at home.
Rajesh had splendid support from captain Jasvir Singh who had nine raid points to his credit. The two combined to inflict five all-outs on the Dabangs which is another record.
The victory takes the Panthers to 26 points in 10 matches, displacing Patna Pirates who have 25 in 11 matches. With just 23 points in 11 matches, the Dabangs' chances of making it to the last four have suffered a setback, as they can at the most take their tally to 38 provided they win all the remaining matches.


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