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Firebirds vs Storm Queen game ends in a 14-14 tie

Mamtha Poojari

Hyderabad : Firebirds and Storm Queens produced the first draw in the women’s Pro Kabaddi League after the keenly-contested match ended at 14-14 stalemate here.

It was a steady start from both teams last night as after five minutes the Storm Queens led 3-2. Fire Birds captain Mamtha Poojari was sent to the bench in the fourth minute and their raiders struggled in her absence.

The Storm Queens led 5-3 after 10 minutes with their defence and attack contributing equally.

Pujari’s concentrated efforts brought her team back as the game went into the break tied at 7-7.

After the first half the game went into a see-saw situation with both teams tied at 12-12 after 26 minutes.

Queen’s raider Sakshi Kumari made a crucial do-or-die raid in the 27th minute to provide a two point lead to her team which was looking for their first win of the season.

Mamtha Poojari spoiled the Queen’s party by continuing her heroic performance and scored a crucial raid point and bonus point as Fire Birds tied the game at 14-14.

Both teams tried to score raid points in the last two minutes but were unable to do and the match ended at 14-14.

Mamtha Poojari was the top raider with six points while Queen’s Moti Chand scored four tackle points.

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