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PVL Season 3: Delhi Toofans push for Super 5s spot with dominant win over Kolkata Thunderbolts

3 Mar, 2024 20:40 IST|Sakshi Post

Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Toofans on Sunday picked up a dominant 15-9, 16-14, 17-15 win over the Kolkata Thunderbolts in the third season of the Prime Volleyball League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, here on Sunday. Saqlain remained the beating heart of Delhi's tactics, as the setter spread his passes to Amal and Santhosh, who was named the Player of the Match, to get Delhi's offence going from both ends.

When facing a threat from Ashwal Rai and Vinit Kumar, Saqlain went to his trusted middle Danial Aponza. But Vinit's incessant swings kept Kolkata on Delhi's tail till Lazar Dodic's spikes helped the Toofans take the early lead.

Anu James' statement-making spike and the following super serve showed Delhi's attacking options. But Vinit's towering presence did not allow Delhi defenders any respite. Arjun Nath-led two-man block provided Kolkata venom in the defence. Amit's involvement in attacks gave Kolkata more options, but Aayush's monstrous block helped Delhi in putting a halt and the Toofans took control.

Relentless Santhosh kept attacking for Delhi but super serves from Deepak Kumar and Amit gave Kolkata a shot in the arm, reigniting hopes of a comeback.

Ashwal Rai's spikes from the middle helped the Thunderbolts push ahead. But Delhi's gamble to call for a super point paid off as Dodic's magic touch earned his side two points and the Toofans won the game in straight sets.

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