In the first eliminator, UP Yoddha beat Puneri Paltan 42-31 to book a last-four spot.

By H.JanGra Feb 22, 2022

Pardeep Narwal reminded everyone why he is regarded as the 'playoff king' with an 18-point performance in UP Yoddha's win over Puneri Paltan.

Narwal was ably supported by Yoddha's famed corner combination of Nitesh Kumar (3 points) and Sumit (5 points).

Aslam Inamdar scored a Super 10 for Puneri Paltan but they lacked the usual raiding power to trouble the in-form UP defence.

Sumit picked his High 5 with four minutes remaining as Yoddha looked in complete control of the match.

Bengaluru Bulls thrashed Gujarat Giants 49-29 in the second eliminator to also clinch a semifinal berth.

Pawan Sehrawat scored 13 points

Mahender clinched a High 5 from the cover position.

The Bulls outplayed Gujarat in every department with secondary raiders Bharat and Chandran Ranjit also contributing to the points.

Gujarat lacked the usual focus in the defence and conceded an early lead which they found difficult to chase.

In the semifinals on Wednesday, UP Yoddha will face league table-toppers Patna Pirates

Bengaluru Bulls will be up against Dabang Delhi.