Greater Noida, Oct 9 (IANS) Bengal Warriors produced a clinical performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 33-29 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 contest at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
Sukesh Hegde (6 raid points), Mohammad Nabibakhsh (7 points) and Rinku Narwal (High 5 with 5 tackle points) impressed for the Warriors as they picked up a win to go atop the points table.
Rahul Chaudhari scored 7 points for the Thalaivas as they finished their woeful campaign with another loss. The star-studded Chennai-based team managed only four wins in the entire season.
Thalaivas approached the match with confidence, having beaten Jaipur Pink Panthers in their previous outing, and opened up a lead in the early minutes, thanks to Ajith Kumar and Rahul Chaudhari's raids. Rahul moved well on the mat to pick up valuable points, but the Warriors defence soon got into the game with some impressive performance by Mohammad Nabibakhsh.
Soon Warriors were in the lead, but Thalaivas regrouped well to stay in the match. Warriors' lack of ruthlessness then allowed Thalaivas to make a comeback, as the first half ended with the scores tied at 13-13.
Warriors stepped up their game in the second half, thanks largely to raiders Nabibakhsh and Sukesh Hegde. Though Ran Singh pulled off a Super Tackle in the fifth minute of the half, it was just a case of delaying the inevitable with the Warriors picking up their first All-Out in the 8th minute to open up a 6-point lead.
Thalaivas' Ajith Kumar was in no mood to be contained though and his raids made it a 2-point game soon after the All-Out.
But Rinku Narwal produced a Super Tackle with 7 minutes remaining on the clock to halt Thalaivas' progress.
Sourabh Tanaji Patil also chipped in with valuable raid points for the Warriors as they once again opened up a 6-point lead with two minutes remaining. The Warriors defence held firm in the final minutes to clinch victory.
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) The US dollar was up in late trading on Tuesday due to rising risk aversion in the market.
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany decreased sharply in February, falling 18.0 points to a new reading of 8.7 points, according to latest release by Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on Tuesday, the Xinhua news agency reported,
On Tuesday morning, the exchange rate of Euro against US dollar once fell to 1.0786, the lowest level since April 21, 2017.
"The Euro is again under selling pressure this morning as it touched a three-year low against the U.S. dollar. The most recent dip lower for the Euro was caused by data out of Germany that showed investor confidence came out weaker than expected," said U.S. foreign exchange payment platform Tempus on Tuesday.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.26 per cent at 99.4436 in late trading.
In late New York trading, the euro was down to $1.0792 from $1.0833 in the previous session, and the British pound was down to $1.2999 from $1.3000 in the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to 0.6685 dollar from 0.6715 dollar.
The dollar bought 109.87 Japanese yen, lower than 109.93 Japanese yen of the previous session. The dollar was up to 0.9828 Swiss franc from 0.9809 Swiss franc, and it was up to 1.3252 Canadian dollars from 1.3234 Canadian dollars.