Prime Volleyball League: Bengaluru Torpedoes beat Kochi Blue Spikers in final-point thriller — Highlights
PVL: Bengaluru Torpedoes beat Kochi Blue Spikers 3-2 despite falling two sets behind.
Bengaluru Torpedoes beat Kochi Blue Spikers 3-2 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday in the fourth match of the Prime Volleyball League.
Kochi Blue Spikers are stuck to the bottom of the table with 0 points from 2 matches, while the Bengaluru Torpedoes pull up in the top half of the table after winning their opening match.
As it happened:
- 8 Feb 2022 3:31 PM GMT
Pankaj with a winner that gets us level at 13-13. All about nerves now. Bengaluru get a match point as the umpire calls for a touch from Kochi, even as they protest.
Kochi get a point back! All level at 14-14 and 2 sets each.
All down to the next point - Pankaj hits the winner, it strikes a Kochi hand and goes out. Bengaluru win!
- 8 Feb 2022 3:25 PM GMT
The rallies are getting longer, the serves are getting safer, as both teams get into that zone where they do not want to lose more than they want to win.
Pankaj makes an error in hitting a ball that was going long, and Kochi pounce on the error. His Bengaluru teammates berate him.
Now Kochi are unhappy with the umpire's call as a shot which they think was long is called in. A highly incident-filled 5th set. Kochi still narrowly in the lead.
- 8 Feb 2022 3:00 PM GMT
Kochi unhappy with one of the umpire's calls. Karthick shakes his head in disappointment. Bengaluru are thirsty for points. They race to a huge lead. Looks like we are heading towards a fifth set tie-break.
Kochi need to repeat their 1st set heroics to seal the match in this set.
- 8 Feb 2022 2:43 PM GMT
Bengaluru now fight back in the 3rd set. For the first time, they take the lead in the 3rd set at 12-11. And they bring up a set point. Last time they had a set point, they had 7 of them , but they were all lost.
A deft touch pushing the ball over the net gives Bengaluru the last point of the set.