Coming into the match following two back-to-back losses, Chennai Quick Guns looked aggressive throughout the game. Madan was impressive in the defence with a crucial 3.55-minute stay while in-form Kashyap produced an all-round show by scoring 18 points and defending for 5.02 minutes, including 2.09 minutes of the second innings.
Mahesh Shinde also contributed in Chennai Quick Guns’ victory with the timing of 3.03 minutes. Akshay Ganpule, on the other hand, was the top performer for Rajasthan, scoring seven points.
Adding 20 points in the third turn, Chennai Quick Guns took the game away from Rajasthan Warriors with a strong lead of 34 points at 53-19. Rest of the game was mere formality as they convincingly won the game by 57-36 margin.
Earlier, P Narsaya gave Chennai Quick Guns their first breakthrough when he dismissed Abhijit Patil in the first minute of the game before they finished the opening turn with a 23-point lead.
Switching positions, Chennai Quick Guns kept things under control quite comfortably and denied oppositions too many points with Shinde, Kashyap and Madan exhibiting solid defence.
Shinde started off by scoring four bonus points for defence of 3.03 minutes. And then Kashyap and Madan stayed unbeaten for 2.53 minutes and 3.45 minutes respectively as the second batch added six more bonus points to keep their side in the lead at the end of first innings with a 33-15 score.
Having won their last four games, Odisha Juggernauts will look to secure a playoffs berth when they take on Mumbai Khiladis later tonight.
Ultimate Kho Kho, India’s first-ever franchise-based Kho-Kho league, is promoted by Amit Burman in collaboration with the Kho Kho Federation of India.
On Sunday, Odisha Juggernauts will face Telugu Yoddhas while Gujarat Giants, who have already sealed their playoffs berth, will take on Rajasthan Warriors.
The Final will be played on September 4.