Prime Volleyball League: Vinit Kumar stars as Kolkata Thunderbolts stun Hyderabad Black Hawks

Vinit Kumar stole the present because the Kolkata Thunderbolts registered an emphatic win on the Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka of their second encounter of the second season of RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23, on Wednesday. Incomes a complete of 13 factors, Vinit helped his facet get their second win within the match because the Thunderbolts thumped the Hyderabad Black Hawks 15-13, 15-7, 15-9, 15-12, 8-15 to climb to the highest of the desk with two extra factors. Vinit was named the Participant of the Match.

Kolkata used the attacking prowess of Vinit and the defensive mindset of Cody Caldwell to win the primary two units and take a 2-0 lead within the match. The Black Hawks tried to depend on their defensive strengths, as SV Guru Prashanth and John Joseph mixed for blocks early on. However Cody stored countering Guru’s spikes, and Vinit stored discovering areas to assault.

Janshad was the unsung hero for the second set for Kolkata, as he arrange Vinit and Deepesh for attacking pictures. Hyderabad’s defence continued to stutter whereas Cody’s blocks didn’t permit Guru any room to hassle the opposition. Ashwal Rai joined in on the motion and earned two consecutive factors as Kolkata received the second set 15-7 to take a 2-0 lead within the match.

Trailing by two units, Hyderabad appeared to vary methods and have become extra aggressive of their strategy, as Guru began discovering his method into the match. However the Black Hawks didn’t assist themselves by freely giving straightforward factors with unforced errors. Rahul and Ashwal started contributing with attacking pictures, whereas Cody remained constant along with his faucets. Rahul closed the set with a monstrous spike as Kolkata received the third set 15-9 to substantiate a win for Kolkata within the match.

Hyderabad’s defence lastly discovered its rhythm within the fourth set as John and Hemanth mixed to placed on two stable blocks. With a brilliant serve from Guru, the Black Hawks took management. Cody shocked the opposition from the service line, successful 4 straight factors. Kolkata remained unstoppable as Ashwal made one other lovely block to win the set 15-12 for Kolkata.

With an opportunity to win the bonus level, Kolkata maintained their power ranges within the ultimate set, however Cody made a few unforced errors to offer a bonus to the opposition. With a spike, Trent O’Dea gave the Hawks a four-point lead within the ultimate set. The Thunderbolts’ entrance line couldn’t include the aggressive play from Trent and Hyderabad took a 13-7 lead. Guru’s spike ended the set 15-8 in Hyderabdad’s favour however Kolkata received the match 4-1.

Ahmedabad Defenders will likely be up towards Bengaluru Torpedoes on the Koramangala Indoor Stadium within the sixth match of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League in Bengaluru at 1900 hrs IST on Thursday, 09 February 2023.

[The RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23 will be telecast LIVE on Sony Sports Ten 1 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi), Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) & Sony Sports Ten 2 (Malayalam) channels in India and will be streamed on Volleyball World TV outside the Indian subcontinent, starting February 4, Saturday.]

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