At the Regional Sports Centre in Kochi on Sunday, the Ahmedabad Defenders defeated the Bengaluru Torpedoes with scores of 15-7, 15-10, 18-20, 13-15, and 15-10 to claim the championship in the second season of the RuPay Premier Volleyball League powered by A23. Due to his impressive performance, Angamuthu was chosen the player of the match.
Early on, LM Manoj and Nandhagopal worked together to repel Bengaluru’s assaults. The Torpedoes demonstrated their willingness to fight when Ibin and Pankaj participated in attacks. But despite repeated assaults from Angamuthu, the Defenders kept their cool. Ahmedabad opened up a sizable lead as captain Muthusamy Appavu started setting up Danial and Manoj by drawing block errors from the Torpedoes.
The Torpedoes struggled to run their attacking plays from the centre as service pressure mounted. Angamuthu and Santhosh broke the Torpedoes’ momentum while Angamuthu and Santhosh successfully countered Bengaluru’s attack.
Sethu’s brilliance from the service line got Bengaluru back into the game just as it seemed like Ahmedabad might take the lead. Danial’s tremendous spikes nearly put an end to the performance. Yet, Bengaluru persisted, learning from Ahmedabad’s mistakes.
🥇 𝓒𝓞𝓝𝓖𝓡𝓐𝓣𝓤𝓛𝓐𝓣𝓘𝓞𝓝𝓢 🙌
Courtesy of their damdaar performance, @Amd_Defenders are #PVL2023 champions 🏆#BTvAMD #RuPayPrimeVolley #AsliVolleyball pic.twitter.com/OgMHsoGyKU
— Prime Volleyball (@PrimeVolley) March 5, 2023
Most Valuable Player of the Season – S V Guru Prashanth of Hyderabad Black Hawks, who scored over a 100 points.
Best Coach of the Season – Dakshinamoorthy of Ahmedabad Defenders.
Best Emerging Player of the Season – Ibin Jose of Bengaluru Torpedoes.
Best Spiker of the season – S V Guru Prashanth of Hyderabad Black Hawks.
Best Setter of the season – Mohan Ukkrapandian of Calicut Heroes.
Best Blocker of the season – Jose Sandoval of Calicut Heroes.
Best Libero of the season – Ramkumar Ramanathan of Chennai Blitz.
Ahmedabad Defenders’ Angamuthu, who scored 16 points, has been named the Player of the Match.