Pro Kabaddi 2019: Pawan Sehrawat stars as Bengaluru Bulls ease past Tamil Thalaivas in Chennai

Tamil Thalaivas succumbed to two All-Outs as Pawan Sehrawat completed another Super 10 in their Pro Kabaddi encounter, and the home side didn't show any signs of resurgence after that

Press Trust of India August 18, 2019 00:43:09 IST
Pro Kabaddi 2019: Pawan Sehrawat stars as Bengaluru Bulls ease past Tamil Thalaivas in Chennai
  • Bengaluru Bulls posted a 32-21 win over Tamil Thalaivas in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Saturday

  • Bengaluru Bulls tackled the Thalaivas' last man Manjeet Chillar to inflict the first All-Out of the game and silenced the home crowd as the scoreline read 10-0

  • Tamil Thalaivas succumbed to another All-Out as Pawan Sehrawat completed another Super 10, and the home side didn't show any signs of resurgence after that

Chennai: Bengaluru Bulls posted a 32-21 win over Tamil Thalaivas in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Saturday.

Pro Kabaddi 2019 Pawan Sehrawat stars as Bengaluru Bulls ease past Tamil Thalaivas in Chennai

Bengaluru Bulls' Pawan Sehrawat in action against Tamil Thalaivas. Image Courtesy: PKL

The contest was always going to be about Bengaluru's raiding prowess and Thalaivas' resolute defence and Pawan Sehrawat's storming early raids meant the former found themselves 5-0 up in the opening four minutes of the match.

Thalaivas' poor form in the do-or-die raids continued as they lost Ajay Thakur and Shabeer Bappu.

Bengaluru Bulls tackled the Thalaivas' last man Manjeet Chillar to inflict the first All-Out of the game and silenced the home crowd as the scoreline read 10-0.

Tamil Thalaivas tried to rally as they tackled Pawan Sehrawat twice and Shabeer Bappu picked two points in a single raid. But, Bengaluru Bulls went into the halftime break 17-10.

Ajith Kumar managed to get out of the grasp of Sehrawat and a brilliant foothold from Ran Singh meant Bengaluru's lead got narrowed down to just five as the teams resumed play.

A failed do-or-die raid from Rohit Kumar, a back-kick from raiding Ajay Thakur, and a body grab from Mohit Chillar further reduced the deficit to 19-17.

Their hopes of mounting a comeback, however, suffered a major letdown when Ankit touched two players in a single raid and Saurabh Nandal completed his 'High 5' to restore the seven-point lead.

Tamil Thalaivas succumbed to another All-Out as Pawan Sehrawat completed another Super 10. The home side didn't show any signs of resurgence after that.

With this win, Bengaluru Bulls moved to the second spot in the points table with 27 points from 8 matches.

They take on Puneri Paltan on Wednesday, who are at the bottom of the table.

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