Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Tamil Thalaivas too strong for Telugu Titans; Bengaluru Bulls hammer UP Yoddha
Manjeet Chhillar shone bright as Tamil Thalaivas notched up a 31-25 win over Telugu Titans in a Pro Kabaddi League season 6 match in Pune on Monday.
Pune: Manjeet Chhillar shone bright as Tamil Thalaivas notched up a 31-25 win over Telugu Titans in a Pro Kabaddi League season 6 match in Pune on Monday.
Manjeet Chhillar had a brilliant game in defence as he scored seven points and was ably supported by Ajay Thakur who chipped in with 7 raid points.
Rahul Chaudhari scored six points for Titans but didn't get enough support.
Ajay and Rahul got their respective teams up and running with a raid point in the first minute. Chaudhari got two more raid points to give Telugu Titans 3-2 lead after three minutes.
Sukesh Hegde then came up with a super raid in the 10th minute to level the match at 8-8 for Tamil Thalaivas.
Tamil Thalaivas ramped up the pressure with an all out in the 13th minute, extending their lead to 13-9. At the end of the first half they led 18-11 as Telugu Titans faded away after a strong start.
Rahul revived Telugu Titans with two more successful raids as they trailed 15-19 after 23 minutes.
Tami Thalaivas forced a super tackle in 24th minute to lead 22-15. Tamil Thalaivas kept the Titans raiders under control in the second half to wrap up a comfortable win.
Bulls thump Yoddha
Bengaluru Bulls registered a comfortable 37-27 win over UP Yoddha in the second game of the day. Pawan Sehrawat scored 10 points while Rohit Kumar chipped in with 7 points for the Bulls while Shrikant Jadhav scored 12 points for UP Yoddha only for his effort to go in vain.
Pawan Sehrawat got Bengaluru up and running with a couple of raid points and the Bulls never looked back in the first half. After 10 minutes of play, Bengaluru Bulls led 9-4 and set a good platform to go for the kill.
UP Yoddha’s defence was struggling to put points on board even though Shrikant Jadhav tried to revive their hopes but after 15 minutes of play Bulls had 7-point lead as the score was 16-9 in their favour. At the end of the first half, Bengaluru Bulls led 18-12.
Kashiling Adake made a two-point raid in the second half to give Bulls 22-14 lead. In the 29th minute Bengaluru inflicted an all-out to open up a comfortable lead.
Bengaluru Bulls asserted their dominance in the second half as they ran out comfortable winners.
So as the clock ticks towards a revamped and reworked Pro Kabaddi season, there is a reason to dream bigger, aspire higher and play even better. As a season of greater opportunity awaits, the prizes have also become bigger.
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