PKL: Bengal Warriors beat Telugu Titans 39-34; Haryana, Tamil ends in a tie

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In one of the Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday, home team Bengal Warriors secured a 39-34 win over Telugu Titans. With this, the Bengal team has secured a top-two finish in the Zone B. Maninder Singh was the star performer of the show yet again, who scored a maximum 12 raid points. Maninder also became the fastest player to reach 500 raid points in VIVO Pro Kabaddi League.

 

Maninder Singh opened the proceedings with a couple of raid points and Jang Kun Lee followed it by scoring four- touch points in his first raid attempt, to give Bengal Warriors a 6-0 lead. Bengal Warriors dominated the first half as both teams headed into the halftime break with the home side leading 23-15.

Maninder also added to his Super 10 tally after scoring two more raid points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, while Rajnish and Armaan scored a touch point each for Telugu Titans to keep their team in the contest. But in the 27th minute, Kumawat scored a 4 point raid in a do-or-die situation to put his team up by 12 points.

Rakshith quickly responded with a couple of raid points and Abozar Mohajermighani scored his first tackle point of the night, giving Telugu Titans some momentum. But then, four straight points from Bengal Warriors put them back in the driver’s seat.

 

A super tackle from Mighani followed with a two-point raid from Farhad Milaghardan reduced Bengal Warriors down to just four men.  The home team brought in Vijin Thangadurai to avail themselves an opportunity at a super tackle. But Armaan managed to escape an attempt from the substitute after getting a touch on Surjeet to inflict an all-out as the scoreline read 36-33 in Bengal Warriors’ favour.

With less than one minute left, Bengal Warriors played it smart in their two ensuing raids, thereby adding three more points to their tally as the time ended and the home team secured a quite close win in the end.

Tamil Thalaivas vs Haryana Steelers

 

 

In the other PKL match on Tuesday, Tamil Thaliavas and Haryana Steelers played out a thrilling 40-40 tie at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. Haryana Steelers saved themselves from a defeat as they scored a couple of points in the last minute. Monu Goyat scored maximum 17 points for Haryana, putting in a stellar performance. Ajay Thakur was in fine form for Tamil Thalaivas and he also scored 17 points.

Haryana Steelers ended their league campaign on a good note as did Tamil Thalaivas. Both teams finished last in the table in their respective zones.

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