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Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls thrash rivals Telugu Titans 44-28

The victory ensured that Bengaluru Bulls have now qualified for the playoffs.

other sports Updated: Dec 18, 2018 23:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Bengaluru Bulls notched a thumping 44-28 victory over Telugu Titans in the southern derby of the Pro Kabaddi League.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Bengaluru Bulls notched a thumping 44-28 victory over Telugu Titans in the southern derby of the Pro Kabaddi League. The victory ensured that Bengaluru Bulls have now qualified for the playoffs. Pawan Sehrawat continued his fine form and got another super 10 and top scored with 13 points. It was a soild defensive performance by the Bulls defence as they scored 12 tackle points. Rahul Chaudhari scored 12 points for Telugu Titans but couldn’t muster enough support from his teammates. Titans still remain in the hunt for a place in the playoffs but are under pressure now.

It was a close affair in the first half as both teams started on equal footing with the score 2-2 after two minutes. Pawan Sehrawat made a two-point raid in the third minute to give Bulls a 4-2 lead. A super tackle in the fourth minute got Titans back into the game as they trailed 4-5.

Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an all out in the 7th minute to lead 11-5. Rahul Chaudhari produced a super raid in the 9th minute to get Titans back in the game once again.

Titans inflicted an all out in the 15th minute to level the match at 16-16 and put pressure on Bengaluru Bulls. However, Bulls scored six straight points to end the half on a high as they led 22-16.

The second half saw Bengaluru Bulls take complete control of the match as they inflicted two all outs to maintain a healthy lead. There were moments of quality from Titans in the second half but it just wasn’t enough. A super tackle in the 27th minute reduced the Bulls lead to 10 points as Titans trailed 21-31.

But Sehrawat and company continue to score easy points at will and completed their third successive win over their arch rivals.

First Published: Dec 18, 2018 23:31 IST