Pro Kabaddi League 2018 as it happened, Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans: Titans beat Thalaivas 33-28
Telugu Titans continued their winning run against Tamil Thalaivas as they ran out 33-28 winners in the southern derby.
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Tamil Thalaivas succumbed to their second successive defeat in a row as they lost to Telugu Titans 28-33 on the third day of the Pro Kabaddi tournament at the packed Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. Playing their first game of the sixth season, Telugu Titans rode on star raider Rahul Chaudhuri’s nine raid points and Iranian Mohsen Maghsoudlou’s all round effort (three raid points, four tackle points) to down Tamil Thalaivas.
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Telugu Titans win
Telugu Titans have won their first match of the tournament 33-28 against Tamil Thalaivas. They also continue their unbeaten run against the Thalaivas. Poor from Thalivas who lose their second match in a row.
Chhillar and Jasvir weak links??
Some questionable decisions by Manjeet and Jasvir have handed the initiative back to Titans. Kudos to Titans for targeting the weaklinks of Thalaivas.
Couple of points for Thalaivas
A couple of points for Thalaivas have reduced the deficit and the gap is now down to four points. jasvir Singh with a point after a scorpion kick.
Telugu Titans keeping the lead
As much as Thalaivas try to cut the deficit, Titans are able to extend it on every occasion. Rahul Chaudhari is the big reason for Titans’ dominance.
Points needed by Thalaivas
Telugu Titans lead by five points with 8 minutes to go!!! Tamil Thalaivas need points and in a hurry to get back in this game, or they will go down again today.
MS Athul with an unsuccessful raid!!
Mohsen Maghsoudlou brilliant with an ankle lock and MS Athul is trapped. The decision is reviewed but is unsuccessful!! 22-17 to Telugu Titans.
Green card for Manjeet chhillar. That’s now one a piece for both teams. Salunke on the other hand keeps earning points for his team.
Successful Raids from both sides
Successful raids from Nilesh Salunke and Ajay Thakur mean a point for both sides and the score moves to 19-13 in the favour of Telugu Titans.
Half Time and it’s Telugu Titans all the way. They lead 17- 11, Rahul Chaudhari and Nilesh Salunke have been their best players!! Ajay Thakur the best for Thalaivas.
Thalaivas all out
Thalaivas all out and Telugu Titans open a big lead in the first half. 17-9 they lead.
Almost for Manjeet
Manjeet Chhillar had a poor game Yesterday and to be honest it hasn’t been the best of days for him today either.
Mohsen Maghsoudlou key!!
Mohsen Maghsoudlou will be the key for Titans. He is an allrounder and not just a raider. scores level 9-9.
Vishal Bhardwaj, Telugu Titans’ captain is given a green card for stepping out of the court.
Ajay Thakur leading by example
As expected Ajay Thakur has begun very well and has earned points for his team!
Scores level after Tamil Thalaivas had pulled ahead in the initial minutes. Nilesh Salunke gets Titans level.
MS Athul with the first point
MS Athul gets Thalaivas on the board with a successful raid.
This is Thalaivas’ third match in three days. As for Titans it’s their first match of the tournament.
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