Bengal Warriors win over Telugu Titans in a thriller

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Bengal Warriors scored their second consecutive win in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6, beating Telugu Titans 30-25 in a thriller of a contest here on Tuesday. Maninder Singh was in fine raiding form for the Warriors, scoring 11 points to lead his team to victory.

Sonepat: Bengal Warriors scored their second consecutive win in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6, beating Telugu Titans 30-25 in a thriller of a contest here on Tuesday. Maninder Singh was in fine raiding form for the Warriors, scoring 11 points to lead his team to victory.

Telugu Titans squandered many opportunities on certainly a disappointing evening as the Andhra team was subjected to their first defeat in the current season. Rahul Chaudhari had a match to forget as he could score just two tackle points and made a costly error in the last minute. The Telugu defence scored more points than their raiders in the match.

Despite the loss, Telugu Titans retained their top spot in Zone B whereas Bengal Warriors climbed to the third position. Telugu defence stood out the most early on with Abozar Mighani leading them in the low-scoring first half. Bengal opened their account in the third minute with a tackle point. Jang Kun Lee scored his first raid point as Bengal Warriors led 5-4 in the fifth minute.

Both teams traded raid and tackle points in the next couple of minutes as it was 9-9 after 14 minutes. At the end of the first half, Telugu Titans held a slender three-point advantage as they led 13-10. The second half followed a similar pattern till the 32nd minute when Maninder scored with a two-point raid as Bengal Warriors inflicted an all out to lead 19-17.

The match was evenly poised with Bengal Warriors holding a two-point lead after 34 minutes. Towards the end, Rahul missed a golden opportunity to get his side back in the game as his critical error gave Bengal two crucial points to pocket the contest. The Telugu defence sent Maninder back to the bench in the 39th minute as they trailed 25-27 but towards the end, Rahul missed a golden opportunity to get his side back in the game. 

Result:
Bengal Warriors 30 (Maninder Singh 11,Shrikant Tewthia 4, Mahesh Goud 3) bt Telugu Titans 25 (Nilesh Salunke 6, Abozar Mighani 5, Vishal Bhardwaj 4)
Best Defender: Abozar Mighani (5 points, Telugu Titans)
Best Raider: Maninder Singh (11 points Bengal Warriors)

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