Pro Kabaddi League: the Bengaluru Bulls beat Tamil Thalaivas 32-21
CHENNAI Bengaluru Bulls posted a 32-21 victory over Tamil Thalaivas in a Pro Kabaddi League It coincides here on Saturday.
The contest was always going to be about Bengaluru's assault skill and the determined defense of Thalaivas and the early raids of Pawan Sehrawat meant that the former was 5-0 up in the first four minutes of the game.
The poor form of Thalaivas in the raids of life or death continued while they lost Ajay Thakur and Shabeer Bappu.
Bengaluru Bulls tackled the Thalaivas' last man Shriek Manjeet inflict the first All-Out of the game and silence the local fans while the score was 10-0.
Tamil Thalaivas tried to rally as they tackled Pawan Sehrawat twice and Shabbir Bapu picked two points in a single raid. But, Bengaluru Bulls went into the halftime break 17-10.
Ajith Kumar He managed to escape the reach of Sehrawat and a bright foothold of Ran Singh meant that Bengaluru's advantage was reduced to only five when the teams resumed the game.
A failed raid of robbery or death of Rohit Kumar, a kick in the back when assaulting Ajay Thakur and a body shot of Mohit Chillar further reduced the deficit to 19-17.
Their hopes of mounting a comeback, however, suffered a major letdown when Ankit touched two players in a single raid and Saurabh Nandal completed his 'High 5' to restore the seven-point lead.
Tamil Thalaivas succumbed to another All-Out as Pawan Sehrawat completed another Super 10. The home side didn't show any signs of resurgence after that.
With this win, Bengaluru Bulls moved to the second spot in the points table with 27 points from 8 matches.
They face Puneri Paltans on Wednesday, who are at the bottom of the table.