PKL: Titans, Delhi post wins

Telugu Titans rode on Rahul Chaudhari’s offensive prowess to topple Puneri Paltan 32-29 in the Pro Kabaddi League at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Telugu Titans' Rahul Chaudhari in action against Puneri Paltan on Friday.   -  K. Murali Kumar

The crowd at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium suffered through Bengaluru Bulls’ fourth-straight home loss here on Friday. On this occasion, the host received a 40-20 hammering at the hands of Dabang Delhi.

Delhi’s athletic raider Kashiling Adake (11 points) was in his element. Bengaluru stood no chance, slipping to a seventh loss in 11 fixtures.

Earlier, Telugu Titans rode on Rahul Chaudhari’s offensive prowess to topple Puneri Paltan 32-29 in the Star Sports ProKabaddi League here at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Titans did not start well, falling 10-6 behind after suffering an ‘all-out’. Strong defensive plays, led by the dependable Sandeep Narwal, allowed the franchise to pull close. The first-half finished 17-15 in Paltan’s favour.

Immediately after the restart, Chaudhari succumbed to a super-tackle. The Uttar Pradesh player, however, was not done yet. He chipped away at the rivals, taking his chances when the antis drew forward. Two stellar raids from Chaudhari - which yielded three touches - gave Titans a 28-24 lead. The action slowed down in the final stages of the encounter, with Paltan finding no way back.

Paltan lies in the third place, while Titans occupies in the fourth spot. Both units have 29 points each, but Paltan holds the edge owing to a superior scoring-difference.

The next leg of the tournament commences at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium at Kolkata on Saturday.

The result:

Telugu Titans 32 (Rahul Chaudhari 10) bt Puneri Paltan 29 (Deepak Nivas 9).