PKL 2018 highlights: Telugu Titans, U Mumba emerge winners

Telugu Titans beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 36-26 in the second match, while U Mumba won 31-20 against Bengal Warriors earlier.

U Mumba put up an impressive deefnsive show to beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 36-26 for the first time in PKL history on Monday. (File Photo)   -  PKL Media

Good evening, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of tonight's PKL matches. U Mumba takes on Bengal Warriors in the first match, which will be followed by the home team, Telugu Titans, playing against Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Live updates - Telugu Titans vs Jaipur Pink Panthers

Full-time: Telugu Titans 36-26 Jaipur Pink Panthers.

35-23 Rahul Chaudhari with an unsuccessful raid, with only two minutes of the second half remaining.

35-22 Deepak Niwas Hooda is successfully tackled by the Telugu Titans defenders.

34-22 Rahul Chaudhari with consecutive successful raids.

33-22 Lokesh Kaushik with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

33-21 Rahul Chaudhari with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

32-21 Deepak Niwas Hooda is successfully tackled by the Telugu Titans defenders, whose coordination and ability to identify moments to pounce have been exemplary.

31-21 Nilesh Salunke with an successful raid for Telugu Titans.

31-20 Ajinkya Pawar with an unsuccessful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans takes an 11-point lead.

Just over four minutes of the second half left and Jaipur Pink Panthers has left itself with plenty of work to do.

28-19 Nilesh Salunke, one of the standout players of the night, with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

27-19 Ajinkya Pawar with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

27-18 An unsuccessful raid from Deepak Niwas Hooda is followed by a successful one from Rahul Chaudhari.

25-18 Ajinkya Pawar with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

25-17 Telugu Titans invites pressure with a series of empty raids, but Rahul Chaudhari delivers a raid point in the do-or-die raid.

 

24-17 Ajinkya Pawar with another successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

24-16 Farhad Milgardhan with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

23-16 Ajinkya Pawar's athleticism wins him a raid point, gets a touch on Vishal Bhardwaj.

23-15 Rahul Chaudhari with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

22-15 A successful tackle on Deepak Niwas Hooda following an empty raid by Abozar Mighani.

21-15 Deepak Hooda with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

21-14 Rahul Chaudhari with a successful do-or-die raid. On review, confirmation that Chaudhari got a touch on Ajinkya Pawar.

 

20-14 Lokesh Kaushik is tackled successfully by the Telugu Titans defenders following an empty raid from Rahul Chaudhari.

19-14 K. Selvamani is successfully tackled by Telugu Titans defenders.

18-14 Nilesh Salunke with an unsuccessful raid for Telugu Titans.

18-13 Deepak Niwas Hooda is successfully tackled by Nilesh Salunke, who now has seven tackle points.

17-13 Farhad Milgardhan with a successful raid for Telugu Titans, which takes a four-point lead into half-time.

16-13 ALL-OUT! Gangadhari Mallesh is successfully tackled by the Telugu Titans defenders to inflict the first all-out of the match.

 

13-12 Farhad Milgardhan wins a raid point for Telugu Titans.

12-12 Abozar Mighani instigates the tackle on Ajinkya Pawar, catching his left ankle, the other Telugu Titans defenders coordinate and win the team a tackle point.

11-12 Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

10-12 Another successful tackle from Deepak Niwas Hooda.

10-11 Rahul Chaudhari is successfully tackled by the Jaipur Pink Panthers' defence.

10-9 Another Deepak Niwas Hooda raid, another successful raid!

10-8 A successful tackle from Rahul Chaudhari, wins two points.

 

8-8 A successful raid from Deepak Niwas Hooda to level the score for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

8-7 Farhad Milgardhan with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

7-7 A successful raid from Deepak Niwas Hooda for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

7-6 Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Telugu Titans. He stretches out his left foot and gets a touch on Jaipur's Bajirao Hodage.

 

6-6 Deepak Niwas Hooda levels the score for Jaipur Pink Panthers with a successful raid following an empty raid from Farhad Milagardhan.

6-5 Deepak Niwas Hooda with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

5-4 Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid that fetches him and Tlugu Titans three points.

2-4 Ajinkya Pawar with a successful raid. He was helped by Abozar Mighani jumping into a tackle without any cooperation from other Telugu Titans defenders.

2-3 An unsuccessful raid from Rahul Chaudhari, who, however, wins Telugu Titans a bonus point.

1-2 A second successful raid from Deepak Niwas Hooda for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

1-1 Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

0-1 Deepak Niwas Hooda doesn't venture far, lures in the left-cover defender and is able to escape to earn the first raid point.

Telugu Titans, Rahul Chaudhari, to raid first.

Telugu Titans: Nilesh Salunke, Farhad Milaghardan, Anil Kumar, Anuj Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Abozar Mighani, Vishal Bhardwaj

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Hooda, Bajirao Hodage, Young Chang Ko, Lokesh Kaushik, Ajinkya Pawar, Mohit Chhillar, Sandeep Dhull

Live updates - U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors

Full-time: Bengal Warriors 20-31 U Mumba. U Mumba moves to the top of Zone A with this 11-point win.

20-31 An successful raid from Gaurav Kumar.

19-30 Fazel Atrachali's power floors Darshan Kadiyan! A consolation point for Bengal Warriors.

18-30 An unsuccessful raid from Maninder Singh.

18-29 An unsuccessful raid from Gaurav Kumar.

17-29 Fazel Atrachali successfully tackles Ravinder Kumawat. A display of tremendous power from the Iranian!

17-28 A successful raid from Darshan Kadiyan for U Mumba.

17-27 Another successful raid for Maninder Singh, a running touch on Rohit Rana, after an empty raid from U Mumba's Gaurav Kumar.

 

16-27 Maninder Singh with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors.

15-27 Siddharth Desai gets two touch points with desperation starting to set in in Bengal Warriors ranks.

15-25 Maninder Singh overpowers Fazel Atrachali and gets a touch over the centre line.

14-25 Ravinder Kamawat with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors, which only has seven minutes to claw its way back.

13-25 Amit Kumar with another tackle attempt for Bengal Warriors but Darshan Kadiyan's nimble foot and ability to anticipate the tackle earn him a third raid point of the match.

13-24 Ravinder Kumawat with a successful tackle for U Mumba.

12-23 Maninder Singh is tackled successfully by the U Mumba defence, which has been excellent so far.

 

12-22 Darshan Kadiyan lures in Ran Singh by leaving his right leg over the bonus line. As Ran Singh comes for an ankle hold, Darshan is nimble enough to escape the tackle and win a raid point for U Mumba.

12-21 Siddharth Desai with a successful raid for U Mumba.

12-20 Two points in a row for Bengal Warriors. Maninder Singh with a successful raid.

11-20 Rohit Baliyan is tackled successfully by the U Mumba defence.

10-20 An unsuccessful raid from Maninder Singh is followed by a successful raid from Rohit Baliyan. A comfortable lead for U Mumba!

10-18 ALL-OUT! Ran Singh with an unsuccessful raid for Bengal Warriors.

 

9-15 Successful raids from Ran Singh and Siddharth Desai to cap off the first half.

8-14 Siddharth Desai uses his power to sneak through two on-rushing Bengal Warriors' defenders Surjeet Singh and Baldev Singh and earn U Mumba two raid points at the fag end of the first half.

 

8-12 Maninder Singh is successfully tackled by U Mumba, which wins its seventh tackle point of the night.

8-11 Rohit Baliyan is successfully tackled by the Bengal Warriors' defence. It was a do-or-die raid for U Mumba.

7-11 Dharmaraj Cheralathan earns a tackle point for U Mumba.

 

7-10 A successful raid from Rohit Baliyan, who also wins a bonus point for U Mumba, using his power and reach to touch the centre line and complete a successful raid.

7-8 U Mumba earns its second SUPER TACKLE of the night, Rohit Baliyan instigates the tackle on Maninder Singh.

7-6 Rohit Baliyan wins a bonus point for U Mumba

7-5 Coordination and anticipation help Bengal Warriors' defence circle Siddharth Desai, earning the team a tackle point.

6-5 Surender Singh attempts a tackle but does not find assistance from fellow defenders, and Amit Kumar is able to escape an attempted ankle-hold.

5-5 Siddharth Desai with a successful raid for U Mumba to level the score.

5-4 A SUPER TACKLE from U Mumba's  three-man defence. Maninder Singh with an unsuccessful raid.

5-2 Ran Singh with a successful tackle on Vinod Kumar to give Bengal Warriors early impetus with a three-point lead.

4-2 Fazel Atrachali steps outside the court, conceding Bengal Warriors and Ravindra Kumawat a raid point.

 

3-2 An unsuccessful raid from Maninder Singh for Bengal Warriors. An even start to the contest.

3-1 Rohit Baliyan with an unsuccessful raid for U Mumba.

2-1 The first successful tackle of the night. Siddharth Desai falls into the trap of venturing deep and finds himself circled like sharks by the Bengal Warriors defence.

1-1 Rohit Baliyan earns a raid point with his first raid of the night.

1-0 Maninder Singh gets a touch to get Bengal Warriors off the mark.

Bengal Warriors to raid first.

U Mumba: Siddharth Desai, Surender Singh, Rohit Rana, Rajaguru Subramanian, Rohit Balyan, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Fazel Atrachali

Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh, Surjeet Singh, Vijin Thangadurai, Ravinder Kumawat, Amit Kumar, Baldev Singh, Ran Singh