PKL 2018 highlights: Tamil Thalaivas, Bengaluru Bulls emerge winners

Tamil Thalaivas beat Telugu Titans with a strong all-round performance before Bengaluru Bulls, which is top of Zone B, inflicted a ninth consecutive defeat on UP Yoddha.

Tamil Thalaivas' Ajay Thakur's successful raid against Bengal Warriors at Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.   -  R. Ragu

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Updates from Bengaluru Bulls versus UP Yoddha

Full-time: Bengaluru Bulls 37-27 UP Yoddha

37-26 Md. Masud Karim comes on as a substitute but returns an unsuccessful raid for UP Yoddha.

36-26 Pawan Sehrawat is tackled successfully by UP Yoddha to gain what will be nothing more a consolation point.

36-25 Bengaluru Bulls comes out of a timeout and Narender Singh successfully tackles Vishav Chaudhary with an ankle hold that the raider can't escape.

35-25 Two consecutive points for UP Yoddha. Pawan Sehrawat was successfully tackled first before Vishav Chaudhary earned a raid point.

35-23 Pawan Sehrawat records a Super 10 but is tackled successfully by UP Yoddha defenders in the latest raid.

34-22 Rohit Kumar with an unsuccessful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

 

34-21 Shrikant Jadhav wins a bonus point for UP Yoddha.

34-20 Pawan Sehrawat draws a couple of UP Yoddha defenders in and uses his power to burst through an attempted tackle.

32-20 Vishav Chaudhary is tackled successfully by Bengaluru Bulls.

31-20 Kashiling Adake with an unsuccessful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

30-19 Shrikant Jadhav wins a bonus point. Less than eight minutes left for UP Yoddha to stage a fightback!

30-18 Rohit Kumar is successfully tackled by UP Yoddha.

30-17 Three points! Bengaluru Bulls inflicts a second all-out on UP Yoddha!

27-16 Rohit Kumar with a successful raid after Shrikanth Jadhav won a raid point for UP Yoddha.

26-15 UP Yoddha reduced to two men! Pawan Sehrawat delivers a third successful raid point.

 

25-15 Sachin Kumar with a successful raid for UP Yoddha.

25-14 And... Pawan Sehrawat with another successful raid to win a seventh successive point for Bengaluru Bulls.

24-14 Impressive footwork from Pawan Sehrawat wins a raid point for Bengaluru Bulls.

23-14 Vishav Chaudhary is tackled successfully by UP Yoddha, which has conceded five successive points to Bengaluru Bulls.

22-14 Kashiling Adake with a successful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

20-14 Bengaluru Bulls defends complete a super tackle and win their team two points.

18-14 Shrikant Jadhav follows up a successful tackle by a successful raid to win two successive points for UP Yoddha.

18-13 Rohit Kumar is successfully tackled by UP Yoddha.

 

 

12-18 Rohit Kumar appears to go for a bonus point but in the process draws a defender in and wins a raid point.

9-16 Shrikant Jadhav is tackled successfully by Bengaluru Bulls.

 

9-15 Pawan Sehrawat with a successful raid for UP Yoddha.

8-15 A great team work and understanding help UP Yoddha tackle Rohit Kumar.

 

5-14 Pawan Sehrawat with a successful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

5-12 A successful raid from Rohit Kumar is followed by Bengaluru Bulls inflict an all-out by a successful tackle on Shrikant Jadhav.

4-8 Shrikant Jadhav with a successful raid for UP Yoddha.

4-7 Pawan Sehrawat with a successful super tackle to reduce UP Yoddha to two men.

3-7 Rohit Kumar produces another successful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

3-6 Shrikant Jadhav with a successful raid for UP Yoddha.

2-6 Rohit Kumar's agility gets him away from a couple of UP Yoddha defenders and wins him two points!

2-4 Bengaluru Bulls' captain for the night, Rohit Kumar, delivers a raid point.

2-3 Bhanu Pratap Tomar is tackled successfully in what was a do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha.

2-2 Pawan Sehrawat is the subject of a strong, successful tackle from UP Yoddha, which draws level.

 

1-2 The UP Yoddha defenders get their team off the mark with a successful raid on Rohit Kumar.

0-2 Bhanu Pratap Tomar is tackled successfully by Bengaluru Bulls.

0-1 Bonus point for Bengaluru Bulls! Pawan Sehrawat gets a touch on the bonus line to get his team off the mark.

0-0 Bhanu Pratap Tomar returns an empty raid first up. Rohit Kumar with an empty raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru Bulls wins the toss and UP Yoddha will raid first.

Tamil Thalaivas's win over Telugu Titans means UP Yoddha is bottom of Zone B, while it is also on an eight-match losing streak. Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, is atop Zone B.

Next up is another Zone B clash between Bengaluru Bulls and UP Yoddha.

Updates from Tamil Thalaivas versus Telugu Titans

Full-time: Tamil Thalaivas 31-25 Telugu Titans

 

31-25 C. Manoj Kumar is tackled! Team work once again does the job for Tamil Thalaivas.

30-23 Manjeet Chhillar instigates the tackle on Farhad Milaghardan and Tamil Thalaivas defenders join in. That's three consecutive points for the Thalaivas.

29-23 A super tackle from the Manjeet Chhillar-led Tamil Thalaivas defence. Nilesh Salunke is eliminated and Tamil Thalaivas completes a super tackle!

27-23 Ajay Thakur goes out of the mat and concedes another point to Telugu Titans.

27-22 C. Manoj Kumar with a successful raid. Tamil Thalaivas reviewed the umpires decision and the point stands.

27-21 Vishal Bhardwaj with an empty raid. His raid was more of a formality than anything else. Ajay Thakur then returns an empty raid, as things get a bit cagey with a bit more than three minutes left to play.

27-21 Great team work from Manjeet Chhillar and co. to tackle Mohsen Maghsoudlou and bring Ajay Thakur back onto the mat.

26-21 Another super tackle from Telugu Titans, its third of the half. Anand is tackled successfully.

26-19 A successful raid from Manjeet Chhillar, the second raid point of the night for Manjeet.

25-19 Do-or-die raid enforced on Tamil Thalaivas and Sukesh Hegde. Vishal Bhardwaj picks his moment and delivers a super tackle and earns two points for Telugu Titans.

 

25-17 Farhad Milaghardan is tackled successfully by Tamil Thalaivas.

24-17 Two points to Telugu Titans! Vishal Bhardwaj with a successful tackle of Ajay Thakur, who doesn't return any points on a do-or-die raid.

 

24-15 Nilesh Salunke is tackled successfully! Some confusion ensues with the Titans' rider allegedly stepping out of the mat. Telugu Titans reviews the call, but its review is unsuccessful and Tamil Thalaivas gets a tackle point.

23-15 A do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas and its captain, Ajay Thakur, delivers a point. With the clock ticking down, he ventures deep into Titans' territory and gets a touch.

20-15 Some controversy here! Manjeet Chhillar claims he got a touch, but Telugu Titans do not agree and ask the umpire to review. On review, Tamil Thalaivas gets a point.

19-15 A successful raid from Rahul Chaudhari for Telugu Titans.

19-14 M. S. Athul earns Tamil Thalaivas its first point of the half.

18-14 Rahul Chaudhari with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

18-13 Surjeet Singh is tackled successfully by Telugu Titans.

18-12 C. Manoj Kumar wih a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

18-11 Rahul Chaudhari with an empty raid first up.

We're underway in the second half.

Half-time: Tamil Thalaivas 18-11 Telugu Titans

18-11 Ajay Thakur is successfully tackled by Telugu Titans.

17-10 Sukesh Hegde wins a bonus point for Tamil Thalaivas.

16-10 Farhad Milaghardan with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

16-9 Rahul Chaudhari is tackled by Tamil Thalaivas.

15-9 Ajay Thakur wins a bonus point for Tamil Thalaivas.

14-9 Nilesh Salunke with an unsuccessful raid for Telugu Titans.

 

13-9 Kamal Singh came on as a substitute but is tackled by Tamil Thalaivas. We have the first all-out of the match.

 

10-8 Ajay Thakur completes a successful raid.

9-8 Rahul Chaudhari is successfully tackled in what was a do-or-die raid for the Telugu Titans man.

8-8 Sukesh Hegde comes up with a super raid to pull Tamil Thalaivas level.

5-8 Nilesh Salunke with an unsuccessful raid.

4-7 Three consecutive empty raids.

4-7 Ajay Thakur is successfully tackled by Telugu Titans to extend its lead to three points early in the first half.

4-6 Mohsen Maghsoudlou with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

4-5 An unsuccessful raid from Rahul Chaudhari, whose heel touches the inside line and he is off to the bench.

3-5 Ajay Thakur wins a raid point for Tamil Thalaivas.

2-5 Rahul Chaudhari with a successful raid for Telugu Titans

2-4 Surjeet Singh fails to win a raid point in what was a do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas.

2-3 Rahul Chaudhari earns a touch point for Telugu Titans.

2-2 Another empty raid, this time from Telugu Titans' Nilesh Salunke.

2-2 Empty raid from Ajay Thakur, the first of the match.

2-2 Fourth consecutive successful raid in the match! Rahul Chaudhari does the job this time.

2-1 Another successful raid from Ajay Thakur.

1-1 Rahul Chaudhari raids successfully to level the score early in the piece.

1-0 Ajay Thakur with a successful raid.

Telugu Titans wins the toss and Tamil Thalaivas will raid first.