PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors and Telugu Titans play out a tie, UP Yoddha beats Bengaluru Bulls- As it happened

This was a day of comeback in PKL. First, Telugu Titans staged a great comeback to tie the game against Bengal Warriors. Right after, UP Yoddha remarkably recovered from a 1-6 deficit to edge past Bengaluru Bulls by two points.

Bengaluru Bulls' 32-34 loss to UP Yoddha was its second consecutive defeat. UP, on the other hand, will be happy to have pulled off such a big upset.   -  PKL TWITTER

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7! I, Shivansh Gupta, am back and ready to take you guys through two exciting encounters today.

Welcome aboard, ladies and gentlemen and let's find out how the action unfolds tonight. Stay tuned for all the updates, commentary, score and stats concerning both the matches today.

 

 

That's all from me, Shivansh Gupta. Tuesday is an off day for PKL, so see you all again on Wednesday.

From 30-33 in UP's favour, Bengaluru bagged two quick points, courtesy a tackle on Monu Goyat and a raid by Sumit, but the team failed to contain Jadhav in the last raid of the match. The raid was able to negotiate Mahender's weak diving tackle successfully as UP pipped the Bulls and registerd a two-point victory.

Much to UP's relief, Monu Goyat picked up his raiding game and kept the scoreboard ticking for his side. He was aly supported by Shrikant Jadhav. Not to forget,  For Bengaluru, its only hope, Pawan Sehrawat raced to another Super 10. The decisive moment arrived at the 32-28 stage when birthday boy and UP skipper, Nitesh Kumar floored Pawan Sehrawat, who joined his captain Rohit Kumar on the bench.

After drawing level in the first half, UP Yoddha saw itself in contention to win the game. The second half was a high-scoring affair. Sumit Singh got a raid point off Mohsen Maghsoudlou to revive Pawan Sehrawat, who was kept very quiet in the second. He was repeatedly tackled, something we had witnessed up until today, by Sumit and Ashu Singh. Erros from Mahender Singh in the defense began to creep in and Rohit Kumar became an easy target for UP's defense. ,

 

BEFORE THE MATCH, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT UP WILL GO ON TO UPSET BENGALURU, BUT THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THIS SPORT.

2 LOSSES IN AS MANY CONSECUTIVE GAMES FOR BENGALURU.

 

35-33: UP YODDHA WINS!

BENGALURU PLAYS A HIGH LINE OF DEFENSE AND FALLS INTO ITS OWN TRAP. WOW! MAHENDER TRIES TO TACKLE JADHAV, BUT HE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO THE MID-LINE.

MILESTONE ALERT: ROHIT KUMAR

Rohit Kumar Registers 500 Successful Raids In PKL.

 

34-33: Rohit clinches a point at a crucial stage. He drags himself back to safety afeter Ashu Singh put in a failed ankle tackle.

34-32: Jadhav runs the clock down. empty raid.

34-32: PAWAN IS IN AND OUT RIGHT AWAY! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM? DIDN'T GIVE PAWAN A SPLIT SECOND THERE, DID SUMIT! PAWAN WAS QUICK, BUT SUMIT WAS QUICKER!

33-32: Do-or-die raid and the lead is down to 1 point. Monu Goyat is pulled back by a hungry Bengaluru Bulls and Amit Sheoran.. UP reviews the call, claiming to have gotten a raid point. The replay shows no bonus and THE REVIEW IS DEEMED UNSUCCESSFUL. UP IS NOW WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY.

33-31: AMIT COMMITS A DEFENSIVE HOWLER ON SUMIT SINGH AND PAWAN IS REVIVED!

33-30: Monu Goyat comes in to raid, he is fishing and at the same time, running the clock down AND THAT'S A SMART EMPTY RAID.

33-30: Bonus point for Sumit Singh.

UP TIMEOUT. THEIR COACH CAN BE HEARD SAYING THAT THE RAIDERS SHOULD TAKE THEIR TIME AND KEEP PAWAN OFF THE MAT.

BOTH PAWAN AND ROHIT ARE OFF THE MAT.

33-29: ONCE AGAIN, ROHIT KUMAR FAILS TO EARN A RAID POINT. SKIPPER NITESH KUMAR picks Kumar in the air before the team brings the raider down.

32-29: Jadhav, who is at 7 raid points curently, cannot increase his tally to 8. He went straight into Amit Sheoran, who obliges.

 

32-28: BIRTHDAY BOY Nitesh picks up his man, Pawan, when it matters the most. Pawan was pacing left and right, looking for his prey. He went right for Nitesh, who picks him up alright. WHAT A TACKLE BY THE UP SKIPPER!

4 MINUTES TO GO AND IT'S A 3-POINT GAME.

 

31-28: Pawan comes back and gets a touch point. Bangalore reviews the call, claiming it shoudl get two points. THE REVIEW IS DEEMED SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE SUMIT AND SACHIN WERE IN CONTACT WHILE SUMIT WAS ATTEMPTING A WEAK ANKLE HOLD ON PAWAN. NOW THAT'S HOW YOU USE A REVIEW TO GREAT EFFECT. Review retained.

31-26: Shrikant Jadhav gets over-powers Mohit Sehrawat and scrambles back to safety, while Mohit was still holding on to his ankle.

 

MILESTONE ALERT: PAWAN KUMAR SEHRAWAT

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Registers 450 Points In PKL.

 

6 minutes to go.

 

30-26: Bonus and touch point off Ashu Singh as PAWAN KUMAR SEHRAWAT RACES TO ANOTHER SUPER 10.

30-24: No harm in accepting that Rohit Kumar is the weakes link in the team today. He's just easy picking for UP.

29-24: Gift, that's just a gift. Monu Goyat was able to escape the ankle grapple by Saurabh Nandal easily.

28-24: He follows it up with a bonus point.


MILESTONE ALERT: PAWAN KUMAR SEHRAWAT

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Registers 350 Raid Touch Points In PKL.

27-23: 'Hi-Flyer' Sehrawat gets a touch point off Sumit. HIS 7TH RAID POINT OF THE NIGHT

27-22: Bengaluru is somehow scrambling. Nandal tackles Mohsen.

NOBODY EXPECTED BANGALORE TO BE IN THE SITUATION IT CURRENTLY IS IN. WOW.

 

27-21: ROHIT KUMAR CANNOT ESCAPE THE UP TACKLE AND BENGALURU IS ALL-OUT AGAIN!

24-20: MONU REDUCES BENGALURU TO ONE MORE MAN AGAIN.

23-20: ONE MAN ON THE MAT FOR BENGALURU, BUT SAURABH NANDAL REVIVES ONE MORE MAN. BRILLAINT RAID BY THE DEFENDER.

23-19: Monu gets a touch point off Mohit.

22-19: Bonus for Sumit Singh, but he can't escape Amit's brilliant tackle. 3rd tackle point on the night for him.

21-18: Do-or-die raid and Mahnder needs to go back. He came in a with a dash on Jadhav, but it wasn't strong enough.

20-18: UP just marginally ahead with a slender 2-point lead.

 

20-18: Ashu Singh tackles Pawan Sehrawat. Don't remember the last time Pawan was tackled so many times on a single night.

17-18: Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru and once again, Rohit Kumar fails miserably. He is tackled by Amit and one point for Bengaluru because a defender was out of bounds.

 

16-17: Do-or-die raid now for UP. Jadhav is tackled once again by Mahender. He did pick up a bonus, but couldn't escape the tackle.

15-16:  Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru and we have our first point of the first half. Pawan is revived and how. Great flying kick touch on Mohsen Maghsoudlou by Sumit Singh.

SECOND HALF

 

Pawan kept the scoreboard ticking with multiple bonus point but couldn't prevent an all-out. UP levelled the scores and the honours were also shared by the end of the first half.

The first half initially saw Bengaluru Bulls race to 6-1 lead, courtesy Pawan clinching 5 of the first 6 points. He started his night by tackling Monu Goyat and Ashu Singh in successive raids, before he started racking raid points. The tide then turned towards UP when Monu Goyat bagged 4 points in two consecutive raids. He first bagged two point with a super-tackle on Rohit Kumar, who has blown cold again today and then backed it with a two-point raid that sent Aman and Pawan back. From thereon, UP, for obvious reason, played on its defense, which was sperheaded by Monu Goyat and Bengaluru, relied heavily on PawaN

 

15-15: Sumit tackles Rohit Kumar AND WHAT A WAY TO END THE FIRST HALF.

14-15: Pawan Sehrawat is tackled again. Well done, Amit.

13-15: Aman tackles Gill with a surprisingly good ankle hold and now takes his side into the lead.

UP NOW BACK LEVEL WITH THE BULLS

 

13-13: Pawan comes in to raid AND UP YODDHAS INFLICTS AN ALL-OUT ON BENGALURU. PAWAN IS FINALLY TACKLED! TO BE FAIR TO HIM, THERE WAS JUST TOO MUCH PRESSURE

10-12: Amit Sheoran cannot contain Jadhav and Pawan is the only man left for the Bulls.

9-12: 5th raid point for Pawan with yet another bonus.

TWO MEN ON THE MAT FOR THE BULLS

9-11: Another bonus point for the Bulls and Pawan.

9-10: Super-tackle opportunity of Bengaluru, but THEY COMMIT AN ERROR! SAURABH NANDAL SLIPS AND succumbs to the pressure by Shrikant Jadhav.

8-10: Bonus point for Pawan Sehrawat.

8-9: BIG POINT THERE FOR UP AND MONU GOYAT. Danger man, Mahender Singh is caught by a thick hand touch.

7-9:Do-or-die raid for the Bulls. Mohit Sehrawat goes in too deep while trying to get a point off a flying kick at left corner, but is easily tackled by Sumit.

6-9:Do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha and Mahender revives Pawan Sehrawat. Yet again, Mahender puts in a dedicated flying tackle and this time, Surender Gill is back to the bench.

6-8: Sumit, literally, throws Rohit Kumar off the mat with a great waist hold. Ouch, that's got to hurt.

5-8: Diving ankle hold and off goes Monu Goyat. That is brilliant solo tackle by Mahender Singh from left corner.

5-7: Quick bonus point for Sumit Singh.

 

5-6: MONU HAS JUST BAGGED 4 POINTS IN TWO RAIDS. FIRST A SUPER-TACKLE, AND THEN A 2-POINT RAID. Aman and more importantly, Pawan Sehrawat have been sent back.

 

3-6: SUPER-TACKLE! THE FIRST ONE ON THE NIGHT! DOUBLE ANKLE HOLD ON ROHIT KUMAR.

 

1-6: On the turn and Pawan emerges triumphant. Tackle or raid, Pawan will deliver on most occasions. Is there anyone that can stop him?

1-5: High 5 on the way? 3 tackle points on the night already for Pawan. The man with the green sleeve, which belongs to the leading raider of the season.

1-4: What a start by Pawan. A double ankle hold on Surender Gill, who can't wriggle out of the tackle.

1-3: Look who just scored a raid point. It's that man, Pawan. He targets Ashu Singh and takes him back with him with ease.

1-2: THAT'S A GIFT AND UP YODDHA IS OFF THE MARK ON THE NIGHT. Elementary error there by Sumit Singh as there was no intent on the ankle hold and Shrikant Jadhav is gifted a point.

0-2: Rohit Kumar is off the mark on the night with a quick bonus point.

0-1: Monu Goyat comes in to raid and Pawan Sehrawat is in the thick of action straight away. Last two matches, he has picked up his game in the defense and has already notched up a tackle point.

TOSS: Bulls wins the toss and Yoddhas will raid first.

Nitesh leads the head-to-count against Sehrwat 9-3. Not many defenders have been able to stop the 'Hi-Flyer' Sehrawat. Can skipper Nitesh Kumar repeat the same feat again tonight? BIG STORY OF THE MACH

 

BIG NEWS: RISHANK DEVADIGA WAS SUPPOSED TO START, BUT UP MADE A LAST MINUTE CHANGE. MONU GOYAT NOW STARTS IN PLACE OF RISHANK.

SQUADS:

UP YODDHA: Nitesh Kumar (captain), Surender Gill, Shrikant Jadhav, Ashu Singh, Monu Goyat, Amit Narwal, Sumit

Subs: Narender, Surender Singh, Mohsen Maghsoudlou, Rishank Devadiga, Sachin Kumar

 

Bengaluru Bulls: Sumit, Rohit Kumar (captain), Pawan Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Saurabh Nandal, Mohit Sehrawat, Aman

Subs: Amit Sheoran, Ajay, Vijay Kumar, Lal Yadav, Ashish Sangwan.

 

HOW HAVE THE TWO TEAMS FARED SO FAR IN SEASON 7 AND AGAINST EACH OTHER?

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 6 | UP Yoddha – 1 | Bengaluru Bulls – 5 | Tie - 0

-->This has been a one-sided rivalry with Bengaluru Bulls having won 5 out of 6 games so far between these two teams.

-->The only win for UP came in the very first meeting back in PKL 5 with Bengaluru Bulls having won all 5 matches since.

In PKL 5, Bengaluru Bulls beat UP Yoddha 64-24 in one of the matches which is Bengaluru’s biggest ever win in PKL and the biggest ever win by any team in PKL history.

This was the match where Rohit Kumar had his best-ever raid performance of 30 raid points. It is currently the 2nd best individual raiding performance in a match in PKL.

The last meeting between them ended in a 37-27 win for Bengaluru Bulls:

Pawan Sehrawat had a SUPER 10 (10 raid points) while Rohit Kumar had 7 raid points.

Mahender Singh had a HIGH 5 (5 tackle points).

Shrikant Jadhav had a SUPER 10 for UP and scored 12 out of the team’s 14 total raid points in this match.

UP Yoddha PKL 7 Record

1 Win, 3 Losses, 2 Ties

Last Match: Lost to Patna Pirates 20-41

Are on a 3-match winless streak

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 7 Record

4 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Tie

Last Match: Lost to Haryana Steelers 30-33

 

TIME FOR MATCH 2- UP YODDHA VS BENGALUR BULLS

 

 

The Titans was fresh of it first victory last night and was happy to settle with a draw. Bengal will also be happy with the result. Now, let's head to the second match of the day.

WHAT A CONTEST THIS HAS BEEN! Desai came to life in the second half, but so did Abozar, Maninder, Vishal, Farhad and Nabibakhsh. Which is why, this result seems to be the best outcome of this match.

Telugu Titans and Bengal Warriors, both team didn't deserve to lose. Highs and lows, fluctuating fortunes and momentum changed hands continuously, but in the end, it's finished 29-29.

29-29: FINAL RAID OF THE MATCH. DESAI TO SEAL IT? 7 raid points on the night for him so far and TITANS SETTLES FOR A TIE!

30 SECONDS TO GO

29-29:  Do-or-die raid for the Titans and one point each. Armaan gets a bonus point before being brought down Baldev Singh.

Last minute of the match coming up.

 

28-28:  Do-or-die raid for Bengal. Nabibakhsh come for the raid. That's a sensational tackle by Farhad, Milagardhan. He initiates the block and receives great support from Abozar. He seemed like the second favourite there, but he recovers exceptionally well. Just when Nabi thought he can go back after getting a heavy hand touch on the centre defender, he gets tackled.

3 MINUTES TO GO as the official timeout is called.

27-28: Do-or-die for the Titans and Desai is floored. What a contest is turning out to be. Nabibakhsh puts in a great double hold.

 

27-27: Do-or-die raid or Bengal and the bonus is on the taking. Prapanjan targets C. Arun and he gets the better of him. The cover defender tried to push the raider off the mat, but fails.

27-26: THE LEAD IS BACK WITH THE TITANS. DESAI PICKS UP HIS 4TH RAID POINT OF THE NIGHT WITH A RUNNING HAND TOUCH ON ADARSH T.

26-26: WELL DONE, VISHAL! GREAT ANKLE HOLD ON MANINDER SINGH. THE RAIDER TRIED TO GET A BONUS POINT, BUT CAN'T ESCAPE THE JAWS OF TITANS' DEFENSE.

OFFICIAL TIMEOUT

 

25-26: Suraj Desai gets the bonus, but cannot escape the Bengal's chain tackle by Prapanjan and Jeeva. Titans seems to be rushing here. The pressure, for sure is high, but they can't afford to throw the game away.

24-25: A string of 4 points for Bengal is broken by C. Arun. 7.5 minutes to go and Nabibakhsh is sent back to the bench. A brilliant dash by run to contain Nabi.

 

21-23: ALL-OUT! THIS TIME, BENGAL INFLICTS ONE ON THE TITANS! THE BENGAL IS IN THE LEAD NOW! BENGAL HAS BEEN BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF AND WILL IT LIVE UP TO THE REPUTATION AGAIN? COMING TO THE RAID, Baldev Singh tackles Suraj Desai and receives quick support from the rest of the team.

20-19: One man standing for the Titans.

 

20-18: WHAT WAS THAT, RINKU NARWAL? HE PUTS IN A TACKLE FIRST, WHICH DESAI ALMOST ESCAPED AND THEN CAME THE MOMENT OF THE RAID? NARWAL HELD HIM BY THE WAIST AND PULLED HIM BACK?

Review by Titans as it claims that only defender was out of bounds and the reviews is deemed unsuccessful. NO MORE REVIEWS LEFT WITH TITANS.

20-17: Maninder is tackled by the Titans defenders after he enters the lobby without a touch. So he is surely out. Armaan, who stepped out of bounds himself without getting the touch, also to walk off. Referee says two defenders were out as Abozar committed the same error as Maninder.

19-15: Do-or-die raid for the Titans and Armaan picks up a quick bonus.

18-15: One on one, goes C Arun. The moment Nabi went for the right corner, Arun pounced at him. Great combination tackle.

MILESTONE ALERT: K. PRAPANJAN

Prapanjan Registers 300 Points In PKL.

17-15: K. Prapanjan lures Vishal Bhardwaj into a futile tackle.


MILESTONE ALERT: MANINDER SINGH

Maninder Singh Registers 1000 Raids In PKL.

 

 

17-14: Excellent stuff from left cover, Jeeva Kumar. This is the third time Desai has been caught on the turn. Jeeva put in a vicious thigh hold and didn't allow the raider to jump over him.

 

17-12: ALL-OUT, BENGAL HAS BEEN BUNDLED HERE BY TELUGU TITANS! BALDEV TRIED HIS BEST against Siddharth Desai AND WE HAVE THE FIRST ALL-OUT OF THE MATCH. THIS TIME, BENGAL IS ON THE RECEIVING END AND SUDDENLY, TITANS HAS A 5-POINT LEAD.

14-12: TWO-POINTS HERE FORBonus plus one point for the raider, as per the referee. Telugu Titans review the call and it is deemed unsuccessful. Abozar Mighani had stepped out of bounds, which meant that he could not take part in the tackle. Which means the raider is safe. SO, ONE POINT TO EACH TEAMS. TITANS LOSES ITS REVIEWS.

HERE WE GO!

REMEMBER, TELUGU TITANS HAS ONLY INFLICTED ONE ALL-OUT ALL SEASON THIS YEAR. WITH JUST TWO MEN REMAINING ON THE MAT FOR BENGAL, WE MIGHT JUST GET TO THE TELUGU'S SECOND.

 

This game has truly come alive in the last 90 seconds and marked the end of a very compact first half. Both teams started with quick and fierce raid as both teams picked up points at will. The pace of the game then slowed down when the defensive units of both the team joined the party and pushed each other on the back. Bengal and Hyderabad then played on the do-or-die raid sequence and it was the last one which gave Telugu Titans the slender lead.

THE FIRST COMES TO AN END WITH A 2-POINT LEAD FOR TITANS.

Titans reviews the decision. and three points for Telugu Titans and one point for Bengal. Replay shows that only after getting the touch, he stepped out of the lobby. Which means, all the defenders that pushed him off, also follow him to the bench.

WAIT, WE AREN'T DONE WITH THE FIRST HALF YET!

13-11: Do-or-die raid and Desai, the bull, in in. This may be the last raid of the raid and HE HAS BEEN DASHED OUT! He tried to get a touch point off the left corner, before two other defender put in a tackle and then he was dashed out.

1 minute in the half left.

10-10: Nabi now helping out with raiding duties. A flying kick on Amit Kumar to level the scores.

10-9: Not this time Maninder, says Farhad. The latter takle the raider with a brutal dash and shows him the marching orders.

9-9: SUPER-TACKLE AND WHAT A WAY TO LEVEL SCORES. IRAN'S STALWART, MOHAMMAD NABIBAKHSH INITIATES THE TACKLE BY CHARGING INTO DESAI, WHO ALMOST ESCAPED, BUT WAS CONTAINED SUCCESSFULLY WHEN THE OTHERS CAME IN TO SUPPORT QUICKLY.

3 MEN ON THE MAT FOR BENGAL.

9-7: Do-or-die raid and the big brother, Suraj Desai revives Siddharth Desai. The Titans seems to be targetting Jeeva Kumar from Bengal and the ploy has yielded good results to far.

8-7: Prapanjan had come in to raid for do-or-die raid, only to be floored with a strong chest hold by Amit Kumar.

7-7: The scores are level. Jeeva Kumar, from the right corner catches him off-guard and when Desai tried to push him away, Kumar grabs his arms and ushers him out the mat.

7-6: Do-or-die raid and Maninder delivers. Abozar Mighani from IRAN falls prey to his raid this time.

7-5: Do-or-die raid for the Titans and it's Mr. Desai in dangerous territory. But He takes down Baldev. The defender put in a diving double ankle hold and he was able bring the raider down, but Desai over-powered him and dragged him past the mid-line

6-5: 3 TACKLE POINTS FOR BENGAL AND 2 FOR THE TITANS SO FAR.

 

6-5: Maninder Singh, with 2 raid points already, was in to raid and he returns empty-hnded.

6-5: It's a one-point game now after Maninder Singh bags a quick bonus point.

6-4: Suraj Desai gets a touch point off Rinku Narwal, who has to go off the mat.

5-4: Maninder from Jalandhar gets a running hand touch of Farhad Milagardhan and bags another raid point.

5-3: Do-or-die, this time for Bengal. Raider Mohammad Nabibakhsh was entrusted with the duty to level the scores, but Vishal Bhardwaj pins him down with a double ankle hold.

 

4-3: Do-or-die raid for Hyderabad and Desai is in to raid and Bengal gets the better of Desai. Baldev Singh rushes in with a chest hold, while the raider had his back to him.

4-2: THIS MATCH IS OFF TO A BLISTERING START! Another tackle point for THE TITANS AND THIS TIME, IT'S VISHAL BHARDWAJ.

3-2: Desai sends Viraj Langde back to the bench.

2-2: Excellent work from Amit Kumar. He broke off the chain tackle and put in a double thigh hold on Maninder Singh. Superb tackle there!

1-2: Two consecutive points for Bengal. This time, it comes from the defense, which pounces on Suraj Desai to send him back the bench. Baldev was the chief destructor there.

1-1: Nabibakhsh gets the big fish, Siddharth Desai. Desai tried an ankle hold, but he isn't able to contain Nabi. Off Desai goes to the bench.

1-0: Siddharth Desai comes in for the first rid of the match and off we go! He gets a toe touch off Rinku Narwal. Desai is off the mark on the night.

TOSS: Bengal wins the toss and Telugu will raid first.

SQUADS:

Bengal Warriors: K. Prapanjan, Viraj Langde, Jeeva Kumar, Maninder Singh, Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal, Mohammad Nabibakhsh

Subs: Adarsh T, Rakesh Narwal, Ravinder Kumawat, Amit Dhurwal, Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali

 

Telugu Titans: Siddharth Desai, C. Arun, Farhad Milagardhan, Amit Kumar, Suraj Desai, Abozar Mighani, Vishal Bhardwaj

Subs: Armaan, Kamal Singh, Aakash Arsul, Krushna Madane, Ankit Beniwal.

 

WHAT RECORDS ARE UP FOR GRABS TODAY? LET'S HAVE A LOOK

UPCOMING MILESTONES

--> K. Prapanjan (KOL) is 6 raid points away from reaching 300 raid points in PKL.

--> Baldev Singh (KOL) is 2 tackle points away from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL.

 

HOW HAVE THE TWO TEAMS FARED SO FAR IN SEASON 7 AND AGAINST EACH OTHER?

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Overall: Matches – 14 | Bengal Warriors – 8 | Telugu Titans – 3 | Tie - 3

-->Bengal Warriors have been the superior team against Telugu Titans winning 8 of their 14 matches.

-->Bengal Warriors are on a 3 match winning streak against Telugu Titans. Bengal are also on a 6 match unbeaten run against them.

-->In PKL 6, Bengal had a clean sweep against Telugu Titans winning all the matches against them. Interestingly all the matches were won with a 5 point margin.

Bengal Warriors PKL 7 Record:

-->3 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Tie

-->Last Match: Won against U Mumba 32 – 30.

Telugu Titans PKL 7 Record:

-->1 Win, 5 Losses, 1 Tie

-->Last Match: Won against Gujarat Fortunegiants 30 – 24.

 

P.S.- You can watch the live streaming of the matches on Hotstar.

Hyderabad-based franchise Telugu Titans has finally managed to register up its first of the season, when it defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants. The team returns to the mat again today and will look to down West Bengal-based Bengal Warriors, which has a better head-to-head record against the Titans.

Later tonight, UP Yoddha will lock horns with Bangalore-based franchise, Bengaluru Bulls. Both teams are coming off victories from their respective last matches and will definitely look to replicate their performance tonight. Pressure will be higher on UP as it's currently on a three-match winningstreak.