PKL 2019, as it happened: Haryana Steelers, Telugu Titans emerge victorious

Haryana Steelers secured a comfortable win against Puneri Paltan before Telugu Titans edged Tamil Thalaivas in a topsy-turvy contest.

Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas raiders Siddharth Desai (left) and Rahul Chaudhari.   -  Twitter @ProKabaddi

Haryana Steelers beat Puneri Paltan 41-27 in the first match of the evening, propelling itself to second on the points table, before Telugu Titans beat Tamil Thalaivas 35-30.

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Full-time: Telugu Titans beats Tamil Thalaivas 35-30, with Farhad Milaghardan completing a successful raid and eliminating Mohit Chhillar.

Titans 34-29 Thalaivas: V. Ajith Kumar with a successful do-or-die raid, eliminating Vishal Bhardwaj as Tamil Thalaivas look to narrow the gap as the clock ticks down.

Titans 34-27 Thalaivas:  A series of empty raids after Rajnish's successful raid had earned Telugu Titans a point with the elimination of Mohit Chhillar.

Titans 33-25 Thalaivas: V. Ajith Kumar completes a successful raid and with it a Super 10.

Titans 33-24 Thalaivas: Another unsuccessful raid from Rahul Chaudhari! It's been that kind of day for Tamil Thalaivas chief raider. Farhad Milaghardan with a solid tackle to extend Telugu Titans's lead.

Titans 30-23 Thalaivas: Three points in a row for Telugu Titans! Siddharth Desai with back-to-back successful raids, with Abozar Mighani successfully tackling V. Ajith Kumar. A healthy seven-point lead for Telugu Titans.

Titans 27-23 Thalaivas: Rajnish and Shabeer Bappu with successful do-or-die raids with Telugu Titans remaining four points ahead.

Titans 25-21 Thalaivas: Super Tackle by Ran Singh! Armaan with an unsuccessful raid and that's three points in quick succession for Tamil Thalaivas with nine minutes left!

Titans 25-18 Thalaivas: Telugu Titans is pulling away! Another instance of the two teams having do-or-die raids back to back, and Telugu Titans gains two points in the end. V. Ajith Kumar with an unsuccessful do-or-die raid first up for Tamil Thalaivas before Armaan eliminates Manjit Chhillar in a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

Titans 23-18 Thalaivas: Rajnish with an unsuccessful raid this time, he's tackled by Shabeer Bappu.

Titans 23-17 Thalaivas: Back-to-back do-or-die raids, one successful, one unsuccessful! Rajnish with a successful raid for Telugu Titans, eliminating Mohit Chhillar, while Rahul Chaudhari is successfully tackled by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Titans 21-17 Thalaivas: Super Tackle! It was a do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas and V. Ajith Kumar. It's unsuccessful in the end with Vishal Bhardwaj completing a Super Tackle to extend Telugu Titans lead to four points.

Titans 19-17 Thalaivas: A rare unsuccessful raid from Siddharth Desai. It was a do-or-die raid for Telugu Titans and Siddharth was successfully tackled by Mohit Chhillar.

Titans 18-15 Thalaivas: V. Ajith Kumar with a successful raid at the start of the second half for Tamil Thalaivas. Armaan is the player eliminated.

Titans 18-14 Thalaivas: Farhad Milaghardan with a successful raid for Telugu Titans to complete the first half. It's been topsy-turvy and set up nicely for the second period.

Titans 16-12 Thalaivas: Vishal Bhardwaj with a successful tackle on Anand, extending Telugu Titans' lead to four points.

Titans 13-9 Thalaivas: Rahul Chaudhari with an unsuccessful raid, he's not been at his best today.

Titans 12-9 Thalaivas: Manjeet Chhillar with a solid tackle on Armaan and Tamil Thalaivas is slowly clawing its way back into the match.

Titans 12-8 Thalaivas: Rahul Chaudhari with another successful raid, eliminates Farhad Milaghardan.

Titans 12-7 Thalaivas: Armaan rises from the bench and wins a raid point for Telugu Titans, eliminating Anand.

Titans 9-6 Thalaivas: V. Ajith Kumar wins two raid points for Tamil Thalaivas, Vishal Bhardwaj and Armaan are the players eliminated.

Titans 9-4 Thalaivas: Siddharth Desai wins another raid point for Telugu Titans, Manjeet Chhillar is the player eliminated this time.

Titans 8-4 Thalaivas: First raid points of the night for Rahul Chaudhari! He eliminates Abozar Mighani, but Tamil Thalaivas needs more from its chief raider.

Titans 8-3 Thalaivas: Siddharth Desai with another successful raid, bringing up 300 raid points in the PKL and establishing a five-point lead for Telugu Titans.

Titans 7-3 Thalaivas: Anand with an unsuccessful raid for Tamil Thalaivas, Farhad Milaghardan is the tackler.

Titans 6-3 Thalaivas: An unsuccessful raid for Suraj Desai, Ajeet is the tackler.

Titans 6-2 Thalaivas: Anand with a successful raid for Tamil Thalaivas, just the second for the team. Armaan is the player eliminated.

Titans 6-1 Thalaivas: Rahul Chaudhari falls prey to Siddharth Desai, and it's a healthy five-point lead for Telugu Titans early in this match.

Titans 5-1 Thalaivas: Vishal Bhardwaj with another successful tackle, this time V. Ajith Kumar can't escape his clutches.

Titans 4-1 Thalaivas: Tamil Thalaivas is on board! V. Ajith Kumar with a successful raid, eliminates Armaan of Telugu Titans.

Titans 4-0 Thalaivas: Back-to-back successful raids for Siddharth Desai, and Telugu Titans storms into a four-point lead early on.

Titans 3-0 Thalaivas: Bad start for Rahul Chaudhari! He's tackled by Vishal Bhardwaj on his first raid of the match.

Titans 2-0 Thalaivas: Suraj Desai with another successful raid for Telugu Titans.

Titans 1-0 Thalaivas: Siddharth Desai with a successful raid first up, gets Telugu Titans on board.

We're all set for the second match of the day, between Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas.

Full-time: Haryana Steelers beats Puneri Paltan 41-27 and moves up to second on the points table.

Pune 27-41 Haryana: Amit Kumar with another successful raid, this time gets a touch on Dharmaraj Cheralathan.

Pune 26-41 Haryana: It's a do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers and Surjeet Singh successfully tackles Vikas Chhillar.

Pune 25-41 Haryana: Amit Kumar with a successful raid, eliminates Tin Phonchoo and Ravi Kumar.

Pune 22-40 Haryana: Dharmaraj Cheralathan with a successful tackle on Pankaj Mohite.

Pune 22-39 Haryana: Prashant Kumar Rai with an unsuccessful do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers, Surjeet Singh is the tackler.

Pune 21-38 Haryana: Nitin Tomar with a successful raid for Puneri Paltan, eliminates Ravi Kumar.

Pune 20-38 Haryana: Do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan. Ravi Kumar with a double thigh hold on Amit Kumar.

Pune 20-37 Haryana: It's a do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers. Vinay with an unsuccessful raid, Surjeet Singh the tackler.

Pune 19-37 Haryana: Pankaj Mohite wins two raid points for Puneri Paltan with the elimination of Sunil and Prashant Kumar Rai.

Pune 17-37 Haryana: Vikash Kandola successfully tackles Nitin Tomar before Prashant Kumar Rai eliminates Sagar Krishna in a successful raid.

Pune 17-35 Haryana: Second all out of the match! Vikash Kandola eliminates Shubham Shinde and Puneri Paltan is all-out for the second time in the match. With a lead of 18 points, Haryana is on the way to another win now. It's also the fifth Super 10 of the season for Vikash Kandola!

Pune 16-25 Haryana: Nitin Tomar with another successful raid, eliminates Ravi Kumar.

Pune 15-25 Haryana: Vinay with a successful raid for Haryana Steelers, eliminates Sagar Krishna.

Pune 15-24 Haryana: Nitin Tomar with a successful raid for Puneri Paltan, eliminates Sunil.

Pune 14-24 Haryana: Prashant Kumar Rai wins two raid points for Haryana Steelers, the bonus point to go with the touch point.

Pune 14-22 Haryana: Sunil with an ankle hold on Manjeet and Haryana Steelers extends its lead to eight points.

Pune 14-21 Haryana: Do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers. Vikash Kandola with an unsuccessful raid, has been tackled by Shubham Shinde.

Pune 13-21 Haryana: Pankaj Mohite with a successful raid for Puneri Paltan, eliminates Vikas Kale and Vinay.

Pune 11-21 Haryana: Dharmaraj Cheralathan has been excellent with his tackling tonight! He wins another tackle point, this time with an ankle hold on Manjeet.

Pune 11-20 Haryana: Vinay wins two points for Haryana Steelers, a bonus point to go with the touch point, eliminating Balasaheb Jadhav.

Pune 11-18 Haryana: Nitin Tomar with an unsuccessful raid, Ravi Kumar is the tackler. And that brings us to the end of the first half.

Pune 11-17 Haryana: We have the first all-out of the match! Vikash Kandola with a successful raid to eliminate Sushant Sail and Pankaj Mohite and inflict an all-out on Puneri Paltan.

Pune 11-13 Haryana: Do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan! Pankaj Mohite with a successful raid, eliminating Vikas Kale.

Pune 9-13 Haryana: Vikash Kandola raids successfully and extends Haryana Steelers lead to four points with the elimination of Nitin Tomar.

Pune 9-12 Haryana: Vinay with a successful raid for Haryana Steelers, eliminates Balasaheb Jadhav.

Pune 9-11 Haryana: Vikash Kandola with a successful raid, eliminating Shubham Shinde.

Pune 9-10 Haryana: Dharmaraj Cheralathan with another successful tackle, this time a double thigh hold on Manjeet, to earn Haryana Steelers a point.

Pune 9-9 Haryana: Vikash Kandola earns Haryana Steelers one raid point from the do-or-die raid, eliminating Amit Kumar.

Pune 9-8 Haryana: It's a do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan! Sushant Sail is the raider and Ravi Kumar with a Super Tackle to earn Haryana Steelers two points and narrow the gap.

Pune 9-6 Haryana: An unsuccessful raid from Prashant Kumar Rai! Shubham Shinde is the tackler and Puneri Paltan takes a slender lead at the halfway point in the first half.

Pune 8-6 Haryana: Do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan! Manjeet with a successful raid that yields one point with the elimination of Vikas Kale.

Pune 7-6 Haryana: Manjeet with a successful tackle on Vinay.

Pune 6-6 Haryana: SUPER TACKLE! Surjeet Singh with a super tackle to eliminate Vikash Kandola.

Pune 4-6 Haryana: Do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan! Dharmaraj Cheralathan, who had been eliminated by Nitin Tomar earlier, gets an ankle hold on Amit Kumar and Haryana Steelers has a slender early lead.

Pune 4-5 Haryana: Do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers! Vikash Kandola re-enters the fray and secures one raid point with the elimination of Balasaheb Jadhav.

Pune 4-4 Haryana: Unsuccessful raid! Sunil tackles Nitin Tomar and we are back on level terms.

Pune 4-3 Haryana: We have the first unsuccessful raid of the match! Manjeet has been tackled and Haryana Steelers opens its account for tackle points.

Pune 4-2 Haryana: Excellent raiding from Nitin Tomar again! Vikash Kandola and Dharmaraj Cheralathan fall prey, and Vikash's elimination this early in the match is a body blow for Haryana Steelers.

Pune 2-2 Haryana: Nitin Tomar and Vikash Kandola with consecutive successful raids. Tomar' raid yields one point with the elimination of Ravi Kumar and Vikash eliminates Manjeet.

Pune 1-1 Haryana: Vikash Kandola with a successful opening raid for Haryana Steelers, eliminates Amit Kumar.

Pune 1-0 Haryana: A successful opening raid for Nitin Tomar, who eliminates Sunil and gets Puneri Paltan on board.

And we are underway!

Puneri Paltan starting line-up: Nitin Tomar, Surjeet Singh, Balasaheb Jadhav, Amit Kumar, Manjeet, Shubham Shinde, Sagar Krishna

Haryana Steelers starting line-up: Vikash Kandola, Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vinay, Sunil, Dharmaraj Cheralathan

PREVIEW

Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers face off in the first match of the evening, having won their previous matches against Telugu Titans and Gujarat Fortune Giants. Haryana is fifth on the points table and a win will propel it to second behind Dabang Delhi. Paltan is 10th and a win will take it level on points with Gujarat.

Ninth-placed Tamil Thalaivas takes on 11th-placed Telugu Titans in the second match. Thalaivas can move up to eighth with a win, while Titans will move above Thalaivas if it emerges victorious tonight.