Welcome to the highlights of the 1st fixture of day 3 of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Telugu Titans and Bengal Warriors at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Scores read Titans vs Warriors
WARRIORS FINISH UP A MASSIVE 45-25 WIN OVER THE TELUGU TITANS. Biggest victory margin of this season so far. Good way to come back after a heavy loss in their opening match.
25-45 Vinay comes back for a raid and gives up after being held at the ankles. Shubham Shinde with probably the easiest tackle of the season.
25-44 Vinay goes in for a do-or-die raid and gets Balaji D. He’s been the only positive here for the Titans
24-44 SUPER TACKLE. Only the fourth and fifth tackle point coming for Titans as Vinay holds Deepak Niwas Hooda, turns him and brings him down for a super tackle.
22-43 Monu Goyat gets a bonus but Deepak Hooda then sends out Monu Goyat
Four and a half minutes remain.
21-42 Bonus for Vinay. This game is all but sealed in Bengal’s favour but Titans will want to salvage a point from this encounter
20-42 SUPER RAID. Deepak Niwas Hooda. Surjeet Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal and Vishal Bharadwaj taken out. There could have been fourth point there but we won’t be able to see that aadded because Bengal has no reviews left.
19-39 Maninder is taken out as Siddharth Desai gets a kick on Maninder’s left calf on the way back to the midline
18-39 Deepak Niwas Hooda’s thigh hold on Monu Goyat is brilliant here as the right cover combines to hold his ankle and body to hold him down.
18-38 Ravinder Pahal tries to hold down Maninder’s legs when he’s comfortably close to the midline
18-37 SUPER RAID FOR TITANS. Ray of hope for Titans and the man is Monu Goyat. BENGAL CHALLENGES and says he is out. Referees think he got the bonus plus two points. Here’s what happened. Monu uses the lobbies after getting his bonus, which the replays seem to confirm. Vaibhav and Balaji go at him on the left as they push him into the lobbies. Monu is inside the orange zone and rightly so, the review is unsuccessful. How unnecessary was that review? A little panic there from Bengal?
15-36 Vishal Bharadwaj brings down Shrikanth Jadhav
14-36 Deepak Hooda remove Ravinder Pahal
14-35 BENGAL INFLICTS THE ALL OUT AGAIN. RUNNING AWAY WITH THIS FIXTURE
13-32 Bonus for Monu while Maninder Singh gets to his SUPER 10
12-31 Monu Goyat removes Girish Ernak. Maninder and Deepak remove Surjeet and Ravinder Pahal respectively.
11-29 Deepak Hooda, on a do-or-die raid, takes out Vishal Bharadwaj and Siddharth Desai. Oof. Strength Maninder follkows it up by muscling through Parvesh Bhainswal
INJURY TO RAJNISH. ANKLE LODGES INTO THE MAT AND THE KNEE BUCKLES. Rajnish is sobbing on the sidelines and signals that he can’t walk. He is stretchered off. The first person who can’t believe what he’s seeing is Bhaskaran.
11-26 Nothing conceded. Manjeet Chhillar gave Ravinder Pahal an earful about conceding bonuses and he’s now positioning himself a little higher.
11-26 Oof. Vinay was blindsided from the right. He is corned in the left and then pushed out of the playing area. Statement move from Bengal
11-25 Rajnish starts with intent, taking out Balaji D
HALFTIME 25-10 in favour of Bengal Warriors
10-25 Girish Ernak tries to catch Rajnishs ankle. He ends up conceding the bonus and his spot on the mat.
8-25 Bonus for Shrikant Jadhav under Ravinder Pahal’s nose
8-24 Rajnish gets Vaibhav Garje who gets a tad bit hasty. Bengal needs to calm down
7-24 Surjeet being targetted here? Maninder takes him out yet again
7-23 Bonus for Shrikant Jadhav while Siddharth Desai fails at doing a Maninder in pushing his way through the defence, brought down by Balaji D ultimately.
7-21 Siddharth Desai gets his first point of the night as he takes out Girish Ernak. Before that, Maninder gets Surjeet and Girish Ernak had removed Rajnish too
6-17 Shrikant Jadhav is gifted a point by Parvesh Bhainswal
6-16 MIGHTY MANI gets two more. Pahal and Bharadwaj. Both corners rubbed out and Maninder has a wry smile on his face
6-14 Girish Ernak blocks out Siddharth Desai and sends him back to the bench. However, Ernak is out too.
5-13 Vinay comes in on a do-or-die raid, he gets the bonus but Balaji D gives him no more. Deepak Niwas Hooda likes what he sees
4-12 Vishal Bharadwaj chains Shrikanth Jadhav
SUBSTITUTION: ABHISHEK SINGH GOES OUT. SIDDHARTH DESAI COMES IN
3-12 Shrikanth Jadhav takes out Ravinder Pahal
3-11 Girish Ernak comes into the mix, dashing out Rajnish. Rajnish yet to open his account today
3-10 SUPER RAID FOR MANINDER. HE WIPES OUT ALL THREE TITANS PLAYERS. Five points come off it as an all out has been inflicted. LOVELY WORK. Ravinder Pahal, Vishal Bharadwaj and Vinay out
3-5 Bengal Warriors chipping away as Vaibhav Garje brings down Abhishek Singh with a sleek thigh hold
3-4 Lightning fast from Shrikanth Jadhav tonight as he gets a swift toe touch on Surjeet Singh who is miffed at himself
3-3 BULLDOZED is Rajnish as he comes in for the do or die raid. Vaibhav Garje gets a double ankle hold
3-2 Shrikanth Jadhav gets Parvesh Bhainswal
3-1 Vishal Bharadwaj holds on to Maninder’s legs and brings him down with no room to escape for the big man from the Bengal side
2-1 Vinay comes in and picks up two points. Shubham Shinde’s ankle hold does not stick and Girish Ernak concedes a touch while pressing the brakes on a dash from the other end. Nifty
0-1 Maninder gets a bonus point
Telugu Titans: Abhishek Singh, Surjeet Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal, Vinay, Rajnish, Ravinder Pahal, Vishal Bhardwaj
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh, Vaibhav Garje, Balaji D, Deepak Hooda, Shrikant Jadhav, Shubham Shinde, Girish Maruti
Telugu Titans lost the first Southern Derby of the season when it conceded its season opener 29-34 vs Bengaluru Bulls. The standout part of the Titans’ first match was the gaps in their raiding department. Siddharth Desai, given the moniker Bahubali for his brutish raiding ability, has been a shadow of his former self and was toothless against the Bulls. As was Monu Goyat. Raiding responsibilities fell almost exclusively on Vinay’s shoulders with Rajnish coming in to ease the load. Both got seven points each. Titans need to support this duo better and figure out a more specific role for Desai, who looked out of wind for the most part of the opening fixture. The defense had a par day at work but the likes of Vishal Bharadwaj and Surjeet Singh need to rally their troops better to have an impact on the score.
As you wait for live action to begin, check out our interview with Siddharth Desai from season 7 of the PKL.
Bengal Warriors had, compared to their own standards, a very ordinary day in the office against Haryana Steelers, so much so that the side did not even manage a point this season. The raiding department is extremely dependent on Maninder Singh who had a very sluggish start to the game. Deepak Niwas Hooda who has been roped in from Jaipur Pink Panthers did not have any impact on the game. Manoj Gowda stepped up with seven points. Coming into this game, Bengal takes on quite a star-studded Titans lineup whose squad is one of the best in the league on paper.
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