Welcome to the live coverage of the 2nd fixture of 29th October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Telugu Titans and Gujarat Giants at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Saturday.
Scores read Telugu vs Gujarat:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: TELUGU TITANS LOST 19-30 TO GUJARAT GIANTS.
30-19 Monu Goyat fails to come back with a point in the raid which will be the last one for Telugu as the clock has no time left for this match.
29-19 A poor intent from the Titans has cost them another All-OUT! Rakesh will go back with four points, two touchpoints of Vishal Bhardwaj and Ankit and two for inflicting all out.
Telugu seem to give up here, they are not even trying for a point here, poor approach from them.
19-25 Siddharth gets tackled by Gujarat.
18-24 Titans have answered me with the beautiful SUPER TACKLE! Rakesh looks in pain as he landed on the mat with an elbow not in a good position/
I don’t understand the strategy of Telugu Titans here, they are left with only two men on the mat, why are you focusing on empty raids?
Ram Meher to his boys: Pressure un par hai, toe touch ka dhyaan rakhna (They are under pressure, be careful with toe touches)
16-24 Titans are losing this one in crunch moment, Abhishek falls easily in the raid, and Rinku Narwal tackled him for a point.
16-23 Rakesh comes back with the point of Surjeet Singh in a do-or-die raid.
16-22 Monu looked confused and his concentration was not on point in the do-or-die raid as the result he get caught by the chain of Gujarat Giant’s defenders.
16-21 Ankit rises to the occation and tackled Parteek Dahiya to reduce the deficit.
15-21 Shankar Gadai tackled Adarsh t and he helped Gujarat to extend the lead to six points.
15-20 Rakesh comes in for another Do-or-Die raid, Parvesh Bhainswal attempts a tackle on him but he tries to escape here comes Vishal Bhardwaj who dashed him out of the mat.
13-20 Rinku Narwal tackled Siddharth Desai who came in for a Do-or-die raid.
13-19 Parteek is shining in the absence of Chandran Ranjit, he takes Vijay Kumar and Monu Goyat in a single raid.
13-17 Vishal Bhardwaj finally breaks the flow of Gujarat and he tackled Rakesh this time to send him off.
12-17 Gujarat shifted their gears and they have INFLICTED AN ALL-OUT against Telugu Titans.
12-14 Rakesh takes Vijay this time and Titans are left stranded with a lone man.
12-13 Gujarat Giants has shifted the momentum for itself, Telugu attempted a super tackle but Vishal Bhardwaj goes out of the mat and Rakesh will have his point.
12-12 The scores are level as Siddharth Desai gets out of bounds and gave his point to Akram Shaikh.
11-12 Monu Goyat gets tackled by Sourav Gulia this time.
10-12 Parteek Dahiya touches Surjeet Singh for a point.
12-9 Vijay Kumar tackles Purna Singh who came for a Do-or-Die raid.
11-9 Adarsh comes in for a Do-or-Die raid, he tries multiple times for a point, but he was restrained by Shankar Gadai, who pounced on him to contain him without giving a point to him.
11-8 Rakesh comes in for a Do-or-Die raid, but Ankit has ushered him out of the mat.
10-8 Adarsh extends the lead for Titans with a touchpoint of Arkam Shaikh
9-8 Adarsh gets a bonus.
8-8 Super tackle by Telugu Titans’ Parteek Dahiya to level the score.
8-6 A lot has happened in the last few raids as Gujarat has successfully extended its lead due to the points it took in the last few raids.
5-5 Parteek Dahiya levels the score for Gujarat with a bonus and Vijay Kumar’s touchpoint.
5-3 Parteek Dahiya takes Nitin’s point.
5-2 Rakesh comes in for a Do-or-Die raid, he gets the point of Vijay Kumar
4-2 Saurav Gulia tackles Abhishek Singh and it is a good one.
4-1 First point for Titans as Rakesh gets a bonus in a do-or-die raid.
4-0 Mohit Goyat gets his second point and Shankar Gadai has to go out.
3-0 Vijay Kumar tackled Prashant Kumar Rai and the Titans are getting good points early on in the game.
2-0 Adarsh gets the point of Arkam Shaikh.
1-0 Monu opened the account for Titans with a bonus.
Titans: Abhishek Singh, Nitin, Mohit, Adarsh, Monu Goyat, Vijay Kumar, Vishal
Giants: Rakesh, Sourav, Arkam, Parteek, Prashanth, Shankar, Rinku
Matches: 6 | Telugu: 1 | Gujarat: 5 | Tie: 0
Rooted at the bottom of the standings with just one win and six losses, it’s safe to say that Telugu Titans need positive results soon if they are to turn around their campaign. The Titans have struggled to produce their best in both attack and defence. Their attacking trio of Siddharth Desai, Vinay and Monu Goyat have managed 35, 32 and 28 raid points respectively. Needless to say, they need to step up in the upcoming games and their defence needs to improve as well. Vishal Bhardwaj with 11 tackle points has been their best defender, while Surjeet Singh has managed 10 tackle points. The likes of Vijay Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal also need to up their defensive game.
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Gujarat Giants, meanwhile, has had an inconsistent campaign so far with three wins, three losses and a tie. The Giants’ Rakesh has set the mat ablaze this season with the quality performances that’s seen him score 90 raid points already. While he’s been supported by Chandran Ranjit (35 raid points) and Parteek Dhaiya (20 raid points), most of the attacking onus rests on Rakesh’s shoulders. As far as the defence goes, Sourav Gulia has been their top performer with 18 tackle points. Arkam Shaikh and Shankar Gadai have been their next-best defensive performers with 13 and nine tackle points respectively.
Where can you watch Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Saturday, October 29.