Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas in Hyderabad on Saturday.
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Scores will read as Telugu vs Tamil:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Tamil Thalaivas beat Telugu Titans 52-24
24-52 Sachin, who came in as a substitute goes in the do-or-die raid and he picks up Muhammed Shihas. Well done young boy. With this, the game ends with Tamil winning this one and taking 5 points to stay well and intact for a Playoff spot.
24-51 Abhishek fails, yet again in the raid to come back safely as Sahil tackled him by his ankles.
24-50 Sahil tackles Hanumanthu, and, with this, Tamil touches the enormous 50 raid point mark.
24-49 Super 10 for Narender as he gets a tag on Palla Ramakrishna.
24-48 Sahil Gulia goes out as Abhishek Singh tagged him this time.
23-48 Pawar is in action again as he completes 20 raid points from this game. He cleans up the defence, yet again as he picks Nitin, Prince D to force another all-out on Titans.
23-44 Pawar picks up Parvesh Bhainswal in the raid.
23-43 Abhishek Singh comes in the do-or-die raid and he has been caught by the trap of defence as this time it is Sahil who tackled Abhishek this time.
23-42 A SUPER RAID for Narender as he takes touchpoint of Ankit and K Hanumanthu along with a bonus as well.
23-39 Narender gets the touchpoint of Shihas.
23-38 K Hanumanthu picks up Sahil Gulia in the raid.
22-38 Abhishek Singh takes three points to enforce a SUPER RAID as Arpit Saroha, Himanshu, and Mohit go out.
19-38 Narender goes in the raid and takes Ankit’s touchpoint.
19-37 Sahil Gulia tackles the only man in form for Titans - K Hanumanthu.
19-36 A bonus along with the touchpoint M. Abishek for Hanumanthu.
17-36 A bonus for Narender.
17-35 NO NO NO, THIS IS BEYOND MY IMAGINATION. AJINKYA PAWAR HAS DONE IT! HE HAS DONE IT, YET AGAIN AGAINST TELUGU TITANS!!! Deja Vu raid from PAWAR! Oh no, what is going on here? He goes in the raid and somehow manages to twist, turn, hop and jump to take not one, not two, not three not four not five but full SEVEN points from this raid! He cleaned up the whole defence of Telugu and inflicted an all-out. Loss of words!
17-28 Hanumanthu has been tackled in the do-or-die by the defence of Tamil.
17-27 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the do-or-die raid to pick up his 12th point, this time Parvesh Bhainswal!
17-26 Hanumanthu gets a tag on Himanshu to reduce Tamil to three men.
16-26 Narender comes in the do-or-die raid and has been tackled by Ankit.
15-25 Hanumanthu gets a tag on Arpit this time.
14-25 Abhishek Singh picks up the touchpoint of M Abhishek. Abhishek sent Abhishek out!
13-25 Pawar inflicts another all-out on Telugu by taking both defenders - Ankit and Parvesh Bhainswal to clean up Telugu a second time in succession.
13-21 A bonus for Ankit in the do-or-die raid.
12-21 Pawar goes in the raid and, he is just too good for Telugu as he comes back with two touchpoints of Nitin and Muhammed Shihas.
12-19 Vinay comes in the do-or-die raid, and another error from Abhishek to go for a premature tackle this time, he is successful but goes out as well. A point to both teams. Vinay is limping as he has picked an injury it seems.
11-18 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the do-or-die raid, and the captain has done it again for Tamil as he picks up Abhishek.
11-17 A SUPER TACKLE by the duo of M. Abishek and Pawar caught Hanumanthu for two points.
11-15 Ajinkya Pawar, the last man deny the all-out as he picks up a bonus and the touchpoint of Hamid Nader.
11-13 Hanumanthu in the raid and he picks up two points this time, Himanshu Singh and Sahil Gulia go out as Tamil is being reduced to only one man on the court.
9-13 Hanumanthu gets a tag on Arpit Saroha.
A lot has happened in the last few raids, as Telugu picks up five points to Tamil’s two points in the last few minutes to reduce the deficit to four points. sorry for the interruption.
4-11 A bonus for Nitin, but Mohit tackles him to inflict an all-out of Titans early on in the game.
3-8 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid and picks up Parvesh Bhainswal. Telugu with one man.
3-7 Mohit tackle Desai to reduce Telugu to two men on the mat.
3-6 Narender goes in the raid and gets a tag on Hamid Nader.
3-5 M. Abhishek tackles Hanumanthu this time.
3-4 Sahil GUlia tackles Abhishek Singh.
2-3 Pawar gets a tag on Muhammed Shihas.
2-2 K Hanumanthu picks up Abhishek in the do-or-die raid.
2-1 A bonus for Narender.
1-1 Ajinkya Pawar goes into the raid and picks up Parvesh Bhainswal to bring Narender onto the court.
1-0 A weird decision by Thalaivas to raid first after winning the toss, but it doesn’t work as Narender, who comes in the first raid of the game has been tackled, by whom? By Siddharth Desai!
Tamil Thalaivas won the toss and chose to raid first.
Telugu Titans lost 31-39 against Tamil Thalaivas in the previous encounter on 5th November.
Telugu Titans: Siddharth Desai
Tamil Thalaivas: Arpit Saroha
Telugu Titans: Siddharth Desai, Nitin, Abhishek Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal, K Hanumanthu, Hamid Nader, Muhammed Shihas
Tamil Thalaivas: Arpit Saroha, Narender, Ajinkya Pawar, Sahil Gulia, M Abhishek, Mohit, Himanshu
Telugu Titans: Vishal Bhardwaj
Tamil Thalaivas: Arpit Saroha
Played: 11 | Telugu Titans: 5 | Tamil Thalaivas: 5 | Tied: 1
Telugu Titans has two wins and 17 losses in its Pro Kabaddi Season 9 campaign. Siddharth Desai has been the most dominating raider for the Titans with 142 raid points but there has been a lack of support in the raiding department for the Baahubali. They have got the likes of Vijay, Adarsh T, Monu Goyat and Abhishek Singh in their raiding unit who have scored in the 30-40 raid points range. On the defensive front, the duo of Vishal Bhardwaj and Parvesh Bhainswal have amassed 44 and 43 tackle points for the Titans, while Ankit has also chipped in with 22 tackle points.
PKL 9, week - 8; raiding form, team performance and the race to the knockouts - we’ve discussed it all in our weekly Pro Kabaddi League live stream. Check out the full stream below:
Meanwhile, Tamil Thalaivas has been one of the clinical sides of the tournament with eight wins, seven losses and four ties. Narender is leading the charts for the Thalaivas in the attack with 200 raid points and has been accompanied by Ajinkya Pawar who has produced 86 raid points. Himanshu Singh has also made his presence felt with 36 raid points. As far as the defence is concerned, Sagar has been the main tackler for the Thalaivas with 53 tackle points. Sahil Gulia has also been vital for the team as he has 47 tackle points to his name. M. Abishek has also been decent for the Thalaivas with 31 tackle points.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Saturday, December 3