PKL 2018, Day 15: U Mumba, Tamil Thalaivas register wins

Catch all the updates of the first two Inter-Zone matches between U Mumba and Telugu Titans, and Puneri Paltan and Tamil Thalaivas.

Puneri Paltan (white jersey) defeated Bengaluru Bulls in its previous encounter.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE blog of the Pro Kabaddi League matches at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. U Mumba takes on Telugu Titans in the Inter-Zone Challenge week. In the second match, Puneri Paltan will face off against Tamil Thalaivas.

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Scores read as Tamil Thalaivas - Puneri Paltan

 

36-31 Amit Hooda with a monstrous tackle on Monu and that's the final action of this match. Thalaivas pick up their win after five successive losses.

35-31 Amit Hooda takes down Nitin Tomar with an ankle grab.

34-31 Jasvir, this time, is tackled.

34-29 Jasvir gets two touches and that should be the end of this contest.

32-29 Manjeet concedes a touch to GB more. 1:32 seconds left here in this contest. Nitin Tomar is revived for Pune.

32-28 Ajay Thakur goes for a point on the do-or-die raid but he is tackled down.

32-26 Monu with a quick run on his raid and picks up a bonus.

32-25 Sukesh Hegde plays the time, another empty raid.

32-25 More GB claims a bonus but Thalaivas call for a review. Review is unsuccessful.

32-24 Empty raid from Jasvir Singh.

Thalaivas ask for a time-out.

32-23 Ajay Thakur sends Nitin Tomar to the bench, one point for Thalaivas.

31-22 Two raid points from Ajay Thakur.

Time-out called with less than 6 left on the clock. Thalaivas are in the driving seat.

29-22 Empty raid from Nitin Tomar.

29-22 An successful review for Pune. GB More picks up two points on his raid.

29-20 Jasvir picks up two points and Thalaivas inflict another all-out on Pune!

25-20 Manjeet, in the left cover, with an ankle hold on Nitin Tomar and brings him down with support.

24-20 Thakur picks up a point on the do-or-die raid.

23-20 Manjeet Chillar with an ankle hold on GB More and he gets support from his fellow defenders.

22-20 Jasvir with an empty raid.

22-19 Nitin Tomar picks up a point as Amit Hooda fails with his ankle grab.

21-18 Ajay Thakur gets a touch on Ravi Kumar on the right corner of Pune's defence.

20-17 Thakur picks up a raid point for Thalaivas after an empty raid from Monu for Pune.

19-17 Sukesh Hegde picks up a bonus point.

18-17 Nitin Tomar with a successful raid, one point for Pune.

18-16 Ajay Thakur picks up two points on the raid.

16-16 GB more with a successful raid, one point for Pune.

Second half

16-15 Empty raid from Jasvir Singh and that's the end of the first half. Puneri Paltan has hung on despite being inflicted an all-out.

16-14 Nitin Tomar with a toe-touch on Thalaivas' left side.

16-13 Ajay Thakur picks up a bonus point.

15-11 More picks up a bonus on his raid but he is floored going for the touch. Thalaivas inflict an all-out on Pune.

12-10 Jasvir with another touch on the right corner. One Pune defender remaining on the court.

11-9 Thalaivas' Jasvir gets a touch on the right corner, one raid point.

10-9 Super tackle by two Puneri defenders on Ajay Thakur. The officials say one defender stepped out before the challenge. Puneri Paltan reviews the call. The replays shows Thakur himself stepped out. Successful review. Two points for Pune.

10-6 Ajay Thakur claims a touch on the left corner and that's another point for the Thalaivas.

9-6 Puneri Paltan's Nitin Tomar is taken down by the defenders.

8-6 Sukesh Hegde picks up two raid point for Thalaivas. Akshay Jadhav and Girish Ernak goes to the bench.

5-6 Tackle comes from the cover defence on Ajay Thakur.

5-5 Nitin Tomar picks up a bonus point.

5-3 Ajay Thakur with a kick down the middle, one raid point from Thalaivas.

4-3 Toe-touch from Monu, one raid point for Pune.

2-2 Error from Sunil and Monu crawls to get to the mid line.

2-1 Jasvir goes deep into enemy territory and is tackled down.

1-0 Successful raid from Jasvir Singh.

First half

Squad:

Puneri Paltan: Nitin Tomar, Girish Maruti Ernak, Ravi Kumar, Akshay Jadhav, Monu, Shubham Shinde, Rinku Narwal

Subs: Rajesh Mondal, Deepak Kumar, More GB, Sandeep, Sanjay Shrestha

Thalaivas: Jasvir Singh, Sukesh Hegde, Amit Hooda, Ajay Thakur, Manjit Chillar, Darshan J., Sunil

Subs: Athul MS, Surjeet Singh, Gopu, Pradap, Victor Obiero

 

Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas

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Scores read as U Mumba - Telugu Titans

 

U Mumba celebrate the win and the five points in their huddle.

41-20 Empty raid from Vishal Bhardwaj and that's the end of the match. Crushing defeat handed by U Mumba to the Telugu Titans.

41-20 Fazel Atrachali comes in for a rare raid now. Empty raid from him.

40-20 Another unsuccessful raid from R. Sriram.

40-19 Fazel Atrachali's ankle grab allows the other defenders to pull Nilesh Salunke back in.

39-19 Rahul Chaudhari is driven down to the lobbies.

38-19 R. Sriram is trapped down the middle.

Time out taken.

36-18 Anil Kumar is tackled down by a challenge led by Rohit Rana from the left corner. A third all-out inflicted on the Titans.

33-18 Darshan with another raid point for U Mumba. Titans left with one player on the mat.

32-18 Armaan is tackled down yet again.

31-18 Chaudhari is brought down this time by Vinod's ankle hold.

30-18 Darshan K. comes in for U Mumba and he gets two raid points.

28-18 Rahul Chaudhari with a kick and gets another raid point. This was Rahul's 700th career raid point!

28-17 Siddharth with another raid point.

27-16 Siddharth picks up two raid point. 15 raid points on the night.

25-16 Anil Kumar is the last man eliminated for Titans and that's the second all-out inflicted on them.

22-16 Siddharth immediately picks up a raid point.

Siddharth Desai is revived for U Mumba.

21-16 Surender launches himself on Armaan and pushes him to the lobbies.

20-15 Nilesh Salunke with a bonus.

20-14 What a tackle! Farhad single handedly takes down Siddharth Desai. Tackle of the season?

20-12 What a way to start the second half! Siddharth Desai creeps through to the mid line with three touches!

Second half

17-11 Deja vu. Sombir, again, misses his ankle grab on Siddharth. 10 points in the match for the raider and that's the end of the opening half.

16-11 Siddharth suck Titans' defence into conceding another touch on him on the right corner.

15-11 Armaan gets a touch on Atrachali. Big point for the Titans.

15-10 Siddharth picks up a bonus. Those long limbs doing the trick again.

14-10 Vinod goes for Rahul Chaudhari's feet but the raider manages to get to the mid line.

14-7 Sombir one again misses his ankle hold on Siddharth Desai, another raid point.

13-7 Farhad concedes a touch to Siddharth and he accepts. U Mumba inflicts an all-out on the Titans.

10-7 Arman has his thigh held on his raid.

9-7 Siddharth Desai with a kick and picks up another raid point.

8-7 Atrachali steps out of the line and moves to the bench.

8-6 Siddharth Desai gets away from Sombir's hold, picks up a raid point.

7-6 Empty raid from Farhad.

7-6 Rahul Chaudhari is taken down by a double thigh hold.

6-6 Vishal Bhardwaj gets a touch on Abolfazal, hands U Mumba a raid point.

5-6 Nilesh Salunke steps into the lobbies in his raid.

Teams playing it cautious here. Four empty raids on the trot.

3-6 Error from U Mumba's Siddharth Desai which allows Mohsen to pick up a raid point.

3-5 Thigh hold on U Mumba's Abhishek and he is taken down.

3-4 Rahul Chaudhari with a kick on the reverse, gets a touch.

3-2 Abolfazal's ankle is grabbed and he is pulled back in by the rest of the Titans defenders.

3-1 Bonus point from Siddharth Desai.

2-1 Rahul Chauhdari wastes Titans' review on a bonus call, he only managed to cut the back line.

2-1 Siddharth Desai, who has 65 raid points this season, opens his account for the night.

Squad:

U Mumba: Siddharth Desai, Surender Singh, Vinod Kumar, Abhishek Singh, Abolfazal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Fazel Atrachali

Subs: Darshan K, E. Subash, R. Sriram, Rohit Baliyan, Rohit Rana

Telugu Titans: Nilesh Salunke, Farhad M., Anil Kumar, Mohsen M., Rahul Chaudhari, Sombir, Vishal Bhardwaj

Subs: Anuj Kumar, Armaan, Manoj Kumar, Rajnish, Rakshith