Pro Kabaddi Highlights: Telugu Titans crumbles under pressure, Patna Pirates steal 31-30 win

Pro Kabaddi League Live Score: Get live updates and scores from the PKL 8 game between Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates in Bengaluru on Monday.

Patna Pirates has seemed on song this season with players, young and old, working together like a well-oiled machine. Will this prove to be too much for a brittle Telugu Titans side?   -  Special Arrangement

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League. This is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan and I will be taking you through today's PKL 8 match between Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates.

Patna Pirates vs Telugu Titans


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This will sting for the TItans. The disappointing part is this could have been their 1st win and to do it against a team like Patna would have been the energy this side needed. Inexperience? Nerves? The haste in the final two raids cost the Titans and this will hurt more than the others. Ankit Beniwal's super 10 goes in vain. Patna's defence and just their composure in these big moments in the match puts them not just above the Titans but against most teams in this league. This is the Pirates' third win on the trot.

31-30 Sachin comes for that final raid and Sandeep Kandola has made a BIG error here and gone for the tackle. Sachin slips out and has stolen a point and a win that could have been Telugu Titans'. This is what separates teams in this league. Titans have bottled yet another potential win. This can't be easy for this side. PATNA WINS

30-30 ANKIT BENIWAL BRINGS OUT AN ERROR FROM THE DEFENCE
but he goes back to the Titans half without running the clock down. OH NO. Ankit has his hand on his head. He has allowed Patna time to come back in this game.

30-29 OH RUTURAJ KORAVI HAS BROUGHT DOWN MONU GOYAT.
That Patna led now down to one point. Lovely brave kabaddi here so close to the midline

30-28 Ankit Beniwal takes out Sandeep. Two point lead now.

30-27
Monu Goyat plays it safe now and is running the clock down. Titans need a multi point raid now. Ram Mehar Singh is back from his suspension

30-27 Ankit Beniwal has done so well here to negotiate and bulldoze the Patna defender to make it to the midline

30-26 Sachin Tanwar takes out Sandeep. Too gentle this anklehold attempt.

29-26
Neeraj gifts Rakesh Gowda a point. He didn't need to offer that point.

Ram Mehar Singh gets a green card for disturbing the game. He asks for a medical substitute? Oh no wait, he keeps arguing and gets a yellow card. He cannot participate in the game for 2 minutes and there's 3 minutes left in this game. This is not good for him.

29-25
Sachin takes out Rohit Kumar. Second ankle hold he has missed now.

27-25 Patna Pirates is playing again on the super tackle and they've done it.
Monu Goyat initiates the super tackle as he blocks him around the legs. The other two defenders prevent any escape and block him back - Shubham Shinde and Sachin.

Be careful of the cover, says Ram Mehar Singh to the Patna Pirates.

26-25
Ankit Beniwal gets Sachin who tries to solo tackle him. Unnecessary gifts this as we head into the final five minutes of this game.

Maninder and Nabibakhsh are watching this game. Tonight's matches have been absolute entertainers.


26-24 Bonus to Monu

25-24
Surinder's advance tackle gifts Monu Goyat a point.

24-24
Seems like Ankit Beniwal has cleaned up the midline there. Three points. SUPER RAID. He's taken Chiyaneh, Neeraj and another defender and got his hand across the line. He has kicked Chiyaneh near the head and the defender has gone off the mat. Is there a cause for concern? For Titans, they have levelled points.

24-21 LOVELY DEFENDING BY SURINDER GILL.
It seems like he has dashed Sachin Tanwar off the mat. Surinder goes with him too.

23-20
Rakesh Gowda goes into the lobby. Inexperience. Rohit and Rakesh are both on the bench

22-20 Monu Goyat is too fast.
Why are people congregating? He gets one point and it's the captain Rohit Kumar. Going in for an ankle hold but not strong enough to hold on

21-20 ANKIT HAS DONE IT! 
Ankit sends Neeraj off the mat and gets the faintest of touches on CHiyaneh's shoulders. ALL OUT. Chiyaneh wants to review but no reviews are left and he can do nothing but smile. ALL OUT INFLICT. FOUR POINTS.

20-16
Ankit Beniwal tempts the corners and Chiyaneh is staying away. Sunil though takes the bait and Ankit slips off. Chiyaneh is LIVID and rightly so.

Nice tactic here from Patna. They're sending Chiyaneh who is coming in, putting in empty raids and playing on the defence.

20-15
Sachin Tanwar misses the bonus and is brought down by, well oh well,  Rakesh Gowda. There's a review to see if they can manage a bonus. Is it worth the review? Replay shows he has not gotten the bonus. Another day another wasted review. Patna loses its review. 15 minutes to go. Ram Mehar Singh has no expression.

20-14 SUPER TACKLE.
Ankit Beniwal stays away from Chiyaneh and goes for the other corner. The defenders there get a hold on him and Chiyaneh comes in from the other side and thumps him back. Sunil, Neeraj and Chiyaneh - well done.

18-14
Mohammadreza Chiyaneh is taunting Rakesh Gowda and is all smiles. This is marvellous. Empty raid though.

18-14
Ruturaj Koravi gets Guman Singh. Thigh hold from Koravi and the other defenders ably support him from the front.

HALF TIME: Five point lead for the Patna Pirates.
The Pirates are second on the points table and are showing their form and class in this game. But the heartening sign for Titans is that they have shown a fight in the final few minutes of the first half. The defence needs to be better if they want to stop the Pirates. Meanwhile, the matchup I am thoroughly enjoying is Chiyaneh vs Rakesh Gowda. Pure dominance.

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18-13
Ruturaj Koravi finally gets Prashant Kumar Rai. He gets the double thigh hold while the rest of the defence comes at PKR from the front to block him out

18-12
Monu Goyat is stranded in the Titans half. He has stepped into the lobby but is also brought down

18-11
Rakesh Gowda tries to run back from the deep of the Patna half but Chiyaneh dashes in and steamrolls him of the mat.

17-11
Sandeep Kandola takes out Sachin Tanwar and he is huffed about this. The defence of Telugu Titans needs to come together. They have 9 unsuccessful tackles and have to do better

17-10
Ankit Beniwal is back on the bench, thanks to Sajin cementing Beniwal to the mat with a double thigh hold.

16-10
Ruturaj Koravi has pushed off Monu Goyat before he gets across the midline.

16-9 ROHIT KUMAR FINALLY HAS A RAID POINT.
He waited and enticed Neeraj and then pushed him away before crossing the midline with an extended arm. Nicely done.

16-8
Sachin Tanwar runs in, gets a touch, runs out. No fuss at all. Is tht Adarsh he has got?

15-8
Prince blocks Beniwal before CHiyaneh pulls him back

14-8 SCRAMBLE but Surinder Singh manages to bring Monu Goyat down.
This will give the Titans some confidence. Ankit Beniwal blocks him close to the midline before Surinder can block him out.

14-7
Rakesh Gowda is brought down by Mohamadreza Chiyaneh again. An anklehold this time.

13-7
Prashant Kumar Rai gets a back kick and takes out Ruturaj Koravi. How has Ruturaj not seen that coming?

Telugu Titans coach is given a green card for disturbing the game.


12-7
Rakesh Gowda vs Chiyaneh happening here and Chiyaneh gets a hold on his thighs and it's far too easy here. Rakesh gets his bonus but Patna has inflicted the ALL OUT.

9-5 SUPER TACKLE OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN BUT SACHIN GETS HIS POINT.
Sachin Tanwar runs towards the right corner and gets Akash. Akash shows Sachin his back. How does this work?

7-5 Rakesh Gowda gets Monu Goyat.
He's targetting all the big folks. Only issue is, if not Goyat, two others are there to do the job for the Patna.

7-4
Super tackle opportunity on. Monu Goyat gets a nice running hand touch on Ruturaj Koravi. Sticking to the basics here but doing it all right.

6-4
Ankit Beniwal also seems to be close enough to the midline but like a spanner turns a screw, Patna turns him around to the left of the mat and gets him off.

5-4 OHH. FIRST SUPER RAID OF THE GAME? PRASHANT KUMAR RAI
gives the dubki a shot and gets three people along the way

2-4
Bonus for Ankit Beniwal

2-3
Rakesh Gowda gets Neeraj Kumar. Chipping away at it both of these sides

1-2
Sachin gets off the mark straight away and gets Sandeep Kandola

0-2
Monu Goyat is sent to the bench by Rakesh Gowda.

0-1
Bonus for Rohit Kumar

Titans raid first and Rohit Kumar stars for the Titans

8.40pm: LINEUPS:

Patna Pirates:
Monu Goyat, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashant Kumar Rai, Sachin, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh

Telugu Titans: Rohit Kumar, Surinder Sngh, Prince, Rakesh Gowda, Ankit Beniwal, Ruturaj Koravi, Sandeep Kandola

8.20pm:
Patna Pirates is in scintillating form. Monu Goyat, Prashant Kumar Rai and Sachin Tanwar have formed one of the best raiding units in the league here, not just in terms of points but in terms of working as a machine to revive each other and keep pressure on the opponents. Knowing the frailties of the Titans, keeping Patna quiet is a tall ask.

8:15pm - One of the big questions for the Titans will be if Siddharth Desai will be available.
This side has shown they can do perfectly fine without him, thanks to Ankit Beniwal's purple patch and the Titans will need all these moving pieces to come together well to manage their first win against a side as comfortably on song as Patna Pirates.

8:10pm: Before we discuss this game, there is an exciting game currently on between Bengal Warriors and Jaipur Pink Panthers, with the Warriors leading Jaipur by just three points. Follow live: Pro Kabaddi LIVE: Super 10s for Maninder Singh, Arjun Deshwal as Bengal Warriors leads Jaipur Pink Panthers 23-20

If you're new to the PKL caravan and are wondering what super raids, super tackles, bonus points, do or die raids are, we have you covered.

Where to watch PKL 8?

You can watch all the games of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 8) on the Star Sports Network. The matches will also be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.