Bengaluru Bulls beats Telegu Titans in a thriller of the first semi-final played at Mumbai just few moments ago. It was another good performance by Bengaluru Bulls but in the second half Telegu Titans made a great comeback but it was not enough for Telegu Titans to reach the finals.
Meraj Sheykh for Telegu Titans and Manjeet Chillar captains of Bengaluru Bulls and Telegu Titans respectively. Ajay Thakur for Bengaluru Bulls had empty raid. And Rahul Chowdhary for Telegu Titans touched Rakesh Mondal to earn first point. Manjeet earned a touch point in his first raids to revived Ajay. Manjeet got another touch point in his second raid also. Meraj was tackled in his first raid Bengaluru Bulls leading 3-1 in first 5 minutes of the game. Ajay Thakur was tackled by a good group effort to get Telegu Titans thrilling second point.
In do or die raid Sukesh Hegde was a tackled and got out in an effort to earn a bonus point. Rahul Chowdhary earned a raid point. Rajesh Mondal was tackled as he failed wriggle out off Telegu Titans defense. Rahul earned another touch point in his raid taking Hyderabad in lead of 5-4 that was quickly equaled by Manjeet through a touch point. Manjeet eared 2 points slipping out of defenders effort to capture him. Rahul Chowdhary was tackled and captured well first time today taking lead of Bengaluru Bulls to 8-5. Deepak Hooda. Had an empty raid followed by, Rajesh Mondal also having an empty raid. Isac Antony had empty raid.
Ajay Thakur in do or die was super tackled with great effort of Deepak Hooda, followed it up with raider point by Hooda taking Telegu Titans to equal 8 all. Isaac was tackled in his next raid BB leading again by 1 point. Ajay in do or die raid earned first raid point of the day to take BB to 10 points. Manjeet had earned 5of 10 points of Bengaluru Bulls in first 15 minutes. Hooda and Ajay had empty raids. Hooda in do or die raid got a bonus point which was challenged by BB captain was unsuccessful. Ajay got Hooda out in do or die raid getting deep in the court. Chillar had an empty raid. Rohit Baliyan substitute earned a bonus point in his first raid. Cheralathan succeeded in his raid and the last man Sandeep was tackled getting Telegu Titans all out and BB leading 15-10 in 19th minute. Ajay Thakur earned a touch point after revival for Bengaluru Bulls and at half time Bengaluru Bulls was leading 16-10. Manjeet had earned 4 points out do 7 raids.
After resumption Rahul Chowdhary was tackled in his first raid itself. Ajay and Deepak and empty raids for respective teams. Rajesh Mondal earned 2 points in do or die raid escaping out of 2 defenders effort taking Bengaluru Bulls to 19. Prashant Rai was tackled in do or die raid. Charlatan earned a touch point and last man Sandeep earned a bonus and another touch point. Cheralathan earned another touch point. Sandeep was tackled and Telegu Titans was all out for the second time in first 6 minutes after the half time taking BB to a formidable total of 25-13.
Metal entered the field after revival but of no avail as was tackled in first attempt only. Ajay Thakur earned 2 touch points before touching id line. Rahul Chowdhary was tackled I. His raid threatening another all out. Ajay Thakur was well tackled by Mukesh Tomar to earn a super tackle. Rajesh Mondal had empty raid followed by Prashant Rai also having empty raid.
Hood In a doe or die raid was tackled Manjeet holding him up-front followed by Ajay earning a touch point in the do or die raid taking to BB 31. Prashant Rai tackled Manjeet on his next raid. Prashant earned another bonus point in his raid. Rajesh Mondal was super tackled TT earning 2 points taking TT to 19. Ajay (6) and Manjeet(5) and Cherlathan (3) were the best raider for BB. Meraj Sheikh earned his first touch point of the day. Rahul was tackled again. Ajay Thakur earned a kick point touching Prashant Rai. Meraj Sheokh was tackled again by Cherlathan taking Bengaluru Bulls to 34 points just 5 minutes before final buzzer. Chillar with two defenders in the court was involved in super tackle. Hooda earned a tackle point. But was captured in his next raid Ajay thakur gave the Telegu Titans their 5th super tackle taking them to 25.
Rupesh Tomar was also tackled followed by Manjeet getting a touchoint. Sandeep earned 2 points. Manjeet was also invovled another super tackle and Rahul earned 2 touch points to narrow the gap to only 6 points just 2 minute before the final buzzer. Rahul Chowadry earned a touch point to reach 32 Ajay and Rahul both earned one touch point each in their respective raids. Ajay Thakur was captured and Bengaluru Bulls was all out and soon Rahul Chowdhary earning 37th point for Telegu Titans. Manjeet Chillar earned a touch point escaping out of the defender Sandeep’s hands and touching mid line. BB finally won the match at 39-38. Bengaluru earned 19 touch points as against 15 of Telegu Titans and 4 extra points of getting Telegu Titans all out that decided the fate of the game.