Bengaluru Bulls beat Delhi and Telegu Titans beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in convincing manners at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur few moments ago. It was a dominating performance by the teams winning the matches.
The first match was between Bengaluru Bulls taking on Delhi. After the first four minutes when both teams were tied at 1-1 the match picked up pace as both teams started to pick points because of solid defense. Kashling Adake and Rohit Kumar returned successfully from their raids as Bulls were reduced to 2 men. However Bulls came back into the match through Manjeet Chillar raids and super tackle on Kashiling to give Bulls 8-7 lead.
The Bulls defense was strong and Dharmraj used the ankle hold and gave Bulls 11-8 lead. Manjeet Chillar in the last minute of the half got the remaining two players and got an all out. At the interval Bulls led 14-8. In the second half Bulls started with raid. Ajay Thakur got the first point in the 2nd minute. Kashling Adake got 2 defenders out reducing the margin to 11-19.
Ajay Thakur took a super raid to help Bulls regain a 9 point lead. In the next raid Bulls Rajesh Mondal was caught. Both teams players played a conservative game as they exchanged points till 15-24 in the 36th minute. The Bulls took a timeout. In the last 2 minutes of the game Manjeet Chillar again produced an all out to give Bulls 33-19 win.
The second match was between Telegu Titans and Jaipur Pink Panthers. In the first few minutes of first half Telegu Titans began off to a great start taking 3-0 lead. Jaipur came back into the match and took 3 consecutive points to equal at 3-3. It was neck to neck fight between these two teams as the raiders played a cautious game.
At the end of first half, Telegu Titans led 8-7. In the second half Telegu Titanswere aggressive as they got points from raids through Rahul Chowdhary, Deepak Hudda and Sukesh Hegde and also tackling to make Jaipur Pink Panthers all out within first two minutes to lead 17-9.
Rajesh Agarwal succeeded in the raid twice to take Jaipur Pink Panthers to 11 points. Jasvir earned his first point to take them to 12. Rajesh again got touch point. Rahul had another successful raid. Kuldeep ‘s raid was challenged by Jasvir which was lost and Telegu Titans earned point to lead 20-13 10 minutes before final whistle. Jasvir was caught in the next raid again. Telegu Titans kept earning regularly in raids to lead 23-14. TTH asked for a review of the next raid of Rahul earning super raid and 3 points to move to 26-16.
Rajesh Narwal was tackled and caught thus giving second all out of Jaipur Pink Panthers and a score of 29-16 just. Minutes before final whistle in 34th minute. Sukesh earned two (one touch and one bonus) points for Telegu Titans. JPP reached point of no return 3 minutes before the end of the game. Thus JPP lost second successive in this venue and over all fourth successive loss so far in the tournament. The final score 33-21 in favor of Telegu Titans.