Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – MATCH 73 BENGAL WARRIORS VS TELUGU TITANS
Match 73 of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Sep 12, saw the Bengal Warriors play against Telugu Titans.
Titans lead the match in first half
The toss was won by Surjeet Singh of Bengal and he chose their side on mat. The match started with Rahul’s empty raid, followed by Maninder’s raid that fetched the first point of the game with a bonus point. Nilesh Salunke opened the account for Titans in 2nd minute with a bonus point. After a slow start, Titans were playing only during do-or-die raids. At the end of 10th minute Titans were leading Bengal by 3 points, after a successful raid by Titan’s Mohsen. But Bengal came back strongly in the game with 2 super tackles, courtesy their Captain, Surjeet, to tie the things up at 9 each in the 15th minute. Titans then inflicted their first all-out of the game in the 17th minute to take 15-11 lead, after Ran Singh’s unsuccessful raid. Both the teams followed a strategy to keep the inform raiders Rahul of Titans and Maninder of Bengal off the mat to gain advantage in the game. Titans went into break with 15-12 lead.
Bengal make a dramatic comeback to win the game
The second half started with 2 successful raids by Maninder and Nilesh respectively to start the half positively for their respective teams. Surjeet picked up his High 5 in the 25th minute and reduced Titans to 4 men on mat. At the end of 30th minute, both teams were separated by just 2 points. But Nilesh pulled of a brilliant 4-point super raid in the 32nd minute. This helped Titans to inflict their second all-out on Bengal, taking a massive 30-20 lead with 6 minutes left in game. But Bengal, well known for their explosive comebacks in the game, picked up 8 quick points in a span of 4 minutes to reduce the deficit by 2 points. Bengal handed their first all-out of the game on Titans in the 38th minute to take 1-point lead over them. But a unsuccessful tackle by Surjeet tied the things up at 31 each with a minute left in the game. Lee went in for do-or-die raid and it was the last raid of the match, but Lee came up with a touch which led Warriors to a famous win. Bengal defeated Titans by 32-31 in a cracker of a match. Nilesh scored 10 points for Titans. Lee top-scored for Bengal with 9 points and was well supported by Surjeet Singh who picked up 5 points in the game.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|BENGAL WARRIORS||22||5||2||3||JANG KUN LEE||SURJEET SINGH|
|TELUGU TITANS||17||8||4||2||NILESH SALUNKE||VISHAL BHARDWAJ|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||JANG KUN LEE|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||VISHAL BHARDWAJ|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||NILESH SALUNKE|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||JANG KUN LEE|
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Bengal Warriors and Telugu Titans.
Bengal Warriors happy after winning
— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) September 12, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 12, 2017
Titans after the match
— Telugu Titans (@Telugu_Titans) September 12, 2017