Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-51-UP YODDHA VS TELUGU TITANS
Match 51 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Nov 6, saw the Telugu Titans play against UP Yoddha.
A superb comeback by Titans in the second half helped them to draw with Yoddha by 26-26 at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Noida. Yoddha still in search for their first win after two successive ties.
Yoddha entered the break with a 9-point lead
Shrikant Jadhav started the proceedings of the game with a successful raid. Nilesh Salunke picked up the first point for Titans with a 2-point raid and leveled the scores at two points each. Rishank’s two successful raids followed up by three tackle points gave Yoddha an 8-3 lead and reduced titans to three players on the mat. However, Titans reduced the deficit to two points with Abozar’s super tackle on Jadhav and Anil’s super tackle on Rishank respectively. In the 15th minute, Yoddha inflicted an all-out on Titans with Rajnish unsuccessful raid and took a 15-9 lead. Yoddha further increased their lead to four points with two bonus points by Azad and Rishank, followed by two tackle points on Nilesh and Rahul. Yoddha entered the break with a huge 19-10 lead.
Titans amazing comeback helped them to draw with Yoddha
As the second half started, the first point went to Titans as Manoj picked up a touch point in the do-or-die raid. Both the teams traded points between them, but from nowhere Titans shifted gears. Rahul’s three straight successful raids and some good defense reduced Yoddha to a single player on the mat, which also reduced their deficit to five points. In the 35th minute, Titans inflicted an all-out on Yoddha with Pratap’s unsuccessful raid and reduced the deficit to three points. In the 38th minute Titans leveled the scores at 26 points each with two successful raids by Mohsen followed up by Madane’s tackle on Azad. In the Yoddha and Titans put in two empty raids each and settled for a draw in a close game.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between UP Yoddha and Telugu Titans.
UP Yoddha tweet after the game
FULL-TIME! So near yet so far…
पहले हाफ में उम्दा परफॉरमेंस के बाद, दूसरे हाफ में तेलुगु टाइटन्स ने की वापसी और मिला हमें यह सीजन का तीसरा टाई!
— UP YODDHA (@UpYoddha) November 6, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
What happens when a Yoddha battles a Titan? The fight ends in a gritty draw! 💪
@Telugu_Titans caught up with @UpYoddha, which means the latter are yet to score that home leg victory. #UPvHYD pic.twitter.com/9MQ8JJwwWx
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) November 6, 2018
Telugu Titans tweet after the game
— Telugu Titans (@Telugu_Titans) November 6, 2018