Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-83-TAMIL THALAIVAS VS TELUGU TITANS
Match 83 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Nov 26, saw the Tamil Thalaivas play against Telugu Titans.
Thalaivas prevailed over Titans by 31-25 at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Complex in Pune. Ponparthiban and Manjeet led Thalaivas defence with seven and six tackle points respectively ably supported by Ajay Thakur who picked up seven raid points.
Thalaivas entered the break with a 7-point lead
Ajay and Rahul started the proceedings of the game with a successful raid. Titans raced to an early 5-2 lead as Rahul scored four of the five points and looked in good touch. Titans further increased their lead to 7-4 with Abozar’s ankle hold on Ajay Thakur. However, Sukesh Hegde’s three-point super raid leveled the scores at eight points each and reduced Titans to three players on the mat. In the 14th minute, Thalaivas inflicted an all-out on Titans with Anil’s ankle hole on Kamal Singh and took a 13-9 lead. After the all-out Thalaivas added four more points to their score before the halftime and entered the break with an 18-11 lead.
A strong defensive effort gave Thalaivas a much needed win
As the second half started, Titans reduced the deficit to four points and Thalaivas to three men on the court on courtesy of Rahul’s two successive raids. However, Thalaivas increased their lead back to seven points with Manjeet’s super tackle on Rahul Chaudhari. However, Titans fought back and reduced the deficit to six points with Vishal’s two super tackle on Ajay and Sukesh with a double thigh ankle hold respectively. In the next minute, Manjeet completed his High 5 with an ankle hold on Rahul. In the 35th minute, Titans pulled off another super tackle on Anand by Amit Kumara and reduced the deficit to just five points. Vishal completed his High 5 in the next minute with a tackle on Ajay and reduced the deficit to four points. In the next minute, Ponparthiban completed his High 5 with a successful tackle on Nilesh Salunke. In the final minute of the game, Titans inflicted a super tackle on Anand in the do-or-die raid and Ponparthiban picked up the last point of the game with an ankle hold on Manoj Kumar. Thalaivas won the game by 31-25 which were their second win over Titans in this season.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Tamil Thalaivas and Telugu Titans.
Tamil Thalaivas tweet after the game
Namma Thalaivas picked off the Titans one by one with their perfect strategy. Here is the point split up from tonight’s #SouthernDerby
— Tamil Thalaivas (@tamilthalaivas) November 26, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) November 26, 2018
Telugu Titans tweet after the game
FT! And so the Thalaivas live to fight another day. Well fought, @tamilthalaivas . We can only look ahead and strive to do our best in our upcoming match with @BengaluruBulls #FowardAlways#CHEvHYD #EeRanamMaadhe pic.twitter.com/mmXcGOId2j
— Telugu Titans (@Telugu_Titans) November 26, 2018