Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-95-DABANG DELHI VS TELUGU TITANS
Match 95 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Dec 4, saw the Dabang Delhi play against Telugu Titans.
Meraj and Vishal Mane inspired Dabang Delhi to their first ever victory over Telugu Titans in PKL by 34-29 at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi. This win helped Delhi move to the third spot. Meraj top scored in the game with nine raid points ably supported by Vishal who picked up six tackle points.
Delhi entered the break with a 21-13 lead
Rahul Chaudhari and Meraj started the proceedings of the game with an empty raid. Chandran Ranjit and Rahul picked up the first point for their respective teams with a successful raid. Delhi took an early 8-3 lead on courtesy of two tackle points from Vishal followed up by Meraj’s two-point and Ranjit’s successful raid. However, Titans fought back and reduced the deficit to two points on courtesy of Kamal Singh and Rahul’s two-point raid. In the next raid, Meraj picked up a two-point raid and reduced Titans to a single player on the mat. In the 10th minute, Delhi inflicted an all-out on Titans with Rajesh dash on Rahul and took a 14-8 lead. Delhi took a 10-point lead in the 18th minute on courtesy of Ranjit’s three points in two raids followed by a raid point by Meraj and Naveen split by Vishal’s tackle on Rakshith. Kamal Singh ended the half with a two-point raid for Titans and the hosts Delhi entered the break with 21-13 lead.
Delhi secured their first win over Titans in PKL
As the second half started, Delhi reduced Titans to two players on the mat after Vishal and Abozar stepped out of the lobby. In the 22nd minute, Delhi inflicted another all-out on Titans with Meraj’s two-point raid and took a 27-14 lead. In the 30th minute, Titans reduced the deficit to nine points on courtesy of Rakshith’s three quick points followed up by Farhad’s two-point raid. In the 35th minute, Rahul’s two successive raids reduced Delhi to three men on the court. However, Delhi increased their lead to 34-23 on courtesy of Vishal and Satpal’s super tackle on Rahul Chaudhari. Titans inflicted an all-out on Delhi in the last minute of the game on courtesy of raid points by Rahul and Mohsen followed up by two tackle points. Finally, Delhi managed to pick up their first win over Titans in PKL on the other hand Titans managed to pick up a point from the game after reducing the margin of defeat to less than seven points.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Dabang Delhi and Telugu Titans.
Dabang Delhi tweet after the game
#TheEagles will look to take full advantage of playing at home as they take on @Telugu_Titans for the 1st time in the Vivo @ProKabaddi Season 6! 💪🏼#DELvHYD #VivoProKabaddi #DilBoleDilli pic.twitter.com/JV13OV2dVI
— Dabang Delhi KC (@DabangDelhiKC) December 4, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) December 4, 2018
Telugu Titans tweet after the game
FT! Well played, @DabangDelhiKC #TitanArmy – Even through this loss, we gotta give a shout-out to our fresh young players who put in their best efforts tonight! 👏#DELvHYD #EeRanamMaadhe pic.twitter.com/PEpOzcM6sX
— Telugu Titans (@Telugu_Titans) December 4, 2018