Telugu Titans scored an impressive 44-22 victory as they thrashed Dabang Dehi in Inter Zone Challenge Week of Pro Kabaddi Season 5. It was Delhi’s eighth consecutive defeat and over 13th defeat of a disappointing campaign. Rahul Chaudhri got all the plaudits as he ended up with 16 points for Telugu Titans. Abolfazl scored seven points in a lackluster effort from Dabang Delhi.
Dabang Delhi are bottom of the table in Zone A with 31 points from 18 matches. Telugu Titans are fourth in Zone B with 43 points from 19 matches.
Rahul Chaudhari and NileshSalunke combined to score four points as Telugu Titans led 4-0 after two minutes. Dabang Delhi scored three points in two minutes as they trailed 3-5 after five minutes. Mohsen scored with a two-point raid as Telugu Titans led 7-3 in the sixth minute. Abolfazl scored with a two-point raid in the seventh minute as Dabang Delhi trailed 5-9.
Telugu Titans inflicted an all out in the eighth minute to lead 13-6. Dabang Delhi suffered in the first half as their main raider and captain MerajSheykh couldn’t score a single point. For Telugu Titans, NileshSalunke scored five raid points in the first half and Rahul Chaudhari contributed four points. Telugu Titans continued to pile points with ease in the first half as they went into the break leading 20-12.
Though an eight-point gap wasn’t an insurmountable lead, Dabang Delhi rarely looked like making a comeback. With MerajSheykh firing blanks and RohitBaliyan having an off night, Dabang Delhi couldn’t get enough points on board. Rahul Chaudhri and Mohsen continued to get raid points regularly for Telugu Titans as they led 25-19 after 30 minutes.
Dabang Delhi scored just one point in eight minutes and didn’t trouble Telugu Titans at all as they trailed 20-31 after 37 minutes. Telugu Titans inflicted an all out in the 38th minute and Rahul Chaudhari followed it with a four-point raid to lead 38-21. More misery was piled on Dabang Delhi as they suffered another all out in the 40th minute as they crashed to a 44-22 defeat.
U MUMBA REGISTER AN EASY 42-30 WIN OVER BENGALURU BULLS
Kashiling Adake's terrific 17-point raiding performance saw U Mumba beat Bengaluru Bulls 42-30 in Inter Zone Challenge Week of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5. Adake scored 15 points in the first half as Bengaluru Bulls never recovered from the early onslaught. For U Mumba, Surinder Singh got a high five and scored six tackle points in the defence. Rohit Kumar scored XX points but didn't get ample support from his raiders. It was the 11th defeat for Bengaluru Bulls who have had a disappointing campaign.
U Mumba are third in Zone A with 49 points from 17 matches and remain in the hunt to qualify for the Super Play Offs. Bengaluru Bulls are fifth in Zone B with 34 points from 17 matches.
Anup Kumar and Kashiling Adake scored raid points in the first minute to give U Mumba 2-0 lead. Harish Naik got two point for Bengaluru Bulls as they leveled the match at 3-3 in the fourth minute. It was a one-man show from U Mumba as Kashling Adakae had a storming first half and scored 15 points. Adake scored with a super raid in the 11th minute to give U Mumba 11-6 lead.
With five minutes to go in the first half, U Mumba inflicted an all out to lead 16-7. Adake got another super raid in the 18th minute to give U Mumba 22-11 lead. Bengaluru Bulls were having trouble containing Adake and their defence scored just three points in the first half. Rohit Kumar had six points for Bulls in the first half as they went into the break trailing 13-23.
U Mumba began the second half in a dominating fashion as they inflicted the second all out in the 23rd minute to lead 29-17. Rohit Kumar scored with a two-point raid in the 26th minute as Bengaluru Bulls trailed 21-31. U Mumba didn't have to get out of second gear in the second half as Bengaluru Bulls never looked like winning the match.
Surinder Singh attained a high five in the 39th minute as U Mumba cruised to a comfortable 42-30 victory.