Telugu Titans rally to hold Tamil Thalaivas

Bengaluru: Telugu Titans made an incredible comeback to draw Tamil Thalaivas 40-40 in the second match of Day 1 of Pro Kabaddi League season 8 held at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Manjeet was the star raider for the Thalaivas with a Super 10 (12 raid points) while Siddharth Desai, despite spending a lot of time away from the mat, clinched a crucial Super 10 (11 points) for the Titans.
It was the Telugu Titans who impressed in the early stages of the match with Siddharth Desai and Rajnish clinching important raid points. At the other end, Sandeep Kandola was at the heart of everything positive the Titans did with their defence, which clinched them an all out in the 8th minute and open up a 7 point lead.
Hyderabad Newsclick here for more Hyderabad NewsBut the much-changed Tamil Thalaivas were in no mood to let the Titans run away with the lead. Solid tackling and sensible raiding helped them stay in striking distance. A 3-point Super Raid with 4 minutes remaining to half time by Manjeet gave Thalaivas an opportunity to inflict an all out and they did so in the 18th minute to make the scores 20-20.
The momentum helped the team from Tamil Nadu end the half with a 3 point lead (23-21). Captain Rohit Kumar’s absence due to a suspected injury meant Titans looked leaderless in attack.

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