Telugu Titans win a thriller against Puneri Paltan
Brilliant defense and raiding in the second half gave Telugu Titans a 32-29 win over a new look Puneri Paltan in an edge of the seat thriller in a Pro Kabaddi League 4 at Sree Kanteerava stadium, Bengaluru.
The match was very close in the end as the Telugu clawed back from a 17-14 deficit at half time.
An all-out inflicted by the Puneri Paltan in the first half had given them a good six point cushion with the score reading 14-8. Ajay Thakur who had migrated from Bengaluru put up a solid super raid taking out the bulk of Telugu defense to give Pune the early advantage.
On the raiding side was Deepak Hooda at the forefront for Pune. Knowing a few of his former teammates well he bothered the Telugu Titans defense. With Sandeep Dhull also not making an impression the Telugu Titans found it difficult to keep the score ticking.
The change of ends saw the losers edging ahead through some good work from Sandeep Narwal after his revival. He affected two perfect tackles to the surprise of many. The margin never grew wider and at 20-22 and with the match entering the 30th minute Telugu Titans inflicted an all out back to the Puneri Paltans taking the score to 24-22.
With the tension palpably high, Deepak Hooda was snared by Telugu in the rival half. A couple of points by the ever consistent Rahul Chaudhary put the Telugu Titans ahead at After the opening day’s disappointment it was time to rejoice for the Telugu Titans.
Messy Fractals’s ringside view takes a closer look at the strategies used by players in the match.
Quarter Time View
We have divided 40 minutes of play time into 4 to look at which quarter belonged to whom.
|Time (min)||0-10||10-20||20-30||30-40||Final Score|
Puneri Paltan Raid Analysis
Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field
|Time (min)||Puneri Paltan||Telugu Titans|
|Best Field Time||Ravinder Pahal||Sandeep Narwal|
|Worst Field Time||Ajay Thakur||Nilesh Salunke|
Most Valuable Players Of The Match
|Raider of the Match||Rahul Chaudhari||Telugu Titans|
|Inspiring Defender of the Match||Sandeep Narwal||Telugu Titans|
|Marathon Man on the Mat||Ravinder Pahal||Puneri Paltan|
|Moment of the Match||S Mahalingam||Telugu Titans|
*Raider of the Match=Player who scored the maximum raid points,
Inspiring Defender of the Match= Player who scored the maximum tackle points,
Marathon Man on the Mat= Player who has spent the maximum time on the mat.