Telugu Titans 35-30 U Mumba;Titans end their Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 home campaign with a win!

Image Courtesy: PKL media

Image Courtesy: PKL media

Our Predictions: Telugu Titans 52:46 U Mumba

Stung by the criticism of his lost form Rahul Chaudhari, the Telugu Titans’ super star came back roaring to lead his side to a 35-30 win over hosts U Mumba at the Gachibowli stadium,Hyderabad where the Titans played their last home match today.
In a slow start, it took up to 2 minutes for either team to notch up the first point of the match when Rishank Devadiga was tackled by an alert Telugu team. The home team took a 2-point lead in the 7th minute through Nilesh Salunke’s successful raid and a bold, yet successful, tackle by Sandeep Dhull on Anup Kumar.
But, the visitors came roaring back as they took just 3 minutes to level the score at 4 each. Buoyed by an energetic home support, Rahul Chaudhari men took a 3-point lead (9-6) with 4 minutes to go in the half. Despite the home team’s best efforts, the visitors hit back once again to make it 12-9 at half-time.

Anup’s eviction didn’t hurt the Telugu Titans but Rakesh’s cost the home team very dear. Playing with a man less for almost close to 25 minutes put a strain on the rest. It was always an uphill task for the U Mumba despite the heroics of Rakesh Kumar and Captain Anup Kumar.
In the very next raid, Rahul Chaudhari of the Telugu Titans came up with a superb super raid, which was followed by a couple picked up by the crowd-favorite Nilesh.

Nilesh Salunke then pulled off a series of successful raids to put his side in the ascendancy.

U Mumba didn’t take long to restore parity in the game as Rakesh Kumar won 3 points in 2 raids to silence the Gachibowli Stadium, which was bouncing before.
The Titans extended their lead to 12 points with 7 minutes left on the clock. At this stage, all the U Mumba could hope for was a defeat by 7 points or less as that would ensure they would win 1 point. With both the teams separated by just 7 points, the visitors tackled Shashank in the last few minutes to achieve that and get that all important point.

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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
Telugu Titans 7 12 31 35 35
U Mumba 4 9 19 30 30

Point tracker

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Telugu Titans Raid Analysis

U Mumba Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Telugu Titans U Mumba
Best Field Time Sandeep Narwal Rakesh Kumar
Worst Field Time Mohammad Maghsoudlou Manoj Dhull

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Nilesh Salunke Telugu Titans
Inspiring Defender of the Match Sandeep Dhull Telugu Titans
Marathon Man on the Mat Sandeep Narwal Telugu Titans
Moment of the Match Rahul Chaudhari 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.

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