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