Ahmedabad : U.P Yoddha kept their nerves until the dying minutes to defeat Telugu Titans 39-32 in an even battle of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here at the Trasstadia Arena on Saturday.
The Lucknow outfit kept calm till the very end with its skipper Nitin Tomar scoring a super 10 points through his successful raids to lead his side to a narrow seven points win.
On the other hand, the Hyderabad outfit captain Rahul Chaudhari’s (12 points) effort from his 23 attempted raids ended in vain.
Telugu Titans accumulated their initial points courtesy of successful raids from skipper Rahul Chaudhari and a single tackle point from Vishal Bhardwaj to take a 2-0 lead. Chaudhari continued to take charge of raiding and succeeded in giving his side a slender 11-7 lead clinching five points from two raids.
For U.P Yoddha, star raider Rishank Devadiga along side Rajesh Narwal and Nitesh Kumar pulled back crucial points in the initial minutes to keep the scoreboard tight with the opposition not letting them take the advantage.
Thanks to successful raids from captain Nitin Tomar in the dying moments of the first half, the U.P outfit were handed a one point advantage with 14-13 points at half time.