Hyderabad : Led by Rohit Kumar’s heroics, Bengaluru Bulls came up with an impressive performance to outclass Telugu Titans 30-28 in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi here on Tuesday.
Rohit Kumar scored 11 raid points for the Bulls and inspired his team to victory. Titans defence made several silly errors and their raiders too had an unimpressive outing as they lost in front of their home crowd.
The Bulls leapfrogged to second spot in the table with 18 points after five games whereas Titans climbed up to sixth spot with nine points after five games.
Both teams started strongly and traded early punches as Telugu Titans led 3-2 after five minutes. There were as many as 11 empty raids in the first 14 minutes as the game was tied 7-7. Bengaluru Bulls then struck through Vinod Kumar who scored two points as they led 10-7 after 15 minutes.
The Bulls then inflicted an all-out in the 17th minute as they took a commanding 14-8 lead. But Nilesh Salunke made a two-point raid in the same minute to cut the lead down to four points. Rohit Kumar had a terrific first half as he scored seven raid points to give his team 16-11 lead at the end of first half. Rahul Chaudhari for Titans made only two successful raids out of eight.
Telugu Titans made a few defensive errors in the first five minutes of the second half as the Bulls led 19-12. Rahul Chaudhari scored his first point of the second half in 26th minute and followed it up with another in the next minute as Titans trailed 14-20.
With Rohit Kumar off the mat in 29th minute, Titans failed to capitalize on it and the Bulls made a super tackle to lead 22-16. Titans inflicted the first all-out with less than two minutes to as they trailed 26-30. But it was too little, too late as Bengaluru Bulls held on to win an exciting game.
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