The opening match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 saw U Mumba beat Bengaluru Bulls 46-30 in what was a one-sided contest. Riding on Abhishek Singh's 19 raid points, the Season 2 champions registered their first win of the season in emphatic fashion as Bengaluru Bulls were left searching for answers.
The second match of the evening saw Telugu Titans play out a thrilling 40-40 tie against Tamil Thalaivas. It was a typical seesaw battle in the south Indian derby on the opening day of Pro Kabaddi as neither side looked in complete control. Siddharth Desai, 11 points was the top scorer of the match across both teams.
The final match of the day saw defending champions Bengal Warriors play a new-look U.P. Yoddha set-up. The Warriors started the match in sublime fashion as they were 10-3 up in the first six minutes of the match. However, Pardeep Narwal's multipoint raids brought the Yoddha's back into the match. In the end, some smart play by Bengal Warriors ensured they ended on the right side of the result with a convincing 38-33 win.
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Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 40': Bengal Warriors win 38-33
Clinical win from the defending champions as they edge past the U.P. Yoddha setup in style.
The highlight of the night was Bengal Warriors' defense stepping up against Pardeep Narwal and not allowing the Dubki King any easy points while Maninder Singh and Nabibakhsh kept the score ticking for them.
That's it from us today. Hope you enjoyed the first day of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. Until then keep following SportsAdda for all the live updates.
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 38': Bengal Warriors maintain the lead!
Smart kabaddi from the Warriors' unit as they keep the lead in check. U.P. Yoddha's on the other hand are just running out of time.
Bengal Warriors 38-31 U.P. Yoddha
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 34': Bengal Warriors hold slender advantage!
With six minutes left, Bengal Warriors have their noses slightly ahead. But a multi-point raid from U.P. Yoddha can put the pressure right back on the defending champions. Stay tuned as the intriguing final six minutes come up.
Bengal Warriors 34-28 U.P. Yoddha
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 23': 4-point Super Raid for Nabibakhsh
What a stellar raid from the Iranian as he puts his side into a commanding position. Bengal Warriors needed some magic and Nabibakhsh has just provided that!
Bengal Warriors 25-19 U.P. Yoddha
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 14': U.P. Yoddha make a comeback!
Pardeep Narwal finally weaves his magic as U.P. Yoddha's inflict an all-out. They are right back into this match
Bengal Warriors 15-13 U.P. Yoddha
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 6': Bengal Warriors inflict all-out!
Good start from the defending champions as they are all over the new look U.P. Yoddha setup. Yoddha's need some magic from Pardeep here.
Bengal Warriors 10-3 U.P. Yoddha
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha 3': Maninder Singh leads Bengal charge!
Bengal Warriors make a strong start as they gain the early lead over U.P. Yoddha.
Bengal Warriors 4-0 U.P. Yoddha
Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas 40': Match ends in a thrilling tie!
What a match we have had. No side looked to lose at any point in time as in the end, the best result prevailed. Both sides take three points each from the match.
Telugu Titans 40-40 Tamil Thalaivas
Join us back shortly for the final game of the evening between Bengal Warriors and U.P. Yoddha