A collective effort from Dabang Delhi K.C. helped them beat Telugu Titans 40-32 in match 128 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8.
Telugu Titans started the match on the front foot with their raiders Rajnish, Adarsh and Ankit Beniwal chipping in with points. They had Delhi down to three men on the mat by the fifth minute but Manjeet Chhillar produced a Super Tackle to kickstart a Delhi comeback.
Raider Ashu Malik and all-rounder Vijay found errors in the Telugu defence with a few pacy raids. Delhi played with the confidence of a side guaranteed of a top-two finish in the league. And they got an ALL OUT with two minutes to half time to widen their lead to 8 points.
The Titans kept trying to invoke errors from the Delhi defence despite the ALL OUT. At the interval, the scores were 19-14 in Delhi’s favour.
There was no urgency on the mat with both teams well aware of their destiny. The Titans were out of the playoffs while at the other end, Delhi knew a second-place finish was all but fixed. Young raiders Manjeet and Ashu Malik carried out the attacks for Dabang as they slowed the pace of the match.
Titan’s left-corner Muhammed Shiyas picked a High 5 after two Super Tackles to stop an ALL OUT. The scores were 27-20 with 10 minutes remaining.
Neeraj Narwal’s two-point raid initiated Delhi’s push for a second ALL OUT. They eventually clinched it with five minutes remaining to once again open the lead to 10 points. Delhi’s coach Krishan Kumar Hooda made a lot of changes to his squad to preserve his top players from injuries.
Despite Ankit Beniwal's three-point raid at the end, Delhi managed to beat Telugu 40-32.
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