Arjun Deshwal was the star for Jaipur Pink Panthers as they thrashed Telugu Titans 54-35 in Match 123 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8.
The Panthers picked up their first ALL OUT in the 14th minute to open a healthy lead. A three-point Super Raid by Ankit Beniwal in the 16th minute briefly gave the Titans some hope of a comeback but the fire was immediately doused by Arjun Deshwal who got a three-point Super Raid for Jaipur. The scores were 23-11 at the interval with the Panthers eyeing another ALL OUT.
The Jaipur defence also stepped up their game in the second half. The Titans were attacked from both sides as they succumbed to another ALL OUT in the third minute after the restart. Arjun Deshwal picked his Super 10 as the Panthers raced to a 13-point lead.
The Playoff spot certainly motivated the Panthers as they clinched their third ALL OUT with 13 minutes remaining to make it a 22-point lead. Jaipur slowed the pace of the match which allowed Titans’ Galla Raju to fetch a few points.
Panthers’ Brijendra Singh fought his level best, but Adarsh T also joined the attack for Titans to help them finally inflict an ALL OUT with under three minutes remaining. Substitute Ashok produced a 3-point Super Raid in the final move of the match to give Jaipur a memorable win. They will now be looking to beat Pune in their final match of the league stages.
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