Jaipur Pink Panthers faced a big defeat against Telugu Titans as Rahul Chaudhari and Nilesh Salunke played well in game 51 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 on Sunday at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.
Jaipur Pink Panthers are at the second spot in the points table with scoring 47 points in 8 wins of the total 14 games, whereas Telugu Titans are at third with scoring 45 points and winning 7 games of the total 13.
In the first half, Rahul Chaudhari scored an opening raid for the Telugu Titans but Tushar Patil from the Panthers scored a rad point as well. When the score was 1-1 after three minutes, Panthers managed to send Rahul Chaudhari back to the bench. Rahul Chaudhari came back when Panthers were leading 4-3 and scored two important raid points to give his team 6-4 lead in the 11th minute. Rahul Chaudhari scored his 100th point of the season in the 14th minute before Titans inflicted their first all out on Panthers in the 15th minute to lead 12-5. Titans’s raiders scored well as they were leading 17-7 at the end of the first half.
Panthers countered and scored their first super tackle in the 23rd minute when they were trailing at 11-19 at the initial stages of the second half. But Titans were ready to answer as they scored an all out on Panthers in the 16th minute to take the convincing lead of 24-11. With only 10 minutes to go, Panthers were trailing at 15-28. As only last five minutes remaining to finish the game, Rahul Chaudhari scored his fifth super 10 of the season as his team was leading 32-15. At the end, getting a momentum, Tushar Patil from Panthers scored eight points and tried to cut the deficit but his efforts came at very last minute and Panthers were on the losing stage. Even his perform could not stop Panthers to loose 35-23 to Titans on Sunday.
By Prajakt K.