Telugu Titans exacted revenge on Bengaluru Bulls as they recorded a comfortable 32-24 victory here in Bengaluru. Rahul Chaudhry scored nine raid points and Sandeep Narwal scored five tackle points to lay the foundations of Titans’ win. Titans had lost the first leg to Bulls in front of their home crowd in Hyderabad.
Telugu Titans jumped to fourth spot with their fourth win of the season and have 24 points after eight games. Bengaluru Bulls remain in fifth position with 20 points from eight games.
Telugu Titans Rohit Kumar scored with his first raid in the second minute to open the home side’s s account. Nilesh Salunke scored two points with a do-or-die raid in the fourth minute as Telugu Titans took a 4-1 lead. Bengaluru Bulls wre reduced to one man in the seventh minute and suffered an all out as Telugu Titans stormed into a 10-1 lead.
Bengaluru Bulls scored their second point in the ninth minute when Pawan Kumar Kadian scored with a raid. Telugu Titans kept on the pressure and maintained a 10-point lead after 14 minutes. Bengaluru Bulls raider Rohit Kumar scored a super raid in the last minute of first half and brought his team back into the game as they went into the second half trailing 10-16.
Telugu Titans forced a super tackle in the opening seconds of the second half as Telugu Titans led 18-10. Bengaluru Bulls struggled early in the second half as their raiders drew blanks and they trailed 10-20 after 24 minutes. Bulls averted an all out in the 26th and 27th minute to cut the lead to nine points. However, the Titans inflicted the second all out in 28th minute to lead 27-16.
Rohit Kumar scored two raid points in the 34th minute as Bengaluru Bulls trailed by eight points. But Telugu Titans nipped any hope of a Bengaluru comeback with a super tackle in 36th minute as they led 30-21. What hurt Bengaluru Bulsl the most was long absence of Rohit Kumar as he spent almost 18 minutes off the court. Bengaluru Bulls had a chance to salvage a point but made a silly defensive error in the last minute to give Telugu Titans an eight-point victory margin.
Source: Star Sports