Telugu Titans suffered their second consecutive defeat as they crashed lost to Bengaluru Bulls 31-21. Rohit Kumar played a stellar role and scored 11 points for Bengaluru Bulls as they won their first game of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League. Telugu Titans’ defence had a night to forget as they could muster just four points.
Telugu Titans opened their account in the second minute. Rahul Chaudhari scored his 500th raid point in Pro Kabaddi League as he gave Titans 2-0 lead in the fourth minute. Bengaluru Bulls scored their first point in the fourth minute as Ajay Kumar got a bonus point. Both teams were cautious in the first seven minutes but Rohit Kumar scored with a two-point raid to give Bengaluru Bulls 5-2 lead. Rohit Kumar followed it with another two-point raid as Bengaluru led 8-2 after 10 minutes.
Bengaluru Bulls inflicted the first all out of the match in 12th minute to lead 12-5. Ajay Kumar scored two points in the 15th minute as the Bengaluru Bulls stretched their lead to eight points. Telugu Titans scored their first defensive point in the 17th minute as they trailed 9-14. With Rahul Chaudhari struggling to get points on the board, Telugu Titans ended the first half trailing 10-15.
Bengaluru Bulls started the second half strongly and scored three points in four minutes to lead 18-12. Rahul Chaudhari scored with a raid in the 28th minute as Telugu Titans trailed 14-19.
With less than 10 minutes left on the clock, Bengaluru Bulls looked completely in control and led 21-15. Telugu Titans’ defence just couldn’t get tackle points as after 34 minutes they scored just three points. Rohit Kumar achieved a super 10 in the 35th minute as Bengaluru Bulls led 24-16.
It was second game in a row where Rahul Chaudhari struggled and Telugu Titans’ dependence on him is pretty evident. Ajay Kumar came up with a super raid in the 37th minute to all but seal the win for Bengaluru Bulls. Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an all out in the 38th minute to lead 31-19. Telugu Titans failed to impress throughout the match and lost 21-31