Bengaluru Bulls started the evening slowly, but as their vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune progressed, they outplayed Telugu Titans, in defence and attack, registering a comprehensive win on Tuesday night. For the Bulls, it was Bharat and Neeraj Narwal who starred, leading their side to a 49-38 win.
While Neeraj Narwal was looking to set the Bulls on their way, it was Siddharth Desai, who got the Titans off to a fine start. Desai registered the first five points for his side, before Surjeet Singh became the second player for the Titans to get on the score sheet. The Titans had the edge in the early exchanges. However, the Bulls fought back with Bharat and Vikash Kandola leading the charge, edging ahead with a slender lead at the 10-minute mark.
The two sets of raiders were on fire, making life difficult for the defenders, keeping the contest on a knife-edge. Desai got his Super 10 before the first half ended while it was Bharat keeping the Bulls within touching distance. The half ended with the Titans leading by 1 point, even as the Bulls were starting to up the ante.
After a slow start, the Bulls’ defence tackled Monu Goyat before Vikash Kandola was tackled by the Titans defenders in emphatic style. However, Bharat got to his Super 10 thereafter as the Bulls edged ahead with an All-Out. The Bulls then thwarted ace raider Desai and with just over 10 minutes to go, they were ahead by 9 points.
The Bulls continued to dominate as the clock ticked on even as the Titans fought hard, and kept inching ahead. Bengaluru Bulls kept raging on and eventually walked off the mat as winners of the match.
Best Raider - Siddharth Desai (18 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Vishal Bhardwaj (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Bharat (16 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Aman (6 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.