Arjun Deshwal got his 600th raid point in vivo Pro Kabaddi on Monday as his team Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Telugu Titans 48-28 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Deshwal's 18-point game was enough for the Panthers to move up to second place in the standings, one point ahead of Bengaluru Bulls, who are in third spot.
The Titans haven’t had the best of seasons and they couldn’t find a way to get going in this game either. Despite their defence, for once managing to match their opponents, their raiders let them down. In the absence of Siddharth Desai, Abhishek Singh was mostly stranded in attack.
At the other end, the Panthers' talisman Arjun Deshwal continued his rock solid form as he notched up a Super Raid catching out Vishal Bhardwaj, Parvesh Bhainswal and Prince D to leave the Titans on the verge of an early All-Out. The first All-Out duly followed soon after as the Panthers surged into a 14-7 lead. The teams went into the break with the Panthers leading 20-12.
The Panthers continued unabated in the second half and within the first 10 minutes of the period, they had already subjected the Titans to two more All-Outs, the second extending their lead to 39-17. For a brief while, the Titans looked competitive, and even had the Panthers on the ropes with only three men on the mat. Moments later, the Titans salvaged some pride with an All-Out, but it proved consolatory as the Panthers romped to another big victory.
Best Raider - Mohsen Maghsoudlou (3 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Parvesh Bhainswal (6 Tackle Points)
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Best Raider - Arjun Deshwal (18 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Ankush (6 Tackle Points)
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