Tamil Thalaivas’ star raider Ajinkya Pawar was on fire, as he went on to register a 21-point haul against Dabang Delhi K.C. in match 3 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 on Sunday evening. Tamil Thalaivas walked off the mat as the winners, with the score reading 42-31 in their favour.
The contest started off with both sides being watchful in the early minutes. The early exchanges saw both teams bag a couple of points each, with Ajinkya Pawar and Naveen Kumar getting their team off the mark. Neither side were ready to blink first, and Tamil Thalaivas were looking very strong at the back. The trend continued well into the second phase of the first half, as Tamil Thalaivas and Dabang Delhi K.C. exchanged blows and did not allow one another to get a sizeable lead.
Ajinkya Pawar and Sahil Gulia then took charge for Tamil Thalaivas, while Naveen and Ashu Malik were pushing the envelope for Dabang Delhi K.C.. With the first half nearing its end, Tamil Thalaivas landed an All-Out on Manjeet, and stormed into the lead. Dabang Delhi K.C. though were having none of that and went through the gears quickly, with Naveen registering a Super Raid. At half-time, Tamil Thalaivas were 4 points ahead, with the contest well and truly on a knife edge.
Dabang Delhi K.C. needed to up the ante in the second half, and they gave it their all after the breather. Nonetheless, Tamil Thalaivas were on a roll. Ajinkya Rawar registered his Super 10, and was ably aided by Narender and Himanshu, which helped them stretch the lead to a 6-point one, early in the second half. At this point, Tamil Thalaivas were looking to build on their lead, and Ajinkya was marching on towards a 20-point haul.
In the final 10 minutes, the game swung in favour of Tamil Thalaivas, who were on fire in all departments. Dabang Delhi K.C. left no stone unturned in the second half, however, there were a few instances where there was a slip between the cup and the lip, and the opponents made that count. Eventually, the men in yellow, Tamil Thalaivas stormed over the line, winning the contest with relative ease.
Best Raider - Ajinkya Pawar (18 raid points)
Best Defender - M. Abishek (2 tackle points)
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Naveen Kumar (14 raid points)
Best Defender - Vishal Bhardwaj (2 tackle points)
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