Haryana Steelers returned to winning ways in the vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 as they defeated Telugu Titans 43-24 at Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday. It was a team effort from the Haryana side as Meetu Sharma starred in the raiding department, earning 13 points, while Nitin Rawal, Jaideep and Amirhossein Bastami stole the show in the defence unit.
Monu Goyat began the proceedings as he got a raid point for Telugu Titans, but K. Prapanjan levelled the scores immediately with Haryana Steelers' first raid. Minutes later, Manjeet got a touch on Vinay to give Steelers the lead. Soon after, a Super Raid from the Steelers raid put the Telugu Titans on the backfoot. A couple of minutes later, the Steelers inflicted an ALL OUT and attained a stronghold of the match with a six-point lead.
Manjeet and Meetu continued their top form on the night to ensure Steelers maintain their extensive lead. Vijay Kumar inflicted a Super Tackle on Meetu as hopes reignited for Titans. But minutes later, Meetu earned another Super Raid, as the Steelers inflicted another ALL OUT to go into halftime with a 24-11 lead.
The second half started with Nitin catching Manjeet early on to get a big point for the Titans. Moments later, Vishal Bhardwaj caught Meetu and Telugu Titans found hopes for a comeback. But Mohit, Amirhossein Bastami and Nitin Rawal kept inflicting tackles on the other end to maintain the Steelers' comfortable lead.
Adarsh T tried to fight for the Titans through a Super Raid, but Manjeet put an end to Titans' resistance, earning two consecutive raid points. Meetu earned another Super Raid in the match as the Steelers continued to extend their lead. The Steelers inflicted another ALL OUT going into the last two minutes of the match. Haryana kept raging on and eventually won the encounter with ease.
Best Raider - Siddharth Desai (5 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Vijay Kumar (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Meetu Sharma (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Nitin Rawal (4 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.