Tamil Thalaivas continued their resurgence in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 after winning their second game on the trot by beating Dabang Delhi K.C. 49-39 in the second game of the evening at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Sunday. Raider Narender scored a mind boggling 24 points to help the Thalaivas register a massive victory.
The two teams went into the game in contrasting form. The Thalaivas had just ended their losing run in the league while the defending champions were in a slump having lost three in a row. And from the start, the script followed the form. Dabang Delhi K.C.'s plan to start with only two raiders backfired horribly when both Ashu Malik and Naveen Kumar were tackled out within the first five minutes. The Thalaivas kept picking up points and inflicted the first All-Out of the game to surge into a 13-4 lead.
While Naveen, Ashu and Manjeet struggled with their raiding, Dabang Delhi K.C.'s defending was abject too as they failed to register a single tackle point in the entire first half. The Thaliavas made hay every time they got a chance, registering two more All-Outs to go into the break leading at 32-11.
Despite the setback in the first half, Dabang Delhi K.C. rallied together and put in a much better half than before. Ashu and Ashish Narwal stepped up to the plate and registered multiple Super Raids in the second period. Dabang Delhi K.C. even managed to register two All-Outs of their own in the second half, to claw back at the massive lead.
However, despite the strong fightback, the Thalaivas held onto their lead and closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Narender (23 Raid Points)
Best Defender - M. Abishek (3 Tackle Points)
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Ashu Malik (14 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Amit Hooda (1 Tackle Point)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
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