Telugu Titans registered their first win in their home turf as they defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers 36-26 in an inter-zonal challenge match of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the Rajiv Gandhi indoor stadium here on Saturday.
Titans witnessed an all-round performance as both their defenders and raider s contributed in the victory.
Nilesh made a brilliant super raid in the 4th minute to give Telugu Titans 5 -4 lead. Deepak responded with a two-point raid in the next minute to give Jaipur 6-5 lead.
The raiders from both teams picked up points in the next few minutes as it w as all square at 8-8 after 10 minutes.
Rahul got a two-point raid in the next minute to give Titans 10-8 lead. Jaipur forced a super tackle in the 12th minute to take back the lead. The match was swinging like a pendulum in both teams' favour.
In the 17th minute, the first all out of the match was inflicted by Titans as they led 16-13. Titans went into the break leading 17-13.
Titans were in command of the match as after 25 minutes they enjoyed a seven-point lead. Ajinkya Pawar tried to revive the Pink Panthers' hopes with a couple of quick raids but Titans were in no mood to relinquish their lead.
With less than five minutes to Titans inflicted an all out to lead 31-20 and were assured of the first win of their home leg.
It was a comfortable win in the end for Titans as they got the first home win.
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