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PKL 2019 Day 1 highlights: Bengaluru Bulls edge out Patna Pirates 34-32

U Mumba beat Telugu Titans 30-25 in the inaugural match of the seventh edition of the Pro-Kabaddi League

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In Match 2 on Day 1 of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2019, defending champions showed a lot of mental strength as they staged a comeback to beat 34-32 in their opening encounter at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. The defensive duo of Amit Sheoran (5 points) and Ashish Sangwan (4 points) were the chief architects of Bulls’ victory. Bulls’ high flier raider Pawan Sehrawat chipped in with 9 crucial raid points. For Patna Pirates, their record breaker raider Pardeep Narwal got a super 10 while Mohammed Esmail Maghsoudlou with 9 points put in a strong all-round performance but they just fell short. put on a solid display of strength and toughness as they forced multiple super tackles to begin their campaign in style.

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In the first few minutes of the match it was all as captain Rohit Kumar scored raid points to give his team 5-1 lead. Mohammed Maghsoudlou put in a tremendous super tackle to revive Patna. Patna’s famed “record breaker” raider Pardeep Narwal got going as he scored his first raid point in the 9th minute. On the other hand, Bengaluru Bulls’ high flier Pawan Sehrawat had a quiet beginning to the match as Patna’s defence did a fine job on him.

led 9-7 after 12 minutes when Bengaluru Bulls put in a super tackle through Ashish Sangwan to show their brute strength. In the 16th minute inflicted the first all out of the match to lead 14-11. At the end of the first half, Patna Pirates held a slender four-point advantage to lead 17-13.

Bengaluru Bulls’ defence showed their mental and physical toughness in the second half as they piled on super tackles to make a comeback in the match. Ashish Sangwan and Amit Sheoran marshaled the defence brilliantly and in the 32nd minute trailed 23-24.

In the 34th minute, Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an all out to lead 30-26 and Patna were staring at a defeat in their first encounter of season 7 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League. Bengaluru Bulls showed tremendous teamwork in the 37th minute to send the record breaker Pardeep Narwal to the bench to lead 32-27. Mohammed Maghsoudlou scored two quick raid points in a minute as Patna Pirates trailed 30-33 in the 39th minute. Pardeep Narwal attained a super 10 but it wasn’t enough as Patna crashed to a defeat in their first match of the season.
Telugu Titans vs U Mumba, Siddharth Desai
vs U Mumba

Pro Kabaddi 2019, Day 1, Match 1: vs Telugu Titans

In Match 1 on Day 1 of Pro kabaddi League (PKL) 2019, beat 30-25 in Hyderabad on Saturday. Abhishek Singh's excellent raid performance with 10 points and Fazel Attrachali's strong defence performance laid the foundations of U Mumba's victory. U Mumba's defence put in a strong defensive performance to contain Titans' star raider Siddharth Desai throughout the match. It was an evenly matched contest in the first five minutes as both teams were tied at 3-3.

Rajnish and Athul MS opened their teams' account with a raid point each in the first minute. defence marshaled by Fazel Sultan Attrachali kept Telugu Titans' star man Siddharth Bahubali Desai quiet for majority of the first half. The U Mumba defence showed immense toughness to contain raiders quiet. Rohit Balliyan made an excellent two-point raid in the 10th minute to give U Mumba 8-5 lead.

In the 13thminute, U Mumba inflicted the first all out of the match to lead 12-6. Telugu Titans were reeling under pressure as U Mumba's defence tightened their grip on the match. At the end of the first half, U Mumba led 17-10 and were looking comfortable. Rajnish made a crucial do-or-die raid in the 22nd minute as Telugu Titans trailed 11-19.

Abhishek Singh was on a roll and didn't get tackled at all in the first 30 minutes. U Mumba inflicted another all out in the 26th minute to lead 24-13. With less than 10 minutes to go Telugu Titans got Siddharth Bahubali Desai back on the court but Sandeep Narwal put in a strong tackle to send him back to the bench. U Mumba led 25-15 in the 31st minute and looked on course for a win. Siddharth Desai got his first point as he got a bonus in the 33rd minute but Titans still trailed by eight points.

Desai followed with another quick raid point in the next minute. It was the Sultan of defence, Attrachali who pounced on Desai again to send him back to the bench as U Mumba led 26-19 after 35 minutes. Abhishek Singh made an excellent two-point raid to achieve his super 10 as U Mumba led 30-19. Telugu Titans made the first super tackle of the match in the 38th minute but still trailed 22-30. U Mumba didn't let it affect their confidence and they romped to a 30-25 victory in the end. This was a great win for U Mumba to start their campaign. U Mumba will start their home leg on July 27.

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