Bengal Warriors defeated Tamil Thalaivas 52-21 in the 122nd match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the Bengal Warriors was Maninder Singh. He was ably supported by Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh. Himanshu's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach B C Ramesh will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to 10th spot on the points table with 52 points. This loss leaves Tamil Thalaivas in the 11th spot with 47 points.
Bengal Warriors were dominant in the raiding department scoring 29 points to Tamil Thalaivas's 16. When it came to tackling Bengal Warriors scored 14 points to Tamil Thalaivas's 4 points. Bengal Warriors cleaned up the opposition into 4 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the Bengal Warriors was Sukesh Hegde staying on the mat for 95% of the raids and scoring 2 points.
Bengal Warriors led right from the word go with their lead going as high as 18 points in the 38th raid. At half-time, they led by 18 points and easily wrapped up the match with a score difference of 31 points.
Here are reasons why Bengal Warriors this stole the win in this match,
Defense failure for Tamil Thalaivas cost them the game
On a day when Bengal Warriors scored 14 tackle points, Tamil Thalaivas were only able to pick 4 tackle points. They put in a total of 24 and could only succeed in 4 in them. Their top defender was Mohit Jakhar who scored just 3 points in 5 attempts. On the other hand Bengal Warriors's Abozar Mighani scored 5 points with Ran Singh supporting well with 2 assists.
Bengal Warriors were simply superior in the raiding department led by Maninder Singh
Maninder Singh scored 14 raid points and he was supported by Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh with 13 points. Maninder Singh kept picking points to keep the Tamil Thalaivas at bay.
Himanshu delivered for the Tamil Thalaivas with 7 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the Bengal Warriors. Tamil Thalaivas scored a total of 16 raid points and their raiders were tackled 26 times.