All tied up. A closely contested back-and-forth game between the Tamil Thalaivas and Jaipur Pink Panthers finished with both teams sharing the spoils. The match was tied at 31-31 after 40 minutes in the 58th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. Manjeet led the Tamil Thalaivas with 9 points, while Arjun Deshwal was the star of the show for the Jaipur Pink Panthers, scoring 6 points.
Tamil Thalaivas were dominant par in the raiding department scoring 16 to Jaipur Pink Panthers's 11 points. When it came to tackling Tamil Thalaivas scored 11 points to Jaipur Pink Panthers's 12 points. Raids became more fiercely contested in the 2nd half and eventually, the match ended in a tie.
Tamil Thalaivas captain PO Surjeet Singh scored 5 where as Jaipur Pink Panthers captain Deepak Niwas Hooda picked 3. The mainstay of the Tamil Thalaivas was Sagar staying on the mat for 89% of the raids.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||TN 1 - 0 JP||Manjeet (TN)||Amit has to leave as Manjeet gets a touch on him.|
|Raid 6||TN 3 - 1 JP||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Arjun Deshwal locks horns with Surjeet, but manages to get across the line.|
|Raid 12||TN 5 - 2 JP||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||That takes some guts. Solo Tackle by Sahil Gulia to take out raider Arjun Deshwal.|
|Raid 21||TN 6 - 6 JP||Ajinkya Ashok Pawar (TN)||It's Sandeep Dhull again as he takes Ajinkya A Pawar off his feet and pummels him to the ground.|
|Raid 31||TN 8 - 10 JP||Himanshu Virender (TN)||Himanshu Virender is tackled successfully by Jaipur Pink Panthers defense.|
|Raid 34||TN 10 - 12 JP||Deepak Niwas Hooda (JP)||Deepak N Hooda gets another raid point as he takes out Mohit Jakhar.|
|Raid 35||TN 11 - 15 JP||PO Surjeet Singh (TN)||Sandeep Dhull, Sahul Kumar, Naveen Bazzad trap raider Surjeet, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 46||TN 16 - 17 JP||Bhavani Rajput (TN)||Bhavani muscles his way past Sandeep Dhull, Sahul Kumar and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 47||TN 16 - 18 JP||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Low risk move on getting a quick bonus by Arjun Deshwal.|
|Raid 50||TN 21 - 18 JP||Manjeet (TN)||SUPER Manjeet WITH A SUPER RAID! He makes his way past half of the Jaipur Pink Panthers defense and picks up 3 massive points for his side!|
|Raid 56||TN 21 - 22 JP||Bhavani Rajput (TN)||Sandeep Dhull strikes, gets rid of Bhavani.|
|Raid 64||TN 26 - 24 JP||Manjeet (TN)||Sahul Kumar, Sandeep Dhull errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Manjeet.|
|Raid 70||TN 27 - 26 JP||Manjeet (TN)||Manjeet thrown out of lobby by Jaipur Pink Panthers defense, Naveen Bazzad manages to stay inside the line and saves a point.|
|Raid 71||TN 28 - 26 JP||Deepak Niwas Hooda (JP)||It's Sahil Gulia again as he takes Deepak N Hooda off his feet and pummels him to the ground.|
|Raid 76||TN 30 - 26 JP||Ajinkya Ashok Pawar (TN)||Vishal, Amit errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Ajinkya A Pawar.|
|Raid 77||TN 30 - 27 JP||Naveen Bazzad (JP)||Naveen Bazzad eliminates Surjeet with a Hand Touch.|
|Raid 82||TN 30 - 29 JP||Ajinkya Ashok Pawar (TN)||Super Tackle for Jaipur Pink Panthers. Ajinkya A Pawar tries to leap over Naveen Bazzad, Sandeep Dhull, Sahul Kumar, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 83||TN 31 - 29 JP||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||It's Sagar again as he takes Arjun Deshwal off his feet and pummels him to the ground.|
|Raid 88||TN 31 - 31 JP||Manjeet (TN)||Perfect team play, defense ushers raider Manjeet out of the mat.|