Pro Kabaddi Season 7 Match 45 - Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls at Chennai. Get Live Score, Match Highlights, Live Commentary, News, Videos, Polls, Fan Center and Player Stats. Catch up with Live Kabaddi Updates only here.
Sorry start to the home leg for the thalaivas. Bulls recover from their two back to back losses and inflict a massive defeat on the thalaivas. This was a see saw game although the scoreline tells a different story. Bulls raced away to a 9 point lead and were 10-1 up. Thalaivas clawed their way back to a 2 point deficit and bulls down to 2 men. The super tackle at that point completely turned this game. Looked like the thalaivas completely lost momentum after that event including some verbal spat between manjeet and the coach. The game went down hill very quickly from there.
Another quick point. But just 1 minute left, so he is not getting this deficit down to less than 7
Ajith getting a consolation point. can he get enough to limit the margin of defeat to be less than 7?
And thats another all out inflicted on the home team. The curse of the home leg continues.
That is what happens when your key defender starts breaking down. Manjeet puts in a very late dash and pawan is able to get under it and get his finger tips across the half line. Manjeet is just not playing for his team currently. He has to buckle up for the rest of the home leg.
Clearly executed empty raid
Good move. But now the thalaivas can't get a super tackle.
Another time out by the thalaivas. Lot of discontent there Manjeet seems very annoyed with something
And thats another break with a time out taken by the bulls. Coach Randheer has some very interesting messages for his team. Just 4 and a half minutes left in the match, thalaivas are down to 3 men. Can they now get some super tackles and pull this game back. Manjeet is still on mat, but doesn't have a very good super tackle record.
That is criminal of the thalaivas. Extremely advance tackle by ajeet on the raider. Ankit pushes the defender and the defender's leg just crosses the mid line. What a moment. Just when it matters Bulls support raider steps up and turns around the game. Looks very tough for the thalaivas from here. They should have got this point. Instead they lost 2 points. For a team with such a strong defensive pedigree to have such a weak defensive performance in key moments has to be the big story of today.
Quick.. very quick. Waiting for the do or die
Thats an official time out. 6 minutes to goa and thalaivas are just 4 points behind. Could have been a very different position if not for that fantastic super tackle on Ajay thakur. When we come back the Bulls will have their do or die raid first and its going to be an edge of the seat thriller with 6 minutes left in the game.
This has to be the moment of the match. Fantastic block by Saurabh, Ajay jumps over him but his ankle remins in the grip. Ajay keeps the struggle going but saurabh and amit hold on for dear life. This has to be be match defining. Bulls have another super tackle opportunity coming up soon. How will thalaivas tackle this. Can their defense play a high line and take out the bulls when they are raiding?
And mohit comes to the party when it matters. Bulls down to 2 people. can then get a super tackle?
Such an important moment for the thalaivas. Can they make it count with just under 8 minutes left in the game.
But the bulls take a review asking for a jersey pull. Review lost. Will 9 minutes left in the game both teams have lost their reviews. Will this prove crucial in the course of this match ?
Good attack by the raider on the left cover. Bulls should have played that safe, and not given a point to ajith.
Manjeet goes into right cover to put some pressure on Pawan, but that move back fires.
Ajay's signature move. Its tough that bulls have planned for it still cant get out of it.
Lot of excitement on that raid. With 14 minutes to go Shabeer on a do or die raid looks like he has stepped into the lobby before any touch. Thalaivas take a review and ask for 3 defenders to be out following the raider into the lobby. Luckily for the bulls there is a touch just before the players enter the lobby. THIS RULE HAS TO GO.
With Pawan off the mat, Rohit has to play a safe game to manage his team on the mat. So can't do any high risk raids
But it was a Do or Die Raid and Banty really didn't have much to do.
That was an error by Pawan. If he had let it go, the next raid would have been a do or die for the thalaivas. Now the Do or Die for the bulls will come first. Need better planning with such experienced players
The end of the half and the next half will start with Tamil raiding first. So they will get the first do or die raid also! Big Missed planning. They end the half 7 points behind.
Big news of the half is the fact that the thalaivas managed to tackle pawan three times. But Pawan got 7 points all the same in the first half. What will the thalaivas do to have a better second half
This is clever, as the raid counter will reset at the half time. Thalaivas have definitely missed a trick here.
This is poor planning. Manjeet should have done the raid in less than 5 secs. then both thalaivas and bulls would have had a do or die raid before the close of the half.
this is important for the thalaivas. They need to keep up this pressure on Pawan. They were down to 4 men and this was an important tackle
Pawan goes deep into the Shabeer who was standing right next to Ran singh. Hes been dangerous tonight, so although he is so deep no one in the defense attacks him
Advance tackle by the bulls before Ajay settles into the raid. Clever move
That was a clever move by rohit, looked like he was going for the right cover so mohit did not expect that last burst Rohit put and was caught napping
Thalaivas are trying hard to keep Pawan off the mat. Shabeer is continuing his good form of the day
Important points from the support raider & captain of the bulls
This could be an important moment. Pawan is the second man out, can thalaivas get an all out before Pawan comes back on
Thalaivas need a lot more of this from their skipper
Manjeet trying to be active, but ends up being too close to the raider who has a to just attempt a reverse toe touch and Manjeet is caught napping
Thats the first point of the day that the Thalaivas have earned. Will this be another painful home leg?
And thats the All Out for the bulls. They give manjeet the free bonus but pin him down. Manjeet is not the raider he was in Season 2 when he was MVP
Stadium: JAWAHARLAL NEHRU INDOOR STADIUM
M = Percentage of Raids when Player was on the Mat
B = Percentage of Raids when Player was on the Bench
Eg:- If Pardeep has M/B of 80/10, then he was on the Mat for 80% raids, on the Bench for 10% and substituted for the remaining 10% raids.