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Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls - Match Result

Pro Kabaddi 2019
Tamil Thalaivas
21-32
Bengaluru Bulls
BENGALURU BULLS won the match
Commentary
 
Play-by-Play
 
Lineups
 
Pawan Sehrawat is the best raider of the match and Saurabh Nandal is the best defender of the match! The home fans are disappointed.
Bengaluru Bulls' marquee raider, Pawan Sehrawat scored a Super 10 and he got good support from corner defender Saurabh Nandal who took 5 tackle points to help the defending champions inflict two all outs on the Thalaivas. These all outs guaranteed that the Bulls defeat the Chennai-based franchise in their home leg opener. Ajay Thakur took 4 raid points while Ran Singh contributed 3 points in the defence but, Rahul and Manjeet failed to come to the party. 
FULL TIME - BENGALURU BULLS 32 - 21 TAMIL THALAIVAS
40' Ajith gives an easy touch point to Banty. 
40' Ajith gets one more raid point, the deficit is still 10 points!
40' Sehrawat gets a bonus point
39' Ajith Kumar takes a consolatory raid point, Saurabh Nandal falls victim to Ajith's raid
39' ALL OUT! Ran Singh steps in the lobby without any touch to gift Bengaluru 3 points. 
38' Pawan completes his SUPER 10 with a touch point on Shabeer Bappu
38' Ajay Thakur gets tackled by the Bengaluru, Thalaivas on the verge of another all out
38' Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru, the High Flier Pawan gets the better of Manjeet!
37' Shabeer Bappu gets a touch on Ajay. The difference is down to 6 now
TEAM TIMEOUT - TAMIL THALAIVAS
TEAM TIMEOUT - BENGALURU BULLS
36' Do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas, Bulls are peaking at the right time, successful tackle from the Bengaluru defence
35' Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru, Tamil Thalaivas' defence bulldozed the raider however, he managed to get his one leg on the other side of the mid line. 2 points to the Bulls
OFFICIAL TIMEOUT
34' No, 2 points have been awarded to the defending champs
33' SUPER TACKLE! Thakur has been slayed by the 2 defenders of Bengaluru. The officials are discussing if there was a jersey pull
33' Banty pulled back by the defence! Mohit Chhillar, you beauty! What a comeback from the Thalaivas
SUBSTITUTION - Banty in, Vijay Kumar out
32' Ajay Thakur executes a kick on Pawan! The crowd has gone crazy here at Chennai
31' REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL! Raider out, 1 point for Tamil Thalaivas
31' BENGALURU BULLS HAVE TAKEN A REVIEW - They feel there was a jersey pull from Ran Singh
31' Do-or-die raid for Bulls, skipper Kumar goes to raid and falls just inches short of the mid-line. 15th point for Tamil Thalaivas
30' Ajith takes out Ajay in his raid, magnificent effort from the youngster
SUBSTITUTION - Ajeet in, Rahul Chaudhari out
SUBSTITUTION - Vijay Kumar in, Banty out
28' Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru Bulls, Pawan unleashes the running hand touch to get the better of Manjeet!
27' Ajay Thakur touches Ankit with his trademark running hand touch. 
26' REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL! Raider out, 1 point to Bengaluru Bulls
Shabeer feels he had stepped in the lobby without any touch, hence, Tamil Thalaivas have asked for a review
25' Do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas, Shabeer Bappu goes to raid and gets dashed by the defence. 
24' Do-or-die raid for Bulls, Banty has been sent to raid and Ran Singh just slays him like a beast! What a tackle from the Punjabi all-rounder
SUBSTITUTION - Banty in, Vijay Kumar out
22' Ajith delivers the goods in the raiding department, he takes out Pawan Sehrawat!
SUBSTITUTION - V. Ajith Kumar in, Ajeet out
TOP PERFORMERS OF THE FIRST HALF - 
1. PAWAN SEHRAWAT - 7 PTS
2. ROHIT KUMAR - 2 PTS
3. ANKIT - 2 PTS
HALF TIME - TAMIL THALAIVAS 10 - 17 BENGALURU BULLS
20' Do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas, Rahul Chaudhari goes to raid. He tried his best but the defence gets the better of him. 
18' Pawan Sehrawat gets tackled by the defence! Ajeet being the tackle initiator once again!
18' Rahul Chaudhari gets a bonus point. 
17' Pawan Sehrawat takes a quick raid point, Shabeer Bappu has to go to the bench
17' Ajay Thakur fails in his raid, Ankit takes the tackling honors
16' Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru, Rohit takes the responsibility and gets a massive touch on Mohit. 2nd raid point for the captain
15' Ajay Thakur does the job once again, Nandal's tackle attempt failed miserably there. 
14' Shabeer Bappu takes a bonus and escapes Vijay's ankle hold attempt. 2 points for the former U Mumba star
13' Rohit touches Ajeet just like that and scores a raid point for his team. 
MILESTONE ALERT - Ran Singh Registers 200 Successful Tackles In PKL.
12' Ran Singh and Manjeet combine forces to take Pawan out, first tackle point for Singh. 
12' Ajay Thakur gets his first raid point in the 12th minute! Ankit had no clue when the Thalaivas skipper came near him and touched him
11' Ajeet tries an ankle hold on Pawan however, the Bulls raider escapes with supreme ease
10' Banty gets a toe touch on Manjeet, first point of the night for the youngster
9' Rahul Chaudhari gets off the mark FINALLY! Rohit is his first victim 
8' Pawan Sehrawat gets tackled for the first time! Ajeet takes the tackling honors
7' ALL OUT! Tamil Thalaivas finally open their account courtesy a bonus point in that raid however, Bengaluru's defence takes down Manjeet. 9-point lead for the Bengaluru Bulls
7' Pawan touches Ran Singh, leaves Manjeet as the last man standing
6' Do-or-die raid for the home team, Shabeer Bappu gets hunt down by the defenders! Tamil Thalaivas on the verge of an all out
5' Pawan gets one more defender, the High Flier takes out Chaudhari
4' Sehrawat gets the better of Ajeet! Thalaivas reduced to 4 men
3' Do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas, Ajay goes to raid and gets tackled easily, great defence from the Bulls!
3' Pawan Sehrawat gets a running hand touch on Mohit Chhillar, 2nd point for the Bengaluru raider

1' Pawan Sehrawat gets a bonus point
Toss won by Tamil Thalaivas - Bengaluru Bulls to raid first. 
Both the teams are out in the middle!
However, Gujarat Fortune Giants, who had lost just 1 home match prior to their home leg, could not manage a single win at Ahmedabad this year. So, does this mean the Tamil Thalaivas who have won only 1 home game, do not manage to lose a single match at Chennai? Only time will tell. 
Also, Tamil Thalaivas have won only 1 home match in PKL history which indicates their poor record at Chennai. 
Speaking of the individual battles to look out for, Pawan Sehrawat has a 5-2 head-to-head record versus Tamil Thalaivas' lead defender, Manjeet Chhillar
In case the 7th placed Tamil Thalaivas win tonight, they can reach as high as the 3rd position. So, the stakes for this match are really very high!
Bengaluru Bulls are currently at the 5th position on the points table with 22 points in 7 matches. A win against the Tamil Thalaivas will propel them to the 2nd position. 
The starting sevens of both the teams are out - 
TAMIL THALAIVAS - Ajay Thakur (C), Ajeet, Manjeet Chhillar, Rahul Chaudhari, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar and Shabeer Bappu. 
BENGALURU BULLS - Rohit Kumar (C), Vijay Kumar, Ajay, Pawan Sehrawat, Ankit, Saurabh Nandal and Amit Sheoran. 
Welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the first day of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019's Chennai leg! The home team, Tamil Thalaivas will be in action tonight as they lock horns with Bengaluru Bulls, the defending champions in the first game of the day. 
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
Match Start Time
Sat, 17/Aug/2019 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2019
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2019