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Pro Kabaddi 2022 Live Score, Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Tamil Thalaivas
42-24
Bengaluru Bulls
TAMIL THALAIVAS won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League contest! Join us back tomorrow as we are in for another double-header! Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest news and live commentaries of all PKL matches! Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! Stay home and stay safe!
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Tamil Thalaivas 42-24 Bengaluru Bulls

A clinical performance from the Thalaivas and they rightfully complete a dominant 18-point win over second-placed Bulls. With this win, the Thalaivas break a 5-match winless streak and move to the ninth position in the points table. The Bulls, meanwhile, have played sixteen games now and this is probably one of the worst times for them to hit a rough patch. They will certainly be hoping to make a strong comeback in the next encounter after being completely outplayed today. The Thalaivas, in the second half, just went on extending their lead and did not give the Bulls even a sniff at victory. Ajinkya Pawar notched up a Super 10 and another High 5 from this season's best defender, Sagar, helped the Thalaivas seal a comfortable win. As for the Bulls, it was the defence that did not come to the party yet again which left far too much for the raiders to do. In the end, just the raiders' contribution was never going to be enough against the rampaging Thalaivas. 
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Tamil Thalaivas 21-8 Bengaluru Bulls

What a performance from the Thalaivas thus far! They are completely blowing away the Bulls and how! After an early 3-point lead, the Bulls went close to 10 minutes without scoring a single point. The Thalaivas are capitalising on Pawan's poor run and with him back on the bench, the Bulls side looks a brittle one. The Thalaivas have been amazing in the defence while Ajinkya Pawar has assumed the lead raider's role tonight. A comprehensive performance so far and the Thalaivas will look to seal this encounter with a massive win. Will the Bulls stage a grand comeback or will the Thalaivas go about their merry ways? Stick around to find out!
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Tamil Thalaivas 21-8 Bengaluru Bulls
20' An advance tackle attempt from Mohit but Ranjit turns and escapes to the mid-line. 
19' Pawan Sehrawat runs straight into the block of the right corner chain and is pinned down. 
19' Mahender pounces on Manjeet and a powerful ankle hold does not allow the raider to escape.

Bengaluru Bulls 7-20 Tamil Thalaivas
18' ALL OUT! The raider fails to pick up a bonus point and a diving double ankle hold from the left corner inflicts the second all-out. 
18' A kick from Ajinkya Pawar on the right corner and the Bulls are reduced to one man once again. 
17' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and Bharat perishes. A strong ankle hold from Manjeet combined with instant support from the cover defender completes the tackle.

Bengaluru Bulls 6-16 Tamil Thalaivas
17' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and it is easy pickings for Ajinkya Pawar as he gets a hand touch on an advanced Mahender Singh. 
15' Sagar puts in a thigh hold and drags an escaping Ranjit back towards the bonus line.

Bengaluru Bulls 6-14 Tamil Thalaivas
14' A running hand touch from Ajinkya Pawar on the right corner and he extends the Thalaivas' lead. 
14' Pawan is tackled once again as a strong back hold-dash from the cover defender sends him back.

Bengaluru Bulls 6-12 Tamil Thalaivas
13' A formidable dash from Surjeet tackles Mohit Sehrawat and completes the ALL OUT! 
13' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Ajinkya Pawar gets a hand touch on the crouching right corner to reduce the Bulls to one man. 
12' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and substitute raider Deepak Narwal is dashed out of bounds as he ends up venturing far too deep in the right side of the defence. 
10' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Ajinkya Pawar picks up pace and gets a running hand touch on the left corner defender.

Bengaluru Bulls 6-6 Tamil Thalaivas
9' Ranjit is tackled as the right corner chain puts in a combination tackle to pin down the raider. 
8' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and Bharat makes the error of relying on the bonus point. Has to make his way back to the bench as it is not granted by the officials. 
7' A running toe-touch from Ajinkya Pawar on the centre defender sends Pawan Sehrawat back to the bench.

Bengaluru Bulls 6-3 Tamil Thalaivas
6' Manjeet escapes the right corner's ankle hold but the second line of defence, consisting of Sehrawat and the cover defender, stand like a rock in front of him and prevent Manjeet from escaping to the mid-line. 
5' Ranjit jumps over Sahil's attempted double thigh hold attempt and makes his way to the mid-line.

Bengaluru Bulls 5-2 Tamil Thalaivas
4' Pawan has to make his way back to the bench as a hefty dash from Abishek from the cover region sends Sehrawat spiralling out of bounds. 
3' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Manjeet is tackled as the right corner chain runs around and puts in a formidable combination tackle.

Bengaluru Bulls 4-1 Tamil Thalaivas
3' Pawan Sehrawat is tackled as an ankle hold from Sahil after picking up a bonus point immobilises him. No fightback from the ace raider. Surrenders completes. 
2' A flying hand touch from Pawan Sehrawat on Abishek in the right cover and the Hi-Flyer has gotten going.

Bengaluru Bulls 2-0 Tamil Thalaivas
1' Chandran Ranjit comes in to raid and opens the Bulls' account with a running bonus point. 
Toss:

Tamil Thalaivas have won the toss and chosen court. Bengaluru to raid first!
Teams:

Tamil Thalaivas:
Manjeet, Surjeet Singh (c), Mohit, M Abishek, Ajinkya Pawar, Sagar, Sahil Gulia.
Substitutes: Bhavani Rajput, Himanshu, Himanshu Singh, Santhapanaselvam, Anwar Baba.

Bengaluru Bulls: Pawan Sehrawat (c), Mayur Kadam, Rohit Kumar, Bharat, Chandran Ranjit, Mohit Sehrawat, Jaideep.
Substitutes: Aman, Mahender Singh, Deepak Narwal, Dong Geon Lee, Saurabh Nandal. 
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Right then, the Tamil Thalaivas, after picking up some momentum, find themselves in a slump yet again. The Thalaivas are winless for as many as five encounters and will be desperate for a win here. Although taking away five points from this encounter will not get them into the top-six, the Thalaivas will be hoping to get some momentum going into the business end of the tournament. They had a torrid, demoralising 28-point loss against the Patna Pirates in their previous fixture and will certainly be looking to put that behind them and start afresh. 

The Bengaluru Bulls, too, have not had the best of runs in recent times. They have only one win to show for from their previous five encounters and have lost the top spot in the points table. Pawan Sehrawat & Co. will be hoping for a better showing from the defence, which has let them down more often than not this season. Chandran Ranjit's form has somewhat tapered off and the reliance solely on Pawan Sehrawat in the raiding department is something that is plaguing the Bulls. Nonetheless, they will be hoping for a strong comeback and will be looking to start a winning streak with a dominating win here against the Thalaivas. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022. The Tamil Thalaivas will lock horns with the Bengaluru Bulls in Match 99 of the tournament at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. We are in for a cracker of a contest and all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfolds over the course of this contest! 
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Sun, 30/Jan/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021