Pro Kabaddi 2022 LIVE Score, Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors: PKL 9 Live Updates & Commentary

Telugu Titans
Bengal Warriors
BENGAL WARRIORS won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this game. Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the third game of the day as the Puneri Paltan lock horns with the Bengaluru Bulls! Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! 
FULL TIME! Bengal Warriors 45-25 Telugu Titans

A 20-point drubbing handed to the Telugu Titans, who crash to their second loss. Not expected certainly from a team that is filled with experienced campaigners. Maninder Singh and Deepak Hooda returning with eleven points apiece while Shrikant Jadhav chipped in with 7. All of the Warriors' defenders had a field day while the same cannot be said for the Titans'. Surjeet Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal and Ravinder Pahal all having zero tackle points in this contest. The Titans finishing with only five tackle points over the course of this game, two of which came courtesy of Vinay, who was single-handedly trying to keep his side afloat. The injury to Rajnish did not help matters and the Titans side, in one word, is simply crumbling. They will need to come back much stronger in their next game. As for the Warriors, they will have a number of positives to take back from this game. 
40' Vinay completely surrenders as he ventures deep and ends up falling into Shubham Shinde's trap - a powerful double thigh hold. 
39' Do-or-die raid for the Titans and Vinay continues getting in the points. Balaji attempts an advance tackle but he had already shifted his momentum towards the mid-line. Leaps there and crosses the mid-line with ease. 
38' SUPER TACKLE! Would you believe it? All defenders have failed and it is Vinay and Siddharth Desai who have executed the Super Tackle! Vinay puts in a solid ankle hold and Siddharth Desai uses all his strength to block him. 
38' All three defenders on the Titans mat are raiders - Monu Goyat, Siddharth Desai and Vinay. Deepak Hooda ventures in deep and gets in a hand touch on Monu Goyat. 
37' Deepak Hooda ventures in deep and gets in a hand touch on Ravinder Pahal in the right corner.

Bengal Warriors 43-22 Telugu Titans
36' Monu Goyat picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender. 
35' Vinay picks up a quick bonus point in front of the left corner.

Bengal Warriors 42-21 Telugu Titans
35' SUPER RAID! Do-or-die raid for the Warriors and Deepak Hooda strikes! Puts in a dubki through the cover defender's chain and Vishal Bharadwaj's late help cannot stop him too! 
34' Vinay picks up speed and gets in a running hand touch on Girish Ernak. The latter firmly believes there was none but he has to make his way back to the bench since there is no review left. 
33' Siddharth Desai executes a quick kick and sends back Maninder Singh, who was in the right-in position.

Bengal Warriors 39-19 Telugu Titans
32' Do-or-die raid for the Titans this time and Deepak Hooda chips in in the defense too! Monu Goyat runs straight into the thigh hold of Deepak Hooda and there is instant support from the right corner as well.

Bengal Warriors 39-18 Telugu Titans
32' Do-or-die raid for the Bengal Warriors and Maninder Singh strikes! Ravinder Pahal attempts a very advance double ankle hold well ahead of the baulk line and Maninder uses his height to cross the mid-line. 
30' SUPER RAID! Monu Goyat strikes! Picks up a bonus point as the cover defenders run around for the dash. Monu has crossed the mid-line and the point of contention is whether he crossed the mid-line from inside the lobby or from out of bounds. A super raid has been awarded but the Warriors have reviewed it! 

The bonus is as clear as day. Goyat's hand crossed the mid-line while his foot was still in the lobby. Review unsuccessful! 

Bengal Warriors 37-18 Telugu Titans
29' Shrikant Jadhav runs straight into the diving double thigh hold of Vishal Bharadwaj, who pins him down. 
28' Deepak Hooda gets in a swift point by sending back Ravinder Pahal with a touch. The lead extends!

Bengal Warriors 36-14 Telugu Titans
28' ALL OUT! Monu Goyat is awarded the bonus point and in the end, he is tackled as he runs straight into the double thigh hold of Shubham Shinde.

Bengal Warriors 35-14 Telugu Titans
27' Maninder pursued Monu Goyat there and cornered both defenders. Gets a touch point on Surjeet and the Titans are down to one man. 
27' Monu Goyat picks up a bonus point as the defense is a touch tentative. 
26' Deepak Hooda writhes his foot free from Ravinder Pahal's ankle hold and crosses the mid-line with relative ease.

Bengal Warriors 31-12 Telugu Titans
25' A kick from Monu Goyat fetches him a point as Girish Ernak is found to be employing a high line of defense. 
25' Parvesh Bhainswal attempts an advance tackle on Maninder Singh, who changes directions and tumbles across the mid-line. 
24' Do-or-die raid for the Warriors and Deepak Hooda finally opens his account! Ventures deep and gets in a touch on Siddharth Desai. Bulldozes his way to the mid-line through Vishal Bharadwaj as well.

Bengal Warriors 29-11 Telugu Titans
23' OH DEAR! Rajnish's knee snaps and buckles as he is running parallel to the baulk line. Seems to be a knee dislocation once again and Rajnish is in immense pain. Quite similar to what happened to Pawan last night. He ends up falling into the lobby and it is a self out. He is writhing in pain and has to be carried off on a stretcher by the team of doctors. Even the Warriors' coach K Bhaskaran had his hands on his head!
22' Vinay is completely surrounded by the defense. Was blindsided and Deepak Hooda from the left corner initiated the block and the rest of the defense pounced on him in a flash.

Bengal Warriors 26-11 Telugu Titans
21' Rajnish ventures deep and gets in a touch using a side kick on Balaji in the left corner
HALF TIME! Bengal Warriors 25-10 Telugu Titans

Complete annihilation from the Warriors so far! They have clicked in the offence as well as the defensive side of things and have kept the Titans at bay. Maninder back to his mighty ways, scoring 8 points already while Shrikant Jadhav has played his role to perfection, snapping up six points. The defense has been pretty solid as well and have pounced on the raiders. As for the Titans, there hasn't been anything to write home about. Four out of their starting seven haven't gotten off the mark. The covers are not firing, the skipper is not firing. Vinay and Rajnish are not being able to get in the raid points at a good pace - it is all crumbling for the mighty side here. A 15-point deficit for them going into the second half. Will they stage a comeback? Stick around to find out!
19' Rajnish sends back Girish Ernak as the latter tries an advance ankle hold. Rajnish has picked up a bonus point as well.

Telugu Titans 10-25 Bengal Warriors
19' Shrikant Jadhav going about his business quietly and picks up another bonus point under the nose of Ravinder Pahal. 
18' Vaibhav is a touch too ambitious and attempts an advance tackle on Rajnish, who turns, tumbles and makes his way back to his half. 
18' A burst of speed and Maninder Singh executes a running hand touch on Surjeet Singh in the right cover.

Telugu Titans 7-24 Bengal Warriors
17' Balaji runs around with a block and support from Vaibhav ensures that Siddharth Desai is sent spiralling out of bounds.

Telugu Titans 7-23 Bengal Warriors
16' Girish Ernak was playing a high line of defense and Siddharth Desai gets in a toe-touch. 
15' ALL OUT! Only Surjeet Singh on the mat for the Titans and he pushes Maninder Singh back into his half.

Telugu Titans 6-21 Bengal Warriors
15' Do-or-die raid for the Telugu Titans. Rajnish attempts a bonus point and as soon as he does that, Girish Ernak puts in a thigh hold to pin him down!
14' Parvesh Bhainswal's ankle hold bears no fruit as Shrikant Jadhav escapes and crosses the mid-line with ease!
12' Maninder Singh writhes his foot free from Vishal Bharadwaj's attempted ankle hold. Ravinder Pahal had come for assistance and ends up gifting a point.

Telugu Titans 6-16 Bengal Warriors
11' Siddharth Desai is tackled as Girsh Ernak puts in a terrific block. However, in the process of completing the tackle, even Ernak ends up going out of bounds. One point to each side. 
10' Do-or-die raid for the Telugu Titans and Vinay has to make his way back! As soon as Vinay gets the bonus point, Balaji goes in for the block and executes it to perfection too! The bonus is awarded.

Telugu Titans 5-13 Bengal Warriors
10' Shrikant Jadhav was running parallel to the baulk line and the left corner, Vishal Bharadwaj, puts in a double thigh hold to pin him down. 
8' A kick from Shrikant Jadhav finds Ravinder Pahal's face. An apology from Jadhav but he has gotten his man nonetheless.

Telugu Titans 3-12 Bengal Warriors
8' Girish Ernak puts in a diving ankle hold and Rajnish is brought down once again! 
7' ALL OUT! WHAT A RAID BY MANINDER! Ravinder Pahal slips and tumbles and Maninder Singh gets in a kick on him. The other two defenders run around for assistance but Maninder absolutely bulldozes his way to the mid-line! A display of raw power there! Wrestled his way through!
6' Abhishek Singh is tackled as he runs straight into Vaibhav Garje's double thigh hold which completely immobilises him!

Telugu Titans 3-5 Bengal Warriors
5' A lightning quick toe-touch from Shrikant Jadhav catches Surjeet by surprise. 
4' Do-or-die raid for the Titans and Rajnish perishes! Ventures deep in the left corner area and Vaibhav Garje comes along with a double ankle hold. Cannot escape from that and he is pinned down.

Telugu Titans 3-3 Bengal Warriors
4' Shrikant Jadhav gets in a running hand touch on Parvesh Bhainswal to send the latter back to the bench. 
3' Maninder Singh is brought down as Vishal Bharadwaj pounces at the ace raider's ankles and brings him down. 
1' Shubham Shinde attempts an advance hold from which Vinay writhes his foot free. Girish Ernak runs in for assistance and Vinay's kick finds him before he crosses the mid-line. 
1' Maninder Singh kicks off proceedings with a bonus point in front of the left corner.

Telugu Titans 0-1 Bengal Warriors
Toss Update:

Telugu Titans have won the toss and chosen court. Bengal Warriors to raid first!
Right, the Titans have completely revamped their raiding unit for this game. Only Vinay retains his position while Monu Goyat and Siddharth Desai have been banished to the bench. Abhishek Singh and Rajnish take their places. The Warriors have strengthened their defense as well!

Telugu Titans:
Abhishek Singh, Surjeet Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal, Vinay, Rajnish, Ravinder Pahal (c), Vishal Bharadwaj.

Substitutes: Monu Goyat, Mohit, Siddharth Desai, Muhammad Shihas, Vijay Kumar, Nitin.

Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh (c), Vaibhav Garje, Balaji D, Deepak Hooda, Shrikant Jadhav, Shubham Shinde, Girish Ernak. 

Substitutes: Surender Nada, Akash Pikalmunde, Ashish Sangwan, Aslam Thambi, Manoj Gowda, Rohit, Parveen Satpal. 
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 202! The eighth game of the tournament will pit the Telugu Titans up against the Bengal Warriors at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. 

The star-studded Telugu Titans could not kick-off their campaign with a win after they were humbled by the Bengaluru Bulls in their opening encounter. The Titans were largely trailing for the majority of the contest and were always playing catch-up rather than preserving a lead. Vinay was impressive for the Titans so was substitute raider Rajnish, who will be expected to start tonight. 

Monu Goyat failed to get going while Siddharth Desai could not make much of an impact as well. Abhishek Singh was nowhere to be seen and perhaps, the star youngster might be carrying an injury. Their famed defense did not arrive to the party and despite all the experience under their belts, they failed to pick up points in a manner that they perhaps should have. The Titans will have to put in a much more comprehensive showing tonight. 

The Bengal Warriors, too, started their PKL 9 campaign with a loss at the hands of the Haryana Steelers. The cause of their defeat was quite straightforward - just far too many errors in the defense - an unforgivable number. Apart from Girish Ernak, who notched up the season's first High 5, there was not much to write back home for the Warriors in the defensive scheme of things. 

As for their raiding, skipper Maninder Singh had a quiet first half but bounced back pretty well. Deepak Hooda could not provide much support to him while Shrikant Jadhav looked pretty rusty in his approach. Manoj Gowda was substituted in and had an impact immediately, finishing with eight raiding points from the contest. However, they failed to stop a rampaging Manjeet and ended up with an 8-point loss. Better defense certainly could've seen them taking this game much closer than it eventually turned out to be. 

Right then, plenty left to be seen as two battered and bruised teams look to get their first win under their belt. Will make for some terrific viewing definitely! Sit back, relax and enjoy as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfolds over the course of this contest!
Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Sun, 09/Oct/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
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