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Pro Kabaddi 2021 Highlights, Match 18: Haryana Steelers ride on Meetu's brilliance to pick up 39-37 win

Telugu Titans
37-39
Haryana Steelers
HARYANA STEELERS won the match
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That's it from me, Vinay Chhabria! Hope you enjoyed Sportskeeda's coverage of the 18th match of Pro Kabaddi 2021. Make sure you join us tomorrow again for another double-header in PKL 2021. Dabang Delhi KC will battle Bengal Warriors in a rematch of last season's final, while UP Yoddha will take on Gujarat Giants in the second match.
Haryana Steelers have recorded their first win of the season. They managed to win by 2 points only although Telugu Titans did not have Siddharth Desai available in the 2nd half. Nevertheless, the Steelers would be happy with the victory. They have attained the 8th place in the updated points table. The Titans have slipped to the last spot with that defeat. 
FULL TIME: Haryana Steelers 39 - 37 Telugu Titans
40' Do-or-die raid for Haryana. It is the buzzer raid with exact 30 seconds left. Rohit wastes 25 seconds and attempts a bonus in the last 5 seconds. He does not score a bonus but gets tackled. Smart move from Rohit, he ensured Titans did not get to raid again. 

Haryana Steelers 39 - 37 Telugu Titans
40' Ravi Kumar tries an advanced tackle on Adarsh, another touch point for Adarsh!

Haryana Steelers 39 - 36 Telugu Titans
39' Jaideep tries an advanced tackle on Adarsh and his block attempt fails! Adarsh returns with a touch point

Haryana Steelers 39 - 35 Telugu Titans
39' Ankit goes deep into Haryana's half and an ankle hold from Ravi stops him from crossing the midline!

Haryana Steelers 39 - 34 Telugu Titans
38' Akash tackles down Meetu! The Titans have brought the lead down to 4!

Haryana Steelers 38 - 34 Telugu Titans
38' Ankit gets a bonus point for Titans

Haryana Steelers 38 - 33 Telugu Titans
TIMEOUT - Steelers
37' Do-or-die raid for Titans, Ankit gets a bonus

Haryana Steelers 38- 32 Telugu Titans
37' Do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers, Meetu gets a toe touch on Sandeep!

Haryana Steelers 38- 31 Telugu Titans
STRATEGIC TIMEOUT
35' Substitute Mohammad attempted an advanced tackle but gifts a touch point to Ankit!

Haryana Steelers 37- 31 Telugu Titans
34' Do-or-die raid for Haryana, Gulia goes in against 3 defenders. SUPER TACKLE! He took full 30 seconds, but could not touch any defender.

Haryana Steelers 37- 30 Telugu Titans
TIMEOUT - Titans
33' Rakesh gets a bonus but also gets dashed out of the court!!

Haryana Steelers 37 - 28 Telugu Titans
33' Ankit gets a bonus for Titans

Haryana Steelers 36 - 27 Telugu Titans
32' SUPER 10! Meetu records his maiden Super 10 with a 2-pointer raid! The youngster has been in excellent touch tonight.

Haryana Steelers 36 - 26 Telugu Titans
31' Rakesh attempts a bonus. Rohit attempted an ankle hold, but Rakesh escaped quickly. First touch point of the night for Rakesh!

Haryana Steelers 34 - 26 Telugu Titans
STRATEGIC TIMEOUT
30' Rakesh scores a bonus for Titans

Haryana Steelers 34 - 25 Telugu Titans
30' Do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers, Meetu fails another advanced ankle hold attempt from Sandeep!

Haryana Steelers 34 - 24 Telugu Titans
29' Ankit fails this time! He went deep in a defense of 4 and Surender's ankle hold does not allow him to cross the midline.

Haryana Steelers 33 - 24 Telugu Titans
28' Do-or-die raid for Telugu Titans, Ankit pulls off a SUPER RAID!! He first got a bonus and then failed a tackle attempt from Ravi and Rohit!

Haryana Steelers 32 - 24 Telugu Titans
26' Meetu's excellent form continues! Sandeep tried an ankle hold from the baulk line but failed!

Haryana Steelers 32 - 21 Telugu Titans
26' Rohit scores a bonus for Haryana Steelers

Haryana Steelers 31 - 21 Telugu Titans
UPDATE: Siddharth Desai is not on the court because of an injury. 
25' ALL OUT! Ankit gets a bonus again, but a strong back hold from Surender denies him to cross the midline

Haryana Steelers 30 - 21 Telugu Titans
25' Telugu Titans are down to 1 man!! Meetu gets a touch on Sandeep!

Haryana Steelers 27 - 20 Telugu Titans
24' Do-or-die raid for Telugu Titans, Ankit gets a bonus

Haryana Steelers 26 - 20 Telugu Titans
23' Do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers, Meetu executes a fine dubki and scores 2 points!!

Haryana Steelers 26 - 19 Telugu Titans
21' Rakesh Gowda has been dashed out of the court in the first raid of the second half!!

Haryana Steelers 24 - 19 Telugu Titans
It will be interesting to see if Rohit and Vikas can make a comeback in style in the last 20 minutes. 
The big story from the first half is the failure of both skippers. Neither Rohit Kumar nor Vikas Kandola has set the mat on fire tonight. Siddharth Desai has been the lone warrior for the Telugu Titans, while Rohit Gulia and Meetu have performed well for the Haryana Steelers. 
HALF TIME: Haryana Steelers 23 - 19 Telugu Titans
20' Rakesh Gowda scores a bonus point

Haryana Steelers 23 - 19 Telugu Titans
20' Siddharth Desai gets a bonus point, but the entire Haryana Steelers team combines force to tackle him down! What a tackle!!

Haryana Steelers 23 - 18 Telugu Titans
19' Vikas Kandola fails again! The Telugu Titans defense seems to have a proper strategy for the Haryana skipper. He is yet to score a touch point and he has already been tackled thrice!

Haryana Steelers 22 - 17 Telugu Titans
19' Siddharth Desai gets a bonus point

Haryana Steelers 22 - 16 Telugu Titans
18' Rohit Gulia gets a touch on Ruturaj Koravi again! Koravi has not performed up to the mark tonight.

Haryana Steelers 22 - 15 Telugu Titans
18' Meetu sends Sandeep Kandola to the bench with a fantastic toe touch.

Haryana Steelers 21 - 15 Telugu Titans
17' Siddharth Desai responds in style with a 2 pointer raid of his own! The Bahubali is in some form tonight. 

Haryana Steelers 20 - 15 Telugu Titans
16' Rohit Gulia fails a dash attempt from the duo of Arun and Singh! 2 points to Haryana!

Haryana Steelers 20 - 13 Telugu Titans
16' Siddharth Desai executes a running kick on Mohit. He is the only Telugu Titans player who has been performing well.

Haryana Steelers 18 - 13 Telugu Titans
15' Rohit Gulia gets a touch on Ruturaj Koravi! Haryana near the 20-point mark.

Haryana Steelers 18 - 12 Telugu Titans
14' Rakesh Gowda gets a bonus point for Telugu Titans

Haryana Steelers 17 - 12 Telugu Titans
14' Rohit Gulia gets a bonus point

Haryana Steelers 17 - 11 Telugu Titans
14' ALL OUT! Surender Nada tackles down Siddharth Desai. 3 points to Haryana Steelers, 1 for Telugu Titans because of the bonus.

Haryana Steelers 16 - 11 Telugu Titans
13' Meetu Mahender reduces Telugu Titans to one man! A defender stepped out of bound and Meetu gets a touch on one! Siddharth Desai is the last man standing.

Haryana Steelers 13 - 10 Telugu Titans
12' Siddharth Desai gets a bonus for Telugu Titans

Haryana Steelers 11 - 10 Telugu Titans
REVIEW SUCCESSFUL - Vikas did not touch Rohit, so he was self out after entering the lobby, Ruturaj has been declared out as well because of the dash.

Haryana Steelers 11 - 9 Telugu Titans
REVIEW - Haryana Steelers challenge the referee's decision. 
10' Do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers, Vikas Kandola goes in to raid. He has touched Rohit Kumar but Ruturaj Koravi dashed him out of the court. SUPER TACKLE!

Haryana Steelers 10 - 9 Telugu Titans
10' Rakesh Gowda scores a bonus point for Telugu Titans

Haryana Steelers 10 - 7 Telugu Titans
9' Sandeep Kandola pulls off a brilliant ankle hold, but the referees noted that he was out of bound before initiating the tackle!

Haryana Steelers 10 - 6 Telugu Titans
7' Meetu does what Vikas Kandola and Rohit Gulia could not! He manages to cross the midline after a team tackle attempt from the Telugu Titans! He gets 2 points for his team

Haryana Steelers 9 - 6 Telugu Titans
6' Do-or-die raid for Telugu Titans, Siddharth Desai has been tackled down by 3 defenders! Ravi Kumar initiated the tackle and earns 2 points!

Haryana Steelers 7 - 6 Telugu Titans
6' Vikas Kandola almost pulled off a Super raid! C Arun initiated an advanced tackle. Ruturaj Koravi came to support at the right time, and Vikas falls centimeters short of the midline.

Haryana Steelers 5 - 6 Telugu Titans
5' Rohit Gulia has been tackled down! C Arun initiated the tackle, Gulia almost escaped with multiple touch points, but the Titans did not allow him to cross the midline.

Haryana Steelers 5 - 5 Telugu Titans
4' Siddharth Desai gets a running hand touch on Jaideep. Haryana Steelers' raider Meetu steps out of bound in his raid.

Haryana Steelers 5 - 4 Telugu Titans
4' Another Telugu Titans raider has been dashed out! Mohit sends Rakesh Gowda to the bench in his first raid!

Haryana Steelers 5 - 2 Telugu Titans
3' Vikas Kandola opens his account with a bonus point.

Haryana Steelers 4 - 2 Telugu Titans
2' Siddharth Desai gets a bonus in his first raid but gets dashed out of the court! Good start for Haryana Steelers defense

Haryana Steelers 3 - 2 Telugu Titans
2' Rohit Gulia gets a bonus again, but he steps in the lobby before touching any defenders

Haryana Steelers 2 - 1 Telugu Titans
1' Rohit Gulia gets off the mark with a bonus point.

Haryana Steelers 1 - 0 Telugu Titans
Telugu Titans win the toss and choose court. 
SUBSTITUTES:

Telugu Titans: 
Ankit Beniwal, Hyunsu Park, Akash Choudhary, Manish, Adarsh T

Haryana Steelers: Ashish, Vinay, Rajesh Narwal, Shrikant Tewthia, Mohammad Mahali
STARTING 7s: 

Telugu Titans: 
Rakesh Gowda, Rohit Kumar (C), Siddharth Sirish Desai, C. Arun, Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi, Surender Singh, Sandeep Kandola

Haryana Steelers: Vikash Kandola (C), Ravi Kumar, Surender Nada, Rohit Gulia, Meetu Mhahender, Jaideep Kuldeep, Mohit
Here are all details you need to know ahead of the Telugu Titans vs Haryana Steelers match. 
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On the other side, the Haryana Steelers lost to Patna Pirates in their first match and then lost to the Jaipur Pink Panthers by two points in their second match. Jaideep and Surender Nada have performed well for Haryana Steelers in PKL 8. The other players will be expected to step up and deliver the goods in tonight's match. 
Telugu Titans started their season with a draw against Tamil Thalaivas. They lost their previous match against Puneri Paltan by just one point. Captain Rohit Kumar looked off-color in that match. Fans will expect a better showing from the captain tonight's match. 
It is a match between the bottom two teams of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8. Neither Haryana Steelers nor Telugu Titans would want to lose this match. Both teams are yet to register their first win of the competition. 
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MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Tue, 28/Dec/2021 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Telugu Titans vs Haryana Steelers
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021