Tamil Thalaivas held their nerves in the dying stages of the game to defeat Bengaluru Bulls 29-24 in the Southern Indian derby in Nagpur. The victory was Thalaivas’ first win of the tournament while Bengaluru Bulls, still, managed to remain at the top position on the points table.
Prapanjan stars in the first half to give Thalaivas 12-8 lead
Bengaluru Bulls won the toss and chose the court which meant Tamil Thalaivas raid first. K. Prapanjan drew the first blood for the away side in the opening raid that gave the team an early 1-0 lead, but Ajay Kumar pulled level by through a running hand touch before Vineet Kumar taking the score to 2-1 in Tamil’s favour. After a sequence of empty raids, Bulls’ skipper Rohit Kumar got into the act and managed to get two points despite Tamil trying to tackle him on the right corner. Both the teams went neck to neck as Tamil
Thalaivas hold their nerve to win their first game of the season
Bulls started the second half with only two men on the court but still, Harish Naik faulted in his tackle as Prapanjan kept his fantastic run on the mat to reduce Bengaluru to two men and soon Thalaivas imposed
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