Rahul Chaudhari was at his raiding best as he finished the day with 13 points against his name, nine of which came in the first half, to guide the Telugu Titans to a 37-32 win against the U Mumba. The Titans produced an all-round display that included two Super Raids and two Super Tackles.
Telugu came into the game with just one draw in their last five games while U Mumba had three wins in the same number of games. It was
Rahul Chaudhari’s two Super Raids put Telugu in control
Rahul Chaudhari opened the tally with one raid point in his very first raid but on the second attempt he faced a brilliant tackle from Mumba’s defenders and was omitted from the mat for the first time. Shabeer Bapu added one bonus point to hand his team the lead but Vinoth Kumar
After three round of empty raids from both sides, Mumba scored the first point after the all-out through a technical point. Vinoth Kumar and Adake came out for do or die raids for their respective teams but both failed were expelled from the mat as the score reached at 13-9 in the Titans’
Titans see off late Mumba revival to secure first win in 6
After two round of empty raids from both the teams, Kadian grabbed one point. On the other side when Salunke failed to score Mumbai reduced the deficit and the Titan to just two, the latter came roaring back with a brilliant Super Tackle on Anup Kumar to increase the lead to 21-17. Vikas’ two bonus points helped the Titans increase their advantage to 4 points before Telugu Titans produced yet another Super Tackle to put Mumbai nine points away. Kuldeep Singh’s failed effort revived Titan’s skipper again but he was back on the bench after his second attempt. Mumba, however, fought back through Nitin Madane who scored two raid points which game the season two Champions some hope with the score at 27-20. Shabeer Bappu