In a contest which swung both ways, it was UP Yoddha, who held their nerve to get the better of a struggling Telugu Titans 25-23. Nitin Tomar scored crucial points for his team in the last two minutes of the game where Titans team were let down by their raiders' performance.
Rahul Chaudhari scored his first raid point of the night in the second minute as Telugu Titans led 2-1. Surender Singh scored two points in the fourth minute to give UP Yoddha 3-2 lead. It was a closely fought encounter in the first 10 minutes as the match was tied 5-5.
Nitin Tomar made his first successful raid as UP Yoddha led 7-5 after 12 minutes. Telugu Titans were keeping their opponents in check as they trailed 8-9 in the 15th minute. A slew of empty raids followed in the next couple of minutes as Telugu Titans led 10-9 after 17 minutes. Telugu Titans went into the break holding a slender 12-10 lead.
UP Yoddha began the second half strongly as they scored five points in four minutes to leads 15-13 after 24 minutes. Telugu Titans raiders were having a wretched game as they could score just four points in 27 minutes.
Rahul Chaudhari scored with a raid in the 30th minute as Titans trailed 16-18. Nitin Tomar came up with a successful raid in the 33rd minute as UP Yoddha led 19-17. Chaudhari scored another raid point in the 35th minute as Titans leveled the game at 20-20. Nitin Tomar scored two points in the last minute as UP Yoddha led 24-22. UP Yoddha held their nerve and won the game 25-23.
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