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Pro Kabaddi League teams Bengaluru Bulls and Jaipur Pink Panther secured handy victories at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Tuesday.

The battle between the 12 teams going head-to-head for first place in the Pro Kabaddi Leagues 2022 has just gotten more exciting. The tournament’s first half, which is now over, gave kabaddi fans some close moments, and the second half is currently enthralling the audience with even more dramatic matchups. In yesterday’s encounter, the Bengaluru Bulls met the underperforming Telugu Titans while the Pink Panthers faced the tenacious U-Mumba. Here are the results of the matchups.

Bengaluru Bulls crushed Telgu Titan to claim the top spot

Bengaluru Bulls got back to the top of the Pro Kabaddi League table on Tuesday after handing Telugu Titan their 11th defeat in the Pro Kabaddi League.

The Titans got off to a strong start thanks to Siddharth Desai, who scored his team’s opening five points. Bharat and Vikash Kandola led the charge for the Bulls and reduced the gap between the two sides early on with their brilliant counter-attacks. Despite their best attempts, the Titans were able to keep up their momentum throughout the first half and went into halftime with a one-point advantage.

With less than ten minutes left on the clock, the Bengaluru team changed the course of the game by halting the famed raider Desai’s momentum. Bharat and Narwal continued to dominate the defense of the Titans and gained a 9 points lead. It wasn’t easy, but the Titans kept getting closer to the finish line as the clock ticked down. However, the Bulls persisted in their fury till the last minute and secured a 49-38 victory, defying the Titans’ best efforts to earn their second victory of the season.

Bharat starred for the Bulls as he earned 17 points to help his team get the win, while Narwal also scored crucial 13 points. With six tackle points for the squad, Aman, the Bulls’ left cornerback, appeared formidable in the defensive line. Bulls’ only threat was Titans’ Siddharth Desai, who despite his team’s 11-game losing streak continues to excel for the Titans, scoring 18 points for the team.

Pink Panthers upset U-Mumba in a one-sided match

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Pink Panthers continued their domination this season, beating U- Mumba at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Sunday, by a 32-22 score to climb to third place in the Pro Kabaddi League standing.

For the Pink Panthers, Arjun Deshwal appeared in lethal form as he swiftly isolated the U Mumba defense to force an early all-out in the fifth minute, giving the Pink Panthers a commanding 9-2 lead. Even though U Mumba scored a few points here and there, they couldn’t even get close to the Panthers’ enormous lead. However, Harendra Kumar and Kiran Magar gave U Mumba some momentum, which helped them regain control of the game in the second half.

They brought U-Mumbad back into the game getting quick tackle points and sending the dangerous Rahul Chaudhari onto the bench. After picking up several tackle points, they narrowed the gap between both sides to 19-23. In the waning seconds of the game, the Panthers recovered and inflicted an All-Out on U Mumba, winning comfortably 32-22.

With 13 points in the game, Arjun Deshwal once again emerged as the Panthers’ star. Furthermore, Ankush and Sunil scored three points, and Sahul earned four tackle points, helping the Jaipur defense maintain its composure. With the victory, Pink Panther moves up to the third position, one point behind Puneri Paltan in second and three points ahead of Bengaluru Bulls, who now sit at the top of the standings after defeating Titans. Meanwhile, U Mumba now holds thefourth spot with 43 points after this loss.