Pro Kabaddi 2022: Bengaluru Bulls return to winning ways after thrashing Tamil Thalaivas
Bengaluru Bulls handed Tamil Thalaivas a huge defeat with a score of 45-28 as they return to winning ways in PKL season 9.
Bengaluru Bulls returned to their winning ways after inflicting a huge defeat on Tamil Thalaivas by 45-28 in front of their home crowd at Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. Defence and Raid both departments stepped up for Bengaluru Bulls with proper team performance.
Both teams traded points to kick off the game, and much like the evening's first game, both defences were lax in their application, allowing raiders the opportunity to add to their tallies with ease. It didn't take long — barely halfway through the first period — though, for the Bulls to open up a sizable lead.
Bharat, on only his second raid of the evening, got a SUPER RAID taking out M Abishek, K. Abhimanyu and V Visvanath to induce the first ALL OUT of the game and give the Bulls an 11-5 lead.
The Thalaivas slowly chipped away at that considerable lead as the half wore on, mostly getting bonus points of their own. But just as it seemed the Thalaivas were getting back into the game, the Bulls seized control again. Neeraj Narwal's heroics at both ends of the mat ensured the home team went into the break leading 18-12.
The Bulls' momentum continued into the second half, with Bharat using his reach and speed to constantly get touchpoints for his team. Left with just two men on the mat, for the Thalaivas, another ALL OUT loomed ahead.
At that precise moment though, Aashish initiated a brilliant SUPER TACKLE, taking out Kandola to prolong his team's capitulation. It didn't last long though, as Bharat again proved the difference through a two-point raid, which helped his team inflict a second ALL OUT on the Thalaivas as the Bulls extended their lead to 27-18.
The Thalaivas briefly threatened a comeback, which was quickly snuffed out by Kandola who induced a third ALL OUT on them as the home team cruised to the win.