Bengaluru, Oct 25 (SocialNews.XYZ) Haryana Steelers returned to winning ways in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 as they defeated Telugu Titans 43-24 at Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
It was a team effort from the Haryana side as Meetu starred in the raiding department, earning 13 points, while Nitin Rawal, Jaideep, and Amirhossein Bastami stole the show in the defence unit.
Monu Goyat began the proceedings as he got a raid point for Telugu Titans, but K. Prapanjan levelled the scores immediately with Haryana Steelers' first raid. Minutes later, Manjeet got a touch on Vinay to give Steelers the lead.
Soon after, a Super Raid from the Steelers raid put the Telugu Titans on the back foot. A couple of minutes later, the Steelers inflicted an All Out and attained a stronghold of the match with a six-point lead.
Manjeet and Meetu continued their top form on the night to ensure the Steelers maintain their extensive lead. Vijay Kumar inflicted a Super Tackle on Meetu as hopes reignited for the Titans.
But minutes later, Meetu earned another Super Raid, as the Steelers inflicted another All Out to go into halftime with a 24-11 lead.
The second half started with Nitin catching Manjeet early on to get a big point for the Titans. Moments later, Vishal Bhardwaj caught Meetu and Telugu Titans found hopes for a comeback. But Mohit, Amirhossein Bastami, and Nitin Rawal kept inflicting tackles on the other end to maintain Steelers' comfortable lead.
Adarsh T. tried to fight for the Titans through a Super Raid, but Manjeet put an end to the Titans' resistance, earning two consecutive raid points. Meetu earned another super raid in the match as the Steelers continued to extend their lead.
The Steelers inflicted another All Out going into the last two minutes of the match. Haryana kept raging on and eventually won the encounter with ease.