Pro Kabaddi 2017 Highlights: In the last match of the Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, Bulls beat Thalaivas 45-35 in the South Indian derby at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Thursday evening. The Thalaivas had won the toss and chose court. In the entire match, Bulls imposed three All outs on Thalaivas. Bulls captain Rohit Kumar scored a Super 10 and inspired his team to victory. On the other hand, the rival captain Ajay Thakur although had another Super 10 he could not inspire Thalaivas to the win. With today’s loss Thalaivas have lost five consecutive matches. In the next few minutes, Bengaluru Bulls piled more misery on Thalaivas to lead 32-13 in the 27th minute. In the first nine minutes of the second half, Bulls scored 18 points compared to Thalaivas’ six. Ajay Thakur then sprung into action and scored four raid points in two minutes as Tamil Thalaivas trailed 21-38 in the 32nd minute. He scored another raid point in the 35th minute as Thalaivas inflicted an all out to trail 27-41. Bengaluru Bulls forced a super tackle in the 38th minute as they led 44-32. This was the last match for Chennai league and the action will now move to Jaipur. The first match in Jaipur will be played between Jaipur Pink Panthers against Gujarat Fortunegiants at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Here are Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls:
8:56 pm: Last raid by Bulls, ends without points. Bulls beat Thalaivas 45-35.
8:56 pm: Last raid for Ajay Thakru, wins him 1 point. Screo 45-35 with 6 seconds to go.
8:55 pm: Another raid by Rohit but this time he is trapped. Score: 45-34
8:54 pm: Rohit on attack, runs down clock, gets 1 point. Prapanjan on raid, pulls back 1 point. Score: 45-33
8:53 pm: With just 1 minute to go Bulls lead 42-32. Ajay makes massive raid, gets touch out but loses point as he gets into lobby. Score: 44-32, Ajay out
8:53 pm: In next raid Rohit wastes time.
8:52 pm: Ajay Thakur makes another successful raid, gets 1 point. Score: 42-32 with 2 minutes to go.
8:53 pm: Ajay is TIMED OUT, loses point, Thalaivas move to 31.
8:52 pm: Big mistake by Ajay Thakur on raid, he is trapped. Score: 42 -30
8:51 pm; Ajay on raid, comes back without any point.
8:50 pm: Another Bulls mistake gives Prapanjan touch point; Score 41-30 with 3 minutes to go.
8:49 pm: Thalaivas trap Bulls raider in next raid. Score: 41- 28. This is followed by Ajay Thakur getting 1 point in raid. Score moves to 41-29
8:48 pm: Massive raid by Ajay Thakur, gets 4 points and puts out 2 Bulls players out. BULLS ALL OUT. Score; 41-27
8:47 pm: Just 2 Bulls player left in game, Rohit Kumar goes on raid, gets 1 point.
8:47 pm: Ajay Thakur has 9 raid points and is on attack. Gets Super 10 after avoiding blocking attempt by Bulls. Score 40-23
8:46 pm: Rohit with 14 points taking Bulls to easy win; Score 40-22 with 6 minutes to go.
8:44 pm: Thalaivas pull back 1 point in raid. Now Rohit Kumar on raid with 14 points to his credit, gets bonus point. Score:40-22
8:43 pm: Sujit goes on raid for Thalaivas but comes back immediately. Ajay Kumar makes smashing raid, gets 1 point plus puts Ajay Thakur out. Scroe:39-21
8:42 pm: Ajay Thakur on raid again. He is tackled, massive 2 points as Bulls fail to trap him. Score 38-21. Will this be a fightback for Thalaivas?
8:41 pm: Ajay Thakur does his magic on this raid, defies Bulls tackling attempt, scores 1 point. ScoreL 38-19
8:40 pm: Rohit is on attack again, but this time great tackle by Thalaivas, blocks him. 2 points for Thalaivas. Score 38-18
8:39 pm: Ajay scores another point for Bulls as Sujit tackle goes wrong. Score: 38-16
8:39 pm: With 10 minutes to go. Score 37-16.
8:37 pm: Another ALL OUT beckons as Vineet is only player left for THalaivas. And he is trapped. Thalaivas ALL out
8:36 pm: Rohit on attack, gets easy point, puts Prapanjan out. Score 34-15.
8:36 pm: Prapanjan gets bonus point.
8:36 pm; Rohit gets another point for Bulls. he is on fire today.
8:35 pm: Another Thalaivas player out but jersey pulling alleged, Thalaivas get a point instead. Bulls tackler was found to be at fault. Score: 32-14
8:35 pm: Another touch point for Rohit, Score 32-13
8:34 pm: Bulls have succeeded in containing Ajay Thakur till now and on his latest raid they tackle him easily, put him out. Score:31-13
8:33 pm: Bulls win another 2 points on raid. Ajay Thakur gets 1 bonus point from his own raid. Score: 30-13
8:32 pm: With 15 minutes to go, Rohit scores Super 10, takes score to 27-12
8:31 pm: Pranpanjan now on raid for Thalaivas, gets 2 points as Bulls defenders tried to trap in near the half line. Score: 27-12
8:31 pm: Ajay Thakur on raid, and yet again fails to make any impact.
8:30 pm: Thalaivas ALL OUT. Score moves oto 27-10
8:29 pm: Rohit on raid, Thalaivas fail again as he gets 2 points, completes Super 10.
8:26 pm: Prapanjan on raid as second half begins, fails to get any point. In the very next raid, Rohit Kumar on raid with 8 raid points, earns no point.
8:21 pm: Ajay on raid for Bulls in dying seconds, comes back without points. At half time Bulls lead 19-10
8:20 pm: Score moves to 18-10 with Ajay Thakur on raid, more misfortune as he is blocked. Score 19-10
8:18 pm: Thalaivas just have 1 player on mat but he returns without any points in Do or Die raid. Bulls get 3 points. Score 17-10. Thalaivas ALL OUT.
8:18 pm: Rohit makes Super Tackle profitable for himself, gets a touch point. Score: 14-10
8:17 pm: Prapanjan on raid but is not very adventerous. Just 3 Thalaivas left on mat. 1 touch point secured by Harish. Score 13-10.
8:16 pm: SUPER TACKLE for Thalaivas as they trap Rohit. Score: 12-10
8:16 pm; Rohit Kumar scores 2 points as Thalaivas fail to block him. Score moves to 12-7
8:15 pm: Ajay Thakur on raid is pushed over the side lines. Big disappoint for Thalaivas. Score: 10-7
8:14 pm: Rohit Kumar has 8 raid points and is on attack, comes back without scoring any
8:13 pm: Sujit makes a big mistake for Thalaivas now, is trapped by Bulls. Score: 9-7
8:13 pm: Ashish on Do or DIe radi for Bulls. Makes big msitake, allows Thalavias to grab his ankles. Score: 8-7 for Bulls.
8:12 pm;This time it is Vineet Kumar on raid, but he still fails to open his account.
8:11 pm: However, Prapanjan is trapped in the very next raid and score moves to 8-6
8:10 pm: Sachin makes lightning raid but miscalculates badly, is pushed over the side line. Score: 7-6 for Bulls
8:09 pm; Rohit on yet another raid, fails to score any point. He has 5 raid points to his name in the match
8:08 pm: Ajay on on raid for Bulls gets no point. In the very next raid Ajay Thakur on attack for Thalaivas, gets no point either. Score;7-5 for Bulls
8:07 pm; Ajay Thakur on raid, earns 1 point by a toe touch.
8:07 pm: Rohit on attack, fails to score any point ask for Review, contests 1 point, Review successful, earns 1 point. Score moves to 7-4
8:05 pm: Ajay Thakur on raid, Bulls defender tried to block him but failed. Gets 1 point.
8:04 pm: Rohit on raid, leaps over Thalaivas player and even gets touch point, earns 2 points.
8:04 pm: Harish on raid for Bulls, makes no impatc returns safely. Prapanjan on attack next, earns 1 point. Score: 4-3
8:03 pm: Another mistake by Thalaivas in attempting to block Ajay, another point given easily.
8:02 pm; Ajay Thakur gets touch point. Score:3-2
8:02 pm: Rohit Kumar on raid for Bulls, forces Thalaivas to make tackle but easily reaches half. Scores a point.
8:01 pm: Ajay Thakur on his first raid, gets bonus point on attack. Score: 2-1
8:01 pm: In first raid of the match, Bulls win 2 points. Score 2-0.
7:55 pm: Rohit Kumar will lead the Bengaluru Bulls. It is the last match for Chennai leg.
7:53 pm: Ajay Thakur enters the arena; the match will start shortly.
7:48 pm: Tamil Thalaivas would really want to win today after a horrible home run. The Thalaivas have lost their last four home matches. Despite, their skipper Ajay Thakur’s good form, the team could not convert it into a winning momentum.
6:00 pm: Hello and welcome to the live commentary of Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. This is the last match of the Chennai leg after which the action will move to Jaipur.