Haryana Steelers on Saturday thrashed the Telugu Titans in the Inter-Zone Wild Card contest at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Haryana arrived in the match on the back of a massive victory against U Mumba while Telugu Titans had also crushed the Tami Thalaivas in their last match. Haryana relied on the strong defence with Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar manning either end. However, it was Wazir Singh who shined in the thrilling game. On Titans’ side, a marvellous Rahul Chaudhari kept the game alive. He once again scored a super 10 and also became the top scorer in Pro-Kabaddi ever.
Here are Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans:
9.00 pm: It was clearly Wazir Singh’s day today. He once again draws the last blood of the game. Haryana win match 32-30.
8.56 pm: With 25 seconds left and Chaudhari out, things look difficult for Titans. Steelers lead 31-30
8.55 pm: With 25 seconds left, scores are tied at 25-25.
8.50 pm: Rahul Chaudhari completes his Super 10, all eyes on Wazir Singh now. Scores level at 29-29.
8.44 pm: Chaudhari is a man on mission. Strikes again. Steelers now lead by only 2 points.
8.40 pm: Chaudhari is trying tooth and nails, strikes again to shrink the score gap. Haryana lead 24-19.
8.38 pm: With 9 minutes to go, Steelers lead game 24-18. Rahul Chaudhari has become the 2nd highest scorer of the game with 187 points.
8.36 pm: Rahul Chaudhari becomes first person to score 700 total points in Pro Kabaddi. However, his side is struggling in the game.
8.36 pm: Wazir strikes again. he has scored 9 points in the match.
8.35 pm: Wazir inches closer to Super 10, Haryana lead 21-15
8.33 pm: Deepal Dahiya try to score. Comes backs empty hand. Haryana Steelers lead 19-13.
8.33 pm: Telugu Titans score in do or die raid. Refree awards one point each to both teams.
8.30 pm: Match begins again. Rahul Chaudhari start off things with an unsuccessful raid.
8.24 pm: Haryana take 5 point lead over Titans in half time, lead match 16-11
8.22 pm: Nilesh Salunke scores a point. Rahul Chaudhari is revived.
8.17 pm: Review is unsuccessful. Chaudhari is ruled out.
8.16 pm: Rahul Chaudhari fails to score in a do-or-die. Titans call for a review
8.15 pm: Deepak Dahiya scores, he takes out Farhad. Haryana lead TT 14-9.
8.12 pm: Haryana lead TT 13-8 now, Wazir Singh has impressed in almost every raid today.
8.10 pm: It’s Wazir Singh’s day today. He impresses again. Gets another point for his side.
8.08 pm: Farhad fails to score in do-or-die raid. He is ruled out for now
8.07 pm: Haryana Steelers score first super raid of the match. Score 3 points.
8.07 pm: Mohsen gets skipper Surender Nada out. Chaudhari is revived.
8.06pm: Wazir Singh makes big mark in the match. Rahul Chaudhari is out now.
8.05 pm: Sombir open account for Telugu Titans
8.03 pm: Surjeet Singh draws first blood! Manages to touch Ronit Rana.
8.02 pm: Wazir Singh start things off for Haryana Steelers
8.00 pm: Titans win toss, choose court
7.58 pm: All eyes are on Surender Nada and Rahul Chaudhari for today’s game. Let’s see who has the last laugh today.
7.50 pm: Teams have arrived in the arena. Match will begin shortly.
6.10 pm: Haryana Steelers: Surender Nada, Mayur Shivtarkar, Vikash, Neeraj Kumar, Khomsan Thongkham, Mohit Chhillar, Sonu Narwal, CPO Surjeet Singh, David Mosambayi, Deepak Kumar, Mahender Singh Dhaka, Prashant Kumar Rai, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Wazir Singh, Parmod Narwal, Jeeva Gopal, Rakesh Singh Kumar, Vikash Khandola, Ashish Chhokar, Kuldeep Singh, Babu M, Raju Lal Choudhary
6.05 pm: Telugu Titans Squad: Rahul Chaudhari, Vishal Bharadwaj, Athul M S, Sombir, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Rana, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Vinod Kumar, Amit Singh Chillar, Vikas Kumar, Vikas, Nilesh Salunke, Vinoth Kumar, Munish, Vikrant, Ankit Malik, Elangeshwaran R