Pro Kabaddi Highlights: Titans triumph over Steelers, Thalaivas held by Paltan

Pro Kabaddi Highlights: Titans triumph over Steelers, Thalaivas held by Paltan

Pro Kabaddi Highlights: While the Titans defeated the Steelers owing to a superb performance by Siddharth Desai, the hosts were held by Puneri Paltan.

Pro Kabaddi Highlights: Tamil Thalaivas in action. (Source: Pro Kabaddi)

Pro Kabaddi Highlights: While Telugu Titans triumphed over Haryana Steelers by 40-29 in the first match of the day, Tamil Thalaivas failed to win against Puneri Paltan as the match ended 31-31 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.

Steelers fell to their defeat owing to a monstrous performance by Siddharth Desai, who got 18 raid points. The initial lead was too much to take over, and the Hyderabad side registered their second win of the season. In the second match of the day, Rahul Chaudhuri led from the point winning eight points, and did enough to help his team tie the match with Paltan right at the very end.


Match 47 | 18 Aug

Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai

Haryana Steelers

Haryana Steelers

Haryana Steelers

Telugu Titans

Telugu Titans Won The Match View Scorecard

Match 48 | 18 Aug

Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai

Tamil Thalaivas

Tamil Thalaivas

Tamil Thalaivas

Puneri Paltan

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Pro Kabaddi Highlights:

FT: CHE 31-31 PUN

After timeouts here and there, the match has come to an end and Tamil Thalaivas have drawn with Puneri Paltan right at the very end with a team tackle. The game had it all, from tackles to raids to a lot of heart. Rahul Chaudhuri is the top performer of the match with 8 points. 

CHE 29-29 PUN

After Ajay Thakur is tackled by Surjeet Singh, Ajith gets a four-pointer raid to save Thalaivas from an All-Out! Even the review couldn't reverse it. Sensational stuff.  

CHE 24-26 PUN

In Pune's Do or Die Raid, Pankaj Mohite comes in for a raid and gets a point off Ran Singh. Tamil Thalaivas are down to three men in the closing stages of the game.

CHE 24-24 PUN

The hosts take the lead again, but the lose it again. Chaudhuri's running hand touch on Surjeet Singh is countered by Nitin Tomar's raid touch on Vineet Sharma. It's going either way. What a brilliant game!

CHE 20-20 PUN

After an empty raid by Ajay Thakur, Pune level the score by tackling Chaudhuri to the ground. The match is so delicately poised now, can be anybody's game. 

CHE 18-16 PUN

And the hosts are ahead! What a start to the second half. All thanks to Rahul Chaudhuri.

CHE 15-15 PUN

The second half is underway, and the scores are level. Rann Singh tackles Darshan Kadian to win two points. That didn't take long.

HT: CHE 13-15 PUN

With a Ran Singh tackle on Nitin Tomar, Thalaivas close the gap, and would look to maintain their momentum. Rahul Chaudhuri is the top performer of the first half with 5 points. 

CHE 10-15 PUN

Tamil Thalaivas fail in their Do-or-Die raid. Girish Ernak tackles Rahul Chaudhari.

CHE 10-12 PUN

First, Rahul Chaudhari gets Hadi Tajik out. Then, Thalaivas defenders dash Nitin Tomar out, and then Chaudhuri again get a raid point. Game on! 

CHE 6-11 PUN

After a review, the decision of Ran Singh tackling Nitin Tomar is reversed. Pune side in the lead now, and they extend it even more after inflicting an All-Out!


Rahul Chaudhuri with another raid, who is showing signs that he might be back to his best after getting defeated by the Bengaluru Bulls yesterday. Pune have a very high unsuccessful tackles rate, and if they want a result out of this game, they need to sort their defence out.


After Pankaj Mohite opened Pune's account, the Thalaivas strike back getting two consecutive points.


Chennai open the proceedings by getting the first point of the match. Rahul Chaudhuri was the raider.

Puneri Paltan lineup

Puneri Paltan Starting Seven: PO Surjeet Singh, Manjeet, Nitin Tomar, Pankaj Mohite, Hadi Tajik, Girish Maruti Ernak, Sagar B Krishna

Tamil Thalaivas lineup

Tamil Thalaivas Starting Seven: Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari, V. Ajith Kumar, Vineet Sharma, Ajeet, Mohit Chhillar, Ran Singh

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The next match of the day is between Tamil Thalaivas and Puneri Paltan. Stay tuned!

FT: HYD 40-29 HAR

Even after a late push, Steelers fall to their defeat because of a monstrous performance by Siddharth Desai, who got 18 points. The initial lead was too much to take over, and the Hyderabad side has won. Their second win of the season. 

HAR 27-39 HYD

After another timeout, Naveen takes a point. And then, Vikas Khandola performs a Super Raid and wins 3 points! Could it be? Just a little more than a minute left.

HAR 22-36 HYD

After Naveen got a point for the Steelers, Siddharth gets a touch point and one bonus point. 17 points for the night. 17! Magnificent.

HAR 19-34 HYD

After the timeout, Vikas Khandola gets a point, but that isn't enough to stop the Titans juggernaut. And Farhad Milaghardan dashes out Vinay now.

HAR 16-31 HYD

Siddharth Desai comes in for a Do or Die raid, and you can guess it... he gets the point after an unsuccessful tackle by Vinay. And then an All-Out for Haryana! Titans in a comfortable position now. It will only take a miracle for the Steelers to win it now. 

HAR 15-26 HYD

Siddharth Desai swiftly comes in for a raid and gets a touch point on Chand Singh, and Steelers continue to spiral down. Desai gets another Super 10 for the season. He is yet to be tackled this match, and he gets another. 11 raid points!

HAR 13-22 HYD

Siddharth Desai kicks off the second half for Telugu Titans with Ravi Kumar going onto the bench. Telugu Titans look to maintain their momentum.

HT: HAR 13-21 HYD

Although tackled in his recent raid, Siddharth Desai has been phenomenal this half with 8 points. Titans have been great, but their defence have been attacked well enough by the Steelers. More to play for in the next half!

HAR 10-19 HYD

In the Do-or-Die raid, Prashanth Kumar Rai fails to make the most of Haryana's opportunity and now, Telugu Titans have accelerated forward to have nine point lead. Their raids look to be unstoppable now. 

HAR 9-12 HYD

Vikash Kandola goes in to level the score for the Steelers, but he fails to overcome the flurry of defensive tackles on him. Titans with a two point lead, which is increased by Suraj Desai's toe-touching raid.

HR 6-9 HYD

What a match we have here, as both have hit the ground running from the start, and no one is looking to stop. Siddharth Desai is the latest to notch up a point for the Titans.


In the Titans' Do-or-Die raid, Siddharth Desai succeeds in winning a bonus point, and that levels it up.


The match is underway, and the Steelers get their first point in their first raid of the day.

Defensive tussle

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Hello and welcome to the live commentary of Pro Kabaddi League! In today's schedule, there are two matches, with the first one being Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans . Following that is Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan at 2030 hours. Stick around!