Updated: July 18, 2016 10:12:40 pm
Bengal Warriors gave away a slender one-point lead in the final 10 seconds to settle for a 34-all tie against Telugu Titans in a thrilling Pro Kabaddi battle at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.
The result meant that Bengal Warriors are out of the race for a place in the semi-final, while Telugu Titans remained in the hunt jumping to third in the standings with 32 points from 10 matches.
The Kolkata franchise’s star raider Jang Kun Lee put up an allround show to help them bounce back from a 14-19 deficit at halftime as they needed to seal the issue with 34-33 up.
But the Korean’s tackle in the dying seconds proved coastly as Rahul Chaudhuri’s successful raid proved to be even stevens for both the teams.
This was bottom-placed Bengal Warriors’ second tie of the season as they had drawn with Puneri Paltan with an identical scoreline in Bengaluru.
Out of contention for a semi-final berth with seven losses from 11 matches, Bengal Warriors trailed 14-19 at halftime but their star Korean raider Jang Kun Lee put up an allround effort to keep their hopes alive.
Lee who was adjudged Best Raider scored 13 points including 11 in raid and two in tackle, while Monu Goyat and Vishal Mane combined with 11 points.
The Korean inflicted an allout in the 28th minute as Bengal Warriors came back from behind to lead 25-23 but they gave away easy points with Telugu Titans brilliantly raiding through Nilesh Salunke (10 points), captain Rahul Chaudhari (8 points) and Sandeep Narwal (6 points).
Bengal Warriors’ Vishal Mane, who effected a super tackle, was adjudged Best Defender, while Chaudhari took away the Best Moment award, and Narwal was the ‘Man of the Mat’.
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