Jaipur Pink Panthers record hat-trick of victories, Delhi beat Titans in PKL

BENGALURU, Oct 15: Rahul Chaudhari and Arjun Deshwal sizzled as Jaipur Pink Panthers put up a collective performance to outwit Gujarat Giants 25-18 in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Saturday.
Raiders Rahul and Arjun picked up 9 points between them, while they were backed spectacularly by their defense unit as Panthers recorded their third successive victory in the ongoing season.
In another match, Dabang Delhi beat Telugu Titans 46-26 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.
Delhi rode on the raiding of Naveen Kumar (12 points), Manjeet (9 points) and a superb defensive performance by Ravi Kumar and Ashu Malik to inflict a crushing defeat on the Titans and stay unbeaten this season.
Defenders Sahul Kumar and Ankush pulled off some fantastic tackle points as Jaipur inched ahead at 6-3 in the 6th minute.
The Giants tackled V Ajith to stay in the game, but the Jaipur defense continued to showcase top form and helped their team keep their noses in front.
Rahul effected a brilliant raid in the 12th minute as Jaipur widened their lead at 10-5. Giants’ Rakesh tried to change his team’s fortunes, but he found it hard to breach the Jaipur defense on a consistent basis as the Panthers held a three-point lead at 12-9 in the end of the first half.
The Giants showed more urgency in the second half, tackling Arjun Deshwal, but Gujarat’s Dong Geon Lee was caught soon after as the Panthers continued to dominate the proceedings at 13-10.
Defender Abhishek KS also joined the party to put the Panthers into a fantastic position at 17-12 in the 30th minute. Bhavani Rajput effected a couple of brilliant raids in the last few minutes of the match as Jaipur continued to hold the lead at 22-17.
The Jaipur raiders treaded carefully in the last minute and closed out a comprehensive victory in the end. (PTI)