Nitin Tomar led from the front and scored 10 points as UP Yoddhas beat Telugu Titans 39-32 in their Vivo Pro Kabaddi match here yesterday.
Tomar was ably supported by Rishank Devadiga who scored six raid points. Telugu Titans’ dismal campaign continued as they crashed to their sixth defeat of Vivo Pro Kabaddi’s season 5. Rahul Chaudhari scored 12 points but his effort went in vain.
UP Yoddhas now have 15 points from four games whereas Telugu Titans have 12 points after eight games.
Telugu Titans led 2-0 in the first minute as Rahul Chaudhari scored a raid point. UP Yoddhas scored three straight points in two minutes to lead 3-2. Vikas Kanwar failed with a do-or-die raid as Telugu Titans led 5-4 after seven minutes.
UP Yoddhas levelled the game at 6-6 in the 10th minute as Jeeva Kumar scored a tackle point. Nitin Tomar scored his first raid point in the 12th minute as Yoddhas led 7-6. Rahul Chaudhari came up with a brilliant super raid as he scored four points to give Titans 10-7 lead.
With less than five minutes to go in the first half, Reshank Devadiga scored a raid point for Yoddhas to tie the game at 11-11. Telugu Titans scored a point in the dying seconds of the first half as they trailed 13-14 at the break. It was an evenly matched contest as both teams traded raid and tackle points. Rahul Chaudhari scored six points for Telugu Titans in the first half.
Telugu Titans started the second half brightly as they picked up three straight points to lead 16-14 after 23 minutes.
Rahul Chaudhari achieved a super 10 in the 37th minute as Titans trailed 30-37. Telugu Titans never looked like making a comeback as they lost 32-39.