PREVIEW: The league will now move to Nagpur, it will be Bengaluru Bulls who will be playing their six home games. However, the team will be based out of Nagpur and not Bengaluru.
Under the leadership of Rohit Kumar, Bulls will begin their home leg against new entrants Tamil Thalaivas. Bulls began their tournament opener with a 31-21 win over Telugu Titans.
Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, suffered a 27-32 defeat against the same opponent in the opening game of the 2017 season. They were certainly a bit nervous and will now be looking to bounce back from that defeat and get their season back on track.
Aug 4, 2017 9:01 pm (IST)
That is it! It's all over, the late fightback from the Tamil Thalaivas isn't enough to get them a win here, Bulls manage to retain their heads and take this by one point. Thalaivas will see the poor first half performance as a key reason for today's loss. Bulls win 32-31 in this Southern Derby!
Aug 4, 2017 8:59 pm (IST)
It was a do or die raid for the Bulls and Rohit Kumar with a brilliant raid, Bulls get an important point to take a 32-31 lead! This could be crucial come the end of the game.
Aug 4, 2017 8:57 pm (IST)
Tamil Thalaivas manage to get an all out, and its just 3 point gap now! It's 31-28 in Bengaluru's favour with less than a minute remaining!
Aug 4, 2017 8:54 pm (IST)
Tamil Thaliavas getting instructions to go deep during the raids to try and get as many points as possible. Thalaiavas look to implement it immediately in the next raid and they get a point, 31-23 in Bulls favour.
Aug 4, 2017 8:49 pm (IST)
Less than 5 minutes left, and Tamil Thalaivas still trail by 9-points. Bulls have only 4 people on the mat, meaning all out is on teh cards for Tamil Thalaivas. An all out will certainly get them back in the game here!
Aug 4, 2017 8:45 pm (IST)
Tamil Thalaivas have mounted a strong comeback here, they have managed to reduce the lead to just 9 points, with the score reading 30-21 in Bengaluru's favour.
Aug 4, 2017 8:43 pm (IST)
Super Tackle that for the Bulls, only 2 defenders managing to hold the Korean back. They are up 28-15 here with less than 10 minutes remaining!
Aug 4, 2017 8:37 pm (IST)
Bengaluru Bulls leading 26-12 now, they have only accumulated 3 points in the second half, but their first half lead was big enough to keep the side in lead against their Southern rivals.
Aug 4, 2017 8:31 pm (IST)
Bengaluru Bulls seem to have eased out a bit here for now, but are still up 23-10 on the scoreboard. The Bulls seem to be saving their energy
Aug 4, 2017 8:22 pm (IST)
We have come to the end of the first half here, and it has been a completely dominant performance from the Bengaluru Bulls so far. They are leading 23-8 at the interval here.
Aug 4, 2017 8:19 pm (IST)
Less than 4 minutes to go in the first half here for now, the Bulls are leading 21-6 and it looks like a mauling for the men from Tamil Nadu here!
Aug 4, 2017 8:15 pm (IST)
This already looks to be over for the Tamil Thalaivas, Bengaluru Bulls have rushed to a 15-5 lead, and look extremely comfortable. In fact, Tamil Thalaivas are in danger of being all out again!
Aug 4, 2017 8:10 pm (IST)
All Out! Tamil Thalaivas are all out here, and Bengaluru Bulls get 3 points for that. They have rushed to a 12-3 lead here, and Thalaivas need to show some more fight!
Aug 4, 2017 8:07 pm (IST)
Tamil Thalaivas fail with a do or die raid here, and Bengaluru Bulls have rushed to a 5-2 lead at the moment. Tamil Thalaiavas are also in danger of being all out here!
Aug 4, 2017 8:03 pm (IST)
Both the teams start with an empty raid as they look to take a measure of each other, none of the team is willing to give an inch here for now!
Aug 4, 2017 7:56 pm (IST)
Both sets of players are on the mat, and we are just minutes away from what promises to be an intriguing encounter!
Aug 4, 2017 7:39 pm (IST)
Bengaluru Bulls were completely dominant in their opening win over the Telugu Titans and they have lived up to their billing of being the favourites. Ajay Kumar in attack and Ashish Kumar in defence have looked like a formidable pairing!
Aug 4, 2017 7:25 pm (IST)
Tamil Thalaivas will be looking to bounce back from their opening day loss to the Telugu Titans, that was their debut in the Pro Kabaddi League, and the players seemed to be a bit nervous. They will be looking to get their campaign back on track with a win here!
Aug 4, 2017 7:17 pm (IST)
Hello everyone, and welcome to our live blog! The league will now move to Nagpur, which will be the home ground for the Bengaluru Bulls. They will start the leg by facing Tamil Thalaivas in a mouth watering Southern derby!