Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors: Catch all the live updates from the Pro Kabaddi 2019 match between Telugu Titans and Bengal Warriors through News18 Sports' live blog. Telugu Titans lose to Bengal Warriors 39-40 in the first game of matchday 55 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. In the second game of the night, Jaipur Pink Panthers will host Puneri Paltan at the same venue.
Rakesh Gowda gave his all in the end in the four straight raids where he took points in all of them but with Baldev the only victim in the final raid, Bengal Warriors held on for a one-point win. Telugu Titans' players are visibly heartbroken after running the scoreline so close. Bengal increase their head-to-head advantage over Telugu to 9-3. LIVE STREAMING
Sep 25, 2019 8:37 pm (IST)
Telugu Titans took it extremely close and gave Bengal Warriors a real scare but with Rakesh Gowda able to get only Baldev out in the final raid, Bengal held on for a one-point victory. This is as close as it gets and the heartache is visible on the faces of Telugu Titans' players.
Telugu Titans take on Bengal Warriors in the first game of matchday 55 of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Telugu Titans take on Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi League. (Photo Credit: PKL)
Winless in their last four matches, it is a case of now-or-never for Telugu Titans. With Tamil Thalaivas already out of playoffs contention, Telugu Titans could follow their southern counterparts down the same path on Wednesday if they lose. Their star performers this season have been 'Baahubali' Siddharth Desai and Vishal Bhardwaj. Siddharth has been their talisman in attack and will once again be their biggest threat against what can be a fragile Bengal Warriors defence at times.
Having booked their 🎫 to the Playoffs, @BengalWarriors would look to keep the winning momentum going!
However, he will need some form of support from his brother Suraj Desai, Rajnish and other teammates in attack. The same applies for Bhardwaj, who has been consistent in defence and is amongst the top tackle point accumulators this year. He, too, needs a bit of support from his fellow defenders and will be hoping for big performances from Abozar Mighani, Farhad Milaghardan and Co. to stop the opposition's potent raid force.
Bengal Warriors, meanwhile, seem to be enjoying their time in the ongoing campaign and currently find themselves in the second spot in the standings, having already secured a playoffs spot. Coach BC Ramesh, though, won't risk losing momentum or allow his players to take their remaining league stage games lightly. He will want his players to continue playing with the same verve and tenacity that they have shown all season, while also eyeing improvements in their defence, which has looked uncertain on more than one occasion this year.
Even though they can afford to test their bench strength by rotating between now and the end of the league stage, Bengal Warriors will be gunning for maximum points against Telugu Titans, having failed to do so earlier in the campaign. They will be wary of their history of ties against Telugu Titans and will be looking to grow in confidence by getting another win under their belt ahead of the playoffs.