Jaipur Pink Panthers, riding on an all-round performance, registered their first win in the season 4 of Pro Kabaddi League in Jaipur against Telugu Titans on Wednesday.
Both teams were coming to this game with a loss in their first encounter. The pressure to win could be seen on the players on both sides as the two teams played very cautiously in the first five minutes.
The first do-or-die raid for both teams came in the 11th minute of the first half but they couldn’t make it count. For Titans, Vinoth Kumar scored 4 raid points where as it was Jasvir Singh for Panthers who scored 5 raids. The first super tackle came in the final minute of the first half by Panthers to tie the game 12-12.
The second half saw Jasvir coming into action again as he scored 2 points with his 6th raid in the 3rd minute. Just 13 minutes were left in the match to get over and the home team was only slightly ahead of Titans as the score-board flashed 16-15.
Sukesh Hegde came on as a substitute for Titans with less than four minutes left on the clock but failed to inspire his team. The Titans scored five points in the last five minutes as the Panthers sat back to defend their lead. Jasvir Singh scored with a scorpion kick in the dying seconds to give Panthers a welcome victory.