And its over. Its a tie. Bengal 31-31 Delhi
9-47 PM: Neck-to-neck battle between the two teams. This will go down the wire. Bengal 13-13 Delhi
9-37 PM: This is a close contest between the two teams. Bengal 9-9 Delhi
9-26 PM: Dabang Delhi make a bright start. Bengal Warriors 3-4 Delhi
Next up – Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi KC
8-59 PM – PUNE WIN! Puneri Paltan 42-37 Telugu Titans
And a nail-biting finish. Pune beat Titans. Titans were leading 21-1 at one point and their complacency. Puneri Paltan will be relieved after a stellar show by Titans, a good show by them but they fell short eventually.
8-42 PM: After a 21-0 deficit, the Titans have done well to save them from embarrassment. Titans 20-37 Puneri Paltan
8-31 PM: A good point by Deepak. Titans are slowly getting back into the game but they have to do it soon. Telugu Titans 14-28 Puneri Paltan
Second Half begins
8-22 PM: Some good stuff by Titans. They are closing the gap now after an earlier onslaught by Pune. Telugu Titans 12-26 Puneri Paltan
8-15 PM: Super raid by the Titans. Can they script a come back? Seems unlikely but everything’s possible. Titans 7-22 Puneri Paltan
8-13 PM: Titans finally open their account with a bonus point. This is already a one-sided match now. Telugu Titans 1-21 Puneri Paltan
8-10 PM: Nothing going in favour of Telugu Titans. Puneri look to wrap up the game in the first half itself. Titans are yet to open their account. Titans 0-14 Puneri Paltan
First match – Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan – begins in less than 20 minutes.
New Delhi: Hello and welcome to India.com’s LIVE coverage of Pro Kabaddi League 2017. Tonight, Telugu Titans will take on Puneri Paltan in match 65 while Bengal Warriors are up against Dabang Delhi KC in match number 66 at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata in the inter zone challenge week.
Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan, Match 65
Currently at fifth position in Zone B, Telugu Titans will have to get back to winning ways if they want to make the qualifiers. Raid Machine Rahul Chaudhari hasn’t always been in the best of form this season and will need to up his game in the latter half of the league stage. A few individuals who have been a part of their recent resurgence and will have to bring their best game to the mat are defenders Sombir and Farhad Milaghardan, and raider Mohsen Maghsoudlou.
Pune, on the other hand, will be featuring for the first time since the Mumbai leg when they beat Maharashtra rivals U Mumba in the derby. The onus of their attack will mostly be on skipper Deepak Hooda, Rajesh Mondal and all-rounder Sandeep Narwal, while their reliable defence features the likes of veteran Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Girish Maruti Ernak and Ziaur Rahman, who can wreak havoc on the oppoisition.
Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi KC, Match 66
Bengal Warriors come into this match after back-to-back losses. The Warriors were undefeated in their first three matches in Kolkata with two wins and a draw but head into Thursday’s encounter desperate for a positive outcome that would strengthen their spot at the top of Zone B. Maninder Singh has been their best raider at home but has lacked support in attack, while captain Surjeet Singh and all rounder Ran Singh also need to step up their game after some poor displays.
Bengal will be up against a resurgent Delhi team still basking in the brilliance of their captain Meraj Sheykh’s performance from Wednesday night. The Iranian all-rounder put on an exhibition in attack and will be confident leading his side along with countryman Abolfazl Maghsodlou, who has looked just as menacing in offence on his day. Dabang Delhi are currently remain the bottom-placed team in Zone A and will have the added incentive of moving away from rock-bottom with another victory.