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The strong contenders of Pro Kabaddi League 2019, Jaipur Pink Panthers who lifted the trophy in inaugural season maintain their control in this season also. In the 52nd match of PKL season seven against southern lethal Tamil Thalaivas, Deepak Niwas Hooda-led squad registered the impressive 28-26 win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.

Panthers got off an excellent start against Ajay Thakur and team as they took a 4-point lead at the beginning of the game with the help of star defenders Sandeep Dhull and Amit Hooda. Though, Tamil Thalaivas also gave a smashing answer to the strong opponents as they also leveled up the game with 6-6 points through ‘Iceman’ Ajay Thakur and ‘Showman’ Rahul Chaudhari. It was then followed by the main raider of Panthers Deepak Narwal who came on the mat to score three back-to-back raids and trailed his team with 11-13 before the ending of the first half.

The climax of the battle began with the super tack of Pavan TR against star skipper of Tamil Thalaivas, Ajay Thakur. In reply to that, southern lethal also return the favour back by tackling Nitin Rawal and then inflicting a two-point raid with the help of Rahul Chaudhari. After this, a neck-to-neck battle kicked-off between both the squads as Nilesh Salunke kept on sounding the board for Pink Panthers and on the other side, Rahul Chaudhari was maintaining his dominance over opponents for Tamil Thalaivas.

With four minutes left on board for the final whistle, Panthers extend the lead against Thalaivas by 25-22 but even this didn’t break the confidence of southern-outfit as they went all out to reduce the gap. But at last Panthers got the win and the finished off with a verdict of 28-26 in the end.

Here’s see the match highlights of the exciting battle between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Tamil Thalaivas at Pro Kabaddi League 2019:

With this hard-fought win, Panthers maintained their top-ranked position in current PKL standing along with 36 points while Tamil Thalaivas are struggling at sixth position with 24 points in account.

Table-toppers Jaipur Pink Panthers will next take on Telugu Titans on August 24th at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi while Tamil Thalaivas will test their fortunes against Bengal Warriors on August 29th at the same ground.

Top Performers (Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Tamil Thalaivas)

Tamil Thalaivas: Rahul Chaudhari (6 Raid Points) and Vineet Sharma (3 Tackle Points)

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Nilesh Salunke (7 Raid Points) and Vishal (4 Tackle Points)