UP Warriors beat struggling Telugu Titans 39-33 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Saturday.
Warriors were good in all divisions and their raiders Pardeep Narwal (10), Srikanth Jadhav (7) and Surender Gill (7) scored valuable points.
The Telugu Titans had the best chance to make a comeback by knocking out Yodha in the last minute but Captain Rohit Kumar’s decision to attack was backfired.
Rajneesh and Ankit Beniwal scored 9-9 points for the Titans who remained unbeaten in season 8.
The Telugu Titans gave back Rohit Kumar in the opening 7 but he could not really increase the raid effort in the first half. Rajneesh and Ankit Beniwal showed a glimpse of their immense potential, but half was definitely a warrior who had a clear plan for the Titans.
Their defensive corner duo of Sumit and Nitesh Kumar found form after the initial raid and made life difficult for the young Telugu attackers.
At the other end, Pardeep Narwal, Srikanth Jadhav and Surender Gill took turns to remove points from the defense. Together, they all out with 7 minutes left in half time to open a 3-point lead over the Titans. Warrior managed the time very well on the mat and finished the half at the top with a score of 19-14.