Hyderabad: Ranga Reddy Raiders opened their title defence on a scintillating note when they drubbed Gadwall Gladiators 26-18 to give a flying start to Telangana Primer Kabaddi League (TPKL) Season 2 at Saroornagar Indoor Stadium here on Friday. However, it was the second match that went tantalisingly close to the delight of the fans.
Member of Parliament AP Jitender Reddy and SATS Chairman Allipuram Venkateswar Reddy at the inauguration of TPKL Season II at Saroornagar Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday
The Hyderabad Bulls-Mancherial Tigers showdown was cliff-hanger from the word go with players from both sides going all-out to counter the opponent keeping the scorer busy in the process. Eventually, the Bulls managed to scrape through with a 24-22 verdict that came as the perfect start to what is bound to be a roller-coaster run for eight contending teams.
SK Ameer, captain of Raiders, was declared as the best defender while the best raider was Bhaskar from Gladiators for the first match. For the second match, best raider was Sainath from Mancherial Tigers while Hanumanth from Hyderabad Bulls was the best defender.
Results: Ranga Reddy Raiders 26 by Gadwal Gladiators 18; Hyderabad Bulls 24 bt Mancherial Tigers 22.