U.P. Yoddhas, the team owned by GMR Group, went down 32-49 to Telugu Titans tonight in match number 81 of Pro Kabaddi 2023/24, played at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

Yoddhas went into the game in search of their fourth win of the ongoing season but faced a significant margin of defeat in their reverse fixture against the home side. Despite the team's loss, the U.P. Yoddhas' captain achieved a remarkable feat by securing his 85th Super 10 in Pro Kabaddi 2023/24 during tonight's match. Gagan Gowda emerged as the second-highest scorer for the Yoddhas, accumulating seven points. With three victories and 23 points to their kitty, U.P. Yoddhas are placed eleventh in the points table.

U.P. Yoddhas will now face Dabang Delhi K.C. on January 27, 2024, at Patna. The match between U.P. Yoddhas and Dabang Delhi K.C. will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar from 09:00 p.m. (IST) onwards.

After losing the toss, the U.P. Yoddhas were invited to raid first. The Dubki King and Captain Pardeep Narwal set the tone by opening the scorecard with the first raid. The Dubki King continued his momentum by executing another successful raid, eliminating two defenders. Meanwhile, the Telugu Titans were swiftly accumulating points.

The U.P. Yoddhas found themselves on the brink of facing an All-Out but were saved by their defenders, who pinned down the Indian Kabaddi team captain, Pawan Sehrawat, executing a Super Tackle and by seventh minute of the game, the scorecard reflected an 8-10 in favor of the Telugu Titans.

However, some unforced errors resulted in the Yoddhas experiencing the first All-Out of the game and trailing by six points. With just five minutes remaining in the first half, Omkar Patil of the Titans executed a multi-point raid, pinning down four Yoddhas and propelling his team into a significant lead. The Yoddhas found themselves in a challenging situation as the first half concluded, with the scorecard reading 15-24 in favour of their opponents.

The second half began slowly as Yoddhas faced another All-out in the game. Consecutive unforced errors by the Yoddhas proved costly, while the Titans capitalized on opportunities without hesitation, surging ahead in the match. Instances like Gagan Gowda's two-point raid were needed more frequently for the Yoddhas, but the Titans resisted, inflicting a third All-Out on them.

The scorecard reflected a commanding 21-39 lead in favour of the Titans. The game concluded with the Yoddhas falling short, losing 32-49 against the Telugu Titans, who secured their second victory of the season.