Chennai: Zoho Corp displayed a dominant performance against IBM to take home the title in the women’s final of the Tamil Thalaivas Corporate Kabaddi Fest, held at Express Avenue Mall, here on Sunday.
Both IBM and Zoho were from the same group and IBM lost 9-33 to Zoho Corp in their first round itself. But they became the first team to enter the finals.
Zoho Corp however, dominated the women’s field starting with their 36-25 win over Elsevier in the first match of Day 1, followed by their emphatic win over IBM. They proved too much to handle in the Semis, as they overpowered
the team from Verizon with a 31-14 win and set up a showdown with IBM.
Zoho Corp set the tone for the game by winning the toss and went into the half-time break leading 7-6. Zoho eventually won the match comprehensively with a score of 23-6 to take home the trophy.
In the men’s final, Salcomp defeated Apollo Tyres to take the title. Salcomp began strongly with a 23-6 win over Aaradhya Gold, then beat Amtex 34-5 in the Qualifiers.
In the Quarters they faced TCS ‘A’ and won 9-5 in a low scoring game. The Semi-Finals saw them beat HDFC Bank 21-4 which sent Salcomp into the finals.
The men’s finals was a tight affair with Salcomp and Apollo Tyres tied at 5-5 at halftime. Some exciting action commenced, and with 4 points in the last 30 seconds, Salcomp made an amazing comeback to take the crown.