Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Pro Kabaddi fixture between Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi at NSCI Dome, NVP Stadium, in Mumbai on 13th December, Tuesday.
The first encounter is underway. The scores will read as Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Bengaluru Bulls beat Dabang Delhi 56-24 to become the third team to qualify for the semifinals.
56-24 Bharat goes in the raid and touches Dipak to reduce Delhi with one man on the mat, but the full-time whistle goes, and the torture finally stops for Dabang Delhi.
55-24 No mercy from the man in defence - Ponparthiban Subramanian who pounces on Naveen to tackle him, yet again.
54-23 Misery continues for Delhi as Bharat gets a running hand touch from Vishal.
53-23 13th raid point for Vikash Kandola, who goes in the do-or-die raid and comes back with the point of Krishan.
52-23 Vijay Malik goes in the do-or-die raid and an error from Saurabh Nandal, who tried to tackle him by attacking his legs, but Vijay was quick to shake him off.
52-22 Vikash Kandola goes in the raid and claims a touchpoint of one defender. The refs have given a point to Vikash, but Delhi reviews this, asking for no points, but the reviews go in the favour of the Bulls! Another point for Bengaluru.
51-22 Sixth point for Ponparthiban Subramanian in defence as he tackles Ashu Malik this time.
50-22 Naveen Kumar has been tackled fourth time in the game. This time Saurabh Nandal pounces on him.
49-22 Manjeet, who came in for Krishan as a substitute, goes in the raid and takes a bonus but has been tackled by Aman to get all-out the fourth time!
46-21 Vikash Kandola touches Vishal to reduce Dabang with only Krishan on the mat.
45-21 Saurabh Nandal tackles Vijay Malik to reduce Delhi with two men on the mat.
44-21 A bonus for Vijay Malik in the do-or-die raid.
44-20 Bharat goes in the do-or-die raid and touches Vijay Kumar.
43-20 Ponparthiban Subramanian tackles Naven Kumar.
42-20 Neeraj Narwal takes Dipak out via a running hand touch.
41-20 Ponparthiban Subramanian tackles Ashu Malik this time.
40-20 A tackle point of Bharat for Dipak this time.
40-19 Naveen touches Aman this time.
40-18 Bharat is unstoppable as he goes back with another multi-point raid to take Vijay Malik and Vijay Kumar out.
38-18 Ponparthiban Subramanian makes an error on Naveen, and he goes back with his touchpoint.
38-17 A bonus for Manjeet, but he has been tackled by Ponparthiban Subramanian, which means the Bulls enforced a third all-out on them.
35-16 Vikash Kandola removes Anl Kumar as he gets a touch on him in the raid
34-16 A bonus for Naveen Kumar.
34-15 A multi-point raid for Bharat, who gets rid of Vijay Kumar and Dipak in a single raid.
32-15 Another point for Ponparthiban Subramanian in the defence who tackles Manjeet this time.
31-15 Ashu Malik has been tackled by Ponparthiban Subramanian just at the stroke of halftime.
30-14 Vijay Kumar SUPER TACKLED Bharat for two points. Two crucial points for Delhi this time.
30-12 Saurabh Nandal tackles Vijay Kumar to show him the way outside.
29-12 A touchpoint of Krishan to Bharat.
28-12 Mahender Singh manages to come back with a touchpoint of Mahender Singh.
28-11 Finally, a point for Ponparthiban Subramanian from this game as he led the defence to tackle Naveen Kumar this time for a point.
27-11 It is difficult to stop the lanky raider Bharat tonight as Vishal goes out trying a tackle on him.
26-11 A touchpoint of Neeraj Narwal for Naveen Kumar, who came in the raid for Delhi.
26-10 Saurabh Nandal tackles Ashu Malik.
25-10 Vikash Kanolda is in supreme touch today as he takes another point in the raid. Vishal goes out this time.
24-10 A bonus for Vijay, but he has been tackled by Mahender Singh, who led the Bulls to INFLICT SECOND ALL-OUT to Dabang Delhi.
21-9 Vikash Kandola goes in the raid and touches Naveen to reduce Dabang with Vijay Malik on the mat.
20-9 Another bonus for Naveen.
20-8 Bharat gets another point in the raid, and he comes back with a touchpoint of Amit Hooda.
19-8 A bonus for Naveen.
19-7 Bharat goes in the raid and came back with a touchpoint of Sandeep Dhul.
18-7 Captain Mahender Singh gets another point in the defence as he tackles Ashu Malik this time.
17-7 A touchpoint of Vishal for Bharat in the raid.
16-6 Naveen goes in the raid and gets the touchpoints of Saurabh Nandal.
16-5 Neeraj Narwal opens his account by taking the touchpoint of Dipak.
15-5 A bonus, in return, for Naveen Kumar.
15-4 A bonus for Vikash Kandola.
14-4 Ashu Malik has been tamed this time by the defence of the Bulls. Aman gets his point.
13-4 Sandeep Dhull led the charge in defence to tackle Bharat and the first point for Delhi in defence today.
13-3 Finally, a point for Ashu Malik in the raid as he goes and touches Ponparthiban Subramanian, who makes an error by jumping too quickly.
13-2 Bengaluru is running away early in the game. This time it is their biggest man, Bharat, who goes in the raid and comes back with two touchpoints of Vishal and Dipak. 11-point lead for the Bulls.
11-2 Vikash goes in the raid and does the clean-up act for the Bulls to INFLICT FIRST ALL-OUT on Dabang Delhi by taking the touchpoints of Amit Hooda and Ashu Malik.
7-2 A bonus for Ashu Malik in the raid, as Delhi only gets their second point.
7-1 A SUPER RAID from the man himself! No, it is not Bharat, it’s Vikash Kandola, who goes in the raid and takes three touchpoints of Vishal, Sandeep Dhull and Dipak.
4-1 was A bonus for Vijay Malik, but captain Mahender Singh led the charge on him to tackle him for another point!
3-0 A bonus for Bharat in the raid.
2-0 The Bulls have drawn the first blood in the defence as Saurabh Nandal led the defence to tackle Naveen Kumar!
1-0 Vikash Kandola starts the proceedings for the Bulls tonight as he goes away with a bonus to open the account.
Dabang Delhi has won the toss and chose the court. Bengaluru Bulls will raid first.
The winner of this game will face Jaipur Pink Panthers in the first semifinals of PKL 9 on 15th December.
Bengaluru Bulls: 3rd place; 74 points
Dabang Delhi: 6th place; 63 points
Bengaluru Bulls won both encounters in the league stage against Dabang Delhi, winning 47-43 in the first clash and 52-49 in the second one.
Bengaluru Bulls: Bharat
Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kumar
Bengaluru Bulls: Bharat, Vikash Kandola, Saurabh Nandal, Aman, Neeraj, Mahender Singh, Ponparthiban Subramanian
Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kumar, Dipak, Vishal, Ashu Malik, Vijay Malik, Amit Hooda, Sandeep Dhull
Played: 19 | Bengaluru Bulls: 8 | Dabang Delhi: 9 | Tied: 3
Bengaluru Bulls finished in third place in the standings and will back itself to get the better of sixth-placed Dabang Delhi K.C. having already done so twice in the ongoing campaign. Bharat has been a class act for the Bulls with 257 raid points and he’s been the team’s talisman. He has got support from the experienced Vikash Kandola and Neeraj Narwal who have scored 117 and 88 raid points respectively, while Sachin Narwal has chipped in with 37 raid points. On the defensive front, Saurabh Nandal has led the charge for the Bulls with 63 tackle points, while Aman and Mahender Singh have contributed 54 and 41 tackle points respectively.
PKL 9: Playoffs preview. Who will make it to the final?- We’ve discussed it all in our weekly Pro Kabaddi League live stream. Check out the full stream below:
Meanwhile, Dabang Delhi qualified for the playoffs by securing the sixth spot on the league stage points table. Naveen Kumar has led the defending champions from the front throughout with 246 raid points. He has been helped in an attack by Ashu Malik who has amassed 138 raid points. Vijay Malik and Manjeet have also contributed with 68 and 59 raid points respectively. In defence, Vishal has been the top performer for Dabang Delhi K.C. with 58 tackle points. They have also got the likes of Krishan (34 tackle points), Sandeep Dhull (30 tackle points) and Amit Hooda (29 tackle points) who have made their presence felt in defence.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Tuesday, December 13.
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