Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Haryana Steelers vs Bengal Warriors in Hyderabad on Friday.
The third game is underway, scores will read as Haryana vs Bengal:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors 32-26
With this result, Jaipur and Puneri have become the first two teams to qualify for the knockouts in Pro Kabaddi season 9.
32-26 R Guhan touches Jaideep Dahiya but it does nothing but only assures a point to Bengal from this game.
32-25 Monu Hooda tackles Jadhav and it should be the last nail in the coffin for Bengal.
31-25 A huge mistake by Balaji D to give the opportunity to Rakesh Narwal to take three points for a SUPER RAID! Balaji D, Girish Maruti Ernak and Ashish Sangwan go out and almost curtains for Bengal.
28-25 Shrikant takes another point in the raid and touches Mohit to reduce Haryana with two men with less than 2 minutes on the clock.
28-24 Another point for Bengal in defence, Shubham Shinde tackles Manjeet.
28-23 Maninder quickly gets a touchpoint of Jaideep.
28-22 A double ankle hold on Meetu Shamra who came in the do-or-die by Shinde to tackle him.
28-21 Shrikant Jadhav comes in the do-or-die raid and the defence pounce on him to tackle Jadhav.
27-21 Another point is given by Vaibhav, this time Manjeet gets a tag.
26-21 Shrikant Jadhav escapes from the dash of Nitin Rawal.
26-20 Manjeet in-return tagged Vaibhav Garje.
25-20 Jadhav comes in the raid and gets a tag on in-form Jaideep Dahiya.
25-19 A brilliant tackle from Shinde to hold and contain Rakesh Narwal.
25-18 A bonus for Shrikant Jadhav.
25-17 Girish Maruti Ernak tackles Meetu Sharma who came in the do-or-die raid.
25-16 Deepak Hooda has been tackled by Jaideep. His 6th point.
24-16 A combination tackle from Jai-Mo to thump Maninder down for another point.
23-16 A bonus for Manjeet.
22-16 High-five for Jaideep Dahiay who pounces on Shrikant to tackle him.
21-16 Rakesh is off to bench as the duo of Balaji and Vaibhav tackles him.
21-15 A bonus to salvage for Bengal’s captain Maninder.
21-14 Lanky Rakesh goes down to hold the ankles of Deepak and tackles him for a point.
20-14 A morale-boosting tackle point for the Bengal’s defence to catch Meetu Sharma.
20-13 Monu Hooda tackles Shrikant Jadhav.
19-13 Meetu Sharma touches Balaji D to INFLICT AN ALL-OUT on Bengal.
16-13 A bonus for Maninder but he has been dashed right after that.
15-12 Meetu Sharma goes in the raid and an error from Girish as he goes with a very late double thigh hold.
14-12 A two-point lead at half-time for the Steelers as they caught Deepak who came in the do-or-die raid for Bengal.
13-12 Meetu goes in the do-or-die raid and puts Haryana back in lead by getting a running hand touch on Shubham Shinde.
12-12 A SUPER TACKLE by Jaideep Dahiya to dash Shrikant Jadhav to level the scores.
10-12 Prapanjan has been brought in from the bench and he takes Vaibhav Garj in the raid. Super-sub!
9-12 Maninder Singh comes in the raid in front of a three-man defence and touches Rakesh Narwal.
9-11 Jadhav takes Nitin Rawal out this time in the raid.
9-10 Rakesh Narwal uses his height to take Girish Maruti Ernak out.
8-10 Shrikant Jadhav goes in the do-or-die raid and he touches Mohit Nandal this time to extend the lead by 2 points.
8-9 Vaibhav Garje shines again in defence as he caught Manjeet this time, Bengal back in lead.
8-8 Deepak fails to come back with a point in the raid as Monu Hooda grabs him by both legs to tackle him.
7-8 Vaibhav Garje finally tackles Meetu Sharma to put Bengal in the lead for the first time in the game.
7-7 Shrikant Jadhav takes Jaideep Dahiya to restore parity.
7-6 Meetu Sharma gets the point of Girish Ernak with a brilliant sliding toe touch.
6-6 Deepak Hooda gets a tag on Manjeet.
6-5 Rakesh Narwal goes out of bounds in the raid.
6-4 Maninder has been thumped down by the Haryana defence.
5-4 Meetu Sharma gets the touchpoint of Vaibhav Garje.
4-4 A bonus for Maninder Singh to level the score.
4-3 Shubham Shinde tackles Manjeet and the defence of both the teams is doing the bulk scoring at the moment.
4-2 Shrikant Jadhav comes in for a do-or-die raid for Bengal and it is the deadly duo of Jai-Mo to tackle Shrikant.
3-2 Meetu Sharma comes in the do-or-die raid and a brilliant job was done by the defence of Bengal to tackle him this time.
3-1 Maninder Singh comes in the do-or-die raid and has been ushered off the mat by in-form Mohit Nandal.
2-1 Meetu Sharma gets a running hand touch on Vaibhav Garje.
1-1 A bonus for Manjeet but he has been tackled by Girish Maruti Ernak in the first raid.
Bengal Warriors won the toss, Haryana Steeelers will raid first.
Gujarat Giants beat Patna Pirates 40-34. in the second clash of the night.
Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors 41-33 in the previous encounter on 8th October.
Haryana Steelers: Mohit Nandal
Bengal Warriors Deepak Hooda
Haryana Steelers: Mohit Nandal, Jaideep Dahiya, Nitin Rawal, Meetu Sharma, Manjeet, Monu Hooda, Rakesh Narwal.
Bengal Warriors Deepak Hooda, Shrikant Jadhav, Maninder Singh, Vaibhav Garje, Shubham Shinde, Girish Maruti Ernak, Balaji D.
Haryana Steelers: Mohit Nandal
Bengal Warriors Deepak Hooda
Played: 7 | Haryana Steelers: 6 | Bengal Warriors: 1 | Tied: 0
Lost 31-44 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Lost 41-33 to Haryana Steelers
Lost 24-39 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Haryana Steelers has looked impressive in recent matches and it has seven wins, nine losses and two ties. Manjeet and Meetu Sharma have been the leaders of the Steelers’ raiding unit with 137 and 126 raid points respectively. The Steelers also have the likes of K. Prapanjan, Vinay and Rakesh Narwal, all of whom are capable of contributing through their raids. In defence, Jaideep Dahiya has been the Steelers’ top defender this season with 47 tackle points, while Mohit Nandal and Nitin Rawal have assisted Dahiya with 37 and 28 tackle points respectively.
PKL 9, week - 8; raiding form, team performance and the race to the knockouts - we’ve discussed it all in our weekly Pro Kabaddi League live stream. Check out the full stream below:
Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, has been inconsistent with its performances this season and it has eight wins and eight losses along with two ties. Maninder Singh has been in good raiding form and has amassed 208 raid points so far. Shrikant Jadhav has also been vital for the Warriors in offence with 93 raid points, while all-rounder Deepak Hooda has chipped in with 46 raid points. As far as their defence goes, Girish Maruti Ernak has stood tall with 49 tackle points, while Shubham Shinde and Vaibhav Garje have managed 34 and 28 tackle points respectively.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Haryana Steelers vs Bengal Warriors Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Friday, December 2.