Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans in Hyderabad on Thursday.
The second game is undeway. Scores will read as Haryana vs Telugu:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Haryana Steelers beat Telugu Titans 50-33.
50-33 Ankit comes in the last raid of the game for Telugu, and he gets a tag on Naveen Kundu at the full-time whistle to end an abysmal season.
50-32 Lovepreet Singh gets a tag on Mohit.
48-32 Mohsen Maghsoudlou has been thumped down by Naveen Kundu.
47-32 Another SUPER TACKLE, this time initiated by Ankit to hold Lovepreet, yet again.
47-30 Hanumanthu has been tackled by Naveen Kundu.
46-30 A SUPE TACKLE led by Parvesh Bhainswal to hold Lovepreet Singh.
46-28 Naveen Kundu tackles Abhishek Singh.
45-28 Fifth point for Lovepreet Singh as he picks Mohit.
44-28 Manish Gulia tags Mohit.
43-28 Lovepreet Singh goes in the raid and picks up Ankit.
42-28 Hanumanthu gets a tag on Nitin Rawal.
42-27 Ankit tackle Lovepreet.
42-26 Abhishek Singh goes in the raid and this time he has been tackled by Sunny Sehrawat.
41-26 Manish Gulia takes the touchpoint of Mohit to finally break the point streak for the Titans.
40-26 Parvesh Bhainswal tackles Rakesh Narwal to reduce the gap to 14 points, a nice little phase for the home team here.
40-25 Abhishek Singh touches Sunny Sehrawat to inflict the first all-out on Haryana Steelers.
40-22 Harsh goes out of bounds as Haryana is getting closer to being all-out.
40-21 Abhishek Singh takes the touchpoint of Amirhossein Bastami to reduce the Haryana with two men on the mat.
40-20 Mohsen Maghsoudlou tackles Manish Gulia to reduce the deficit to 20 points.
40-19 Back-to-back points for Telugu as Abhishek Singh gets a tag on Naveen Kundu.
40-18 Mohit tackles Rakesh Narwal.
40-17 Finally a point for Telugu to break the point streak for Haryana as Parvesh Bhainswal tackles Lovepreet Singh.
40-15 Amirhossein Bastami tackles Hanumnathu.
39-15 Manish Gulia goes in the raid and has picked up Parvesh Bhainswal.
39-15 Lovepreet Singh shines in the defence as well, he tackles Abhishek Singh.
38-15 Sunny Sehrawat dashes Mohsen Maghsoudlou out for another point.
37-15 Rakesh Narwal goes in the raid, and Mohsen Maghsoudlou surrenders to him which means that Haryana has successfully inflicted another all-out! I have lost count.
34-15 Sunny Sehrawat tackles Abhishek Singh to reduce the Titans with only one man on the court.
33-15 Lovepreet Singh executes a multi-point raid as he sends Ankit and Parvesh Bhainswal out on the bench.
31-15 Hanumanthu has been tackled by Harsh.
30-15 Super 10 for Rakesh Narwal, picks Prince D.
29-15 Hanumanthu goes in the raid and picks up Sunny Sehrawat.
29-14 Rakesh Narwal takes the touchpoint of Muhammed Shihas.
28-14 Abhishek Singh comes in the do-or-die raid and gets a tag on Sunny Sehrawat.
28-13 Lovepreet Singh goes in the raid, and an error from Prince D make sure that the raider goes back with his point.
27-13 Rakesh Narwal gets a tag on Ankit.
26-13 Manish Gulia goes in the do-or-die raid and he has been tackled by Parvesh Bhainswal.
26-12 Abhishek Singh picks up the point of Sunny Sehrawat.
26-11 Rakesh Narwal in the clean-up act to take the points of Muhammed Shihas and Ankit and inflict 2nd all-out on the Titans, just at the stroke of halftime.
22-11 Another bonus for Abhishek Singh.
22-10 Vinay comes back with the touchpoint of Palla Ramakrishna this time.
21-10 A bonus for Abhishek Singh.
21-9 Vinay gets a tag on Hamid Nader
20-9 Clinical from Nitin Rawal as he gets another point via a tackle point of Mohsen Maghsoudlou to complete his high-five!
19-9 Vinay removes Prince D to extend the lead to 10 points.
18-9 K Hanumanthu has been sent out by Jaideep Dahiya in defence.
17-9 A bonus for Rakesh Narwal but he has been thumped down by Palla Ramakrishna.
16-8 Abhishek Singh comes in the do-or-die raid and takes two touchpoints of Mohit Nandal and Monu Hooda.
16-6 Vinay goes in the do-or-die raid and comes back with a tag on Muhammed Shihas.
15-6 First error from Nitin Rawal as Mohsen Maghsoudlou takes the point off him.
15-5 Fourth point for Rakesh Narwal as this time he touches Prince D.
14-5 Nitin Rawal tackles Hanumnathu, for the second time today.
13-5 Another point for Rakesh Narwal as he picks up Hamid Nader.
12-5 A bonus for Palla Ramakrishna, but Mohit Nandal dashes him out to inflict an all-out on Telugu.
9-4 Rakesh Narwal takes the touchpoint of Muhammed Shihas.
8-4 Abhishek Singh goes in the do-or-die raid, and Nitin Rawal attacks his ankles to tackle him.
7-4 Rakesh Narwal comes in the raid, and Hanumanthu goes for a solo tackle, but he escapes with ease.
6-4 Mohsen Maghsoudlou goes in the do-or-die raid, and he has been tackled by Nitin Rawal this time.
5-4 Manjeet gets a tag on Prince D.
4-4 Vinay goes out of bounds while raiding, a point to Telugu.
4-3 A bonus along with a touchpoint of Hamid Nader in the do-or-die raid.
2-3 Nitin Rawal dashes Hanumnathu this time.
1-3 K Hanumanthu starts with a multi-point raid as he takes the points of Jaideep Dahiya and Rakesh Narwal.
1-1 A bonus for Rakesh Narwal.
0-1 Mohsen Maghsoudlou comes in the first raid of the game and takes the touchpoint of Monu Hooda.
Haryana Steelers won the toss and chose the court. Telugu Titans will raid first.
Dabang Delhi tie 46-46 with Bengal Warriors in the first encounter of the night to confirm playoff seat for itself.
Haryana Steelers: 9th points, 51 points
Telugu Titans: 12th place, 15 points
Haryana Steelers beat Telugu Titans 43-24 in the previous encounter on 25th October.
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet, Vinay, Rakesh Narwal, Jaideep Dahiya, Mohit Nandal, Monu Hooda, Nitin Narwal
Telugu Titans: Abhishek Singh, Prince D, Muhammad Shihas, K Hanumanthu, Haimd Nader, Palla Ramakrishna, Mohsen Moghsoudlou
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet
Telugu Titans: Abhishek Singh
Played: 8 | Haryana Steelers: 4 | Telugu Titans: 3 | Tied: 1
Haryana Steelers will be disappointed after a loss in its last game and it will want to bounce back on Thursday. It has won eight, lost 10 and tied two matches in the ongoing campaign. Manjeet (147 raid points) and Meetu Sharma (135 raid points) have been their main men in attack, while K. Prapanjan has been their next-best raider with 40 raid points. As far as their defence goes, Jaideep Dahiya is their top performer with 53 tackle points and he’s been supported by Mohit Nandal who has scored 43 tackle points. Nitin Rawal and Amirhossein Bastami have also chipped in with 29 and 21 tackle points respectively.
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Telugu Titans, meanwhile, will want to give its fans at home something to cheer about in its last game of the campaign after an underwhelming season that’s seen them win twice and lose 19 times. Siddharth Desai with 142 raid points has been their best player, while Abhishek Singh and Vinay have been their next-best raiders with 47 and 38 raid points respectively. On the defensive front, Parvesh Bhainswal and Surjeet Singh have been the team’s top tacklers with 48 and 44 tackle points respectively, while Ankit has also contributed 23 tackle points for the team.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Thrusday, December 8.