Hello and welcome to the highlights from Sportstar’s coverage of the Haryana Steelers vs UP Yoddhas game.
Scores read Haryana vs UP:
Full Time: U.P. Yoddhas will be disappointed today. It let go a 12-point lead and allowed a window in for Haryana Steelers. Meetu Sharma produced some brilliant raid points to help Steelers claw back into the game. Pardeep Narwal was slow to get going for the Yoddhas which added to the trouble. Steelers coach Manpreet felt his side was robbed of points but he’ll have to stay content with three points for the night.
36-36: Meetu plays the last raid of the game and is not able to win the point. The game ends in a tie.
Manpreet was joyous once the point was given to Steelers. But the subsequent call to give Yoddhas a point too has left hom despondent.
36-36: Do-or-die raid it is Surender Gill attempting a point, and this time the Steelers pull him back. A point for Steelers but Yoddhas too gets a point for a defender going beyond mid line.
35-35: Meetu is confident that he has a point. He thumps his thigh and makes his way back. He is proven right as the refs award a point to Steelers. Scores level now. Just a minute to go.
34-35: Shubham concedes a silly point for Yoddhas. Meetu gets another point.
33-35: A do-or-die raid fir Surender Gill and he is able to find a point. He came close to pulling off two points but the Yoddhas will take the singe point as well
33-34: Meetu Sharma is on a roll. He fights away from Rohit’s tackle to win a point for Steelers. He brings up his Super 10 with that.
32-34: Manjeet gets a lethal back kick on the Yoddhas defender and wins a point.
31-34: Meetu is nearly able to pull off a massive raid for Steelers but not quite. Three points in the game.
31-33: Narwal’s raid is thwarted by Steelers and that makes it a two point game yet again.
30:33 - Doe or die raid for Meetu Sharma. He gets a bonus and turns back but then goes for another try. He is successful in doing so as he walks back with two points. Yoddhas review the bonus and are successful. Just one point for Steelers.
29-33: A valuable two points for Yoddhas. Surender Gill maraudes his way into his own half.
29-31: Meetu Sharma yet another superb point. He rolls past a defender to complete the raid.
28-31: A point for the yoddhas from Rohit Tomar.
28-30: Pardeep steps out of the regulated zone on the mat and concedes a point. Just two points remaining in the match.
27-30: Meetu Sharma on fire today as he gets a successful raid point.
26-30: Manjeet dishes out a tackle on Pardeep but he fails to hold him down to concede a point.
26-29: Manjeet wins the point back with a successful raid.
25-29: PArdeep with a successful raid to win a point.
25-28: MAnjeet sends the UP team all out with a raid point.
22-28: Steelers get a the raider out but the UP raider had managed to get a bonus.
21-27: Two points for Steelers as a burst of pace by Manjeet on a raid gets a defender out of play, followed by run past Yoddhas defender.
19-27: Steelers again fight down the raid by Pardeep. A point for Steelers.
18-27: Yoddhas get the raider down with a tackle from Tomar. Manpreet is urging in the dugout claiming that a Yoddhas defender had stepped out. But Steelers have lost their review. Steelers lose the point.
18-26: Meetu gets another point for the Steelers. He jumps over the Yoddhas defender who lept in to tackle. Incredible!
17-26: Steelers with another point. A do-or-die raid and Meetu gets away with a touch. Refs don’t award a bonus point but Meetu is vehement. The call is reviewed and the refs decision stands.
16-26: Steelers get a point with a tackle. Pardeep is brought down by Jaideep.
15-26: Yoddhas start the half with a point as Manjeet, a defender for Steelers, is pushed out of the mat.
15-25 Pardeep gets Mohit Nandal’s touchpoint in a do-or-die raid.
15-24 A bonus for Meetu as he is trying to reduce the deficit.
14-24 Meetu takes Ashu again for the second time.
12-24 Surender Gill in the raid and he is ruthless today, gets two touchpoint of Amirhossein Bastami and Rakesh Narwal.
12-22 Meetu Sharma takes the touchpoint of Ashu Singh.
11-22 Sumit tackles Rakesh Narwal.
10-21 Bonus for Rohit Tomar.
10-20 Manjeet gets a tag on Pardeep.
9-19 Sumit tackles Meetu and UP is creating problems for Haryana again.
9-18 Pardeep in the raid and Amirhossein Bastami gave away his point.
9-17 A bonus for Meetu but UP gets him to Inflict an ALL-OUT on Haryana.
8-14 UP has dominated the last few raids as they have stranded Haryana with a lone man and got six points in succession.
8-8 Bonus for Surender Gill.
8-7 Rakesh takes two points from the raid, Shubham Kumar, Rohit Tomar goes out.
6-6 Surender Gill takes Nitin Rawal.
5-6 Rakesh Narwal takes Sumit and Nitesh in back to back raids.
4-6 Pardeep takes Jaideep Dahiya this time in the raid.
3-5 Nitesh Kumar tackles Meetu Sharma and Haryna now don’t have its two primary raider in the mat.
3-4 In form Surender takes Manjeet this time in the raid.
3-3 Meetu brings the parity in the scores with a touchpoint of Rohit Tomar.
2-3 Surender Gill in the multi-point raid, takes Manjeet, Mohit Nandal out.
2-1 Nitin Rawal gets his first point after taking over the captaincy from Jogingder Narwal, he tackled Pardeep Narwal.
1-1 Manjeet gets a bonus for him and opens the points account.
0-1 UP got its first point as Ashu tackled Rakesh Narwal.
Haryana Steelers team won the toss and selected court, UP to raid first..
Interesting point to note that Pardeep Narwal will lead the team in this match as Nitesh won’t be the UP’s captain anymore.
Tamil Thalaivas beat Telugu Titans 39-31 to take the Southern darby!
HARYANA STEELERS: Manjeet, Mohit Nandal, Jaideep Dahiya, Meetu Sharma, Rakesh Narwal, Amirhossein Bastami, Nitin Rawal
UP YODDHAS: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Surender Gill, Rohit Tomar, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit
HARYANA STEELERS: Meetu Sharma
UP YODDHAS: Surender Gill
Matches Played: 6 | Haryana: 3 | UP: 2 | Tied: 1
Lost 31-44 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-32
Unbeaten in its last three matches, Haryana Steelers will be looking to keep things that way when they face U.P. Yoddhas. The Steelers have one tie, four wins and just as many losses from their nine matches this season. They will be hoping that their main raiders Meetu Sharma and Manjeet are on song against a formidable Yoddhas defensive unit. While Meetu Sharma has scored 75 raid points this season, Manjeet has managed 62 raid points. As far as their defence goes, Jaideep Dahiya has been their top performer with 26 tackle points, while Mohit Nandal and Amirhossein Bastami have contributed 20 and 15 tackle points respectively. All-rounder Nitin Rawal has chipped in with 14 tackle points as well.
U.P. Yoddhas’ inconsistent start to the season continued after a loss to Puneri Paltan last night. They have won four games and lost five so far in Season 9. To get the better of Haryana Steelers, the Yoddhas will need their best raiders this season Surender Gill (94 raid points) and Pardeep Narwal (84 raid points) to be at their best. However, their defence will need to be on top of their game as well. The likes of Ashu Singh (28 tackle points), Sumit (22 tackle points) and Nitesh Kumar (16 tackle points) also have to be in top gear if the Yoddhas are to secure a much-needed win.
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WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Haryana Steelers vs UP Yoddhas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Saturday, November 5.