Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers in Hyderabad on Monday.
The second game is underway, scores will read as Jaipur vs Haryana:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Haryana Steelers 44-30
44-30 A SUPER TACKLE to dash Manish, who came in the last raid of the game and with this, Jaipur confirmed their spot in the semifinal alongside Puneri Paltan.
42-30 Manish Gulia tackles Ashish.
42-29 A SUPER TACKLE by Abhishek to hold Meetu Sharma.
40-29 Jaipur, near all-out, escapes as V Ajith Kumar takes two touchpoints of Sunny Sehrawat and Harsh.
38-29 Meetu Sharma goes in his 12th raid and barges back with two points from Sahul Kumar and Lucky Sharma.
38-27 Manish Gulia gets a tag on Ashish.
38-26 Arjun Deshwal comes in the do-or-die raid, and he is confident that he has a bonus and gets one.
37-26 Rakesh Narwal picks up pace during the raid, and he came back with two points. Jaipur reviewed this one for only one point, and they will overturn the decision as Rakesh only touched Ashish. One point to Haryana.
37-25 Two points for Manjeet in the raid as he touches Sunil and Abhishek.
37-23 A bonus for Manish Gulia but goes out of bounds and led Haryana to get swept out yet another time.
34-22 Jaideep Dahiya goes out of bounds, and Mohit Nandal gave his touchpoint to Ajith, and with this Haryana has been reduced with Manish on the mat.
32-22 A bonus for Manish, who just came in as a substitute for Monu Hooda.
32-21 Meetu Sharma goes in the do-or-die raid, and his bad form continues as he has been tackled this time as well.
31-21 V Ajith Kumar comes in the do-or-die raid and is claiming the touch of Nitin Rawal as the defender goes out of bounds, he will get the point.
30-21 Another SUPER TACKLE initiated by Sahul Kumar to hold Prapanjan for two points. Brilliant by Sahul!
28-21 An awestruck moment by the duo of Lucky Sharma and Sahul Kumar to SUPER TACKLE Manjeet, who tried his best to escape, but the duo put every once on energy to make sure to tackle him for two points.
26-21 Arjun Deshwal has been tackled by Manjeet.
26-20 Prapanjan, who goes in the raid for Haryana takes the touchpoint of Reza Mirbagheri.
26-19 A bonus for Ajith Kumar to complete his Super 10.
25-19 Manjeet goes in the raid and takes two touchpoints of Abhishek KS and Sunil Kumar.
25-17 A bonus for Arjun Deshwal.
24-17 Manjeet, this time escapes back from the hold of Ashish.
24-16 Arjun Deshwal tags Mohit Nandal.
23-16 Manjeet gets a tag on Sahul Kumar.
23-15 Reza Mirbagheri tackles Rakesh Narwal, who came in the do-or-die raid.
22-15 Bhavani Rajput uses his reach to take the point of Mohit Nandal in the do-or-die raid
21-15 A bonus for Arjun Deshwal in the do-or-die raid but has been thumped down by Manjeet.
20-14 Sahul Kumar attacks the left leg of Meetu Sharma to tackle Meetu who came in the do-or-die raid.
19-14 Rare blip from Ajith in the raid today, and has been tackled by Nitin Rawal.
19-13 A bonus for Rakesh Narwal.
19-12 Arjun Deshwal has been dashed out by Monu Hooda.
19-11 Abhishek KS tackles Manjeet.
18-11 V Ajith Kumar looks in tremendous form today as he is denting all the chances of Haryana as he cleans up the two-man defence of Manjeet and Monu Hooda to inflict the first all-out of the game.
14-11 Meetu Sharma goes out of bounds in the do-or-die raid.
13-11 The duo of Monu Hooda and Manjeet Super tackled Arjun Deshwal for two points.
13-9 V Ajith Kumar in another multi-point raid as he takes the points of Mohit Nandal and Nitin Rawal.
11-9 Sunil tackles Rakesh.
10-9 V Ajith Kumar takes the point of Jaideep Dahiya.
9-9 A bonus for V Ajith Kumar.
8-9 Rakesh Narwal enters the raid and manages to escape with three touchpoints from Ankush, Abhishek KS, and Sahul Kumar. Rakesh has injured Ankush in the head with his knee during raiding, and he appears to be in serious trouble. According to the commentators, he has not regained consciousness following Rakesh’s blow and has been stretchered away by the medics.
8-6 Arjun Deshwal goes in the raid in front of the duo of Jai-Mo, and they caught him to force a SUPER TACKLE, a brilliant tackle by them but hold on, it will go in a way as the refs have given the verdict in favour of Arjun as they believe as one of the defenders goes out of bounds. Haryana is reviewing this one, and they will win this as the video referral shows both the defenders were safe. So, two points to the Steelers.
8-4 Meetu Sharma goes in the raid and has been tackled by Sunil Kumar.
7-4 V Ajith Kumar executes a multi-point raid. He takes the point of Monu Hooda and Nitin Rawal.
5-4 A bonus for Meetu Sharma.
5-3 Arjun Deshwal goes out of bounds.
5-2 V Ajith Kumar gets a tag on Manjeet.
4-2 Rakesh Narwal goes in the do-or-die raid and has been tackled by Sahul Kumar. A bonus for him to salvage, though!
3-1 Mohit Nandal tackles the dangerous Arjun. He takes the bonus though. One of the defenders goes out of bounds. Another freebie to Jaipur, so even though Arjun has been tackled, Jaipur gets two while Haryana managed a point from this raid.
1-0 Arjun Deshwal goes in the raid, and he will get the point of Nitin Rawal as he goes out of bounds. A point being served to him! Not the start that Haryana would have wanted.
Jaipur Pink Panthers won the toss and chose the court. Haryana will raid first.
Puneri Paltan beat Patna Pirates 44-30 to confirm semifinal birth for itself!
Jaipur Pink Panthers : 2nd place; 74 points
Haryana Steelers: 7th place, 51 points
Jaipur Pink Panthers : Arjun Deshwal, Sunil Kumar, Reza Mirbagheri, Abhishek KS, V Ajith Kumar, Sahul Kumar, Ankush
Haryana Steelers: Monu Hooda, Jaideep Dahiya, Mohit Nandal, Nitin Narwal, Meetu Sharma, Rakesh Narwal, Manjeet
Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Haryana Steelers 44-31 in the previous encounter on 14th October.
Jaipur Pink Panthers : Arjun Deshwal
Haryana Steelers: Monu Hooda
Played: 11 | Jaipur Pink Panthers : 6 | Haryana Steelers: 3 | Tied: 2
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Like Puneri Paltan, Jaipur Pink Panthers has qualified for the playoffs. They have 14 wins and six losses this season, putting them on top of the standings. Arjun Deshwal has been their biggest match-winner with 264 raid points - the most by any player in Season 9. V Ajith Kumar and Rahul Chaudhari have also made their presence felt with 68 and 56 raid points respectively. Defensively, Ankush has shown great maturity in his debut season with a whopping 76 tackle points to show for his efforts. Sunil Kumar has also been excellent in defence with 55 tackle points, while Sahul Kumar and Reza Mirbagheri have contributed 36 and 29 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:
Haryana Steelers, on the other hand, has eight wins, nine losses and two ties and it will be looking to keep its playoff hopes alive by winning all of its remaining matches. Manjeet (141 raid points) and Meetu Sharma (132 raid points) have been the main attacking threats for the Steelers. Their raiding unit also includes K. Prapanjan, Rakesh Narwal and Vinay, all of whom are capable of contributing to the Steelers. On the defensive front, Jaideep Dahiya has been their best tackler with 53 tackle points. He has been aided by Mohit Nandal who has scored 40 tackle points and Nitin Rawal who has chipped in with 28 tackle points.
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WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Monday, December 5.
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