PKL 2018-19: Tamil Thalaivas outclasses U.P, Gujarat beats Jaipur

Tamil Thalaivas was ruthless as it beat U.P Yoddha 46-24, while Jaipur Pink Panthers lost 25-36 to Gujarat Fortunegiants at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida.

Updated : Nov 02, 2018 22:30 IST

Tamil Thalaivas' defence in action against Bengaluru Bulls.
Tamil Thalaivas' defence in action against Bengaluru Bulls.

Tamil Thalaivas' defence in action against Bengaluru Bulls.

Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants


25-36 Rohit Gulia comes back with an empty raid with the final raid of the match.

25-35 Rohit Gulia takes out Sandeep Dhull with his latest raid.

24-32 Hooda is taken out by Sachin Vittala, who is also out due to over-stepping the lobby.

23-30 Deepak Nivas Hooda gets another point and the Panthers have their tails up now.

22-30 Rohit Gulia is brought down Mohit Chhillar on the right corner.

20-30 Deepak Nivas Hooda is the last man for Jaipur and his raid is unsuccessful handing Gujarat's second all out of the game.

19-27 Rohit Gulia gets a point with his latest raid.

18-24 Amit Kumar's latest raid is unsuccessful.

18-22 Sunil Kumar and Shubham Palkar combine to get Anup Kumar and get two points for Gujarat.

18-20 Deepak Hooda gets a point in a Do-or-Die raid.

17-20 High-five for Young Chang Ko as he brings down Rohit Gulia.

14-20 Sachin goes for a bonus point, but Anup Kumar latches on to the raider with an ankle hold.

13-20 Prapranjan comes on for Gujarat and gets a raid point straight away.

13-19 Anand Patil is taken out of the lobby and Sachin takes out Young Chang Ko to get the first all-out of the match for Gujarat.

13-15 Rohit Gulia gets the first point of the second half after two empty raids at both ends.


Gujarat has been the better team of the first half but has complacent to let Jaipur to claw back into the match with two super tackles---- Korea's Young Chang Ko responsible for both of them.

13-14 Amit Kumar comes back with an empty raid with the final raid of the first half.

13-14 Mahendra Rajput waits for too long on the left cover and Young Chang Ko gets another super tackle to pull things back for Jaipur.

11-13 Anand Patil comes back with a bonus point, but Sachin's raid gives two points for Jaipur after Young Chang Ko gets a superb thigh hold.

8-12 Anup Kumar steps into the lobby while returning back with a point and is out of the court.

7-9 Sachin Vittala gets a diving ankle-hold of Selvamani.

6-9 Rohit Gulia gets his third raid point of the match.

5-9 Deepak Nivas Hooda steps out of the lobby and gifts away a point to Gujarat.

5-6 Anup Kumar is out on a Do-or-Die raid as Gujarat snatches back the lead.

4-4 Mohit Chhillar gets a second super tackle to pull Jaipur on level terms.

2-4 Gujarat races into an early lead, but Mohit Chhillar gets a super tackle on Rohit Gulia to get two points for Jaipur.


Overall PKL: Matches – 3 | Jaipur Pink Panthers – 1 | Gujarat Fortunegiants - 2

  • Gujarat Fortunegiants has won 2 of its 3 games against Jaipur so far in PKL.

  • None of the three games were close contests as each game was decided by a margin of at least 6 points.

  • Jaipur Pink Panthers PKL 6: 1 win, 4 losses. Lost last game to Bengal Warriors by 11 points.

  • Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 6: 3 wins, 1 loss. Won last game against Tamil Thalaivas by 11 points.

U.P. Yoddha vs Tamil Thalaivas


24-46 Its a yellow card for Manjeet Chillar after heated exchange with Sachin Kumar, but it will not make much difference to the match's outcome as Ajay Thakur finishes it with his ninth raid point with the final raid of the night.

22-39 Ajay Thakur leaps over Jeeva Kumar to get his 8th raid point of the game.

21-37 Amit Hooda gets out for the first time in the game, but Ajay Thakur gets back two points for Tamil Thalaivas.

19-35 Jasveer plays it safe with an empty raid and spends all the 30 seconds of the raid standing near the midline.

18-34 Sukesh Hegde and Amit Hooda charge towards Rohit Kumar Choudhary from the right corner to take the raider out.

15-32 Manjeet Chillar gets his high-five of the match and takes his overall tally to 20 with a tackle on Shrikant Jadhav.

15-31 Ponparthiban gets a strong thigh hold to take out Prashanth Kumar Rai, while Ajay Thakur does a smart leap over Nitesh to get a point for his side.

15-29 Manjeet Chillar goes out of the court for the fifth time in the match after Shrikanth Jadhav gets him out with a running-hand touch.

14-29 Amit Hooda dives on the right corner to bring down Prashanth Kumar Rai, while Ajay Thakur comes back with his third raid point of the match.

14-27 Sukesh Hegde is taken down and the raider is without a point for the fourth raid in a row.

13-26 Sukesh Hegde is taken out of the game and Prashanth Kumar Rai gets Manjeet Chillar yet again to get the first raid point of the second half.

11-26 Jasveer and Rohit Kumar Choudhary make empty raids on either end.

11-26 First empty raid of the match by Sukesh Hegde.


Tamil Thalaivas has come out of the blocks very quickly and is looking a different team in Greater Noida. Sukesh Hegde, who appeared in the court with a heavily-bandaged forehead has been a revelation with 9 raid points from 7 raids. Manjeet Chillar has four successful takedowns, while Amit Hooda bags three tackle points.

11-26 Manjeet Chillar gets his fourth tackle point, as he brings down Shrikant Jadhav on the last raid of the first half.

11-25 Prashanth Kumar Rai is mowed down by Manjeet Chillar and the defence pins him to the lobby.

10-24 Amit Hooda gets his third tackle point of the match, as he brings down Shrikant Jadhav on the left corner.

9-23 Prashanth Kumar Rai gets Manjeet Chillar for the second raid in a row with a running-hand touch.

8-22 Yet another successful raid by Sukesh Hegde as get another point for Tamil Thalaivas.

7-21 There is the first all out of the match, Sukesh Hedge gets his 8th raid point of the match and keeps his raid success to 100% in this match.

7-16 Ajay Thakur comes back with an empty raid.

7-14 Manjeet Chillar puts Prashanth Kumar Rai in a powerful ankle hold and the home team is in big trouble now.

6-13 Sukesh Hegde gets a point for the visitor and has reached his milestone of 300 raid points. U.P opts for a review and it is unsuccessful.

6-11 Narender tackles Ajay Thakur just before he gets to the halfline.

3-6 A Superb ankle hold by Manjeet takes out Shrikant Jadhav.

3-5 Sukesh Hegde gets a running-hand touch on the right corner to extend Thalaivas' lead, after Jasvir is out of the court with a super tackle by the UP defence.

1-4 Rishank Devadiga is tackled down by Amit Hooda, as the visitor takes an early lead following successful raids from Ajay Thakur and Jasvir.

1-1 Prashanth touches the bonus line, but Manjeet Chillar comes running from the right corner to take the raider out of the lobby. A point for both the teams.

Toss: Ajay Thakur wins the toss and choses court.


Matches - 4 | UP Yoddha - 2 |Tamil Thalaivas – 1 |Tie – 1  

  • Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yoddha have played 4 matches against each other twice, Thalaivas once and one match ending in a tie. 
  • This will be their second meeting of PKL 6. The first meeting came in the Chennai leg where UP won 37-32.
  • Ajay Thakur scored 12 raid points in this match.
  • Prashanth Kumar Rai’s 8 raid points and Narender’s HIGH 5 led the way for UP.
  • Despite leading in raid points (CHE 23-18 UP), Tamil Thalaivas lost that game because of defence failure as  it  scored just 5 tackle points as compared to 10 by UP.
  • All four encounters between these teams have been close finishes with a margin less.
  • UP Yoddha PKL 6: 3 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie. Won last match against Dabang Delhi by 2 points.
  • Tamil Thalaivas PKL 6: 2 wins, 6 losses. Lost last match against Gujarat Fortunegiants by 11 points.


  • Rishank Devadiga (UP) needs 9 raid points to be the 7th raider to complete 500 raid pts.
  • Sukesh Hegde (CHE) needs 4 raid points to complete 300 career raid points.
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