As it happened: Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengal Warriors

Bengal Warriors, making its first appearance of the season, defeats Tamil Thalaivas 36-27.

After a spectacular display in the first match against Patna Pirates, faults are beginning to show in the Thalaivas defense.   -  R Senthil Kumar

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE blog of the Pro Kabaddi League match between UP Yoddha and Patna Pirates, and Tamil Thalaivas and Bengal Warriors.

The scores read as UP Yoddha - Patna Pirates

The scores read as Tamil Thalaivas - Bengal Warriors

 

FULL TIME Bengal Warriors has defeated Tamil Thalaivas 36-27.

27-36 An empty raid from Manjeet Chhillar.

24-33 Ajay Thakur with an empty raid. And that's the official time out.

23-33 Maninder is back in the fray and makes another successful tackle.

23-32 Athul is tackled out to the lobby.

23-31 Maninder is tackled down forcefully.

21-31 Thakur is tackled down in the middle.

19-30 Manjeet goes for the ankle pull on Maninder but the raider escapes his clutches.

19-28 Manjeet Chillar is tackled down and that's the second all-out of the match inflicted by the Bengal Warriors. Turning out to be an all too familiar story for the Thalaivas.

19-25 Maninder corners the two remaining Thalaivas defenders and manages to get a touch on his raid.

18-24 Mahesh with another jump and escape here on the raid. He manages to get a touch from the defender in the process.

18-23 Mahesh Goud gets two points on the raid for Bengal.

18-21 Athul with a successful raid.

17-21 Ajay Thakur is pulled by his ankle

17-20 Maninder is tackled by Amit Hooda to the lobby but the raider gets away from him to get the line. Thalaivas call for a review and is unsuccessful.

16-19 Maninder gets a touch on Darshan.

16-18 Athul picks up a bonus on the right.

Second half

That's the end of the half.

15-18 Jasvir is tackled out of play and Thalaivas suffer the first all-out of the match.

14-15 Arun goes for the ankle grab on Maninder but he gets no support from Jasvir. A successful raid for Bengal.

14-13 Defender Manjeet Chillar gets two points on his raid!

12-12 Vimal escapes one tackle but he is tackled down by the other Bengal defenders.

12-11 Maninder is unsuccessful on his raid.

10-11 What a turnaround this from Bengal! Ajay Thakur is tackled down!

10-10 Bengal's Rakesh Narwal with a successful raid.

10-7 Jasvir forces Mahesh out of the mat!

9-7 Mahesh Goud, the last man left in Bengal's side gets a touch on Thakur and a bonus point.

9-5 Thakur with a successful raid.

8-5 Maninder is hauled back by four Thalaivas defenders.

7-5 Jasvir with another successful raid.

6-5 Thakur gets two raid points!

3-3 Indecision from Bengal's defence and Thakur gets his first raid of the night.

2-3 Another empty raid from Ajay Thakur.

2-3 Jasvir with another raid point escaping the clutches.

1-3 Jang Lee with a high foot and gets a touch on the right corner fo the Thalaiva's defence.

1-2 Maninder Singh with two points on the raid.

1-0 Jasvir with a quick start here for Thalaivas! A touch and then a roll to the mid-point line.

First half

It's the turn of the home side now - Tamil Thalaivas. Bengal Warriors will be making its first appearance of the season.

Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengal Warriors

Superb comeback from the Pirates! They were trailing halfway through the match before they turned the tables on UP Yoddha. Pardeep Narwal is the star raider with 16 points.

41-43 What a thrilling end to this match! Shrikant was ever so close to the mid-point line and is pulled back in by three Patna defenders. First win of the season for the defending champion Patna.

41-42 Non raid technical points to UP Yoddha.

40-42 Shrikant gets a touch on his raid.

39-41 Rishank concedes technical points for offering advice on the sidelines.

Time out taken with less than two minutes left on the clock.

38-39 Shrikant Yadav rolls his way to the mid-point line after Jaideep got a touch on him.

Time out with less than four minutes to go.

36-37 Shrikant Yadav swivels his way out of a tackle with a touch on him. Yodhhas closing in again.

35-37 Deepak Narwal with a toe-touch on the left corner.

35-36 Patna's Pardeep is tackled down on the right corner.

34-36 Deepak Narwal with a bonus for Patna.

33-34 Pardeep Narwal gets a touch of the bonus line.

33-33 Jawahar becomes the last man to go down and Yoddha reduce the deficit to one point with an all-out.

27-31 Deepak Narwal can't escape the clutches of the Yoddha defenders and is tackled down.

26-31 Super tackle inflicted on Yoddha's Rishank.

24-27 A bonus point raid in the positive for Pardeep Narwal and Patna Pirates.

23-26 An unsuccessful raid by Deepak Narwal of Patna Pirates.

22-25 Excellent raid by Prashant Kumar Rai of Yoddha. He turns around in a flash and escapes the clutches.

21-24 UP Yoddha is all out! Rohit Kumar Choudary with an unsuccessful raid gets his team on the mat now.

That's the half-time. Patna Pirates holds on to a slender lead.

20-21 Patna Pirates in the lead. An unsuccessful raid by Shrikant Jadhav of Yoddha.

20-20 Pardeep Narwal with a successful raid and scores level.

20-19 Pirates aren't leaving this. Prashant Kumar Rai is pinned down in an instant in the corner and Pirates draw close again.

20-17 Deepak Narwal in a do-or-die raid and he does well. Picks up a point.

20-16 The Patna Pirates' corners work wonders to pin Rishank Devadiga down. A classic team effort!

20-15 An successful raid from Pirates' Pardeep Narwal. Patna Pirates is all out! Will this raid be the difference in the end? Just over 5 minutes of play left.

15-14 A super raid and a bonus from both the teams sees them inch closer.

10-10 UP Yoddha is all-out! After Prashant Rai picked up the bonus he goes for another but the defense pins him down.

9-8 Patna Pirates is making a match out of this. Pardeep Narwal takes two excellent raids and the defence pins down Shrikant Jadhav. Patna is calling the shots now, although it marginally trails.

9-5 An unsuccessful raid by Rishank Devadiga and he is pinned down and has to walk out.

9-3 Shrikant Jadhav prevails for Yoddha in a do-or-die raid.

8-3 An unsuccessful raid by Pirates as Manjeet is pinned down.

7-3 Rishank Devadiga manages to escape the clutches of the Patna defence and gets 2 points for a successful raid.

5-3 Pardeep Narwal gets a successful raid. He has been in good touch.

3-0 UP Yoddha gets the early lead.

Here are the teams:

UP Yoddha: Prashant Kumar Rai, Rishank Devadiga, Shrikant Jadhav, Nitesh Kumar, Amit, Narender, Sagar Krishna Subs: Rohit Kumar Choudary, Pankaj, Sachin Kumar and Arkam Shaikh.

Patna Pirates: Deepak Narwal, Manjeet, Pardeep Narwal, Vikas Kale, Jaideep, Jawahar, Tae Deok Eom Subs: Tushar Patil, Vikash Jagian, Manish and Kuldeep Singh.

We are on the final day of the Chennai leg in the new season of the Pro Kabaddi League. In the first match of the evening, UP Yoddha will take on defending champion Patna Pirates. Pirates, who lost its opening encounter against Tamil Thalaivas, will be looking to getting back to winning ways here.

In the second match, Thalaivas will be hoping to stop the rot when it hosts Bengal Warriors. Thalaivas have now lost its last three matches with their defence coming under scrutiny.