PKL 2018 Day 2: As it happened

Catch the updates of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2018 matches between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers, and Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yoddha.

Tamil Thalaivas (Blue & Yellow) will be looking to make it two wins on the trot after defeating Patna pirates in the opening game of the tournament.   -  PTI

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE blog of the Pro Kabaddi League match between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers, and Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yoddha.

 

32-37 An empty raid from Rishank! That's the end of the contest and what a match this has been! A deserved victory for UP Yoddhas! After trailing 0-12 at the start and suffering a deficit of 20 points, Thalaivas somehow made a match of this in the second half. But they lost out on some technical points which halted its momentum towards a comeback. Yoddhas played the clock wisely in the last few minutes to open their account for the new season.

31-36 That should be the game. Prashant gets a bonus after running the clock down on his raid.

31-35 Jasvir picks up a point on his raid. A quick time out here with 57 seconds left on the clock.

30-34 An all-out inflicted by the Thaliavas on Shrikant!

26-34 Shrikant takes a bonus on his raid.

26-33 Devadiga is tackled down

24-34 Thakur with a touch on the run. 10 points on the night.

23-32 Thakur with a third successful raid keeping Thalaivas in this contest.

21-32 Devadiga with another empty raid. Looks like the Yoddhas are looking to run down the clock.

20-31 Thakur gets the line for a bonus point.

Another time out. Over six minutes left.

19-31 Athul is tackled down after a hold on his ankle.

19-30 Another technical point conceded by the Thalaivas.

19-29 Hooda steps into the lobbies and is penalised for it.

A time out is called... Over 10 minutes to go in this match.

19-28 Super stuff from Thakur! Thakur goes on the offensive before escaping the clutches of two defenders to inflict an all-out on the Yoddhas! Do we have a comeback on the cards now?

15-28 Rishank Devadiga is tackled down on the left.

14-28 Thakur makes a successful raid.

13-28 Prashant is tackled down by a resurgent Thalaivas' unit.

Thalaivas make a challenge for another point from that raid and it's unsuccessful.

12-28 Athul is on a roll here and the crowd loves it! He gets two points on the raid.

10-28 Athul gets another bonus point on his raid. Yoddha wastes their review on the bonus point.

9-28 Hooda's disappointing night continues he fails to grab on to Prashant.

8-27 Athul gets a point on his raid.

6-26 Ajay Thakur is tackled down by the Yoddhas! The home crowd is stunned at the proceedings. Thakur, however, gets the bonus point.

5-23 Amit Hooda is hauled down and its another all-out inflicted on the Thalaivas.

4-20 Rishank Devadiga makes a successful raid

Second half

Prashant Kumar, Shrikant Jadhav and Sagar Krishna all have three points fro the Yoddhas.

That's the end of the first half. It's been a one-sided show with the Yoddhas outclassing the home side in all departments.

4-18 Yoddha's defence swarm all over Ajay Thakur! The Thalaivas' captain has been underwhelming on the night thus far.

3-17 Prashant Kumar gets two points from another successful raid. Thalaivas' defence is all over the place tonight.

2-15 Prashant Kumar is successful on his raid.

2-14 Third unsuccessful raid from Jasvir.

1-12 First point of the match for Thalaivas! Manjeet Chillar with the block on Prashant Kumar. Something to cheer for the home crowd.

0-12 Empty raid from Thakur.

0-12 Jasvir is tackled down from behind.

0-10 That's the first all-out of the match as Jayaseelan is pulled down on his raid. What a  start from the Yoddhas!

0-6 Poor judgement from Amit Hooda as he finds himself at the mercy of a touch from Srikant.

0-5 Surjeet Singh is circled down from all corners!

0-4 Empty raid from Devadiga.

0-4 Srikant Jadhav gets a touch on Manjeet Chillar on the left.

0-3 Do-or-die raid and Ajay Thakur's legs are hooked by the defenders before climbing all over him.

0-2 Empty raid from Ajay Thakur.

0-2 Empty raid from Surjeet Singh.

0-1 Jasvir Singh claims a touch and it's reviewed by the Yoddhas. A successful review.

Contest between top raiders and friends Ajay Thakur and Rishank Devadiga? Let's find out.

First half

The players out in the mat. Huge roar for the Thalaivas.

We now move on to the second match of the evening — Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yoddha. The home crowd will be excited to see their team in action after last night's thrashing of the defending champion Patna Pirates.

34-22 An empty raid from Vikas and that's all the action we will see in the contest. Nitin Tomar leads the Paltan to its first win of the season over the Steelers.

34-22 Oh oh.. Surender Nada is down and isn't moving his left arm... Paltan's Girish Maruti says Nada's arm is broken to his bench. Nada's injury could turn out to be a huge loss for the Steelers.

32-19 Nitin Tomar gets a touch on his raid.

31-18 Deppak Kumar picks up a bonus on the raid.

30-18 Error from Ravi Kumar allows Vikash to get a touch on the go.

Over five minutes left now as head into another time out...

30-17 Deepak Kumar inflicts the second all-out of the evening! That could effectively kill any hopes in the Steelers camp.

25-17 Monu makes a jump for the line and he affects two points on his raid.

23-17 Wazir SIngh is forced out of play and Oaltan re-establish its six-point lead.

Over 10 minutes to go in this contest.

22-16 All seven Paltan defenders take down Vikash.

Time out has been called.

21-16 Paltan review a bonus and it's unsuccessful.

20-14 Empty raid from Tomar.

20-14 Empty raid from Vikash.

20-14 Nitin Tomar! He gets Surender Nada in his two-point raid.

18-14 Deepak Kumar can't get away as he is brought down in his raid!

18-12 Vikash Khandola is hauled down by the Paltan defenders.

17-11 Deepak Kumar gets a toe-touch on Surender Nada!

16-10 Huge point for the Steelers. Cat hold affected on Tomar but he appears hurt after a follow-up tackle by Sachin Shingade.

16-9 Deepak Kumar gets a point on his raid after the break.

Second half

GB More and Nitin Tomar have led the way with 4 and 3 points, respectively. Surender Nada for the Steelers has starred in defence with 3 points. Six raid points affected by Paltan while just two successful raid points for the Steelers.

15-9 Empty raid from Deepak Kumar Dahiya and it's the half-time buzzer.

15-9 Sandeep Narwal effects a defensive challenge on Anand Surendar Tomar.

14-9 Surender Nada helps bring down Tomar. He takes him head on down the middle of the court.

13-8 Tomar gets four points for two touches and an all-out!

9-8 Steelers' Mayur claims a touch and is reviewed here by Paltan. It's successful.

9-8 Sunil moves into the lobbies which forces him out of action during Tomar's raid. Huge advantage for Paltan.

7-8 Wazir Singh is forced out of the court by Paltans here.

6-8 More is once again hauled in by Steelers' defence this time led by Surender Nada

Good defensive show from both sides so far.

5-7 A superb grip of Tomar's ankle from Sunil which allows the Steelers to haul in the big one!

5-6 More makes a hash of his do-or-die raid. Confusion in the Paltan camp.

5-4 Empty raid from Tomar.

4-4 More with another point on the raid. He lets the defenders come at him before making a dive for the line.

3-4 Vikash Khandola is taken down on his raid against four defenders.

2-4 GB More gets a point in the do-or-die raid.

1-4 Steelers' Vikash Khandola gets a touch on the raid.

1-3 Empty raid from Wazir Singh

0-2 Surender Nada opens Steelers' account with a raid before taking down Tomar in defence.

Nitin tomar, who was in fine form last night, makes the first raid for Paltan.

First half

Puneri Paltan VS Haryana Steelers

We move on to the second day of the new season of the PKL from the Nehru indoor stadium. Puneri Paltan which earned a thrilling tie last night against rival U Mumba will take on Haryana Steelers in the opening match of the evening. Chennai's own Tamil Thalaivas will be looking to carry forward its momentum with the opening night's win when it faces off against UP Yoddha.

Here's Amal John's report from the opening night's matches to get you to up to speed and the preview for tonight's encounters.