PKL 2019: Manjeet Chillar error hands Delhi 30-29 win over Thalaivas

Tune in for live updates from season seven of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2019) as UP Yoddha begins its campaign against Bengal Warriors, while home side Telugu Titans takes on Dabang Delhi.

Dabang Delhi has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Tamil Thalaivas.   -  www.prokabaddi.com

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of this evening's Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2019) action. This is Aashin Prasad and I will be giving you live updates as the action unfurls at Hyderabad's Gachibowli Stadium.

 

We will be back with a double header tomorrow to end the Hyderabad leg. We will update the match report shortly on the site. Until then, its good night.

Dabang Delhi goes top of the table! Manjeet is distraught as his side tastes its first defeat of the season. What a contest.

40' Do or die raid for Delhi! Naveen Kumar is tackled down! Referee says one point each but Thalaivas call for a review saying its defender didn't step out! TV replays show Manjeet Chillar steps out before the tackle is effected! Manjeet was involved in the tackle after stepping out and the point now goes to Delhi! Dabang Delhi nicks it right at the death! Tamil Thalaivas has gifted this game to the opponent in the last few minutes after being in control for more than three fourth of the game! Also, if Thalaivas hadn't called for the review it would have been one point a piece and the match would have ended in a tie!

39' Empty raids from Chandran Ranjit and Rahul Chaudhari.

38' Ajay Thakur is taken down at the right corner! Tackled down by Naveen! Scores are level!

37' Ajeet makes an error and Naveen gets the touch he wants on the raid. 29-28. Naveen seems to be struggling with his knee, however.

37' Thakur gets a bonus on the do or die raid but is tackled down. Delhi inflicts the all-out! 29-27 in favour of Thalaivas.

36' A self out and two more raid points in Naveen Kumar's raid! What a crucial raid for Delhi! 28-24

36' Ajay Thakur with an empty raid and we go into another time out.

35' Chandran Ranjit gets a touch on Manjeet on the left corner. 28-21

34' Delhi lure in a do or die raid and Rahul has been taken down with a thigh tackle! 27-20.

We start with an empty raid from Thakur.

33' Stunning from Ajeet for Thalaivas! He puts in a monsterous tackle on Meraj running in from the right cover! 27-19 for Thalaivas as we take a time out.

32' Manjeet with a super tackle on Naveen Kumar! 26-19

30' Mohit Chhillar falls for Meraj's fake and he affords a touch! 23-19 to Thalaivas.

29' Ajith Kumar on the do-or-die raid is unsuccessful in the last few seconds of his raid.

27' Naveen rips through Tamil Thalaivas's defence but he has stepped out to the lobbies before that! What a moment in the game! Delhi goes for a TV review. Unsuccessful review. Another let off for Thalaivas as they take a 23-17 lead.

26' Ravinder Pahal is caught napping and Ajith gets a toe touch and its a crucial point fot Tamil Thalaivas. 21-17

26' Naveen Kumar gets a touch on Ran Singh. 20-17

25' Rahul Chaudhari has been tackled down on his raid. 20-16 to Thalaivas.

22' Thakur steps out to the lobbies on his raid. 19-13 to Thalaivas.

21' Youngster Ajith Kumar is taken down by Miraj on his raid.

Second half

Empty raids from both sides as the first half comes to an end. Thalaivas have a 18-11 lead against Delhi.

Last warning for Thaliavas' Ajith. 'No coaching during the raid' says the ref.

17' Thakur gets a successful touch on his raid. 18-10 now

17' We are back and Joginder Narwal makes another error by stepping into the lobbies. He is out.

Time out taken.

16' Chaudhari goes for an ambitious grab but fails. Two touch points for Delhi. 16-10 in favour Thaliavas.

16' Chaudhari gets two touch points. He went for a bonus but only cut the black line.

Thaliavas make a challenge that their defender Manjeet Chillar was not out of bounds. Review retained from Thaliavas! 14-8 to Thalaivas.

13' He can defend too! Chaudhari makes a successful tackle with an ankle grab on the raider!

13' A point on the raid and now Delhi follows it up with a successful tackle on Thakur! 13-8 to Thalaivas.

12' Vishal Mane goes for the solo tackle on Chaudhari but is unsuccessful.

11' Miraj Sheikh is taken down and Dabang Delhi is all out! A 11-6 lead for Thaliavas!

10' Thakur gets another point with a touch.

9' Thakur gets a bonus and Joginder in the process steps into the lobbies. 7-5 to Thalaivas.

8' Do or die raid and Neeraj Narwal has been tackled down in the Thalaivas' right side.

7' Super tackle from Delhi! It's the big Rahul Chaudhari! Anil and Joginder with the works. 5-5 is the score.

7' No wait, Thakur had stepped into the lobbies before he made the touch. So he is out. 5-3 to Thaliavas. Three men in for Dlehi.

It's only one now as Thakur gets another on a do-or-die raid! 6-1 to Thaliavas.

Two men left on the court for Delhi

5' Chandran Ranjit taken down! Manjeet Chillar with the block! 5-1 now.

4' Empty raid from Ajay Thakur after his side managed another successful tackle! 4-1 to Thalaivas.

2'  or die raid for Delhi and Ran Singh and Manjeet make a successful tackle! Delhi manages a bonus, however. 2-1 to Thalaivas.

2' Ajay Thakur sends Vishal Mane to the bench with a running touch! First points on the board.

1' Huge cheers for Rahul Chaudhari as he goes for his raid but ends with no poinrs.

1' Empty raid from Chandran Ranjit on the first raid of the game.

First half

The flashing lights are on, the players march out to the middle. It's time to Kabaddi.

The commentator just said 'Thalaivas raiders are going to kill them (Delhi?)'. For the record, I think that's a bit exaggerated and I will not condone such act. Hoping for a clean contest. 

We are just minutes away from the start of this contest.

The head-to-head record between these two sides is in favour of Delhi at 2-0. Can it extend its record or can the new-look Thalaiavas claim its maiden win today?

It wasn't so straight forward for Delhi as it could only sneak past the Titans on Wednesday at the very death. Defence has been Delhi's strongest suit and it will be hoping it can bring out its A-Game against Thakur and Co.

It will be a battle between Delhi's defence vs Thaliavas' attack. Both the teams opened their campaigns against Telugu Titans. Raiders Ajay Thakur and Rahul Chaudhari put on an impressive attacking display in Thalaivas' win over Telugu Titans in their opening game.

It's the penultimate matchday of Week 1 of the PKL season 7 where the undefeated Dabang Delhi and Tamil Thalaivas face-off at the Gachibowli Stadium. Both teams have an opportunity to go top of the table with a victory in this encounter.