PKL 2019, As it happened: Warriors roll over Paltan, Pirates egde out Thalaivas

Tune in for live updates from season seven of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2019 as Patna Pirates aims for two wins on the trot in its encounter against Tamil Thalaivas, while Puneri Paltan looks for its first win of the season against Bengal Warriors later in the evening.

Pirates edge out Thalaivas 3-2 in the head-to-head count in the PKL.   -  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 l be giving you live updates as the action unfurls at Mumbai's NSCI Dome.

 

That's the end of another smashing night of Pro Kabaddi! Important wins for both Patna Pirates and Bengal Warriors... Tomorrow, we will be back with Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers followed by U Mumba vs UP Yodha. Until then, it's good night!

40' BW 43-23 PP: Nabibakhsh makes another successful raid and that's the game! What a smashing win from Bengal Warriors! Maninder Singh was the star player on the night with 14 points! Much to ponder for Puneri Paltan which has now lost all its three matches...

40' BW 42-23 PP: Amit Kumar gets two points in his team's final raid of the night.

40' BW 42-21 PP: No escape! Sukesh Hegde is denied a way back to his court.

39' BW 42-20 PP: Empty raid from Sukesh Hegde.

Time out taken again as Warriors lead 41-19. Less than 3 minutes left on the clock.

37' BW 40-19 PP: Super tackle inflicted by Warriors' defence!

36' BW 38-19 PP: Pankaj helps himself to another raid point after a successful tackle by his team in defence.

36' BW 38-17 PP: Pankaj's point gives something to cheer for Puneri fans...

35' BW 38-16 PP: Maninder again. Simple touch and run in another raid.

34' BW 37-16 PP: Pankaj claims two touch points! Time for a time out.

32' BW 35-14 PP: Two touches and an acrobatic roll to escape from Sushant Sail.

29' BW 34-11 PP: Amit Kumar is tackled down and it's another point for the Warriors. An absolute mauling here on the Paltan.

28' BW 33-11 PP: Nabibakhsh says he has got three touches! Referee says only two... Just one left on the court for Paltan now. Warriors' review is successful! That's another all-out! 

27' BW 27-11 PP: Simple for Maninder. Evades the ankle grab, skips and rolls away to get his point.

25' BW 26-11 PP: Grabbed and pulled back in! Rinku Narwal from the left comes in and makes a surprise tackle on Pankaj!

24' BW 24-11 PP: Not second time lucky for Sushant as he is piled upon by the Warriors. It's another all-out inflicted on Paltan!

22' BW 20-10 PP: A quick feint before a flying hand touch by Sushant!

21' BW 19-9 PP: Maninder makes a successful do-or-die raid.

SECOND HALF

20' BW 18-9 PP: Pawan Kadian was desperate for some points before the end of the half but he is unsuccessful in doing so. That's the end of the first half! One-way traffic so far as Maninder Singh has starred for Warriors with 7 raid points.

18' BW 17-9 PP: Super tackle on the right corner for Paltan!

17' BW 17-7 PP: Manjeet is hauled down on the left channel...

16' BW 16-7 PP: Do-or-die raid and Warriors' Maninder gets through to the half court on the dive! Another Super raid for him in the game! Two touches and three points.

16' BW 13-7 PP: A few empty raids from both sides. Paltan doesn't want to commit too much and concede the game to Warriors in only the first half.

13' BW 13-6 PP: Bonus point from Maninder Singh.

12' BW 12-5 PP: Pankaj gets a touch point for Paltan.

10' BW 11-4 PP: Nabibakhsh with two touch pints and it's the first all-out of the evening! Warriors have coasted thus far...

9' BW 7-4 PP: Another big super tackle for Paltan! Prapanjan was pulled back by three defenders. Warriors ask for a review claim shirt pull. Review is successful. PThe shirt was pulled over Prapanjan and blinding him in the process.

7' BW 5-4 PP: Raider goes out fo points and two super tackle points for Paltan!

FIRST HALF

TEAMS:

BENGAL WARRIORS

RAIDERS: Maninder Singh, K. Prapanjan, Mohammad Taghi, Rakesh Narwal, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Sukesh Hegde

DEFENDERS: Naveen Narwal, Amit, Vijin Thangadurai, Baldev Singh, Jeeva Kumar, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Adarsh, Dharmendra Singh, Rinku Narwal

ALL-ROUNDERS: Amir Santosh Dhumal, Avinash A.R., Mohammed Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Sourabh Tanaji Patil, Sunil Manik Dubile

Puneri Paltan

RAIDERS: Amit Kumar, Darshan Kadian, Emad Sedaghatnia, Manjeet, Nitin Tomar, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kumar Kadian, R. Sriram, Sushant Sail

DEFENDERS: Po Surjeet Singh, Deepak Yadav, Jadhav Balasaheb, Hadi Tajik, Shubham Shinde, Sanket Sawant, Girish Maruti Ernak,

ALL-ROUNDERS: Amit Kumar, Sagar B Krishna, Sandeep

 

Form Guide:

Bengal Warriors

Puneri Paltan

Played: 2

Won: 1

Tied: 0

Lost: 1

Win rate: 50%

Best Raider: Maninder Singh

Best Defender: Baldev Singh

Played: 2

Won: 0

Tied: 0

Lost: 2

Win rate: 0%

Best Raider: Pawan Kumar Kadian

Best Defender: Shubham Shinde

 

Bengal Warriors vs Puneri Paltan

It's time for the second match of the evening...

40' TT 23-24 PP: Pardeep is taken down in the last raid of the match and it's super tackle points but it won't be enough for Thalaivas.. Pirates add another win to their kitty! The contest had seasoned raiders Rahul Chaudhari, Pardeep Narwal and Ajay Thakur but it was the defenders who shone through. Thalaivas slips to its second successive defeat of the season. Another close loss for them.

40' TT 21-24 PP: What a time to make an error! He steps in the lobbies. A small part of his heel!

40' TT 21-23 PP: Rahul gets another touch point. 50 seconds left on the clock.

39' TT 20-23 PP: Pardeep goes for the raid and he kills the time... Empty raid. Just a minute left on the clock.

39' TT 20-23 PP: Rahul gets a touch and he claims a bonus as awell! He wants the review and it's unsuccessful! Just a point and they lose the review.

39' TT 19-23 PP: Pirates ask for a review claiming Ran Singh had stepped out of bounds during Pardeep's raid. And it's successful! Replays show Ran was on the line! Bizarre decision! Thalaivas are irate as they are reduced to just two! Rahul gets a warning.

38' TT 19-22 PP: Ran Singh, you beauty! He gets a touch point with a toe-touch on the left corner!

Two minutes and 52 seconds left on the clock. Jaideep says let the Thaliavas have the bonus point and avoid gifting the opposition free points.

38' TT 18-22 PP: And Pardeep gets a crucial touch on Manjeet and it's advantage Pirates as we head into another time out!

37' TT 18-21 PP: And he returns to the bench! Hauled down at the left corner by Jaideeo, his 7th tackle point. Pardeep Narwal is revived.

Ajith Kumar is also introduced by TT.

Milad Sheibak makes his PKL season debut for Thaliavas.

34' TT 18-20 PP: Monu gets a touch on the face of Ajeet. Thalaivas ask for a review claiming there was no touch. Replays are inconclusive... But Thalaivas get a successful review! Crucial decision this as it helps Thalaivas keep three on the court and add Manjeet Chhillar! Monu had stepped to the lobbies that means its a super tackle points!

Phew! Time out taken! Breathtaking second half thus far...

34' TT 16-20 PP: Jaideep and Co. force Ajay Thakur to the bench by pushing him out of the court!

33' TT 16-19 PP: With no bonus points on offer, raiders are only able to play out empty raids.

32' TT 16-19 PP: Poor from Mohit Chhilar! Gifts a touch to Ashish on the raid!

31' TT 16-18 PP: It's just not their night! Rahul is tackled down by Monu!

30' TT 16-16 PP: Off you go to the bench again Pardeep! Ajeet makes the ankle hold on the raider!

29' TT 15-16 PP: Rahul gets two points on his raid!  Gets the touch and rolls over to the half court!

29' TT 13-16 PP: Oh my! Monu gets a slightest touch on Manjeet!

28' TT 13-15 PP: Jaideep with an ankle hold on Ran Singh on the left corner!

Rahul Chaudhari has just a point from 9 raids in this tie.

26' TT 13-14 PP: Ran SIngh makes a successful tackle on Ashish.

25' TT 12-14 PP: Thakur steps into the lobbies in his raid. The iceman is maybe feeling the heat?

24' TT 12-13 PP: Thakur with another empty raid for Thalaivas.

22' TT 12-13 PP: Another super tackle from the Pirates!

22' TT 12-11 PP: Mohit Chhillar with an ankle grab on Pardeep! The raider's disappointing night continues.

SECOND HALF

20' TT 11-11 PP: Empty raid from Thakur to end the half! A tantalising encounter thus far! Pardeep and Rahul have been unusually subdued with defence on top form thus far. When we come back, Thalaivas will have a do-or-die raid.

20' TT 11-11 PP: Monu gets another raid point and another error from the Thalivas' defence!

19' TT 11-9 PP: Ajay Thakur escapes the tackle to get another point for Thalaivas!

18' TT 10-9 PP: Jagland makes a superb ankle grab on Chaudhari! Monu helps him to finish the job and it's super tackle points!

17' TT 10-7 PP: Esmaeil Magsoudlou fails on the do-or-die raid. Ran Singh locks the raider under the thigh.

15' TT 9-7 PP: Thakur gets a touch on Jaglan on the left corner.

14' TT 8-7 PP: Do-or-die raid and Pardeep fails! Manjeet makes the tackle first and Ran SIngh follows it up with a hug and pull down the mat!

12' TT 7-7 PP: Rahul is tackled down on the right side and it revives Pardeep!

11' TT 7-6 PP: Lee is tackled down again! Manjeet initiates the tackle and is well supported by his teammates!

11' TT 6-6 PP: Another error from Pirates, Jaideep steps out during Thalaivas' raid.

8' TT 5-6 PP: Oh dear! Pardeep steps into the lobby after getting a touch. So a point a piece for the sides.

7' TT 4-5 PP: Ajay Thakur is hauled down by Neerja Kumar coming from the right cover position!

6' TT 4-4 PP: Esmaeil Magsoudlou claims a touch point alongside a bonus point. Pirates ask for a review. He is right. Ran Singh stamps on his foot while the raider went for the bonus.

Pardeep is back on the mat now

4' TT 4-2 PP: Big super tackle points for Pirates! Rahul Chaudhari is crowded out on the right corner by three Pirates defender!

3' TT 4-0 PP: Rahul with a raid point now!

3' TT 3-0 PP: Manjeet again! He comes in from the left and forces Lee out of the court!

2' TT 2-0 PP: 'Iceman' Thakur with a touch point on the run on the right side of Pirates' defence.

1' TT 1-0 PP: Pardeep Narwal is taken down by an ankle grab by Manjeet Chhillar! He pounces at his feet!  Big statement from Manjeet!

1' TT 0-0 PP: Empty raid from Rahul.

'Showman' Rahul intently looks on and he goes for the first raid of the match.

FIRST HALF

PLAYING 7:

Tamil Thalaivas: Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari, Manjeet Chhillar, Mohit Chhillar, Ajeet, Shabeer Bappu, Ran Singh

Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal, Vikas Jaglan, Neeraj Kumar, Hadi Oshtorak, Mohammad Esmaeil Magsoudlou, Kun Lee, Jaideep

While we wait for the official Seven's to be announced for the opening game of the evening, take a look at India skipper Virat Kohli's All-Star Seven!

 

6.50 pm: Chief raiders Rahul Chaudhari (16 raid points) and Pardeep Narwal (16 points) will hold the fortunes to both sides on the evening. Thalaivas' Manjeet Chhillar will be hoping to atone for his mistake right at the death which cost his side the maximum points against Delhi.

6.40 pm: First up it is the clash between the No. 7 (Tamil Thalaivas) and No. 8 (Patna Pirates) sides in the points table. Both teams have identical records although Pirates is coming off a win while Thalaivas was condemned to a nail-biting loss against Dabang Delhi.

First match of the evening: Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates at 7.30 pm

Raids, tackles, costly errors, reviews and more. Here are the highlights from the first week of PKL season - 7.

TEAMS:

Tamil Thalaivas

RAIDERS: Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari, Anand, Shabeer Bappu, V. Ajith Kumar, Vineet Sharma, Yashwant Bishnoi

DEFENDERS: Ajeet, M. Abishek, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Himanshu, Mohit Chhillar, Sagar, Milad Sheibak

ALL-ROUNDERS: Hemant Chauhan, Manjeet Chhillar, Ran Singh, Victor Obiero
 

Patna Pirates

RAIDERS: Pardeep Narwal, Ashish, Jang Kun Lee, Mohammad Esmaeil Magsoudlou, Mohit, Monu, Naveen, Purna Singh, Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan

DEFENDERS: Mahendra Choudhary, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, Jawahar Dagar

ALL-ROUNDERS: Amit Kumar, Hadi Oshtorak, Ravinder, Sahil Mann, Vikas Jaglan

Form Guide:

Tamil Thalaivas

Patna Pirates

Played: 2

Won: 1

Tied: 0

Lost: 1

Win rate: 50%

Best Raider: Rahul Chaudhari

Best Defender: Manjeet Chhillar

Played: 2

Won: 1

Tied: 0

Lost: 1

Win rate: 50%

Best Raider: Pardeep Narwal

Best Defender: Jaideep

 

 

The matches will be streamed live on Hotstar and televised on the Star Network.