PKL 2019: Bengaluru thumps Thalaivas in its opening home game; Warriors and Delhi play out a tie- As it happened

The home leg jinx seems to have arrived in Chennai as well. The host, Tamil Thalaivas was handed a 32-21 pounding in its opening game of the home leg. Later in the day, Bengal recovered from a nine-point defeat to tie the game against Dabang Delhi.

The match was decided in the last raid of the match as Delhi used its review in the last second of the match. At full-time, it ended 30-30. Bengal's Prapanjan was it star raider on the night.   -  PKL

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7! I, Shivansh Gupta, am back and ready to take you guys through two exciting encounters today.

Folks, the PKL caravan has arrived at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Stay tuned for all the updates, commentary, score and stats concerning both the matches today.

That's all for today. The Chennai leg is off to a blistering start and the remaining six days hold a lot of promise. See you tomorrow for two more games. Sleep well, folks! This is Shivansh Gupta calling it a night here!

The Warriors then inched ahead with a three-point by Prapanjan, but Naveen kept his team afloat. In the end, it all came down to the last raid and Prapanjan stepped out of bounds before getting a touch of Meraj Sheykh to gift a point to Delhi.

The second half was totally opposite to the first for Bengal. The side found its mojo, with Prapanjan coming to the fore of the Warriors' attack as Maninder was benched at half time. He spearhead the offense and brought up his Super 10. He was ably supported by Jeeva Kumar and Baldev Singh in the offense as the team inflicted an all-out to make it 25-25.

Well, irrespective of what happened in the end there, one thing's for sure. We had a great game today. Delhi was off to a cruising start and was riding high on Naveen Kumar's shoulders. It raced to a nine-point lead when the defensive duo of Pahal-Narwal started racking up points. Vishal Mane was average on the night and Chandran Ranjit kept targetting Rinku Narwal in the left corner.

That tweet there, is all of us. What a cliffhanger. 

 

3 points each for both the teams and Bengal's late surge in the second half ensure it a tie.

 

What an encounter and what a way to bring the curtains down on the first day of the Chennai leg.

 

FIRST, THE REFEREE RULES IT IN THE FAVOUR OF BENGAL, THEN KILLS THE CELEBRATION OF BENGAL BY RULING IT IN FAVOUR OF DELHI.

THE REVIEW IS DEEMED SUCCESSFUL.

AND...

Dabang reviews the call, saying the raider stepped out of bounds before getting a touch. If he hasn't then Bengal will surely win because the touch point was given off Meraj Sheykh. DRAMA, TOO TIGHT FOR COMFORT. WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE?

LATE DRAMA HERE!

30-30: 30 SECONDS TO GO, DO-OR-DIE RAID FOR PRAPANJAN. The raider  believes he has a touch, runs down the clock and the point has been awarded.

30-29: Naveen, with 11 points as well, is into triad. Empty raid!

30-29: With 11 raid points, K. Prapanjan has been sent in to raid. Empty one.

90 seconds on the clock and all three results are possible. Win for either sides and a tie.

30-29: Naveen is in to raid. He entices the defender to put in a tackle and the left corner, Adarsh with a single-handed ankle hold attempt. Naveen was so quick that Adarsh could barely touch his shoes.

30-28: From trailing by 9 to leading by 2, this game is very well poised.

LESS THAN 2 MINUTES TO GO AND THIS IS ANYBODY'S GAME.


MILESTONE ALERT: NAVEEN KUMAR

Naveen Kumar Registers 250 Points In PKL.

 

30-28: SUPER 10 NOW FOR NAVEEN KUMAR. HIS 6TH OF THE SEASON. He is just too quick to keep up with for the defenders. Rinku Narwal, who has been simply ordinary so far this season, puts in an untimely tackle and there is no room for doubt when you are tackling Naveen.

 

30-27: SUPER 10 FOR PRAPANJAN! Well done there! An ankle hold by Pahal brought him down, but he overpowers the hold and gets back to safety.

29-27: 9TH POINT FOR NAVEEN, WHAT A TREAT TO WATCH! Yet again, he gets a running hand touch off Jeeva kumar.

29-26: Bengal into a good lead now as Delhi's defence is beginning to crumble. Sukesh with a slick touch point off Narwal.

 

28-25: SUPER-RAID! HE GETS THREE , DOES PRAPANJAN! HE MOVES HIS TALLY TO 9 RAID POINTS ON THE NIGHT! Prapanjan is in. Bonus and two touch points off Ravinder Pahal  Saeid Ghaffari.

25-25: Naveen Kumar, with 8 points, resumes the proceedings with an empty raid.

Less than 6 minutes to go as we head into a time out by the Warriors.

 

25-25: ALL-OUT AND THE COMEBACK IS COMPLETE! NAVEEN KUMAR WAS IN TO RAID, HE GOT A BONUS POINT BUT HE NEED A TOUCH POINT. HE KEPT TRYING AND WHEN HE WENT TOO DEEP IN THE RIGHT CORNER, RINKU NARWAL CAME IN A WITH A CHEST HOLD AND SOMEHOW, JUST SOMEHOW, PINNED THE EXPRESS! WELL DONE!

22-24: Chandran Ranjit  with a back hold, but Prapanjan turns and scrambles back to safety.

21-24: Ranjit, the last-man standing comes in to raid and Baldev was too eager and puts in a weak tackle.

21-23: Easy pickings there. Narwal with a defensive howler and Delhi's down to one man. Weak anke hold and it was a nothing tackle really.

20-23: Do-or-die raid and Ranjit bags a bonus.

 

20-22: THE MOMENTUM IS SURELY WITH BENGAL AND NABIBAKHSH PICKS PAHAL IN THE LEFT CORNER.  Bengal gets two because Mane stepped out of bounds courtesy, a self-out.

18-22: Sukesh Hegde with a two-point lead. Look at this, the lead was of 9 points 2 minutes ago, but its down to 4 now. Coming to the raid, Hegde sneaks past a combination tackle by Vijay and Saeid Ghaffari a dubki to cross the line.

 

16-22: SUPER-TACKLE AND LOOK WHO BENGAL HAS FLOORED! FOR THE FIRST TIME, NAVEEN KUMAR IS FLOORED AND CONTAINED! WHAT A MOMENT. IS THIS THE MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE BENGAL NEEDED! Jeeva Kumar continues to impress today.


MILESTONE ALERT: CHANDRAN RANJIT

Chandran Ranjit Registers 250 Raid Points In PKL.

 

14-22: Do-or-die rai and Ranjit is sent in. 1vs4 and that was a pathetic tackle! Prapanjan with a weak ankle hold on Ranjit, who was on the turn.

14-21: Do-or-die raid for Prapanjan and he saves himself with a bonus point.

13-21: That tackle was too close to the mid-line and Bengal pays the price. You can't do that especially when the raider hasn't been tackled in the past four games. Yes, it was Naveen Kumar with a brilliant raid and sends Rinku Narwal and Vijin Thangadurai back.

13-19: K Prapanjan was in to raid. Mane put in a double ankle hold, but fails to hold him back.

 

12-19: The beast, Jeeva Kumar with a vicious double ankle hold on Chandran Ranjit. CR66  hasn't fired tonight.

11-19: Nabibakhsh comes in to raid. He can't score his 4th point because Vijay  put in one of the best tackle of the night. He held Nabi back with one hand before Mane joined the party.

We are back for the second half and Maninder starts on the bench. ASTONISHING!

Then began a string of successive tackle and raid points for Bengal. Prapanjan and Nabibakhsh scored a few points and Jeeva Kumar put in vicious tackles. The lead was down to three points and just when the gap was about to be bridged completely, Navin Kumar and the Delhi defence lit up the stadium with some high quality kabaddi. Joginder Narwal and Vishal Mane with a super tackle and Pahal with his 'Hawk-eye' like vision, Delhi ended the first half with a seven-point league.

Delhi started the firs half with fierce and quick pace. Naveen Kumar led the charge with two quick touch points and the defence did its bit too with Pahal and Narwal. Ranjit picked up his first point before Delhi inflicted the first all-out on Bengal in under 5 minutes.

END OF THE FIRST HALF AND DELHI IS CRUISING HERE.  7-3 to Bemgal 8-6 for Delhi. That's been the tackle-raid points share so far.

11-18: Comes in for the last raid of the first half and Vijay forces an error off Rinku Narwal, who stepped into the lobby. SLOPPY WORK, REALLY


MILESTONE ALERT: JOGINDER SINGH NARWAL

Joginder Singh Narwal Registers 10 Super Tackles In PKL.

 

Bengal reviews the call, claiming that the defender, Joginder Narwal, had gone out of bounds before getting the touch and that its raider should be safe. The replays shows that Narwal's right foot was on the white line, didn't cross it and the review is deemed UNSUCCESSFUL.

11-17: Do-or-die raid. Super-tackle opportunity for Delhi. SUPER-TACKLE IT IS! Narwal goes in for the ankle and Mane with a chest hold. THAT WAS JUST POETRY IN MOTION! WELL-THOUGHT OUT!

2 minutes left in the first half.

11-15: Another bonus for Naveen.

11-14: Do-or-die raid and Naveen Kumar plays it safe. A bonus point and he is back to his own half.

11-13: IT'S A TWO-POINT GAME NOW. Ghaffari with a half-hearted ankle hold on Prapanjan, who was able to jump out out the grapple with so much ease.

 

10-13: Pahal, the 'Hawk' with a rare error. Misses the tackle on Nabibakhsh completely.

9-13: OUCH, THAT'S GOT TO HURT! Jeeva Kumar is an absolute beast! Venturing too deep, Chandran Ranjit is sent to the bench with a diving double thigh hold by Kumar.

8-13: Do-or-die raid and Joginder Narwal stops K. Prapanjan while he attempts a dubki.

8-12: Naveen Kumar scores his 3rd raid point of the night. What a flying kick touch off Rinku Narwal, who continues to disappoint.

8-11: Make that 6 tackle points, thanks to Baldev Singh and Bengal is clawing its way into the game. Meraj Sheykh is floored with brute force by Baldev Singh.

Guess what? That was the first raid point for the Warriors there. It comes after 11 minutes. The team has bonus and 5 tackle point to its name.

7-11: Easy picking for Prapanjan there. Vishal Mane was over-committed there and became an easy target for a running hand touch by K. Prapanjan.

 

6-11: Do-or-die raid and Ranjit was sent in to raid. Rinku then comes in from left corner to put in a great dash.

 
5-11: Do-or-die raid for Bengal.
Maninder Singh is on the prowl. Ravinder Pahal, the hawk, with the block. WE HAVE JUST SEEN TWO BRILLIANT TACKLES IN SUCCESSION. THAT WAS BRUTAL ANKLE HOLD ON MANINDER.

5-10: Meraj Sheykh is up and running. A great hand touch on Jeeva Kumar. When Sheykh ventured too deep into the right corner, Kumar committed to a block, but Meraj turned quickly and spotted the defender. Then, Jeeva tried to get back to safety, but Meraj was quick enough to get a touch.

5-9: Ranjit slips and fall out of bounds and gift a point to the Warriors.

 

4-9: ALL-OUT! UNDER 5 MINUTES, BENGAL WARRIORS IS BUNDLED OUT.Maninder was the last man standing, comes in to raid HE ALMOST PULLED OFF A SUPER-RAID. He is ushered off with conviction by the big man, Vishal Mane.

3-6: Naveen drags Vijin Thagadurai back to the mid-line by him BENGAL IS DOWN TO ONE MAN.

3-5: Bonus point for Bengal and Maninder.

2-5: Naveen 'Express' Kumar  comes in to raid for the first time and send Nabibakhsh is back. A weak ankle hold and there was no match to Naveen's speed.

Delhi reviews the call, claiming the side should get three points saying Baldev Singh was also touching the raider when he crossed the mid-line AND WHAT A REVIEW! WHOEVER SPOTTED THAT, IT WAS SIMPLY SUPERB!

1-3: Rinku Narwal, surprisingly, retains his spot in the starting 7 and Chandran Ranjit knows who to target. Jeeva Kumar walks out of bounds and hence, the two points.

1-0: Maninder Singh from Bengal comes in to raid first to kick off the second match AND IMMEDIATE IMPACT. HAND TOUCH OFF VISHAL MANE WHO IS BENCHED UNDER 30 SECONDS OF THE FIRST HALF.

TOSS: Dabang Delhi won the toss and Bengal Warriors will raid first.

WE HAVE A MOUTH-WATERING ENCOUNTER AS TWO OF THE TOP OF TEAMS LOCK HORNS.

Squads:

Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh, K Prapanjan, Vijin Thangadurai, Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Jeeva Kumar

 

Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kumar, Meraj Sheykh, Ravinder Pahal, Saeid Ghaffari, Joginder Narwal, Chandran Ranjit, Vishal Mane

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 12 | Bengal Warriors – 5 | Dabang Delhi – 6 | Tie - 1

Dabang Delhi just edges out Bengal Warriors in the H2H with 6 wins to Bengal’s 5.

In PKL 6, both team met thrice and Dabang Delhi had a clean sweep against Bengal.

Last match was in the 2nd eliminator in PKL 6, Dabang Delhi won the match comfortably by 11 points.

Naveen Kumar (DEL) was the best raider of the match scoring a SUPER 10 (11 raid points).

Ravinder Pahal (DEL) was the best defender of the match scoring 4 tackle points.

Bengal Warriors PKL 7 Record

4 Wins, 2 Losses, 1 Ties

Last Match: Won against Gujarat Fortunegiants 28 – 26.

Dabang Delhi PKL 7 Record

5 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Tie

Last Match: Won against Puneri Paltan 32 – 30.

 

Let's shift our focus to the second match of the night. What promises to be a raid fest, it's time for Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi.

 

 

What a resounding win for the Bulls. Once again, it was Pawan Sehrawat who led the charge. 11 points on the night and his tally is up to 98 raid points this season. Pawan was kept quiet in the second half until the last three minutes and Thalaivas seemed to be crawling back, but the Bulls defence didn't let it happen and won the game for the side.

 

Coming to the raid, Shabeer Bappu came in and ran the clock down.

32-22: GAME OVER AND THE THALAIVAS SUFFER ITS FIRST LOSS OF THE HOME LEG. IS THE JINX REAL?

32-21: Ajith is back after being tapped by Banty.

20 seconds to go.

31-21: Pawan with a bonus, before Ajith got the better of Sheoran.

30-20: Ajith Kumar, this time, is able to wriggle out of an ankle grapple by Nandal. Twists and turns and Kumar was off.

 

30-19: ALL-OUT! FOR THE SECOND TIME, THALAIVAS IS ALL-OUT! Ran Singh had to surrender and guess what, yet another Super10 for Pawan.

27-18: Amit Sheoran gets the better of Ajay Thakur and pins him down. Then Pawan sedns Bappu off.

25-18: Do-or-die raid for the Bulls. Pawan is in, he is darting left and right, looking of the left corner and then he rushes to Manjeet Chhillar, gets a touch point and a tentative dive by Manjeet wasn't good enough.

24-18: Ajay gets caught napping by Shabeer Bappu. But how much is enough?

well, what have I just heard? Thalaivas' coach, E. Bhaskaran just told his players that they should try and end the game with a margin less than 7 points. Weird!

24-17: Empty raid by Rohit Kumar and Thalaivas take a time-out.

Less than 5 minutes to go and the lead of 7 points is back with the Bulls.

 

24-17: THE BULLS ARE PEAKING AT THE RIGHT TIME. Nandal with a brilliant thigh hold on Ajith Kumar and he gets to his HIGH 5.

23-17: Do-or-die raid for the Bulls. Ankit comes in and he gets a two-point raid. Oh, that was so silly by the Thalaivas. Mohit Chhillar, Ajeet walk back as Ankit bulldozes his way back to the mid-line.

Thalaivas take a time out.

 

21-17: SUPER-TACKLE BY THE BULLS! THE FIRST OF THE NIGHT.  Saurabh Nandal initiates the tackle on Ajay. When Thakur saw him coming, he tried to jump over Nandal. But Nandal pulled off an ankle hold while Thakur was in the air and brought him right down before being helped by the only other man on the mat. SIMPLY WOW!

19-17: IT'S A TWO-POINT GAME NOW. AFTER PAWAN AND ROHIT, THALAIVAS sends Banty back. Mohit Chhillar with a great back hold on the raider.

19-16:The lead is down to three points. What a flying kick by Ajay Thakur on Pawan Sehrawat. The foot just brushed off his chest. THAT WAS PURE CLASS!

 

BANGALORE BULLS reviews the call, claiming that the raider is safe because Ran Singh pulled Kumar's jersey, which is illegal. The replay shows that the tackle was legal and the review is deemed unsuccessful.

 

19-15: Do-or-die raid and Bulls' skipper is in and WHAT A TACKLE! RAN SINGH HAS LIT UP THE MAT WITH A BRILLIANT WAIST HOLD ON ROHIT KUMAR. HE PULLED HIM BACK AND THROWS HIM OUT

19-13: Ah, you expect better from Manjeet. He was trying to avoid a running hand touch from Pawan, but his arm was dangling mid-air right in front of Pawan's face. So, you know what happens next!

18-13: Ajay Thakur with a running hand touch off Ankit and the defender has to walk back.

The reviews showed that Rohit Kumar had stepped into the lobby only after the getting the point. HENCE, REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL.

Tamil Thalaivas challenge the call, claiming that 3 defenders from the Bulls also went out of bounds without the touch.

18-12: Do-or-die raid and Bappu is in. The raiders press hard and get the better of Bappu. When the raider was circled, he just gave up right before he was pushed out.

17-12: Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru and the Thalaivas are very high on confidence now. Banty is brought down by Ran Singh and that was a great thigh hold on the raider.

 

17-11: Pawan makes a rare defensive error and Ajith Kumar scores his first point of the night. Pawan was too eager to tackle the raider there, but there was no need. Moreover, it was a nothing tackle, which is why Kumar was able to evade to safety.

17-10: Pawan with the raid for the Bulls in the second half. Empty raid.

17-10: V Ajith Kumar is subbed in for Ajeet and he is sent it to raid immediately. He starts with an empty raid.

17-10: Welcome back, everyone! We are back with the second half.

 

Thalaivas  rose to the occasion after the first all-out. Both Rahul and Ajay chipped in with two raid points. Ajeet and Ran Singh took care of Pawan with bone-crushing tackles and Manjeet chipped in with a tackle as well. The scoreline shows a difference of seven points, but watch out for the second half. THE HALF THAT BELONGS TO THE THALAIVAS. CAN THEY STAGE A COMEBACK? Pawan is searing with 7 raid point already? Can the home side contain him now?

With that raid, the first half comes to an end and it was full of excitement! Courtesy Pawan Sehrawat, Bengaluru got off to an terrific start and took a 7-point lead at 7-0. Then, Manjeet was the last man remaining when he was tackled after clinching a bonus. At 10-1, Tamil Thalaivas was bundled out.

 

17-10: Do-or-die raid for Chennai and the wings of Rahul Chaudhari have been clipped. He tried to clinch a bonus and the moment he tried to turn, the entire team pounced on him.

 

16-10: You can see the anger in that tackle. Ajeet ushers Pawan off the mat and the impact on Pawan's body would have hurt him for sure.

16-8: You're assured of a point more often than not when Pawan is in to raid. A running hand touch on Shabeer Bappu, who was slow off his mark and couldn't avoid the touch.

15-8: Ajay Thakur is now floored. Ankit with a thigh hold and pushes him off the mat.

 

14-8: Do-or-die raid and Rohit is in and he gets a convincing hand touch on Mohit Chhillar. The Stadium is loud at the moment, the commentators can barely hear themselves.

 

13-8: AJAY THAKUR YOU BEAUTY. THALAIVAS CRAWLING BACK INTO THE GAME. THAKUR IS BROUGHT DOWN BY NANDAL, but the 'Iceman' jumps over the defender.

13-6: Shabeer Bappu with an amazing diving effort to scramble back to safety. Vijay Kumar put in a great ankle hold, floored him, but couldn't stop him from crossing the mid-line.

12-5: The THALAIVAS HAVE AWAKENED! Pawan Sehrawat has been tackled again and this time, it was Ran Singh with a brilliant tackle.

12-4: After Rahul Chaudhari gets a bonus point, Ajay Thakur opens his account on the night by sending Ankit back.

 

10-3: Rahul Chaudhari is up and running. A running hand touch off Bengaluru's captain, Rohit Kumar and the stadium has been lit up again.

10-2: Finally, a tackle point for Chennai. Ajeet gets his revenge by flooring Pawan Sehrawat.

 

10-1: ALL-OUT! CHENNAI IS STUNNED! UNDER SIX MINUTES, BANGALORE EFFECTS AN ALL-OUT ON THE HOME TEAM AND STADIUM IS SILENCED. Coming to the raid, Manjeet Chhillar had come in to raid, but could only manage to get a bonus before being tackled.

7-0: THE BULLS ARE RAGING HERE! This time, Ran Singh falls prey to Pawan's running hand touch.

6-0: Do-or-die raid again for the Thalaivas and once again, it faulters. Shabeer Bappu attempted a bonus point and Vijay Kumar with an excellent ankle hold.

5-0: Bappu with his first raid of the night and it's an empty one.

5-0: Pawan Sehrawat keeps storming. Showman, Rahul Chaudhari tried a diving ankle hold, but Pawan overpowers him and taken him back to the mid-line.

4-0: Bengaluru Bulls off to a great start. Another running hand touch point for Pawan. This time, Ajeet fails to dodge the hand on time at right corner.

3-0: Do-or-die raid for Thalaivas. Ajay Thakur comes and has to walk off. The right cover came charging in and he couldn't do much. Well done, Ankit.

2-0: Pawan gets one more point. A running hand touch off Mohit Chhillar and the big man is back to the bench.

1-0: The crowd is loud once again as Rahul Chaudhari is in to raid. Empty raid though.

1-0: Pawan, with 88 raid points already, is back with an empty raid.

1-0: Ajay Thakur is in to raid first and the stadium has erupted into a state of euphoria.

1-0: Pawan Sehrawat from the Bengaluru Bulls comes in to raid first and kick off the Chennai leg. As usual, he starts his night with a bonus point.

Toss- Tamil Thalaiva wins the toss and Bengaluru Bulls will raid first.

Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Dinesh Karthik in presence at the stadium today. Thangavelu is reciting the national anthem.

 

News:

Bengaluru Bulls star defender, Surender Singh has not been named in the squad. He will be off the mat today.

Kenyan Victor Obiero has named in the squad for the first time. He is starting off as a substitute, but is likely to make his appearance on the night

Squads:

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

Subs: V Ajith Kumar, Victor Obiero, Vineet Sharma, Hemant Chauhan, Ponparthiban Subramanian

 

Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Saurabh Nandal, Pawan Sehrawat, Ankit, Ajay, Amit Sheoran

Subs: Sanjay Shrestha, Mahender Singh, Banty, Sumit Singh, Ashish Sangwan

 

Dear followers, you can now watch the 'Iceman' Ajay Thakur in conversation with Sportstar.

 

What are some of the milestones you should look out for?

UPCOMING MILESTONES

-->This would be Manjeet Chhillar’s 100th match in PKL.

-->Mahender Singh (BLR) needs 8 tackle points to reach 150 tackle points in PKL.

 

How have these teams looked against each other?

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 6 | Tamil Thalaivas – 1| Bengaluru Bulls – 5

-->Bengaluru Bulls have dominated this H2H winning 5 of the 6 matches.

-->Bengaluru’s win% of 83 against Tamil Thalaivas is their best against an opposition in PKL.

-->Bengaluru Bulls are currently on a 4-match winning streak against Tamil Thalaivas. All those wins have been by a margin of more than 7 points.

-->In their last encounter in PKL 6, Bengaluru Bulls comfortably beat Tamil Thalaivas 36-22.

-->It was a clinical performance by the Bulls as they outscored Tamil Thalaivas in both raid (18-13) and defence (13-9).

-->Rohit Kumar was brilliant and registered a SUPER 10 (10 raid pts) while Mahender Singh scored 4 tackle points at an impressive tackle SR of 80.

Tamil Thalaivas PKL 7 Record

-->3 Wins, 2 Losses, 1 Tie

-->Last Match: Beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 34 – 28.

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 7 Record

-->4 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Tie

-->Last Match: Lost to U.P Yoddha 35 – 33.

 

P.S.- You can watch the live streaming of the matches on Hotstar.

It's time for the Southern Derby. It's time for the best raiding side, Bangalore-based Bengaluru Bulls vs the home side and the best defensive side, Tamil Thalaivas.

 

WE ARE HERE IN CHENNAI FOR THE HOME LEG OF THE TAMIL THALAIVAS. PAST TWO HOME LEGS HAVEN'T GONE WELL FOR THE HOST, BUT CAN TAMIL THALAIVAS CHANGE THAT THIS WEEK?