PKL 2018 Highlights: Patna Pirates pips Dabang Delhi ;U Mumba trounces Tamil Thalaivas in final home game

Here are the highlights from the day's interzone challenge matches in the Pro Kabaddi League.

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1) Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengal Warriors

2) Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U.P. Yoddha

A stunning U Mumba victory bring the Mumbai leg to an end. The PKL caravan now moves to Ahmedabad from the Dome at NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai.

SECOND HALF

36-22 TIME-UP! U Mumba wins it 4th game in the home leg and stays on top of Zone A. Convincing victory by U Mumba and they completely outplayed Tamil Thaliavas, which continues to reel at the bottom of Zone B.

 

35-21 High5 for U Mumba Fazal. Chain tackle by the home-team toi get rid of Surjeet.

33-21 Excellent raid by Abolfazl. Used the lobby really well.

 

31-21 A tackle point for Tamil Thalivas, which stops Darshan Kadian. Just three and a half minutes to go and U Mumba is well on course for a comprehensive win.

 

31-18 Surjeet Singh looked a little clueless there as he concedes a tackle point to U Mumba. 2nd consecutive unsuccessful raid. First Ajay Thakur and then, Surjeet Singh.

 

29-17 DOUBLE DANGER! Jasvir Singh has thrown out of bound, almost into the advertising boards, by a double dash from Rohit Rana and Surender of U Mumba.

28-17 A little under nine minutes to go.

 

28-17 And there comes another ALL-OUT and U Mumba stretches the lead to 11 points. Is this the final nail in the coffin?

25-16 Superb raid by the big Iranian. Abolfazl Maghsodlou reduces the Thailaivas to 1 man.

22-16 2 unsuccessful do-or-die raid.  First, Pradap comes pounding in from the left cover and keeps Siddharth Desai in check in the do-or-die raid. Then Fazal Atrachali shows why is feared by opposition raiders. Literally picks up USkesh Hegde and almost walks him back to the bench.

20-15 U Mumba revives Surender with a great running touch point.

19-15 Do-or-die raid for skipper Ajay Thakur, but Vinod Kumar from left cover gets a great ankle hold in and revives Fazal Atrachali.

 

18-15 Ponparthiban Subramania with a great raid to send Fazal Atrachali back, who joins Siddarth Desai and Surender on the bench. Advantage Thailaivas!

FIRST HALF

 

18-12 The first half comes to and end and U Mumba holds the lead. Tamil Thalaivas started off well, but it seems to have run out of steam towards the fag end of the half.

18-11 OUTRAGEOUS! Gets trapped with a thigh hold but snuggles past and under Sukesh Hegde, does Siddharth Desai.  He maintains his 100% raid strike-rate in do-or-die raids.

16-11 Athul, who is starting for the first time this season delivers with a two-point raid.

15-9 The difference has been in the past 5 minutes where U Mumba has scored 10 points  in comparison to Tamil's 1 point.

 

15-9 ALL-OUT The attacking prowess of U Mumba has been ably supported by its defence and the momentum has swung towards the home-side.

11-8 Utter carnage on court. Darshan Kadian is definitely brimming with confidence. He has carried his form from last night and grabs another raid point. After that, Surender and co hold Ajay Thakur back.

7-8 Super Tackle for U Mumba. The stadium is buzzing with loud cheers from the crowd.

5-8 After Ajay Thakur's super raid, it's Manjeet Chhillar who chips in with a huge tackle to get ride of Siddharth Desai.

 

5-5 Brilliant stuff from Siddharth Desai. He eliminates Hooda once again. Gets his kick right on the run and maintains his average of a 100% raid strike-rate in do-or-die raids.

4-5 Sukesh Hegde steps into the lobby without getting a touch and shown the marching orders. 

3-5 Do-or-die raid gets a bonus under Atul's nose.

2-4 Siddharth Desai is sporting the green armband as he is the leading raide in Pro Kabbadi Leage season 6.

2-3 Darshan Kadian takes the revenge for Siddharth Desai by knocking Ponparthiban out, who tried to tackle him even after being touch by Kadian.

1-1 Ponparthiban Subramanian form the cover region has everyone in shock. He sends Siddharth Desai back to the bench.

1-0 U Mumba raids first.  Darshan Kadian gets a big scalp in the name of Amit Hooda, who is one of the most experienced defenders of the league. A subtle toe touch

Line-ups:

U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali, Dharmaraj Cherlathan, Rohit Rana, Siddharth Desai, Surender Singh, Vinod Kumar, Darshan Kadian

Subs: Hadi Tajik, Abolfazl Maghsodlou, Rohit Baliyan, Abhishek Singh, Rajaguru Subramanian

 

Tamil Thalaivas: Sukesh Hegde, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Manjeet Chhillar, Ajay Thakur, Athul, Amit Hooda, D. Pradap

Subs: Anand, Jasvir Singh, Surjeet Singh, Victor Obiero, C Arun

 

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Overall:  Matches – 2 | U Mumba – 1 | Tamil Thalaivas – 1 | Tie - 0

  • U Mumba and Tamil Thalaivas have played 2 games with each winning once. The winning margin in both matches was 3 points.
  • U Mumba PKL 6: 9 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie. Won their last match against Bengaluru Bulls by 3 points.
  • If U Mumba wins, this will be the best home leg performance by any team in PKL 6 as no team managed to win more than 3 games at their home.
  • U Mumba gained 17 points in their 5 home games this season while Pune gained 18 points in their 6 home games.
  • U Mumba Inter Zone Record: 9 wins, 2 losses. Played 4 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 and won all of them.
  • Tamil Thalaivas PKL 6: 3 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie. Tied last match against Haryana Steelers 32-32.
  • Tamil Thalaivas Inter Zone record: 3 wins, 5 losses, 2 ties. Played 3 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 tie.

Time to shift our focus to  the second encounter of the night between home team U Mumba and Tamil Thalaivas.

SECOND HALF

 

Dabang Delhi can only wonder what it must to do to close out games. They had the upper hand through most part of the contest but a late surge from Patna Pirates, led by Pardeep Narwal, dragged itself out from the jaws of defeat.

 

38-35 AND PATNA PIRATES WINS BY 3 POINTS and move to the top of Zone B. Manjeet gave away a tackle point, but Pardeep Narwal was just too fast and furious for Dabang Delhi.

38-34 That should be the game. A great dash by the Patna defender.

36-33 ALL-OUT. With less than two minutes to go, Delhi is all-out. Lead is back with Patna now. 

 

32-33 7v3 IN Patna's favour and Pardeep makes it 7v2 with another raid point. It's Delhi turn to raid. 2 minutes and 44 seconds to go. Delhi is hanging by a thread and is staring at an all-out.

30-33 Only three and a half minutes to go.

30-32  Shabeer Bappu's elimination by Pardeep's raid reduces Delhi to 3 men.

 

29-31 Joginder Narwal given the marching orders by Pardeep Narwal ; too strong for Joginder on that occasion.

28-31 Manjeet makes the most of his height and gets a running hand touch to send Ravinder Pahal back to the bench.

26-31 Joginder Narwal gets rid of Deepak Narwal. He seems to be struggling tonight as he has only scored one point tonight. Patna would need Deepak to fire, if it's to have a shot at winning.

26-30 A little over seven and a half minutes to go.

26-30 Naveen Kumar now helps with the defensive duties. A brilliant back hold on Pardeep Narwal increases Delhi's lead to 4 points. Patna Pirates needs to come back and come back fast.

 

26-28 Do-or-die raid for Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi. First, Manjeet delivered the goods for Delhi, back tracked past the midline. Then, for Delhi, Naveen Kumar gets rid of Vikas Mane. Some great raiding from both teams. 11 raid points in 14 raids for Naveen.

25-27 Patna Pirates bridges the gap by 2 points now. Jaideep holds Chandran Ranjit back.

23-27 Exactly what the doctor ordered for Delhi. Naveen Kumar gets a raid point in the do-or-die raid. He too reaches the Super10 mark.

 

23-26 A double thigh hold and Deepak Narwal is tamed.

23-23 Pardeep Narwal gets 3 raid points and get to a Super10. Patna right back into the contest.

 

19-21 ALL-OUT This time, it's Patna Pirates on the receiving end. The tables have turned.

 

FIRST HALF

 

18-17 What a crucial touch point picked up by Naveen. Brings the first half to an exciting end. A diving Kuldeep didn't get any support from other defenders and Naveen Kumar scrambled past the hold.

18-15 Pardeep Narwal once again gets the better of Vishal Mane. He seems to have locked his target for tonight.

17-15 Vishal Mane dashes in from cover to push Deepakl Narwal out of bounds. Naveen Kumar then gets a raid point. Delhi coming back slowly.

17-12 Manjeet stopped in his tracts from the right side of Delhi's defence.

16-10 ALL-OUT. Naveen Kumar plummeted to the ground by Patna Pirates. Dabang Delhi now trails by 6 points. Jaideep gets a green card for an exaggerated tackle.

 

12-9 Second error of the night fort Jaideep. Gives away a point.

11-8 3 RAID POINTS! Outstanding raid from Manjeet. First super raid of the evening.  Just two players on the mat for Delhi.

7-6 The third most successful defender of PKL 6, Jaideep comes in from the left corner. What a tackle.

5-5 Ravinder isn't able to hold back to Hooda, who crawls past the midline.

5-5 Deepak Narwal clinches yet another bonus point.

3-5 Pardeep Narwal isn't able to get past Vishal Mane, who push Narwal to the cover region.

line-ups

 

Patna Pirates- Manjeet, Pardeep Narwal, Jaideep,Deepak Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, Vikas Kale, Ravinder Kumar

Subs:Vijay, Vikas Jaglan, Tushar Patil,Manish, Tae Deok Eom

 

Dabang Delhi- Naveen Kumar, Vishal Mane, Chandran Ranjit, Rajesh Narwal, Yogesh Hooda,Joginder Narwal,Ravinder Pahal

Subs: Shabeer Bappu, Pawan Kadian,Viraj Vishnu Landge, Khomsan, Satpal

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Overall: Matches – 9 | Patna Pirates – 6 | Dabang Delhi – 2 | Tie - 1

  • Patna Pirates have a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head over Dabang Delhi with 1 match ending in a tie.

  • Patna Pirates have won four of the last five meetings between both sides.

  • Their PKL 5 meeting ended in a 36-34 win for Patna Pirates.

  • Both sides are coming at the back of 2 consecutive wins.

  • Both have lost 3 out of their last 5 matches.

  • Patna Pirates PKL 6: 5 wins, 6 losses. Won their last match against Bengal Warriors by 20 points.

  • Patna Pirates Inter Zone record: 3 wins, 6 losses and 1 tie. Played 3 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 winning 1 and losing 2.

  • Dabang Delhi PKL 6: 4 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie. Won their last match against Jaipur Pink Panthers by 11 points.

  • Dabang Delhi Inter Zone record: 3 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie. Played 2 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 winning 1 and losing 1.