Hello and welcome to the highlights from Sportstar’s coverage of the Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas game.
Full Time: What did we just see ladies and gentlemen! This was thrilling till the last second. Narender got his team off to a blazing start and the Thalaivas led by 16 points at a point. The consistent raiding by the Tamil Thalaivas created huge problems for the Warriors defence. Deepak Hooda then stepped up for his team to cut the deficit to 12 points at half time. It was all about Hooda and Maninder from there on. They led a barrage of raids and chipped away at the Thalaivas lead. Narender and Ajinkya Pawar somehow dug in and did not let their team get behind. In the end, there was nothing to separate the two teams as they shared three points. Thalaivas’ resurgence continues while Warriors remain eighth and sort of bounce back after the defeat to U Mumba.
Highlights: U Mumba vs Telugu Titans
The game starts! The scores will read Warriors-Thalaivas.
41-41: Oh its a tie! The match ends with scores level. Tamil Thalaivas get a tag on the raid and that settles the affair.
41-40: Maninder gets a tag on Sahil Gula to win a point. 18 seconds remaining. All to play for.
40-40: Oh the scores are level! The raider is sacked by the Warriors defence but two of its defenders were out of bounds and Thalaivas get two points.
39-38: Maninder gets his team ahead with a bonus point.
38-38: Narender gets a tag on a Warriors player and the refs too award the point. Bengal challenges claiming a no touch. This is a very tough decision to make. Unsuccessful eventually. The scores level with under two minutes remaining.
38-37: Bengal gets back in the front as Maninder gets a bonus and a tag from a raid.
36-37: Two point for Tamil Thalaivas off a Ajinkya Pawar raid.
36-35: Deepak Hooda gets a leg kick in on Sagar and takes his team in the lead.
35-35: A do-or-die raid for Narender. He is tackled out but manages to pick a bonus point. Warriors team challenges the call. The decision is overturned. And just a point out of that play - to Warriors.
34-35: Another raid point for Deepak Hooda! A point- that’s all that separates the teams.
Bengal Warriors has outscored its opponent 12-5 in the last 10 minutes.
33-35: Deepak Niwas Hooda! He gets another point for the Bengal Warriors. A timeout is taken.
32-35: Thalaivas claw their way back as they dismiss Maninder. The main man is inactive.
32-34: Narender gets the point off a raid.
32-33: Ajinkya Pawar is brought down on a raid and the Thalaivas are all out. Just a point separates the two teams.
28-33: Deepak Hooda invites a lunge from Himashu and is able to win a point.
A couple of blank raids to start after the break.
The strategic timeout is over and there are just under 10 minutes remaining in the game.
27-33: Another point for Thalaivas as Narender gets a raid point.
27-32: Maninder continues to fire. He picks three points on a super raid. Five points in the game now.
24-32: Deepak Hooda is brought down by Mohit and that’s two straight points for Thalaivas.
24-31: Ajinkya Pawar closes the chain of points for Warriors with a raid point for Tamil Thalaivas.
24-30: There’s a certain shift of momentum! Deepak Hooda gets a tag on Sahil Gulia to get the point.
23-30: Another point for Warriors. This time Maninder gets a tag on Himanshu.
22-30: Narender is back on the mat and he starts the raid! He is tackled down and Bengal Warriors is sniffing a chance.
21-30: Maninder with a magical raid! He picks up five points. He gets the three players out and inflicts an all out.
16-30: A point each for the two side via raids.
15-29: Thalaivas with a super tackle and they get Maninder tackled down.
15-27: Ajinkya Pawar picks up a bonus off the raid.
15-26: Deepak Hooda continues the match with a raid point for Bengal Warriors.
Half Time: This has been crazy from Narender! You wouldn’t believe this performance if you wouldn’t have seen it. He has single-handedly picked the Warriors apart. He has a Super 10 already and has even picked up 5 points off a raid. Warriors will count on Maninder to get some momentum, but it majorly needs to step up its defence.
14-26: Maninder picks up two points. Thalaivas defenders try to get the tackle in but to no avail.
12-26: Narender walks in with a do-or-die raid hanging on his head. And guess what? He gets three points. The refs give the decision to Thalaivas but the reverse it on claim that Narender had gone out of bounds. The team reviews it. The replays show that he indeed stepped out before getting a tag.
11-26: Maninder is brought down this time as Sahil Gulia jumps in with a tackle on him.
11-25: A point for Bengal as Maninder completes a raid with a tackle on Abishek.
10-25: Warriors is inflicted with another all out! Tamil Thalaivas juggernaut seems to be firing all cylinders!
10-22: Jadhav is brought down by the Thalaivas defence.
10-21: Thalaivas first get a tackle on Maninder2, and then Narender completes a Super 10 with a bonus point.
10-19: A point fort Thalaivas. Yet again by Narender.
10-18: A point for Warriors as Maninder gets a tag on Abishek.
9-18: Tamil Thalaivas gets a point off a do-or-die raid! Warriors had the tackle in but a self-out costing the side.
9-17: Tamil Thalaivas continue to roll on! The team got two successful tackles on defence
9-15: Oh My God! Narender you beauty! He gets five points on that raid! Take a bow. Narender just refused to give up. He gets the last three players out and inflicts an all out on the team.
9-10: Jadhav gets a two point raid!
7-10: Narender gets a tag on a Warriors defender and gets a point for that.
7-9: A do or die raid for Maninder and he is able to get a point by a tag on Sagar.
5-9: Narender on fire! Another point off a raid.
5-8: Deepak Hooda is tackled down this time and Thalaivas gets a point.
5-7: Bengal wins a point off a Deepak Hooda’s raid which is answered by a point by Narender.
4-6: Pawar is on a do-or-die raid and he slips past two players, gets a tag on each of them and wins two points.
4-4: On the next raid, Jadhav attempts a quick but is too slow to get back and is tackled down.
4-3: Shrikant Jadhav picks up a point off a raid.
2-3: Maninder is on the turn and wants to get back when he is brought down with a tackle.
2-2: Narender gets the second point of the night through a raid.
2-1: Maninder gets in for a raid. Sahil tries to get him down but the raider breezes past. He gets a tag on Sagar too for another point.
0-1: Narender starts the proceedings with a raid. And he picks up a bonus on the right side of the mat.
The Players are out on the mat! The action to start in a few moments.
Warriors: Maninder, Vaibhav, Balaji, Deepak Shrikant, Shubham, Girish
Thalaivas: Narender, Abishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Ajinkya, Sagar, Sahil
Played: 10 | Bengal Warriors: 9 | Tamil Thalaivas: 1
Bengal Warriors have had a roller coaster ride so far this season with four wins and four losses. Skipper Maninder Singh has been the star performer in the offence with 64 raid points and has been assisted by Shrikant Jadhav who has scored 40 raid points. The all-rounders Manoj Gowda and Deepak Hooda have contributed 18 and 16 raid points for the Warriors. As far as defence is concerned, Girish Maruti Ernak has been the pick of the defenders with 29 tackle points and has been helped by Vaibhav Garje and Shubham Shinde who have chipped in with 20 and 18 tackle points.
Tamil Thalaivas looked mighty impressive in their previous match against Dabang Delhi K.C. to win in some style. They have three wins, four losses and a tie on the points tally. Narender has turned out to be one of the important assets for the Thalaivas with 84 raid points. Himanshu Singh, Himanshu and Ajinkya Pawar have played their part in the raiding department and will look to add more value to the side. In defence, Sahil Gulia and Sagar have been the key contributors with 20 and 18 tackle points. The right cover, M. Abishek has added 15 tackle points in the defence.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Wednesday, November 2.
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