Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates game.
The game is underway. The scores will read Delhi vs Patna:
Full Time: Chiyaneh defended. Chiyaneh attacked. He huffed and he puffed but he could not bring the Delhi team down. To be fair, he was let down by the raider. To an extent where Chiyaneh himself stepped out on raids for the Patna and even won three points. Delhi somehow fought through the onslaught to get back to winnings ways. They move to eighth place here, just two points off the seventh placed Patna, and the Top 6.
That is the game ladies and gentleman! What have we just seen.
30-27: Chiyaneh attempted another raid but he stepped out into the gallery. That’s a point for Delhi.
29-27: Gulia finally gets the raid point for Pirates. . Two point game here.
29-26: A do or die raid for Delhi. And Dabang Delhi’s Vijay Malik gets the tag on Sunil.
28-26: This is unbelievable! Chiyaneh with a charge raid for another point.
28-25: Chiyaneh steps up for a raid and he gets a running hand touch.
28-24: Raider are just not able to deliver. This time Monu goes for the raid only to be tackled down. Missing someone Patna?
27-24: Do or die raid for Ashu but he steps back thinking the defender has gone out of bounds. He is wrong, a review goes to waste and Patna picks the point.
27-23: Delhi defence continues to deliver. Rohit Gulia is sent to the mat.
26-23: Patna raider is brought to the mat by Delhi defence. Ranjit Naik sent to the bench
25-23: Another bonus point raid, this time for Delhi’s Vijay.
24-23: A bonus point for the Patna raider. One point game.
24-22: Vijay Malik gets a running hand touch for a raid point.
23-22: The score is again in favour of Delhi as it get Patna all out. The raider picked a bonus though.
20-21: Patna think they have another Super Tackle but the refs hand a point to Delhi for Chiyaneh stepping out. They review but the replays show that he indeed stepped out. The Hyderabad crowd gives Chiyaneh a standing ovation as he goes out.
19-21: A do or die raid for Patna and the raider falters again. Anuj Kumar is tackled down by Amit Hooda.
18-21: A do or die raid for Delhi. Vijay Malik is the raider and Patna lands with another Super Tackle. It is a one man show here. Chiyaneh with another crucial tackle.
Time Out! 10 minutes remain in the game.
18-19: The Patna raider is again brought down. Delhi stays within one point. Rohit Gulia is the man sent to the bench.
17-19: Chiyaneh gets the tackle. And guess what - it is another Super Tackle. he takes his tally to 14.
17-17: A do or die raid for Patna and the raider is thrown to the mat.
16-17: Chiyaneh has his sixth super tackle. he has done it. He has gotten Naveen with the tackle. That’s a record! The highest score for a defender.
16-15: Chiyaneh gets a raid point now. Is there anything stopping Chiyaneh! A bonus off the raid.
16-14: Another point for Dabang Delhi. That seems like a bonus. Pirates have two players left.
15-14: Monu is brought down and the Delhi defence delivers the lead.
14-14: A do or die raid for Delhi and Chiyaneh gets another Super Tackle. This is unbelievable. Chiyaneh my goodness!
14-12: A do or die raid for the Pirates. The raider tried a quick raid but the defence ushered him out before he could get back.
13-12: Chiyaneh with another super tackle. He is having the game of his life. He has Naveen in his pocket. This was his fourth super tackle.
13-10: Rohit Gulia has the do or diee raid for Patna but the Delhi defence gets him down to the mat. Vishal with the tackle.
12-10: Another super tackle by Patna. Ashu Malik is brought down. Just a two point game.
12-8: Ranjit is again asked to take charge of a do or die raid. But this time he is surrounded in time. Delhi wins the point.
11-8: Chiyaneh gets a massive tackle on Naveen. That’s two points for Patna for a super tackle.
11-6: A do or die raid for Patna Pirates. Ranjit Naik is given the responsibility. He gets a point with a running hand touch. That’s brisk pace. Amit picked up.
11-5: Delhi gets a a point as Monu steps out on defence.
10-5: Delhi defence continues its good performance with another point. Amit Hooda with yet another tackle.
9-5: Do or die raid for Delhi and Chiyaneh gets a double leg hold. That is a super tackle.
9-3: Delhi gets another successful tackle to pick a six point lead. Rohit Gulia sent to the bench from an Amit tackle.
8-3: Ashu Malik collects a raid point.
7-3: Rohit Gulia with a tag on Amit.
7-2: Vijay gets a toe touch first. Then a bonus and the third point as a Patna defender commits an unsuccessful tackle.
4-2: Deepak with the error in Delhi’s defence. Anuj Kuamr collects the point.
4-1: The raider went to the lobby without a tag. A point for Delhi.
3-1: Vijay Malik with another point - a bonus.
2-1: Delhi defence gets the raider. Rohit Gulia sent to the bench.
1-1: Naveen with the same approach. He picks up a bonus.
0-1: A bonus off the first raid for Rohit Gulia.
Patna Pirates handed Dabang Delhi its first loss 33-39 when they faced off earlier in the season.
Dabang Delhi: Vijay Malik
Patna Pirates: Rohit Gulia
Dabang Delhi: Vijay Malik, Naveen Kumar, Dipal, Vishal kumar, Ashu Malik, Amit Hooda, Sandeep Dhull
Patna Pirates: Rohit Gulia, Neeraj Kumar, Anuj Kumar, Rohit Gulia, Manish, Monu, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyanhe
Played: 16 | Dabang Delhi: 7 | Patna Pirates: 8 | Tied: 1
Dabang Delhi needs to start winning quickly if it still is to qualify for the playoffs and successfully defend its PKL title. They have won six games and lost eight times. To get a win on Saturday, their talisman Naveen Kumar (149 raid points) needs to hit top gear, while Ashu Malik (93 raid points) and Manjeet (54 raid points) also need to stand up and be counted. In defence, Vishal with 31 tackle points has been their best performer alongside Krishan (30 tackle points), Ravi Kumar (20 tackle points) and Vijay Kumar (17 tackle points).
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As far as Patna Pirates are concerned, it will want to get a win after a tie in its previous outing. The three-time champions have managed six wins, five losses and three ties this season. Their raiding duo of Sachin (117 raid points) and Rohit Gulia (85 raid points) have done most of the work in attack. Defensively speaking, Sunil (36 tackle points), Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (33 tackle points) and Neeraj Kumar (23 tackle points) have been the team’s best performers.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Saturday, November 19.