Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Dabang Delhi vs UP Yoddhas game.
The second game is underway, scores will read as Dabang vs UP:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: UP Yoddhas beat Dabang Delhi 50-31.
31-50 Ashu Malik in the last raid of the game, and he fails to come back safely as Sumit tackles him for the 50th point for UP in this game.
31-49 James Kamweti comes in the raid and has been tackled.
30-49 30-49 Anil Kumar gets a multi-point raid in only his second attempt. He takes Krisha and Sandeep Dhull.
30-47 Ashu Malik in the raid, and he touches Ashu Singh of UP Yoddhas.
29-47 Anil Kumar came in his first raid and went back with the point of Dipak.
29-46 Naveen finally gets a point after a mini hiatus as he touches Gurdeep.
28-46 Nitesh attempts a tackle on Ashu, and the rest of the packs come to hold Ashu down.
28-45 Pardeep has been thumped down this time in the do-or-die raid.
27-45 Naveen has been tackled, and who tackles him? Nitin Tomar just came in as a substitute for Pardeep.
27-44 Ashu Malik in the raid, and he touches Rohit Tomar.
26-44 Gurdeep tackled Naveen, and he does not look in the best of his shape.
26-43 Mahipal has been tackled collectively by the defence of Dabang.
25-43 Nitesh goes out as Vijay gets a tag on him.
24-43 Bonus for Vijay Malik.
23-34 Naveen touches the defender but goes out of bounds, which shows how much stress he has now.
23-42 Pardeep has been tackled, only the second time in this game, only the third point for Delhi in defence.
22-42 Naveen takes Nitesh Kumar.
21-41 Pardeep gets the touch of Krishan.
21-40 Naveen takes revenge by taking Mahipal out in the very next raid.
20-40 Mahipal in the raid, and he touches the only man in form for Delhi, Vijay Malik.
20-39 Vijay gets the bonus before getting tackled by Gurdeep, and with this UP Yoddhas has inflicted the third all-out on Delhi.
19-36 Pardeep is in the raid, and is playing with the defence here, takes Krishan and leaves Delhi with Vijay on the court.
19-35 Super 10 for Vijay Malik with a bonus.
18-35 Naveen goes into the lobby while defending against Pardeep, who came in the raid, a freebie for him.
18-34 Pardeep gets his 19th point, Dipak this time.
18-33 Vijay Malik gets Gurdeep.
17-33 Pardeep in the do-or-die raid, and he touches Sandeep Dhull.
17-32 A bonus for Naveen Kumar.
16-32 Pardeep Narwal in the raid and another multi-point raid from him to pick Vishal and Ashu Malik.
16-30 Vijay Malik gets the point of Gurdeep.
15-30 Pardeep is in the raid, and he is in no mood to stop right now, comes back with a tag on Manjeet.
15-29 Vijay Malik is in the raid and takes the point of Nitesh Kumar.
14-29 A bonus for Vijay to salvage a point right before the halftime break.
13-29 Pardee takes the point of Ashu Malik, and the defence of Dabang looks disoriented.
13-28 Ashu Singh ushered Naveen out with a powerful dash. However, he too goes out as he went out of the lobby.
12-27 Rohit Tomar is in the raid and touches Vishal.
12-26 Pardeep in the clean-up act once again in five minutes as he takes Ashu Malik, and Vijay Malik to inflict another all-out.
12-22 A bonus for Vijay Malik.
11-22 Naveen Kumar attempts a tackle on Pardeep, which shows the separation by him but Pardeep being Pardeep goes away with his point.
11-21 A herculean effort from Rohit, who goes in the raid and takes not one, not two, not three, but four points in the raid. Vishal, Sandeep Dhull, Ravi Kumar, and Krishan go out.
11-17 Naveen gets the point of Sumit.
10-17 WOW! Pardeep in the clean-up act as he takes both Vijay Malik and Vishal who almost tackled him, but he kept trying and finally escapes to inflict an all-out on Delhi.
10-13 Vijay Malik takes Sumit along with a bonus.
8-13 Pardeep gets his 8th point as Vijay Kumar gives his touchpoint.
8-12 Bonus for Naveen.
7-12 This is brute strength from Pardeep Narwal. He goes in the do-or-die raid and powers back with three points for a super-raid. He sweeps Krishan, Sandeep Dhull and Ravi Kumar in a single raid.
7-9 Vijay Malik takes Gurdeep in the raid, which brings Naveen onto the mat.
6-9 Ashu Malik goes in the raid and has been tackled this time by Nitesh Kumar.
6-8 Rohit Tomar goes out of bounds in the raid. A point to Delhi.
5-8 A super tackle for Dabang Delhi as Sandeep Dhull tackled dubki king Pardeep in the do-or-die raid.
3-8 Bonus for Vijay Malik.
2-8 Pardeep takes the point in front of the 4-man defence, he picks Vishal.
2-7 Naveen has been tackled by Sumit this time.
2-6 Rohit Tomar takes Krishan in the raid.
2-5 Ashu Malik has been tackled by Gurdeep.
2-4 Bonus for Rohit Tomar.
2-3 Naveen takes Ashu Singh in the raid.
1-3 A bonus for Pardeep.
1-2 Naveen gets Durgesh Kumar in his first raid to open the account for Delhi.
0-2 Dubki from the dubki king Pardeep Narwal to start proceedings for UP. He gets two points within the first 10 seconds of this game. He picks up Vishal and Sandeep Dhull.
Dabang Delhi won the toss, UP Yoddhas will raid first
Patna Pirates draw 31-31 with Tamil Thalaiavs in the first encounter.
Patna Pirates is leading 30-25 against Tamil Thalaivas in the first game with 5 minutes left in the game.
Dabang Delhi beat UP Yoddhas 44-42 in the previous encounter on 12th October.
Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kuamr, Ravi Kumar, Vijay Malik, Vishal, Krishan, Sandeep Dhull, Ashu Malik
UP Yoddhas: Surender Gill, Pardeep Narwal, Gurdeeep, Ashu Singh, Durgesh Kumar, Nitish Kumar, Rohit Tomar, Sumit
Patna Pirates is leading 20-14 against Tamil Thalaivas in the first game at halftime.
Dabang Delhi: Ashu Malik
UP Yoddhas: Surender Gill
Matches Played: 8 | Delhi: 3 | UP: 5 | Tied: 0
Lost 40-45 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Lost 32-57 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-32
Drew 36-36 with Haryana Steelers
Drew 41-41 with Bengal Warriors
Needless to say, Dabang Delhi finds itself in an underwhelming run of form and requires a change in direction soon for a successful title defence in Season 9. They have six wins and seven losses to their name this season. To beat a confident Yoddhas team, they will need their talisman Naveen Kumar (149 raid points) to be on top of his game, while the likes of Ashu Malik (93 raid points) and Manjeet (54 raid points) need to support him in the attack. On the defensive front, Vishal (31 tackle points) and Krishan (30 tackle points) have been their best tacklers this season, while Ravi Kumar and Vijay Kumar have also chipped in with 20 and 17 tackle points respectively.
The Yoddhas, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last four games having won their previous two matches. They have six wins, five losses and two ties so far. U.P. Yoddhas will head into their upcoming clash with confidence and will fancy their chances of a win with Surender Gill (129 raid points) and Pardeep Narwal (111 raid points) in good form. Rohit Tomar with 35 raid points this season has also looked good lately. As far as the defence is concerned, Ashu Singh (37 tackle points) has been their top performer, while Sumit and Nitesh Kumar have also looked good for 36 and 23 tackle points respectively.
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WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Dabang Delhi vs UP Yoddhas 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 16.