Pro Kabaddi, As it Happened: Bengaluru overcomes Patna and Delhi stuns Jaipur

Tune in for live scores, commentary, squad details, highlights and updates from day four of the Bengaluru leg of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season seven at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

Bengaluru Bulls takes on Patna Pirates in match 74 of Pro Kabaddi League season 7.   -  www.prokabaddi.com

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of Wednesday's Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

I'm Dominic Richard and I will be taking you through today's live coverage.

 

That's it for today! Tune in again tomorrow for more Pro Kabaddi action.

MATCH REPORT| Bengaluru beats Patna, Delhi shocks Jaipur in day of comeback wins

Earlier today, Dabang Delhi beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 46-44 after making an amazing comeback. And now, Bengaluru Bulls has shocked Patna Pirates in the second brilliant come from behind win of the day. The ProKabaddi League never ceases to amaze the audience.

Both the matches of the evening are over!

Bengaluru Bulls 40 - 39 Patna Pirates: Second unlikely come from behind win of the evening! Bengaluru beats Patna! Monu was taken out with an ankle hold by Rohit first. Patna was down to two men! Then star raider Pawan got the better of Hadi Oshtorak. Bengaluru's Ajay gifted Amit a raid touch point to avoid any last minute super raids! And Rohit went in for the final raid of the match and wasted enough time as the Bulls sealed the game.

38 - 38: SCORES LEVEL!!!!  500 PKL career raid points for Pawan now! He executes a perfect running hand touch on both Jaideep and Neeraj Kumar as the Bulls have comeback from an eight-point deficit to draw level with the Pirates in around three minutes.

33 - 37: ALL-OUT!!!! Bengaluru Bulls comeback is on! Both Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar are in full flow right now!! Pardeep Narwal was the last Patna player out. But before the successful tackle by Ajay, the Patna captain became the first player ever in Pro Kabaddi League to complete 50 SUPER 10s!

28 - 35: Rohit Kumar has started getting the crucial points now! Pardeep Narwal is returning the favour from the other end. Pardeep is doing one better by bagging the bonuses as well. TIME-OUT CALLED BY BENGALURU BULLS NOW!

26 - 32:  Two REVIEWS taken by Bengaluru here! One Successful and another unsuccessful.  First challenge was for a Rohit Kumar raid. The referees had ruled him out and after the review, Hadi Oshtorak was aked to walk to the bench. Patna was down to one man! The substitute Amit Kumar raided and he got both Saurabh Nandal and Mahender Singh out with a scorpion kick and running hand touch respectively. Bengaluru has let go of a glorious all-out opportunity here.

22 - 29: SUPER-TACKLE by Bengaluru now! Saurabh Nandal floors Monu with a dash. ANOTHER SUPER TACKLE!!! Mahender Singh gets the better of Pardeep now with a thigh hold. TIME-OUT TAKEN BY PATNA PIRATES HERE! 

18 - 28: Hadi takes out Rohit yet again in a SUPER TACKLE! The Bulls' captain has been struggling all day. HIGH-5 for HAdi Oshtorak! And Mohammad Maghsoudlou takes out Amit Sheoran to revive the Pirates' skipper Pardeep Narwal.

Bengaluru Bulls 18 - 24 Patna Pirates: Sumit Singh executes a perfect toe touch on Neeraj Kumar to begin the final twenty minutes of the match. SUPER TACKLE! The Afghan duo nails Pawan Sehrawat. Hadi Oshtorak will get the two points!

The second-half begins!

 

AND IT'S HALF-TIME!!

Bengaluru Bulls 16 - 22 Patna Pirates: ONE MORE SUPER TACKLE! And Bengaluru skipper Rohit's miserable day continues! Neeraj Kumar wrong footed him pretty easily and pounced on him with an ankle hold. Six-point lead for the Pirates over the Bulls.

16 - 20: Pardeep is out again! Saurabh Nandal took him out with a good block. Pawan then gets the better of both Monu and Jawahar with a running hand touch and a beautiful escape. SUPER TACKLE! Mohammad Maghsoudlou helps his side regain its four-point lead by successfully tackling Pawan.

13 - 17: Four straight points for Bengaluru Bulls here. SUPER 10 for Pawan Sehrawat! He is literally carrying his team in this game. Pardeep, on the other hand, just got his Pro Kabaddi career's 850th raid touch point.

9 - 17: SUPER RAID!!! Patna skipper Pardeep takes out Mahender Singh, Mohit Sehrawat, Rohit Kumar and Amit Sheoran in a single raid! Before that, Pawan Sehrawat was sent to the bench after a successful tackle from Jawahar.

7 - 13: ALL-OUT!!! Out of nowhere, Patna Pirates has inflicted an all-out on Bengaluru Bulls. Pardeep is slowly getting into the groove. He got the better of Amit Sheoran in a do-or-die raid first and then he registered two raid points to get the extra two points for his side.

7 - 7: Patna had the lead for a while but Bengaluru levels the game yet again. Pardeep got his first raid point of the match in the process. SUPER TACKLE!! And the 'Dubki-King' is out once again! Amit Sheoran nails him with a brutal dash.

5 - 5: Both Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar headed are out. Pardeep Narwal was revived after Monu's successful tackle on Rohit. Jawahar took Pawan out. And Mahender Singh gets the better of Pardeep with a thigh hold and the star raider walks back to where he came from.

Bengaluru Bulls 3 - 2 Patna Pirates: Pawan Sehrawat completes a couple of personal milestones to begin the match. He reached 400 raid touch points in Pro Kabaddi first. He then bagged his 150th raid point of this season. Pardeep Narwal is already on the bench.

And the match begins!

SQUADS:

Bengaluru Bulls VII: Rohit Kumar (C), Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Pawan Sehrawat, Sumit Singh, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran.

COACH: Randhir Singh Sehrawat.

Patna Pirates: Monu, Pardeep Narwal (C), Jawahar, Hadi Oshtorak, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas Jaglan.

COACH: Ram Mehar Singh.

 

Now moving on to the second game of the evening and match 74 of PKL 2019 between home side Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 44 - 46 Dabang Delhi: Delhi has snatched this game away from Jaipur! Deepak Hooda went in for a quick raid and came out successfully. Naveen came in for the final raid of the match and he got the better of Sandeep Dhull to end up the game with 16 points! Have to feel sad for skipper Deepak, who had a big cut on his head and was bleeding towards the very end of the match, but still gave his best.

43 - 45: WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE!!! Jaipur has thrown the lead away! ALL-OUT!!! Jaipur had a six-point lead with two minutes to go and it has faltered miserably here. Both coach Srinivas Reddy and captain Deepak Hooda are absolutely furious here. The rest of the team has hugely let them down today. Delhi has a two-point lead with just around 30 seconds to go!!!

43 - 39: Delhi fighting back fiercely here! Naveen Kumar leading from the front as usual! Deepak Hooda is putting up an equally good fight from the other end. Joginder Narwal and Pavan TR have been the top defender today for Delhi and Jaipur respectively.

40 - 34: One more SUPER 10 for Naveen Kumar!!! His 10th consecutive one in the tournament. What a season Naveen is having.  Ravinder Pahal successfully tackles Deepak Narwal next. Naveen goes back in to get the better of Sandeep Dhull. Sachin Narwal bags a bonus point for Jaipur.

36 - 32: A non-raid technical point awarded to Dabang Delhi! Poor stuff from Jaipur Pink Panthers as both Nitin Rawal and Deepak Narwal enter to raid. One captain sends the other to the bench! Joginder Narwal takes out Deepak Hooda with a double thigh hold.

35 - 29: ALL-OUT!!! Naveen Kumar quickly got the bonus point! But as he went deep in search of a touch point to revive a player, Jaipur's Sandeep Dhull took him out with a lethal dash and the rest of his team assisted him well. Three points to Jaipur and one to Delhi! TIME-OUT TAKEN!

32 - 28: Naveen Kumar went in for the raid and he got a bonus. He was substituted by Vishal Mane next. Deepak Hooda immediately got the better of Mane. Naveen comes back on for his skipper Joginder Narwal. Delhi reduced to just one man!

31 - 27: SUPER TACKLE!! But a brilliant move from Jaipur raider Nitin Rawal here. He neutralises the two tackle points conceded to Delhi!! Nitin stepped out before a touch and two opposition defenders followed him into the lobby. Delhi down to two men!

28 - 25:  Sushil Gulia fails in a do-or-die raid first. Vijay levels the game for Delhi with a block. ONE MORE SUPER TACKLE! Elavarasan takes out Meraj Sheykh. Next up, one Narwal takes out another. Joginder gets the better of Deepak. Chandran Ranjit also walks off to the bench after an unsuccessful do-or-die raid. Three-point lead for Jaipur over Delhi.

24 - 23:  SUPER RAID AND SUPER TACKLE!!! The substitute Sachin Narwal raided and he bags two touch points and a bonus. The experienced Ravinder Pahal went in for the tackle and Chandran Ranjit joined him but Sachin evaded both and went past the mid-line. The very next raid, Elavarasan takes out Naveen to garner two tackle points. Jaipur gets five points from back-to-back raids to bag the lead!

Jaipur Pink Panthers 19 - 23 Dabang Delhi: REVIEW SUCCESSFUL for Delhi! Dabang Delhi star Naveen Kumar went in to raid and he was successfully tackled. However, there was a shirt pull by Jaipur's Nitin Rawal and the referee's have overturned their decision. The Pink Panthers are down to just one man now!

The final 20 minutes of the match are underway!

Top three raiders of the match:

Chandran Ranjit (7 raid points), Nitin Rawal (7) and Naveen Kumar (6).

Top three defenders of the match:

Santhapanaselvam (2 tackle points), Sandeep Dhull (2), Anil Kumar (1).

AND IT'S HALF-TIME!!!

Jaipur Pink Panthers 19 - 21 Dabang Delhi: Delhi gets back the lead! Both Deepak Narwal and Deepak Hooda were out first, due to tackles from Vishal Mane and Joginder Narwal respectively. And then, Naveen Kumar managed to get two successive raid points in spite of being injured. He got the better of Sandeep Dhull and Santhapanaselvam. Delhi's star raider looks to be in some sort of trouble.

19 - 17: Jaipur gets the lead! Naveen Kumar was yet again sent to the bench, this time it was due to a Sandeep Dhull tackle. And the lead raider's departure has affected the Delhi side once more. Meraj Sheykh follows him. Finally chandran Ranjit gets a point for his team with a toe touch on Elavarasan. Deepak Narwal and Deepak Hooda put in successful raids to tilt the match in Pink Panthers' favour.

15 - 16: ALL-OUT!!!! And the Jaipur comeback is on!! Nitin Rawal clears the house in one raid. He touched Chandran Ranjit first, then he jumped past a Joginder Narwal tackle and finally he got the better of an incoming Meraj Sheykh to bring his side back into this game.

10 - 16: Deepak Hooda gets one more raid point at the expense of the experienced Vishal Mane. Naveen heads to the bench! Santhapanaselvam does it once again! He executed a wonderful thigh hold there. Delhi down to three men!

8 - 16: Deepak Hooda registers a two-point raid after evading both Ravinder Pahal and Anil Kumar. In the next raid, Naveen gets a bonus. Nitin Rawal goes in for Jaipur's do-or-die raid and he is not able to get a touch on an opposition player within the alloted 30 seconds. The gap is back to eight now.

6 - 14: Once again Srinivas Reddy's side has fizzled out in the first five minutes of the game. Santhapanaselvam gets Jaipur's first tackle point of the match by successfully tackling Meraj Sheykh. Naveen Kumar and Chandran Ranjit bag a bonus each to extend their side's lead.

4 - 11: ALL-OUT!!! The Pink Panthers were down to only two men on the mat after that four-point raid. Nitin Rawal denied the inevitable by getting a few raid touch and bonus points but the star raider of Delhi Naveen Kumar completed the formalities by getting the better of the Deepaks (Deepak Hooda and Deepak Narwal). A Ravinder Pahal ankle hold on Nitin Rawal gave Delhi the seven-point lead.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 0 - 6 Dabang Delhi: SUPER RAID!!!! It was just the second raid of the match. Chandran Ranjit went in and for a moment it looked as if he was successfully tackled. But the agile raider twisted and turned to send four Jaipur players to the bench, after bagging a bonus. In the previous raid, Deepak Hooda was taken out by Delhi's Anil Kumar.

The match begins!

Dabang Delhi skipper Joginder Narwal has won the toss and Jaipur Pink Panthers will raid first.

The Jaipur and Delhi players march out now!

Home team and defending champ Bengaluru Bulls will take on three-time Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) winner later in the evening. Bengaluru's 'hi-flyer' Pawan Sehrawat has the most points in PKL season seven and he will be part of episode 4 of Sportstar's Kings of Kabaddi.

 

SQUADS:

Jaipur Pink Panthers VII: Deepak Hooda (C), Pavan TR, Elavarasan, Deepak Narwal, Nitin Rawal, Sandeep Dhull, Santhapanaselvam.

COACH: Srinivas Reddy.

Dabang Delhi VII: Naveen Kumar, Vishal Mane, Anil Kumar, Meraj Sheykh, Chandran Ranjit, Joginder Narwal (C), Ravinder Pahal.

COACH: Krishan Kumar Hooda.

 

The match will be available for live streaming on Hotstar and will also be available on Star Network's live broadcast.