Pro Kabaddi: Dabang Delhi's Naveen Kumar registers 100 raid points this season, scores seventh 'Super 10' on the trot

Catch the live scores, commentary, squad, highlights, updates and match analysis from the Delhi leg of Pro Kabaddi League season seven at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex.

Both Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengaluru Bulls have faced defeats in their respective previous encounters.

Both Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengaluru Bulls have faced defeats in their respective previous encounters.   -  PKL Media

Hello and welcome to the highlights of Sunday's Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi.

 

Scores in the order of DEL-UP

 

36-27 FULL TIME: Chandran Ranjit has been taken down in a 'Super Tackle'.

WHAT IS SHRIKANT JADHAV DOING? You could have taken one point from the encounter if the margin was lesser than or equal to seven points, but what was that? He killed the seconds on the clock wasting the only opportunity to get a point from this game.

34-25 I am running out of adjectives to describe Naveen Kumar. This is Naveen's best performance in PKL history. Sumit and Ashu Singh are the victims yet again.

32-24  The bonus was a gift but the Naveen Express keeps chugging on. He gets rid of Ashu Singh as well.

30-23 That is a super raid by Rishank Devadiga who just came off the bench! Four points from the raid. Delhi, moreover, has been reduced to three men. Will we see some last minute drama here?

#StatAttack: Naveen Kumar registers 100 raid points this season

 

30-19 ALL OUT! Naveen cleans UP up! What a wonderful presence of mind! What was Amit doing there? While the raid was still on, Amit gets distracted by his coach on the bench and Naveen rushes back to get rid of him as well with a toe touch.

25-17 Six and a half minutes to go and what was Sumit doing? One of the best in the business is Sumit but Devadiga catches him napping this raid.

23-15 Monu Goyat thought he had a bonus point but no! Ravinder Pahal comes up with an ankle hold and that was enough to cut the momentum down. To add to UP's troubles the other defenders were there in no time.

21-14 100% strike rate for Anil at the moment. First the block and then the dash... vicious! This time he has got Shrikant Jadhav.

19-14 Chandran Ranjit was so close! His fingers just manage to reach the line, but for you to have one point your fingers need to be over the midline. For one moment, it seemed Delhi had the point there.

16-11 Naveen Kumar continues the fine job. With that bonus now, he is just two points away from a 'Super 10'.

 

SECOND HALF

 

15-11 HALF-TIME: Delhi started slow but powered through to a lead thanks to excellent raiding by Naveen Kumar who is set for a seventh 'Super 10' in a row. The host's defence has been on its toes throughout the first half and has not allowed U.P any space to extends its early lead.

14-10 Vishal Mane makes a dash on the right side and mows down Monu Goyat, who looked on his way with an empty raid, out of the lobby area. Brilliant from the Delhi captain.

13-10 Naveen takes the remaining two U.P defenders off the mat to inflict the first all-out of the match. He has not been tackled once in this match and has seven points so far in his kitty.

9-9 Superb raid by Naveen Kumar, who looks to be in discomfort, but goes for the Do-or-Die raid and gets Sumit on his way back to the midline.

8-8 There seems to be some trouble for Delhi and its star raider Naveen Kumar. The youngster leaps over Nitesh Kumar and gets to the midline. However, he lands on his right shoulder and is seen wincing in pain on the sidelines.

6-8 Nitesh Kumar crouches to evade a kick from Meraj Sheykh and gets a powerful ankle hold on the Iranian.

6-6 Chandra Ranjit is floored by Sumit's thigh hold and U.P extends its lead. However, Delhi's best raider this season, Naveen Kumar gets the left cover to bring Delhi level on scores.

4-5 Ravinder Pahal gets a double-ankle hold on Shrikant Jadhav and Delhi inches closer to level scores.

3-5 Naveen Kumar comes back with an empty raid.

2-5 Monu Goyat gets a backkick on Saeid Ghaffari after Naveen Kumar comes back with a bonus point.

1-4 Naveen Kumar gets a back kick on Sumeet to gets the host going. It has been a similar start to the game like the match against Bengaluru Bulls where the defending champion took an early lead but Delhi stayed in the sights of making a comeback.

0-3 A Superb ankle hold gets Meraj Sheykh trapped on the left cover and the UP defence is all over.

0-2 U.P Yoddha gets off the mark as Monu Goyat gets two touch points on his first raid.

FIRST-HALF

 

SQUADS:

Dabang Delhi VII: Naveen Kumar, Vishal Mane, Saeid Ghaffari, Meraj Sheykh, Chandran Ranjit, Ravinder Pahal, Joginder Narwal 

UP Yoddha VII: Monu Goyat, Ashu Singh, Amit, Surender Gill, Shrikant Jadhav, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit

 

Dabang Delhi broke the home leg jinx posting consecutive wins in front of the home crowd. They would like to continue the surge, but UP Yoddha wouldn't let things go easy. After all they too come on the back of two consecutive wins on the trot.

Head-to-head: Dabang Delhi K.C. 0 – 3 U.P. Yoddha

 

Dabang Delhi K.C.

Form guide:

Played: 8

Won: 6

Tied: 1

Lost: 1

Win rate: 75%

Best Raider: Naveen Kumar

Best Defender: Joginder Narwal

 

U.P. Yoddha

Form guide:

Played: 9

Won: 3

Tied: 2

Lost: 4

Win rate: 33.33%

Best Raider: Shrikant Jadhav

Best Defender: Sumit

 

 

Scores in order of BLR-JAI

 

41-30 FULL TIME: And that will be it! What a fantastic win this is for the Bengaluru Bulls with captain Rohit Kumar leading from the front. The defence has been great, their raiding has been phenomenal and Jaipur Pink Panthers just couldn't get going today.

39-25 Pawan Sehrawat gives up! Santhapanaselvam is the man again. Gets him at the left corner.

35-22 Rohit Kumar wouldn't try and risk things from here. He takes it slow and gently steals the bonus. Easy as it goes!

34-22 Gulia might have just pulled off the mightiest raid of the game here! And Jaipur Pink Panthers have inflicted the first 'All Out'. Not just that he has also gotten rid of Saurabh Nandal and Mahender Singh.

34-16 A 'Do or Die' raid for Bulls without either of its two star raiders. Banty would be the man. And oh my god! What has he done here? He has stepped out into the lobbies. The right heel! This isn't done...

33-12 Rohit Kumar is taking half my blog. The smile is back on his face now. Super Raid! Super 10! A three-point raid takes him to 11 raid points. This is decimation LIVE!

29-11 Santhapanaselvam gets rid of Bulls skipper Rohit Kumar, finally. It was a nice dash converting into a strong block to send him off. Kumar smiles, maybe thinking, "No point buddy, much ahead!"

27-10 ALL OUT! AGAIN! Saurabh Nandal gets the better of Ajinkya Pawar, who walked in for his 200th PKL raid. From no possible angle, do the Panthers look like the favourites today now.

23-8 Pawan smiles. He knows what he has done. He stoops low and lures Sandeep Dhull from the left corner. That was it! Dhull takes the bait ad Sehrawat makes it to the midline safely.

SECOND HALF

 

22-8 HALF-TIME: It is a different Rohit Kumar we are witnessing tonight. He couldn't manage to score a single point yesterday but today, he already has six points from his 10 raids in the first half. He has combined with Pawan Sehrawat to get a total of 11 raid points out of the 22 that Bulls have bagged.

The defence has been a story in itself. Nine tackle points at HT. Can you believe it?

21-6  Listen to the chants! "Deepak! Deepak!". But, but, but... Not one point yesterday and not one today as of now as well. Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing the total annihilation of the No 1 team of PKL 7 right now.

17-6 I thought for a moment that would be a 'Super Raid'. But then the angry Bulls charged and how with Deepak Narwal at the receiving end! He has been surrounded and taken care of.

13-4 The captain is leading by example as the first 'All Out' has been inflicted in no time at all. What were Sandeep Dhull and Nitin Rawal trying to do? There is a visible lack of coordination.

#StatAttack: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat registers 100 successful raids this season.

9-3 Pawan Sehrawat doesn't take undue risks. The defender does the job himself. Sehrawat lures him out but seriously with that hold, you hope to floor Sehrawat? Wouldn't work, Bulls say. Jaipur reduced to two men on the mat now.

7-3 Right corner Santhapanaselvam, off to the bench you go! The hi-flier has landed on the mat. He walks in and evades the defence thanks to a running hand touch.

4-3 A 'Do or Die' raid and Jaipur has opted for Hooda, who has a 67% success rate in 'Do or Die' raids. But this time, thing do not work in the Panthers' favour. Saurabh Nandal is the man. Hasn't he been phenomenal for Bulls?

3-3 Pawan Sehrawat has been pinned and that would do a Jaipur a whole lot of good in the upcoming minutes. The dangerman has been sent back to the bench. Nitin Rawal will get the tackle point.

1-0 Rohit Kumar is greeted with a loud cheer from the stands. Despite being the skipper of Bengaluru Bulls, he still is the local boy after all. And he bags a point off a weak challenge straightaway, coming from Sunil Siddhgavali.

0-0 777 point-holder in PKL career and he couldn't score one point yesterday. But does cool customer and Jaipur skipper Deepak Hooda remember all of that now? He walks in for the first raid and keeps things calm and composed. Empty raid!

FIRST HALF

 

SQUADS:

Jaipur Pink Panthers VII: Deepak Hooda, Sunil Siddhgavali, Nitin Rawal, Deepak Narwal, Nilesh Salunke, Santhapanaselvam, Sandeep Dhull

Bengaluru Bulls VII: Rohit Kumar, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Pawan Sehrawat, Banty, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran

 

Bengaluru Bulls will have to deliver to its full potential against table-topper Jaipur Pink Panthers in the first Pro Kabaddi League match on Sunday. Both teams have faced defeats in their respective previous encounters and will be looking to bag a win today.

Head-to-head: Jaipur Pink Panthers 6-4 Bengaluru Bulls. 1 tie.

 

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Played: 10

Won: 7

Tied: 0

Lost: 3

Win Rate: 70%

Best Raider: Deepak Niwas Hooda

Best Defender: Sandeep Dhull

 

 

Bengaluru Bulls

Played: 10

Won: 5

Tied: 0

Lost: 5

Win Rate: 50%

Best Raider: Pawan Sehrawat

Best Defender: Mahender Singh

 

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