Pro Kabaddi: Mumba trounces Pirates, Pawan Sehrawat leads Bulls to playoffs in record-breaking feat

U Mumba won 30-26 after its defence negotiated Patna with ease. Later, Pawan Sehrawat shattered records to help Bengaluru thump Haryana 59-36 in Panchkula.

Pawan Sehrawat scored all of Bengaluru Bulls' raid points (39) and steered his team to victory.   -  PKL MEDIA

HELLO THERE, PANCHKULA

"Desha mein desh Haryana!" loosely translates to "Haryana is the best". I am sure you must have heard of this phrase before.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of Wednesday's Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula, the home of the Haryana Steelers.

This was Shivansh Gupta bringing all the live action, commentary, scores and updates to you as it unfurled on another double-header night from the fourth day of this leg.

 

Do join us tomorrow at 7pm. Until then, this is Shivansh Gupta bidding good night. CIAO!

Folks, that's all for today. Thank you so much for joining us on a record-breaking night and no, Pardeep Narwal was not involved. The night belongs to Pawan Sehrawat and he richly deserves it after what he has achieved.

Watch our exclusive interview with Pawan Kumar Sehrawat on our show Kings of Kabaddi

In the second match, Haryana Steelers crumbled as Pawan Sehrawat ran riot. Not to forget Steelers' Prashanth Kumar Rai scored 17 points, but it falls way short of Pawan's 39.

U Mumba's defence brought out its strong defensive game tonight to contain Pardeep Narwal and co. Narwal only scored eight points and failed to score his tenth. consecutive super-10

Also, yours truly wrote about Pawan Sehrawat being Bengaluru's saving grace on August 4. Looks like two months later, it's still the same case. You can check it out here:

ALSO READ| Pawan Sehrawat proves to be Bengaluru Bulls' saving grace, yet again

Pawan Sehrawat is absolutely phenomenon. He currently leads the most points scored this season tally (295) and most raid points scored this season tally (280).

Both U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls have qualified for the playoffs with victories tonight and we have THREE TEAMS FIGHTING FOR THAT REMAINING ONE PLAYOFFS SPOT!

Ladies and gentlemen, what a day of Kabaddi we have just had.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF PKL THAT ONE MAN HAS SCORED ALL THE RAID POINTS FOR HIS TEAM!!

HE HAS BROKEN SO MANY RECORDS TODAY! HIS 39 RAID POINTS MEAN HE HAS BROKEN PARDEEP NARWAL'S RECORD OF MOST RAID POINTS IN A SINGLE MATCH!!!

FULL-TIME!! THIS NIGHT BELONGS TO PAWAN SEHRAWAT!

36-59: Prashanth Kumar Rai gets a bonus and that's that.

35-59: I HAVE LOST COUNT OF HOW MANY TIMES PAWAN HAS GOTTEN VIKAS KALE TONIGHT! HE HAS POCKETED HIM AT WILL. OH, COMMENTATORS TELL US KALE IS SENT TO THE BENCH FOR THE 10TH TIME BY PAWAN.

35-58: Vikas Kandola with a bonus.

34-58: HOW MANY MORE IS PAWAN GOING TO GET? HET GETS SUNIL!

34-56: 4th ALL-OUT ON HARYANA! KANDOLA GETS A BONUS, BUT CANNOT EVADE MAHENDER SINGH'S TACKLE!

33-51: On the other hand, and apology for getting carried away with Pawan, Prashanth Kumar Rai continues to fight a lone battle. He is on 16 points currently! Last two points were bonuses.

31-51: STAND, RISE AND APPLAUD! PAWAN SEHRAWAT HAS DONE IT! PAWAN SEHRAWAT HAS DONE IT! HE SCORES HIS 35TH POINT, THIS TIME OFF KULDEEP SINGH, AND HAS BROKEN PARDEEP NARWAL'S RECORD OF MOST RAID POINTS IN A SINGLE MATCH. PARDEEP ACHIEVED THIS FEAT AGAINST HARYANA IN PKL 5!

31-50: HE HAS EQUALLED PARDEEP RECORD!!!! HE GETS RAVI KUMAR WITH A RUNNING HAND TOUCH IN THE RIGHT COVER!

31-49: Ankit holds Naveen back with a brilliant back hold.

31-48: HE IS JUST ONE POINT AWAY!!! HE GETS VIKAS KALE!

30-47: PAWAN SEHRAWAT GETS TO 32 WITH THAT JUMP AND PARDEEP NARWAL IN THE STANDS IS SMILING! THE LONG-STANDING RECORD (in PKL 5) IS ABOUT TO BE SHATTERED! He gets a touch point off Sunil.

28-44: ALL-OUT! THIRD ONE OF THE NIGHT AND PAWAN IS EYEING THAT PARDEEP RECORD!

27-40: SUPER-RAID! PAWAN SEHRAWAT overpowers Sunil, Kuldeep Singh, Vikas Kale in one go.

27-37: Kandola is in and he ushered off. One point to Bulls. Haryana challenges the call claiming Kandola should get two points. Replay shows that he turns alright and after he is pushed off with a dash, he does get his hand past the mid-line, but his entire body was out of bounds. REVIEW IS UNSUCCESSFUL AND THE ORIGINAL DECISION STANDS!

27-36: Look at that! Pawan is in the left corner, he turns and dives back to safety and on his way back, he gets a touch off Ravi Kumar.

27-35: Naveen wriggles out of Saurabh Nandal block and scrambles back to safety.

26-35: Pawan wipes out the left corner again. Cheralathan with a failed tackle on Pawan.

26-34: Kandola scores his fourth point of the night as he evades a dash from Amit Sheoran.

25-34: Banty comes in to raid and he fails. Ravi Kumar dashes the raider out.

24-34: Saurabh Nandal fails yet again with his ankle hold and Kumar Rai hops back to safety on one leg.

23-34: CHERALATHAN MAKES AN ERROR AND PAWAN SEHRAWAT DIVES BACK TO SAFETY.

23-33: Nandal fails to get a tackle on Prashanth Kumar Rai.

22-33: POINT NO.23 FOR PAWAN AND PARDEEP NARWAL'S RECORD OF MOST RAID POINTS IN A MATCH (34) IS IN DANGER HERE! STILL 15 MINUTES TO GO! Vikas Kale with a failed back hold. 7-0 in Pawan vs Kale.

22-32: Ravi Kumar falls prey to a Pawan running hand touch again.

22-31: SUPER-10 FOR PRASHANTH KUMAR RAI! HE HAS BEEN THE LONE WARRIOR TODAY. HE GETS A BONUS.

21-31: Pawan continues to make merry. Kuldeep is off to the bench.

21-31: PRASHANTH WITH TWO POINT! MAHENDER SINGH AND ANKIT FAIL TO DASH THE RAIDER OUT ON TIME.

19-30: 6-0 TO PAWAN AGAINST VIKAS KALE! THIS TIME, KALE TRIES A HIGH BLOCK, BUT PAWAN GETS HIS HAND PAST THE MID-LINE ON TIME.

19-29: Prashanth Kumar Rai is the only Steeler who has looked good tonight. He gets Amit Sheoran in the left corner with a running hand touch. Defender fails to retreat on time.

18-29:  Pawan is in to raid and resumes on the same note. Left corner is off to the bench as Ravi Kumar fails to execute a double thigh hold.

 

AND WE ARE BACK FOR THE FINAL 20? HOW MANY WILL PAWAN SCORE?

STORY OF THE FIRST HALF:

  • PAWAN HAS SCORED ALL OF BULLS' RAID POINTS. WHICH IS 18.
  • 23 UNSUCCESSFUL TACKLES COMBINED FROM BOTH TEAMS.
  • VIKAS KANDOLA KEPT QUIET
  • PRASHANTH KUMAR RAI WITH SIX POINTS FOR HARYANA, BEST MAN ON THE MAT FOR HOME TEAM

 

HALF-TIME! TALK ABOUT RISING FROM THE ASHES! TALK ABOUT RAGS TO RICHES! TALK ABOUT PAWAN SEHRAWAT GUIDING HIS TEAM INTO A COMMANDING POSITION! he scores his 8th consecutive super-10. BULLS, AFTER SUFFERING AN EARLY ALL-OUT, HAVE BOUNCED BACK IN ASTONISHING FASHION WITH TWO OF THEIR OWN.

18-28: PAWAN NOW GETS SUNIL IN THE RIGHT CORNER WITH A RUNNING HAND TOUCH!! That's the end of the first half.

18-27: Prashanth bags a bonus.

17-27: Bonus for Pawan.

17-26: ALL-OUT! SECOND ONE ON HARYANA! Last man in was Vinay and he could only manage a bonus before being tackled by Amit Sheoran. Coach Rakesh Kumar of Haryana sits there expressionless, wondering what is happening today.

16-23: He gets Vikas Kale again, pushes off the defender and jumps back to safety.

16-22: Vinay gets a bonus point.

15-22: PAWAN IS RUN RIOT ON HIS OWN HERE! ANNA CHERALATHAN WAS IN TWO MINDS THERE, WHETHER TO GO FOR A BLOCK OR DASH AND IN THE END, DID NOTHING!

15-21: Do-or-die raid and Vikas Kandola is ushered off the mat. Mahender Singh comes in from the back and puts in a great chest hold.

15-20: Haryana is crumbling! Sunil the latest casualty of Pawan.

15-19: PAWAN HAS SCORED ALL 13 RAID POINTS FOR THE BULLS TONIGHT!

15-19: BONUS PLUS ONE! MORE POINTS FOR PAWAN! RAVI KUMAR WAS LATE ON THE WAIST HOLD AND PAWAN ALWAYS LOOKED LIKE GETTING HIS HAND PAST THE MID-LINE ON TIME THERE!

15-17: Prashanth Kumar Rai tries an ankle hold on Pawan, who manages to wriggle out of the tackle without breaking a sweat.

15-16: ALL-OUT! SAURABH NANDAL TACKLES VINAY AND THE BULLS RAGE INTO THE LEAD AFTER CONCEDING A BONUS! WHAT A COMEBACK!

14-13: SUPER-10 FOR PAWAN! 14TH OF THE SEASON! UNBELIEVABLE AS HE SEND SUNIL BACK TO THE BENCH!

14-12: Haryana survives. Vinay sends Ankit back and revives Sunil.

13-12: MINIMUM EFFORT, MAXIMUM RESULT! DOESN'T MATTER WHERE VIKAS KALE IS TONIGHT, PAWAN WILL FIND HIM AND GET HIM.

13-11: Vinay gets a bonus.

HARYANA DOWN TO TWO MEN!

12-11: Dharmaraj Cheralathan with weak ankle hold in the left corner and there was no way he would have stopped Pawan back with that kind of a tackle!

12-10: PRASHANTH KUMAR IS OFF TO THE BENCH AND THE BULLS GET THE BIG FISH! MAHENDER SINGH DIVES LOW, TURNS AND PULL KUMAR RAI DOWN WITH HIM. WHAT A MOVE!

12-9: Sunil concedes a self-out point.

12-8: 'HI-FLYER' FLIES OVER THE CHAIN TACKLE FROM SUNIL AND VIKAS KANDOLA AND DIVES BACK TO SAFETY! WHAT A RAID FROM PAWAN!

12-6: DEJAVU? PRASHANTH GETS SAURABH NANDAL WITH A REVERSE TOE TOUCH!

11-6: Bonus point for Pawan.

11-5: ALL-OUT! VIKAS KANDOLA CLEANS BULLS IN ONE RAID! SAURABH NANDAL RAN FROMT HE LEFT CORNER TO THE RIGHT TO TRY AND HOLD KANDOLA BACK AND MAHENDER SINGH HAD TO JOIN, BUT NONE OF THEM COULD CONTAIN KANDOLA!

7-5: BULLS DOWN TO TWO MEN ON THE MAT! DHARMARAJ SHOWS HIS STRENGTH AND HE SENDS SUMIT SINGH BACK TO THE BENCH!

6-5 AND KANDOLA IS OFF THE MARK as he gets a touch point off Ankit.

5-5: SCORES LEVEL! PAWAN TRIES TO GO FOR VIKAS KALE FOR THE FOURTH TIME, BUT KANDOLA LEADS THE CHAIN TACKLE AND CONTAINS PAWAN SEHRAWAT! Kale retreats on time.

4-5: PAWAN AND PRASHANTH TRADING BLOWS! HE GETS A RUNNING HAND TOUCH AGAIN ON AJAY OF BULLS!

3-5: ONCE AGAIN, PAWAN GETS KALE!

3-4: PRASHATH KUMAR IS ON FIRE TODAY! HE GETS A HEFTY TOUCH ON THE LEFT CORNER DEFENDER!

2-4: PAWAN GETS KALE AGAIN! IS HE GOING TO BE SUBBED OFF?

2-3: Now, Saurabh Nandal has to go the bench as Prashanth Kumar Rai pulls off a great reverse kick.

1-3: Sehrawat with a bonus.

1-2: FIRST POINTS OF THE NIGHT FOR THE HOME SIDE AND IT'S PRASHANTH KUMAR RAI, WHO GETS A RUNNING HAND TOUCH ON AJAY IN THE LEFT COVER.

0-2: Pawan Sehrawat in for the first raid for Bengaluru and he gets Vikas Kale with a running hand touch.

0-1: Vikas Kandola comes in for the first raid of the match AND SAURABH NANDAL DRAWS FIRST BLOOD WITH A LETHAL ANKLE HOLD IN THE RIGHT CORNER!

 

IT'S TIME FOR VIKAS KANDOLA VS PAWAN SEHRAWAT AND WE ARE AWAY!

 

TOSS- BENGALURU BULLS wins the toss and HARYANA STEELERS will raid first.

SQUADS:

HARYANA STEELERS: Vikas Kandola, Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar, Vinay, Sunil, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Dharmaraja Cheralathan

BENGALURU BULLS: Pawan Sehrawat, Amit Sheroan, Saurabh Nandal, Ankit, Banty, Sumit Singh, Ajay

 

How have both the teams fared against each other in the past?

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 3 | Haryana Steelers – 2 | Bengaluru Bulls – 1

  • Haryana Steelers and Bengaluru Bulls have only played each other 3 times with Haryana Steelers leading the H2H 2 – 1 taking the edge with the win in this season.
  • It was very close encounter in their 1st meeting this season, Haryana Steelers winning 33 – 30.
  • Haryana Steelers outscored Bengaluru Bulls in both raiding and defending.
  • Vikas Kandola was the hero in the raiding unit scoring 11 raid points. Vikas Kandola scored his SUPER 10 with the last raid of the match with a 2 point raid.
  • Vikas Kale was the star in the defence scoring a HIGH 5. This was his 1st HIGH 5 of the season. He scored 6 tackle points from his 9 tackles.
  • Rohit Kumar led the charge for Bengaluru scoring a SUPER 10 and it was his 1st SUPER 10 of the season. He scored 10 raid points from his 17 raids.
  • It was a poor showing in the defence for Bengaluru. Amit Sheoran was the top defender scoring 2 tackle points. Rohit Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat also pitched in with 2 tackle points each.

Haryana Steelers PKL 7 Record

  • 12 Wins, 6 Losses, 1 Tie – 65 Points (3rd in Points Table)
  • Last Match: Beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 38 – 37.
  • 3 Wins and 2 Loses in the last 5 matches.

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 7 Record

  • 10 Wins, 8 Losses, 1 Tie – 58 Points (5th in Points Table)
  • Last Match: Beat U Mumba 35 – 33.
  • 2 Wins, 2 Losses and 1 tie in the last 5 matches.

 

What are some of the milestones you should look forward to in this match?

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Vikas Kandola (HAR) is 14 raid points away from reaching 400 raid points in PKL.
  • Vikas Kale (HAR) is 2 tackle points away from reaching 100 tackle points in PKL.
  • Vinay (HAR) is 8 raid points away from reaching 100 raid points In PKL and also for PKL 7.
  • Saurabh Nandal (BLR) is 3 tackle points away from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL and also PKL 7.
  • Rohit Kumar (BLR) is 12 raid points away from reaching 100 raid points in PKL 7.
  • Mahender Singh (BLR) is 4 tackle points away from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL 7.
  • Amit Sheoran (BLR) is 7 tackle points away from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL 7.

 

 

 

DO NOT GO ANYWHERE AS WE SHIFT OUT FOCUS TO THE SECOND MATCH OF THE NIGHT AS HARYANA STEELERS AND BENGALURU BULLS

 

FULL-TIME! U MUMBA SEALS THE PLAYOFFS BERTH WITH A BRILLIANT VICTORY OVER PATNA PIRATES . THE TEAM ALSO CLIMBS TO THE FOURTH SPOT IN THE TABLE.

31-26: Sandeep Narwal has a bit of fun in the last raid of the match and is happy to tackled by Hadi. HE HAS EVERYONE IN SPLITS! That's that!

30-25: Rohit Baliyan runs the clock down.

30-25: Do-or-die raid for Patna after Fazel runs the clock down in the previous raid. MAGHSOUDLOU WALKS INTO THE LOBBY AND THAT SHOULD BE THE GAME! 50 seconds remaining.

29-25: Do-or-die raid. Abhishek Singh waits for the last 10 seconds before being pushed off the mat by Jaideep in the left corner.

29-24: PARDEEP NARWAL CONCEDES A SELF-OUT POINT, WHICH IS A RARE MISTAKE FROM HIM! GUESS THE PRESSURE CAN GET THE BEST OF 'EM ALL.

28-24: Rohit Baliyan follows it up with a touch point off Vikas Jaglan with a running kick to his thigh.

27-24: Rohit Baliyan gets a bonus.

25-24:  Do-or-die raid for Patna and Jang Kun Lee is in. Pardeep can only watch from the bench and he enters the lobby. Patna Pirates is awarded two points because two more defenders, Young Chang Ko and Harendra, followed him into the lobby. Without the raider getting a touch, even the defenders cannot do that. PATNA REVIEWS THE DECISION, CLAIMING THREE POINTS SHOULD BE AWARDED TO PATNA. REPLAY SHOWS FAZEL SINGH ALSO FOLLOWED AND THE REVIEW IS DEEMED SUCCESSFUL.

25-21: MAGHSOUDLOU, WHO HASN'T BEEN TACKLED EVEN ONCE TONIGHT, NOW SCORES A TACKLE POINT! HE MADE HIMSELF LARGE IN THE RIGHT COVER AND PINNED A JUMPING ABHISHEK SINGH DOWN. HE IS CLINGING ON TO HIS RIGHT SHOULDER. HOPE HE IS OKAY.

25-20: Jang Kun Lee gets the bonus.

25-19: Rohit Baliyan with a great raid. He gets Hadi Oshtorak with a toe touch in the right corner.

24-19: FAZEL ON THE BENCH! Brilliant raid from Maghsoudlou, who turns quickly, gets a point off kick on Fazel and jumps back to safety.

24-18: PATNA PIRATES SCORE A SUPER-TACKLE ON ABHISHEK SINGH! HADI AND YOUNG CHANG KO TAKE CARE  A LEG EACH AND HOLD THE RAIDER BACK!

24-16: Young Chang KO puts in a perilous solo thigh hold on Pardeep Narwal, but fails to do so.

24-15: Jaideep puts in a futile ankle hold as Abhishek Singh runs away to safety on time.

23-14: PARDEEP IS IN TO RAID AND HE GETS A BONUS!

23-14: Do-or-die raid for Abhishek Singh AND HE CAN HAVE RIGHT CORNER WITH A RUNNING HAND TOUCH off Neeraj Kumar.

22-14: Do-or-die raid for Patna and Purna Singh, who is just subbed in for Esmaeil, is in to raid and he runs out of bounds before getting  touch. But a point apiece as Fazel also stepped out of the lobby.


MILESTONE ALERT: ROHIT BALIYAN

Rohit Baliyan Has Completed 50 Total Points This Season

 

20-13: Jang Kun Lee is sent to the bench with kick from Rohit Baliyan.

19-13: SUPER-TACKLE AND ONCE AGAIN, U MUMBA STARTS THE HALF WELL! FAZEL ATRACHALI MAKES IT 3-0 IN THEIR H2H. BRILLIANT THIGH HOLD TO SLOW HIM DOWN BEFORE THE TWO CAME IN TO SUPPORT

17-13:  Rohit Baliyan resumes the proceedings with an empty raid.

 

AND WE ARE BACK WITH THE SECOND HALF

STORY OF THE FIRST HALF

  • ATHUL MS AND ABHISHEK SINGH HAVE SCORED FIVE POINTS EACH
  • FAZEL ENJOYS A 2-0 LEAD IN HIS HEAD TO HEAD VS PARDEEP NARWAL ON THE NIGHT SO FAR.
  • FOUR TACKLE POINTS FOR U MUMBA AND TWO FOR PATNA
  • 11 RAID POINTS EACH FOR BOTH TEAMS.

HALF-TIME! U MUMBA HAS STARTED THIS GAME EXCELLENTLY, ESPECIALLY THE DEFENCE. THIS DEPARTMENT HASN'T PARTICULARLY STARTED WELL  THIS SEASON, BUT TODAY IT HAS DONE WELL TO TAME PARDEEP NARWAL. It inflicted an early all-out, but Patna has responded postively. Pardeep Narwal is slowly finding form and he is already at six. Abhishek Singh has scored five raid points for U Mumba.

17-13: Pardeep Narwal ends the first half with an empty raid.

17-13: Excellent stuff from Jang Kun Lee. He gets Harendra Kumar with a quick reverse toe touch and then somersaults back to safety.

17-12: PARDEEP NARWAL SETS THE STADIUM ABLAZE WITH A BRILLIANT TWO-POINT RAID! FIRST, SANDEEP NARWAL FAILS WITH A WEAK BACKHOLD AND CHANG KO FAILS WITH THE ASSIST!

17-10: Abhishek Singh is in the form of his life. Jaideep is sent to the bench.

16-10: FINALLY, A TOUCH POINT FOR PARDEEP! HE GETS A BONUS AND THEN GETS A RUNNING HAND TOUCH OFF SURINDER SINGH IN LEFT COVER, WHO FAILS TO RETREAT ON TIME.

16-8: He gets another bonus.

16-7: After Rohit gets a bonus, Abhishek Singh scores his fourth point of the night by getting a running hand touch on Maghsoudlou.

14-7: Pardeep Narwal gets a bonus and from six raid, he only has two points AND BOTH THEM HAVE BEEN BONUSES. NO TOUCH POINTS IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES FOR PARDEEP SO FAR. KUDOS TO A BETTER-LOOKING MUMBA DEFENCE TODAY.

14-7: Do-or-die raid for Patna. Maghsoudlou is in to raid AND HE DELIVERS WITH A TWO-POINT RAID! U MUMBA'S DEFENDERS ARE A LITTLE TOO EAGER, IMPATIENT IN THIS RAID AS CHANG KO AND SURINDER COMBINE TO TRY AND DASH MAGHSOUDLOU OUT, BUT FAIL.

14-5: Athul MS gets a touch point off Maghsoudlou.

13-5: MAKE THE 2-0 TO FAZEL! THE SKIPPER GET PATNA'S SKIPPER AGAIN IN THE LEFT CORNER!

11-5: First tackle point for Vikas Jaglan as he tackled Rohit Baliyan.

11-4: Well done, Jang Kun Lee as he gets a touch point off Young Chang KO to level their mini Korean battle at 1-1

11-3: ALL-OUT! U MUMBA AND ITS DEFENCE IS OFF TO A FIERCE START. COMING TO THE RAID, MONU WAS THE LONE MAN IN HIS HALF AND HAD TO SURRENDER THE ALL-OUT TO ABHISHEK SINGH

8-3: PARDEEP IS SENT TO THE BENCH AGAIN! JUST WHAT I MENTIONED IN THE PREVIEW THAT U MUMBA'S DEFENCE NEEDS TO DO WELL AND THEY HAVE DONE JUST THAT! SURINDER SINGH WITH A VICIOUS TACKLE

7-3:  Abhishek Singh reduces Patna to just two men. He gets Maghsoudlou with a running hand touch in his favourite strike zone, the right cover.

6-3: Do-or-die raid for Patna and Pardeep is happy with a bonus.

6-2: ATHUL MS DOES REALLY WELL. He tries to get the right corner, but turns and then meets Neeraj Kumar and Vikas Jaglan. However, he stumbles and gets to safety.

4-2: First tackle point of the night for Patna. WE ALL KNOW ABHISHEK SINGH LIKES TO GET THE RIGHT COVER, BUT THIS TIME HE FALS AS HADI OSHTORAK IN THE RIGHT CORNER PLAYS A HIGH LINE OF DEFENCE AND THWARTS ABHISHEK WITH A DIVING ANKLE HOLD IN THE LEFT CORNER!

4-1: ONE KOREAN GETS THE OTHER! YOUNG CHANG KO DASHES JANG KUN LEE OFF THE MAT IN THE RIGHT FLANK! 

3-1: Do-or-die raid for Patna. Esmaeil Maghsoudlou gets a bonus.

3-0: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba after Abhishek Singh also put in an empty raid. Athul MS is in to raid and HE GETS TWO POINTS! BRILLIANT START FROM THE RAIDING DEPARTMENT TOO! He gets a bonus before he evades a  double thigh hold from Jaideep in the left corner.

1-0: Rohit Baliyan for the first raid for U Mumba and it's an empty raid.

1-0: Pardeep Narwal comes in for the first raid of the match AND HE IS TACKLED STRAIGHTAWAY! WHAT AN ABSOLUTE BRILLIANT START AND IT'S THAT MAN, FAZEL ATRACHALI! HE RACES IN FROM THE LEFT CORNER AND TOSSES PARDEEP IN THE AIR WITH A BRILLIANT LOW SPEAR!

AND WE ARE AWAY!

TOSS- Mumba wins the toss and Patna will raid first.

SQUADS:

U MUMBA: Fazel Atrachali, Sandeep Narwal, Rohit Baliyan, Abhishek Singh, Surinder Singh, Athul MS. Young Chang KO

Subs: Harendra Kumar, Mohit Baliyan, Harshvardhan, Ajinkya Kapre, Dong Geon Lee

 

PATNA PIRATES: Pardeep Narwal, Vikas Jaglan, Jang Kun Lee, Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, hadi Oshtorak

Subs: Monu, Purna Singh, Amit Kumar, Ashish, Jawahar

 

Who do you think will win today? Tweet to us @sportstarweb and let us know.

How do both the teams shape up today?

U Mumba: In the last match, U Mumba was given a run for its money against a better-looking Tamil Thalaivas. Mumba only scored its first tackle point of the match in the 17th minutes of the match, which said a lot about its performance. In the entire match, the defenders only scored five points of the total 36.

Once again, it was U Mumba's raiders that came to the team's rescue and saved them the blushes. Abhishek Singh notched up his fourth consecutive Super-10 and Athul MS played a good hand too.

Tonight, U Mumba cannot afford to make the same mistake as it will be up against Pardeep Narwal, who is known for dismantling the entire opposition on his own. U Mumba will seal a playoff berth with a victory today and to ensure that, the defenders in Fazel Atrachali, Surinder Singh and Sandeep Narwal will have to click. The three, especially Sandeep, have been guilty to giving free points with advanced tackles and they cannot afford to do that tonight. Abhishek Singh, once again, will lead the raiding department with support from Athul MS.

 

Patna Pirates: The three-time champion have crashed out of the playoff race and will play for pride tonight. Apart from Pardeep Narwal, nobody else has been consistent. PARDEEP NARWAL HAS SCORED A WHOPPING 157 POINTS FROM THE LAST NINE GAMES WITH NINE CONSECUTIVE SUPER-10s. This just goes to show how dependent the team has been on the 'Record-breaker'.

The whole season has followed suit. The longer he spends on the bench, the higher are the opposition's chances of winning. So, secondary raiders in Jang Kun Lee and Esmaeil Maghsoudlou will have to do well to make sure he is revived on time. The former, however, has scored 21 point in three matches and the Korean would look to keep up the good run.

The defence still looks harmless. Neeraj Kumar had one game where he scored 11 tackle points and equalled the PKL record of most tackle points in a match but apart from that, he hasn't done considerable damage. Hadi Oshtorak in the right corner has been good and he would hope to receive good support from Jaideep and Neeraj.

 

Qualifications & Eliminations on Day 64:

1. U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls qualifying for the playoffs:

- If U Mumba win they will reach 64 points.

- If Bengaluru Bulls win they will reach 63 points.

- Thus both teams will cross the qualifying mark of 62 points.

 

How have both the teams fared against each other in the past?

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 13 | U Mumba – 8 | Patna Pirates – 4 | Tie - 1

  • U Mumba have an upper hand in this H2H as they have won 8 of the 13 meetings.
  • U Mumba are currently on a 3 match win streak against their opponents.
  • They won the first meeting this season 34-30:
  • Rohit Baliyan had 9 raid points for U Mumba and Athul MS had 8 raid points.
  • Rohit Baliyan pulled off a Super Raid in the buzzer raid of this match to ensure Mumba won.
  • Sandeep Narwal and Fazel Atrachali both had 3 tackle points each for Mumba.
  • Mohammed Esmaeil and Pardeep Narwal had 6 raid points each for Patna.
  • Hadi Oshtorak and Ravinder had 3 tackle points for Patna.

U Mumba PKL 7 Record

  • 10 Wins, 8 Losses, 1 Tie – 59 points (4th in points table).
  • Last Match: Beat Tamil Thalaivas 36 – 32.
  • 3 wins, 2 losses in their last 5 matches.

Patna Pirates PKL 7 Record

  • 6 Wins, 12 Losses, 1 Tie – 40 points (10th in points table).
  • Last Match: Lost to Dabang Delhi 39 – 43.
  • 2 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie in their last 5 matches.

 

What are some of the milestones you should look forward to in this match?

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Sandeep Narwal (MUM) is 4 tackle points away from 300 tackle points in PKL.
  • Fazel Atrachali (MUM) is 5 tackle points away from 300 tackle points in PKL.
  • Surinder Singh (MUM) is 5 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.
  • Jaideep (PAT) is 2 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.

 

WATCH: While we wait for two exciting encounters to begin, you can check out 'Sultan' Fazel Atrachali get candid during a chat with Sportstar and reveal some interesting information about himself on the#KingsofKabaddi series. We have a little over half an hour to go, so we have given you enough time to catch up. ENJOY!

 

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