Pro Kabaddi: Haryana beats Patna, Bengaluru holds Delhi to tie- As it happened

In the first match of the day, Haryana Steelers snapped Patna's four-match winning streak. Then, Bengaluru snubbed Delhi and tied the game in the last raid.

Bengaluru Bulls took full advantage of Delhi's failed tactics to pull off a draw.   -  PKL TWITTER

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of Monday's Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

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

 

Till then, this is Shivansh Gupta bidding you all good night. CIAO!

Tuesdays are no Kabaddi days so join us again on Wednesday at 7pm for two exciting games.

WELL, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR YOU TODAY! Thank you for joining us.

DELHI STAYS ON TOP, 4 POINTS CLEAR OFF BENGAL WARRIORS IN SECOND.

AND BENGALURU CLIMBS UP TO 5TH WITH THREE POINTS.

 

NAVEEN KUMAR WITH 14 POINTS AND 17 POINTS FOR PAWAN!

 

FULL-TIME! THIS WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE! 'WAR OF STARS' LIVING UP TO THE BILLING!

 

39-39: WHAT A GAME OF KABADDI! YOU HAVE TO FEEL FOR NAVEEN HERE! HE DID ALL HE COULD AND YET, THEY END UP LEVEL! HE IS IN TEARS AFTER SCORING A SUPER-10 AND THAT IS BECAUSE AMIT SHEORAN TACKLED HIM! He had to get a point there because the game would have ended in a tie had he just run down the clock. He went in for a toe touch, but Sheoran pulled him back with an ankle hold.

39-38: PAWAN GETS A TOUCH POINT OFF VISHAL MANE!

39-37: Do-or-die raid and Mane gifts a poin too Banty.

39-36: Do-or-die raid for Delhi. Naveen comes in and  is up against four men on the mat. UNBELIEVABLE STUFF FROM NAVEEN KUMAR! NOT ONLY IS HE FAST, BUT HE IS CUNNING! Gets a running hand touch off Ankit.

38-36: Ajay puts in an empty raid and Bulls call a time-out.

90 SECONDS TO GO!

38-36: THAT IS JUST BRUTE FORCE! WOW, THAT IS MONUMENTAL EFFORT FROM SKIPPER JOGINDER NARWAL! The sheer power on the grip on Sumit Singh's ankle in the left corner was simply stunning.  Also, Naveen Kumar is revived.

37-36: Do-or-die raid for Delhi. Vijay comes in and he leaps back to safety after Nandal attempts a weak waist hold.


MILESTONE ALERT: PAWAN KUMAR SEHRAWAT

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Registers 600 Points In PKL.

 

36-36: Do-or-die raid for Bulls and PAWAN IS HELD BACK BY RAVINDER PAHAL! Is that the turning point of the night? Pahal was livid with his defence there for not supporting him earlier. Had Pawan gotten through, he would have reduced Delhi to one man. VERY IMPORTANT TACKLE THERE!

35-36: HIGH-5 FOR AMIT SHEORAN! HE HOLDS NAVEEN BACK IN THE LEFT CORNER WITH A THIGH HOLD AND SHEROAN IS DELIGHTED!

35-35: PAWAN LEVELS IT UP!! HE SCORES HIS 14TH RAID POINT OF THE NIGHT, COURTESY A FAILED TACKLE FROM MANE! TELL YOU WHAT, MANE HAS ONLY TACKLED HIM TWICE TONIGHT! APART FROM THAT, PAWAN HAS GOTTEN HIM ALL NIGHT.

35-34: Pawan gets one. Vijay comes in looking for the tackle head first. He does floor Pawan, but cannot prevent him from crossing the mid-line.

 

13 points to Naveen and 12 to Pawan. This battle is living up to its expectations for sure.

6 minutes left on the clock

35-33: ALL-OUT! BENGALURU BULLS BRIDGES THE GAP TO TWO POINTS! Ranjit got the bonus, runs down the clock and steps into the lobby. Luckily enough for Bengaluru, no defender followed the raider into the lobby.

34-30: DELHI DOWN TO ONE MAN! HE REDUCES THE DEFICIT TO 4. FIRST, ANIL PUTS IN A DECENT DOUBLE THIGH HOLD, BUT PAWAN MANAGED TO TURN ON TIME AND PAHAL CAME IN FOR THE ASSIST, BUT WAS TOO LATE.

34-28: DELHI DOWN TO THREE AND PAWAN STILL ON THE MAT FOR THE BULLS. He gets Vijay with a touch point.

34-27: NOW, NAVEEN EXPRESS KUMAR IS ON THE BENCH! You can see how much it means to Bengaluru with the brutality with which the whole team pounced at him. Ajay with the tackle point there.

34-26: BONUS PLUS ONE ON PAWAN! SUPER-10 FOR PAWAN SEHRAWAT! He gets the bonus and then evades a weak ankle hold attempt from Joginder Narwal.

34-24: Pawan Sehrawat is back on the mat after the all-out and he makes the most of it. Gets a touch point off Vishal Mane near the baulk-line.

34-23: It continues to get worse for Bulls. Ranjit with a running hand touch on Mahender Singh.

33-23: ALL-OUT! DABANG DELHI IS RUNNING AWAY WITH THE GAME AND THIS DEFENCE IS ROARING AHEAD! BANTY GETS THE BONUS BUT FALLS PREY TO ANIL KUMAR'S THIGH HOLD-CUM BLOCK.

30-22: Naveen follows his previous raid with by dragging himself back to safety after Mahender Singh's ankle hold.

28-22: 13th raid point for Naveen and yet another example of desperation and impatience from Bengaluru. Weak ankle hold attempt on Naveen by Ankit. THIS WAY, PAWAN WILL HAVE TO STAY ON THE BENCH LONGER!

27-22: SELF-OUT POINT CONCEDED BY SAURABH NANDAL! He succumbs to high pressing from Naveen Kumar. Can't gift points like these when you are trailing.

26-22: STRANGE TACKLE FROM TWO EXPERIENCED DELHI DEFENDERS! MANE AND JOGINDER NARWAL WITH A NOTHING TACKLE ON BANTY AND THAT TOO, VERY CLOSE TO THE MID-LINE.

26-20: Do-or-die raid for Delhi. Naveen Kumar, WITH A SUCCESS RATE OF 82% IN DOD RAIDS, comes out on top again. Amit Sheoran puts in a futile ankle hold in the left corner as Naveen Kumar hops his way back to safety with a huge smile on his face.

25-20: BRILLIANT ALL-ROUND START TO THE SECOND HALF FROM DELHI! THIS TIME, JOGINDER NARWAL FROM THE LEFT CORNER WITH A BLOCK ON PAWAN SEHRAWAT!

24-20: 15TH CONSECUTIVE SUPER-10 FROM NAVEEN KUMAR. He pulls of a great dubki and finds his way past a chain tackle from Saurabh Nandal and Sumit Singh.

22-20:  Pawan resumes the proceedings and he overpowers a lower body block from Vishal Mane. Smart raid there.

Pawan- 7 points despite spending one half of the first twenty on the bench. He loves the second half as his strike rate goes up to 70%

Naveen- 8 raid points from 10 raids.

AND WE ARE BACK WITH THE SECOND HALF as the NAVEEN-PAWAN BATTLE INTENSIFIES.

 

STORY OF THE FIRST HALF:

-->Naveen Kumar is just 2 POINTS AWAY from 15th consecutive super-10.

-->PAWAN HAS BEEN OFF THE MAT FOR 10 minutes and 14 seconds.

-->7 TACKLE POINTS EACH FROM BOTH TEAMS

 

22-19: HALF TIME- CHANDRAN RANJIT COMMITS AN ERROR, LOOKED A BIT GRREDY THERE AND PAID THE PRICE AS HE WAS TACKLED BY AMIT SHEORAN!

22-18: Pawan Sehrawat picks up quick bonus in the left corner.

22-17: Chandran Ranjit with a touch point off Ajay.

21-17: ALL-OUT! DELHI FINALLY EFFECTS THE FIRST ALL-OUT ON BENGALURU! Coming to the raid, Sumit Singh was the last man in. After getting a bonus, he was tackled by Anil Kumar.

18-16: THIS MATCH IS SWINGING LIKE A PENDULUM! NAVEEN IS FIRST FLOORED BY AN ANKLE HOLD FROM MAHENDER AND THEN, PAWAN SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTAIN HIM. However, Naveen overpowered all of them and got two touch points.

16-16: BULLS SURVIVES AGAIN1 The last man, was in to raid. Vishal Mane came in from behind and tried to tackle the raider. However, Ankit did step into the lobby before getting a touch and two defenders followed the raider into the lobby. BENGALURU REVIEWED THE CALL, CLAIMING THREE SHOULD BE SENT OUT AND NOT TWO AND THE REVIEW IS SUCCESSFUL.

15-13: NAVEEN REDUCES BENGALURU TO ONE MAN AGAIN! Naveen gets the revenge by sending Ajay out.

14-13: DELHI SURVIVES AND PAHAL MAKES A RARE ERROR! Ajay was the last man in to raid, he got the bonus and then escapes a weak tackle from Pahal.

14-11 THAT IS JUST OUTSTANDING! HE PUSHES ONE DEFENDER PAST THE MID-LINE! THEN HE GOES FOR MORE AND GETS A RUNNING HAND TOUCH. BOTH SAURABH NANDAL AND AMIT SHEORAN ARE OFF TO THE BENCH!

12-11: Do-or-die raid for B'lore. Mohit Sehrawar is and he is dashed out by Vishal Mane in the left flank. BENGALURU IS STARING AT AN ALL-OUT!

11-11: FIRST DO-OR-DIE RAID OF THE MATCH IN THE 14TH MINUTE! THAT'S HOW FIERCELY-CONTESTED MATCH THIS HAS BEEN. Sumit puts in a diving ankle hold and he faulters. Delhi draws back level  with this raid from C. Ranjit and Naveen Kumar is revived.

10-11: BRILLIANT YET AGAIN FROM PAHAL! AND A GREAT ASSIST FROM JOGINDER! These two experienced men in the corners are key to Delhi's defence. Pawan is off to the bench again.

Delhi reviewed it, but THE REVIEW WAS DEEMED UNSUCCESSFUL AND DELHI WILL NOW PLAY THE REST OF THE MATCH WITHOUT THE HELP OF TECHNOLOGY.

9-11: HE WAS SO AGONIZINGLY CLOSE TO CLEANING THE ENTIRE TEAM UP IN ONE RAID THERE! NAVEEN KUMAR HAD FOUR DEFENDERS ON HIM AND HE STILL MANAGED TO FIND ENOUGH ROOM AND STICK HIS HAND OUT. HOWEVER, HE COULD ONLY TOUCH THE MID-LINE AND NOT CROSS IT.

9-10: DELHI IS MATCHING FIRE WITH FIRE! BOTH THE DEFENCES ARE ON SONG TODAY! YOU EXPECT THIS TO BE A RAID FIRST BUT BOTH THE TEAMS ARE SHOWING THEIR DEFENSIVE PROWESS. Coming to the raid, Banty is floored with brute force by Ravinder Pahal, who is also known as the hawk.

8-9: GONE WITH THE WIND! FRONTAL BLOCK AND DASH FROM JUST ONE MAN! PAWAN SEHRAWAT IS OFF THE BENCH WITH A BRILLIANT SOLO TACKLE FROM VISHAL MANE!

7-9: Pawan is revived and how. Brilliant timing with the dive from Saurabh Nandal and he is tackles THE BIG MAN, NAVEEN KUMAR.

7-8: Sumit Singh with a bonus.

PKL MILESTONE:

NAVEEN KUMAR REACHES 200 RAID POINTS IN PKL 7

 

7-7: 200 POINTS IN PKL 7 FOR NAVEEN. He gets a bonus and on the way back, picks up a touch point off a Bengalur defender.

5-7: VISHAL MANE AND JOGINDER NARWAL COMBINE TO TACKLE PAWAN SEHRAWAT! NOW THAT'S A BIG BULL ON THE BENCH!

4-7: Bonus point picked up by Naveen Kumar.

3-7: Pawan gets Pahal now, who left his upper body hanging there. Easy target for Pawan in the end.  6 of the 7 points have been scored by one man, PAWAN!

3-6: BENGALURU'S DEFENCE COMBINES TO CLOSE ALL DOORS FOR CHANDRAN RANJIT!

3-5: Sumit Singh comes in to raid and he is held back WITH SO MUCH EASY BY RAVINDER PAHAL. WHEN HE STATIONS HIMSELF LOW, YOU KNOW THAT THE DOUBLE THIGH HOLD AND BLOCK IS ON ITS WAY.

2-5: Excellent chain tackle from Amit Sheroan for Bengaluru Bulls.

2-3: Naveen Kumar picks up his first point of the match.

1-3: PAWAN SEHRAWAT GETS TWO MORE! THE RAIDER IS OFF TO A FIERCE START!

1-1: Pawan Sehrawat and Chandran Ranjit kick off the first match with a point each.

 

BIG NEWS! NO ROHIT KUMAR FOR BENGALURU BULLS TODAY.

SQUADS:

DABANG DELHI: Naveen Kumar, Vishal Mane, Anil Kumar, Vijay, Chandran Ranjit, Joginder Narwal, Ravinder Pahal

Subs: Sombir, Sumit, Balram, Aman Kadian

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

Subs: Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Ashish Sangwan, Raju Lal Choudhary, Lal Manohar Yadav

 

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

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 12 | Dabang Delhi – 7 | Bengaluru Bulls – 5 | Tie - 0

  • Dabang Delhi  leads Bengaluru Bulls 7-5 in their H2H with none of the matches between these teams ending in a tie.
  • Dabang Delhi has won the last 2 games and 5 of the last 6.
  • The first meeting this season was the opening game of the Delhi leg and Dabang managed a brilliant comeback to win the match 33-31 by just 2 points:
  • Naveen Kumar scored 13 raid points in the match and super-sub Meraj Sheykh came off the bench to score 5 raid points.
  • Ravinder Pahal had 4 tackle points for Delhi with Vishal Mane scoring 3 tackle points.
  • Pawan Sehrawat had 17 raid points for Bengaluru Bulls, but received no support from the other raiders. He scored 17 out of Bengaluru’s 19 total raid points in the match.
  • The defence did well led by Amit Sheoran (4 tackle points) and Mahender Singh (3 tackle points).

Dabang Delhi PKL 7 Record

  • 13 Wins, 2 Losses, 1 Tie – 1st in points table (69 points)
  • Last Match: Beat Telugu Titans 37 – 29
  • Only 1 loss in its last 12 matches (10 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie)

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 7 Record

  • 9 Wins, 8 Losses, 0 Tie – 6th in points table (50 points)
  • Last Match: Lost to Puneri Paltan 38 – 42
  • 3 wins, 2 losses in its last 5 matches

 

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

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Meraj Sheykh (DEL) is 7 points away from 400 points in PKL.
  • Naveen Kumar (DEL) is 3 raid points away from 200 raid points in PKL 7.
  • Ravinder Pahal (DEL) is 6 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.
  • Rohit Kumar (BLR) is 12 raid points away from 100 raid points in PKL 7.
  • Mahender Singh (BLR) is 4 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.

 

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DO NOT GO ANYWHERE AS WE SHIFT OUT FOCUS TO THE SECOND MATCH OF THE NIGHT AS DABANG DELHI TAKES ON BENGALURU BULLS

 

Patna remains 9th and Haryana still flying high at 3rd.

FULL-TIME! IN THE ABSENCE OF DHARMARAJ CHERALATHAN, Kandola leads his team to another victory and Steelers consolidates its position at third. TELL YOU WHAT PARDEEP WITH 17 RAID POINTS ENDS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RESULT!

34-39: Do-or-die raid for Haryana. 16 seconds on the clock and KANDOLA FINISHES IT OFF WITH A BONUS POINT! WHAT A SATISFYING VICTORY!

34-38: Ravi Kumar tries an ankle hold on Pardeep and fails.

33-38: Kandola is playing it smart. He knows there is no need to do anything extra. He runs the clock down.

33-38: OH, THIS IS GETTING INTERESTING! Pardeep extends his hand and gets a touch off Vikas Kale.

1 minute to go!

32-38: TOUCH AND GO FROM PARDEEP! Narwal gets the left corner in the form of Chand Singh.

31-38: Now, Prashanth makes the raid legal and looked like running down the clock. Think he got greedy there and then goes deep. Neeraj Kumar with a block converted into a dash.

30-38: SMART FROM HARYANA THERE? SUNIL IN THE LEFT CORNER CONCEDES AN EASY POINT TO PARDEEP.

29-38: Kandola, with 12 raid points, comes in to raid and runs the clock down successfully.

29-38: ALL-OUT! AND THIS SHOULD BE THE DECISIVE BLOW BY HARYANA ON PATNA! Maghsoudlou was the last man. He go the bonus and then was pinned down by Sunil.

28-35: Kandola gets Jaideep with his swift speed. Eventhough he slipped, he still managed to get back to safety.

27-34: Do-or-die raid for Esmaeil Maghsoudlou and he goes back with a bonus. STILL TWO MEN ON THE MAT FOR PATNA.

26-34: Do-or-die raid for Kandola and no surprises there! He made a pursuit raid and gets a touch off Ravinder.

26-33: WHAT A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR HARYANA! The dubi king tries to evade Kuldeep Singh's thigh hold with a frog jump only to be pinned down the next moment. TELL YOU WHAT, KULDEEP SINGH'S THIGH HOLD IS WINNING THIS MINI BATTLE AGAINST PARDEEP.

26-31: On the other hand, Prashanth Kumar Rai continues his good work as he sent Jang Kun Lee and Neeraj Kumar back.

26-29: MASSIVE, MASSIVE SUPER-RAID FROM PARDEEP NARWAL! He also bags his 8th SUPER-10 OF THE LEAGUE. Not even the  SECOND LINE OF DEFENCE was able to contain the dubki king. HE IS FIRST FLOORED BY A THIGH HOLD FROM KULDEEP SINGH AND HE FALLS VERY CLOSE TO THE MID-LINE. THEN, Kandola, Ravi Kumar, Sunil try to hold him back, but the raider overpowers all of them and gets a touch past the mid-line.

HARYANA REVIEWS IT AND THE REVIEW IS DEEMED UNSUCCESSFUL.

THAT WAS THE 18TH RAID POINT FOR HARYANA SO FAR.

22-29: PRASHANTH KUMAR RAI IS WINNING THIS MINI-BATTLE AGAINST HADI TODAY! HADI WITH A HORRIBLY-TIME DOUBLE THIGH HOLD ON PRASHANTH. The right corner faulters yet again.

22-28: Pardeep Narwal bags his fourth bonus of the night.

21-28: We are back after a Steelers time-out.  Prashanth resumes with a point off Vikas Jaglan, who tried to come around from the back with block, but ended up doing too much and became an easy scalp for the raider.


MILESTONE ALERT: RAVI KUMAR

Ravi Kumar Has Completed 150 Tackle Points In Overall

 

21-27: ALL-OUT! HARYANA BUNDLES PATNA OUT AGAIN! Once again, Lee goes in to raid and is the last man on and this time, HE IS DASHED OUT BY RAVI KUMAR AFTER GETTING A BONUS!

20-24: SUPER-10!!! KANDOLA WAS UP AGAINST TWO MEN AND WAS EVENTUALLY GIFTED A POINT BY JAIDEEP, WHO PUT IN A WEAK DOUBLE THIGH HOLD!

20-23: UNDER PRESSURE AND LEE FIRST GOT A BONUS AND THEN GOT A TOE TOUCH OFF SUNIL! Patna survives!

18-23: KANDOLA REDUCES PATNA TO ONE MAN. Jaglan and Monu with a failed combine tackle.

18-21: Do-or-die raid for Patna and Jang Kun Lee is in and he picked up a bonus.

17-21: Do-or-die raid for Haryana. Kandola is in, tries a kick off Neeraj and fails. Then goes right and then runs back left where he meets Neeraj Kumar. He is able to overpower him and then dashed out by Hadi. Somehow, JUST SOMEHOW, Kandola drags his hand through the mid-line. What a raid.

17-19: THIGH HOLD COMES GOOD AGAINST PARDEEP NARWAL AGAIN! NARWAL GOES TOO CLOSE TO KULDEEP, WHO WAS WAITING TO POUNCE AT HIM!

17-18: Oh, that's an error and the player knows that! Jaideep with a failed ankle hold attempt on Vinay.

17-17: SCORES LEVEL!! Pardeep Narwal gets Sunil in the first raid of the second half and then follows it up with a running hand touch on Vikas Kale.

Ram Mehar Singh, coach of Patna Pirates tells his boys, during the break says. "We HAVE TO WIN THIS MATCH. WE HAVE WORKED HARD FOR THREE MONTHS FOR THIS. LEE, YOU GO FOR BONUS!"

WE ARE BACK WITH THE SECOND HALF

 

HALF-TIME! Pardeep Narwal ends the first half with an empty raid and makes sure he starts the second half. He is yet to hit the top gear yet but without that, he has already scored six points. Jang Kun Lee with three points. Patna makes a comeback after an all-out.

For Haryana, Vikas Kandola has received great support from Prashanth as the two of them have scored nine raid points together. (5 FOR KANDOLA, 4 FOR PRASHANTH)

15-17: NOT GOING ANYWHERE, SAYS HADI OSHTORAK! Prashanth is held by with a brutal tackle from Hadi.

14-17: One point each and TWO VIKAS' ARE OFF. Kandola stepped into the lobby without getting a touch before evading a weak dash from Vikas Jaglan of Patna.

13-16: Minimal risk! Pardeep with another bonus.

12-16: NEERAJ KUMAR WITH YET ANOTHER MISTAKE! He was too eager to pull off a double ankle hold on Prashanth, who was able to run back to safety with ease.

12-15: Reverse kick from Prashanth on Hadi, who was caught completely off-guard there.

12-14: Do-or-die raid for Patna. Jang Kun Lee in to raid and HE COMES BACK WITH TWO POINTS! Both Vinay and Vikas Kale went in together to try and dash Lee out, but the raider evades the double-dash on time.

10-14: 5 MINUTES TO GO IN THE FIRST HALF

10-14:  Do-or-die raid for Haryana and KANDOLA PICKS UP TWO PATNA MEN. MONU WITH A WEAK ANKLE HOLD AND THEN A FAILED DASH FROM NEERAJ KUMAR. Very useful this from Kandola. 

10-12: Running hand touch by Pardeep on Kuldeep in the left corner and Narwal made it look so easy.

9-12: BACK HOLD WITH A DIVE!! HOW OFTEN DO YOU SEE THAT? Hadi with an absolute beast-like tackle on Prashanth.

8-12: EFFORTLESS! Pardeep spotted Ravi Kumar in the vicinity, turned back and jumped to safety after getting a touch off Ravi.

7-12: Prashanth Kumar Rai with a bonus point.

7-11: Pardeep is back on the mat and he bags a bonus.

6-11: ALL-OUT! HARYANA DRAWS FIRST BLOOD! ONE V TWO AND KANDOLA CLEANS THEM ALL UP! After getting the bonus, Monu tried an ankle hold, but Kandola is able to run back and on the way back, he gets a touch point off Hadi.

6-7: 2 MEN ON THE MAT FOR PATNA AS MONU COMES IN TO RAID! He goes back empty-handed.

6-7: PARDEEP IS OFF TO THE BENCH AGAIN. Ravi Kumar breaks from the chain and locks Pardeep's right thigh and the rest of the players hurry with the assist.

6-6: EXCELLENT SHOW OF SPEED FROM PRASHANTH! Neeraj Kumar, this time, fails as he puts in a weak dash, allowing the raider to get his hand past the mid-line on time.

6-5: Patna revives Pardeep and he picks up a quick bonus.

5-5: SUPER-TACKLE!! Patna down to three men as Kandola comes in to raid and he is undone with a beautiful tackle from Neeraj Kumar.

3-5: Do-or-die for Patna now. Since Pardeep is on the bench, Vikas Jaglan comes in and he is CONTAINED! Sunil with a brilliant ankle hold in the right corner. He was able to pull him back on time.

3-4: Do-or-die raid for Haryana. Kandola comes in. He tries to get the left corner, but fails and then when is floored with an ankle hold from Jaideep in the left corner, he wriggles out of the block and uses the lobby to go back. BUT HOLD ON, PATNA CHALLENGES THE CALL CLAIMING KANDOLA HAD GONE OUT OF BOUNDS BEFORE THE TOUCH. Replay shows that his left foot was on the white line and didn't cross it. You can be on the line and you're safe. This means the raider is safe and the umpire decision stands. PATNA'S REVIEW IS UNSUCCESSFUL AND IT LOSES ITS ONLY REVIEW.

3-3: Bonus point picked up by Jang Kun Lee and then he is tackled by Ravi Kumar. Lee looked like getting his hand past the mid-line, but Sunil took care of that.

2-2: PATNA STRIKES BACK WITH A TACKLE ON KANDOLA! Jaideep with a brilliant waist hold on the raider.

1-2: PARDEEP PICKED UP BY SUNIL IN THE RIGHT CORNER! The moment Pardeep extended his leg for a toe touch towards the defender, Sunil comes in with a strong thigh hold.

1-1: Prashanth Kumar opens his account with a hefty kick touch on Hadi Oshtorak.

1-0: Pardeep Narwal for the first raid for Patna and he is off the mark. He gets Ravi Kumar with a kick to his shin. A dummy running hand touch followed by a kick.

0-0: Vikas Kandola for the first raid of the match. He goes back empty-handed.

TOSS- PATNA wins the toss and HARYANA will raid first.

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SQUADS:

PATNA PIRATES: Pardeep Narwal, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas Jaglan, Jang Kun Lee, Monu, Hadi Oshtorak, Jaideep

Subs: Jawahar, Amit Kumar, Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Ravinder, Purna Singh

 

HARYANA STEELERS: Vikas Kandola, Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vinay, Sunil, Kuldeep Singh

Subs: Chand Singh, Tin Phonchoo, Parveen, Naveen, Selvamani K

 

RIGHT OFF THE TOP DRAWER: The top three raiders of PKL 7 will be in action tonight. Who do you think will finish with most raid points by the end of the group stage? (In brackets- current raid points). VOTE NOW!!!

 

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

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 4 | Patna Pirates – 1 | Haryana Steelers – 2 | Tie - 1

  • Haryana Steelers took a 2-1 lead in this H2H after winning the first meeting this season between the two teams.
  • The match came during Patna’s home leg and it was the Steelers which ended up winning 35-26.
  • Vikas Kandola scored a 'SUPER-10' for the Steelers (10 raid points) with Vinay also scoring 6 raid points.
  • Sunil and Ravi Kumar both scored 4 tackle points in the match.
  • Pardeep Narwal had a 'SUPER-10' in a losing cause for Patna (14 raid points).
  • No other Patna raider managed to score more than 1 raid point and none of its defenders scored more than 2 tackle points.
  • Haryana Steelers has now won the last 2 meetings.

Patna Pirates PKL 7 Record

  • 6 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Tie – 10th in points table (38 points)
  • Last Match: Tied with Telugu Titans 42 – 42
  • Unbeaten in last 4 matches (3 wins, 1 tie)
  • With a win it can move to 8th place above Puneri Paltan.

Haryana Steelers PKL 7 Record

  • 10 Wins, 5 Losses, 1 Tie – 3rd in points table (54 points)
  • Last Match: Lost to Bengal Warriors 36 – 48
  • Before the loss to Bengal, it was on a 7 match unbeaten run (6 wins, 1 tie) which included 5 consecutive wins.
  • With a win it will move up to 59 points, but remain 3rd in the table

 

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

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Neeraj Kumar (PAT) is 3 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.
  • Jaideep (PAT) is 5 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.
  • Ravi Kumar (HAR) is 3 tackle points away from 150 tackle points in PKL.
  • Vikas Kale (HAR) is 5 tackle points away from 100 tackle points in PKL.

 

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