Pro Kabaddi, as it happened: Pardeep Narwal inspires Patna Pirates to big win; UP Yoddha beats Gujarat Fortunegiants

Pardeep Narwal starred in a big win for Patna Pirates against Tamil Thalaivas after UP Yoddha secured a 33-26 win over Gujarat Fortunegiants.

Tamil Thalaivas's Rahul Chaudhari and Patna Pirates's Pardeep Narwal.   -  Twitter @ProKabaddi

UP Yoddha beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 33-26 in the first match of the evening before Pardeep Narwal put up an exhibition in raiding, securing 26 raid points in Patna Pirates's thumping win over Tamil Thalaivas.

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Full-time: Patna Pirates beats Tamil Thalaivas 51-25 with Pardeep Narwal securing more than half the team's points (26) with his raiding. Rahul Chaudhari, on the other hand, had a forgettable night, winning just five points.

Thalaivas 25-51 Patna: Hadi Oshtorak with a Super Tackle on V. Ajith Kumar in the last minute of the match.

Thalaivas 25-49 Patna: V. Ajith Kumar brings up a Super 10 with a successful raid for Tamil Thalaivas, eliminating Amit Kumar.

Thalaivas 24-49 Patna: Sagar with another tackle point for Tamil Thalaivas, this time Naveen falls prey to him.

Thalaivas 22-48 Patna: Sagar tackles Pardeep Narwal, who, for a change, fails to emerge with a point from a raid.

Thalaivas 21-48 Patna: Rahul Chaudhari has been tackled by Jaideep following Amit Kumar's empty raid for Patna Pirates.

Thalaivas 21-47 Patna: Rahul Chaudhari with a successful raid for Tamil Thalaivas, eliminates Ravinder and Purna Singh.

Thalaivas 19-47 Patna: A couple of points in quick succession for Tamil Thalaivas, but it's too little too late. First V. Ajith Kumar produces a successful raid before Naveen's tackled by M. Abhishek. Soon after Pardeep Narwal eliminates Manjeet Chhillar once again in his raid.

Thalaivas 17-46 Patna: All-out! Anand's tackled by Jaideep and Tamil Thalaivas is all-out for the fourth time tonight! It's gone from bad to worse, and it's shaping up to be a huge win for Patna Pirates.

Thalaivas 17-43 Patna: Another two-point raid from Pardeep Narwal, Rahul Chaudhari and Manjeet Chhillar are the players eliminated.

Thalaivas 17-41 Patna: Victor Obiero with an unsuccessful raid for Patna Pirates but wins a bonus point.

Thalaivas 16-40 Patna: Monu tackles V. Ajith Kumar, who has been Tamil Thalaivas's best player tonight. Just eight minutes left on the clock now.

Thalaivas 16-39 Patna: Pardeep Narwal with another successful raid, which earns him and Patna Pirates two points. Sagar and M. Abhishek are the players eliminated.

Thalaivas 16-37 Patna: V. Ajith Kumar with a successful do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas, Vikas Jaglan is the player eliminated.

Thalaivas 15-37 Patna: Pardeep Narwal with a Super Raid on a do-or-die raid for Patna Pirates, and Tamil Thalaivas is all-out for a third time in the match! Manjeet Chhillar, Rahul Chaudhari, Anand are players eliminated.

Thalaivas 15-32 Patna: V. Ajith Kumar with an unsuccessful tackle for Tamil Thalaivas, Hadi Oshtorak is the tackler. That's followed by a series of empty raids from Rahul Chaudhari, Pardeep Narwal and Monu.

Thalaivas 15-31 Patna: SUPER-RAID! PARDEEP NARWAL CONTINUES TO RUN MERRY! BONUS PLUS THREE POINTS. After Rahul Chaudhari bagged a bonus, Pardeep went in to raid and he took out Victor Obiero, Sagar, M. Abishek in one go.

 

Thalaivas 14-27 Patna: Ajith Kumar with his seventh point on the night. Neeraj Kumar in the right cover attempts a solo double ankle hold, but the Tamil Nadu lad uses his agility to bail himself out of trouble.

MAKE WAY FOR THE KENYAN, VICTOR OBIERO! THE KENYAN MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE SEASON. JERSY NO.20 IS WHAT HE IS SPORTING.

Thalaivas 13-25 Patna: ALL-OUT! SECOND ONE BY PATNA ON CHENNAI! Neeraj Kumar tackles Sagar.

Thalaivas 13-22 Patna: One vs two and Anand from Thalaivas has to go back. When Pardeep goes hunting, there's always going to be one winner.

Thalaivas 13-20 Patna: Do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas. Jaideep pulls of a top-notch ankle hold and Neeraj Kumar along with Hadi Oshtorak from the right side come in for quick support.

Thalaivas 13-19 Patna: Do-or-die raid for Patna Pirates. Monu gets a touch point off Vineet Sharma, who attempted a double thigh hold on him. More importantly, he revives Pardeep Narwal.

Thalaivas 13-18 Patna: Hadi Oshtorak starts the proceedings in the second half and resumes with an empty raid. V Ajith Kumar follows it up with an empty raid as well.

And we are back with the second half.

WITH THIS, THE FIRST HALF COMES TO AND END! It's all about been Pardeep tonight. 52 Super-10s, 10.2 average raid points per match, the dubki king is sitting handsome at 1002 career raid points.

Thalaivas 13-18 Patna: Do-or-die raid for Patna and Esmaeil had come to raid. He looked for a kick on Abhishek, but Sagar from the right corner comes in with a great waist hold.

Thalaivas 12-18 Patna: REVIEW SUCCESSFUL! V Ajith Kumar had gone in to raid and got a running hand touch off Vikas Jaglan. The umpires didn't award the point initially and Chennai reviewed it. The replay showed that there was a hefty touch and had to overturn their decision.

Thalaivas 11-18 Patna: SUPER-TACKLE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT, PARDEEP NARWAL HAS BEEN TACKLED. Vineet Sharma initates the tackle and two Chennai man finally contain the big man, Narwal.

Thalaivas 8-18 Patna: He bags his 12th raid point of the night by sending by sending Manjeet Chhillar back.

He acknowledges the crowd, which erupts into euphoria, with a huge smile on his face and waves his hands at them.

Thalaivas 8-16 Patna: 1001 CAREER RAID POINTS FOR PARDEEP NARWAL! ALL HAIL THE KING! THIS PKL LEGEND IS LOOKING SO DANGEROUS TONIGHT, HE MIGHT AS WELL BREAK HIS OWN RECORD OF MOST RAID POINTS IN A SINGLE MATCH WHICH STANDS AT 34.

Thalaivas 8-14 Patna: 1000 points is fast approaching as Pardeep gets another point, this time with a bonus.

Thalaivas 8-13 Patna: After all seven men return to the mat for the Thalaivas, V Ajith Kumar is benched again and you know by who! Ajith went in for a solo tackle on Pardeep, who was floored but managed to get back to safety with ease.

Thalaivas 5-11 Patna: ALL-OUT! PATNA HAS INFLICTED THE FIRST ALL-OUT ON CHENNAI! Pardeep Narwal sends Ajith Kumar back to the bench.

Thalaivas 2-5 Patna: Another successful raid from Pardeep Narwal, he gets a touch on Ajeet to register four raid points in the match.

Thalaivas 2-4 Patna: V. Ajith Kumar with a successful raid for Tamil Thalaivas, eliminates Jaideep. And with that, Ajith Kumar brings up 50 points in PKL!

Thalaivas 1-4 Patna: Pardeep Narwal with another successful raid for Patna Pirates. And with that, he becomes the first player in PKL history to register 1000 points.

Thalaivas 1-3 Patna: V. Ajith Kumar gets Tamil Thalaivas on board with a successful raid.

Thalaivas 0-3 Patna: Pardeep Narwal with a two-point raid to set the tone for Patna Pirates early on.

Thalaivas 0-1 Patna: Rahul Chaudhari with an unsuccessful raid after an empty raid! Not a good start for him and Tamil Thalaivas.

Thalaivas 0-0 Patna: Empty raids from star raiders Rahul Chaudhari and Pardeep Narwal first up.

Tamil Thalaivas starting line-up: Rahul Chaudhari, Ajeet, Himanshu, V. Ajith Kumar, Vineet Sharma, Sagar, Manjeet Chhillar

Patna Pirates starting line-up: Pardeep Narwal, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas Jaglan, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Monu, Hadi Oshtorak, Jaideep

We are ready for the second match of the evening, between Tamil Thalaivas and Patna Pirates!

Full-time: UP Yoddha beats 33-26 Gujarat Fortunegaints following an empty raids from Surinder Gill and Sunil Kumar. UP Yoddha inflicted two all-outs on Gujarat while being all-out once itself, but the two all-outs inflicted on Gujarat in quick succession ultimately proved the difference.

UP Yoddha 33-26 Gujarat: Sunil Kumar with a successful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, Sumit falls prey to him.

UP Yoddha 33-25 Gujarat: Surinder Gill with a successful do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha, eliminates Sumit. With just a left minute on the clock, UP Yoddha must win this match from here!

UP Yoddha 32-25 Gujarat: Lalit Chaudhary, who had come on as a substitute for Rohit Gulia, with an unsuccessful raid for UP Yoddha. Sumit is the tackler. Sumit brings up 50 points in PKL!

UP Yoddha 31-25 Gujarat: With three minutes left on the clock, Sunil Kumar produces a Super Tackle on Surinder Gill. It was a do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha.

UP Yoddha 31-23 Gujarat: UP Yoddha continues to pull away as the clock ticks down! Abolfazl Maghsodlou is tackled by Nitesh Kumar.

UP Yoddha 30-23 Gujarat: Sachin with an unsuccessful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, Ashu Singh is the tackler.

UP Yoddha 29-23 Gujarat: Rishank Devadiga with a successful raid for UP Yoddha, eliminates Ruturaj Koravi.

UP Yoddha 28-23 Gujarat: Sachin brings up a Super 10 with a successful raid which also yields a bonus point. Ashu Singh is the UP Yoddha player eliminated.

UP Yoddha 28-21 Gujarat: Rohit Gulia's been tackled by Sumit and suddenly, UP Yoddha has pulled away again after Gujarat Fortunegiants inflicted an all-out! With six minutes left on the clock, we have an official timeout too.

UP Yoddha 27-21 Gujarat: UP Yoddha puts a couple of quick points together, the latest thanks to a successful raid from Rishank Devadiga, who gets a touch on Sunil Kumar.

UP Yoddha 25-21 Gujarat: GAME ON! Sachin with a successful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, eliminates Sachin Kumar, and UP Yoddha is all-out for the first time on the match! What a match we are witnessing! The gap has been cut to four points (from 12 only a few minutes ago).

UP Yoddha 25-17 Gujarat: Sachin with a successful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, eliminates Mohsen Maghsoudlou, who had replaced Rishank Devadiga for UP Yoddha.

UP Yoddha 25-16 Gujarat: Rishank Devadiga wins a bonus point for UP Yoddha. That's followed by empty raids from Rohit Gulia and Surender Gill.

UP Yoddha 24-16 Gujarat: Much-needed SUPER RAID for Gujarat Fortunegiants! Sachin is the raider, he teases the UP Yoddha defenders and returns with four raid points. Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Amit, and Ashu Singh are the players eliminated.

UP Yoddha 24-12 Gujarat: All-out! Surender Gill with a successful do-or-die raid eliminating Sumit and Sunil Kumar and inflicting a second all-out on Gujarat Fortunegiants.

UP Yoddha 20-12 Gujarat: G.B. More replaces Ankit and goes on a raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, but it's another unsuccessful raid from him, his second of the night. Nitesh Kumar's the tackler.

UP Yoddha 19-12 Gujarat: It's a SUPER TACKLE! Sunil Kumar wins two tackle points for Gujarat Fortunegiants, Shrikant Jadhav falls prey to him.

UP Yoddha 19-10 Gujarat: Sonu Jaglan with an unsuccessful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, Ashu Singh is the tackler.

UP Yoddha 18-10 Gujarat: Rohit Gulia only manages to win a bonus point before Shrikant Jadhav secures two raid points for UP Yoddha with the elimination of Parvesh Bhainswal and Gulia.

UP Yoddha 16-9 Gujarat: Rishank Devadiga with an empty raid at the start of second half.

We are ready for the second half!

UP Yoddha 16-9 Gujarat: Successful raid for UP Yoddha! Raider Rishank Devadiga eliminates Ankit and Sachin, giving UP Yoddha a seven-point lead at half-time. With that, Devadiga brings up 450 raid touch points in the Pro Kabaddi League.

UP Yoddha 14-9 Gujarat: ALL-OUT! We have the first all-out of the match, and it's been a remarkable turnaround from UP Yoddha! G.B. More enters the fray and goes on a raid but only manages a bonus point before being tackled by Nitesh Kumar. Gujarat is all-out!

UP Yoddha 11-8 Gujarat: Surinder Gill with another successful raid for UP Yoddha, eliminates Parvesh Bhainswal. With that Gujarat Fortunegiants makes a substitution, bring on G.B. More for Ankit.

UP Yoddha 10-8 Gujarat: Sonu Jaglan with an unsuccessful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants! Sumit is the tackler.

UP Yoddha 9-8 Gujarat: Surender Gill's heavily involved now! He wins a tackle point off Rohit Gulia and wins a raid point on a do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha. Sunil Kumar is the player eliminated.

UP Yoddha 8-8 Gujarat: Surender Gill tackles Rohit Gulia of Gujarat Fortunegiants to pull UP Yoddha level! It was a do-or-die raid for Gulia and Gujarat, and Gulia fell prey to Gill.

UP Yoddha 7-8 Gujarat: On a do-or-die raid, Surender Gill of UP Yoddha gets a touch on Amit. The gap is cut to one point.  Empty raids from Rohit Gulia and Rishank Devadiga subsequently.

UP Yoddha 6-8 Gujarat: Sonu Jaglan with a successful do-or-die raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, Amit is the player out for UP Yoddha.

UP Yoddha 6-7 Gujarat: Shrikant Jadhav is unsuccessful with his do-or-die raid this time! Ankit's the tackler, giving Gujarat Fortunegiants a one-point lead at the halfway mark in the first half. That's followed by a series of empty raids from Sonu, Surender Gill and Rohit Gulia.

UP Yoddha 6-6 Gujarat: Nitesh Kumar with a solid tackle on Sachin, who was on a do-or-die raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants. That's followed by Rohit Gulia winning a bonus point.

UP Yoddha 5-5 Gujarat: Shrikant Jadhav with a successful do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha! Shrikant gets a touch on Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar and UP Yoddha is level in terms of personnel with Gujarat Fortunegiants (5 each).

UP Yoddha 3-5 Gujarat: A successful do-or-die raid from Sachin! Under pressure, Sachin delivers two raid points for Gujarat Fortunegiants with the elimination of Sumit and Rishank Devadiga. Only three players left on the mat for UP Yoddha!

UP Yoddha 3-3 Gujarat: Rishank Devadiga pulls UP Yoddha level with a bonus point.

UP Yoddha 2-3 Gujarat: Rohit Gulia with an unsuccessful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants, Sumit is the tackler. That's followed by an empty raid from UP Yoddha's Shrikant Jadhav. A subdued start to the match here, with both teams tackling better than they are raiding.

UP Yoddha 1-2 Gujarat: Do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha! Surender Gill is unable to win a raid point, with Sunil Kumar producing a solid tackle to win a point for Gujarat Fortunegiants.

UP Yoddha 1-1 Gujarat: Sonu Jaglan gets Gujarat Fortunegiants on board with a successful raid.

UP Yoddha 1-0 Gujarat: Sachin with an unsuccessful raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants first up, followed by empty raids from Rishank Devadiga, Rohit Gulia and Shrikant Jadhav.

We are ready for the start of UP Yoddha versus Gujarat Fortunegiants. Gujarat's Sachin to raid first.

As we wait for the games of the evening to begin, here's who we caught up with for episode 04 of our PKL special, #KingsOfKabaddi - Bengaluru Bulls mainstay, Pawan Sehrawat. Click below to watch the episode.

 

UP Yoddha starting line-up: Shrikant Jadhav, Ashu Singh, Amit, Surender Gill, Rishank Devadiga, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit

Gujarat Fortunegiants starting line-up: Sachin, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rohit Gulia, Sonu, Ankit, Sumit

PREVIEW

UP Yoddha takes on Gujarat Fortunegiants in the first match of the evening with both teams having an opportunity to break into the top six with a win tonight. UP Yoddha is seventh with 37 points and a win will take it up to fifth on the points table, while Gujarat, currently eighth, will propel itself to sixth with a victory.

The second match pits the bottom two teams - Tamil Thalaivas and Patna Pirates - which are desperate for a win. Thalaivas can move up to ninth with a win tonight, while bottom-placed Patna will cut the gap between itself and Thalaivas to two points should it secure a win.