Welcome to the coverage of the 1st fixture of day 6 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Bengaluru Bulls and Bengal Warriors at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
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Warriors give away a consolatory point in the last raid of the game but walk away with a big win to deny Bengaluru any points from this game. Same issues for Bulls who looked like they experienced a deja vu of the Puneri Paltan match but with the opposite result.
Aman gets carded for foul play and will play no further part of this game
Deepak Niwas Hooda is SUPER TACKLED . Locked into the defense. Poor poor game for the veteran
Deepak Niwas Hooda gets his first point of the night with a touch on Neeraj Narwal. Meanwhile, Harmanjit Singh gets Vaibhav Garje.
Neeraj Narwal puts in a quick raid after thinking he has the bonus but nope. He’s not done enough
Randhir asks his boys to get him a point. Vaibhav Garje won’t allow it. He brings down Sachin Narwal
Girish Ernak gets his revenge as he piles on Bharat on the left flank.
Shrikant Jadhav going in a very simple raid, is timed out! What’s going on today with the time and these players?
This is kabaddi, till the last five minutes, you don’t know where the game will turn.
- Randhir getting a reality check here. He tells his boys that it’s ok if this match has to be let go of, manage the point from this game.
Bharat gets a quick bonus. Five minutes remain.
Balaji with a smart strong thigh hold on Vikash Kandola
So easy. Maninder making a mockery of the Bulls defence with an advanced tackle and Maninder strolls to the midline
Vaibhav Garje , the right corner, is a little too eager. Vikash Kandola is happy to escape his hold and take the point
Girish Ernak starts off in a promising manner in every game and then tanks. He makes his fifth mistake of the night as he allows Vikansh Kandola to steal a touch off him
Shrikant Jadhav takes our Saurabh Nandal
Bharat is awarded a two points but it’s contended. Referees correct themselves and give both teams a point each
Deepak Niwas Hooda’s horror show continues . Randhir Sehrawat has told his boys that things will look better if they can effect one all out!
Bulls came into this game after a scintillating win over Puneri Paltan over the weekend. While the Bulls will be miffed about not registering a big win and making some gains in the score difference column of the points table, head coach Randhir Singh Sehrawat is not one to diminish the win, margin irrespective.
Bharat uses the lobbies and takes out Girish Ernak yet again as a timeout is called.
Shrikant Jadhav wants a piece of the super raids pie as he takes out Mahender Singh and Rajnesh. While Bharat chips in for the Bulls removing Girish Ernak. Maninder follows routine and takes out Aman. Fairly simple for the Warriors.
Neeraj Narwal gets the bonus but he’s brought down by Shubham Shinde on the riught. ALL OUT INFLICTED YET AGAIN
Rajnesh come in for Mayur Kadam but Maninder Singh gets him out
Bharat is castled as he loses all awareness of the cover surrounding him and he falls on the left.
MIGHTY MANI. The big man has taken out Aman, Mahender Singh and Vikash Kandola. Randhir Sehrawat is LIVID. He does not have a review! Big pity
Bharat keeps the scoreboard ticking with a bonus
Bharat takes out Girish Ernak. PHYSICAL
Maninder Singh seems to be targetting Saurabh Nandal as he sends him to the bench
Warriors are envigorated by the all-out as Vikash Kandola is thumped down by Girish Ernak.
Maninder is castling two people on the mat. He gets a touch on the left corner , which is Bharat here, and then heads to Vikash Kandola. Gets both and pulls away to the midline. Buls review as they believe Bharat has stepped out of bounds before Maninder got the touch, which means the touch won’t count. But won’t Maninder’s touch on Vikash stand anyway? The raid went on for a full 20 odd seconds. The all-out stands anyway right? If Bharat is out and Mani gets Vikash, it still becomes an all out right? YES. REFEREE VALIDATES MANINDER’S ALL OUT.
Vikash Kandola gets a bonus. Maninder takes out Aman. Vikash Kandola takes out Shubham Shinde.
Familiar story for Bengaluru Bulls as they allow Bengal Warriors to come back into this game after being silenced early on. A funny part of this game has been the ineffectiveness in the do-or-die raids for both sides. Bengal Warriors’ raiders have started in an ordinary manner. Maninder Singh is becoming a crutch for the Warriors. They struggle when he struggles. A pattern Baskaran will want to break as soon as he can.
Neeraj Narwal is brought down by Girish Ernak while Maninder Singh takes out Saurabh Nandal. And that’s half-time .
Maninder Singh takes out Mayur Kadam and Mahender Singh for an effortless two points in this raid
Bharat is brought down by Vaibhav Garje while Maninder finally opens his account with a bonus
Akash Pikalmunde is brought in. Gets the bonus but is tackled by Neeraj Narwal. ALL OUT. BENGAL STRUGGLING HERE. Deja vu
Vikash Kandola comes in with a super tackle chance for Warriors. Shrikant Jadhav with a jersey pull invites some trouble but referees just say the raider is safe. Lucky miss this.
Bharat gets a simple touch on Manoj Gowda. Shrikant Jadhav gets a bonus point
Bengal brings in Manoj Gowda for Balaji D. Contentious raid here. Manoj Gowda might have a bonus here which the referees don’t give. Officials are discussing the raid here. BONUS PLUS TWO POINTS. SUPER RAID. Lovely work, Manoj Gowda. This scoreline read 12-4 first. Now it’s 9-7. Aman, Mayur Kadam plus a bonus.
Vikash Kandola pushes both defenders to one side and successfully tempts out Vaibhav Garje who gifts the point
Deepak Niwas Hooda, who has an incredible DOD record also fails. Elementary errors for Warriors here. Odd.
Bharat picks out Shubham Shinde
Aman brings down Shrikant Jadhav, while Bharat gets a bonus for Bulls. Aman stars again,. bringing down Maninder SIngh and denying his first point of the night as a couple of points are earned on either side. Maninder having a slow game again is not encouraging at all.
Neeraj Narwal also runs out of time but he’s tackled right before the clock runs down so point well deserved for Buls
Neeraj Narwal can’t finish the raid on time and is tackled anyway right near the midline. Poor planning. Not something Randhir Sehrawat will be happy with
Why is Maninder here? He’s not your go-to DOD man. And is rightly tackled on the left flank.
Interesting tackle here of Vikash Kandola. He runs into Girish Ernak on the left who is like a boulder here. He stops Vikash in his tracks and gets reinforcements to complete the tackle and restrict that dangling hand
Girish Ernak handles the block and Shubham Shinde handles the lower body as the tall and strong Bharat is pushed out of the court on the right of the mat.
Mahender with an error there as he puts in an advanced tackle unnecessarily
Bulls draw first blood as Aman gets big man Maninder with a double ankle hold.
Actor Kicha Sudeep is in the house to watch his home side take on Bengal Warriors. Will he prove to be lucky for the side to carry on its unbeaten streak? We will have to wait and see.
Bulls: Vikash Kandola, Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Bharat, Neeraj Narwal, Saurabh Nandal, Aman
Warriors: Maninder Singh, Vaibhav Garje, Balaji D, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Shrikant Jadhav, Shubham Shinde, Girish Ernak
Matches: 18 | Bengaluru: 9 | Bengal: 9 | Tie: 0
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Bengaluru Bulls: Bharat
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh
Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, will be confident about their chances of getting the better of Bengaluru Bulls after winning their last match against Telugu Titans. After a loss in their first encounter of the season, the Warriors found form in their second game to register a comprehensive 20-point win. Their captain Maninder Singh was back to his best and registered a Super 10. He’s scored a total of 18 raid points this season and has been helped in attack by all-rounder Deepak Hooda, who has a total of nine raid points to his name so far. Another all-rounder that’s been helped in attack for the Warriors is Manoj Gowda, who has scored eight raid points. Defensively, Bengal Warriors have seen Girish Maruti Ernak leading by example and his nine tackle points in two games make him one of the most dominant defenders in Season 9. That said, he’ll be hoping for more support from the rest of his teammates since the likes of Shubham Shinde, Balaji D and Vaibhav Garje haven’t accounted for many tackle points.
Bengaluru Bulls will be eager to maintain their perfect start to vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 when they face Bengal Warriors on Wednesday. The Bulls have won both their matches in the ongoing campaign and will be aiming for a third successive victory. Their attack has been led by Vikash Kandola and Bharat in Season 9 with the former scoring 17 raid points and the latter amassing 16 raid points so far. Neeraj Narwal has chipped in with eight raid points as well. Their defence, meanwhile, has seen familiar faces in Saurabh Nandal and Mahender Singh leading the way with seven and six tackle points respectively. Aman is another defender from the Bulls who has made his presence felt with four tackle points so far.
Raiders: Vikash Kandola, Bharat, Neeraj Narwal, More G B, Harmanjit Singh, Nageshor Tharu, Lal Mohar Yadav, Harmanjeet Singh,
Defenders: Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Rajnesh, Yash Hooda, Naik, Rohit Kumar., Sudhakar Krishant
All-Rounders: Rahul Khatik, Sachin Narwal, Rajesh Narwal, Narender Hooda
Raiders: Maninder Singh, Shrikant Jadhav, Akash Pikalmunde, Aslam Saja Mohamed Thambi, R Guhan, Suyog Baban Gaikar, Parshant Kumar.
Defenders: Girish Ernak, Amit Sheoran, Surender Nada, Parveen Satpal, Shubham Shinde, Soleiman Pahlevani, Sakthivel R, Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje.
All-Rounders: Deepak Niwas Hooda, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Ashish Kumar (Sangwan), Rohit, Balaji D, Vinod Kumar, Manoj Gowda K
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Wednesday.