Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st fixture of 23rd October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Scores read Bengaluru vs Patna:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: BENGALURU BULLS TIED WITH PATNA PIRATES! How can you believe and swallow what has happened, it was Patna’s game throughout the match and they gave it away in the final raid. Rohit Gulia could not return safely without giving his point, and the Bulls did the unbelievable for the second time in a row by turning the tables on U Mumba yesterday and defeating them after taking a 17-point deficit. Bengaluru did the same today, defending well and making up for a 12-point lead with only 12 minutes remaining.
31-31 This is surely the last raid of the match, Bengaluru Bulls are not in the mood to give any chance to Rohit Gulia, Rohit just has to touch the white line and come back to ensure Patna’s victory. OH MY GOD! how could you do that? Rohit fails to come back as the Bulls pounced on him and they successfully defended this match in some style. The score levels and it’s a TIE!
30-31 Oh no! Patna, what are you doing here? Bharat comes in and goes away with another point, captain Neeraj has done this mistake. Will that be costly for Patna?
29-31 Bharat goes quickly and touched Manish and reduced the deficit by only two points.
28-31 The Bulls have finally INFLICTED AN ALL-OUT here. The clock has only 80 seconds left, can the Bulls pull off another reaper?
25-31 Vikash touches Sachin and Patna again with a lone guy.
24-31 Rohit touches Mahender and a very silly mistake from the Bulls as they are giving them free points here. Patna again with two men.
24-30 Vikash takes Neeraj’s touchpoint and Patna is now the lone man standing.
23-30 Monu fails to take a point, Bulls are on fire right now.
22-30 SUPER-TACKLE by Panta, oh beautiful by Patna. Naveen will get the point of Bharat
22-28 Bharat will take Manish this time and the Bulls are back in the game, Patna with two men.
21-28 Bharat goes in quickly and touches Chiyaneh, Patna has only left with three men again.
20-28 Monu comes in for a Do-or-Die raid and he will go back successfully with a touchpoint of Rajnesh.
The bulls have been brilliant in the last few minutes, the last passage of play saw Bengaluru reducing Pirates to only three men and it is their game to lose from here as they have to inflict an All-OUT pretty quickly here. With 5 minutes in the clock, will the Bulls be able to repeat yesterday’s gameplay?
20-27 Bharat will take the point of Sunil and the Pirates are down to three men.
19-27 Neeraj throws himself and Bulls has contained Sachin who was looking for a point in a Do-or-Die raid.
18-27 Brilliant dash on Viaksh by none other than Chiyaneh. Vikash has been poor in this match.
18-26 Bharat looks to take point in front of four men in defence of Patna in a Do-or-Die raid but has to go out. Umpires are consulting this decision as they suspect that one of the defenders might have gone out from the mat line. Point is being given to Patna however bulls are reviewing this one. REVIEW SUCCESSFUL as the TV umpire found conclusive evidence to overturn this decision. A point was given to the Bulls but two points are being rewarded to the Pirates as the first player was self-out and the remaining three players completed a SUPER-TACKLE.
17-24 Neeraj won’t let Rohit go from his tackle and he snatched back a point from Patna, both teams are playing slow and focusing on Do-or-Die raids.
16-24 Vikash who comes in as a substitution gets tackled by Chiyaneh. Patna has been tremendous in defence.
16-23 Sachin fails this time but for Patna in a Do-or-Die raid.
15-23 Bharat fails to convert a point this time in a Do-or-Die raid, and Sunil takes him out.
15-22 Bharat is constantly creating pressure on Patna, he will take Monu this time and the deficit is now only seven points.
14-22 Rohit Gulia fails as Narender Hooda tackles him who came in for a Do-or-Die raid.
13-22 Bharat takes a touchpoint on Patna’s best defender, captain Neeraj Kumar has to go.
11-22 Bharat takes a bonus here.
10-22 Rohit initiates another SUPER-RAID, he will take Mahender Singh, Aman and Rajnesh out for three points. 12 points lead to Patna.
HALF-TIME UPDATE: Patna Pirates looks confident and came good against Bengaluru Bulls in its home. The defence of Patna was the highlight of this match, they have maintained a lead of 9 points, can Bengaluru Bulls make a comeback like yesterday? Let’s see!
10-19 Saurabh who just tackled Sachin in Patna’s previous raid gets too excited this time and gave his touchpoint to Rohit Gulia.
10-18 Bharat gets a bonus point.
9-18 Saurabh Nandal, uuuf what a tackle on Sachin. This is where they need to shine and make a comeback.
8-18 Patna’s defence looks so good, high on confidence Chiyaneh tackles captain Vikash Kandola!
8-17 Chiyaneh attempts a double thigh hold on Bharat and troubles for Bulls.
8-16 Points are being exchanged here by good defence by both teams.
7-15 Rohit Gulia taking consecutive points here, another bonus point for him.
7-14 Bharat snatches back two points from Patna’s defence here. He takes Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Monu out.
5-14 Rohit Gulia takes another point, this time a running hand touchpoint on Neeraj Narwal.
5-13 Rohit Gulia takes a bonus.
5-12 Sachin takes a bonus point however gives his point as Patna Pirates INFLICTED the first ALL-OUT of this match. A seven points lead to them.
4-9 Sachin will take an easy touchpoint on Rajnesh and the Bulls are a lone man now!
4-8 Vikash has been ushered out by Manish, Patna gaining early advantage here.
4-7 Sachin touches Manish and kept him safe in a Do-or-Die raid.
4-6 Bharat comes in for a Do-or-Die raid but gets tackled once again, this time by right corner Sunil.
4-5 Captain Mahender looks solid today, will get Sachin’s point with a good tackle on him
3-5 Sachin will take multiple points here, how many? one, two, three. it will be a full three as Rajnesh, Neeraj Narwal and Saurabh Nandal has to go out and it is the first SUPER RAID of the match.
3-2 Running hand touch on Manish will give Neeraj Narwal a point here.
2-2 Patient single thigh hold from captain Mahender on Rohit Gulia, point to Bulls.
1-2 Vikash open the scoring account for the Bulls and will take a bonus point while coming back to his court.
0-2 Patna’s defence is attentive today, Neeraj Kumar has tackled Bharat.
0-1 The first point for Patna as Sachin touches Neeraj for a point.
0-0 Vikash starts the proceedings for Bulls, comes out empty-handed
Toss Update: Patna Pirates won the toss, Bengaluru Bulls will raid first.
BENGALURU BULLS: Vikash Kandola, Rajnesh, Mahender Singh, Bharat, Neeraj Narwal, Saurabh Nandal, Aman
PATNA PIRATES: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Manish, Rohit Gulia, Monu, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh
Bengaluru Bulls made a good comeback in their previous game against U Mumba to register a win and are currently in third position on the points table. The Bulls have secured four wins and suffered two losses so far. Bharat and Vikash Kandola have been a deadly duo for them with 61 and 49 raid points respectively. In defence, Saurabh Nandal has been their best tackler with 19 tackle points. Meanwhile, Aman and captain Mahender Singh have scored 14 and 11 tackle points respectively and will have important roles to play in defence for Bengaluru Bulls.
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Patna Pirates, on the other hand, got their first win of the season against Dabang Delhi K.C. in their last match. Prior to this win, the Neeraj Kumar-led side had suffered four losses and played a tie. Sachin and Rohit Gulia have taken on the raiding responsibility for the Pirates with 49 and 47 raid points respectively so far. However, they will need more support in attack from the rest of their teammates to start winning games consistently. The Pirates’ defence has looked solid of late with Mohammadreza Chiyaneh contributing 10 tackle points in four games. Sunil has been their best defender with 17 tackle points while skipper Neeraj Kumar has scored seven tackle points and will be keen to lead his troops from the front.
BENGALURU BULLS RESULTS SO FAR:
PATNA PIRATES RESULTS SO FAR
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 19 | Bengaluru: 5 | Patna: 12 | Tie: 2
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Bengaluru Bulls: Bharat
Patna Pirates: Rohit Gulia
Where can you watch Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Sunday, October 23.