Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st fixture of 31st October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Monday.
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Scores read Gujarat vs Patna:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: PATNA PIRATES DEFEATED GUJARAT GIANTS 34-28
28-34 Sachin, the man again, is the hero for Pirates and a brilliant do-or-die raid. He closes the match by taking Sourav Gulia’s touchpoint in another do-or-die raid!
28-33 Parteek gets Rohit Gulia this time and he brings the deficit to only five points now! Are we going to witness a comeback here? Looks tough as Patna is due in the raid which will surely be the last one of this game.
27-33 Parteek is trying hard to put up a performance that can bring the Giants back in the game but the time is too low and it seems that Gujarat woke up very late in this match.
25-33 Parteek Dahiya takes the point of Neeraj and can they try to inflict an all-out on Patna in the last few seconds of the game?
24-33 Sachin, the do-or-die man for the Pirates get the points yet another time, he benefits from the mistakes of Gujarat’s defence and takes Rinku Narwal and Sourav Gulia out.
24-30 Parteek Dahiya continued the momentum that Lee brings to the team and he too gets two points and Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Manish. will go out.
22-30 Dong Geon Lee straight away goes in for a raid and he comes back with a bonus and touchpoints of Sunil
SUBSTITUTION: In Dong Geon Lee| Out Arkam Shaikh
20-30 Mahendra Rajput gets Neeraj Kumar’s touchpoint and he is the only man who is keeping Gujarat in the match at the moment.
19-30 Sachin gets the touchpoint of Rinku Narwal in a do-or-die raid.
19-29 Manish does the job for Patna in the defence this time, Rakesh falls in the ploy and is tackled by the defence.
19-28 Sunil gets the point of Parteek Dahiya in defence.
19-27 Error from Gujarat’s defence is countering the good deeds of Rakesh at the moment, Sachin will go back with the touchpoint of Sourav Gulia
19-26 Rakesh takes another point as Chiyaneh oversteps!
18-26 Rakesh touches Neeraj and he is back in his half with a point.
17-26 Bonus points to Sachin!
17-25 Chiyaneh! Brute Strength from him, he held the right ankle of Mahendra and the other defenders joins him quite late but he will get the point anyway. Patna’s defence is just not in any mood to stop right now.
17-24 Rinku Narwal gets his first point in the match in the form of Rohit Gulia’s tackle point who came in the do-or-die raid.
16-24 Monu initiates a tackle by a double ankle hold and Chinayeh joins him to tackle Parteek Dahiya, this is a good quality tackle!
16-23 Sourav Gulia shows his strength to Sachin and wrestled him on the mat for a tackle point.
15-23 Mahendra Rajput is performing well for the Giants, he takes Manish’s touchpoint this time.
14-23 Shankar Gadai attempts a solo raid on Rohit Gulia but it’s a very late attempt and Gulia escapes with his point.
14-22 Rakesh in the raid for Gujarat and he attempts for a bonus five times but comes empty-handed.
14-22 Mahendra Rajpur gets a bonus.
13-22 Monu attempts a sliding toe touch on Arkam Shaikh and he gets him.
2nd half is underway!
13-21 Mahendra Rajput takes the touchpoint of Sachin and with this, there is an end to the first half which saw Patna’s defence roaring and inflicting two All-outs within five minutes.
12-21 Shankar Gaidai tackles Rohit Gulia and they will have to do these good tackles more often to stay in the game.
11-21 Monu tackles Mahendra Rajput who will have to go back with a bonus point and with this Patna has INFLICTED SECOND ALL-OUT on Gujarat Giants in the first half.
10-18 Rohit Gulia takes out-of-form Rinku Narwal’s touchpoint and Rajput is the lone man standing for Gujarat.
10-17 Mahendra Rajput takes a bonus point in the do-or-die raid but will that be enough to avoid a second All-OUT for Gujarat as they are left stranded with two guys on the mat?
9-17 Sachin goes in for a do-or-die raid against the four-man defence and he tries hard to touch the right corner, but he takes two points! Baldev Singh and Parteek Dhaiya will go out.
9-15 Parteek Dahiya goes for the raid and he will take the bonus point back with him.
8-15 Rohit Gulia is in for the raid and he touches two defenders, umpires give it but Gujarat REVIEWS this one but the REVIEW IS UNSUCCESSFUL as the video footage was inconclusive to overturn the original verdict.
8-13 A SUPER RAID from Parteek Dahiya, and he has changed the momentum here by taking Monu, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Sunil out of the game.
5-13 Sunil tackles Rakesh and he is struggling to get going tonight.
5-12 Bonus point for Rohit Gulia.
5-10 A bonus point for Parteek but he gets tackled and Patna has INFLICTED AN ALL-OUT to Gujarat, early on in the game
4-7 Sachin goes in front of a two-man defence and he touches Arkam Shaikh, leaving Gujarat with only Parteek Dahiya.
4-6 Bonus for Mahendra Rajput.
3-6 Rohit Gulia gets another point, Baldev Singh will go to the bench this time.
3-5 Rohit Gulia attempts a running hand touch on Rinku and he will have to go out.
3-4 Mahendra Rajput touches Sunil, at least it looks like and the umpire gives the point to Rajput. On court decision has gone in the favour of Gujarat and Patna Reviewed it, REVIEW WAS UNSUCCESSFUL as there was nothing conclusive in the video recap to overturn this decision.
2-4 Sachin bring the point of Shankar Gadai in a do-or-die raid.
2-3 Bonus for Gujarat, Mahendra Rajput takes it.
1-3 Bonus for Rakesh who came in a do-or-die raid but he has been dashed out by Neeraj Kumar, wait, the bonus point is taken away after some consultation.
1-2 Sachin touches Sourav Gulia this time.
1-1 Sachin starts the proceedings for Patna, he goes in and touches Parteek Dhaiya for a point.
1-0 Rakesh opens the account for Gujarat with a bonus.
Patna won the toss, Gujarat to raid first
GUJARAT GIANTS: Rakesh, Sourav Gulia, Akram Shaikh, Parteek Dahiya, Mahendra Rajput, Shankar Gadai, Rinku Narwal
PATNA PIRATES: Sachin, Neeraj, Manish, Rohit Gulia, Monu, Sunil, Mohammedreza Chinayeh
Gujarat Giants: Sourav Gulia
Patna Pirates: Sachin
Matches: 15 | Gujarat: 7 | Patna: 7 | Tie: 1
Gujarat Giants sits on the sixth position in the points table. In the games thus far, the Giants have won four, lost three, and tied one. They will be eager to pull together a run of victories as they attempt to occupy the top four of the standings.
Drew 31-31 with Tamil Thalaivas
Lost 18-25 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Patna Pirates continued its search for the first win of the season until the sixth game. After drawing the first match against Puneri, they went on a slump and lost four consecutive games. So far this season, the three-time champions have two victories, four losses, and two ties. The three-time champs haven’t exactly had the greatest of times. However, with 13 points in the last three games, Patna Patna would be very confident in its ability to take down Gujarat.
Lost 35-30 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Drew 31-31 with Bengaluru Bulls
After winning the last game, Gujarat Giants will be keen to build on its winning momentum. The Giants have won four, lost three and tied one of their games so far and they will be keen to put together a string of victories as they look to occupy the top half of the standings. A lot will depend on Rakesh - their main man in attack - in the upcoming clash as he looks to add to his 96 raid points this season. The likes of Chandran Ranjit (35 raid points) and Parteek Dhaiya (26 raid points) are expected to support Rakesh in attack. Defensively, Sourav Gulia and Arkam Shaikh have been their best tacklers with 24 and 14 tackle points respectively.
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Like Gujarat Giants, Patna Pirates will enter this contest on the back of a win. The three-time champions haven’t had the best of seasons yet with two wins, four losses and two ties so far. They need to start winning more consistently if they want to go beyond the league phase and will hope that both their defence and offence start working in unison soon. Sachin (66 raid points) and Rohit Gulia (62 raid points) have been their biggest attacking threats but they need more support from the rest of their teammates. On the defensive side of things, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Neeraj Kumar have all made their presence felt with 20, 16 and 12 tackle points respectively.
Where can you watch Gujarat Giants 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 Monday, October 31.