Welcome to the live coverage of the 3rd fixture of 22nd October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Giants at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Scores read Haryana vs Gujarat:
Ram Mehar Singh wins the battle of the coaches. These two, Ram Mehar Singh and Manpreet Singh are bitter rivals and with this, their head to head evens out at five wins a piece in 10 meetings. This is Haryana’s fourth loss on the trot, while Gujarat enters the top four.
38-42 Bonus plus one point (Defender out) to Haryana, tackle point to Gujarat.
36-41 Rakesh takes his time and in the last 10 seconds, goes for a point. Nitin Rawal comes for him and Rakesh is happy to take a point off the man as he makes it past the midline
36-40 Rakesh comes in wastes some more time but Haryana comes in and gets what looks like a bonus plus one point. But the bonus is not given and Haryana can’t appeal.
35-40 Shankar Gadai goes in for Prapanjan and gives away a point. Gujarat needs to take some more time to deny Haryana time to make any gains.
34-40 Haryana is now reviewing for the bonus. Looks like this review request was taken before the timeout was taken. Replays show no bonus. Now the replays show Meetu. Is this the raid in question or are they checking Sushil’s? Confusion momentarily as we wonder why Meetu’s raid was shown at all. Sushil is the man in the question. NO BONUS. Neither team has a review now.
Ram Mehar says don’t give away points, take patient raids. 28 SECOND RAIDS.
2:10 is the time left on the clock. Can Gujarat see this win through?
34-40 Rakesh gets a quick bonus while Arkam Shaikh lets Sushil taste the mat. Ram Mehar Singh calls for a timeout to break the flow. Six minute lead to Gujarat as it stands.
34-38 Rakesh is back on court, courtesy Chandran Ranjit bringing down Meetu
34-37 Sonu, who is tasked with bringing Rakesh back, is brought down by Nitin Rawal. Manpreet loves what he seeing.
33-37 Meetu gets an easy touch on Rakesh. Why was this mistake made? Rakesh being on the bench is bad news for Gujarat
32-37 Rakesh takes out Amirhossein Bastami
A little over five minutes remain.
32-36 Bonus plus one point for Meetu. Brilliant stuff from him and the deficit is four points
30-36 Haryana gets the bonus but GUJARAT INFLICTS THE ALL OUT.
29-33 Meetu and Bastami on the mat and Rakesh gets a touch on Bastami and then cartwheels to the midline.
29-32 Meetu is the last man standing and gets a bonus and a touch on Rinku Narwal
27-32 Super tackle opportunity for Haryana with Meetu and Nitin Rawal on the mat. Nitin Rawal falls.
27-31 Haryana gets a bonus
26-31 Rakesh now removes Jaideep and Prapanjan. Too simple the touches as he runs through a sort of chain these two formed. Haryana is listless in passages.
26-29 Rakesh takes out Mohit on the left corner.
Haryana is getting an earful from Manpreet. Especially to Nitin Rawal, for leaking so many points.
Just over 10 minutes remain and it looks like Haryana is in a slight spot of trouble.
26-28 Rinku was lightning quick! Manjeet has his back to the defense and Rinku dashes him out of the mat. Manpreet screams and tells Manjeet the very same thing. Elementary error from the Haryana raider.
26-27 Rakesh gets two points. A bonus and a point for Amirhossein Bastami stepping out of the play area. Oh hold on. Referees take away the bonus.
26-26 Bastami handles Mahendra Ganesh Rajput as he gets a grip on his waist and pulls him back. Nitin Rawal helps with some pressure from the front. Gujarat reviews for the bonus. NO BONUS, the replays show.
25-26 GUJARAT INFLICTS THE ALL OUT. Haryana gets the bonus. Gujarat gets a slender one point lead.
24-23 Rakesh makes quick work of Joginder Narwal to get his super 10.
24-22 A team effort helps Gujarat send out Sushil. Arkam Shaikh comes good there.
24-21 Rakesh gets an easy point as Manjeet goes for a tackle too high up
24-20 Manjeet lunges forward as he moves from left to right on the court and he gets Sourav Gulia
23-20 Rakesh takes out Meetu after he throws in an unnecessary tackle
23-19 Rakesh expected more but he gets just two points from this raid. Rakesh does not review, we wonder why. The deficit still 4 points. Nitin Rawal and Jaideep Dahiya are who he takes out.
23-17 Meetu gets a bonus point
22-17 Rakesh gets an early point as he’s tackled close to the midline by Mohit Nandal
HALFTIME: 22-16 in favour of Haryana. Haryana started on the backfoot in this game but their defense has brought them back. They have twice the number of tackle points Gujarat has and that’s proving to be the difference. Amirhossein Bastami and Jaideep, who has high five to his name, have been pivotal for Haryana
22-16 Chandran Ranjit is brought down by Nitin Rawal as the halftime whistle goes.
21-16 Meetu turns it around as he INFLICTS AN ALL OUT ON THE GUJARAT GIANTS. Meetu gets a touch on one defender and then with his head as the pivot, he uses his lower body to propel his leg across the midline. Just brilliance and Manpreet is jumping on the side. Shankar Gadai, Sandeep Kandola the defenders who couldn’t hold on.
17-16 Prashant Kumar Rai is not the swift force he once was. He is brought down by the Haryana defense on the right.
16-16 Manjeet is a smart raider. He wanted everyone there and he reached out for more after going past the midline. He levels scores. Sourav Gulia and Arkam Shaikh the victims.
14-16 Amirhossein Bastami was charging at Chandran Ranjit from the back and Ranjit is actually lucky that Jaideep in the left took him down first.
13-16 Prapanjan is chipping away here as he gets Rinku Narwal
12-16 Ram Mehar wants three points but Chandran Ranjit gets just two. Jaideep and Nitin Rawal the scalps.
12-14 Meetu gets a gentle toe touch on Rakesh. Lead raider removed.
Ram Mehar Singh: You’re ruining the game by giving away bonuses.
11-14 Meetu gets a bonus for Haryana
10-14 Rakesh takes out Mohit Nandal
10-13 Meetu now has Sourav Gulia. The defender who is having a good night is sent to the bench
9-13 Jaideep in the left cover gets a hold of Chandran Ranjit’s left thigh and he can’t get away
8-13 Sourav Gulia, moves to the corner from right cover, comes in with a clutch ankle hold on K. Prapanjan
8-12 Meetu comes in and gets a big touch on Shankar Gadai, slips out of his late hold attempt.
7-12 Sliding toe touch from Chandran Ranjit to pick up Nitin Rawal
7-11 Manjeet restarts with a bonus
6-11 RAKESH TRIGGERS THE ALL OUT. HARYANA ON THE BACKFOOT. Rakesh forces one defender out while Jaideep gives in to get the all out done with.
6-7 Clutch tackle from Rinku. Meetu is held as he turns his back on Rinku and finds himself pulled back into the Gujarat half.
6-6 Just like that, scores are even. Jaideep and Mohit combine to bring down Rakesh. Jaideep with the ankle hold and Mohit with the block/dash.
4-6 Sushil gets a bonus for Haryana
3-6 Rakesh is given just Bastami’s point but he is insisting he has two touches. Haryana is down to two men now as a result. K. Prapanjan the second point that Rakesh gets
3-4 Manjeet comes in on a do or die raid and he runs right into the Gujarat web, much to Ram Mehar Singh’s delight. Sourav Gulia and Arkam Shaikh doing the work. Nicely finished.
3-3 Prashant Kumar Rai takes out Nitin Rawal to level scores
3-2 Sourav Gulia takes down Meetu. Point to Gujarat
3-1 Amihossein Bastami puts in an insane tackle. He pulls Rakesh and turns him around right next to the midline and puts him on the ground,. Just pure strength. Rakesh’s foot crossed the midline, but in the air and that does not count!
2-1 Mohit Nandal does a great job as he comes in from the left, turns and thumps Chandran Ranjit in the right.
1-1 Chandran Ranjit is carrying his momentum from the last game as he gets a touch on Jaideep Dahiya
1-0 Manjeet has a bonus straight up
Gujarat Giants have won the toss and selected court
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet, Mohit Nandal, Jaideep Dahiya, Meetu Sharma, K Prapanjan, Amirhossein Bastami, Nitin Rawal
Gujarat Giants: Rakesh, Sourav Gulia, Arkam Shaikh, Chandran Ranjit, Prashant Kumar, Shankar Gadai, Rinku Narwal
Haryana Steelers head into this game after suffering a close defeat against U Mumba. Joginder Narwal’s side have two wins and three losses and are placed in the ninth position on the points table. Manjeet has been the best raider for the Steelers with 39 raid points. Meetu has been a helping hand for Manjeet with 29 raid points and will be aiming to score on a regular basis. In defence, Mohit Nandal and Jaideep Dahiya have been a force to reckon with as they have scored 14 and 12 tackle points respectively. Nitin Rawal has been the third-best defender for the team with nine tackle points.
From top performances to top duds, we discuss them all in our weekly PKL recap YouTube live stream. Check out this week’s analysis here:
On the other hand, Gujarat Giants will go into this game after a big win against U.P. Yoddhas. It has been a roller coaster ride for them this season as they have two wins and two losses along with a tie. With 60 raid points, Rakesh has been the go-to man for the Giants in the attack. Their captain, Chandran Ranjit has scored 31 raid points and will look to lead from the front after a good performance last time around. All-rounder, Parteek Dhaiya has also chipped in with 15 raid points. In defence, Sourav Gulia has impressed with his defensive skills and has contributed with 13 tackle points, while Arkam Shaikh and Shankar Gadai have amassed 9 and 8 tackle points for Gujarat Giants respectively.
HARYANA STEELERS RESULTS THIS SEASON
Lost 31-44 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
GUJARAT GIANTS RESULTS SO FAR:
Drew 31-31 with Tamil Thalaivas
Lost 18-25 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 10 | Haryana: 6 | Gujarat: 3 | Tie: 1
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Haryana: Amirhossien Bastami
Gujarat Giants: Rakesh
Where can you watch Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Giants PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Saturday, October 22.
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