Welcome to the coverage of the 1st fixture of day 5 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Scores read - Haryana Steelers vs Tamil Thalaivas
HARYANA STEELERS BEAT TAMIL THALAIVAS 27-22, In the defence-dominated game, Manjeet made the difference for Haryana and led his team to another victory here in Bengaluru.
27-22 Visvanath takes a point in the Do-or-Die raid, and with that, the match ends here. A very good match for Haryana, Tamil Thalaivas too played a good game. However, they were missing their star raider Pawan Sehrawat for sure.
27-21 Meetu is not giving any freebies to Tamil Thalaivas here, takes a point in a Do-or-die raid. Coach Manpreet has told them to go all-in and make sure the gap goes above seven points, this is good thinking by Haryana’s coach.
26-21 Killing the time strategy is still ON!
J Udaya Kumar is asking their players for at least a super tackle.
26-21 Manjeet is killing the time here and it is definitely working for Haryana here.
26-21 A bonus and a point for Visvanath V in a Do-or-Die raid for Tamil. Umpire says only one point, and Tamil Thalaivas reviews it. REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL, Visvanath went beyond the bonus line but the other leg was in the air.
26-20 Meetu takes a point in a Do-or-Die raid, with only two men standing for Tamil.
25-20 A couple of empty raids
TIME-OUT! 5 points deficit for Tamil Thalaivas with less than five minutes on the clock.
25-20 Haryana taking a point back, yet again!
24-20 Super tackle by Thalaivas to take two points.
24-18 Manjeet on a role in defence as well, takes another point as a defender!
23-18 Haryana’s defence made up for the raider’s mistakes. Mohit took Sachin out.
22-18 Sagar takes the raider Vinay out off the mat.
22-17 A couple of empty raids from Meetu and Sachin.
Manpreet is telling his players to be cautious and not to give freebies. NO ADVANCE TACKLE
22-17 A brilliant super tackle by the captain himself to remove Manjeet, Sagar, YOU BEAUTY!
22-15 Thalaivas’ raider attempts a kick on Nitin but the right corner is quick to pounce and dash him off the mat.
21-15 Meetu comes in for a raid against a four-man defence and takes no risk.
21-15 Maneet jumps and hops for an easy point here. Pressure is mounting for Thalaivas.
19-14 Manjeet goes in for a raid but could not manage to take points and gives his point to Tamil.
19-13 Haryana pulled it back, taking three consecutive points, courtesy to the raiders
16-13 Haryana manages to take two points here, one in the raid and the other in defence.
16-11 Nitin Rawal is quick on the mat and touches Himanshu after his raid after the break, brilliant by Nitin. Umpire gives one point each to both teams, Haryana’s coach is asking for a review but the officials are not letting him review.
HALFTIME 15-10 IN HARYANA’S FAVOUR
15-10 FANTASTIC TACKLE by Sahil to bring down Manjeet. You could hear the sound of the big man getting pasted to the mat. Needs that strength! HALFTIME!
15-9 Jaideep is a man possessed. He’s making things look too easy here as he bulldozes Narender out of the mat
14-9 Narender gets a bonus for Tamil Thalaivas
14-8 Surrender raid. ALL OUT. Haryana has turned the tide
11-8 WHAT A TACKLE FROM JAIDEEP! Himanshu is pushed out of the court
10-8 MANJEET is tearing through the Thalaivas now as he takes out Abishek and Sagar, this leaves two men on the court for the Thalaivas.
8-8 SCORES LEVEL, finally. Thanks to Manjeet who overcomes Mohit’s attempt at an anklehold. Manjeet is too tall a man to let this hold him back.
7-8 Nitin Rawal and Sahil Gulia pull off some smart tackles here to take a point each for their teams
6-7 NITIN RAWAL. WHAT A STAR. He helps Jaideep Dahiya bring down Ajinkya Pawar by luring him into their trap
5-7 Sahil Gulia HOW ABOUT THAT! I almost thought they’d end up conceding a point but Sahil catches Meetu completely off guard from behind him to swat him down to the ground with some help
5-6 Manjeet goes in on a do-or-die raid. He runs sideways to the left and is brought down there. No escape. Haryana returns the favour with Nitin Rawal doing the same to Narender as Rawal rallies the chain
4-5 Ajinkya Pawar runs straight into a crouching Manjeet and that’s it. He can’t move anymore. Lovely tackle, lovely thigh hold.
3-5 Meetu is smart here, coming in here on a do-or-die raid. He gets a solid kick on M Abishek and then cartwheels to make it to the midline
It’s nice to see Nitin Rawal rallying this team and giving Meetu some advice before sending him out to raid
SUB: HARYANA brings Meetu in for Joginder Narwal
2-5 Rakesh Narwal is blocked first on the right by Mohit and then turned and brought down to the mat by the reinforcements coming in. Very smart work. Narender follows it up with a touch on Monu
2-3 Another error from Jaideep who tries to tackle Himanshu too close to the midline. It’s almost as if Tamil Thalaivas knew this was coming
2-2 Rakesh Narwal gets a touch on Narender
1-2 DEFENCE! Sagar Rathee the captain employs his chain with good effect and locks Manjeet in the centre of the Thalaivas half.
1-1 Himanshu is held by Jaideep on the ankles. With a small struggle, Himanshu makes it to the midline. Big fish in the defence heads to the bench
1-0 Haryana Steelers opens the scoring with Manjeet getting a very simple hand touch on M Abishek
7:30PM IST LIVE ACTION BEGINS- Tamil Thalaivas have won the toss and Haryana Steelers will raid first. Sagar Rathee takes over from Pawan as captain
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet, Mohit, Jaideep Dahiya, Rakesh Narwal, Nitin Rawal, Monu, Joginder Narwal
Tamil Thalaivas: Ajinkya Pawar, M Abishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Narender, Sagar, Sahil Gulia
INJURY UPDATE FOR PAWAN SEHRAWAT: The update is there is no update. We have not had any official information come through about the nature or gravity of Pawan’s injury
Haryana Steelers registered an emphatic win in their opening game of vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9. In their second encounter of the campaign, they will face Tamil Thalaivas and will look to continue the momentum. Manjeet looked in sublime form for Haryana Steelers as he amassed 18 raid points in the first game of the season. Raiders like Rakesh Narwal and Vinay need to up their sleeves and up the ante in the raiding department. Haryana Steelers captain Joginder Narwal was on point while executing his plans on the mat but he couldn’t manage to open his account in the defence. The skipper will look to lead his side by example by adding points to his tally and encouraging defenders like Monu and Jaideep Dahiya to take up the responsibility. Mohit was the pick of the defenders for Haryana Steelers in the previous game with 3 tackle points and will look to continue his form. Nitin Rawal looked promising in the first game in both departments and scored 7 points. The ace all-rounder will be expected to stay on top of his game.
Missing Pawan Sehrawat? So are we. Check out this interview of the Hi-Flier from Season 7 of the PKL back when he was with the Bengaluru Bulls to know his Kabaddi journey
On the other hand, Tamil Thalaivas had a decent start to vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 as they managed to end the game in a tie and earn 3 points. Narender who made his debut in the previous game against Gujarat Giants was mighty impressive as he scored a Super 10 and was the best raider for the team. Tamil Thalaivas would expect him to go full throttle while raiding. Ajinkya Pawar managed to get only three raid points and will look to live up to the billing in this upcoming encounter. In defence, Sahil Gulia was a big positive for Tamil Thalaivas who produced four tackle points. Himanshu who is listed as a defender contributed to the attack with five raid points. He would look to support Sahil and add more value to Tamil Thalaivas’ defence. Sagar who was the best defender for Tamil Thalaivas in the previous season is yet to get off the mark in defence but will look to up his game in this clash.
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 7 | Haryana: 2 | Tamil: 2 | Tie: 3
PREVIOUS RESULTS THIS SEASON
Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors 41-33
Tamil Thalaivas tied with Gujarat Giants 31-31
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender
Where can you watch Haryana Steelers vs Tamil Thalaivas PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Tuesday.
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