Welcome to the highlights of the 1st fixture of day 3 of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Patna Pirates at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
ACTION IS BARELY DONE FOR THE DAY. THE SECOND MATCH SEES TELUGU TITANS GO UP AGAINST BENGAL WARRIORS. FOLLOW THAT GAME LIVE HERE. Siddharth Desai is not in the starting 7
Scores read JPP vs PP
After opening their campaign with a tie against Puneri Paltana, Patna Pirates has lost its second match of the season. The men in green will walk away with a point though as the’ve kept the margin of defeat under 7 points
35-30 Sachin takes out Ankush
35-28 Bhavani Rajput makes no mistake. Gets a running hand touch on Rohit Gulia
Jaipur down to one man. Can Patna at the very least draw this game? Jaipur is bringing in a raider. Bhavani Rajput comes in for Ankush and he’s in on a do-or-die raid.
34-28 Rahul Chaudhari with an empty raid as his role becomes to run down the clock and cement that lead
34-28 Sachin takes out Sahul. Gifts gifts gifts
34-27 Ajith Kumar comes in for a do or die raid and goes in deep on the left. While the left corner gets his ankles, the right comes in to prevent that half dubki from bearing fruit
34-26 Sunil Kumar gifts Sachin a point
UNDER 5 MINUTES REMAIN. CAN PATNA PULL OFF SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE?
34-25 Arjun says he has a bonus point here before Sajin comes in with a failed thigh hold and gets two points. Rohit Gulia comes in with a super raid, taking out Niyin Chandel and Abhishek KS. Meanwhile, Ankush also brings down Anand Tomar. It’s been a good game in defence for Jaipur.
32-21 Rohit Gulia snaps up a bonus while Arjun Deshwal comes in after and sends Yuvaraj to the bench. Rohit Gulia then heads back and takes out Abhishek KS.
31-19 Sajin has his first successful tackle as he ties down Ajith Kumar. Tijme for a time out
31-18 Sunil Kumar brings down Sachin. Dominance
30-18 Ajith Kumar takes out Anand Tomar. He’s been sublime today, Ajith
29-18 Sachin takes out Sunil Kumar
29-17 Bonus for Jaipur courtesy Arjun Deshwal
SUBSTITUTION: Patna brings in Anand Tomar for Vishwas
28-17 Ajith Kumar picks up a bonus
27-17 ARJUN DESHWAL manages a super raid and takes out three Patna men - Yuvaraj, Sajin C and Sunil. Vishwas is then brought down by Sunil Kumar and PATNA IS ALL OUT YET AGAIN. DOMINANCE HERE BY JAIPUR
21-16 Vishwas takes out Nitin Chandel and a bonus
21-15 Smart smart raiding from Jaipur as Ajith Kumar takes out Neeraj Kumar and Rohit Gulia who oddly charge at him very close to the midline on the left. Why is Patna so eager to gift points here?
SUBSTITUTION Sahul Kumar taken out by Jaipur. Nitin Chandel comes in
19-15 Sachin can’t pierce through the Jaipur defence as Ankush comes in with a dash to be then supported by Sunil with a steady double ankle hold
18-15 Arjun Deshwal is brought down by Sachin as the second half of this encounter opens up
18-14 Rohit Gulia is heavy-lifting today and snaps up two points. Sahul Kumar yet again and Abhishek KS
18-12 Arjun Deshwal gets his revenge and picks up Thyagarajan Yuvaraj. “You’ll send me to the bench? Head over yourself,” his face says!
17-12 Vishwas is unsuccessful is trying to pick a point off Abhishek KS. The latter is having quite a good game in defence today.
16-12 ARJUN IS BROUGHT DOWN by Thyagarajan Yuvaraj. Deshwal has a super 10 to his name and has been rallying this Jaipur side tonight. But he is bummed out to be sent to the bench now. Can Patna use this opportunity to slow down the game?
16-11 SACHIN IS TACKLED for the first time tonight Ankush putting in the crucial tackle. Job well done by Jaipur
15-11 Another two point raid for Arjun Deshwal as he gets Sunil and Sajin C whose dashes are not working tonight.
13-11 JAIPUR HAS INFLICTED AN ALL OUT HERE. Rohit Gulia thinks he can jump over the Jaipur mound but is brought down with ease by Ankush. Arjun then manages a bonus while Sachin who stepped out to accommodate Naveen Sharma is back to take his place on the mat
8-10 RAHUL CHAUDHARI IS FURIOUS. Sahul Kumar concedes a bonus and a touch to Sachin. Two points to Patna
8-8 Sachin gets a bonus after which Arjun Deshwal, coming in when Patna has a super tackle opportunity, takes out Sajin
7-7 TWO POINTS FOR ARJUN DESHWAL. The right defending chain charges at him in installments and it’s an easy two points. Scores level.
5-7 Arjun Deshwal’s momentum takes him into the lobby but Arjun feels he’s got a touch on Sunil. The referee says raider safe but Patna believes he’s out on the lobby without a touch and take a review. Replays show him getting a clear touch on Sunil’s thigh. After he enters the lobby, we still see a foot in the orange lobby area so he’s not out of the playing area either. Let’s see how the TV umpire looks at this.
4-7 So a little bit has happened here. Another unsuccessful raid for Rahul Chaudhari as he is brought down by Sachin. Vishwas and Arjun manage a few successful raids to keep the scores ticking for both teams
2-4 Arjun Deshwal takes out Sajin C. Jaipur wil hope Arjun takes over the leadership of the raiding here.
1-4 Rohit Gulia comes in for a do-or-die raid and manages a bonus
1-3 Ajith Kumar gets Jaipur its first point of the night with a touch on Neeraj Kumar
0-3 Rahul Chaudhari is surrounded and Sunil instigates a Chakravyuh to leave Chaudhari stranded. Early advantages for Patna here.
0-2 Rohit Gulia begins raiding duties for Patna and he gets two points up front. He takes out Abhishek KS and manages s bonus
Jaipur has won the toss and Patna will raid first
FIRST THOUGHTS: Rahul Chaudhari makes it to the starting VII yet again. I am more baffled by Sahul Kumar still finding the confidence of the team management. It is important to remember though that this is just their second game of the season. While we assess players from what happened last season and find pattern or continuity, for teams this is a fresh slate. Will be interesting to see what Jaipur comes up with today against this feisty Patna side.
MATCH BEGINS AT 7:30PM IST
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Arjun Deshwal, Sunil Kumar, Abhishek KS, Rahul Chaudhari, V Ajith, Sahul Kumar, Ankush
Patna Pirates: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Rohit Gulia, Vishwas S, Sunil, Thiyagarajan Yuvraj
WATCH | Rahul Chaudhari told Sportstar in 2019 that he would marry only after winning the PKL title. Much changed that season as his form dipped. Since then, the Showman has started a family, changed PKL sides twice and as recently as last week, led UP to a gold medal at the National Games. Throwback to that interview from 2019
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 16 | Jaipur: 7 | Patna: 9 | Tie: 0
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Bhavani Rajput
Patna Pirates: Sachin
FORM GUIDE IN PKL 9:
Lost vs UP Yoddhas - 32-34
tie vs Puneri Paltan - 34-34
Jaipur Pink Panthers narrowly missed out on a win against UP Yoddhas (32-34) and will hope to make amends when it goes up against Patna Pirates on Sunday.
Patna, playing without Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui didn’t seem too hot and bothered without the Iranian as the defence pulled in a decent shift vs Aslam Inamdar’s Pune. Patna’s issues lie in raiding where, despite contributions from Rohit Gulia, Sachin was left handling raiding responsibilities almost singlehandedly. Patna’s success last season came from a three-pronged attack which also had Prashant Kumar Rai and Monu Goyat alongside Guman Singh, but this time, Sachin almost pulled off a lone wolf act.
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Jaipur. on the other hand, has two exciting defensive prospects in Abhishek KS and Ankush but Sahul Kumar in the right corner has been a liability. Perhaps the team could try and swap out Sahul for a younger pair of legs in the starting seven and bring him on as a substitute when required. The same strategy could come in handy in dealing with Rahul Chaudhari. He struggled to score in the first game against UP Yoddhas (one point in eight raids). Arjun Deshwal (eight points) and Bhavani Rajput (four points) were bright sparks in that fixture and would do well as a raiding pair.
As these two teams go up against each other, Jaipur will need to tighten all departments while Patna needs to plug gaps in raiding and
Where can you watch Jaipur Pink Panthers 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.