Pro Kabaddi, as it happened: Bengaluru Bulls, UP Yoddha emerge victorious; Siddharth Desai heroics in vain for Telugu Titans

It was a facile win for UP Yoddha over Patna Pirates, but Bengaluru Bulls only edged Telugu Titans by a point.

Bengaluru Bulls's Rohit Kumar and Telugu Titans's Siddharth Desai.   -  Twitter @ProKabaddi

It was a facile win for UP Yoddha over Patna Pirates, but Bengaluru Bulls only edged Telugu Titans by a point after Siddharth Desai's heroics set up a thrilling finish to the final match of the Bengaluru leg of PKL 2019.

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FULL-TIME: Bengaluru Bulls beats Telugu Titans 40-39 with Siddharth Desai producing a successful raid right at the end, eliminating Mohit Sehrawat.

Bengaluru 40-38 Titans: Abozar Mighani and Vishal Bhardwaj have been eliminated and Bengaluru Bulls has two points thanks to Pawan Sehrawat!

Bengaluru 38-38 Titans: Siddharth Desai gets a touch point and we are back on level terms with seconds left on the clock. Pawan Sehrawat is the raider for Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 38-37 Titans: Siddharth Desai eliminates Saurabh Nandal with a successful raid for Telugu Titans. Telugu Titans has opted for a timeout with two minutes left on the clock.

Bengaluru 38-36 Titans: Vishal Bhardwaj and Rakesh Gowda have been eliminated with a successful raid from Pawan Sehrawat.

Bengaluru 36-36 Titans: Siddharth Desai with another huge raid for Telugu Titans, wins it three points and his team is level with Bengaluru Bulls having been eight points behind a couple of minutes earlier.

Bengaluru 36-33 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat with a much-needed successful raid for Bengaluru, Krushna Madane is the player eliminated. Three minutes left on the clock, and there's plenty of DRAMA!

Bengaluru 35-33 Titans: Just when you thought something unimaginable couldn't happen, Siddharth Desai wins six points in a SINGLE RAID! And that came right after a timeout taken by Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 35-27 Titans: Rohit Kumar wins two raid points for Bengaluru Bulls, a bonus point to go with the touch point. Only four minutes left on the clock and unless Telugu Titans can inflict an all-out on Bengaluru Bulls, it's unlikely to secure a win.

Bengaluru 33-27 Titans: Siddharth Desai with consecutive successful raids for Telugu Titans, this time eliminates Amit Sheoran.

Bengaluru 33-26 Titans: Siddharth Desai with a successful raid for Telugu Titans, Vijay Kumar is the Bengaluru Bulls player eliminated.

Bengaluru 33-25 Titans: Siddharth Desai tackles Pawan Sehrawat,

Bengaluru 32-24 Titans: Siddharth Desai brings up his Super 10, with a successful raid, eliminating Saurabh Nandal.

Bengaluru 32-23 Titans: SECOND ALL-OUT FOR TELUGU TITANS! Saurabh Nanndal tackles Rajnish and Bengaluru Bulls continues to pull away from Telugu Titans.

Bengaluru 29-22 Titans: Rakesh Gowda's eliminated! Pawan Sehrawat with a successful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 28-22 Titans: Rakesh Gowda wins a bonus point along with a touch point, eliminating Vijay Kumar.

Bengaluru 28-20 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat wins two raid points for Bengaluru Bulls. C. Arun and Farhad Milaghardan are the Telugu Titans duo eliminated.

Bengaluru 26-20 Titans: Rakesh Gowda with another successful raid, but Telugu Titans still can't make up the huge deficit.

Bengaluru 26-19 Titans: Vishal Bhardwaj's eliminated! Pawan Sehrawat with a successful do-or-die raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 25-19 Titans: Rakesh Gowda with a successful raid, eliminates Rohit Kumar.

Bengaluru 25-18 Titans: Vijay Kumar with a tackle on Siddharth Desai.

Bengaluru 24-18 Titans: A SUPER RAID AND SUPER TACKLE from Pawan Sehrawat! Vishal Bhardwaj, Abozar Mighani, Krushna Madane are the players eliminated on what was a do-or-die raid for the Bulls.

Bengaluru 21-18 Titans: Siddharth Desai with a successful do-or-die raid for Telugu Titans! Mahender Singh is the player eliminated.

Bengaluru 21-17 Titans: Abozar Mighani with a successful tackle on Rohit Kumar. Telugu Titans has won three points in a row!

Bengaluru 21-16 Titans: Siddharth Desai is doing his best to get Telugu Titans back in the match! He wins two raid points, eliminating Amit Sheoran and Mohit Sehrawat.

Bengaluru 21-14 Titans: Successful raids from Siddharth Desai (Telugu Titans) and Pawan Sehrawat (Bengaluru Bulls).

Bengaluru 20-13 Titans: Rohit Kumar with a successful raid for Bengaluru Bulls, Vishal Bhardwaj is the player eliminated.

Bengaluru 19-13 Titans: Siddharth Desai with a successful raid, eliminates Pawan Sehrawat.

Bengaluru 19-12 Titans: Vishal Bhardwaj and Krushna Madane have been eliminated and Bengaluru Bulls inflicts the first all-out of the match.

Bengaluru 15-12 Titans: Rakesh Gowda with an unsuccessful raid for Telugu Titans to end the first half. Titans reviewed the decision and it was unsuccessful! Only two Titans (Krushna Madane and Vishal Bhardwaj) left on the mat.

Bengaluru 14-12 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat with a successful raid for Bulls. Abozar Mighani is the player eliminated. He now has seven points overall and we are not even halfway through this match!

Bengaluru 13-12 Titans: Bengaluru Bulls has been excellent in tackling during this first half. Armaan is the latest Titan to fall prey to the Bulls. Mohit Sehrawat is the tackler.

Bengaluru 12-12 Titans: Rohit Kumar with an unsuccessful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 12-11 Titans: Siddharth Desai with an unsuccessful raid this time, it's a team effort from Bulls to tackle Desai. It's followed by an empty raid from Rohit Kumar.

Bengaluru 11-11 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat is successfully tackled and Telugu Titans pulls level with Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 11-10 Titans: Siddharth Desai with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

Bengaluru 9-8 Titans: Armaan with an unsuccessful raid, but Bengaluru Bulls wins the point after a successful review.

Bengaluru 8-8 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat with an unsuccessful raid after getting a touch point with his previous raid.

Bengaluru 7-7 Titans: Sumit Singh has been tackled! Both teams haven't been great with their raids at the start of the match.

Bengaluru 7-6 Titans: Armaan with an unsuccessful raid for Telugu Titans. It's followed by an empty raid from Pawan Sehrawat.

Bengaluru 6-6 Titans: Farhad Milaghardan wins a raid point for Telugu Titans to level the score.

Bengaluru 6-5 Titans: Sumit Singh with a successful raid for Bengaluru Bulls, wins a touch point. 

Bengaluru 5-5 Titans: Armaan with an unsuccessful raid for Telugu Titans and we are back on level terms.

Bengaluru 4-5 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat with an unsuccessful raid for Bengaluru Bulls.

Bengaluru 1-2 Titans: Pawan Sehrawat gets Bengaluru Bulls on board with a bonus point.

Bengaluru 0-2 Titans: Siddharth Desai opens his raid points account for the night with a successful raid for Telugu Titans.

Bengaluru 0-1 Titans: Rohit Kumar with an unsuccessful raid first up for Bengaluru Bulls.

The second match of the evening is underway!

Bengaluru Bulls starting line-up: Pawan Sehrawat, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Rohit Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran

Telugu Titans starting line-up: Siddharth Desai, Farhad Milagarhdan, C. Arun, Armaan, Krushna Madane, Abozar Mighani, Vishal Bhardwaj

Stay with us for the start of the second match between Bengaluru Bulls and Telugu Titans.

 

Full-time: UP Yoddha beats Patna Pirates 41-29. A couple of unsuccessful raids, one from each side, to complete the match. UP Yoddha won by 12 points in the end, but Patna Pirates had the lead at the start of the second half but fell away after that! The all-out when Patna Pirates was 23-25 down was the turning point.

Patna 28-40 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal with a successful raid for Patna Pirates. Gurdeep and Nitesh Kumar are the UP Yoddha players eliminated.

Patna 26-40 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav completes a Super 10 and inflicts a third all-out on Patna Pirates! Hadi Oshtorak, Patna Pirates's last man standing, is the player eliminated!

Patna 26-37 UP Yoddha: Patna Pirates can't buy a point at the moment! UP Yoddha has been sensational with his tackling and raiding in the last five minutes. Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou with Patna Pirates's latest unsuccessful raid, he's been tackled by Amit.

Patna 26-36 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav with a successful do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha. Jaideep is the player eliminated.

Patna 26-35 UP Yoddha: Amit Kumar, who had come on as a substitute for Vikas Jaglan, falls prey to Ashu Singh this time! UP Yoddha is flying and closing in on a comfortable win.

Patna 26-34 UP Yoddha: Ashu Singh with a solid tackle on Pardeep Narwal! It's followed by a series of empty raids.

Patna 26-33 UP Yoddha: Ankush wins UP Yoddha a touch point to restore a seven-point lead with six minutes left on the clock.

Patna 26-32 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal with a successful raid for Patna Pirates, eliminates Sachin Kumar.

Patna 25-32 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav with a successful raid for UP Yoddha, which has established a healthy lead with the clock ticking down! Vikas Jaglan and Neeraj Kumar are the players eliminated.

Patna 25-30 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal with a successful raid for Patna Pirates, eliminates Amit, after Ankush had produced a successful raid, earning UP Yoddha one raid point.

Patna 23-29 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill has been the player of the half so far and he inflicts the second all-out on Patna Pirates! Hadi Oshtorak and Jawahar Dagar are the final two Patna Pirates players eliminated.

Patna 23-25 UP Yoddha: Hadi Oshtorak with a successful raid for Patna Pirates.

Patna 22-25 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill follows his tackle on Vikas Jaglan with a successful raid for UP Yoddha. Neeraj Kumar is the player eliminated.

Patna 22-24 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill tackles Vikas Jaglan, who was on a do-or-die raid for Patna Pirates.

Patna 22-23 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill with a successful do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha, Monu is the tackler!

Patna 22-22 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal with an unsuccessful do-or-die raid, with Nitesh Kumar also producing Super Tackle! We are back on level terms. Nitesh awaits his moment before pouncing on the target.

Patna 22-20 UP Yoddha: Ankush comes off the bench and wins UP Yoddha a raid point! He gets a toe-touch on Ashish.

Patna 22-19 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, it seems, can do no wrong tonight! He produces another successful raid and earns Patna Pirates a point. Amit is the player eliminated.

Patna 21-19 UP Yoddha: Monu successfully tackles Shrikant Jadhav and it's a slender lead for Patna Pirates at the start of the second half.

Patna 20-19 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal wins two raid points for Patna Pirates! Sumit and Rishank Devadiga are the players eliminated.

Patna 18-19 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill with an unsuccessful do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha, Vikas Jaglan is the tackler.

Patna 17-18 UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar with a solid tackle on Ashish Kumar and UP Yoddha retakes the lead.

Patna 17-17 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav with a successful raid for UP Yoddha, wins a touch point. Jawahar Dagar is the player eliminated.

Patna 17-16 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal inflicts an all-out! He gets a touch on UP Yoddha's last-standing man, Sumit, and wins Patna Pirates three points!

Patna 14-16 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal with a successful do-or-die raid for Patna Pirates, gets two touch points through Ashu Singh and Rishank Devadiga. From being 5-15 down, Patna Pirates has cut the gap to two points! That brings us to the end of the first half and UP Yoddha has only Sumit on the mat!

Patna 12-16 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav with another unsuccessful tackle! He's been tackled by Jawahar Dagar, who gets an ankle hold this time.

Patna 11-16 UP Yoddha: Vikas Jaglan with a successful do-or-die raid, eliminates Nitesh Kumar and Amit. The deficit has now been cut to five points.

Patna 9-16 UP Yoddha: SUPER TACKLE, AGAIN! Hadi Oshtorak with the Super Tackle this time for Patna Pirates

 

Patna 7-15 UP Yoddha: It's a SUPER TACKLE! Monu with the Super Tackle (an ankle hold) on Shrikant Jadhav to earn two points for Patna Pirates. The combination of Monu and Hadi Oshtorak doing the trick for Patna Pirates.

Patna 5-15 UP Yoddha: Esmaeil with an unsuccessful raid this time, UP Yoddha extends its lead to 10 points. 

Patna 5-14 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal falls prey to Nitesh Kumar! It's an ankle hold that the Patna Pirates captain can't escape from.

Patna 5-13 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav wins three raid points, and he's taken his tally for the night to five points: four touch points and one bonus.

Patna 5-10 UP Yoddha: Esmaeil with a successful raid, his first of the match, for Patna Pirates. He wins a bonus point, too!

Patna 2-9 UP Yoddha: Amit Kumar raids with his team in danger of being all-out! He earns Patna Pirates a bonus point but has been tackled and UP Yoddha inflicts a first all-out on Patna Pirates.

Patna 1-6 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill with another successful raid, this time winning two raid points to give  UP Yoddha a healthy lead early on.

Patna 1-4 UP Yoddha: Surender Gill with a successful raid for UP Yoddha. It was a do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha and he wins a raid point.

Patna 1-3 UP Yoddha: It's a do-or-die raid for Patna Pirates and Pardeep Narwal with a solid tackle, his first tackle point of the evening.

Patna 1-2 UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav wins two raid points for UP Yoddha with his first raid. Two Iranians - Maghsoudlou and Oshtorak - have been eliminated!

Patna 1-0 UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal with a successful raid for Patna Pirates, which is on board.

We are ready to go! Rishank Devadiga with the opening raid.

We are five minutes away from the start of Patna Pirates and UP Yoddha, which are in the bottom half of the table and desperate for a win.

Before the first match gets underway, watch the Fazel Atrachali feature!

 

One of the match-ups of the first encounter of the evening is between two defenders who have been prolific this season. Jaideep and Nitesh Kumar have accrued 30 tackle points each in 12 matches, while the latter has won four Super Tackles compared to Jaideep's two.

Patna Pirates starting line-up: Pardeep Narwal, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas Jaglan, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Monu, Jawahar, Hadi Oshtorak

UP Yoddha starting line-up: Shrikant Jadhav, Ashu Singh, Amit, Surender Gill, Rishank Devadiga, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit

PREVIEW

Patna Pirates takes on UP Yoddha in the first match of the evening, with the former lying 12th on the table and the latter seventh. A win will help Patna, currently ranked 12th, and UP Yoddha, currently seventh, close the points gap on the teams ranked above them. While Patna lost its last match to Bengaluru Bulls, UP Yoddha edged Bengal Warriors in a tight encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.

The second match pits Bengaluru Bulls aagainst Telugu Titans, with both teams registering wins in their previous fixtures. Titans can move up to seventh if UP Yoddha doesn't beat Patna Pirates in the earlier match, while second-placed Bengaluru, which has played 14 matches so far (the most), can cut the gap with first-placed Dabang Delhi to six points.