Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st fixture of 1st November of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Tuesday.
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FULL-TIME UPDATE: PUNERI PALTAN BEATS DABANG DELHI 43-38
38-43 Yes, with the empty raid from Dabang Delhi, Puneri has handed them their fifth loss in succession.
38-43 Naveen is eager to go for a raid as there isn’t much time left in the clock, he goes but gets tackled by the four-men defence of Paltan as this is as good as done for Delhi.
38-42 Naveen gets the big man this time, Fazel Atrachali tries a half-hearted ankle hold but Naveen is quick to escape.
37-42 Mohit Goyat has been dashed by Ravi Kumar and Delhi is slowly reducing the deficit.
36-42 Manjeet benefitted from Puneri’s error in defence, he gets Abinesh Nadarajan who hasn’t looked in touch today.
35-42 Bonus for Manjeet.
34-42 Sombir tackles the man in form - Ashu Malik.
34-41 Two points for Akash Shinde as he goes away with Krishan’s touchpoint and a bonus point as well!
34-39 Bonus for Ashu Malik.
33-39 Manjeet in return takes the touchpoint of Abinesh Nadarajan
32-39 Mohammad Nabibakhsh breaks the defence point saga by getting the touchpoint of none other than Naveen.
32-38 Bonus points for Naveen.
31-38 Fazel Atrachali is on the move this time by dashing Ashu Malik and it seems both teams are struggling to get points in a raid at the moment.
31-37 Ravi Kumar in return tackles Akash Shinde and this is some good defensive play by both teams.
30-37 Sanket Sawant with a really high-quality dash and has hammered Naveen off the mat.
30-36 Naveen in sublime touch, gets an easy touchpoint of Abinesh Nadarajan.
29-36 Krishan Dhull tackles Akash Shinde for his first point.
28-35 A bonus for Naveen in return.
27-35 A bonus to Akash Shinde.
27-34 A bonus for Ashu but he succumbed in front of Puneri’s solid defence and with this Dabang Delhi has been sent off thrice in this game till now! Third ALL-OUT by Paltans.
26-31 two points each for both the teams in the last few raids as Dabang is only left with Ashu Malik who needs to save his team from getting All-out the third time in the match.
24-29 Bonus points for Naveen.
23-29 A point for Akash in the raid.
23-28 A SUPER RIAD from Akash Shinde takes Anil Kumar, Vijay Kumar and Ravi Kumar out of the mat.
23-24 Fazel is in the act once again! Ashu has to go out as he was tackled by Puneri’s captain.
22-24 Mohit fails this time and is tackled by Vijay Kumar in a do-or-die raid.
21-24 Fazel Atrachali is in the act now and he has tackled Naveen express!
21-23 Ashu gets Abinesh Nadarajan.
20-23 Wait, what? Mohit surrendered against Naveen who came in for a raid and goes back with Mohit’s freebie and Delhi has INFLICTED AN ALL-OUT on Puneri, with this Delhi has now reduced the deficit to just three points!
17-23 Naveen is not letting this go, he goes and takes two out of three points in this raid, Fazel Atrachali, and Gaurav Khatri go out as Mohit Goyat will have to try and save his team again. Can he do that? We have to wait for fo the next half.
15-23 Mohit Goyat is in for a do-or-die raid and look what he has done, he takes a touchpoint along with the touchpoint of Vijay Kumar and he definitely has assisted his team to escape from an inevitable all-out!
15-21 Naveen Kumar touches Mohammad Nabibakhsh and Puneri is only left with three men on the mat, now Delhi is threatening them with an all-out.
14-21 Ashu Malik is shining bright for Dabang, he goes in and escapes with two touchpoints of Abinesh Nadarajan, and Sanket Sawant.
11-21 Akash Shinde fails to get a point this time. Anil has tacked him for a point.
10-21 Bonus for Naveen
9-21 Mohit is in the CLEAN-UP ACT for PUNERI! He goes and swept the three-man defence of Delhi and they have INFLICTED SECOND ALL-OUT ON DABANG DELHI. This is a serious dent in their defence and morale too. FIVE POINTS RAID!
9-16 A brilliant defence by Puneri once again, Ashu Malik tries to touch the white line, not once but twice however he misses by millimetres!
9-15 Bonus for Ashu Malik.
8-15 Akash is shining in the absence of Aslam, he tasks Manjeet out.
8-14 Sobmir, what have you eaten today? He caught Naveen once again and send him out on the benches.
7-13 Akash Shinde takes Krishan’s touchpoint this time.
7-12 Ashu Malik gets the touchpoint of Fazel this time.
6-12 Bonus for Akash Shinde.
6-11 Delhi has definitely worked on their defence and they are displaying a better game in defence than last game. Mohammad Nabibakhsh will go out as Vijay Kumar got him.
5-11 Manjeet in the raid for Delhi and he is running everywhere for a point but he gets two points. Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawan goes out.
3-11 Akash Shinde touches Ashu Malik in return.
3-10 Ashu Malik gets Sombir this time.
2-9 Manjeet surrenders to Mohit who came in for a raid and Puneri has INFLICTED AN ALL-OUT on Dabang Delhi.
2-6 Sombir is roaring as he tackled Naveen this time and there’s an actual all-out threat on Dabang early on in the game.
2-5 Mohit Goyat goes on the raid and, comes back with the point of Ravi Kumar.
The 2-4 Puneri defence gives the perfect reply and it’s captain Fazel who joined Sombir and initiated an ankle hold on Ashu Malik.
2-3 The defence acts up this time for Delhi, and they get the tackle point of Akash Shinde.
1-3 Mohit in the raid, and it will be a SUPER RAID as he comes back with three touchpoints! Krishan, Anil Kumar and Vijay Kumar will go out to Delhi.
0-1 Naveen in the raid, and he get the touchpoint of Abinesh Nadarajan who was quite late to try a dash on him.
0-0 Ashu Makil starts the raiding duties for Delhi instead of Naveen, he too comes back without a point in the very first raid.
0-0 Nabibaksh in on the first raid, comes back empty-handed in the very first raid.
Surprise, surprise! No Aslam in the first seven for Puneri!
Dabang Delhi won the toss, Puneri Paltan to raid first!
PUNERI PALTAN: Mohammad Nabibaksh, Abhinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Akash Shinde, Mohit Goyat, Sombir, Fazel Atrachali
DABANG DELHI: Naveen Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Anil Kumar, Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Krishan, Vijay Kumar
PUNERI PALTAN: Fazel Atrachali
DABANG DELHI: Ashu Malik
Matches: 18 | Puneri: 9 | Delhi: 8 | Tie: 1
Puneri Paltan had a bad start in the Pro Kabaddi season 9. They drew Patna Pirates in its opening game and lost the next two games in the absence of its two main Iranian players - Fazel and Nabibaksh. However, things took a u-turn for them as they won the next four before drawing the previous game with Haryana Steelers.
Unlike the Paltans, Dabang Delhi started the season with a bang, winning the first five-game in succession only to lose the next four matches on the trot! They have dropped from the top of the points table, and the defence looks like the area of concern for them.
Puneri Paltan will be brimming with confidence as they head into the upcoming clash having stayed unbeaten in its last five games with four wins and a tie. They will look to make the most of their momentum and overwhelm a Dabang Delhi K.C. team that’s struggling at the moment. Aslam Inamdar has been their main man in attack with 71 raid points and Mohit Goyat has done well to chip in with 55 raid points. Meanwhile, Fazel Atrachali has galvanised Puneri Paltan’s defence and has scored 18 tackle points in six games. The likes of Sombir with 13 tackle points and Gaurav Khatri with 10 tackle points have also performed well when needed.
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After a strong start to the season that saw Dabang Delhi win its first five games, the defending champions have gone on to struggle and currently find themselves in a four-match losing slump. While they are still placed near the top of the standings, Dabang Delhi K.C. will be eager to snap their losing run soon and will need their star performers to step up on Tuesday. Naveen Kumar with 112 raid points has been the team’s talisman, while Ashu Malik and Manjeet have supported him in attack with 57 and 42 raid points respectively. Defensively, Krishan has been really impressive with 24 tackle points alongside Vishal, who has 22 tackle points to his name.
Where can you watch Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi 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, November 1.