Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st fixture of day 3 of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Scores read PP vs BB
Best match of the league so far. Hands down! A remarkable comeback here by Puneri Paltan who managed to tie scores at 35-35 after trailing 14-28 at half time. Bengaluru made some smart moves in the last two minutes to take this game away from Pune. Very cruel loss this.
39-41 PUNE LOSES THE MATCH BY A CRUEL TWO POINTS AS Bharat gets a touch on Mohit and then moves his leg back across the line to get the point while Mohit tried to pull him away in vain.
39-40 Mohit Goyat removes Aman again and it comes down to the last raid. All three results possible
38-40 Bharat takes out Sanket Sawant
38-39 Mohit Goyat gets in quickly and takes out Aman
36-39 Inexperience from Rakesh Ram shows as Vikash Kandola picks him for his super 10. Randhir asks them to review for a bonus. It doesn’t look like a bonus though. REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL. Randhir apoligising
Get bonuses here and there says Randhir.
36-38 Bulls get another point. Mahender blocks Aslam and flattens him out. Randhir calls for a timeout
36-37 Referee doesn’t call the bonus so Bulls take a review for the bonus point Is it the trailing foot that fails Kandola? He certainly went over the line but what’s made the referees decide against the point? Replays show a space between the foot and mat. REVIEW SUCCESFUL. BULLS GET A POINT. Kanteerava is ecstatic.
36-36 Aslam Inamdar reaches out and gets a touch on Bharat on the right
35-36 ERROR ERROR. The timeout allowed a pause in the momentum and Bulls using that. Vikash Kandola takes out Mohit Goyat
BC Ramesh: Champions ka game khel (Play like champions)
35-35 PUNE INFLICTS THE ALL OUT. Kandola manages a bonus.. SCORES LEVEL.
31-33 LETHAL. Bharat was trying and trying hard for a bonus. Badal Singh goes low and gets into a headlock to put a fullstop to this effort Aslam then gets Rajnesh to bring down the deficit to 2 points
29-33 Mohit Goyat gets Neeraj Narwal
28-33 ERRORS. Mahender gets hasty and comes over to the other side where he has no business being in. Mohit Goyat is happy to run away with the touch
27-33 Aslam Inamdar registers his first super 10 of the season as he tempts out Saurabh Nandal
26-33 Bulls get a bonus but Gaurav Khatri takes out Neeraj Narwal and INFLICTS THE ALL OUT. PUNE IS ROARING BACK. THE KANTEERAVA STADIUM IS SILENT
23-32 IS THAT A SUPER TACKLE? NO The crowd roars but the referee nips the celebrations in the bud. Mohit foes in towards the right and Narender Hooda steps into the lobby and then gets involved in the tackle. So that’s a point to Pune
22-32 Gaurav Khatri gets rid of Vikash Kandola who comes in for a do-or-die raid. INSANE ANKLE HOLD, he turns Kandola and throws him back. Very promising talent
21-32 No time waste. Mohit Goyat gets a touch on Aman and runs back.
20-32 Aslam Inamdar has taken out Rajnesh and is inching towards a Super 10
Just over 10 minutes to go. Can Pune mount a comeback?
19-32 Aslam Inamdar, coming in on a do-or-die raid, takes out Saurabh Nandal
18-32 JUST ONE POINT but a massive tackle. It took four people to hold back Bharat and his long arms. Gaurav Khatri does well to initiate this one
17-32 Akash Shinde is taken out by Saurabh Nandal and Randhir Singh signs a thumbs up from the flanks. Proud man.
16-31 Ooof big big reach here. Bharat takes out Rakesh Ram
16-30 Saurabh Nandal pulls Mohit Goyat out of the air and thumps him down.
16-29 Mohit Goyat’s mat awareness is insane as he quickly picks Aman and heads back with the Bulls sleeping
15-29 Gaurav Khatri haas removed Bharat. Nice job here. Where was he before?
14-29 Aslam Inamdar is brought down by Saurabh Nandal
We’re back for the second half
14-28 BONUS FOR KANDOLA. 14 POINT LEAD AT HALF TIME
14-27 Bharat gets a bit too eager as he tries to get involved in the tackle too but ends up gifting Akash Shinde his first point of the night
13-27 BHARAT SHINING Takes out Balasaheb Jadhav along the right and he’s skipping away to the midline
13-26 VICIOUS DEFENDING BY BULLS. Aman brings down Mohit Goyat and the rest of the defence turns him around so Goyat can’t even think about the midline
13-25 Bharat gets a bonus, while Aslam Inamdar takes out Mahender Singh
12-24 SIX POINT RAID FOR BHARAT. BIGGEST OF THE SEASON SO FAR. He takes out Balasaheb, Aslam Inamdar, Sanket Sawant and Badal Singh to effect an all out
12-18 Bengaluru Bulls defence is doing well here. Mahender brings down Akash Shinde and Aman handles that dangling hand
12-17 Bharat takes out Alankar Patil who attempts his tackle a little too close to the midline
12-16 Mohit Goyat fails on his do-or-die raid too after Aman thumps him down
12-14 Sanket brings down Vikash Kandola on a do-or-die raid.
11-14 How is that only one point? Aslam Inamdar gets a kick on Sauravh Nandal and the Bulls are careful to not touch a retreating Aslam Inamdar
10-14 Vikash Kandola gets a massive kick to Mohit Goyat’s face
10-13 Elementary error as Mahender is caught napping on that left corner.
9-13 Badal Singh plus Bharats moves as he bring him down with a thigh old on the left corner.
8-13 Aslam Inamdar takes out Aman
7-13 Super tackle opportunity but Vikash Kandola is too good as he inflicts the ALL OUT ON PUNERI PALTAN. Aslam Inamdar steps out plus the defender contacts Kandola as he runs to the midline
6-9 Bharat takes out Akash Shinde and dances to the midline
6-8 Akash Shinde gets a bonus point, but Pune down to three men so they need revivals
5-8SUPER RAID FOR VIKASH KANDOLA. THREE POINTS. Alankar Patil, Sanket Sawant and Akash Shinde sacrificed
5-5 SUPER TACKLE. BENGALURU EQUALISES. Mohit Goyat tries to kick the lone defender on the left, but the chain castles him and pushes him out of the mat from the centre
5-3 Bharat walks off with a bonus. Finding the bonus is something he does very well
5-2 Easy for Aslam Inamdar as he removes Mayur Kadam on the right
4-1 Pure pace from Mohit Goyat as he takes out Mahender Singh
3-1 Pune defence working like clockwork. Corner initiates, cover supports, other corner finishes. Sanket Sawant helps take down Neeraj Narwal
2-1 Bonus for Aslam Inamdar
1-1 Bonus for Vikash Kandola.
1-0 Aslam Inamdar takes out Saurabh Nandal first up.
Puneri Paltan: Aslam Inamdar, Balasaheb Jadhav, Sanket Sawant, Mohit Goyat, Akash Shinde, Alankar Patil, Badal Singh
Bengaluru Bulls: Vikash Kandola, Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Bharat, Neeraj Narwal., Saurabh Nandal, Aman
Puneri Paltan picked up three points from their opening match of the season after a hard-fought tie against Patna Pirates. Their lead raider Aslam Inamdar showed glimpses of what he’s capable of but will be eager to put on a better display against Bengaluru Bulls as he looks to better his tally of seven raid points from Puneri Paltan’s opening game. He can expect support from Mohit Goyat and Akash Shinde in attack after they chipped in against Patna Pirates, notching up seven and six points respectively. Defensively, they have quite a few options to bank on judging by their season opener. The likes of Balasaheb Jadhav, Sanket Sawant, Alankar Patil and Badal Singh contributed in a disciplined manner against the Pirates and they will be keen to perform similarly on Sunday.
Check out our interview with Aslam Inamdar from season 8 here. Trace the imperious raider’s journey on Sportstar’s special journey
Bengaluru Bulls will be looking to maintain their winning start to the season when they face Puneri Paltan. The Bulls won their opening fixture courtesy of contributions from both the defence and attack. Raiders Vikash Kandola, Bharat and Neeraj Narwal shared the raiding responsibility in their last match and notched up five points each. Neeraj Narwal also contributed two tackle points to demonstrate his defensive prowess, while the team’s familiar faces in defence Saurabh Nandal and Mahender Singh managed four tackle points each. Heading into their second game of the season, Bengaluru Bulls look like they have a well-balanced squad with contributions from most players and they will be confident about securing back-to-back victories.
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 14 | Pune: 8 | Bengaluru: 6 | Tie: 0
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Puneri Paltans: Mohit Goyat
Bengalurur Bulls: Neeraj Narwal
Where can you watch Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Sunday.