Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas game.
The scores will read Thalaivas vs Paltan.
Full Time - The rise of the Thalaivas continues. The team is now six games unbeaten. And today they’ve pipped the league leader to jump to third place on the table. Narender was at his usual best yet again with 13 points. Sagar offered tremendous support in defence and ended with a Super 5. For Puneri Paltan, Fazel had an off day and could only manage one point. Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat collected 15 and 7 points, respectively. Yet the raider could not drive the team home. Paltan stays first despite the loss.
35-34: There is some confusion at the end here. There’s just one point in the game as Thalaivas have the last raid for the match. Puneri Paltan and Fazel think it is a do or die raid. But he miscalculated. The raider safely wastes out the eight seconds on the clock and Thalaivas win the game.
35-34: Pawar is stomped down on a raid and there’s just one point in the game now. He thought he had the bonus but the refs beg to differ.
35-33: Finally a point for Thalaivas as they bring down Goyat. Sahil Gulia gets the point. Paltan review the point as they think one of the defender had gone out of bounds. The review is unsuccessful as Goyat has got the touch on Pawar before the defender stepped out of bounds.
34-33: Another point for Paltan and the lead is just one point now. Narender is brought down by Sombir.
34-32: Inamdar picks up a bonus point with a short three second raid. The Thalaivas defence has switched off.
34-31: Another point for Paltan Akash Shinde pulls off a raid.
34-30: Thalaivas is all out. Himanshu is brought down on a raid and Puneri Paltan have a fresh lease of life.
33-27: Mohit Goyat picks up another point. There were just two defenders but he sneaks in a touch.
Last five minutes of the game as the second timeout ends.
33-26: Inamdar picks a tag on Sagar. The threat of all out looms on the Thalaivas.
33-25: Abinesh pounds the Thalaivas raider off the mat.
33-24: What a tackle by Sagar. He just held on to the legs of Goyat. Another super tackle.
31-24: Mohit picks up one point from a tag on Mohit of Tamil Thalaivas.
31-23: Inamdar is pinned down by the Thalaivas defence. Just three men for the Thalaivas so that’s two points for a Super tackle.
29-23: Himanshu gets a bonus point on raid.
28-23: A do or die raid for Paltan and Mohit Goyat walks in. Pawar draws out a tackle but fails to grapple him which hands a point to Paltan.
28-22: Pawar delivers with two points. He picks up a bonus and then a tag on Fazel.
26-22: Two points for Paltan. First, Narender is sent to the bench. Then Inamdar picks a touch point on a raid.
26-20: Inamdar picks another point for Paltan.
26-19: Narender with another two point raid to put the lead back to seven points.
24-19: Inamdar picks a point with a tag on Abishek.
24-18: Fazel with his first tackle point of the night and he gets Himanshu on the mat.
24-17: Inamdar gets a point with a tag on Sagar.
24-16: Narender with a massive raid. He picks up six points and inflicts an all out on Paltan. A do-or-die, what a time to produce the points.
18-16: Paltan gets a bonus point by Pankaj Mohite’s raid.
18-15: Abishek comes sweeping in from the right side to parry the Paltan raider out of the mat.
17-15: Ajinkya Pawar opens up a two point lead with a tackle on Aslam Inamdar.
Half Time - It has been blow for blow in the first half. Anything you can do, I can do better. Narender and Inamdar have been the best raiders in the match and have seven points each. Sagar has been solid with his tackles and he sent the Thalaivas with the slender lead at half time.
16-15: Sagar latches on to the leg of Akash Shinde and that is enough to bundle him down.
15-15: Mohit Goyat gets a toe touch on his namesake.
15-14: Sombir is sent to the bench as Narender reaches his half with a stretched out arm.
14-14: Inamdar levels the score yet again. He makes a running kick on Sahil Gulia to get the point.
14-13: Naredner picks up a bonus point.
13-13: Another do or die and Abishek makes an error. Inamdar returns back with a point for Paltan.
13-12: Narender is on a do or die and Fazel is sent out of bounds, deceived by Narender’s pace.
12-12: Puneri Paltan draws level. First, Inamdar tackles Pawar and then follows up with a successful raid.
12-10: Sagar with a brute tackle. He brings down Akash Shinde with a ankle hold.
11-10: Goyat is brought down this time by a Sahil Gulia tackle.
10-10: Narender brought down by Paltan on a raid but he collects a bonus point.
9-9: Aslam yet again levels the score. he gets a tag as well as a bonus point.
9-7: Pawar follows up with a raid point and sends Fazel to the bench.
8-7: Ajinkya Pawar latches on the raider Inamdar. Wins a point for Thalaivas.
7-7: The tug of war continues between the two teams. Sanket brings down Narender.
7-6: Goyat is brought down by Abishek.
6-6: Paltan goes like for like and get a point by preventing a do-or-die raid.
6-5: Thalaivas just about curtail Aslam Inamdar from converting a do-or-die raid.
5-5: Narender is tackled down by Paltan defence and the scores are level.
5-4: Goyat sends Abishek to the bench. Paltan back to within a point.
5-3: Pawar with his first raid of the night and gets a tag on Nabibakhsh.
4-3: Inamdar tags a Thalaivas player to get one point.
4-2: Two points for the Thalaivas as Narender first gets a bonus, followed by a touch on Abinesh.
2-2: Mohit Goyat gets a tag on Sagar to level the score.
2-1: Narender with his second point with a tag on Sombir.
1-1: Aslam Inamdar also starts with bonus point on a raid for Thalaivas.
1-0: A quick first raid by Thalaivas as Narender gets a bonus point.
Players on the mat. The action gets underway.
PUNERI PALTAN: Akash Shinde
TAMIL THALAIVAS: Ajinkya Pawar
Matches Played: 6 | Puneri: 2 | Tamil: 2 | Tied: 2
Puneri Paltan: Nabibakhsh, Abinesh, Sanket, Aslam, Mohit, Sombir, Fazel
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender, Abishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Ajinkya, Sagar, Sahil
Puneri Paltan currently looks like the team to beat as they find themselves on top of the standings. They have six wins, two losses and two ties so far, and they will be eager to secure another win against the Thalaivas to stay on top of the points table. Their raiding department looks strong with players like Mohit Goyat (73 raid points) and Aslam Inamdar (71 raid points) shining on the mat. Akash Shinde has also done well by contributing 47 raid points. On the defensive side of things, Fazel Atrachali has been the team’s best tackler with 29 tackle points. He has been supported by Sombir (19 tackle points) and Gaurav Khatri (10 tackle points).
Tamil Thalaivas, meanwhile, will be confident in its own ability as they are in the midst of a resurgence and are unbeaten in their last four games. They beat the Titans last night to move up to eighth in the standings with four wins, four losses and two ties. Narender has been the Thalaivas’ go-to raider with 102 raid points but he could do with more help from the likes of Ajinkya Pawar (33 raid points) and Himanshu Singh (25 raid points). On the defensive front, Sagar has been a wall for the Thalaivas with 27 tackle points, while Sahil Gulia and M. Abishek have contributed 22 and 18 tackle points respectively.
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WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Sunday, November 6.