Hello and welcome to the highlights from Sportstar’s coverage of the UP Yoddhas vs Haryana Steelers game.
The score will read Steelers vs Yoddhas
Full Time: Another disappointing night for Manpreet and his Steelers. They had the lead and were on the cusp of a great comeback but continous errors by the defence allowed the Yoddhas to slip away. Surender was the star for Yoddhas as he pulled away with 11 points despite an injury. Narwal too got on the points rolling in the second half. A giant leap for Yoddhas as they move fifth after today’s win. Steelers. meanwhile, lose another game are starting to find themselves lagging behind from the mid-table congestion.
That turned out to be the last action of the match. The game is done and U.P. Yoddhas take the win 40-34!
34-40: A two-point raid by Prapanjan. He gets his team in contention for a point off the game.
32-40: Pardeep is brought down by three Steelers defenders. A super tackle.
30-40: Prapanjan pulls one back as he fights off a tackle to complete a raid.
29-40: The game is gone from Steelers now. They concede two points on Pardeep Narwal’s raid. Again on the cusp on all out.
29-38: Yoddhas dominating now as they hack down Manjeet. Ashu with the tackle.
29-37: Mohit is sent packing as Surender collects another raid point.
29-36: Manjeet with a bonus point.
28-36: Prapanjan with another point off a raid.
27-36: Pardeep lands a two point raid. He has been targetting Nitin Rawal.
27-34: Nitesh tries to get an ankle hold on Prapanjan but fails to connect.
26-34: Manjeet is dashed down by the Yoddhas defence.
TIME OUT! Just under five minutes left in the contest.
26-33: Narwal gets a tag on a player and that sends the Steelers packing. The second one of the game for Manpreet’s team. The Steelers coach holds his head in his hands.
26-30: The raider is brought down but only after a defender went out of bounds.
25-29: Surender you beauty! He fakes a charge and sends a defender out of bounds. That’s clever work.
25-28: Another point for Yoddhas as they bring down Meetu on the raid.
25-27: Surender on a do or die raid and he unleashes a might raid which lands two points. Heroic from the raider as he gets a Super 10.
25-25: Manjeet tries to wriggle away but he is brought down with ease.
TIME OUT! The first one of the contest.
25-24: Steelers finally in the lead. Pardeep is sent to the bench by Manjeet’s tackle.
24-24: Steelers respond with a two point raid from Manjeet. The score is level again. What a contest!
22-24: Narwal has to deliver on a do or die raid and he does just that with a tag on Jaideep.
22-23: Prapanjan gets a bonus but has to make do with just that as he is brought down by Yoddhas defence.
21-22: Pardeep with a tag on Nitin Rawal.
21-21: Steelers are level with Manjeet’s raid point
20-21: Yoddhaas are all out. Pardeep collected a bonus but was thwarted down to the mat. A fantastic comeback.
17-20: Manjeet gets a tag on Gurdeep and that brings Steelers withing touching distance of inflicting all out.
16-20: Steelers bring down Gurjeet and they have won four on the trot now.
15-20: Steelers with another point from a raid.
14-20: Another point for Steelers as Tomar is brought down by Jaideep.
13-20: Steelers start the second half with a point as Prapanjan gets a tag on Shubam.
Half Time: Surender has been the star. He has made up for the quiet night that Narwal has had. He brought the side ahead from the four-point deficit it faced. The defence has also complemented Yoddhas with two super tackles to get them to an eight-point lead going into the second half.
12-20: Manjeet is brought down up next as the first half ends.
12-19: A do or die raid for Surender Gill and U.P. He was brought down but the refs send Mohit and Nitin to the bench. Haryana challenges the call. The replays show that refs missed the bonus point. In addition, Surender just about sneaks in a successful raid as his hand was on the lobby. A two point raid changes to three point raid.
12-16: Yoddhas complete a super tackle but Nitesh had stepped out of the mat before tackling which gives one point to Steelers as well.
11-14: Another point for U.P. but the Steelers review. They are successful and get a point as the Yoddhas fail to score a doe or die raid.
10-14: Yoddhas get a point as Surender lands a tag on Mahalli.
10-13: Steelers get a point as Manjeet dives home to complete the raid to send Sumit to the bench.
9-13: Nitesh finds a tackle on Meetu and that is a super tackle for Yoddhas.
9-11: A bonus point for Surender Gill.
9-10: The mini revival continues as Manjeet gets back with a tag on a Yoddha defender. Just three players left on the mat for U.P.
8-10: Narwal tries a dubki to make it home from the raid but Steelers have a second line of defence to block him out.
7-10: Manjeet gets another point as he converts a do or die raid.
6-10: Steelers finally break the chain of point as they bring down the raider Rohit Tomer.
5-10: My god what a raid! Surender Gill outs three defenders on a raid and Steelers are all out. A total of five points from the raid.
5-5: The score are level as Menjeet’s raid thwarted by Ashu
5-4: Rohit Tomar lands a kick on Nitin Rawal to get a third straight point for Yoddhas.
5-3: Meetu is on a raid and Sumit gets a tackle in to send him to the bench.
5-2: A point for Yoddhas as Tomar gets a touch on Jaideep.
5-1: Manjeet gets a running toe touch on Nitesh to put the Steelers four points ahead.
4-1: A do or die raid for Yoddhas and the Steelers get the better of Narwal. He was caught fair and square in that raid.
3-1: Manjeet with yet another bonus point.
2-1: Steelers will go ahead as Meetu gets the tag on Ashu.
1-1: Manjeet gets a bonus point on the first raid for Steelers.
0-1: Narwal starts the match with a raid point for the Yoddhas.
Toss update - Haryana Steelers win the toss and Yoddhas will raid first.
Players are on the mat. Action to begin shortly.
UP Yoddhas: Surender Gill
Haryana Steelers: Meetu Sharma
Yoddhas - Pardeep Narwal, Shubham., Ashu, Surender, Rohit, Nitesh, Sumit
Steelers - Manjeet, Mohit, Jaideep, Meetu, Rakesh, Bastami, Nitin
Played: 7 | U.P. Yoddhas: 2 | Haryana Steelers: 3 | Tie: 2
U.P. Yoddhas will look for a win after being winless in its last three matches. Pardeep Narwal and Co. have secured four wins, suffered five losses and played out two ties this season. The Yoddhas’ Surender Gill and Pardeep Narwal have shown consistency while scoring in attack with 107 and 101 raid points respectively. Rohit Tomar looked impressive for his 16 raid points in the Yoddhas’ previous game and he has the potential to score big as well. Defensively, Ashu Singh has been the best performer for the Yoddhas with 32 tackle points. The Yoddhas’ duo of Sumit and Nitesh Kumar have also scored 26 and 19 tackle points respectively.
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Haryana Steelers, meanwhile, has won four, lost six and played out two ties so far in Season 9. Meetu Sharma has been their best raider with 99 raid points and he has been complemented by Manjeet, who has scored 86 raid points. In defence, Jaideep Dahiya has been the leading scorer for the Steelers with 32 tackle points and he has been assisted by Mohit Nandal, who has scored 25 tackle points. All-rounder Nitin Rawal and Amirhossein Bastami have chipped in with 17 and 15 tackle points respectively.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The U.P. Yoddhas vs Haryana Steelers Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Friday, November 11.