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FULL-TIME UPDATE: Patna Pirates draw 31-31 with Tamil Thalaivas
33-33 Narender goes in the last raid of the match and comes back after touching the white line. It is anti-climatic as the game has ended in a tie!
33-33 Narender initiates an ankle hold on Rohit, and Sagar helps him to tackle for a point and restore parity with 45 seconds to go.
33-32 Narender goes in the raid, and he straight away takes the point of Sunil with a toe touch.
33-31 Ajinkya Pawar has been tackled, and Patna leads with two points.
32-31 Sachin gets Sagar in the raid this time.
31-31 Narender gets Monu’s point to restore parity.
31-30 Rohit in the raid, and he puts Patna in the lead, once again with the touchpoint of Sagar.
30-30 Neeraj Kumar surrendered to Pawar, and there we go! Tamil has inflicted an all-out on the Pirates right at the crucial moment.
30-27 Rohit Gulia has been tackled in the do-or-die raid, and Patna has been left stranded with only one man in the court! This is good stuff from Thalaivas.
30-26 Ajinkya Pawar is elated as he gets the right corner, Manish.
30-25 Monu, along with Sunil caught Narender for a SUPER TACKLE! 2 points for them.
28-25 A bonus for Rohit.
27-25 Narender in the do-or-die raid, and he gets Naveen Sharma this time to reduce the gap by 2 points.
27-24 Sachin has been tackled by the defence of Tamil in the do-or-die raid.
27-23 A bonus for Rohit Gulia.
26-23 Sunil attempts another ankle hold on Narender, and he goes away with his point yet again.
26-22 Sachin gets Himanshu Singh in the raid.
25-22 Excellent mat awareness by young lad Narender, who gets the point of Neeraj, but he waits at the midline and jumps to touch Mohammadreza Chiyaneh as well! Another multi-point raid for him.
25-20 Ajinkya Pawar attempts a tackle on Sachin, who comes in the do-or-die raid, and he gives his easy point to him.
24-20 Sunil looks for an ankle hold, but Narender gets away with his point.
24-19 A bonus for Narender.
24-18 Rohit Gulia gets the point of Mohit, who doesn’t look good in defence today.
23-18 Narender in the raid, and he claims to touch on Neeraj, but the refs didn’t think so. Thus Tamil reviews this one. The review is successful as Narender got the point of Neeraj with a toe touch.
23-17 Himanshu has been sent in the do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and succumbed against the defence-led Chiyaneh this time.
22-17 Rohit Gulia in the do-or-die raid, and he gets a tag on Mohit.
21-17 Narender gets Manish and Monu in a single raid.
21-15 Sachin gets a bonus in the do-or-die raid.
20-15 An easy point for Narender in the raid. He touches the right corner, Sunil, who hops on his legs quite too early.
The 2nd half is underway.
20-14 Himanshu, who comes in as a substitute for Mohit, goes in the raid and gets the bonus before getting tackled by Neeraj Kumar, who helped the Pirates to INFLICT AN ALL-OUT just before the halftime buzzer.
17-13 Sachin gets a tag on Sahil Gulia, and Tamil Thalaivas is only left with Mohit on the mat.
16-13 Pawar goes out of bounds in the do-or-die raid, and it is a serious concern for the Thalaivas as they are very close to being all-out by the Pirates.
15-13 A repeat raid for Sachin as he goes back with the point of Abhishek who attempts to dash him very close to the midline.
14-13 Sachin gets Narender along with Sahil Gulia in a single raid.
12-13 Rohit Gulia has been tackled by Sahil Gulia in the do-or-die raid.
12-12 Pawar takes the point of Neeraj in the raid to restore parity.
12-11 Ajinkya Pawar gets the dangerous man in defence: Shadloui!
12-10 Ajinkya Pawar gets a bonus.
12-9 Rohit, in return, gets Tamil Thalaivas’ captain Sagar by a running hand touch.
11-9 Himanshu Singh gets a tag on Patna’s captain Neeraj Kumar in the do-or-die raid.
11-8 Sachin comes in the do-or-die raid, and he is trying for a point, but the defence is clever to stay back but hold on! Himanshu, what have you done here? He gave his crucial point to Sachin.
10-8 Narender comes in the raid. But he has been swallowed by the defence of Patna. Mohammadreza Chiyaneh is the man who gets his point.
9-8 Sachin goes in the do-or-die raid, and Abhishek attempts a dash on him but he is cheeky and escapes with his point this time.
8-8 Ajinkya Pawar comes in the do-or-die raid. But he is tackled by the defence.
7-8 Sagar tackle Rohit Gulia and Tamil lead again but by a slender one point.
7-7 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid, and straight away he goes to Chiyaneh, who caught him for a point.
6-7 A bonus for Rohit Gulia.
5-7 Sahil Gulia tackled the big man! Sachin has to go out.
5-6 Quick blows for both the teams, Ajinkya Pawar in the raid, and he gets Manish.
5-5 Rohit Gulia comes in the raid and touches Mohit to restore parity.
4-5 Narender gets Manish in the raid in return.
4-4 Sachin in the raid and gets a tag on Ajinkya Pawar.
3-4 Bonus for Narender, too.
3-3 Bonus for Rohit Gulia.
2-3 A bonus along with a touchpoint for Narender.
2-1 Rohit Gulia takes Mohit’s touchpoint.
1-1 Ajinkya Pawar gets Shadloui’s touchpoint to open the account for Thalaivas.
1-0 Sachin starts the proceeding with a bonus point.
Patna Pirates team won the toss and selected court
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Tamil Thalaivas beat Patna Pirates 33-32 in the previous encounter on 17th October.
Patna Pirates: Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender
Patna Pirates: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Manish, Monu, Rohit Gulia, Sunil, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender, Ajinkya Pawar, Sagar, Sahil Gulia, Himanshu, M Abhishek, Mohit
Matches Played: 11 | Patna: 6 | Tamil: 3 | Tied: 2
Patna Pirates will be eager to return to winning ways after a loss in its last outing. The three-time champions have won six, lost five and tied two matches this season. Apart from their defeat last time around, the Pirates are in good form and will be hoping that their raiding duo of Sachin (117 raid points) and Rohit Gulia (85 raid points) can once again shine for them in attack come Wednesday. Defensively, Sunil with 36 tackle points has been their top performer, while Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Neeraj Kumar have also contributed 33 and 23 tackle points respectively.
Tamil Thalaivas also head into this game on the back of a defeat despite enjoying a good Pune leg in Season 9 for the most part. The Thalaivas have five wins, six losses and two ties to their name so far. They will be hoping for another win when they face the Pirates and will need their lead raider Narender, who has scored 134 raid points this season, to fire. That said, Narender will need the likes of Ajinkya Pawar (46 raid points) and Himanshu Singh (29 raid points) to help him in the attack. In defence, skipper Sagar with 37 tackle points has been their best performer, while Sahil Gulia and M. Abishek have bagged 30 and 26 tackle points respectively.
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WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Wednesday, November 16.
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