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FULL-TIME UPDATE: Tamil Thalaivas beat Bengal Warriors 35-30.
35-30 Ajinkya Pawar in the last raid of the game, and this is also a do-or-die raid, he seals the deal for Tamil with two points of Shubham Shinde, Balaji D.
33-30 OH MY GOD! What have you done here? Sagar has stolen the thunder for Thalaivas and almost solely tackled the powerful raider Maninder for two points! Curtains for Bengal, as there is not much time left to turn this one.
31-30 Shrikant gets another point in the raid. And Tamil are crumbling down in pressure, and the lead is of only 1 point now.
31-29 Sahil Gulia made an error on Jadhav and gave his freebie point to him in the do-or-die raid.
31-28 Narender comes in the do-or-die raid, and Balaji D comes from the right side to dash him, but Narender swiftly dodges him and touches the midline through the lobby. The refs have given two points, one defender out of bounds and one in the struggle. Bengal reviews this one, but the review is unsuccessful. However, only one point is given to Tamil.
30-28 Narender attempts a bonus in the raid but is not given by the refs.
30-28 Abhishek tries to dash Maninder out of the mat. However, he touches the midline with some part of his body at the lobby. Two points are given to Bengal. However, Thalaivas challenges this one but the review is unsuccessful as two points are given to Maninder.
30-26 Narender in the raid, and an error from Parveen Satpal has given Narender a point in the raid.
29-26 Maninder gets Sahil’s point, and he reduces the lead to just three points yet again.
29-25 Narender gets two points in return and countered what Maninder did in the last raid.
27-25 Maninder Singh is in the raid, and it is a potential SUPER RAID by Maninder as the defence pounces on him very near to the midline, and he stormed his way through and gets three full points here!
27-22 A bonus for Maninder Singh, as easy as it can get for Maninder.
27-21 A bonus along with the touchpoint of Balaji for Narender, and it is a good start after a hiatus.
25-21 A bonus for Maninder in the do-or-die raid.
25-20 Ajinkya Pawar in the do-or-die raid and picks up the touchpoint of Satpal.
24-20 Maninder Singh in the raid, and he gets a bonus along with the touchpoint of Abhishek.
24-18 Narender is in the raid and goes in the lobby, but one of the defenders also goes out. The refs have given the verdict in favour of Bengal and considered Narender out, but Tamil reviews this one, and there we go. It is a successful review as Tamil snatched a point back and one point is awarded to both teams.
23-17 A bonus for Maninder Singh.
23-16 Deepak Hooda in the do-or-die raid, and Sagar has tackled him this time.
22-16 Ajinkya Pawar in the raid, and Nada is the man again to tackle him for a point.
22-15 Narender jumps above a defender to escape but here comes Surender Nada, who holds and thumps him down.
22-14 Wow, this is a brilliant block by Sagar to hold Deepak from the back and tackle him and deny him a point from the do-or-die raid.
21-14 Himanshu Singh in the do-or-die raid, and he almost consumes 25 seconds without getting a point and the defence pounces on him to tackle him for a point.
21-13 Sagar tackles Manoj Gowda.
19-13 A bonus for Narender.
18-13 M. Abishek caught Maninder Singh for a point.
17-13 Bonus for Maninder Singh.
17-12 Vaibhaj Garje tackles Himanshu Singh who almost did it for Tamil here as his hands were inches close to the midline.
17-11 Manoj Gowda takes the bonus before succumbing to the defence of Tamil. Pawar is the one who gets the point of Manoj in defence, and with this, Bengal has been sending out with an all-out, and they will come all-in looking to hunt Tamil down.
14-10 Ajinkya Pawar in the do-or-die raid, and he gets rid of Vaibhav Garje and left Bengal stranded with Manoj Gowda in the mat.
13-10 Maninder Singh in the do-or-die raid, and Sagar tackles him for a point.
12-10 Ajinkya Pawar in the raid and he gets a tag on Balaji D.
11-10 Manoj Gowda in the raid, and he touches Sahil and Tamil has almost lost all of the lead to Bengal here.
11-9 Balaji D with a stupendous hold SUPER TACKLED Narender for two points here.
11-7 Manoj Gowda in the raid, and he gets Saga along with a bonus point.
11-5 Narender gets Shubham Shinde in the do-or-die raid.
10-5 Mohit tackles Deepak Hooda, who came in the do-or-die raid.
9-5 Ajinkya Pawar in the raid, and he gets Surender Nada.
7-5 Abhishek dashes Maninder out for his point.
6-5 Surender Nada tackles the man in form for Tamil, and Narender goes out.
6-4 A bonus for Maninder Singh.
6-3 Sahil Gulia tackles Shrikant Jadhav to send him out of the mat.
5-3 Bonus for Narender.
4-3 Shrikant in the raid, and he gets a tag on Mohit.
4-2 Narender in the raid. It is a multi-point raid for him as he takes a bonus plus the touchpoint of Shubham Shinde.
2-2 Narender gets revenge on Sahil, and he picks up the dangerous-looking Maninder via a toe touch.
1-2 Maninder in the raid, and he gets the point of Sahil Gulia.
1-1 A bonus for Narender to start the game.
0-1 Maninder in the first raid and Abhishek tries to hold him near the midline, and in the process, his right leg goes across the midline, a point to start for Maninder and Bengal.
Tamil Thalaivas team won the toss and selected court, Bengal will raid first.
Tamil Thalaivas: Sahil Gulia
Bengal Warriors: Shrikant Jadhav
Tamil Thalaivas: M Abhishek, Narender, Sagar, Ajinkya Pawar, Himanshu Singh, Mohit, Sahil Gulia
Bengal Warriors: Shrikant Jadhav, Vaibhav Garje, Maninder Singh, Balaji D, Shubham Singh, Deepak Hooda, Surender Nada
Bengal Warriors drew 41-41 with Tamil Thalaivas in the previous encounter on 2nd November.
Watch Maninder Singh’s heroics in the 41-41 tie in the 1st leg of Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas:
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Tamil Thalaivas has five wins, six losses and three ties in Season 9. Narender has been the main match-winner in the offence for the Thalaivas with 149 raid points. Ajinkya Pawar and Himanshu Singh have contributed 53 and 31 raid points respectively and will want to do better. In defence, the Thalaivas’ captain Sagar has been the biggest asset for the team with 38 tackle points and he has received support from Sahil Gulia who has scored 34 tackle points. M. Abishek has also chipped in for the Thalaivas with 26 tackle points.
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Meanwhile, Bengal Warriors has seven wins, five losses and two ties so far. Maninder Singh has been leading his troops by example. He has scored 159 raid points in this campaign and has been aided by Shrikant Jadhav and Deepak Hooda who have scored 67 and 42 raid points respectively. As far as their defence is concerned, Girish Maruti Ernak has looked rock solid with 40 tackle points. Shubham Shinde and Vaibhav Garje have helped Ernak in defence with 28 and 24 tackle points respectively.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengal Warriors Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Monday, November 21.