Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the UP Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants game.
The scores will read as UP-Gujarat:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: UP Yoddhas beat Gujarat Giants 35-31.
35-31 Parteek Dahiya goes in the last raid of the game, and he will have to clean up the three-man defence to salvage a win from here but not today as Gurdeep comes in to tackle him with the help of Pardeep and Rohit to seal the deal for UP! Uff, what a game, what a day this has been!
33-31 Rohit Tomar in the raid, which potentially will be the last one, and Gujarat desperately pounces on him and gave two points to him with 8 seconds left. Practically curtains for the Giants. The refs have changed their verdict and only one point to Rohit with 8 seconds left in the game.
32-31 Parteek Dahiya comes back with the point of Jaideep and the lead is only one point with 27 seconds left.
43 seconds left
32-30 Rohit Tomar comes in the do-or-die raid and goes back with one touchpoint of Nitesh. Will this error cost Gujarat the game?
31-30 Chandran Ranjit gets another point, and he is bringing Gujarat back in the game single-handedly.
31-29 Chandran Ranjit gets a point with a brilliant back kick on Ashu Singh.
31-28 The defence of UP Yoddhas came good when it matters the most and executed a SUPER TACKLE on Parteek Dahiya to lead by three points.
29-28 A bonus for Rohit Tomar to put UP Yoddhas in the lead, yet again.
28-28 Parteek picks up the touchpoint of Sumit to restore parity.
28-27 Rohit Tomar attempts a bonus but didn’t get it as he comes back empty-handed. However, UP, reviews this one as it looked like a very close call. It is unsuccessful as the verdict remains the same in favour of Gujarat. No bonus, no more reviews for UP!
28-27 Gujarat tamed the beast as Pardeep runs straight into Gurdeep and others join him to tackle him.
28-26 Sonu comes in the do-or-die raid and has been ushered out by the defence. A point to Up but one of the defenders goes out so one point each.
27-25 Pardeep Narwal gets the running hand touch on Arkam Shaikh in the do-or-die raid and UP leads by two points now.
26-25 A crucial SUPER TACKLE by the UP’s defence as they tackled Parteek Dahiya. Rohit Tomar gets the point.
Gujarat has amassed 15 points in contrary to UP’s 4 points in the last 10 minutes.
24-25 Parteek in the raid, and he puts Gujarat in the lead for the very first time by taking two points in this raid. Sumit and Nitesh Kumar go out.
24-23 Chandran Ranjit tackles Anil Kumar.
24-22 Sumit tackles Sonu, who comes in the do-or-die raid.
23-22 Arkam Shaikh dashed Pardeep Narwal, and Gujarat now has reduced the deficit to only 2 points.
23-21 Baldev Singh tackles Mahipal, and UP now only has two points lead.
23-20 Bonus for Ranjit.
23-19 Bonus for Mahipal.
22-19 Parteek Dahiya, in the clean-up act, touches both Jaideep and Ashu Singh to inflict all-out on UP.
22-15 Rohit Tomar comes in to raid, and he goes back with two points, a bonus and one touchpoint of Rinku Narwal.
20-15 Parteek Dahiya goes in the raid and touches Sumit to leave UP with only one man on the court.
20-14 Pardeep has been tackled, and Gujarat has come back to the party.
20-13 Sumit in the raid, and he bulldozes his way back with tow points.
20-11 Mahipal comes in the raid after the halftime break and the defence of Gujarat looks much more consolidated as they dashed Mahipal out for a point.
20-10 Ranjit in the do-or-die raid, and he has been picked up in the process of looking for a raid just before halftime.
19-10 Anil Kumar has been thumped down in the do-or-die raid.
19-9 Chandran Ranjit in the raid, and he jumps back to escape with the touchpoint of Gurdeep.
19-8 A bonus for Ranjit.
19-7 Parteek Dhaiya has been tackled by Anil this time.
18-7 Parteek Dahiya in the raid and gets Sumit this time.
18-6 A classic dubki from Pardeep Narwal to escape from the chain tackle of Sourav Gulia and Rinku Narwal and comes back with two points. However, he lands awkwardly on his shoulders and is in some pain right now.
16-6 Parteek Dahiya comes in the raid and goes back with a point of Ashu Singh.
16-5 Anil Kumar has been tackled by Shankar Gadai in the do-or-die raid. Rinku Narwal tackles him, but one of the defenders goes out of bounds, and a point is awarded to each team. Gujarat reviews this one and fails to turn it as the verdict remains the same.
15-4 Ranjit goes out of bounds in the do-or-die raid.
14-4 A bonus for Pardeep.
13-4 Anil Kumar gets Parteek Dahiya in the raid.
11-4 Chandran Ranjit in the raid and gets Sumit.
11-3 Pardeep in the raid and gets the touchpoint of Arkam Shaikh for his 1500th point in PKL history! First and only one to do so.
10-2 A bonus for Pardeep Narwal.
9-2 Parteek in the raid and touches Nitesh Kumar.
9-1 Mahipal has been ushered off the mat with a dash by Arkam Shaikh.
9-0 Pardeep Narwal comes in the raid in front of a two-man defence and cleans up by inflicting an all-out on the Giants.
5-0 Rakesh was tackled by Ashu Singh in the do-or-die raid.
4-0 Pardeep comes in the do-or-die raid for UP and an easy peasy point for him as he tags Shankar Gadai.
3-0 Gurdeep tackles Parteek Dahiya.
2-0 Mahipal makes it two nil for UP as he gets a tag on Arkam Shaikh.
1-0 Chandran Ranjit in the raid and he has been tackled by Sumit and opens the account for UP.
U.P. Yoddhas team won the toss and selected court, Gujarat will raid first.
UP Yoddhas lost 45-51 to Gujarat Gujarat in the previous encounter on 19th October.
UP Yoddhas: Rohit Tomar
Gujarat Giants: Parteek Dahiya
UP Yoddhas: Pardeep Narwal, Anil Kumar, Mahipal, Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Gurdeep.
Gujarat Giants: Parteek Dahiya, Rakesh, Manuj, Chandran Ranjit, Shankar Gadai, Rinku Narwal, Sourav Gulia, Arkam Shaikh
Played: 8 | UP Yoddhas: 1 | Gujarat Giants: 5 | Tied: 2
Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-32
Drew 36-36 with Haryana Steelers
Drew 41-41 with Bengal Warriors
Lost 29-42 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Drew 31-31 with Tamil Thalaivas
Lost 18-25 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Lost 32-33 to Haryana Steelers
UP Yoddhas head into this game after a loss and will look to get back on track with a win. The Pardeep Narwal-led side has seven wins, six losses and two ties. Pardeep Narwal (147 raid points) along with Surender Gill (132 raid points) have been the best assets for the Yoddhas. They have also got Rohit Tomar who has done well of late for his 42 raid points. In defence, Ashu Singh and Sumit have done wonders for the Yoddhas with 40 and 39 tackle points respectively. Nitesh Kumar has also chipped in with 26 tackle points.
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Gujarat Giants, on the other hand, has five wins, eight losses and one tie under their belt. Rakesh has been the most trusted raider for the Giants with 126 raid points. All-rounder Parteek Dhaiya and captain Chandran Ranjit have assisted Rakesh with 73 and 72 raid points respectively. Mahendra Rajput has also scored 34 raid points and can contribute in attack. On the defensive front, Sourav Gulia has been their best tackler with 25 tackle points and he’s been complemented by Arkam Shaikh and Rinku Narwal who have amassed 21 and 20 tackle points respectively.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The UP Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Monday, November 21.