Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates in Hyderabad on Monday.
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The scores will read as Puneri vs Patna:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Puneri Paltan beat Patna Pirates 44-30.
44-30 Anand Tomar in the clean-up act for Patna as he takes the touchpoint of Sombir and Rakesh Ram to inflict the first all-out in the last raid of the game.
44-26 Mohammadreza Chiyaneh tackles Pankaj Mohite to complete his high-five.
44-25 Anand Tomar takes a multi-point raid and takes Fazel Atrachali and Govind Gurjar out.
44-23 Mohammadreza Chiyaneh tackles Saurabh
44-22 Govind Gurjar tackles Ranjit Naik.
43-22 Mohammadreza Chiyaneh tackles Aditya Shinde this time.
43-21 Anand Tomar goes in the raid and picks up Fazel Atrachali.
43-20 Sachin takes a bonus, but he has been dashed out, and Puneri has enforced a third all-out on Patna.
40-19 Akash Shinde goes in the raid in front of a two-man defence of Sachin and Chiyaneh, as he is trying for a point, Chiyaneh charges on him, but Akash pushes him, denting his ego and snatching a point as well.
39-19 A bonus for Sachin.
39-18 Akash Shinde gets another point, this time in the do-or-die raid as he picks up Neeraj.
38-18 A bonus for Sachin in the do-or-die raid.
38-17 This is brute strength from Nabibaksh, who showed how the raid is done and picked up a SUPER RAID. In fact, a FOUR POINTER to get rid of Sunil, Ranjit Naik, Sajin C and Monu, all in a single raid.
34-17 Sachin picks up Abhinesh Nadarajan while in the raid.
34-16 A bonus for Mohammad Nabibakhsh.
33-16 Sachin gets a tag on Pankaj Mohite.
33-15 An Iranian picking an Iranian as Nabi picks Chiyaneh while raiding.
32-15 Anuj Kumar goes out of bounds.
31-15 Mohammadreza Chiyaneh charges Akash Shinde to usher him off the mat.
31-14 Fazel goes for an advanced tackle on Sachin, very close to the midline, as he has to suffer the repercussions as Sachin this time escapes with his point.
31-13 A school-boy error from Pankaj Mohite, who goes in the lobby while going in offence in the do-or-die raid.
31-12 Another point for mighty Fazel Atrachali as he tackled Anuj this time.
30-12 Sachin goes in the raid and he has been tackled by Fazel Atrachali.
29-11 there we go, Shinde goes, and Sonu surrenders to make sure that he wastes minimum time, but Paltan is in the driving seat as they managed to inflict 2nd all-out on Patna.
26-11 Sanket Sawant tackles Anuj Kumar, and the second all-out is coming up very soon.
25-11 Akash Shinde takes another point, this time of Sachin. As easy as it can get.
24-11 A SUPER RAID from Akash Shinde as he takes the touchpoints of Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, Neeraj Kumar and Sajin C to complete his SUPER 10! Well done, young man.
21-11 Anuj Kumar in return tags Sombir.
21-10 Akash Shinde gets a tag on Sunil.
20-10 An error from the dependable Sachin in the raid and goes way too deep on the other side while raiding. Sachin might have slipped a bit and was surrounded by the defenders within no time.
19-10 Sachin escapes from the dash of Abhinesh Nadarajan to reduce the gap in single-digit.
19-9 Monu tackles the man in the form of Akash, this time to snatch a point back.
19-8 Another failed raid for Rohit Gulia as Fazel initiates another tackle on him.
18-8 Akash Shinde comes in the clean-up act, took FOUR points from the raid and remove both Anuj and Monu to inflict an all-out on Patna Pirates. Paltan already racked up a 10-point lead on the Pirates, and we are not even halfway through.
14-8 A bonus for Anuj Kumar in the do-or-die raid.
14-7 Shinde picked up his fourth point and takes Neeraj Kumar this time while raiding.
13-7 Akash Shinde picks up Sajin C in the raid.
12-7 Rohit Gulai goes in the do-or-die raid and goes way too deep near the mighty Fazel and gave him too much time to pounce on him and tackle him for a point. Rohit goes out without a point and is yet to open his account in the game, and we are about to end the first half.
11-7 Shinde gets rid of Mohammadreza Chiyaneh as he gets the slightest touch on him.
10-7 Sajin C tackles Nabibaksh this time to send the dangerous looking Iranian.
10-6 Sachin goes in the do-or-die raid, and he has picked up a touchpoint, and the refs have given the decision in the favour of Patna Pirates. However, Puneri is reviewing this as they think that Sachin went to the lobby first, and the point should belong to them, and there we go, as the review is successful as this is exactly what happened! Sachin goes out of bounds, and the point will go to Puneri.
9-6 Another point for Mohammad Nabibakhsh in the offence as he picks up Sunil this time.
8-6 A bonus for Mohammad Nabibakhsh.
7-6 Mohammadreza Chiyaneh is in action for the first time in this game as he tackles Akash Shinde with a solo effort!
7-5 Sachin picks up two points while in the raid to reduce the gap to only two points. Picks Sombir and Pankaj Mohite in this raid.
7-3 Monu goes in the raid and picks up dangerous Fazel Atrachali!
7-2 Pankaj Mohite picks up Sunil in the do-or-die raid.
6-2 Rohit Gulia has been tackled yet again. This time by Mohammad Nabibakhsh!
5-2 Monu comes in the do-or-die raid and goes back with the touchpoint of Pankaj Mohite.
5-1 Pankaj Mohite comes in the do-or-die raid and takes the point of Sachin via a sliding toe touch of Sachin alongside a bonus as well.
3-1 Finally, a point for Patna as Sachin takes the toe touch point of Pankaj Mohite.
3-0 Sanket Sawant tackles Rohit Gulia to deny him from taking a point.
2-0 Akash Shinde opens the account for Puneri in the game. He takes the touchpoint of Sajin C along with a bonus.
0-0 Sachin goes back empty-handed in the first raid of the game.
Puneri Paltan team won the toss and selected court. Patna will raid first.
Puneri Paltan: 2nd place, 74 points
Patna Pirates: 11th place, 49 points
Patna Pirates drew 34-34 with Puneri Paltan in the previous encounter on October 8th.
Puneri Paltan: Pankaj Mohite
Patna Pirates: Rohit Gulia
Puneri Paltan: Pankaj Mohite, Akash Shinde, Fazel Atrachali, Abhinesh Nadaraj, Mohammad Nabibaksh, Sanket Sawant, Sombir
Patna Pirates: Rohit Gulia, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, Sonu, Sajin C, Sachin, Neeraj
Played: 18 | Puneri Paltan: 2 | Patna Pirates: 13 | Tied: 3
Puneri Paltan has already qualified for the playoffs and has 13 wins, five losses and two ties this season. Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat have been leading the charge in the attack for the Paltan with 138 and 120 raid points respectively. In the absence of these two stars, Akash Shinde and Pankaj Mohite have been magnificent with 118 and 33 raid points respectively. In defence, Fazel Atrachali has led the Paltan with 47 tackle points and he’s been supported by Sombir who has scored 35 tackle points. Sanket Sawant and Abinesh Nadarajan have also chipped in with 27 tackle points each.
PKL 9, week - 8; raiding form, team performance and the race to the knockouts - we’ve discussed it all in our weekly Pro Kabaddi League live stream. Check out the full stream below:
Meanwhile, Patna Pirates will look to win all of its remaining matches and have seven wins, nine losses and three ties so far. Sachin and Rohit Gulia have been their best attackers with 162 and 138 raid points respectively. As far as their defence is concerned, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh has been in top form with 69 tackle points, while Sunil and captain Neeraj Kumar have contributed 37 and 28 tackle points respectively. Monu is another player who has had an impact in defence for the Pirates with 21 tackle points.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Monday, December 5.
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