Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Pro Kabaddi fixture between Tamil Thalaivas vs Gujarat Giants in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Action has not yet ended for the night, follow: Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls
The first encounter is underway, scores will read as Tamil vs Gujarat:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Tamil beat Gujarat 42-39 and jumps on the 5th position in the points table.
42-39 Pawar, wow! He has done it, he takes a point with him and avoids getting all-out in the last raid. What a game!
41-39 Parteek takes Visvanath V and reduces Tamil with only Pawar yet again.
41-38 Pawar takes the bonus and one defender goes out of bounds so a three-point lead for Tamil with 15 seconds left.
39-38 Parteek reduces Tamil with only Pawar on the court as he takes the touchpoint of K. Abhimanyu
39-37 A bonus for Pawar.
38-37 Another point for Parteek, he takes the second Sahil this time.
38-36 Parteek Dahiya in the raid and comes back with the touchpoint of Sahil. Only two point game for Tamil.
38-35 A SUPER RAID from the man himself! Ranjit takes three points in the form of a bonus and two touchpoints of Arpit Saroha and Abhishek in a single raid.
38-32 Naredner takes the touchpoint of Sonu in the do-or-die raid.
37-32 Ranjit takes another point, this time Mohit’s as he escapes away from his dash.
37-31 Ranjit gets another bonus.
37-30 Ranjit gets the point of Ajinkya Pawar in the raid to reduce the deficit by a point.
37-29 Sourav has to go out as Pawar gets a tag on him in the do-or-die raid.
36-29 Ranjit comes in as a substitute and straight away takes a bonus.
36-28 Parteek Dahiay goes in the raid and he goes out of bounds the verdict remains the same after Gujarat’s review and they lose the technological assist.
35-28 Narender has been ushered off by Sourav Gulia.
35-27 A bonus for Parteek Dahiya.
35-26 Pawar goes in the do-or-die raid and he has been caught this time.
35-25 Dong Leon Lee has been tackled by Himanshu.
33-25 A bonus for Sonu.
33-24 Narender in the raid and he sends Priyank Chandel out.
32-24 Sonu gets Abhishek’s touchpoint.
32-23 A bonus for Dong Geon Lee.
32-22 Ajinkya gets the point of Sandeep.
31-22 Abhishek tackels Parteek Dahiya.
30-21 Pawar takes the point of Gulia to inflict the all-out back on the Giants.
27-21 Sahil Gulia tackles Rajput who came in the do-or-die raid.
26-21 Pawar is in the raid, Pawar does the brilliance once again as he shoves defenders aside to power through them and takes one point.
25-21 Narender in the do-or-die raid and he comes back with the point of Sandeep.
24-21 Dong gets a bonus to reduce the lead to three points.
24-20 A lot has happened in the last few raids, however, Tamil was able to maintain the lead of four points at halftime.
20-17 A bonus for Narender.
19-17 M Abhishek tackles Sonu this time.
18-17 Arkam Shaikh ushered Pawar out.
18-16 Dong Geon Lee gets a tag on Narender.
18-15 Narender gets Manuj this time.
16-15 Sonu goes away with the point of Abhishek who touches him while attempting a dash on him.
16-14 Narender in the raid and gets rid of Arkam Shaikh.
15-14 A bonus for Dong Geon Lee.
15-13 Himanshu gets a bonus before being dashed by Sandeep Kandola which resulted in the first all-out of the game inflicted on Tamil.
14-10 Parteek gets a tag on Arpit Saroha.
14-9 Bonus for Himanshu.
13-9 Parteek removes the top gun Narender from the defence.
13-8 Himanshu in the raid and gets the tag on Arkam Shaikh.
12-8 Sahil Gulia has been dashed out by Sonu in the do-or-die raid.
12-7 Pawar in the do-or-die raid and he has been dashed out by Sandeep Kandola.
12-6 Another SUPER TACKLE by the Thalaivas, this time it was Sahil Gulia who caught Parteek.
10-6 A bonus for Pawar.
9-6 Parteek goes away with the bonus and the touchpoint of M. Abishek.
9-4 Ajinkya gets Manuj in the raid.
8-4 Arpit Saroha tackles Rakesh for a SUPER TACKLE!
6-4 Narender has been dashed out by Arkam Shaikh in the defence.
6-3 Himanshu has been touched by Parteek this time in the raid.
6-2 A bonus for Pawar.
5-2 Rakesh gets a tag on Sahil this time.
5-1 A bonus for Narender.
4-1 M. Abishek gets M Abhishek to open the Giants’ account today.
4-0 Arkam Shaikh has to go out this time as Narender gets a tag on him along with a bonus as well! 4 points in 2 raids for Narender.
2-0 Narender in the first raid for the Thalaivas and he gets a bonus point along with a point for a defender who goes out of bounds.
Gujarat Giants won the toss, Tamil to raid first.
Stay tuned as the live action is coming up very soon!
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender
Gujarat Giants: Parteek Dahiya
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender, M Abhishek, Mohit, Ajinkya Pawar, Himanshu, Arpit Saroha, Sahil Gulia
Gujarat Giants: Rakesh, Manuj, Parteek Dahiya, Dong Geon, Arkam Shaikh, Sourav Gulia, Sandeep Kandola
In their previous encounter, Pawan Sehrawat injured his leg in the first 10 minutes of the fixture, eventually getting ruled out of the season. Tamil Thalaivas fought to settle the game 31-31. They may head into the repeat fixture without Sagar who injured his leg in the game against Jaipur Pink Panthers a few days ago.
Tamil Thalaivas and Gujarat Giants have played against each other in seven matches. Tamil Thalaivas have won twice whereas Gujarat Giants have won four matches. One game ended in a tie.
Tamil Thalaivas head into this game after a loss in their previous outing. They have recorded seven wins, seven losses as well as three ties so far. Narender has been the standout raider for the Thalaivas with 173 raid points. He has had support from Ajinkya Pawar who has scored 68 raid points, while Himanshu Singh managed 36 raid points. In defence, Sagar has led the way with 53 tackle points. Sahil Gulia has also played a key role with 41 tackle points along with M. Abishek who has registered 28 tackle points.
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:
Gujarat Giants, meanwhile, has managed five wins, suffered 10 losses and played out a tie in Season 9. Rakesh has been prolific for them in attack with 126 raid points. Parteek Dhaiya and Chandran Ranjit have also done well with 103 and 82 raid points respectively. However, the Giants’ defence could do better with Sourav Gulia and Arkam Shaikh currently their best performers with 26 and 24 tackle points respectively, while Rinku Narwal has chipped in with 22 tackle points.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Tamil Thalaivas vs Gujarat Giants Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Sunday, November 27.
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