Tamil Thalaivas 43-28 UP Yoddhas Highlights, Pro Kabaddi 2022: Tamil Thalaivas qualify for knockouts with 15-point win over UP Yoddhas

Tamil Thalaivas vs UP Yoddhas, Pro Kabaddi League 9: Catch highlights, scores, updates and commentary from the PKL fixture at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

Published : Dec 07, 2022 19:28 IST

Catch all the live updates from Tamil Thalaivas vs UP Yoddhas game.
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Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Tamil Thalaivas vs UP Yoddhas in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

FULL-TIME UPDATE: Tamil Thalaivas beat UP Yoddhas 43-28 to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in PKL history.

The second game is underway, scores will read as Tamil vs UP:

43-28 Nehal Desai came in the do-or-die raid and has been tackled by Visvanath V at the full-time whistle, which means that Tamil Thalaivas have qualified for the playoffs first time in Pro Kabaddi history! Take a bow! Ashan Kumar!

42-28 Sachin came in the do-or-die raid and another  SUPER TACKLE, this time led by Sandeep Narwal to get two points in defence.

42-26 Mohit tackle Gulveer Singh.

41-26 Babu M led the defence to  SUPER TACKLE Ajinkya Pawar this time.

TIME-OUT!

41-24 James Kamweti comes in the raid and has been tackled by M Abhishek.

40-24 A  SUPER TACKLE led by Gulveer Singh to hold Sachin and send him out.

40-22 Sachin takes the touchpoint of Nitesh Kumar.

39-22 A  SUPER RAID from the captain, Ajinkya Pawar who came back with the touchpoints of Gurdeep and Nitin Panwar along with a bonus.

TIME-OUT!

36-22 Anil Kumar has been tackled by Himanshu.

35-22 A bonus for Mahipal, but M Abhishek comes in from the right side of the mat to dash him out to  INFLICT 2nd ALL-OUT ON UP. The Yoddhas review this for a bonus and a touchpoint but turns out they will lose the review and the bonus is also being taken back after checking.

32-22 Another multi-point raid for Narender to complete his Super-10 as he picks up Durgesh Kumar and Ashu Singh this time.

30-22 Mahipal gets a tag on Mohit, who made an error this time.

30-21 A multi-point raid for Narender to take Nitesh Kumar and Sandeep Narwal out.

28-21 Anil Kumar comes in the do-or-die raid and has been tackled by the defence led by Ajinkya Pawar.

TIME-OUT!

27-21 Narender takes his sixth point from the game as he gets a tag on Gurdeep.

26-21 This time, Arpit Saroha came good on Durgesh to  SUPER TACKLED him for two points.

24-21 Durgesh is inflicting maximum damage to the Tamil here as he goes back with a  SUPER RAID, sending M. Abishek, Sahil Gulia and Mohit out on the bench.

24-18 Ajinkya Pawar has been tackled by Gurdeep.

24-17 This is the display of core strength from Arpit Saroha to come from behind to hold Mahipal from the back and tackle him for a point.

23-17 A brilliant effort by Durgesh to clean up the two-man defence of Tamil as he touches Vishvanath V and sprints his way back to escape from the dash of Arpit.

23-13 Another bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.

22-13 This time, Aashish makes an error on Durgesh, who came in the do-or-die raid as he goes back with his touchpoint.

22-12 A bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.

21-12 An Aashan Kumar masterstroke to substitute Ajinkya Pawar for Aashish, and he along with Arpit Saroha came together to  SUPER TACKLE Anil Kumar for two points.

19-12 A bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.

18-12 Anil has looked very impressive as this time he tags Abhishek.

18-11 Narender has been tackled this time by the defence of the Yoddhas.

18-10 Anil Kumar comes in the raid and picks up Sahil Gulia.

HALF-TIME!

18-9 This is a good effort from the defence as Gurdeep initiated a tackle on Himanshu and caught him for a point just at the stroke of halftime.

18-8 Mahipal comes in the raid and has picked up Mohit this time.

18-7 is A bonus for Durgesh Kumar, but it is Arpit Saroha who has looked incredible for Tamil in the absence of Sagar, who came in and tackled Durgesh to  INFLICT 1st ALL-OUT on the Yoddhas.

15-6 Ashu Singh goes out of bounds as Narender takes full advantage by picking Nitin Tomar as well to reduce UP with only one man on the court.

13-6 Tamil is doing a good enough job to extend their lead on a second fiddle Up Yoddhas as this time it is Himanshu who tackled Anil Kumar.

12-6 Ajinkya Pawar gets the point of Jaideep in the do-or-die raid.

11-6 Sahil Gulia pounces on Mahipal, who came in the do-or-die raid and in comes Arpit Saroha as well to thump the raider down. Five-point lead for Tamil.

10-6 Another bonus for Himanshu is to extend the lead by four points.

9-6 A bonus for Himanshu.

8-6 Another good point for Anil Kumar in the raid as he gets the touch of Mohit this time.

8-5 Pressure takes the better of Narender this time, as he consumes his first 22 seconds of the do-or-die raid, only to get tackled by Nitesh Kumar eventually.

8-4 Anil Kumar comes in the do-or-die raid and uses his reach to get a running hand touch on Ajinkya Pawar.

8-3 Narender goes in the raid, and this time Gurdeep goes out of bounds. So, a freebie point to Tamil.

7-3 Mahipal comes for UP in the do-or-die raid, and this time it is Mohit who initiates the tackle on him to send him out for a point.

6-3 Ajinkya Pawar has been tackled by UP’s defence in the do-or-die raid.

6-2 Arpit Saroha tackles Nitin Tomar.

5-2 Anil Kumar gets 2 out of 2 points for UP Yoddhas as he tackles Narender this time to send the dangerous raider out.

5-1 A bonus for Anil Kumar in the do-or-die raid.

5-0 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid and picks up Jaideep.

4-0 Another multi-point raid for Narender to come back with a bonus and a touchpoint of Mahipal this time.

2-0 Narender starts the proceedings for Tamil with a bonus point along with the touchpoint of Gurdeep. 43-28 Nehal Desai came in the do-or-die raid and has been tackled by Visvanath V at the full-time whistle, which means that Tamil Thalaivas have qualified for the playoffs first time in Pro Kabaddi history! Take a bow! Ashan Kumar!

42-28 Sachin came in the do-or-die raid and another  SUPER TACKLE, this time led by Sandeep Narwal to get two points in defence.

42-26 Mohit tackle Gulveer Singh.

41-26 Babu M led the defence to  SUPER TACKLE Ajinkya Pawar this time.

TIME-OUT!

41-24 James Kamweti comes in the raid and has been tackled by M Abhishek.

40-24 A  SUPER TACKLE led by Gulveer Singh to hold Sachin and send him out.

40-22 Sachin takes the touchpoint of Nitesh Kumar.

39-22 A  SUPER RAID from the captain, Ajinkya Pawar who came back with the touchpoints of Gurdeep and Nitin Panwar along with a bonus.

TIME-OUT!

36-22 Anil Kumar has been tackled by Himanshu.

35-22 A bonus for Mahipal, but M Abhishek comes in from the right side of the mat to dash him out to  INFLICT 2nd ALL-OUT ON UP. The Yoddhas review this for a bonus and a touchpoint but turns out they will lose the review and the bonus is also being taken back after checking.

32-22 Another multi-point raid for Narender to complete his Super-10 as he picks up Durgesh Kumar and Ashu Singh this time.

30-22 Mahipal gets a tag on Mohit, who made an error this time.

30-21 A multi-point raid for Narender to take Nitesh Kumar and Sandeep Narwal out.

28-21 Anil Kumar comes in the do-or-die raid and has been tackled by the defence led by Ajinkya Pawar.

TIME-OUT!

27-21 Narender takes his sixth point from the game as he gets a tag on Gurdeep.

26-21 This time, Arpit Saroha came good on Durgesh to  SUPER TACKLED him for two points.

24-21 Durgesh is inflicting maximum damage to the Tamil here as he goes back with a  SUPER RAID, sending M. Abishek, Sahil Gulia and Mohit out on the bench.

24-18 Ajinkya Pawar has been tackled by Gurdeep.

24-17 This is the display of core strength from Arpit Saroha to come from behind to hold Mahipal from the back and tackle him for a point.

23-17 A brilliant effort by Durgesh to clean up the two-man defence of Tamil as he touches Vishvanath V and sprints his way back to escape from the dash of Arpit.

23-13 Another bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.

22-13 This time, Aashish makes an error on Durgesh, who came in the do-or-die raid as he goes back with his touchpoint.

22-12 A bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.

21-12 An Aashan Kumar masterstroke to substitute Ajinkya Pawar for Aashish, and he along with Arpit Saroha came together to  SUPER TACKLE Anil Kumar for two points.

19-12 A bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.

18-12 Anil has looked very impressive as this time he tags Abhishek.

18-11 Narender has been tackled this time by the defence of the Yoddhas.

18-10 Anil Kumar comes in the raid and picks up Sahil Gulia.

HALF-TIME!

18-9 This is a good effort from the defence as Gurdeep initiated a tackle on Himanshu and caught him for a point just at the stroke of halftime.

18-8 Mahipal comes in the raid and has picked up Mohit this time.

18-7 is A bonus for Durgesh Kumar, but it is Arpit Saroha who has looked incredible for Tamil in the absence of Sagar, who came in and tackled Durgesh to  INFLICT 1st ALL-OUT on the Yoddhas.

15-6 Ashu Singh goes out of bounds as Narender takes full advantage by picking Nitin Tomar as well to reduce UP with only one man on the court.

13-6 Tamil is doing a good enough job to extend their lead on a second fiddle Up Yoddhas as this time it is Himanshu who tackled Anil Kumar.

12-6 Ajinkya Pawar gets the point of Jaideep in the do-or-die raid.

11-6 Sahil Gulia pounces on Mahipal, who came in the do-or-die raid and in comes Arpit Saroha as well to thump the raider down. Five-point lead for Tamil.

10-6 Another bonus for Himanshu is to extend the lead by four points.

9-6 A bonus for Himanshu.

8-6 Another good point for Anil Kumar in the raid as he gets the touch of Mohit this time.

8-5 Pressure takes the better of Narender this time, as he consumes his first 22 seconds of the do-or-die raid, only to get tackled by Nitesh Kumar eventually.

8-4 Anil Kumar comes in the do-or-die raid and uses his reach to get a running hand touch on Ajinkya Pawar.

8-3 Narender goes in the raid, and this time Gurdeep goes out of bounds. So, a freebie point to Tamil.

7-3 Mahipal comes for UP in the do-or-die raid, and this time it is Mohit who initiates the tackle on him to send him out for a point.

6-3 Ajinkya Pawar has been tackled by UP’s defence in the do-or-die raid.

6-2 Arpit Saroha tackles Nitin Tomar.

5-2 Anil Kumar gets 2 out of 2 points for UP Yoddhas as he tackles Narender this time to send the dangerous raider out.

5-1 A bonus for Anil Kumar in the do-or-die raid.

5-0 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid and picks up Jaideep.

4-0 Another multi-point raid for Narender to come back with a bonus and a touchpoint of Mahipal this time.

2-0 Narender starts the proceedings for Tamil with a bonus point along with the touchpoint of Gurdeep.

Toss Update

UP Yoddhas won the toss and they chose the court. Tamil will raid first.

PKL Live Update

Bengaluru Bulls beat Patna Pirates 57-44 in the first encounter of the night.

Where they stand!

Tamil Thalaivas: 5th place, 61 points

UP Yoddhas: 4th place, 66 points

Lineups Out!

Tamil Thalaivas: Ajinkya Pawar, Himanshu, Arpit Saroha, M Abhishek, Narender, Mohit, Sahil Gulia

UP Yoddhas: Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar, Nitn Tomar, Jaideep, Mahipal, Nitish Kumar, Anil Kumar

Previous Encounter

UP Yoddhas beat Tamil Thalaivas 41-24 in the previous encounter on 23rd October.

Players to watch out for

Tamil Thalaivas: Ajinkya Pawar

UP Yoddhas: Gurdeep

Head-to-head record

Played: 11 | Tamil Thalaivas: 3 | UP Yoddhas: 5 | Tied: 3

Tamil Thalaivas Form

Drew 31-31 vs Gujarat Giants

Lost 22-27 vs Haryana Steelers

Lost 32-39 vs U Mumba

Beat Patna Pirates 33-32

Lost 28-45 to Bengaluru Bulls

Lost 24-41 to UP Yoddhas

Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-27

Beat Dabang Delhi 49-39

Tied 41-41 to Bengal Warriors

Beat Telugu Titans 39-31

Beat Puneri Paltan 35-34

Lost 34-35 to Puneri Paltan

Lost 34-40 to Bengaluru Bulls

Draw 31-31 to Patna Pirates

Beat Bengal Warriors 35-30

Beat U Mumba 20-34

Lost to Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-26

Beat Gujarat Giants 42-39

Drew 37-37 with Dabang Delhi

Beat Telugu Titans 52-24

UP Yoddhas Form

Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-32

Lost 23-30 to U Mumba

Lost 42-44 to Dabang Delhi

Beat Bengaluru Bulls 44-37

Lost 45-51 to Gujarat Giants

Beat Tamil Thalaivas 41-24

Lost 29-34 Patna Pirates

Beat Telugu Titans 43-24

Lost 31-40 to Puneri Paltan

Drew 36-36 with Haryana Steelers

Drew 41-41 with Bengal Warriors

Beat Haryana Steelers 40-34

Beat Telugu Titans 41-30

Beat Dabang Delhi 50-31

Lost 29-42 to Jaipur Pink Panthers

Beat Gujarat Giants 35-31

Beat Patna Pirates 35-33

Beat Bengal Warriors 33-32

Beat U Mumba 36-26

Lost 35-38 to Bengaluru Bulls

PREVIEW

Tamil Thalaivas

Tamil Thalaivas has lost just one of its last five matches and has nine wins, seven losses and four ties in Season 9. Young Narender with 210 raid points has been the team’s go-to player, while Ajinkya Pawar - who has been in fine form of late - has contributed when needed as his 106 raid points show. As far as its defence goes, Sagar has been the team’s standout tackler with 53 tackle points, while Sahil Gulia has had a big impact as well through his 50 tackle points. M. Abishek and Mohit have also contributed 35 and 26 tackle points respectively.

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:

UP Yoddhas

UP Yoddhas, meanwhile, is already through to the playoffs and will be keen for a win on Wednesday after a loss in its last outing. Unsurprisingly, Pardeep Narwal has been the team’s talisman with 208 raid points, while Surender Gill (132 raid points) and Rohit Tomar (63 raid points) have provided the Dubki King with great support. On the defensive front, Sumit with 49 tackle points has been the Yoddhas’ best tackler and he’s had help from Ashu Singh, who has managed 47 tackle points. Gurdeep and Nitesh Kumar have also chipped in with 32 and 31 tackle points respectively.

SQUADS

TAMIL THALAIVAS
Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat [out injured], Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Sachin, Himanshu Narwal, Himanshu Singh, Narender.
Defenders: Sagar, Ankit, M Abhishek, Ashish, Md. Arif Rabbani, Himanshu, Mohit, Sahil Gulia, Arpit Saroha.
All-Rounders: Visvanath V, Thanushan Laxmamoha, K Abhimanyu
UP YODDHAS
Raiders: Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Nitin Tomar, James Namaba Kamweti, Rathan K, Gulveer Singh, Durgesh Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rohit Tomar, Aman, Mahipal, Rathan K
Defenders: Nitesh Kumar, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Shubham Kumar, Babu Murugasan, Jaideep, Sumit, Ashu Singh
All-Rounders: Nehal Desai, Nitin Panwar, Gurdeep

WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH

The Tamil Thalaivas vs UP Yoddhas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Wednesday, December 7.

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