Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Pro Kabaddi fixture between UP Yoddhas vs Bengal Warriors in Hyderabad on Monday.
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The first encounter is underway, scores will read as UP vs Bengal:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: UP Yoddhas beat Bengal Warriros 33-32
33-32 Rohit goes in the raid in front of the high-line defence of Bengal, and he needs to put his leg beyond the white line to make sure that UP wins it from here, he attempts to cross the white line multiple times, and yes, he has done it for the Yoddhas! He goes back safely and leads UP to take 5 points home!
33-32 Maninder goes in the raid with less than 15 seconds left in the clock and he comes back with a touchpoint with only 7 seconds left.
33-31 Only 45 seconds left on the clock and Pardeep goes in the do-or-die raid he attempts for a bonus but has been tackled while doing so. The refs have given a bonus point to Pardeep! A very crucial point for UP, Bengal reviews this for no bonus but they failed to convert the verdict as it was a clean bonus from Pardeep.
32-30 Maninder gets Ashu Singh in the raid.
32-29 A FIVE-POINTER FOR MANINDER. WOW! A clean-up act by him taking all three defenders in one go to reduce the lead by only three points with a minute to go.
32-24 Nitin Tomar comes in as a substitute and straight away goes in the raid but comes back empty-handed after successfully wasting all his 30 seconds.
32-24 Nada traps Pardeep Narwal who fails to convert a point in the do-or-die raid.
32-23 Deepak Hooda gets a touch on Ashu Singh who was attempting a tackle on him.
32-22 Maninder gets his 5th point of the game as he tags Sandeep Narwal.
32-21 Pardeep heads back with a running toe touch of Sangwan in the do-or-die raid.
31-21 A bonus for Deepak Hooda.
31-20 Gurdeep tackles the man in form for Bengal - Shrikant.
30-20 Rohit Tomar touches Soleiman Pahlevani in the raiding.
29-20 Shrikant in the raid and he gets a tag on Nitesh Kumar this time.
29-19 Nada stars this time as he tackles Pardeep this time!
29-18 Deepak Hooda finally gets a point in the offence as he touches Gurdeep.
29-17 Sumit thumps down Maninder Singh and showed him the way back to the bench.
28-17 Sandeep Narwal goes in the raid and comes back with the touchpoint of Shubham Shinde.
27-17 A bonus for Maninder Singh.
27-16 Soleiman Pahlevani gets a tag on Soleimani.
26-16 Gurdeep tackles Shrikant Jadhav in the defence.
25-16 Deepak Hooda tackles Pardeep Narwal who fails in the do-or-die raid.
25-15 Shrikant Jadhav goes in the raid and gets another multi-point raid as he touches Sumit first and escapes from a poorly timed dash of Sandeep Narwal.
25-13 Pardeep gets the 11th point of the game and gets the point of Soleiman Pahlevani.
24-13 Maninder Singh continues to struggle today in the raid as he gets tackled by Rohit Tomar.
23-13 A bonus for Narwal to complete his SUPER 10!
22-13 Shrikant escapes from a dash and rolls over to take two points in the raid. He touches Nitesh Kumar and Gurdeep.
22-11 Pardeep Narwal takes the point of Sangwan as he surrendered to him, and with this UP Yoddhas extends their lead to 11 points by inflicting a second all-out!
Maninder has been kept out of the mat for almost 15 minutes in the first half
19-11 Pardeep looks on song yet again as he takes Deepak and Surender Nada in a single raid to leave Bengal on the verge of getting all-out a second time at the stroke of halftime with Sangwan on the court for Bengal.
17-11 Deepak Hooda comes from the bench to take a bonus in his first attempt.
17-10 Shubham Shinde made an error as Pardeep goes away with his touchpoint.
16-10 Shrikant Jadhav goes in the raid, and he goes in the lobby.
15-10 Pardeep Narwal extends the lead to five points by touching Vinod Kumar.
14-10 Nitesh gets a point in defence as he tackles Maninder Singh.
13-10 A bonus for Kapre but he has been consumed by the defence to inflict an all-out on Bengal.
10-9 PArdeep takes Girish out via a running hand touch, and Bengal has been left stranded with only Kapre on the mat.
9-9 A bonus for Ajinkya Kapre.
9-8 Rohit Tomar goes in the raid, and he gets a kick on Ashish Sangwan to send him out on the bench.
8-8 A bonus for Vinod Kumar, but he has been ushered off the mat by the defence of UP. A point to each team.
7-7 Pardeep restored parity for UP in the do-or-die raid in front of five men defnece, he gets a tag on Shubham Shinde.
6-7 Gurdeep steps up in the defence to tackle Shrikant Jadhav.
5-7 Bengal comes in the lead as Ashish Sangwan tackles Rohit Tomar who came in the do-or-die raid.
5-6 Shrikangoes in the raid, and he gets a tag on Sumit.
5-5 A SUPER TACKLE from the Bengal defence to tackle Pardeep. Ashish Sangwan will get two points to start the tackle!
5-3 Nitesh Kumar was quick to initiate a tackle on big man Maninder, and the rest of the pack took care of him and take another point.
4-3 Sandeep Kandola gets a running toe touch on Vinod Kumar to put UP in lead.
3-3 Pardeep goes in the raid, and an error from Girish Maruti Ernak resulted in Narwal taking his touchpoint.
2-3 Maninder gets rid of Ashu Singh in the raid this time.
2-2 Paedeep traded the blows to open the account for UP, and the game has started at some serious pace. He takes the points of Shubham Shinde and Soleiman Pahlevani to level the score in the second raid itself.
0-2 Maninder goes in the first raid of the game, and he takes two points with him to start the proceedings for Bengal. Ashu Singh and Gurdeep have to go out on the bench.
UP won the toss, Bengal will raid first.
Bengal Warriors drew 41-41 with UP Yoddhas in the previous encounter on 8th November.
UP Yoddhas: Sandeep Narwal
Bengal Warriors: Shubham Shinde
UP Yoddhas: Pardeep Narwal, Gurdeep, Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar, Sandeep Narwal, Sumit, Rohit Tomar
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh, Shrikant Jadhav, Vinod, Ashiish Sangwan, Soleiman Pahlevani, Shubham Shinde, Girish Ernak
Played: 11 | Bengal Warriors: 4 | UP Yoddhas: 3 | Tied: 4
UP Yoddhas head into Monday’s contest with back-to-back wins under its belt. They have nine wins, six losses and two ties so far. Pardeep Narwal (171 raid points) and Surender Gill (132 raid points) have been their best performers in attack, while Rohit Tomar has also chipped in with 49 raid points. Defensively, the trio of Sumit (44 tackle points), Ashu Singh (41 tackle points) and Nitesh Kumar (27 tackle points) have been effective and imposed themselves on opposition raiders.
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:
Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, lost its last match. They have eight wins, seven losses and two ties in Season 9. Captain Maninder Singh has been the team’s talisman with 198 raid points, while Shrikant Jadhav (87 raid points) and Deepak Hooda (42 raid points) have supported him in the attack. On the defensive front, Girish Maruti Ernak has been the Warriors’ top tackler with 49 tackle points. He has been aided in defence by Shubham Shinde and Vaibhav Garje who have managed 33 and 28 tackle points respectively.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The UP Yoddhas 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 28.