Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between UP Yoddhas and Patna Pirates in Hyderabad on Saturday.
After looking like a one-sided encounter in the opening few minutes, this game was fiercely contested, point by point. UP Yoddhas came out on top thanks to a brilliant performance from Sandeep and Pardeep Narwal. Inspired choice by the UP coach. Patna stands at eighth in the points table and left regretting losing a game that could have been theirs if they were better starting out.
Scores read UP vs Patna:
35-33 Pardeep runs in and runs the clock down. Rohit Gulia quickly follows and seems like he’s picked up a touch when the left defenders come charging. Bodies fall on him and Rohit gets his foot to the line but he does not get it across the line. Brilliant effort from Sumit as Pardeep and Sandeep embrace after that hard fought win.
34-33 UP Yoddhas have the upper hand with Sachin being brought down by the defense. Sandeep Narwal the man.
33-33 Pardeep also gets a bonus
32-33 Sachin has been asked to keep getting bonuses. He’s doing just the same. Down to the last minute.
32-32 Pardeep also picks up a point as
31-32 Sachin gets Sumit but asks for the bonus too. He isn’t given the point.
31-31 HOW INTENSE WAS THAT RAID! Went to its dying minutes and the entire Patna defense brings him down and restricts the hand from going past the midline. NOTHING separates these two sides. Shadkoui the man who initiates.
Patna is playing on the third raid. Two minutes to go.
31-30 UP Yoddhas bring down Rohit Gulia. The man in the thick of it all - Sandeep Narwal. Masterstroke this from the Yoddhas.
30-30 Rohit Tomar escapes Sajin C’s advance tackle.
29-30 Rohit Gulia picks up Pardeep Narwal.
29-29 Bonus for Pardeep. FIVE MORE MINUTES TO GO and nothing separates these two sides.
28-29 Bonus point for Rohit Gulia. He gets his super 10.
28-28 Rohit Gulia takes out Nitesh Kumar to level scores yet again. What a battle this.
28-27 A bonus point each to both sides
27-26 POINTS LEVELED AGAIN. Shadloui brings down Pardeep to inflict the ALL OUT.
26-23 Jaideep walks immediately as Rohit Gulia gets UP down to one man.
26-22 Pardeep gets a bonus for UP and is substituted. Jaideep comes in.
25-22 Rohit Gulia’s speed helps him take Sumit, Gurdeep almost into his own half. Brilliant raiding all thanks to how fast he is across the peripheries of the mat.
Under 10 minutes remain.
25-20 Shadloui! My word. He gets Rohit Tomar with a block-backhold combo and turns him all on his own. Lethal. Jasveer is sweating on the sidelines there.
25-19 Rohit Gulia’s speed helps him get Nitesh Kumar
25-18 Bonus for Rohit Tomar
24-18 Sumit and Co. bring down Sachin. Pile of bodies lay on Patna’s lead raider and he has no room to escape.
23-18 Shadloui gets his revenge as he blocks and brings down Sandeep Narwal.
23-17 Sachin gets Rohit Tomar
23-16 PARDEEP NARWAL! Work of beauty! He kept the defense on its toes and he draws out the tackle in the dying seconds of that raid and tumbles and rolls his way to the midline. ALL OUT.
19-16 Monu gets a bonus for Patna
19-15 Shadloui was ready to tackle Sandeep Narwal but he manages to get a kick to Shadloui’s face! The Iranian is down.
18-15 Rohit is now brought down by the UP defense toward the right flanks. Where will Patna get its raid points from now?
17-15 Both teams don’t have a review. Sandeep Narwal in his raid, ran towards the right corner and cover and claims he had a point from there. Point has been given to him and UP. Sachin the man who has to walk and he is annoyed.,
16-15 Pardeep gets to work with a touch on Sajin
WE GO AGAIN, SECOND HALF.
15-15 Level terms again, thanks to Sachin, who gets a touch on Gurdeep. HALFTIME!
15-14 Pardeep, in the dying moments of his raid, gets a bonus plus a touch off a feeble anklehold from Sunil
13-14 Pardeep continues to accumulate points at the other end with a touch on Sajin who attempts to tackle him too close to the midline
12-14 Another point as Rohit Gulia removes Nitesh
12-13 Rohit Gulia removes his namesake, Rohit Tomar
12-12 Bonus for Pardeep Narwal
11-12 Sachin gets Ashu Singh to trigger the ALL OUT. Good comeback this from Patna.
11-9 Shadloui gets an ankle hold on Anil. Too easy
11-8 Sachin, in a do-or-die raid, picks up a point with a touch on Sandeep Narwal.
11-7 Rohit Tomar runs out of time on his do-or-die raid. He reviews for a bonus but the reviews don’t support his claim.
11-6 TWO POINT RAID FOR Rohit. He is brought down close to the midline but takes Sumit and Nitesh Kumar with him.
11-4 Shadloui gets his man! He pins Pardeep Narwal after catching him in mid-air. And the rush is written on his face. 1-1, their head-to-head in this match. Meanwhile, Sajin C is shown the green card for foul play.
11-3 Rohit Gulia gets a bonus point for Patna
11-2 The UP onslaught continues,. Sachin is brought down on the right. Rohit Tomar the man initiating the takedown.
10-2 Abdul Insamam was subbed in for this raid. He is tackled with no fuss. ALL OUT INFLICTED.ONE-SIDED ENCOUNTER SO FAR.
7-1 Pardeep gets Sajin C and there’s one man left for Patna on the mat.
6-1 Sumit sends Sachin, who is on a do-or-die raid, packing. Patna struggling
5-1 Rohit Tomar comes in for a do-or-die raid and his pace sends the left corner out. Neeraj the defender. Ravi Shetty’s expression is oscillating between blank and livid. Patna reviews this decision. Is that hasty from the Pirates?Why waste the review? UNSUCCESSFUL. Two points are given to UP. Patna loses the review. Monu was also out of bounds. Poor.
3-1 Rohit Gulia is grounded right in the middle of the mat with a double thigh hold by Gurdeep
2-1 Pardeep gets a bonus for UP. He’s looking so much fitter this season and it’s reflecting on the results he’s getting and the records he’s breaking - Pardeep Narwal.
1-1 Sachin and Pardeep take a point each for their teams. Interesting, Pardeep gets a touch on Shadloui for his first point. Is that a smile we saw on Pardeep’s face?
UP wins the toss and so Patna will raid first.
Can Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui manage an encore of this night, where he scored a whopping 19 points (including 16 tackle points) as he goes against Pardeep Narwal?
UP Yoddhas: Pardeep Narwal, Rohit Tomar, Gurdeep, Nitesh Kumar, Sandeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Sumit
Patna Pirates: Sachin, Rohit Gulia, Neeraj, Monu, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui, Sunil, Sajin C
U.P. Yoddhas have eight wins, six losses and two ties in vivo PKL Season 9 and they head into Saturday’s contest on the back of a win. Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill have been the Yoddhas’ main attacking threats as they have scored 156 and 132 raid points respectively. Rohit Tomar has also performed well of late for the Yoddhas and has a total of 47 raid points in the ongoing campaign. On the defensive front, Ashu Singh and Sumit have scored 41 tackle points each for the Yoddhas. The experienced Nitesh Kumar has also chipped in with 27 tackle points.
Patna Pirates, meanwhile, are eighth in the standings with seven wins, seven losses and three ties. They suffered a defeat last night and will be eager to set things right against the Yoddhas. To beat U.P. Yoddhas, they will be hoping that Sachin (148 raid points) and Rohit Gulia (114 raid points) can perform to the best of their ability in attack. In defence, the Pirates boast one of the most dominant defenders in the league in Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, who has managed 59 tackle points so far. The likes of Sunil and skipper Neeraj Kumar have also chipped in with 37 and 24 tackle points respectively.
U.P. Yoddhas vs Patna Pirates head-to-head
U.P. Yoddhas and Patna Pirates have played against each other in 12 matches. U.P. Yoddhas have won four games while Patna Pirates have won seven matches. One match finished in a tie.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The UP Yoddhas vs Patna Pirates Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Saturday, November 26.
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