Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Pro Kabaddi fixture between UP Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas at NSCI Dome, NVP Stadium, in Mumbai on 13th December, Tuesday.
The second encounter is underway. The scores will read as UP vs Tamil:
FULL-TIME UPDATE: Tamil Thalaivas beat UP Yoddhas 6-4 in the tie-breakers!
4-6 A point gifted to UP by the Tamil’s defence but the Ashan Kumar’s boys have done it! Tamil have won it! They have made it! They will face Puneri in the semifinal!
3-6 Himanshu goes in the raid and comes back with a bonus in the fifth and last for raid, three point lead for Tamil
3-5 A point for UP Yoddhas in the raid, gap reduced to two poins with one more raid left for them.
2-5 A bonus for Ajinkya Pawar to extend the lead by three points and if Tamil play sensibly from here, they have this game in their pockets.
2-4 Rohit Tomar has been tackled by Tamil’s defence and it is almost game sealed for Tamil.
2-3 A bonus for Narender, who came in the raid to put Tamil Thalaivas in the lead.
2-2 Sandeep Narwal goes in the raid and also takes a point to make it two-all with three raids lefts for both teams..
1-2 A point for Tamil in the raid, three more raids left for Tamil now..
1-1 Pardeep goes in the raid for UP and has been tackled by the defence of Tamil to make it one-all at the moment.
1-0 Himanshu goes for the first raid and UP have drawn first blood and he has been tackled.
- 5 raids per team.
- Both teams to field 7 players.
- Team that raids first in match to raid first in the tie-breaker.
- Baulk line becomes baulk+bonus line.
- No out or revival. Only points scored will count
- 5 different raiders to raid as per pre-decided order
36-36 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid with just 15 seconds left on the clock, he does not take any risks and comes back without a point which means the game ends in a tie in the 40 minutes. THE GAME GOES TO A TIE-BREAKER!
36-36 OH MY GOD! What am I seeing? Pardeep Narwal goes in the raid and has been tackled by Narender. He levels the score with just over 10 seconds to the clock. Tamil have every chance to take this game home as they will have to raid now in front of the 5-man defence of UP.
35-36 A touchpoint of Ashu Singh to Ajinkya Pawar with just over 20 seconds to go.
34-36 A SUPER RAID for Pardeep with just a few seconds left in the game. He just changed the course of the game to take three touchpoints of Mohit, Sahil Gulia and M. Abishek
34-33 Ajinkya Pawar takes the touchpoint of Sumit.
33-33 An empty raid for Surender.
33-33 Narender goes in the raid and attempts for a bonus but doesn’t get it.
33-33 Ajinkya tries to tackle Narender, but a lone man can not do much against Pardeep as Pardeep goes back with his point to INFLICT AN ALL-OUT back on Tamil with less than 2 minutes left.
30-33 A bonus for Narender, but Rohit Tomar tackles him to reduce Tamil with just Ajinkya on the mat.
29-32 A dubki from Pardeep to reduce Tamil with just two-man on the court.
27-32 A bonus for Ajinkya Pawar.
27-31 A brilliant work done by the Tamil’s defence to stay back and force Pardeep to back empty-handed.
27-31 Arpit Saroha tries to tackle Surender Gill, but he jumps and goes back with his point. Hold on, the refs have checked the replay and found that Surender goes out of bounds, so a point each for both teams.
26-30 11th points for Narender as he takes the point of Nitesh Kumar.
26-29 An error from Mohit as he goes to Pardeep to dash him out, but he turns his way back for a point.
25-29 A bonus for Narender.
25-28 Pardeep Narwal goes in the raid and touches Sahil Gulia, once again.
24-28 A bonus along with a touch point of Shubham for Ajinkya Pawar to extend the lead to four points.
24-26 A multi-point raid for Surender Gill as he escapes from the dash of Abhishek. He asks for two points, and the refs gave two points to him. Tamil reviewed this one as they believe only one-point should be rewarded to Surender. The review is successful as the verdict changed to one point for UP.
23-26 Himanshu goes in the raid, and UP Yoddhas’s defence came good against him to tackle him for a point. Sumit gets his point to complete his high-five.
22-26 Surender goes in the raid and attempts for another bonus this time but not given by the refs. UP decides to review this one, but they lose the review as the verdict remains the same.
22-26 Surender goes back with a bonus in a flash.
21-26 Narender goes in the do-or-die raid, but Sumit charges him to SUPER TACKLE for two points. A five-point lead for Tamil.
19-26 Himanshu tackles Rohit Tomar this time.
19-25 Pardeep attempts a dubki, but Mohit cuts Pardeep’s flaps to tackle him.
19-24 A burst of acceleration from Ajinkya Pawar and it worked like a charm, yet again as he picks up Shubham Kumar.
19-23 An error from Sahil Gulia this time, who had the better of Pardeep for a very long time in this game but this time, Pardeep goes back with a point.
18-23 Narender tries to escape with a dubki in the do-or-die raid, but Sumit tackles him to reduce the deficit.
17-23 Himanshu tackles Surender Gill with an ankle hold.
17-22 Narender goes in the do-or-die raid and touches Rohit Tomar for his ninth point from this game.
17-21 A bonus for Surender Gill.
16-21 A touchpoint of Himanshu for Surender Gill in the raid.
15-21 Sahil Gulia tackles Pardeep Narwal, and the gameplan against Pardeep is definitely working for Tamil.
15-20 Eight points for Narender, who touches Shubham Kumar this time.
15-19 Surender Gill goes in the raid, and this is a good and brave attempt from Ajinkya Pawar, who pounces on Gill to keep him down and tackle him to INFLICT FIRST ALL-OUT ON UP.
14-16 Narender goes in the raid and comes back with a touchpoint of Gurdeep just at the stroke of halftime.
14-15 A bonus for Surender Gill.
13-15 An error from Sandeep Narwal, who tries to attack Ajinkya Pawar’s legs, but the raider uses his pace to crawl back for a point.
13-14 Surender Gill goes in the raid and asks for a bonus but did not get it from the refs. UP challenges this by reviewing it, but the verdict remains the same.
13-14 A bonus along with a touchpoint of Mohit, who made an error on Pardeep for UP this time.
11-14 Narender goes in the do-o-die raid and comes back with two touchpoints of Ashu Singh and Sumit in this raid.
11-12 An error from Abhishek, who tried to dash the raider but lacked the timing, resulting in a point for UP.
10-12 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid in front of a two-men defence of Gurdeep and Ashu Singh and has been thumped down by them and a SUPER TACKLE for UP. Tamil reviews this, complaining about Jersey pulling, but the verdict remains the same, even after thorough readings.
8-12 Narender gets rid of Rohit Tomar to reduce UP with only two-man in the mat.
8-11 A bonus for Rohit Tomar.
7-11 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the do-or-die raid, and he touches Nitesh Kumar this time to send the man in form for UP.
7-10 Surender Gill goes in the do-or-die raid, but Mohit pounces on him and tackles him for a point.
7-9 A brilliant ankle hold by Nitesh Kumar, who jumped on Narender to disbalance him and take his tackle point.
6-9 Sahil Gulia tackles Pardeep, and it seems the Ashan has planned well against the record breaker.
6-8 Ajinkya Pawar gets his first point from the game as he goes in the raid and touches Sumit.
6-7 Pardeep Narwal touches Mohit and reduced the lead to just one point.
5-7 Nitesh Kumar came good against Narender to tackle him for a point.
4-7 Oh! A beautiful ankle holds by Arpit Saroha to catch thump Sandeep Narwal down. A bonus for Sandeep, though.
3-6 Himanshu goes in the raid and removes Surender Gill by running hand touch, and all of a sudden, it is Tamil who looks dominating against veterans of UP.
3-5 A bonus for Surender Gill to start.
2-5 An error from Narender this time as he goes into the lobby, gifting his crucial point to UP.
1-5 Sahil Gulia is in the act now for UP in defence to tame the beast as he tackles the dubki king - Pardeep Narwal.
1-4 Ajinkya Pawar goes in the raid, but Sumit is attentive as he pounces on him to tackle him. First point for UP.
0-4 First touchpoint for Narender as he comes back with a touchpoint of Gurdeep.
0-3 Abhishek pounces on Sandeep Narwal to attack his legs and thumps him down to get the first tackle point.
0-2 It is Another bonus for Narender to make it a two-point lead for Tamil.
0-1 Narender goes into the raid and attempts for a bonus, the refs did not think so, but they overturn the decision and eventually a bonus point is given to Narender.
Tamil Thalaivas has won the toss and chose to raid first.
The winner of this game will face Puneri Paltan in the second semifinal on 13th December.
UP Yoddhas: 4th place; 71 points
Tamil Thalaivas: 5th place; 66 points
UP Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas have won one game each in the group stage. UP got the better off Tamil, winning 41-24 in the first clash. While Tamil beat UP 43-28 to qualify for the top 6 in their second encounter.
U.P. Yoddhas: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Gurdeep, Sandeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender, M Abishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Ajinkya Pawar, Arpit Saroha, Sahil Gulia
UP Yoddhas: Pardeep Narwal
Tamil Thalaivas: Narender
Played: 12 | UP Yoddhas: 5 | Tamil Thalaivas: 4 | Tied: 3
A team to never miss qualifying for the playoffs since it joined the league, UP Yoddhas has finished in the fourth spot in the league stage with 12 wins, eight losses and two ties. Earlier in the campaign, UP Yoddhas lost and won one of their two encounters against Tamil Thalaivas in Season 9. Captain Pardeep Narwal has been the driving force for the Yoddhas with 208 raid points. Surender Gill has also been a top contributor with 132 raid points, while Rohit Tomar has made his mark with 68 raid points. As far as the defence goes, Sumit and Ashu Singh have amassed 49 and 47 tackle points respectively. Gurdeep (35 tackle points) and Nitesh Kumar (32 tackle points) have added good value to the Yoddhas’ defence.
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On the other hand, Tamil Thalaivas has had a season to remember as it qualified for the playoffs for the first time in its history by ending the league stage in the fifth spot. Narender has been their best raider in this campaign with 220 raid points. He has been aided in an attack by Ajinkya Pawar who has scored 114 raid points. Himanshu Singh has also made his presence felt with 45 raid points. Defensively, Sagar and Sahil Gulia have been the pillars for the Thalaivas with 53 and 51 tackle points, respectively. The likes of M. Abishek (38 tackle points), Mohit (28 tackle points) and Himanshu (26 tackle points) have also played their part in the defence.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The UP Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Tuesday, December 13.
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