Pro Kabaddi PKL 8 Highlights: Patna Pirates edges Gujarat Giants to 27-26 win

Pro Kabaddi League Live Score: Get live updates and scores from the PKL 8 game between Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates being played in Bengaluru on Friday.

Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates

Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates   -  Special Arrangement

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League. This is Shyam Vasudevan and I will be taking you through today's PKL 8 match between Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates.

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Patna Pirates' unbeaten run extends as it snatches a 27-26 victory over Gujarat Giants. It was a closely contested game throughout with neither side really able to assert dominance. It was also one of the very few games we've had this season where no raider bagged a Super 10! The win takes Patna Pirates to the second spot while Gujarat Giants, which has lost its last three games, remains ninth.

Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates

 

FULL-TIME! Patna Pirates edges Gujarat Giants to a 27-26 win.

26-27 Prashanth fails to pick up a point in the final raid, which is a do-or-die raid, and gives away a point.

25-27 Mahendra goes in and picks up a point right away. Prashanth will make the next raid, which mostly be the last raid of the game.

24-27 Prashanth runs down the clock yet again....he doesn't make any attempt to even pick up a bonus.

Under two minutes to go, Prashanth comes in for the raid and is happy to kill the clock.

24-27 Rakesh delivers again and it's Monu (not Goyat) who has to make the jog back to the bench. Gujarat Giants felt Rakesh managed a touch on Shadlou on his way back and ask for a review, but the replays show it was only a one-point raid.

Ram Meher Singh, Patna Pirates coach says,"This next raid is important, it's a do-or-die raid for them and we need the point."

23-27 Prashanth goes in for the do-or-die raid and he picks up two massive points! He gets out of Ankit's ankle hold and manages a touch on Sunil on his way back. What a game-changer! Patna Pirates were down to three men and now will have two more on the mat!

23-25 Rakesh does precisely that and he gets rid of Sajin right away!  Patna Pirates are down to three men now.

Manpreet Singh, Gujarat Giants coach to Rakesh: "What are you scared of? Go for the raids! If you're eliminated then the defence will revive you!"

22-24 Mahendra Rajput's back-kick wins him a point this time around as Neeraj is left stranded.

21-23 What a stunning raid from Rakesh Narwal! He not only gets the better of Shubham but also slips out of Monu's ankle hold! Two crucial points for the Giants.

19-23 Prashanth heads in for the do-or-die raid and is gifted a point by Parvesh. The Gujarat Giants defender went in way too early and gives away a point.

19-22 Rakesh Narwal picks up the big man - Shadlou! The Iranian is completely off-position and Rakesh gets an easy touch on him.

Patna Pirates has scored six points in the last five minutes, while Gujarat Giants has managed three.

18-20 SUPER TACKLE x2! And guess who it is? Sajin again! He has Rakesh flat on the mat and picks up his High 5.

18-18 Rakesh Narwal is the raider in the Gujarat side but he's doing a better job in defence! He traps Sachin with a perfectly executed ankle hold.

17-18 SUPER TACKLE! Sajin backs himself and leaps into a lethal ankle hold on Rakesh.

Fun fact, Manpreet Singh has quite a history with Patna Pirates. He captained the side to its first PKL title in season three and then was not picked by the team in the next year's auction!

17-16 That's stunning! Rakesh Narwal and Ankit initiate the tackle on Monu and Girish comes in with the assist.

15-16 Girish Ernak wrestles Prashanth to the mat. Superb tackle from the stocky defender.

14-16 Rakesh goes in for the do-or-die raid and he's tackled to the mat by Shadlou! Gujarat Giants coach Manpreet Singh is furious.

14-15 Excellent work from Ankit on the right corner. He makes a brave tackle to take down Sachin.

Patna Pirates have taken Monu off and have brought in Shubham Shinde to start the second half.

HT | The difference in how these two teams have accumulated points tell you the story of this game. Patna has done better in raids, while Gujarat has done better in defence. Gujarat finds itself in a comfort zone when the super tackle is on but cannot find itself falling back on these crunch passages because those not working results in all-outs. Patna has looked the more all-round side and will hope to widen that gulf of points. It will be interesting to see if Gujarat can be tailing them and perhaps even take the lead and see this through.

13-15
Gujarat brings itself within two points of the Patna Pirates, not too bad against a side as fluid as the Pirates.

12-15 Patna Pirates have wiped out the Gujarat Giants. ALL OUT.
Giants get the bonus but they were not able to delay the inevitable any longer.

11-12
Hadi tries to restrict Sachin Tanwar but he takes him to the midline with him

11-11
Monu Goyat dashes Ajay out of the mat.

11-10
Sachin Tanwar's running hand touch sends Rakesh to the bench

11-9
Rakesh goes to Sachin as if tempting him to take that anklehold. And then slips out.

10-9
Hadi Oshtorak has done so well here. Double thigh hold on Prashant Kumar Rai and Girish Ernak helps him out as well. Hadi is pleased with that. SUPER TACKLE.

8-9
Sunil did not have to go. Hadi gets the bonus and a touch point thanks to that advance tackle. Nicely done.

9-6
Prashant Kumar Rai gets Parvesh Bhainswal as he hastily tries to bring down PKR. Hadi is livid. ALL OUT coming!

8-6
Mahendra Rajput sends Neeraj off the mat and gets a bonus as well. Two points for Gujarat.

8-4 SACHIN TANWAR HAS DONE SOMETHING BRILLIANT HERE.
Sachin negotiates from under the bodies of two Giants defenders to get his hand across the midline. Two points

6-4
Mohammadreza Chiyaneh gets a hold on Ajay's ankle and turns him around. Ram Mehar Singh is ecstatic.

5-4 SUPER TACKLE FOR GUJARAT.
Monu is brought down by the Parvesh and Sajin-Sunil combo. Partners have changed. Giants are switching up their combinations.

5-2
Bonus for Patna.

4-2
Sachin Tanwar gets a toe touch on Girish Ernak. This game is going by so quickly and with as much speed, Patna is wiping down the raiding department of the Giants.

3-2
Rakesh Narwal comes in for a do or die raid and is brought down by the defence. Such a well-oiled machine this Patna team.

2-2
Prashant Kumar Rai picks up a touch point, in addition to  bonus they have from earlier that I couldn't keep up with.

0-2 Rakesh Narwal picks up Sachn Tanwar. Confident start

0-1 Monu comes in to raid first but Girish Ernak draws first blood.

LINEUPS:

Gujarat:
Rakesh Narwal, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Ajay Kumar, Rakesh S, Ankit, Girish Ernak

Patna: Monu Goyat, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashant Kumar Rai, Sachin, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh

9:35pm
U Mumba and Dabang Delhi completed two impressive wins today. Who will join the list from the final game of the night? We'll find out in under an hour.

This highlight reel is a fan favourite. Throwback to when Monu Goyat's seven-point raid wowed the league and sank Bengal Warriors.


 

Today's fixtures:

- UP Yoddha vs Dabang Delhi: Pro Kabaddi PKL 8 Highlights: Naveen Kumar scores 18 points, Dabang Delhi defeats UP Yoddha 37-33

- U Mumba vs Telugu Titans: Pro Kabaddi PKL 8 LIVE: Abhishek Singh in fine form as U Mumba dominates Telugu Titans 28-13 in first half

- Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates


9pm:
Hello and welcome to our Pro Kabaddi League coverage for the day. Before we discuss today's fixtures, let's quickly recap the last four days. Here's everything you need to know about what happened in the PKL over the last three days -

January 7: Pro Kabaddi PKL: Arjun Deshwal powers Jaipur Pink Panthers to win over Puneri Paltan

January 6: Pro Kabaddi PKL: Pawan's heroics sees Bengaluru Bulls rout Jaipur Pink Panthers, Tamil Thalaivas moves into top-four

January 5: Pro Kabaddi PKL: Dabang Delhi rides on Naveen's brilliance to top points table, Puneri Paltan beats Gujarat Giants


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Where to watch PKL 8?

You can watch all the games of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 8) on the Star Sports Network. The matches will also be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.