Pro Kabaddi PKL 8 Highlights: Jaipur Pink Panthers wins 30-28 to end Dabang Delhi's unbeaten run

Pro Kabaddi League Live Score: Get live updates and scores from the PKL 8 game between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Dabang Delhi being played in Bengaluru on Monday.

Arjun Deshwal's Jaipur Pink Panthers will look to move further up on the points table by upsetting the unbeaten league leaders Dabang Delhi featuring star raider Naveen Kumar.

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League. This is Nihit Sachdeva and I will be taking you through today's PKL 8 match between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Dabang Delhi.

JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS 30-28 DABANG DELHI K.C.

 

Well, did anyone see this coming? Jaipur Pink Panthers have caused a major upset tonight by defeating the mighty Dabang Delhi. Naveen Kumar clearly had an off night as a stoic Jaipur defense restricted him to just seven raid points from 19 raids and ending his streak of consecutive Super 10s to 28 matches. This just goes on to show how important his performance is for Delhi. This massive victory takes Jaipur Pink Panthers to sixth on the points table. Delhi's loss could be Patna Pirates' gain which will face U Mumba tomorrow as a win will take them level on points with Delhi at the top of the table.

30-28: Arjun Deshwal goes in for the final raid of the match. Delhi defense pushed him off the mat but it doesn't matter as Jaipur Pink Panthers beats Dabang Delhi K.C. 30-28!!!

30-27: Ashu Malik (since Naveen wasn't on the match) went in for the potentially match-deciding raid and Sandeep Dhull executes a perfect ankle hold to stop him. This win is sealed for sure now.

29-27: Deepak Niwas Hooda goes in for the raid and runs the clock down without getting a touch.

Krishan Kumar Hooda has strictly told his team to not allow the bonus even if that means gifting away a touch point going in for the tackle.

29-27: Ashu Malik gets a running hand touch on Amit to close the deficit. One minute to go and Delhi, understandably, takes a time-out.

29-26: Another successful review from Jaipur. The defense first took down Naveen Kumar and then contested the decision of him being awarded a bonus point.

28-26: Deepak Niwas Hooda continues to have a decent match as he gets a touch on Krishan.

27-26: Naveen Kumar seemed to have got a toe touch on Amir but a successful review by Jaipur makes it clear that he didn't get the touch at all.

27-26: ALL OUT! Ashu Malik only manages to get a bonus point as Jaipur defense takes him down to inflict the all out. What a topsy-turvy match this is turning out to be!

24-25: Do-or-die raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers and Deepak Hooda crucially manages to get two points. Delhi has just one man on the mat now.

22-25: Do-or-die raid and this time, it was Naveen who went for it. However, Sahul Kumar (again) proves to be the man who stops the Naveen Express with a chain as Naveen tries a dubki.

Delhi coach Krishan Kumar Hooda seems to have put the onus on Naveen to win the game for the side as he convinces him that Jaipur is trailing and will definitely try to tackle him.

21-25: SUPER TACKLE! Arjun Deshwal is pushed off the mat by a spirited dash from Ashu Malik who has picked up four raid points and two tackles points today.

21-23: Ashu Malik not only wins a bonus but also gets a touch point as Sandeep Dhull fails to tackle him.

21-21: Neeraj Narwal picks up a bonus for Delhi.

21-20: Deepak Niwas, you beauty! An excellent back kick on substitute Krishan on the right corner and Jaipur takes the lead.

20-20: Arjun Deshwal goes in for the raid and returns with a touch point just before the strategic time out. Nothing to separate the two teams with 10 minutes to go in this exciting match.

19-20: Sahul Kumar is having one heck of a night as he takes down Vijay and scores his 7th tackle point of the match.

18-20: An unsuccessful raid for Naveen Kumar as another ankle hold proves too good for him.

17-20: Deepak Niwas Hooda gets a touch on the old foe Manjeet Chillar and gets a quick point.

16-19: Not this time. HIGH FIVE for Sahul Kumar as he finally manages to hold Naveen Kumar's ankle on the right corner and takes him down.

14-19: ALL OUT! Naveen Kumar went in for the raid. The two remaining Jaipur players tried for a super tackle but Naveen was just too quick for both.

14-15: Another bonus for Arjun Deshwal.

13-14: Jaipur substitute Amirhossein Mohammad Maleki is taken down easily by the Delhi defense.

13-13: Arjun Deshwal goes in for the raid and returns with a bonus point.

12-13: 600 career PKL raid points for Naveen Kumar! Vishal went in for the ankle hold but failed. Naveen breaks Pardeep Narwal's record for being the fastest to 600. Naveen is still limping a bit.

HALF-TIME: Jaipur Pink Panthers 12-12 Dabang Delhi K.C.

12-12: Deepak Niwas Hooda goes in for the final raid of the first half. He goes way too deep and eventually finds his back in front of the Delhi defence that pushes him off the mat to restore parity.

12-11: Naveen was on the mat but Delhi sent Ashu Malik for the do-or-die raid. Poor Ashu fails to repeat the two-point raid he managed to do earlier as the whole Jaipur defense went all in to take him down.

11-11: Deepak Niwas Hooda returns the favour with a two touch points raid of his own.

9-11: Ashu Malik went in for the do-or-die raid and Vishal tried to hold his ankle and failed. Sandeep Dhull came in trying to provide the assist and ended up gifting a second touch point.

9-9: Sandeep, Vijay and Jeeva go in on Arjun Deshwal together and take him down near the left corner.

8-7: Naveen had a second shot at reaching that coveted 600 PKL career raid points as he went in but it's that man again! Sahul Kumar goes in for the ankle hold on the right corner and executes it well. Naveen goes off the mat holding his head (might have taken a knock there).

7-6: Sandeep Dhull went in for the raid but never made it back to his side of the mat as a confident Jaipur tackled him with full conviction.

6-6: Brilliant toe touch on Jeeva Kumar by Arjun Deshwal.

5-6: SUPER TACKLE! Naveen Kumar went in on 599 career PKL raid points. Sahul Kumar holds his ankle and the other two Jaipur defenders come in for the assist as Naveen tries his best to get out of the hold. Naveen stays on 599 and goes off the mat.

1-4: Good to see Naveen back to his usual self as he gets a quick touch point.

1-2: First points for Jaipur as Sandeep Narwal goes for a senseless tackle from the back on Deepak Niwas Hooda.

0-2: Oh my God! Vishal went to tackle Naveen Kumar and ended up giving him an easy touch point. However, Naveen returned to his side of the mat limping. Looked like he twisted his ankle there.

0-1: It's Arjun Deshwal to start the proceedings for Jaipur Pink Panthers and he has been taken down by the Delhi defence.

Dabang Delhi have won the toss and Jaipur Pink Panthers will raid first.

8:25pm: LINE-UPS

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Sandeep Dhull, Arjun Deshwal, Deepak Hooda, Vishal Lather, Sahul Kumar, Naveen Bazzad, Amit Kharb

Dabang Delhi K.C.: Ashu Malik, Naveen Kumar, Manjeet Chillar, Sandeep Narwal, Vijay Malik, Joginder Narwal, Jeeva Kumar

8:20pm: Head-to-head- Jaipur Pink Panthers and Dabang Delhi K.C. are tied at 7-7. The two teams have also played out two ties.

8:15pm: Dabang Delhi K.C. comfortably sits at the top of the league table with five wins and two ties. A crucial player in Delhi’s success has been the reigning MVP Naveen Kumar who already has 123 raid points and looks simply unstoppable on the mat. In the team’s previous match, a 37-33 win over U.P. Yoddha on Saturday, Naveen scored 18 raid points. Victory against Jaipur will further strengthen Delhi’s position as the league leader.

8:10pm: Jaipur Pink Panthers ended their three-game losing streak with a 31-26 win over Puneri Paltan on Friday in which the in-form raider Arjun Deshwal recorded his seventh straight Super 10, the joint-most this season. However, stopping the unbeaten league leader Dabang Delhi and its star raider Naveen Kumar will be a whole new challenge altogether for the inaugural PKL champions.

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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.