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PKL: Dabang Delhi staged second-half comeback to eliminate Bengal Warriors

Dabang Delhi came up with a strong second half performance to beat Bengal Warriors 39-28 in the second eliminator of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 6.  Naveen Kumar and Chandran Ranjit led from the front as they combined to score 19 raid points. In defence, Ravinder Pahal scored four tackle points. It was a slow performance in second half by Bengal Warriors which led to their downfall. Maninder Singh top scored with 8 points but just didn’t get enough support from other raiders.

Chandran Ranjit opened Dabang Delhi’s account in the second minute with a successful raid. Maninder Singh picked up a couple of raid points as after two minutes Bengal Warriors leveled the match at 2-2. Bengal Warriors inflicted an all out in the 9th minute to lead 7-4. Bengal Warriors held the edge in the first half with Maninder Singh picking up raid points at regular intervals.

In the 15th minute Maninder made a two-point raid to give Bengal 12-8 lead but Chandran Ranjit replied with a  two-point raid of his own as Dabang Delhi trailed 10-12. Dabang Delhi forced a super tackle in the 16th minute to level the match at 12-12. Bengal Warriors came back strongly to inflict an all out in the 19th minute as they led 17-12. At the end of the first half, Bengal Warriors led 18-12.

Dabang Delhi made a strong start to the second half as they picked three raid points in the 21st minute to trail 15-18. Bengal Warriors were in the lead for the first part of the second half as after 25 minutes they led 20-19. Naveen Kumar made a brilliant raid in the 28th minute to give Dabang Delhi 24-20 lead. In the 32nd minute Dabang Delhi inflicted an all out to lead 33-23.

Fans can catch live action of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 matches when Gujarat Fortunegiants play Bengaluru Bulls while UP Yoddha take on Dabang Delhi on Monday i.e. 31st December 2018, 7:30 pm onwards, on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Gold, Star Sports First and Hotstar.

Match Awards –

  • THE VIVO PERFECT RAIDER OF THE MATCH –  NAVEEN KUMAR, JERSEY 19, DABANG DELHI KC
  • THE TATA ACE DEFENDEDR OF THE MATCH – RAVINDER PAHAL, JERSEY 6, DABANG DELHI KC
  • THE MOMENT OF THE MATCH – NAVEEN KUMAR, JERSEY 19, DABANG DELHI KC
  • HDFC LIFE WINNING CAPTAIN – JOGINDER SINGH NARWAL, JERSEY 8, DABANG DELHI KC

PKL: UP Yoddha stuns U Mumba in first Elimination match

UP Yoddha produced a terrific all-round performance to knock out favourites U Mumba in the first eliminator of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 6. Yoddha won 34-29 and were in control for most of the match. In front of a packed crowd in Kochi, where PKL made its debut, it was the team from UP that came out on top. Nitesh Kumar came up with one of the best defensive performances and scored 8 points to lead UP to victory. UP Yoddha’s defence scored 18 tackle points on a night where they tamed U Mumba’s star raider Siddharth Desai. Desai scored just seven raid points but all credit to the Yoddha to contain him. Shrikant Jadhav and Prashant Kumar Rai combined to score 9 crucial raid points in UP’s win. 

Both teams made a solid start and were on equal footing for the first five minutes. Shrikant Jadhav and Siddharth Desai picked up the raid points for their teams. It was 5-5 after five minutes but UP Yoddha switched gears then. In the 8th minute they inflicted an all out to leads 11-7. U Mumba were missing the spark and were a bit lacklustre in the first half. At the end of the first half Yoddha’s led 18-15 and it was anyone’s game.

UP Yoddha continued their fine form in the second half as well. Their defence did a fine job on Desai and Rohit Balliyan. Shrikant Jadhav picked up a two-point raid in the 27th minute to give UP Yoddha 25-18 lead. The second half followed the same pattern as the first with UP defence in solid form. Jeeva Kumar and Nitesh Kumar didn’t allow too many points and made crucial tackles throughout the match. Roshan Devadiga and Prashant Kumar Rai picked up raid points at crucial intervals. 

Fans can catch live action of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 matches when the playoffs get underway on Monday i.e. 31st December 2018, 7:30 pm onwards, on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Gold, Star Sports First and Hotstar.

Match Awards –

  • THE VIVO PERFECT RAIDER OF THE MATCH –  Siddharth Sirish Desai, Jersey 8, U Mumba
  • THE TATA ACE DEFENDEDR OF THE MATCH – Nitesh Kumar, Jersey 2, UP Yoddha
  • THE MOMENT OF THE MATCH – Jeeva Kumar, Jersey 6, UP Yoddha
  • HDFC LIFE WINNING CAPTAIN – Rishank Devadiga, Jersey 7, UP Yoddha

Akshay Kumar partners with Future Group’s kabaddi franchise Bengal Warriors

Bengal Warriors, the Kolkata based kabaddi franchise powered by Future Group announces a partnership with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. The Padma Shri and National Film Award winning actor is also extremely popular for fitness regimen and his love for sports. With the new partnership with Akshay Kumar, Bengal Warriors will bring in a breath of fresh air and positivity packed with a stronger team.

Speaking about partnering with Akshay Kumar, Sandip Tarkas, CEO, Bengal Warriors says, “There couldn’t be a better partner than Akshay Kumar who apart from being a versatile actor is also known for his extreme fitness routines. This ownership will certainly boost the morale and energy of the team which will help all the players put their best foot forward. With few hours left for the league to commence, I would like to wish all the teams the very best. Fingers crossed, may the best team win.”

Commenting about the association, Akshay Kumar says, “I have always believed that sport plays a key role in shaping ones personality and health. I have admired how Star Sports has helped make kabaddi so popular across the length and breadth of India and I am delighted to partner with Future Group to promote a homegrown sport like Kabaddi.”

Bengal Warriors’ revamped team features strong raiders like Jang-Kun Lee, Deepak Narwal, Anil Kumar, Kuldeep, Maninder Singh, Virender Wazir Singh, Vinod Kumar, defenders Ameares Mondal, Sandeep Malik, Surjeet, Young Chang Ko, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede and all-rounders Bhupender Singh, Ran Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Srikanth Tewthia and Vikash.

History awaits as Patna Pirates face Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pro Kabaddi League 4 finale

Hyderabad: Defending champions Patna Pirates with face the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League champions Jaipur Pink Panthers for the silverware in the current season on Sunday (31st July) in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.

While Patna beat Puneri Paltan 37-33 in the first semi-final, Jaipur entered the final after beating Telugu Titans by 34-24 in the second semi-final on Friday.

Patna, who finished the league phase of the competition atop on 52 points, will be banking heavily on captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Pardeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal to cross the final hurdle and become the first team to lift the title in consecutive seasons.

Jaipur, on the other hand, has a mixed bag of fortune throughout the tournament. In the league phase, where Jaipur finished third on 47 points, captain Jasvir Singh with 69 raid points continues to be prolific for the Abhishek Bachchan owned side. Defender Amit Hooda also has a impressive tournament so far. With 44 successful tackles, Hooda shares the top spot in successful tackle ranking Bengaluru Bulls’ Mohit Chhillar.

So no matter whatever will be the outcome, fans can expect for a fascinating game of Kabaddi and end of it one team will create history by lifting the PKL trophy for the second time.

Meanwhile, prior to the grand finale on 9.15 pm, Fire Birds will cross swords with Storm Queens in the final of the inaugural Pro Kabaddi Women’s at 7.00 pm.