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Dabang Delhi KC beat Patna Pirates to become PKL Season 8 champions | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Dabang Delhi K C clinched the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 trophy by eking out a close 37-36 win over Patna Pirates in the summit clash here on Friday. Delhi's star raider Naveen Kumar (13 points) and all-rounder Vijay (14 points) secured Super 10s as they overcame a tough challenge from three-time champions Patna Pirates. Patna had an uncharacteristically poor night in the defence with the likes of Mohammadreza Shadloui and Sunil committing far too many errors. 🏆 𝐃𝐀𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐆 𝐃𝐄𝐋𝐇𝐈 𝐊.𝐂. 🏆ALL HAIL THE ℂℍ𝔸𝕄ℙ𝕀𝕆ℕ𝕊 OF VIVO PRO KABADDI SEASON 8 🎉#SuperhitPanga #VIVOProKabaddi… https://t.co/u2N2Mb2jOL— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) 1645805361000The Pirates, however, had a chance to level the scores in the final move of the match, but Naveen evaded the defenders to cross the baulk line and win ...
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League stage’s two best teams Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi to clash in PKL 8 final | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The two best teams in the league stage -- Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi -- will face each other in the summit clash of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 here on Friday. The gruelling 136-match-long battle has undoubtedly been one of the most competitive seasons in PKL history. Patna showed their superiority in the semi-final against UP Yoddha with their defence completely nullifying the raiding duo of Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill. Similarly, Delhi, season 7 runners-up, relied on their experienced defence to stop Bengaluru Bulls and Pawan Sehrawat to secure another shot at winning the coveted title. Patna, with their hybrid Kabaddi players who can both attack and defend, have shown the future of the sport this season. They lost their star raider Pardeep Narwal, who won them thr...
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Patna Pirates to play Dabang Delhi in PKL 8 final | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Three-time champions Patna Pirates on Wednesday beat UP Yoddha 38-27 while Dabang Delhi KC defeated Bengaluru Bulls 40-35 to set up a title clash against each other in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 here. In the first semifinal, star defender Mohammadreza Shadloui and Sunil picked up High 5s for Patna while at the other end raiders Sachin (7 points) and Guman Singh (8 points) ensured a difficult night for UP Yoddha. UP Yoddha's Pardeep Narwal had a quiet outing with just four points in the entire match. In fact, it was substitute Shrikant Jadhav who performed best for UP Yoddha in attack, scoring 10 points (including 2 for a Super Tackle). Later in the day, Dabang Delhi qualified for their second consecutive final of PKL by getting the better of Bengaluru Bulls. Naveen Kumar...
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Patna Pirates to play Dabang Delhi in PKL 8 final

Three-time champions Patna Pirates on Wednesday beat UP Yoddha 38-27 while Dabang Delhi KC defeated Bengaluru Bulls 40-35 to set up a title clash against each other in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 here. In the first semifinal, star defender Mohammadreza Shadloui and Sunil picked up High 5s for Patna while at the other end raiders Sachin (7 points) and Guman Singh (8 points) ensured a difficult night for UP Yoddha. UP Yoddha’s Pardeep Narwal had a quiet outing with just four points in the entire match. In fact, it was substitute Shrikant Jadhav who performed best for UP Yoddha in attack, scoring 10 points (including 2 for a Super Tackle). Later in the day, Dabang Delhi qualified for their second consecutive final of PKL by getting the better of Bengaluru Bulls. Ab hoga ᴀᴀʀ ʏᴀ ...
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PKL: UP Yoddha, Bengaluru Bulls clinch semi-final berths

UP Yoddha and Bengaluru Bulls entered the semifinals of the Pro Kabaddi League after winning their respective eliminator matches here on Monday. In the first eliminator, UP Yoddha beat Puneri Paltan 42-31 to book a last-four spot. Later in the day, Bengaluru Bulls thrashed Gujarat Giants 49-29 in the second eliminator to also clinch a semifinal berth. In the semifinals on Wednesday, UP Yoddha will face league table-toppers Patna Pirates while Bengaluru Bulls will be up against Dabang Delhi. Pardeep Narwal reminded everyone why he is regarded as the ‘playoff king’ with an 18-point performance in UP Yoddha’s win over Puneri Paltan. 🔝 performances from the Hi-Flyer & Record-Breaker to book their teams semi-final spots! 🔥 Best 📸📸 from tonight's Eliminators! For more 🖼️🖼️ visit https://...
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PKL: Bengal Warriors come from behind to beat Puneri Paltan | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Bengal Warriors made a remarkable comeback in the second half to beat Puneri Paltan 43-36 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Friday. The Season 7 champions were trailing by 10 points at halftime but overcame that margin to beat Pune who are fighting for a playoffs spot. Maninder Singh scored a Super 10 (11 points) for Bengal while Mohit Goyat was the top-scorer for Pune with 15 points. With 61 points in 21 matches, Pune will now need to win their final day encounter against Jaipur Pink Panthers to clinch a playoff spot. Puneri Paltan dominated the first half with their raiders Mohit Goyat and Aslam Inamdar doing the bulk of the work. Bengal's experienced defence had no answers for the skilled Pune raiders who picked easy points. Warriors reminded everyone of their quality in the ea...
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Pro Kabaddi: UP Yoddha beat U Mumba to clinch playoffs spot | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: UP Yoddha's resolute defence and game management helped them beat U Mumba 35-28 and clinch a playoff spot in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Thursday. Surender Gill was UP's top-scorer with eight points while defenders Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar and Sumit picked three points each. The loss meant curtains for the Mumbai team's campaign, becoming the fourth team to fall out of the playoffs race. U Mumbai raiders Ajith Kumar and Abhishek Singh could not find a way past a well-oiled UP defence marshalled by captain Nitesh Kumar. U Mumba needed a win to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot but it was Yoddha who started on the front foot. Pardeep Narwal scored a three-point Super Raid in their first raid of the match to set the tone. One could see the desperation in the Mumbai side's ...
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Bengal Warriors thrash Tamil Thalaivas 52-21 in Pro Kabaddi League | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A collective performance helped Bengal Warriors thrash Tamil Thalaivas 52-21 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday. Both teams were out of the playoff race even before the first whistle but Bengal took it as an opportunity to prove their mettle, while the Thalaivas faded away. Captain Maninder Singh (14 points) and all-rounder Mohammad Nabibakhsh (13 points) picked Super 10s, while Bengal's defence was marshalled efficiently by Abozar Mighani (6 points) and Ran Singh (4 points). The much-changed Thalaivas had a poor day on the mat with the likes of Sagar and Surjeet Singh struggling to stop the Bengal raiders. The first half was completely dominated by the Bengal Warriors. Maninder Singh and Mohammad Nabibakhsh ran riots in the Tamil defence as the Warriors raced to a quick ...
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Battle for Playoff spots intensifies in PKL

Former champions U Mumba will battle for a place in the Pro Kabaddi League Playoffs against U.P. Yoddha here on Thursday. U.P. Yoddha, who will be playing their final match of the season, have fate in their own hands. A victory should be enough to seal their progress to the knockout stages while nothing short of a victory will keep Mumbai’s Playoff chances alive. Their lead raider Abhishek Singh struggled, especially in Super Tackle situations, in their outing against Jaipur Pink Panthers and it might be time for the team to give Ajith Kumar a bigger role. On the other hand, Pardeep Narwal has been in red-hot form for Yoddha. Some 📸 from last night’s game. #MUMvJPP | #UMumba | #MeMumba | #Mumboys | #WeAreMumbai | #vivoProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/0HoulgSsg8 — U Mumba (@umumba) February 1...
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PKL: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat U Mumba to get closer to playoff spot | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Arjun Deshwal shone bright as Jaipur Pink Panthers thrashed U Mumba 44-28 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Tuesday. The young raider scored 17 points in a stellar display to help Jaipur leapfrog Mumbai on the points table and become favourites for a playoff spot. Mumbai missed multiple opportunities to inflict an 'All Out' on Jaipur and that came back to haunt them in the second half. Their raider Ajith Kumar scored a Super 10 (11 points). Mumbai started the match on the front foot with their raiders Abhishek Singh and Ajith Kumar looking in good form. Ajith clinched a 4-point Super Raid in the fourth minute to give his team an early advantage. But at the other end, Arjun Deshwal picked points with ease. The former Mumbai raider found bonus points easily as Fazel Atrachali and hi...
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PKL: Patna Pirates beat Telugu Titans to guarantee top-2 league stage finish | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A collective performance from table-toppers Patna Pirates helped them beat Telugu Titans 38-30 in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) on Monday. Raider Sachin scored a Super 10 (14 points) and defender Mohammadreza Shadloui secured a High 5 (5 tackle points) as Patna once again showed why they are on top of the points table with a victory that helped them guarantee a top-2 finish in the league stage. Bottom-placed Telugu Titans were playing the match for pride having already been ruled out of the playoffs race. They once again showed glimpses of their potential but failed to control the match in the dying stages. The eight-point margin of the defeat meant they walked away with no points from the encounter. Patna Pirates started on the front foot with their raiding duo of Guman Singh...
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PKL: Raiders shine as UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas, Gujarat outwit Titans | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas 41-39, while Gujarat Giants edged out Telugu Titans 34-32 in another intense thriller at the Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday. Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill secured Super 10s in a high-scoring game that was only decided in the final minute. The result will help Yoddha increase their chances of making it to the Playoffs as they reached the top 5 in the league standing. In the other match, defender Girish Ernak was the star for Gujarat Giants as the left-corner defender scored a High 5 and was instrumental in giving the Giants a narrow lead in the final minutes of the match. The Titans once again struggled in the final 5 minutes and squandered a 3-point lead. The win will help Gujarat remain with a chance of making it to the Playoffs. Titans' Ra...
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PKL: Ashish shines as Haryana Steelers beat Tamil Thalaivas | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Ashish was the star for Haryana Steelers as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 37-29 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Tuesday. All-rounder Ashish had a night to remember, picking up 16 points -- including three tackle points -- and helping his Steelers team overcome a tough Thalaivas unit to jump to second on the standings. Ashish was supported well by his captain Vikash Kandola with eight points. Coach Rakesh Kumar didn't even have to use the likes of Meetu and Rohit Gulia from the bench as his Haryana team once again showed why they are rated among the best. Haryana started the match on the front foot with their cover defender duo of Jaideep and Mohit in form. There was no place for Surender Nada in the Haryana starting line-up as coach Rakesh Kumar brought in Akshay. Together, they kep...
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PKL: Deepak Hooda helps Jaipur Pink Panthers overcome Gujarat Giants | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Deepak Hooda produced a fine performance for Jaipur Pink Panthers as they beat Gujarat Giants 36-31 in the 100th match of Pro Kabaddi League's eighth season on Monday. Hooda scored a Super 10 (11 points) in a win that will help Jaipur in their race for a playoff spot and top-6 finish. He was supported well by the Panthers defence. Sandeep Dhull scored four points while Deepak Singh and Vishal chipped in with three each. Gujarat Giants had levelled the scores in the dying stages of the second half, but Jaipur's experience helped them navigate carefully in a tense situation. Raider Rakesh Narwal scored eight points for Gujarat while cover defender Parvesh Bhainswal four. Jaipur started the match on the front foot with Arjun Deshwal and Deepak Hooda taking turns to raid. But Guj...
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Pro Kabaddi: Patna Pirates thrash Bengal Warriors 38-29 | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Sachin produced an impressive performance to help Patna Pirates beat defending champions Bengal Warriors 38-29 in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match here on Sunday. Sachin scored a Super 10 (11 points) and was ably supported by Guman Singh (7 points) in the raiding unit. The Pirates' defence was in top form too with Mohammadreza Shadloui picking up a High 5. The win helped Patna Pirates move to the top of the points table. The three-time champions are now favourites to clinch a top-2 finish which will give them a direct entry into the Season 8 semi-finals. Bengal Warriors had yet another poor day on the mat with both their defence and attack struggling. They will now need to win all the remaining matches of the season to stand a chance of making it to the eliminators. Pa...
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PKL: U Mumba beat Tamil Thalaivas to improve playoff chances | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: U Mumba beat Tamil Thalaivas 35-33 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Saturday. Thalaivas fought valiantly after a dismal first half to make it a close affair in the final minutes. But Mumbai's captain Fazel Atrachali marshalled his defence well to ensure they walked away with all five points in the race for a playoff spot. Abhishek Singh scored 10 points for Mumbai while defenders Rinku, Fazel Atrachali and Rahul Sethpal had three points each. Thalaivas raiders Manjeet and Ajinkya Pawar had seven points each. The first half was completely dominated by U Mumba with their raiders Abhishek Singh and Ajith Kumar finding easy points from a disjointed Tamil defence. Abhishek's hand touches gave Mumbai an early lead, but Sagar's Super Tackle helped Thalaivas stay in the match. B...
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Tamil Thalaivas thrash Telugu Titans in PKL | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Sagar clinched 9 tackle points as he helped Tamil Thalaivas thrash Telugu Titans 43-25 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday. Sagar needed very little help from his teammates as he single-handedly kept the Titans raiders quiet in the Southern Derby. Sahil Gulia in the left corner picked up 4 points while raiders Ajinkya Pawar (10 points) and Manjeet (9 points) excelled in the one-sided victory. Telugu Titans were once again without sufficient quality across the mat. The absence of Siddharth Desai and Rajnish cost them dearly as they remained with just one win in the season. Thalaivas' win – their second in as many matches – will give them much-needed confidence in their pursuit of a playoff spot. The Telugu Titans, despite just having one win in the season so far, were in no ...
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PKL: Gujarat Giants beat Bengal Warriors 34-25 | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Gujarat Giants beat defending champions Bengal Warriors 34-25 in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Tuesday. Ajay Kumar picked nine points and was supported by Pardeep Kumar with seven. For Bengal, captain Maninder Singh scored nine points but had a difficult time on the mat against a well-drilled Gujarat unit marshalled by Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar. It was Gujarat who took an early lead in the match but the lead kept changing hands in the first half. Gujarat led through a 3-point Super Raid by Pardeep Kumar in the ninth minute. Bengal immediately clawed their way back with a 2-point raid by Maninder Singh. Both defences opted for a high line which meant there were no bonus points on offer. Gujarat's Ajay Kumar also chipped in with valuable raid points. The half ended with...
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PKL: Arjun Deshwal shines as Jaipur Panthers hammer Patna Pirates 51-30 | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Arjun Deshwal was the star for Jaipur Pink Panthers as they thrashed Patna Pirates 51-30 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match here on Sunday. Patna went into the match as favourites, but the Panthers turned the tables for a commanding win. Their star raider Arjun Deshwal scored 17 points and was ably backed up by Deepak Hooda with eight points. Defenders Sandeep Dhull and Vishal also picked up High 5s in a bullish win that exposed the chinks in Patna's armour. The three-time champions had a terrible day in defence with their cover defenders Sajin C and Neeraj Kumar picking up no points in the entire match. Jaipur dominated the first half despite going into the match as the underdogs. They dominated the proceedings right from the whistle with aggressive defending and clever ...
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PKL: Dabang Delhi beat Gujarat Giants 41-22, move to top of points table | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Dabang Delhi KC thrashed Gujarat Giants 41-22 in a Pro Kabaddi League game on Saturday. Defenders Manjeet Chhillar and Krishan scored 'High 5s' for the Delhi side who moved to the top of the points table with the result. Vijay (8 points) and Neeraj Narwal (4 points) contributed to the raiding points for Delhi who continued to be without their star raider Naveen Kumar. Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh will have no positives to take from the result with both the defence and attack falling short. Dabang Delhi KC started the match on the front foot with their much-maligned defence showing aggressive intent. Captain Joginder Narwal was back in the left corner position and that seemed to have motivated the senior pros in the team. Sandeep Narwal and Manjeet Chhillar looked confident in...