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Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Highlights: Patna beat Haryana, Gujarat down Jaipur & Delhi defeat Pune

Pro Kabaddi 2021 League Highlights: Gujarat Giants beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Thursday. In another match, Dabang Delhi beat Puneri Paltan 41-30 with Naveen Kumar scoring 16 points. In the last match of the day Patna Pirates defeated Haryana Steelers 42-39.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 23, 2021 11:00:14 pm
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Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Highlights: Pro Kabaddi Season 8 kicked off in Bengaluru as the action returned to the mat after a gap of two years with the last year being devoid of action due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last match of the day, Patna Pirates beat the Haryana Steelers in a close match which ended 42-39 in favour of the Pirates.

Earlier, Gujarat Giants beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Thursday. In another match, Dabang Delhi beat Puneri Paltan 41-30 with Naveen Kumar scoring 16 points.

In the first match, Girish Maruti Ernak secured seven tackle points and was ably accompanied by teammate Parvesh Bhainswal (4 raid points) as Gujarat secured an important victory to open their campaign.

Jaipur didn’t have the raiding strength against a well-oiled Gujarat defence but will take positives from a tactically-fought match.

The match started as expected with both defences thwarting the raiders. The first 10 minutes of the match saw no multi-points raids despite both sets of raiders struggling to make an impact.

The first momentum shift of the match came courtesy a brilliant tackle by Gujarat’s left corner Girish, who pinned Nitish Narwal on the floor from a seemingly difficult angle.

Riding on the energy, Rakesh clinched a two-point raid to inflict the first “all out’ on the Pink Panthers in the 10th minute to make the scores 13-17 in Gujarat’s favour.

But Pink Panther quickly clawed their way back into the match, with new recruit Arjun Deshwal impressing in the raids.

Gujarat’s Rakesh missed a bonus point in a ‘do-or-die’ raid and that handed the advantage to the Panthers.

Jaipur capitalised to get their first all out with two minutes to half time and reduced Gujarat’s lead to just one point.

The first half ended with Gujarat in the lead at 19-17. They maintained the intensity in the second half to log home full points.

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Pro Kabaddi League Highlights:

22:45 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Patna Pirates win

And that's it. Patna Pirates have clinched a thrilling match. What a game. 39-42 in favour of Patna

22:41 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Do or die

Do or die raid and Sachin strikes! A diving ankle hold from the right in defender but it is far too weak as Sachin jumps, turns and makes his way back to his half. 

22:36 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Haryana Steelers 36-37 Patna Pirates

Nada goes for his patented ankle hold. Goyat is trapped and Ashish is quick to support the veteran defender.

22:34 (IST)23 Dec 2021

What a super raid!!! Goyat sensational!! He escapes the ankle hold and takes a couple of more points! Uses the lobby brilliantly to escape.

22:29 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Super tackle

Shrikant Tewathia's dive gives two points to the Steelers. Patna Pirates 34-30 Haryana Steelers

22:24 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Goyat is on fire

Monu Goyat gets a running hand touch. Patna Pirates 33-27 Haryana Steelers

22:22 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Green card for Pirates

Pirates' coach gets a green card for instructing from the sidelines. Patna Pirates 30-26 Haryana Steelers

22:18 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Patna Pirates are dominating

Sachin's double thigh hold. Patna Pirates 27-26 Haryana Steelers

22:16 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Substitution for Haryana

Ravi Kumar replaces Meetu Mahender. Patna Pirates 21-24 Haryana Steelers

22:09 (IST)23 Dec 2021
It's half-time

Patna Pirates 18-22 Haryana Steelers

22:09 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Unsuccessful attempt

Nada tries to block Goyat. Patna Pirates 18-22 Haryana Steelers

21:59 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Patna Pirates 12-14 Haryana Steelers

SUPER RAID!! 4 points! Rohit Gulia escapes under the chain and manages to get his fingers past the mid-line. Patna reduced to 2 men now.

21:55 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Patna Pirates 10-7 Haryana Steelers

Two points by Rai in the do-or-die raid as the defenders struggle to cope with him.

21:52 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Patna Pirates 8-6 Haryana Steelers

In the 7th minute, Monu Goyat began proceedings with a bonus point. A bonus and a touch point for Prashanth Kumar Rai as he executes a kick on Tewathia.

21:50 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Starting Sevens: Haryana vs Patna

Haryana Steelers: Vikash Khandola (c), Shrikant Tewathia, Jaideep Kuldeep, Meetu Mahender, Rohit Gulia, Mohit, Surender Nada. 

Patna Pirates: Monu Goyat, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashanth Kumar Rai (c), Sachin, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh. 

21:41 (IST)23 Dec 2021
It is over

Dabang Delhi won against Puneri Paltan. Dabang Delhi KC 41 - 30 Puneri Paltan

21:31 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Dabang Delhi are leading

With just 5 minutes left in the game, Dabang Delhi are looking for a facile win now. Dabang Delhi KC 38 - 27 Puneri Paltan

21:26 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Points for Naveen

Naveen gets two points. Pune are standing with only 1 man now. Dabang Delhi KC 34 - 25 Puneri Paltan

21:21 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Pankaj got tackled

All the three raiders of Pune are sitting on the bench now. Dabang Delhi KC 31 - 23 Puneri Paltan

21:17 (IST)23 Dec 2021
Official timeout

Dabang Delhi KC 29 - 23 Puneri Paltan

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