Pro Kabaddi 2019, Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan highlights: Despite producing a late fightback, Puneri Paltan failed to edge down Dabang Delhi as they lost the match 30-32. Naveen Kumar and Chandran Ranjit were the standout performers for Delhi as the duo earned maximum points, helping their side retain the pole position.
In the first match of the night, Tamil Thalaivas secured a 34-28 win against Gujarat Fortunegiants. This was Fortunegiants third consecutive defeats as Ajay Thakur emerged as the game-changer of the match. The raider completed a Super Raid at the dying moments of the match.
Pro Kabaddi 2019, Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan highlights:
Dabang Delhi secure thrilling victory
Despite producing a late fightback Puneri Paltan go down 30-32 against Dabang Delhi. With this win, Dabang Delhi also retain the pole position on the points table.
35' SUPER TACKLE
A SUPER TACKLE by Puneri Paltan as Chandran Ranjit fails to go past the three defenders. Pune are producing a late fightback as they have reduced the lead to three points.
30' Defensive error by Manjeet
A defensive error by Manjeet and Chandran Ranjit makes the most out of it. That tackle was uncalled for yet Manjeet went for it as the Delhi coach signals for a timeout. With a little over 10 minutes to go, Dabang Delhi are leading by seven points.
23' Chandran Ranjit gets two men dispatched
The last two raids by Chandran Ranjit has dispatched two key men from Puneri Paltan. In the previous raid, he dismissed Nitin Tomar and follows it by getting Manjeet dispatched.
Delhi go into the break with significant lead
Naveen Kumar's dominance in the first half helps Dabang Delhi take a significant lead of 8 points. The raider fetches eight points for his side in the first half
TOP PERFORMERS OF THE FIRST HALF:
1. Naveen Kumar - 8 Points
2. Chandran Ranjit - 4 Points
3. Ravinder Pahal - 3 Points
Dabang Delhi extend their lead to six points
With less than five minutes to go, Dabang Delhi have a strong lead of six points. Naveen Kumar has been the key man for Delhi securing four raid points so far in the match.
Dabang Delhi lead
We are into the second match of the night as both Dabang Delhi and Puneri Paltan try to edge out each other. We are halfway into the first half as Delhi lead the contest by three points. DEL 8: PUN 5 (10')
Tamil Thalaivas beat Gujarat Fortunegiants
The referee blows the final whistle and Tamil Thalaivas win the contest 38-24. This was Gujarat's third consecutive defeat.
38' SUPER RAID
Manpreet Singh puts his hand on the back of his head as Ajay Thakur completes a SUPER RAID, turning the tide in favor of the Thalaivas. The raid gives the visitors a vital three points as they once again extend their lead to four points.
37' ALL OUT!
Back to back points for Fortunegiants as Thalaivas are down to one man at the moment. A good opportunity for the home side to take the lead by completing an ALL OUT. Mohit Chhillar goes for the raid and Fortunegiants complete the ALL OUT and secure three points. With less than three minutes, Fortunegiants are back in the lead but only by a point.
35' GUJ 20-23 CHE
We enter into the final five minutes of the contest and Fortunegiants have reduced the lead to three points. It's a close encounter as the home side look for a comeback in the dying moments of the match.
31' SUPER TACKLE!
As Fortunegiants are reduced to three men Rahul Chaudhari goes for the raid but fails to make anything out off the numerical advantage. A brilliant tackle by the defenders as they take down Chaudhari on the mat.
Fortunegiants trail by 6 points
Despite trailing by 6 points, the EKA Arena rouses in cheer and applauds as Fortunegiants defenders take down Rahul Chaudhari.
GUJ 10 : CHE 15 (1st Half)
Tamil Thalaivas go into the break with a healthy 5-point lead. Ajay Thakur makes the difference as both the teams go into the break with the scoreline reading GUJ 10 : CHE 15
TOP PERFORMERS OF THE FIRST HALF:
1. Ajay Thakur - 6 Points
2. Sachin Tanwar - 4 Points
3. Shabeer Bappu - 3 Points
Thalaivas have taken a lead
Another successful raid by Ajay Thakur. It was the first high-flying action of the night. Thakur manages to get two touches before jumping over Parvesh Bhainswal. The Thalaivas have taken a lead.
16' Ajay Thakur doing his job
Ajay Thakur levels things up for Tamil Thalivas. Going into the opponent's den for the do-or-die raid, Thakur manages to touch a defender and earns a point for his side.
13' Strong tackle by Mohit Chhillar
A strong tackle by Mohit Chhillar and Harmanjit Singh fails to return to the other side of the mat in a do-or-die raid. Thalaivas are making a comeback as they narrow the lead by one point.
8' Ajay Thakur in a do-or-die raid
With less than 10 minutes to go in the first half, the Fortunegiants are leading by two points. However, the hosts need to watch out for Ajay Thakur as he gets ready for his raid. The Thalaivas skipper barges into the Gujarat defence and the home side gets the better of him.
Fortunegiants earn the first point of the match
Gujarat Fortunegiants earn the first point of the match as Mohit Chhillar gifts the hosts an easy point.
GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS : Sunil Kumar (C), Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin, Harmanjit Singh, Rohit Gulia, Ankit, Sumit
TAMIL THALAIVAS : Ajay Thakur (C), Ajeet, Manjeet Chhillar, Shabeer Bappu, Rahul Chaudhari, Mohit Chhillar, Ran Singh
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 matches between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Tamil Thalivas. The Fortunegiants are coming into the match on the back of two defeats and would aim to start their home leg on a strong note. Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, head into the contest on the back a nail-biting tie against UP Yoddha in their last match.