Pro Kabaddi 2019 Semi-Finals Highlights: Bengal Warriors set up the final of the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League after beating U Mumba 37-35, against Dabang Delhi, who triumphed against the reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls by 44-38 on Wednesday at EKA TransStadia, Ahmedabad.
While, Dabang Delhi used the force of Naveen Kumar to counter the one-man effort of Pawan Sehrawat, who got 18 raid points, Bengal Warriors relied on team effort to best U Muma in their captain’s absence. Bengaluru Bulls were behind the entire match, as they were bested by Delhi’s tackle points against lacklustre raiders. On the other hand, U Mumba’s five-match unbeaten streak was broken by a Maninder Singh-less Bengal Warriors, where Sukesh Hegde took charge with 8 raid points.
Pro Kabaddi Semi-Finals Highlights:
BENGAL WARRIORS WIN!
Bengal Warriors will face Dabang Delhi in the final of the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League on Saturday, after defeating U Mumba by 37-35. What a humdinger! After Jeeva got a slender one point, Sukesh Hegde wastes his entire time on his raid to run down the clock, and even with the heroics of Arjun Deshwal, the youngster couldn't do much to tie the score.
KOL 35-35 MUM
It's all level! All thanks to Abhishek Singh and Sandeep Narwal. Bengal Warriors are really in trouble. Little more than a minute to go now.
KOL 35-33 MUM
As Abhishek Singh picked up his tenth Super 10 of the season, Bengal Warriors are All Out! The tables have turned, as U Mumba have got 12 points in the last five minutes. What an ending it is heading towards!
KOL 33-29 MUM
After the official timeout, U Mumba have woken up! Boy oh boy, that's a Super Raid by Ajinkya Kapare! Four points for U Mumba!
KOL 33-25 MUM
Although the review was taken, it turned out to be unsuccessful for Bengal few minutes back. But they make up for their mistake by tagging Arjun Deshwal out. Prapanjan with the point.
KOL 30-24 MUM
After a double entry from Bengal Warriors gifts U Mumba with a point, Surinder takes out Nabibakhsh with a block. Can U Mumba make it back?
KOL 30-20 MUM
Although Sandeep Narwal tries his best to level the scores and gets something on his raid, he is sent to the bench by Nabibakhsh. And after that, Bengal Warriors dished out the second of the match to U Mumba! The lead is extended to 10 points.
KOL 25-16 MUM
After Abhishek Singh commits a self-out, Arun Deshwal saves his teammate by getting a raid point right after. Building on their momentum, Fazel Atrachali tries to stop Sukesh Hegde, but Bengal get a Super Raid. Four points! U Mumba in a spot of bother.
KOL 19-15 MUM
Look what we have here! U Mumba are on their way up, as in the last five minutes, Bengal have played straight into the hands of the team in orange. Fazel got a point with a tackle on Prapanjan, and then Abhishek Singh gets Nabibakhsh who attempted an ankle hold.
KOL 19-12 MUM
Prapanjan starts the half with an adventurous raid, taking away a touch point of Young Chang Ko! Bengal lead by seven points.
HT: KOL 18-12 MUM
Empty raids from Nabibakhsh and Sandeep Narwal end the first half, after Sukesh Hegde and Rinku Narwal and other raiders give Bengal a sudden lead. What a way to change the pace towards the end of that half. More to play in the second!
KOL 16-12 MUM
After Prapanjan was dashed out of the mat by Young Chang Ko, Rinku Narwal gets one for Bengal Warriors. Can the Bengal side maintain their lead?
KOL 14-10 MUM
After Fazel Atrachali failed in his tackle, Bengal got a needed push and has taken a slender lead. Nabibakhsh get two quick points off Mohit and Surinder in is raids. Lead rises to two points, and then comes the All Out for U Mumba! Lead rises to four now.
KOL 7-8 MUM
This match is so equally poised as the points are swaying from one way to another! Prapanjan gets another, and reduces U Mumba to three men. But Nabibakhsh was clumsy in his tackle afterwards, and gifts the opposition a point.
KOL 6-6 MUM
KOL 3-3 MUM
Baldev Singh sends Athul MS out, and equals the score. It's very toe-to-toe contest here in Ahmedabad.
KOL 1-2 MUM
KOL 0-0 MUM
U Mumba's Arjun Deshwal starts the encounter with an empty raid.
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U Mumba lineup
Starting Seven: Fazel Atrachali (C), Sandeep Narwal, Surinder Singh, Young Chang Ko, Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal & Athul MS.
Bengal Warriors lineup
Starting Seven: Sukesh Hegde, Mayur Shivtarkar, Jeeva Kumar, Mohammad Nabibakhsh (C), K Prapanjan, Rinku Narwal & Baldev Singh.
Bengal Warriors are up against U Mumba in the second semi-final. Who will face Dabang Delhi in the final?
DABANG DELHI WIN!
Dabang Delhi go to their first-ever Pro Kabaddi League final after defeating Bengaluru Bulls by 44-38, owing to a late assurance served up by Chandran Ranjit, both in his raid and his tackle! Pawan Sehrawat's 18 raid points just couldn't do it, as his team was outdone by the teamwork of Dabang Delhi.
BLR 36-41 DEL
Pawan Sehrawat is back, and back with a bang! A raid to get a touch point on Vijay, and then one on Naveen Kumar, which cut the lead to five points for Dabang Delhi.
BLR 32-41 DEL
After failing in their raid, Bengaluru Bulls enforce an All Out on themselves to get Pawan Sehrawat back and the entire seven. Naveen Kumar completed the formalities with a touch on last man standing Mahender Singh.
BLR 30-35 DEL
SUPER TACKLE! Bengaluru Bulls get two huge points as Naveen Kumar steps out of the lobby, and even after a review, Dabang Delhi's lead is cut short to five days. Can the Bulls turn it around?
BLR 27-34 DEL
After Naveen Kumar gets a touch on Saurabh Nandal, Bengaluru Bulls get a bonus point from a review.
BLR 26-33 DEL
After he sent Ravinder Pahal to the bench, Pawan Sehrawat is stopped from getting his 14th point of the night as he is tackled by Anil Kumar. Things are heading to a brilliant close now. Time for a timeout now.
BLR 24-31 DEL
Naveen Kumar hasn't been in his best form, as he gets tackled yet again. But, in the Do-or-Die raid for Bengaluru Bulls, Sumit Singh fails!
BLR 23-28 DEL
Breathing life into the game, Pawan Sehrawat has just come up with a masterful raid, coming away with two points after completing his Super 10. Bengaluru Bulls are in touching distance now.
BLR 18-27 DEL
In the Do-or-Die raid of Bunty, Vishal Mane and Anil Kumar combine to get their first point of the first point of the second half. A good combination tackle!
HT: BLR 18-26 DEL
Two silly mistakes from Naveen Kumar offer some kind of a lifeline to Bengaluru Bulls, as the reigning champions get two Super Tackles within three minutes. Still eight points behind the league leaders. Naveen Kumar ends the half as the best performer with 10 points, just one ahead of Pawan Sehrawat.
BLR 12-23 DEL
And Naveen Kumar gets his 20th successive Super 10 within just 15 minutes! A masterful dubki from the young raider to evade the chain of Ankit, Mahender Singh.
BLR 10-21 DEL
After Rohit Kumar's disappointing raid, Naveen Kumar hurt Bengaluru with yet another raid. Quick and precise, and there's no way he can be stopped. But right after that, Bengaluru Bulls are served with their second All Out! Although Sumit Singh gets the bonus, the defence tackled him easily.
BLR 8-14 DEL
After Pawan Sehrawat picks his sixth point of the day, Naveen gets one back, his fifth point. Then in another raid, looking for his seventh point of the night, he falters and Delhi's Anil Kumar tackles the Bengaluru captain down.
BLR 7-11 DEL
The captain shows the way! Pawan Sehrawat sends Joginder Narwal out with a quick touch point. Delhi get another, but right after he turned things around with a Super Raid! Can Bengaluru level things before the half ends?
BLR 3-9 DEL
ALL OUT! What a way to start the semi-final by Delhi, as they pin down Rohit Kumar. Bengaluru sent packing, and it's a heavy blow and that too, within the opening five minutes.
BLR 1-4 DEL
After Pawan Sehrawat gets a point to start Bengaluru's night, Naveen gets one point to restore the two point lead of Delhi. And then, Pawan gets tackled by the Delhi defence. What a start to the game!
BLR 0-2 DEL
Dabang Delhi begin the match with the first raid and they get two opening points. Ranjit starts the proceedings.
Dabang Delhi lineup
Starting Seven: Joginder Narwal, Ravinder Pahal, Vijay, Naveen Kumar, Chandran Ranjit, Vishal Mane, Anil Kumar