Pro Kabaddi 2019 Playoffs Eliminator, Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha, U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers Highlights: The EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad on Monday saw Bengaluru and Mumbai sail through to the semifinals of season 7 while UP Yoddha and Haryana Steelers saw their campaigns being brought to an end.
Bengaluru Bulls emerged as the winner in the first Eliminator, which required extra time after scores were level in regulation time, while U Mumba scored a comprehensive victory over Haryana Steelers in the second Eliminator.
Pro Kabaddi 2019 Eliminator Highlights:
U Mumba win
U Mumba have won the second Eliminator. This result is much more comprehensive than the first Eliminator, which went to extra time. Mumbai took a big lead in the middle of the match and made sure they never lost it. They follow Bengaluru into the semifinals. The final score 46-38 in their favour.
Mumbai in the lead
U Mumba are well placed to take this match. A significant 10-point gap has opened up between the sides. Haryana are looking to get back some momentum going their way in the last 15 minutes of the match.
5 minutes into the match and Vinay manages to touch Surinder-Young Chang somehow manages to scrape through. Did he get a bonus there? No. Only 2 points. Good start for Mumbai.
Mumbai win Toss and select the choice of court. A fast start to the match as Vikas Kandola kick starts the match with a bonus point.
U Mumba: Arjun Deshwal, Surinder Singh, Young Chang Ko, Abhishek Singh, Athul MS, Sandeep Narwal, and Fazel Atrachali (C)
Haryana Steelers: Vikash Kandola, Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar, Vinay, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sunil, and Dharmaraj Cheralathan (C)
FULL TIME - UP YODDHA 45 - 48 BENGALURU BULLS
Pawan Sehrawat is the star of the day with 20 raid points. His one-man show is enough to negate Nitesh Kumar and Rishank Devadiga's good performance! Bengaluru have pulled off an improbable win. They will now square off against Dabang Delhi in the semifinals on Wednesday. Haryana Steelers vs U Mumba is the next match. Stay tuned for more updates.
Pawan with a 2 point raid and that should do it as UP Yoddha lose their lead again. Bengaluru Bulls bag 4 important points.
HT in Extra-Time
UP YODDHA 39 - 38 BENGALURU BULLS
Once again the Golden raid rules:
team that wins the toss must raid first
Baulk Line shall be treated as 'Baulk line cum bonus line
Out and revival rules are not applicable
EXTRA TIME STARTS
A tense atmosphere in the stadium as Rishank Devadiga is able to snatch two points in the first raid of extra time! What lies in store?
FULL TIME: UP YODDHA 36 - 36 BENGALURU BULLS
The match has ended in a tie. The first ever tie in the history of PKL playoffs.
Rules: There will be two halves of 3 minutes each in the extra time! Break of a min in between. 1 substuitute allowed. Even after extra time if there is a tie then the golden raid rule will apply. WOW!
Bengaluru Bulls lead
Pawan Sehrawat get two touch points and now suddenly Bengaluru Bulls have the lead; 34-36. A 2 point lead for the Bulls. Can they keep it intact?
ALL OUT! Pawan Sehrawat has completed his SUPER 10 with a miraculous two-pointer raid! 2+2,4 points to Bulls. What a turnaournd. Meanwhile, Bengaluru coach is shown a green card. 34-34
UP closing in on victory
Do or die raid and Shrikant jadhav has somehow managed to score two touch points; 34-26. Sumit Singh gets another touch point thereafter, Bengaluru get a point. This match is now in the bag for UP for sure.
UP 29-25 Bengaluru
A Super Tackle- Pawan Sehrawat is tackled; 28-24. Rishank Devadiga makes an empty raid. But he goes again and scores a bonus point; 29-25. Just 7 mins remaining in the game.
Bengaluru closing down the gap
Do or die raid: Shrikant Jadhav is tackled; 24-21. Then Sumit Singh scores a touch point after which Surender Gill is tackled. Just a one point difference now between the two teams.
Second half Begins
And UP Yoddha are in trouble as two of the defenders and Pawan Sehrawat go out of the end line; 21-19. Meanwhile, Rohit Kumar makes an empty raid.
SUBSTITUTION - Vijay Kumar in, Sumit Singh out.
HALF TIME : UP YODDHA 20 - 17 BENGALURU BULLS
FIRST HALF TOP PERFORMERS-
1. Pawan Sehrawat - 8 Pts
2. Shrikant Jadhav - 6 Pts
3. Surender Gill - 3 Pts
UP soar ahead
SUPER TACKLE! Nitesh Kumar and Narender join forces to floor Pawan Sehrawat! 2 points to UP Yoddha. 19-10
Pawan Sehrawat scores a bonus and three touch points; 15-9. Sehrawat's 4-point raid has brought Bengaluru into the game! He gets a bonus and then sends Sumit, Amit, Ashu Singh back to the bench.
SUBSTITUTION - Vijay Kumar in, Sumit Singh out
SUBSTITUTION - Rohit Kumar in, Mohit Sehrawat out
Amit Sheoran scores a bonus but gets tackled by Sumit. Bengaluru Bulls ALL OUT; 11-4. Sheoran has now bagged 50 total points in this season of the PKL. Entertaining start to this contest.
The big news coming in is that despite being available, Rohit Kumar is not a part of the starting seven. However, he is in the 12-man squad though. Bengaluru Bulls Win The Toss & Select The Choice Of Court. Meanwhile, we are going live in 3-2-1 ! Go! Live Action begins.
STARTING SEVENS -
UP YODDHA - Rishank Devadiga, Shrikant Jadhav, Surender Gill, Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar, Amit, Sumit
BENGALURU BULLS - Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Sumit Singh, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran, Ankit
We are minutes away from the kickoff.
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Bengaluru Bulls' Pawan Sehrawat broke Patna Pirates raider Pardeep Narwal's record for most points in a single Pro Kabaddi game - 39 vs Haryana Steelers (October 6). He also completed a record 38 raids in that game.
Pawan also became just the second player after Pardeep to claim over 300 points in a single Pro Kabaddi season. Pardeep, on the other hand, has done it twice (seasons 5 and 7).
Head to Head
In their two meetings this season, U.P. Yoddha emerged victorious on both occasions, winning 35-33 the first time before beating the defending champions 45-33 in the final game of the league stage.
League stage record
U.P. Yoddha- (W-L-T): 13-7-2
Bengaluru Bulls- League stage record (W-L-T) – 11-10-1
Hello and Welcome
UP Yoddha will hold the psychological edge after beating Bengaluru Bulls last Friday. Reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls will battle U.P. Yoddha in Eliminator 1 of the vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 7 playoffs at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad on Monday. Stay tuned for all the live updates as we build up towards an exciting contest.