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Pro Kabaddi 2018 Highlights: UP Yoddha, Puneri Paltan emerge winners on Day 2

Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Puneri Paltan and UP Yoddha were victorious on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi 2018 season as they beat Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas respectively in Chennai.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 10, 2018 8:28:15 am
Pro Kabaddi 2018: Tamil Thalaivas were defeated by UP Yoddha. (Source: PTI)

Pro Kabaddi 2018, Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers, Tamil Thalaivas vs UP Yoddha Highlights: In the first match of the day, Puneri Paltan produced a one-sided, dominating performance to beat Haryana Steelers 34-22 and register their first win of Pro Kabaddi Season VI in Chennai on Monday. Nitin Tomar led from the front as he scored seven points and was ably supported by G B More and Deepak Kumar Dahiya who scored six and five points respectively. Tamil Thalaivas, however, did not make the most of the home crowd as they lost their second match to a dominating UP Yoddha 37-32.

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Pro Kabaddi 2018 Highlights: Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers, Tamil Thalaivas vs UP Yoddha

22:29 (IST)08 Oct 2018
UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas 37-32

And UP Yoddha did it! Beat Tamil Thalaivas in their own den by 37-32. The hosts need to be given the credit of attempting a comeback. It was however too late as they lose the match by five points. 

22:24 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Ajay Thakur tackled

The UP defenders finally get the trick! They get rid of Thalaivas captain Ajay Thakur, catching him at the centre. Few moments before the end of the match. Tamil Thalaivas have done brilliantly well to make a comeback. Can they win it?

22:06 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Super tackle

And that's all-out for UP Yoddha. Ajay Thakur does brilliantly well to wrestle the two UP defenders and made his way back to the midline. Tamil Thalaivas are getting into their groove. Is it too little too late for the hosts though?

22:01 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Star Athul

Athul has been an absolute star in Chennai today. He gets two men out with his raid by wrestling his body towards the line.

22:00 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Review

Thalaivas get a bonus point. UP review. Review unsuccessful. Need to be smarter with reviews.

21:53 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Second half

The second half of the match has been no different. The Yoddhas continue their domination, notching up another seven points while Tamil Thalaivas only managed one more point.

21:46 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Half-time: Tamil Thalaivas 4-18 UP Yoddha

UP Yoddha do extremely well to go into the half-time with a 14-point lead. It has been a one-sided first half. Tamil Thalaivas need to buck up in the second for those three points. They need to figure out how to deal with the UP raiders.

21:31 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Yoddhas dominate

The Yoddhas are dominating, destroying Chennai in their own city! They have taken a ten point lead while Tamil Thalaivas have failed to secure a single point. 

21:27 (IST)08 Oct 2018
UP Yoddha begin well

UP Yoddha have begun very well, not allowing the hosts Tamil Thalaivas of points and taking a five point advantage at the start of the match. Not to the pleasure of the home crowd.

21:22 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Match underway

Ajay Thakur begins with an empty raid. Not a great start for the hosts. 

21:18 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Tamil Thalaivas Playing VII
21:15 (IST)08 Oct 2018
UP Yoddha Playing VII

Time for the second match of the day between Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yoddha. Here are the playing 7 of UP Yoddha:

21:03 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Puneri Paltan win 34-22

And that's the end of the match which was completely dominated by Puneri Paltan, who won by a gap of 12 points. This is Puneri's first win of the season. They now have a total of four points, three today and one yesterday after drawing their opening fixture.

21:01 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Nada down

Things are only getting worse for Haryana Steelers as Surender Nada goes down in terrible pain. He is hardly moving his wrist. It could even be a fracture. 

20:53 (IST)08 Oct 2018
All-out

This is the second time Haryana Steelers see an all-out in their first match against Puneri Paltan, who are doing brilliantly well, leading 30-17.

20:51 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Kandola returns without any points

Vikash Kandola returns back empty-handed without a raid point. It does not seem to be going in the way of Haryana after the break. They seem to have given up. Five minutes of the match to go and Puneri Paltan lead 30-17.

20:43 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Review

Wasir Singh was given a bonus point but Puneri Paltan go for the review. Review came out unsuccessful. That's a waste of a review. With that comes the time-out.

20:39 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Tomar is back

Puneri Paltan star Nitin Tomar is back on the mat and he immediately makes the difference by providing his team with two crucial points. 

20:34 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Tomar being stretchered off

Stretcher is out! Nitin Tomar is being stretchered off the mat in the second half. This is not good news for leading Paltan. 

20:31 (IST)08 Oct 2018
Second half action

Twenty minutes of the match left. Puneri start well as Deepak Dahiya runs back with the hand touch. Puneri lead 16-9.

Pro Kabaddi 2018, Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers Live Score Streaming Online: Haryana Steelers during training.

Pro Kabaddi 2018 Live Score Streaming, Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers Live Score Streaming Online: Haryana Steelers was one of the four teams formed in 2017 and they took the Pro Kabaddi League by storm by entering the playoffs after securing the third position in Zone A. Under coach Rambir Singh Khokhar, the Sonepat team have purchased costly players and built a strong defensive team which will be led by skilled defender Surender Nada. The team is, however, highly dependent on Monu Goyat’s performance this season, having spent nearly 40% of their budget on him. The Steelers lack experience other than Goyat and Sachin Shingade with eight rookies in the squad.

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