Pro Kabaddi 2019 Highlights: In the opening day of the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League, U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls made their mark by winning their respective games at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.
In the opening game, U Mumba dominated Telugu Titans throughout as they defeated the home team by 31-25. That result, was followed up by a clash between the reigning champions and the three-time-winners, Patna Pirates. Bengaluru Bulls made the perfect start in defending their title by defeating Pardeep Narwal’s Pirates by 34-32.
Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Highlights:
In a brief
Pardeep Narwal registered a Super 10 and got good support from Mohammad Esmaeil however, their defense leaked points at crucial junctures. On the other hand, Bengaluru Bulls executed multiple super tackles to tilt the game in their favor. Pawan Sehrawat scored 9 points in the raiding department whereas defender Amit Sheoran completed his High 5.
Bengaluru Bulls beat Patna Pirates
Patna Pirates 28-32 Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru Bulls have taken down Pardeep Narwal again. The Bulls are protecting their lead in a brilliant manner. Patna are fighting the Bulls and the clock here. Patna Pirates 28-32 Bengaluru Bulls
Patna Pirates 24-24 Bengaluru Bulls
Just 6 minutes into the game and both the teams are standing 24-24. What a close game! Pawan Sehrawat gets a point and suddenly Bengaluru Bulls are back level and all the momentum is with the defending champions now. Patna Pirates 24-24 Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru inch closer
Another super tackle for the Bulls! This time the defense takes down Pardeep. Bengaluru reduce the lead to 4.
Top Scorers of the First Half -
Mohammad Esmaeil - 5
Pardeep Narwal - 5
Rohit Kumar - 4
Patna Pirates lead in first half
Last raid of the first half and Pardeep gets a bonus point. Patna Pirates finish the half with 17 points while Bengaluru are 4 points behind their opponents. Begaluru Bulls 13-17 Patna Pirates
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Patna Pirates lead in first half.
Patna Pirates finish the half with 17 points while Bengaluru are 4 points behind their opponents. Bengaluru Bulls 13-17 Patna Pirates
Close contest continues
Pardeep Narwal has been super tackled! Brave brave defending from Bengaluru Bulls! Narwal is out now and the Bulls have got men back now and have closed in on points.
Patna Pirates 9-10 Bengaluru Bulls
The Bulls already make a mark
Last year's MVP, Pawan Sehrawat opens his account in PKL 2019 with a touch point. Bengaluru get a 2-0 lead against Patna Pirates.
The second match is underway
The second match is between Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates. Rohit Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat's team would look to get a win on back of their title-winning season.
U Mumba beat Telugu Titans
So the first match of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 has been won by U Mumba. They beat Telugu Titans by 25-31. U Mumba WIN! A fantastic display from the defense and Abhishek Singh's Super 10 help the Mumbai-based franchise register their first points on the table. Telugu Titans lost the match by 6 points which means even they will get 1 point from this match.
It's 23-30 now
Telugu Titans complete a super tackle! Arjun Deshwal tried his best but could not cross the line. 23-30
Telugu Titans 19-27 U Mumba
Fazel Atrachali adds one more tackle point to his name. Farhad proved to be helpless against his Iranian compatriot.
U Mumba take 10-point lead
With the game is just 9 minute away, U Mumba have taken a huge lead of 10 points.
Telugu Titans all out again!
Telugu Titans ALL OUT! 2nd all-out of the day, both inflicted by U Mumba. Rajnish gets a bonus but a team tackle ensures that he does not get a touch point. 13-24.
Some confusion at the middle!
Do-or-die raid! Rajnish tries to take the bonus, but the umpires reject his plea. Telugu Titans have asked for a review and it's a SUCCESSFUL REVIEW for Telugu Titans! Bonus point awarded to Rajnish
Top Scorers of the First Half -
Abhishek Singh - 5
Rajnish - 4
Rohit Baliyan - 2
U Mumba dominate the first half
So at the end of first half, U Mumba are ahead by 17-10. They have shown a brilliant show of the game. What an electrifying start of the season.
Telugu Titans are All Out
After 11 minutes of the play, Telugu Titans are all out by U Mumba. U Mumba inflict the first all-out of the season. Fantastic two-point raid from Abhishek cleans up Telugu Titans 12-6.
Huge blow to Telugu Titans
4' TAKEN OUT! Fazel Atrachali makes a huge statement by pummeling Siddharth Desai to the ground! What a massive tackle from the Iranian!
The action starts here
First point of the night for Atrachali! The U Mumba skipper lets go of the chain, wraps his arms around Desai and brings the raider down in a hurry.
Here are the starting 7s
U Mumba Starting 7 - Rohit Baliyan, Surender Singh, Harendra Kumar, Athul MS, Abhishek Singh, Sandeep Narwal and Fazel Atrachali
Telugu Titans Starting 7 - Siddharth Desai, Rajnish, Aakash Arsul, C. Arun, Farhad Milghardan, Abozer Mighani and Vishal Bharadwaj
Welcome to Live Commentary
Hello and welcome to the Live Commentary of Pro Kabaddi League Live Blog of the opening two matches. Indian Express will bring all live updates as the action starts at Hyderabad's Gachibowli Stadium.
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