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Pro Kabaddi League 2021 Highlights: Delhi win yet again, UP & Gujarat share spoils

PKL 8 Highlights: Dabang Delhi beat Bengal Warriors in the first match of the day while UP Yodhha and Gujarat Giants ended in a tie.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 29, 2021 11:08:38 pm
PKLPro Kabaddi League 2021.

Pro Kabaddi League 2021: While UP Yoddha and Gujarat Fortune Giants shared the spoils in the second match of the day, Dabang Delhi won the first encounter as Naveen Kumar was in top form for the northern side. Delhi’s 52-35 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors cemented their position on the top of the table. Kumar picked up 24 points from 25 raids, his best performance in PKL, as Delhi avenged their last season’s defeat in the final against the same opponents. Kumar was unstoppable as he was in the thick of things from the word go and the Bengal defence were left looking for answers every time he stepped on to raid. He started the proceedings well when he was on the money with a touch on Mohammad Nabibakhsh. In his next raid, he enticed the left corner to go for an ankle hold and thwarted the attempt.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Narwal was the star raider for Gujarat Giants with 13 points, supported by Ajay Kumar while Girish Ernak (4 tackle points) was a live-wire in the defence. For UP Yoddha, Pardeep Narwal sizzled with 11 raid points and he got ample support from Surender Gill with six points.

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Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Catch all the highlights from Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors as well as UP Yodhha vs Gujarat Fortune Giants from Bengaluru.

21:45 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Game over

Gujarat Giants 32 - 32 UP Yoddha

21:26 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Gujarat Giants 30 - 29 UP Yoddha

Surender Gill picks a touch point.

21:17 (IST)29 Dec 2021

Gujarat Giants 26 - 26 UP Yoddha

21:14 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Gujarat Giants 22 - 22 UP Yoddha

Pardeep Narwal bagged a toe touch point.

21:00 (IST)29 Dec 2021

Gujarat Giants 20 - 14 UP Yoddha

20:54 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Gujarat Giants 20 - 10 UP Yoddha

Sahil takes a bonus for UP Yoddha.

20:47 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Gujarat Giants 13 - 7 UP Yoddha

Ajay picks a bonus for Gujarat

20:42 (IST)29 Dec 2021

Rakesh is in brilliant form. Gujarat Giants 7 - 7 UP Yoddha

20:39 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Gujarat Giants 4 - 3 UP Yoddha

Girish comes to the bench.

20:38 (IST)29 Dec 2021

UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Gurdeep, Rohit Tomar, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit

Gujarat Giants: 
Rakesh Narwal, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Ajay Kumar, HS Rakesh, Ravinder Pahal, Girish Ernak

20:29 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Game over

Dabang Delhi K.C. 52-35 Bengal Warriors.

20:19 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Dabang Delhi K.C. 45-31 Bengal Warriors

Sukesh Hegde picks a bonus point.

20:15 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Dabang Delhi K.C. 42-29 Bengal Warriors

Maninder Singh is caught by Jeeva Kumar. 

20:10 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Dabang Delhi K.C. 40-25 Bengal Warriors

Naveen gets away from the ankle hold. 

20:06 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Dabang Delhi K.C. 38-24 Bengal Warriors

Manjeet Chhillar appears to dash Sukesh Hegde.

19:50 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Bengal Warriors 11-31 Dabang Delhi K.C.

On the corner, Naveen picks a touchpoint. 

19:48 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Bengal Warriors 7-21 Dabang Delhi

ALL OUT! Bengal Warriors are all out yet again. What is happening here? The raider is given the bonus and a formidable dash from Jeeva Kumar sends him sliding out of the court.

19:41 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Bengal Warriors 3-6 Dabang Delhi 

Dabang Delhi have won the toss and chosen court. Bengal Warriors to raid first and it is Delhi who begins with the points as Hegde picks up the bonus. Thereafter, Nabibaksh goes for the raid and picks another bonus and that results in an ALL OUT! WHAT A START!

19:35 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Teams Starting 7's

Dabang Delhi-  Naveen Kumar, Jeeva Kumar, Manjeet Chhillar, Vijay, Ashu Malik, Sandeep Narwal, Joginder Narwal (c).
Substitutes: Krishan, Ajay Thakur, Neeraj Narwal, Mohammad Malak, Deepak.

Bengal Warriors - Maninder Singh (c), Darshan J, Vijin Thangadurai, Sukesh Hegde, Mohammad Nabibaksh, Abozar Mighani, Sachin Vittala. 
Substitutes: Rohit Banne, Akash Pikalmunde, Rohit, Ravindra Kumavat, Parveen Satpal. 

19:34 (IST)29 Dec 2021
Dabang Delhi 

Dabang Delhi began their campaign with a win over Puneri Paltan and then recorded wins against Gujarat Giants and will look to continue their streak.

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