Bengal Warriors vs Jaipur Pink Panthers (FT 32-25), Pro Kabaddi Live Score: Catch PKL 2016, Season 4 Live Match Score & Updates
Live coverage from Match 36 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 4 between Bengal Warriors and Jaipur Pink Panthers in Kolkata
Jang Kun Lee has finally come into the party! 12 points for the South Korean tonight (11 raid, 1 defence). Nilesh Shinde supported him ably with 4 tackle points. Ajay Kumar shined for Jaipur Pink Panthers as he, too, completed a super 10 by ending the match with 11 points.
Here’s THAT raid which took the match away from the Pink Panthers. Jang Kun Lee is such a brilliant athlete!
FT: Bengal Warriors 32-25 Jaipur Pink Panthers; What a shock result! The bottom-placed team get their second win of the tournament under their belt against the league leaders. The Season 1 champions have been left stunned as Nilesh Shinde’s team took control of the match from the start and didn’t relinquish it till the end. Can we see a late surge from the Warriors now?
39’ Bengal Warriors 31-25 Jaipur Pink Panthers; The tormentor has FINALLY been caught! Jang Kun Lee is off the mat, but is it a case of too little, too late for the table toppers?
38’ Bengal Warriors 31-24 Jaipur Pink Panthers; Lee continues torturing the Pink Panthers defence with 2 more points in a single raid, but Ajay Kumar wins two of his own in as many raids. Jasvir, in the meantime, has been tackled.
36’ Bengal Warriors 28-21 Jaipur Pink Panthers; Rajesh Narwal is having an off day as Amit Chhillar pushes him off the mat once again. Jasvir, though, gets the point back with a touch point in his raid. 4 minutes to go and the Pink Panthers are staring at their fourth loss of the tournament.
33’ Bengal Warriors 27-20 Jaipur Pink Panthers; Jang Kun Lee completes a super 10 and we still have 7 minutes to go! How many can he get before the match ends? The Pink Panthers, however, are refusing to let them go out of sight, but they still trail by 7.
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28’ Bengal Warriors 24-17 Jaipur Pink Panthers; And Ajay Kumar has taken the challenge by getting 4 points in his last 3 raids. He has single-handedly stopped the Warriors from running away from this match. He gets a green card a couple of minutes later, but he is still on the mat and the Pink Panthers fans breathe a collective sigh of relief.
25’ Bengal Warriors 24-15 Jaipur Pink Panthers; A 4-point run for the Bengal Warriors as Lee extends his total. The Jaipur Pink Panthers are staring at yet another all out now! The table toppers have looked out of sorts today. They will need a special performance from someone to get them out of this hole the Warriors have gladly dug for them.
22’ Bengal Warriors 20-15 Jaipur Pink Panthers; And the second half begins with a bang! First, Nitin Madane gets 2 points for the home team, then Ajay Kumar mirrors Nitin’s efforts to help his team stay in the hunt.
HT: Bengal Warriors 18-13 Jaipur Pink Panthers; 2 quick points for the visitors as they reduce their deficit to 5 points. The home team have the lead, but Jaipur have the men advantage. We are set for an intriguing second half. Stay tuned for all the action!
16’ Bengal Warriors 17-10 Jaipur Pink Panthers; Double delight for the Warriors defence. First Vishal Mane with a sensational hold on Jasvir Singh, then Amit Singh Chhillar replicates him by sending Rajesh Narwal to the bench!
Going by the crowd’s reaction, you’d think he is Jang Kun Basu. The crowd consider him as one of their own.
ALL OUT! 14’ Bengal Warriors 15-10 Jaipur Pink Panthers; A moment of worry for the Warriors as Mahipal Narwal conjures up a super raid, but Jang Kun Lee returns the favour with a super raid AND an all out! What a start this is for the home team.
11’ Bengal Warriors 9-5 Jaipur Pink Panthers; Surjeet Narwal, you beauty! That’s the Surjeet we all saw in Season 1. In a do-or-die raid, the raider won two points for his side. He looks hungry tonight and on the menu, we have Panther curry.
10’ Bengal Warriors 7-4 Jaipur Pink Panthers; A good spell for the home team as Jang Kun Lee gets his 3rd point of the night before Nilesh Shinde used his strength to tackle Rajesh Narwal. Former Bengaluru Bulls captain Surjeet Narwal gets off the mark with a risky, but successful foray into the Pink Panthers’ den.
Despite playing at home, Bengal Warriors have lost the matchday panga. They won’t care, though, if they end up on the winning side tonight. Let’s wait and watch.
6’ Bengal Warriors 4-4 Jaipur Pink Panthers; The visitors take the lead for the very first time through Jasvir’s energetic raid which confused the Warriors’ defence. However, the South Korean Lee ensures their joy does not last long by levelling the score in the very next raid.
3’ Bengal Warriors 3-1 Jaipur Pink Panthers; Rajesh Narwal gets the table toppers off the mark, but fan favourite Jang Kun Lee restores Warriors’ 2-point advantage. Bengal Warriors look in much better shape at home than they ever did this season.
1’ Bengal Warriors 2-0 Jaipur Pink Panthers; And we’re underway! Jaipur Pink Panthers win the toss and ask Bengal Warriors to raid first. Nitin Madane makes the most of the opportunity and gives the home team the lead in the very first raid of the 6th leg of Season 4. Jasvir is tackled in the very next raid and the crowd at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium goes ballistic.
Welcome everyone to the 36th match of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The tensions are rising in all the camps as we approach the business end of the tournament. Up against the home team in the first match in the City of Joy will be the Pink Panthers of Jaipur.
Although, it’s going to be a contest between the table toppers and a team that hasn’t been able to rise from bottom position in the table, there are no guarantees in the game of kabaddi and Bengal’s performance in the last game gave a glimpse of what they are capable of. The Warriors from Bengal will also be expected to put up a better show in front of their home crowds who have come in big numbers to back their team right from the first season.
The Panthers are coming off a hard fought match where they went down fighting against U Mumba. And that’s why the match will be crucial for the team as they will look to put their campaign back on track with a win. The fitness of Shabeer Bapu will be a concern for the team as the former U Mumba star was ineffective in his comeback against U Mumba in the last match. In fact, the Panthers looked like a man short as Bapu could neither contribute in defence or with his raids.
Barring their games against U Mumba, the Panthers have had a season they would be proud of. The team’s defence needs a little tweaking but the raiding department can’t be in safer hands than those of Jasvir Singh and Rajesh Narwal. However, while the skipper has proved to be the major strength for the Panthers, the opponents have learned by now that keeping him quiet often causes panic in the Jaipur ranks.
Abhishek Bacchan’s team, however, don’t have a record worth boasting about against the Warriors as they have lost more games than they have won against them. The last time these two teams met, the Warriors were leading till the 38th minute of the game when they committed a hara-kiri that cost them the game as they went on to lose the match by 3 points. That’s why Panthers will be wary of Warriors despite their position on the points table.
Although the Warriors managed only a tie in their last match against Puneri Paltan, which they should have won, they will be high on confidence. The team showed the hunger, albeit only in the first twenty minutes, that was missing in their campaign in the first half. The team will be looking to not think of the result and enjoy themselves in front of their home crowds who’ll be desperately hoping them to put up a good show.
Will we see a rejuvenated Bengal in Kolkata or will the Panthers manage to improve their record against Bengal? The answer will be with us in about an hour. Don’t leave your seats.