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Pro Kabaddi 2022 Live Score, Bengaluru Bulls vs U.P. Yoddha - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Bengaluru Bulls
31-26
U.P. Yoddha
BENGALURU BULLS won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League encounter. Join us back tomorrow as two more action-packed matches await us in the Rivalry Week! Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, signing off! Stay home and stay safe!
FULL TIME!

Bengaluru Bulls 31-26 U.P. Yoddha

A stupendous team performance from the Bengaluru Bulls as they return back to winning ways. After quite a while, we were treated to the Bulls' formidable defence scoring plenty of points, which considerably eased the pressure on Pawan Sehrawat. Along with that, it was Bharat's contributions as he played the second-fiddle role well. It was Aman in the left corner who stole the limelight, with as many as 7 tackle points in the match while Saurabh Nandal added three to his tally as well. As for U.P, the failure of their raiders was the prime cause of their defeat. The defenders picked up half of the total points scored by them which goes on to show the poor run their much-famed raiding department had in this contest. 
40' Pawan Sehrawat runs down the clock and finishes the match with an empty raid. 
40' Questionable tactics from U.P. Yoddha as Shrikant Jadhav uses all of his thirty seconds near the mid-line. They are settling for the one point. 
40' Do-or-die raid for the Bengaluru Bulls and he perishes! Tries to jump over Nitesh Kumar but fails to escape the grip. Support from the other three defenders completes the tackle. 
39' Surender Gill puts in a quick raid and picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender.

Bengaluru Bulls 31-25 U.P. Yoddha
38' Sahil jumps over Saurabh Nandal's ankle hold attempt but More GB puts in an ankle hold. Support from the rest of the defence completes the tackle. 
37' Substituted raider Sahil gets a hand touch on Aman's face. Difference down to six points now. This is the moment for UP to stage a comeback.

Bengaluru Bulls 30-24 U.P. Yoddha
37' SUPER TACKLE! Pawan Sehrawat enters in a do-or-die raid and Sumit clings on to the ankle. Support from Nitesh and Ashu pin him down.

Bengaluru Bulls 30-23 U.P. Yoddha
36' Pardeep Narwal picks up a bonus point and as soon as he does that, Nandal goes in for a strong ankle hold, which completely immobilises the raider. 
TIMEOUT!
35' Shrikant Jadhav is tackled as Aman puts in a double thigh hold. Jadhav escapes but Saurabh Nandal is quick to provide assistance and pull Jadhav back.

Bengaluru Bulls 29-20 U.P. Yoddha
33' Bharat gets a running hand touch on Surender Gill and the latter has to make his way back to the bench.

Bengaluru Bulls 28-20 U.P. Yoddha
33' Pardeep entices Mohit from the right corner into going for a double ankle hold. However, he does not get a grip and Pardeep escapes. 
32' Bharat jumps over Shubham's double ankle hold attempt and crosses the mid-line quite comfortably in the end.

Bengaluru Bulls 27-19 U.P. Yoddha
31' SUPER TACKLE! Shrikant Jadhav ventures far too deep in the right side of the defence. The left corner chain runs around and dash-blocks him. 
TIMEOUT!
30' Do-or-die raid for Bulls and Deepak Narwal is substituted in for it. However, he fails to pick up a point as a an ankle hold from Sumit along with instant support from the defence completes the tackle.

Bengaluru Bulls 24-19 U.P. Yoddha
29' Do-or-die raid for the U.P. Yoddha and Shrikant Jadhav strikes! Writhes his foot free from the right corner defender's ankle hold and crosses the mid-line with his outstretched hand. 
27' Nitesh Kumar's double ankle hold completely immobilises Pawan Sehrawat, who attempts to tumble towards the mid-line but is pulled in by the cover defenders.

Bengaluru Bulls 24-17 U.P. Yoddha
25' Do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha and the Bengaluru Bulls defence surrounds him and put in a block. However, a last surge of strength from Gill sees him reach the mid-line. He has been deemed out but UP Yoddha review!

Review unsuccessful! 
Gill's finger was on the line and a millimetre more would have cleaned the Bulls up. The Bulls heave a sigh of relief. Would have been a 7-point raid. 
25' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and Bharat perishes! Runs straight into Sumit's double ankle hold and is unable to jump over it.

Bengaluru Bulls 23-16 U.P. Yoddha
23' Shrikant Jadhav is pinned down as an ankle hold from the right corner combined with support from the covers complete the tackle.

Bengaluru Bulls 23-15 U.P. Yoddha
23' Pawan unsettles the defence and picks up a bonus point in front of the cover defenders. 
22' Pawan Sehrawat picks up a bonus point and the left-in defender cannot stop himself from going for the ankle hold. A very late attempt and it is far too easy for Pawan to escape.

Bengaluru Bulls 21-15 U.P. Yoddha
21' Shrikant Jadhav escapes Saurabh Nandal's ankle hold as he feigns a bonus. Gets a simple touch point on Mohit as well, who had come for support. 
HALF TIME!

Bengaluru Bulls 19-13 U.P. Yoddha

A comprehensive performance from the Bengaluru Bulls and they have a sizeable lead going into the second half. It was Pawan once again who led the charge but this time around, there was plenty of support from both the defence and the other raider, Bharat, who picked up 4 points. Aman in the left corner has had a brilliant first half and has shown glimpses of what he is capable of. As for UP, the defence has been their strength, with Ashu Singh picking up 3 points and Nitesh Kumar garnering 4 tackle points. However, the other defenders are leaking points while the raiders are just unable to penetrate the Bulls' defence. They will need to put in a much better performance if they are to make a comeback from this stage. Will the Bulls cruise to a win or will U.P. stage a comeback? Stick around to find out!
20' Pawan Kumar is granted the bonus as the defence hangs back. A freebie for Pawan to finish the half. 
20' Bharat puts in an unnecessary ankle hold from right-in but Shrikant Jadhav writhes his foot free and makes his way to the mid-line. 
19' Bharat picks up speed and gets a running hand touch on Sumit in the left corner.

U.P. Yoddha 12-18 Bengaluru Bulls
18' Pawan runs straight into Nitesh Kumar's double ankle hold and is completely immobilised. 
18' Surender Gill attempts the bonus and as soon as he does that, the right side of the defence puts in ankle holds and a block from the left corner chain completes the tackle.

U.P. Yoddha 11-17 Bengaluru Bulls
17' A running hand touch from Bharat on the left-cover defender fetches him a point. 
17' Pardeep Narwal escapes the advance ankle hold attempt from Mohit Sehrawat and crosses the mid-line.

U.P. Yoddha 11-15 Bengaluru Bulls
16' Shrikant Jadhav unsettles the defence and picks up a running bonus point in front of the left-in defender. 
16' ALL OUT! Pawan Sehrawat puts in a kick on the left corner defender and gets another point on Nitesh as well, who had come for support.

U.P. Yoddha 9-15 Bengaluru Bulls
15' The UP raider is tackled as the left cover runs around and surrounds the raider to pin him down. 
14' SUPER TACKLE! Do-or-die raid for Bengaluru Bulls and Pawan is tackled with two men on the mat. Ashu puts in a powerful ankle hold and Nitesh Kumar instantly runs around for support. 
14' Do-or-die raid for UP Yoddha and Taghi is tackled! A diving double ankle hold from More GB finds its mark this time as support from the rest of the defence completes the tackle. 
12' An unnecessary double ankle hold from Surender Gill but Bharat pushes him aside and makes his way back to the mid-line.

U.P. Yoddha 7-9 Bengaluru Bulls
11' Pardeep Narwal had his eyes on the left-in defender, which gives Aman in the left-corner the opportunity to put in a double ankle hold which brings him down. 
10' The left corner chain runs around and the Hi-Flyer is brought down. The jump is not being effective tonight for Pawan. 

U.P. Yoddha 7-7 Bengaluru Bulls
10' More GB attempts a double ankle hold from the right-in position but Surender Gill is alert enough to jump over him and make his way to his half. 
9' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls now and Pawan strikes! Sumit launches himself at Pawan's feet but does not get a grip. Pawan tumbles and drags himself towards the mid-line.

U.P. Yoddha 5-7 Bengaluru Bulls
8' Do-or-die raid for U.P. Yoddha and Shrikant Jadhav pushes the right side of the defence back. However, while attempting a running hand touch, Aman puts in a double ankle hold to immobilise him. 
7' Bharat is tackled as a diving double ankle hold from Nitesh Kumar sends him back to the bench.

U.P. Yoddha 5-5 Bengaluru Bulls
6' The left corner defender runs around but Pardeep turns and jumps over him. However, GB More from the left-in is successful in putting in the double thigh hold and pinning down Pardeep. 
5' Pawan goes deep in the right side of the defence and Nitesh is quick to put in a dive and put in a powerful double thigh hold before Pawan can even attempt the kick.

U.P. Yoddha 4-4 Bengaluru Bulls
5' A sliding toe-touch on Mohit Sehrawat by substitute raider Shrikant Jadhav fetches him a point. 
4' A running toe-touch from Pawan on Taghi in the right-in position and the Hi-Flyer adds another point to his tally.

U.P. Yoddha 2-4 Bengaluru Bulls
3' Surender Gill is tackled as an ankle hold from Bharat in the right-in combined with instant support sends Gull back to the bench. 
3' A surprise side-kick from Pawan Sehrawat gets the better of the left corner defender.

U.P. Yoddha 2-2 Bengaluru Bulls
2' Do-or-die raid for U.P. and Pardeep Narwal perishes! Ventures far too deep in the right side of the defence and an iron-clad ankle hold from Saurabh Nandal tackles him. However, Pardeep has picked up a bonus point. 
1' Pawan Sehrawat runs straight into the right corner's chain. Attempts the jump over them but the defenders pin him down. 

U.P. Yoddha 1-0 Bengaluru Bulls
Toss:

Bengaluru Bulls have won the toss an chosen court. UP to raid first!
Teams:

Bengaluru Bulls: 
Pawan Sehrawat (c), Mohit Sehrawat, Ankit, behaart, More GB, Saurabh Nandal, Aman. 
Substitutes: Mahender Singh, Deepak Narwal, Abolfazel Maghsodlo, Jaideep, Rohit Kumar. 

U.P. Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Mohammad Taghi, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar (c), Sumit. 
Substitutes: Gaurav Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Shrikant Jadhav, Gurdeep, Sahil. 
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Right then, the Bengaluru Bulls have somewhat tapered off after making a brilliant start to their campaign. Although placed second, the Bulls have lost five out of their last six encounters and are slowly losing the favourites tag. The main culprit of the same has been the defence, which has just not been upto the mark. Pawan Sehrawat's injury has made him a tad more cautious while raiding while Chandran Ranjit is failing to support the 'Hi-Flyer' like he initially used to. Plenty of problems at hand for the Bulls but expect them to come out all guns blazing as they look to get their campaign back on track. 

U.P. Yoddha, on the other hand, will be looking to make a roaring entry into the top-six and a win will certainly help them achieve that. However, they too have not had the best couple of games coming into this one. A narrow 1-point loss to the Haryana Steelers was followed by a 6-point beating at the hands of the Puneri Paltan. The onus will be on Surender Gill to do the bulk of the scoring in the raiding department while the defence, which looks formidable on paper, will look to live upto the expectations. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022. A tantalising contest is on offer as Pawan Sehrawat's Bengaluru Bulls lock horns with Pardeep Narwal's U.P. Yoddha in what is expected to be a raid fest. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfolds over the course of this contest! 
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Tue, 01/Feb/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Bengaluru Bulls vs U.P. Yoddha
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021