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Pro Kabaddi 2022 Live Score, Semi Final 2: Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengaluru Bulls - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Dabang Delhi K.C.
40-35
Bengaluru Bulls
DABANG DELHI K.C. won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League contest! Join us back on the 25th of February for The Final as the Patna Pirates will lock horns with Dabang Delhi KC. Until Friday then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, signing off! Stay home, stay safe!
FULL TIME!

Dabang Delhi K.C. 40-35 Bengaluru Bulls

A comprehensive showing from Delhi in the second half and they set up a date with the Patna Pirates in the Final of the Pro Kabaddi League on Friday. After the game seemed to be tilted just a tad in Bengaluru's favour, Delhi completely turned the tables in the second half of the contest. They kept Pawan Sehrawat quiet, who did the bulk of the scoring for the Bulls. Pressure of a big match and the relatively inexperienced Bulls have failed to hold their nerves in crunch situations. Naveen Kumar played with a niggle but took his side to victory as they will get another shot at redemption and the trophy on Friday. 
40' The centre defender stands stands ahead and pushes back Pawan Sehrawat back into his half. 
40' The defense plays a high line and Naveen escapes Bharat's ankle hold while also getting another point on the assisting defender as well. 
40' Bharat picks up a running hand touch on Manjeet Chhillar and sends back the veteran defender with just thirty-five seconds on the clock. 
40' Oh Pawan! What have you done? Pawan is enticed into going for an ankle hold and it is far too easy for Naveen to escape. 
39' Krishan is in two minds regarding the block and Pawan comfortably turns and escapes.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 37-33 Bengaluru Bulls
39' Joginder Narwal goes for a double ankle hold, pretty advanced and Pawan drags himself towards the mid-line. 
38' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and Neeraj Narwal uses up all thirty seconds and is timed-out!

Dabang Delhi K.C. 37-31 Bengaluru Bulls
38' Bharat picks up yet another bonus point in front of the right corner.

However, Delhi review! They believe there was no bonus point. Replays suggest otherwise and the bonus is as clean as any. Review unsuccessful!
37' Bharat picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner defender. 
37' Bharat picks up a point as Manjeet Chhillar unsuccessfully attempt an advance thigh hold.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 37-28 Bengaluru Bulls
36' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and Naveen picks up a couple of points! The cover defenders run around for a dash but Naveen uses the lobby to good advantage to make his way back to the mid-line. 
TIMEOUT!
35' Pawan is tackled in a do-or-die raid as the Manjeet Chhillar and Krishan Dhull combine to bring down the Hi-Flyer. 
33' Vijay is tackled as the right corner defender puts in an ankle hold while the left side of the defense runs around for assistance. 
33' Pawan escapes the cover's double thigh hold and makes his way back to his half. 
32' SUPER RAID! Naveen Kumar picks up a bonus point, shoves aside the dashing defender and gets another point on Mahender as well.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 34-25 Bengaluru Bulls
32' Pawan escapes Joginder's diving double ankle hold attempt and drags himself towards the mid-line. 
31' Naveen entices Bharat into going for an ankle hold. Bharat does not get a grip and allows the raider to pick up a point. 
31' A burst of speed allows Pawan Sehrawat to pick up a running hand touch on Krishan.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 30-24 Bengaluru Bulls
TIMEOUT!
29' Neeraj Narwal executes a kick and sends back Bharat. 
28' ALL OUT! Abolfazel is granted the bonus point after which he runs straight into Sandeep Narwal's double high hold. 
28' Jaideep puts in an iron-clad ankle hold but no support from Abolfazel allows Naveen to drag himself towards the mid-line.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 26-22 Bengaluru Bulls
27' Abolfazel picks up a bonus point as the defense hangs back. 
27' SUPER RAID! Neeraj narwal escapes the centre defender's ankle and gets another couple of points on the two assisting defenders as well, one of whom is Pawan himself! 
26' Pawan executes a kick on Krishan and fetches the Bulls a point.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 22-21 Bengaluru Bulls
26' SUPER TACKLE! Mahender puts in a strong double ankle hold and Jaideep runs around for assistance as well. A strong back hold completes the tackle. 
24' Naveen entices the left corner into going for an ankle hold but is alert enough to escape. 
24' Bharat is tackled as Manjeet runs around and puts in a block to arrest all momentum that Bharat had generated.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 21-18 Bengaluru Bulls
22' Saurabh attempts an advance back hold but it is not enough to tackle Vijay. 
22' SUPER TACKLE! Krishan runs around and puts in a formidable block to send Pawan spiralling out of bounds.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 19-18 Bengaluru Bulls
21' Neeraj Narwal picks up a bonus point and as soon as he does that, the right corner puts in a strong ankle hold to bring him down. 
HALF TIME!

Dabang Delhi K.C. 16-17 Bengaluru Bulls

Completely contrary to the first semi-final, this has been an absolute nail-biter so far, with it being an evenly-fought contest. Bulls ahead by a whisker as they have a 1-point lead going into the second half. It has been Pawan once again who has done the bulk of the scoring for them, notching up 11 points already. The corners are in good form while the Bulls will be hoping for more from the support raiders. Delhi too have replied on their raiding department as Naveen and Vijay have distributed duties amongst them. A cracking second half is on the cards. Which side will join the Pirates in the final? Stick around to find out!
20' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and MANJEET is substituted in for it. However, he perishes as the right corner puts in a double ankle hold. The raider attempts to jump over the defender but he is pinned down as the defender gets a grip. 
19' A diving double ankle hold from Sandeep Narwal on Bharat, who was running parallel to the baulk line, tackles him. 
18' A diving double ankle hold from Saurabh Nandal catches Naveen by surprise and pins him down. 
17' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and Chandran Ranjit is tackled as the left side of the defense runs around and puts in a powerful block. 
16' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and Vijay has to make his way back to the bench! A solid dash from Mahender sends the raider spiralling out of bounds.

However, Delhi review! They challenge that the raider is safe. Replays suggest others and Delhi lose their review for this half. 
14' Pawan is tackled as Krishan puts in a powerful ankle hold. Joginder puts in a block and sends him packing.

Bengaluru Bulls 14-14 Dabang Delhi K.C.
13' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and Vijay strikes as he gets a point on Mayur Kadam. 
12' Pawan jumps over Jeeva's attempted double thigh hold and comfortably crosses the mid-line.

Bengaluru Bulls 14-12 Dabang Delhi K.C.
11' Sandeep Narwal runs around for a dash but Pawan makes his way to the mid-line. 
10' A jumping diving hand touch on Mahender from Vijay sends back the defender.

Bengaluru Bulls 12-12 Dabang Delhi K.C.
10' Joginder Narwal steps out of bounds without a touch and Pawan pounces on a distracted Naveen to send him back as well. 
10' Bharat puts in an ankle hold but Naveen Kumar writhes his foot free and escapes. 
9' Pawan Kumar picks up a bonus point and gets another point on Jeeva as well, who is far too late in coming around for a block.

Bengaluru Bulls 10-10 Dabang Delhi K.C.
8' Vijay is brought down as the left corner defender runs around and puts in a block along with the chain. 
8' Pawan Sehrawat is granted a bonus point as the defense hangs back. ALL OUT! The dash from the cover defenders sends him out of bounds. 

However, Bulls review! They believe Pawan had stepped into the lobby before the touch was initiated. Replays suggest otherwise and the on-field decision stays!

Bengaluru Bulls 7-10 Dabang Delhi K.C.
7' Saurabh Nandal runs around for a block but Naveen Kumar pushes him aside, runs around him and makes his way to the mid-line. 
7' Pawan is allowed a bonus point and Manjeet Chhillar ends up standing far too advanced, which allows Pawan to pick up a hand touch on the defender. 
6' Naveen Kumar gets a kick on More GB and reduces Bulls down to one man.

Bengaluru Bulls 4-6 Dabang Delhi K.C.
6' Sandeep Narwal puts in a powerful thigh hold and Bharat is completely immobilised. 
5' The left corner, Aman, ends up stepping into the lobby without a touch and gifts a point to the Delhi outfit. 
4' Pawan picks up a running bonus point in front of the right-in defender.
3' A running hand touch from Naveen on the right corner defender levels the score.

Bengaluru Bulls 3-3 Dabang Delhi K.C.
3' Jeeva Kumar runs around for a block and tackles Chandran Ranjit. 
3' Vijay entices Saurabh Nandal into coming for an ankle hold but escapes comfortably. 
2' Pawan executes a kick on Joginder Narwal and picks up a point. 

Bengaluru Bulls 3-0 Dabang Delhi K.C.
2' Naveen Kumar is tackled as a powerful ankle hold from Aman brings him down. 
1' Pawan strikes as the cover defender is a tad too late in coming for the block. 
Toss:

Dabang Delhi K.C. have won the toss and chosen court. Bengaluru to raid first!
Teams:

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

Bengaluru Bulls - Pawan Sehrawat (c), Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Bharat, Chandran Ranjit, Saurabh Nandal, Aman. 
Substitutes: Mohit Sehrawat, Dong Geon Lee, Abofazel Magshsoldo, Jaideep, More GB. 
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Right then, the Dabang Delhi K.C. have had quite a terrific run in this tournament so far. Despite missing the services of Naveen Kumar for a brief period, the Delhi outfit has brought all its experience to the fore to negate the effect of their star raider's loss and rake in the wins. Delhi have one of the most experienced defense departments who can single-handedly take the game away from their opponent on their day. Delhi will be hoping for another top-performance from the Naveen Express as they look to plough their way into the finals. 

The Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, did not have the best of seasons in absence of their star raider, Pawan Sehrawat. The Hi-Flyer has single-handedly taken his team to wins initially before the emergence of Bharat as an all-rounder along with the defense coming to the party in the subsequent games, which has significantly reduced the time that Pawan spends on the bench. The Bulls qualified for the playoffs when Pune beat the Pink Panthers and thereafter, secured a massive win against the Gujarat Giants in the Second Eliminator. The Bulls will hope to come out all guns blazing tonight and charge their way into the final. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League, 2022. The penultimate match of the tournament, the Second Semi Final, will pit the Dabang Delhi K.C. up against the Bengaluru Bulls at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. Which side will be the second qualifying team? Stick around to find out 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
Wed, 23/Feb/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Bengaluru Bulls
Round
Semi Final
Group
Semi Final
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021