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Pro Kabaddi 2022 Live Score, Final - Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi K.C. - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Patna Pirates
36-37
Dabang Delhi K.C.
DABANG DELHI K.C. won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from the Final of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8. It has been an absolute pleasure bringing you the live coverage of each enthralling, mouth-watering contest over the course of this edition. We sincerely hope you enjoyed our coverage! Do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest news and live coverage of matches from multiple sports from all across the globe. For one final time this season then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, signing off! Stay home, stay safe! Goodbye! 
FULL TIME!

Patna Pirates 36-37 Dabang Delhi K.C.

The Pirates' shoulders have drooped and they will certainly be disappointed. Just a few errors in the second half have cost them the title! Naveen's season-long dream of winning Delhi their first-ever PKL trophy has come true! Patna have been outplayed and experience prevails as Delhi were certainly the better side tonight. Calculated the game to perfection after they were trailing by two points at the end of the first half. 

The credit for their comeback must certainly go to Vijay, who kept believing despite all odds that he could penetrate the famed Patna defense, which just seemed to be tentative, rusty and nervy tonight. Vijay scored 14 points including two crucial Super Raids that completely changed the complexion of the contest and allowed Delhi to assume the lead. 

Delhi have clinched victory by the barest of margins and will celebrate all night as they lift the trophy. Naveen Kumar's Super 10 must not be forgotten and him, along with Vijay, made sure that the lacklustre performance by the Delhi defense was not exposed. Sachin and Guman Singh's valiant efforts went in vain while the Patna defense could not replicate it's heroics from league stages when it mattered the most. 

The Pirates only have themselves to blame as silly errors gifted Delhi points and allowed them to have a sniff at a comeback. Their fifth loss on the trot against this opposition and the previous record too must have surely given Delhi a psychological edge going into this contest. Take a bow, Dabang Delhi KC, you have been a side to behold. Going up against the mighty Pirates, Delhi did not seem to back down for a single moment and came out all guns blazing and are deserved champions!
40' Naveen runs down the clock after which he crosses the baulk line even though the Patna defense is playing a very high-line. The whistle is blown and the Pirates do not even have a review. DELHI ARE CHAMPIONS!! They have won their maiden title! Elation for Delhi! Sachin and the Pirates are in tears! 
40' Sandeep Narwal runs around and gifts Monu a point as the raider shoves aside Sandeep and makes his way to the mid-line.

Patna Pirates 36-37 Dabang Delhi K.C.
40' The defense does not allow Naveen to cross the baulk line but a mistake from Chiyaneh allows Naveen to return with one point. 
40' Chiyaneh gets a toe-touch on the cover defender. Deficit down to one man! 
40' Chiyaneh picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner defender. Oh Delhi! One can certainly hope they have calculated this game well
39' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and Vijay strikes! Entices Sunil into going for an ankle hold and that mistake could very well cost Patna the title! Big, big point!

Patna Pirates 33-36 Dabang Delhi K.C.
39' Chiyaneh picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender after unsettling the defense. 
38' Manjeet Chhillar dives for Monu's ankles but no support from the rest of the defense allows Monu to drag himself towards the mid-line. 
37' Monu is granted a bonus point as the raider attempted one in front of the left corner.

Delhi review! However, replays are in compliance with what the umpires have adjudged. Bonus point awarded. Review unsuccessful!
36' SUPER RAID!! Oh Vijay! He's changing the complexion of the contest! Picks up a bonus point and escapes the clutches of the covers to make his way to the mid-line.

Patna Pirates 30-35 Dabang Delhi K.C.
36' Monu picks up a bonus point in front of the right-in defender. The lead is down to two points now. 
TIMEOUT!
35' Monu escapes Joginder Narwal's ankle hold and makes his way back to his half. The bonus point has been granted as well.

Now, Delhi review! They believe there was no bonus point. A brilliant review as Monu's foot was cutting the bonus line. Review successful! Only one touch point to Patna!
35' Vijay gets a running hand touch on the left-in position, after which Chiyaneh ends up going out of bounds while in dismay about the proceedings.

However, Pirates review! They believe there was only one touch point and Chiyaneh had held his ground. Oh goodness, Chiyaneh has completely stepped out of bounds and that is absolutely mindless from the Iranian. He has gifted Delhi a point and he has made a grave error.

Patna Pirates 28-32 Dabang Delhi K.C.
35' ALL OUT! Neeraj Narwal is granted the bonus point after which Vijay, from the right in, puts in a surprise double ankle hold to pin down the raider. 
34' The substituted right corner attempts a very ambitious advance double ankle hold on Naveen but the raider has no problems escaping. 
33' Guman Singh picks up a bonus point after which he gets a running hand touch on Manjeet Chhillar.

Patna Pirates 27-26 Dabang Delhi K.C.
33' Sunil runs around for a weak block and it is far too comfortable for Naveen to escape. Patna down to one man! 
32' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Guman Singh picks up a bonus point as the defense hangs back. 
31' Sajin goes for a diving ankle hold on Naveen after the raider corners all three defenders. However, Naveen is alert enough to escape and Delhi are in the lead now!

Patna Pirates 24-25 Dabang Delhi K.C.
TIMEOUT!
31' Monu runs around for dash but Naveen switches his momentum towards the mid-line and uses the lobby to reach there. 
29' SUPER RAID!! Vijay picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner, who puts in an ankle hold but does not get a grip. On his way through to the mid-line, Vijay gets a hand touch on Chiyaneh as well.

Patna Pirates 24-23 Dabang Delhi K.C.
28' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Sachin gets a point as Sandeep Narwal tries an advance back hold. Sachin is a tad shaken at first but recovers well to cross the mid-line with his outstretched hand. 
28' A diving hand touch on Neeraj from Vijay reduces the deficit to three points once again!

Patna Pirates 23-20 Dabang Delhi K.C.
27' Chiyaneh puts in a dive on Naveen's legs and once Chiyaneh has pounced, the only place Naveen can go to is the bench. The Iranian celebrates and rightly so! 
26' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Guman Singh strikes with a multi-point raid! Pushes aside Manjeet Chhillar, who had come in for the thigh hold and gets a kick on Krishan as well. 
Oh hang on! A technical point has been awarded to Delhi as the sequence of Patna's revival was wrong. 
25' Sunil runs backwards, loses his footing and falls over the end-line. Self out and a point has been gifted to Delhi. 
23' Sachin runs straight into the thigh hold of Manjeet and support from the rest of the defense is not really needed as Sachin is pinned down.

Patna Pirates 20-17 Dabang Delhi K.C.
22' A surprise diving double thigh hold from Sachin from the left-in position completely immobilises Naveen Kumar. 
22' Sachin extends his hand, gets a running hand touch on Krishan, tumbles into the lobby and makes his way to the mid-line.

Patna Pirates 19-16 Dabang Delhi K.C.
21' Naveen ventures deep and entices Shubham Shinde, who was playing out of position, into going for an ankle hold. Shinde does not get a grip and Naveen picks up another point. 
21' Sachin picks up a running hand touch on Sandeep Narwal in the right cover. 
HALF TIME!

Patna Pirates 17-15 Dabang Delhi K.C.

An evenly-fought contest so far and it certainly promises to go right down to the last minute. The match began with both sides relying on their raiding departments to do the bulk of the scoring before the defense came to the party. Naveen Kumar is having a great contest yet again, scoring 7 points in the first half itself. However, he will be vary of Chiyaneh, who has sent him back once already. Delhi's support raiders are not raking in the points and they might consider getting Neeraj onto the court for the second half. Patna, meanwhile, will look to prevent an all-out here and further extend their lead. Both sides are a tad nervy and it will be interesting to see which side holds them better. Will Patna cruise to their fourth title or will Delhi pick up their maiden trophy? Stick around to find out!
20' Naveen Kumar executes a side-kick on a crouching Neeraj Narwal and reduces Patna down to three men. 
20' Sachin Tanwar picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender as the defense stands back. 
20' Vijay turns direction, uses Chiyaneh's shoulders and jumps towards the mid-line over the latter's attempted double thigh hold. 
18' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates now and Sachin ventures deep suddenly to get a hand touch on Joginder Narwal.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 13-16 Patna Pirates
17' Do-or-die raid for Delhi and Naveen perishes! Goes deep into the right corner defender when Sajin runs around for a block. Sajin too has gone out of bounds. One point to each side. 
15' Manjeet Chhillar puts in a solid thigh hold, which completely immobilises Prashanth Kumar Rai.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 12-14 Patna Pirates
15' Do-or-die raid for the Delhi side and Naveen strikes! Neeraj runs around for a short-block once again but Naveen is quick to turn-tumble and make his way to the mid-line. 
14' Guman Singh runs across and extends his hands to pick up a running hand touch on Joginder Narwal. 
14' Prashanth Kumar Rai jumps and picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner defender.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 10-13 Patna Pirates
12' Chiyaneh is a tad too aggressive in his approach and Naveen Kumar changes directions quickly to get a touch on him.

However, Pirates review! They believe there was no touch point. Replays suggest otherwise and the Pirates lose their first-half review!
11' A powerful thigh hold from Sandeep narwal combined with assistance from Joginder and Krishan tackle Sachin Tanwar just inches within the mid-line. 
11' ALL OUT! Sandeep Narwal is allowed the bonus point and loses balance to step into the lobby without a touch.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 8-12 Patna Pirates
10' Guman Singh gets a running hand touch on Vijay, who was a tad late in taking evasive action. 
10' Vijay picks up a bonus point as the defense stands back. 
9' First do-or-die raid of the Final and it is Sachin who comes in for it. Gets a running hand touch on the left corner defender and reduces Delhi to two men. 
9' Vijay sneaks in a bonus point in front fot eh right corner defender. 
7' An iron-clad ankle hold from Chiyaneh along with instant assistance from the defense sends back Naveen Kumar to the bench.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 5-7 Patna Pirates
7' Sachin Tanwar extends his hand and gets a hand touch on Manjeet Chhillar. 
6' The right cover runs around for a short block but Naveen is alert enough as he turns and makes his way to the mid-line. 
6' Sachin picks up pace and sends back the right-in defender once again. 
5' Naveen Kumar finds Chiyaneh playing a high-line of defense and executes a swift touch on him. 
5' Guman Singh continues his impressive run in the tournament as he turns and executes a vicious back-kick on Krishan in the right corner.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 3-4 Patna Pirates
4' Sachin generates speed and gets a running hand touch on Vijay in the right-in. 
3' Naveen Kumar picks a huge bonus right under the nose of Chiyaneh. 
3' Sachin Tanwar returns the favour with an ambitious bonus point in front of the left corner.

Dabang Delhi K.C. 2-2 Patna Pirates
3' Naveen Kumar picks up a bonus point in front of the cover defenders. 
2' Prashanth Kumar Rai gets a running hand touch on Joginder Narwal as the latter is a tad late in retreating. 
1' Naveen Kumar begins proceedings with a bonus point in front of the covers. Delhi off the mark straightaway! 

Dabang Delhi K.C. 1-0 Patna Pirates
Toss:

Patna Pirates have won the toss and chosen court. Delhi to raid first!
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Teams:

Patna Pirates - Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Guman Singh, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh.
Substitutes: Monu Goyat, Sourav Gulia,Shubham Shinde, Balaji D, Monu.

Dabang Delhi K.C. - Naveen Kumar, Sandeep Narwal, Manjeet Chhillar, Vijay, Ashu Malik, Krishan, Joginder Narwal.
Substitutes: Jeeva Kumar, Neeraj Narwal, Manjeet, Mohammad Malak, Deepak.
Right then, everything that will be said about the Patna Pirates' campaign this season will fall short of showing how absolutely dominant they have been throughout the tournament. The Pirates have been nothing short of rampant and have brushed aside any side that has stood in their way, finishing with 16 wins, 5 losses and one tie from their 22 encounters. However, they seem to just fall short against Delhi, losing both their league stage encounters against the side from the national capital of India. They will look to avenge the twin 3-point losses and clinch the title under the able leadership of Prashanth Kumar Rai. 

The Pirates skipper has under-utilised himself and could have had much better stats. Nonetheless, Rai has kept himself injury-free and will look to lead the Pirates to their fourth title. In his endeavour to do so, he will be assisted by a team that has just not backed down in any situation. Iranian recruit Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, playing his maiden season, is the best defender in the season thus far and will be looking to finish off on a high. His corner partner, Sunil along with the cover defenders have been formidable as well. In the raiding department, Sachin has been their highest scorer while Guman Singh, on the back of some terrific performances, has replaced Monu Goyat in the starting seven. Patna seem to be one of the best sides in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League and will look to lay their hands on the title. 

Similarly, Dabang Delhi K.C. too have been quite aggressive and stamped their authority over other side this season. With 12 wins, 6 losses and 4 ties, the Delhi outfit finished second in the points table and directly played the semi-finals, where they beat an in-form Bengaluru Bulls to secure a place in the final. They seem to have a particular liking playing against the Pirates, completing two wins over their opponents today in the league stage of the tournament. 

Even in the absence of star raider Naveen Kumar, the Delhi side managed to get wins under their belt. With Delhi having one of the most experienced sides in this tournament, they have proven that 'Old is Gold' with thumping performances that have taken them to the Final. Vijay and the other support raiders will have to step up and provide ample support to Naveen, who seemed to be carrying a niggle when he played against the Bulls. The defense, too, will have to step up and put in a performance for the ages. Delhi will certainly have the psychological advantage going into this encounter but will need to be vary of the Pirates, who can be dangerous on their day. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen, for one final time this season, to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022. Two of arguably the best sides in the tournament, Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi K.C, will befittingly lock horns in the Final of the tournament for the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. We can certainly expect this contest to go down to the very final minute of the contest and 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
Fri, 25/Feb/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
Round
Final
Group
Final
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021