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Pro Kabaddi League 2022 Live Score, Semi Final 1: Patna Pirates vs U.P. Yoddha - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Patna Pirates
38-27
U.P. Yoddha
PATNA PIRATES won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League fixture. Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the Second Semi-Final as Dabang Delhi K.C. take on the Bengaluru Bulls! Until then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! See you on the other side! 
FULL TIME!

Patna Pirates 38-27 U.P. Yoddha

A dejected look on the face of the UP side but they have been absolutely bulldozed by a formidable Patna side! Guman Singh starred in the raiding department with 8 points while both Patna corners picked up High 5s to put their side in the lead. Sachin supported well with 7 raid points while Prashanth Kumar Rai was once again instrumental in leading his side well. As for UP, Jadhav was the sole contributor as none of the other players could step up and score big on the important night. 
40' The UP raider runs down the clock and the Pirates are the first side to go through to the Final! 
39' A swift toe-touch from Sachin sends back the left corner defender.

Patna Pirates 38-27 U.P. Yoddha
39' Shrikant Jadhav ventures deep and a powerful block from Chiyaneh pins down the raider. 
39' The Pirates play a high line of defense but Sachin gets a touch and increases the lead once again. 
39' Substitute all-rounder Monu puts in a solid double thigh hold from the left-in position that brings down Pardeep Narwal. 
38' ALL OUT! Pardeep Narwal sends back the sole Pirates defender and infects the all-out.

Patna Pirates 34-27 U.P. Yoddha
37' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Guman Singh is tackled! A strong ankle hold from Nitesh Kumar brings him down. 
37' Sajin C attempts a far-too-advanced thigh hold but Jadhav pushes him aside and makes his way to the mid-line. 
TIMEOUT!
35' Jadhav executes a kick and picks up a point on the right corner defender. 
35' Jadhav picks up a point as the left corner attempts an advance ankle hold. Jadhav uses his height to cross the mid-line with his outstretched hand.

Patna Pirates 34-21 U.P. Yoddha
34' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Sachin perishes! Sumit runs around and sends the raider spiralling out of bounds. 
34' Jadhav picks up a bonus point in front of the left-in defender. 
33' The right corner puts in a double ankle hold and the left side of the defense runs around to pin him down. 
32' Jadhav picks up speed and gets a running hand touch on Chiyaneh to send back the Iranian for the first time tonight.

Patna Pirates 33-18 U.P. Yoddha
32' Surender Gill is in two minds about the tackle and gifts a point to Guman Singh, who has come in for a do-or-die raid. 
31' Chiyaneh brings up his High 5 with a double thigh hold on Pardeep Narwal. 
TIMEOUT!
30' The right corner defender goes for an ankle hold but he has stepped out of bounds before the tackle was initiated by him.

However, Pirates review! Neeraj has indeed stepped out of bounds before the touch. Review unsuccessful!

Patna Pirates 31-17 U.P. Yoddha
29' Pardeep Narwal sends back Sunil and reduces the deficit. 
29' Guman Singh is tackled as Nitesh Kumar puts in an iron clad ankle hold.

Patna Pirates 31-15 U.P. Yoddha
28' ALL OUT! Jadhav is granted the bonus point and but as soon as he attempts the hand touch, the covers run around and dash him out of bounds!
28' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Sachin strikes! Nitesh runs around for a double ankle hold but Sachin is alert enough to quickly change momentum towards the mid-line. UP down to one man again!
27' Do-or-die raid for UP and Jadhav is brought down just centimetres inside the mid-line! Sunil puts in an ankle hold while Chiyaneh is quick to run around for a block.

However, UP review! They believe the raider was safe. Jadhav's hand is on the mid-line but not crossing it. UP lose their second half review as well!
25' SUPER TACKLE! Jadhav puts in a double ankle hold on Guman Singh and Nitesh Kumar runs around for a back hold.

Patna Pirates 26-13 U.P. Yoddha
24' Jadhav picks up another bonus point as the defense hangs back. 
24' Guman Singh comes in for a do-or-die raid and a burst of speed sees him get a touch point on Ashu Singh in the right corner. 
24' Shrikant Jadhav puts in a quick raid and picks up a bonus point.
23' Pardeep Narwal comes in for a do-or-die raid and perishes! Chiyaneh runs around for a block and Pardeep puts in a dubki. However, the second line of defense is ready to pull him back just centimetres inside the mid-line.

Patna Pirates 25-9 U.P. Yoddha
21' The left corner, Sumit, comes in for a dash but Guman quickly turns and makes his way to the mid-line. 
HALF TIME!

Patna Pirates 23-9 U.P. Yoddha

Similar to the Eliminator, UP got off to a torrid start in this contest as well, with the first all-out being inflicted pretty early in this contest. However, what was different was that they were up against a different PP this time - the Patna Pirates. The Pirates have been nothing short of dominant and have not allowed UP even a sniff at a comeback. Poor from the UP defense as Ashu Singh has been the only man to pick up points in the defense while the Patna side has pounced on every raider that has dared to steal a point. Pardeep got going towards the end of the first half and UP will definitely need something special not only from him but also from the rest of the side if they are to snare a win here. 
20' Chiyaneh puts in an iron-clad ankle hold and Surender Gill has no chance of escaping. And there's the jumping double thigh-five celebration from the Iranian!  
20' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Guman Singh picks up a running hand touch on the left cover defender.

U.P. Yoddha 9-22 Patna Pirates
19' Pardeep Narwal shoves aside Neeraj Narwal, who has come in for a block, turns and escapes to the mid-line.

However, UP review! They want the bonus point to be awarded as well. Replays suggest otherwise and UP lose their review for this half!
18' Sajin C attempts a surprise double thigh hold on Pardeep Narwal but the raider is quick to escape and make his way to the mid-line. 
17' ALL OUT! Ashu Singh is granted the bonus point after which Sajin C puts in a double thigh hold and the covers run around to send the raider out of bounds!

U.P. Yoddha 7-21 Patna Pirates
17' Guman Singh writhes his foot free from the Sumit's ankle hold and reduces UP down to one man. 
16' Surender Gill is tackled as Neeraj from the right cover runs around for a block and the rest of the defense instantly comes in for assistance. 
15' SUPER TACKLE! Sachin is tackled as the left corner puts in an audacious ankle hold.

U.P. Yoddha 6-16 Patna Pirates
14' Sunil puts in a powerful ankle hold which is very advanced and support from the rest of the defense tackles Pardeep just inches within the mid-line. 
13' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Sachin comes in for it. Oh Shubham! Gifts the raider a point as he is in two minds about coming for a block. Sachin turns and gets a hand touch on him. 
12' As soon as Shrikant Jadhav attempts a running hand touch on Chiyaneh, the cover defender runs around and puts in a powerful short-block. 
11' Sumit comes in for a block but Prashanth Kumar Rai shoves him aside and escapes. Gets another point on Nitesh as well. Big raid!

U.P. Yoddha 4-13 Patna Pirates
10' The UP raider is granted the bonus point and Gill is tackled! ALL OUT!! Sunil stands tall and puts in a massive, powerful block which gets converted into a back hold and swivels him mid-air. 
9' Sachin escapes the right corner's attempted ankle hold and drags himself towards the mid-line. UP down to one man now! 
9' Do-or-die raid for UP now and Shrikant Jadhav has to make his way back to the bench as Chiyaneh goes in for a double thigh hold which completely immobilises the raider. 
8' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Guman Singh strikes! Executes a kick on the right corner defender and crosses the mid-line as Ashu Singh is a tad too late in coming for the dash. 
6' Substituted-in raider Shrikant Jadhav comes in for a do-or-die raid and Sunil is enticed into going for an ankle hold. Does not get a grip and the raider escapes comfortable.

U.P. Yoddha 3-4 Patna Pirates
5' Do-or-die raid for the Pirates and Sachin comes in for it. Perishes and UP get a SUPER TACKLE under their belt! The right-in defender puts in a double ankle hold and the left corner runs around to complete the tackle. 
4' The left-in defender, Sachin, puts in a surprise double thigh hold which is far too advanced but instant support from the rest of the defense pulls back the Record Breaker.

U.P. Yoddha 0-4 Patna Pirates
3' A running hand touch on Sumit by Guman Singh sends back the defender.
2' A powerful ankle hold from Chiyaneh along with instant support from the covers tackles the raider.

U.P. Yoddha 0-2 Patna Pirates
1' Sachin picks up pace and gets a running hand touch on Gurdeep in the right-in position. 
Toss:

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

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

U.P. Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Gurdeep, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar (c), Sumit. 
Substitutes: Mohammad Taghi, Ankit, Gaurav Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Shrikant Jadhav. 
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Right then, the Patna Pirates have been arguably the best side in this tournament so far. With sixteen wins, five losses and one tie, the Pirates have brushed aside any side that has stood in their way. Despite securing the first position in the points table, the Pirates played a full-strength team up until their final league stage match, something which helped the Puneri Paltan qualify. The Pirates' seven-match unbeaten streak was broken in their penultimate league stage fixture but they finished their campaign with a win over the Steelers. The Pirates have the best defense in the league and their raiding unit, which shares responsibilities instead of depending on a single player, has been on top of their game as well. The Pirates will certainly be favourites going into this fixture but they will certainly not take U.P. lightly. 

The U.P. Yoddha, on the other hand, finished third in the points table. They will be pleased with Pardeep Narwal's form in recent times, with the 'Record Breaker' coming into his own after having a torrid start to the season. In Surender Gill, UP have one of the best support raiders who shoulders responsibility and takes the mantel of the lead raider should Pardeep fail on a particular day. The UP side won five out of their last seven encounters in the league stage and picked up momentum at the right time. They staged a marvellous comeback to clinch a 11-point win over the Puneri Paltan in Eliminator 1 and will certainly be hoping to find themselves playing the final on Friday. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League, 2022. The first Semi Final of the eighth edition will witness the formidable Patna Pirates taking on the U.P. Yoddha at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. We are in for a cracker of a 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
Wed, 23/Feb/2022 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Patna Pirates vs U.P. Yoddha
Round
Semi Final
Group
Semi Final
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021