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Puneri Paltan vs U.P. Yoddha, Match 60 - Pro Kabaddi Live Score & Commentary

Puneri Paltan
40-50
U.P. Yoddha
U.P. YODDHA won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League contest! Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the second game of the night as a winless Telugu Titans clash with Maninder Singh's Bengal Warriors. Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, signing off. Stay home and stay safe!
FULL TIME!

Puneri Paltan 40-50 U.P. Yoddha

Dominance! Absolute dominance from the U.P. Yoddha and they have absolutely decimated the Puneri Paltan. Spare a thought for Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat. The Pune duo raided their heart out and have 13 and 16 points to their names respectively. However, their defence has let them down severely. For every one point that their raiders got towards the end, the defence would end up leaking two, which has prevented Pune from taking even a single point from this contest. 

At the half-time mark, one would have expected the match to be a close one but Surinder Gill's belligerent run in the second half has completely blown away the Paltan. 21 points for Surender Gill while Pardeep Narwal notched up his second Super 10 on the trot. Their defence was much better as compared to the Pune side and they rightfully deserve the win. 
40' Narwal runs down the clock and Vishal Bharadwaj goes for a block. Narwal turns and attempts to escape but the left-in defender puts in a back hold and uses a wrestling move to turn Narwal around and pin him down. 
40' Inamdar jerks his foot to escape the ankle hold from the right corner. He secures another point on the assisting centre defender as well. 
40' Surender Gill picks up another couple of points as he escapes the shoddy ankle hold and gets another point on the assisting Nadarajan as well. 
40' A running hand touch from Inamdar on Sumit but the lead still stands at 11 points. 
39' Inamdar escapes Nitesh Kumar's ankle hold attempt and quickly skips back to his half.

Puneri Paltan 36-48 U.P. Yoddha
38' Do-or-die raid for UP and Gill who comes in for it. Sombir commits an error once again as he attempts an advance block well in front of the baulk line. 
38' The right-in defender comes around for a block but Inamdar puts in a dubki and escapes.

Puneri Paltan 35-47 U.P. Yoddha
37' A pursuit from Aslam Inamdar and he executes a quick toe-touch on Pardeep Narwal, who was leisurely returning to his half. 
36' Mohit Goyat gets a hand touch on the right corner and as soon as he does that, the centre defender runs around and dashes him out.

Puneri Paltan 33-47 U.P. Yoddha
TIMEOUT!
35' Jadhav has been granted the bonus point and a waist-hold from Vishal Bharadwaj along with support from the rest of the defence completes the tackle.

However, Pune review! As clean a bonus as any and Jadhav indeed has taken the bonus point. The 13-point deficit continues! Review unsuccessful!

Puneri Paltan 33-46 U.P. Yoddha
35' Mohit Goyat entices the right-in defender into going for a double ankle hold. Escapes and sends Surender Gill back to the bench.

Puneri Paltan 32-45 U.P. Yoddha
34' Do-or-die raid for UP and Gill picks up a bonus point. Sombir comes in for an advance block but Gill is well on his way through to the mid-line. 
34' Mohit Goyat attempts twice and picks up a bonus point. 
33' An iron-strong advance ankle hold from Nitesh Kumar and Aslam Inamdar just cannot escape. Tackled just centimetres near the mid-line.

Puneri Paltan 30-43 U.P. Yoddha
32' SUPER RAID! Inamdar picks up a bonus point and powers his way through to the mid-line as the two cover defenders cannot dash him out.

Puneri Paltan 30-42 U.P. Yoddha
31' Surender Gill executes the kick well and Vishal Bharadwaj has to make his way back to the bench again.

Puneri Paltan 27-42 U.P. Yoddha
31' Inamdar picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner defender. 
TIMEOUT!
30' One point each as Pardeep steps into the lobby without a touch point. Nadarajan follows him for a block and has to go back to the bench as well.

Puneri Paltan 26-41 U.P. Yoddha
30' ALL OUT! Vishal Bharadwaj is granted the bonus point but the cover chain comes around and tackles him!

Puneri Paltan 25-40 U.P. Yoddha
29' Surender Gill gets a hand touch on the right corner and Inamdar attempts a weak ankle hold. Two more points in his kitty!
29' The raider is completely immobilised as he runs straight into the thigh hold of the cover defender. 
28' Sombir goes for an ankle hold but fails to get a grip on Pardeep. Gets another point on the assisting cover defender as well. 
28' Inamdar executes the back kick to perfection and gets a point on the right corner. 
27' Two more points for Surender Gill as he attempts a double ankle hold on Gill, who escapes and gets a point on the cover defender as well, who had come for assistance. 
27' Mohit Goyat picks up speed and gets a running hand touch on the cover defender. 
26' Pardeep Narwal unsettles the defence and picks up a bonus point. 
35' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan and the raider is allowed to pick up the bonus point. However, he runs straight into Nitesh Kumar's double thigh hold and Puneri Paltan are ALL OUT!

Puneri Paltan 22-29 U.P. Yoddha
24' Do-or-die raid for the U.P. Yoddha and Surender Gill has come in for it. ANOTHER SUPER RAID FOR GILL! 4 POINTS! Baldev Singh comes around for a block but does not come around with a chain. Gill finds the gap between them and powers his way to the mid-line as two defenders attempt to stop him from behind.
22' Inamdar jumps over the left corner's double ankle hold. However, the right corner chain runs around and blocks him.

Puneri Paltan 21-22 U.P. Yoddha
22' Nadarajan goes for an advance dash on Gill but pays the price as Gill comfortably crosses the mid-line mid-air. 
21' Sumit goes for a double ankle hold and Mohit Goyat falls and drags himself towards the mid-line. No support from the rest of the defence. 
HALF TIME!

Puneri Paltan 20-20 U.P. Yoddha

A field day for the raiders and we are in for an absolute high-scoring contest! The game has ebbed and flowed, with the lead changing hands constantly. 20 apiece going into the second half and it is even-stevens! Puneri Paltan assumed the early lead when they inflicted an all-out on U.P. but the latter's comeback started at the ten-minute mark. A super raid from Surender Gill combined with brilliance in the defence inflicted an all-out on the Pune outfit. 

Mohit Goyat has starred for Pune with 7 raid points and 2 tackle points so far. Aslam Inamdar has 5 points to his name and has been good. Abinesh Nadarajan has a tackle point to his name and apart from these three, none of the players in the starting seven have been able to score a single point. As for UP, Pardeep has 7 points while Surender Gill has 6 points. They have been comparatively better in the defence department and will be looking to seal the deal. Which side will get over the line? Stick around to find out!
20' Surender Gill goes for a bonus point and Vishal Bharadwaj goes for the ankle hold. Gill drags himself towards the mid-line. 
19' Pardeep Narwal comes in for a do-or-die raid. Relies on the bonus but is not granted and has to make his way back to the bench. 
18' Do-or-die raid for the Paltan and Goyat makes his mark! Escapes Sumit's double thigh hold and and gets a point on Ashu as well, who had come for assistance.

U.P. Yoddha 19-19 Puneri Paltan
17' Do-or-die raid for U.P. and Pardeep strikes! Vishal attempts an advance ankle hold but Pardeep comfortably drags himself towards the mid-line.

U.P. Yoddha 19-17 Puneri Paltan
16' Inamdar goes deep into the right corner and the UP defence pounces on him! Nitesh puts in an iron strong ankle hold and support from the defence completes the tackle. 
15' Inamdar attempts a bonus and the cover defender runs around for the dash. The raider turns and escapes to the mid-line.

U.P. Yoddha 17-17 Puneri Paltan
13' Mohite is granted the bonus point and is tackled as the cover chain comes around and pins the raider down. ALL OUT inflicted on Pune!

U.P. Yoddha 17-16 Puneri Paltan
12' SUPER RAID! It is Surender Gill this time around! Vishal Bharadwaj goes for an advance block and two defenders who were attempting the ankle hold have to go out as well. Last man standing for Pune now!
12' Gill looks for a bonus and is quick to escape as the right corner comes for an ankle hold and Inamdar comes for support as well. However, Gill is on his way back and picks up a couple of points.

U.P. Yoddha 11-15 Puneri Paltan
11' Mohit Goyat runs straight into the double thigh hold of Nitesh and is completely immobilised. 
10' Pardeep Narwal runs straight into the double thigh hold from Vishal Bharadwaj and the right corner chain comes around to complete the tackle. 
10' Mohit Goyat sneakily turns in the middle and gets a surprise hand touch on the cover defender.

U.P. Yoddha 8-14 Puneri Paltan
9' As soon as Gill goes for the bonus, Bharadwaj puts in a double ankle hold. Assistance from the cover defender along completes the tackle. 
8' Pardeep Narwal gets a toe-touch on Sanket Sawant and the Record Breaker has three over Sawant now.

U.P. Yoddha 8-12 Puneri Paltan
8' Inamdar picks up a bonus point and extends the Paltan's lead to five points. 
7' Pardeep Narwal picks up an easy bonus point as the defence hangs back. Gets a running hand touch on the left corner but is dashed out of bounds. ALL OUT!

However, Pardeep has decided to review it! Did his hand cross the line from outside the lobby? Let's find out!

Replays are in compliance with the officials and UP not only lose the review but also concede the all-out to Pune!

U.P. Yoddha 7-11 Puneri Paltan
6' Gill goes for a double thigh hold on Goyat but the youngster uses his brute force to escape. UP down to one man now. 
6' The defence hangs back and allows Gill to pick up a bonus point. 
5' The left corner tries an ankle hold but does not get a grip as a kick from Mohit Goyat finds its mark.

U.P. Yoddha 5-7 Puneri Paltan
5' Jadhav tries running hand touch but fails and steps into the lobby without a touch. Self out! 
4' Sumit is sent packing as a running hand touch from Mohit Goyat sends him packing.

U.P. Yoddha 5-5 Puneri Paltan
4' Surender Gill picks up a bonus point. 
3' Inamdar picks up a bonus point and shoves aside the cover defender. Uses the lobby to good effect to make his way back. 
3' Sanket Sawant goes for a block once again on Pardeep Narwal, who turns and escapes.

U.P. Yoddha 4-2 Puneri Paltan
2' Nitesh goes for a double thigh hold but Mohit Goyat is alert as he jumps over the defender and makes his way to the mid-line. 
1' A running hand touch on the left corner defender and Inamdar picks up a point.

U.P. Yoddha 3-1 Puneri Paltan
1' SUPER RAID FOR PARDEEP NARWAL! What a way to kick off proceedings! Powers through the cover defender's block and gets two other points on the assisting defenders as well. Was pinned down but crossed the mid-line with his foot. 
Toss:

Puneri Paltan won the toss and chose court. UP to raid first!
Teams:

Puneri Paltan: 
Mohit Goyat, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Aslam Inamdar, Nitin Tomar (c), Baldev Singh, Vishal Bharadwaj. 
Substitutes: Sombir, Hadi Tajik, Vishwas S, Pankaj Mohite, Karamvir. 

U.P. Yoddha: Pardeep narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Shrikant Jadhav, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar (c), Sumit. 
Substitutes: Aman, Gaurav Kumar, James Kamweti, Gurdeep, Sahil. 
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Right then, the Puneri Paltan, after a slow start to their campaign, have two-match winning streak. They find themselves placed tenth in the points table with 21 points to their name, which includes four wins and five losses from the nine fixtures that they have been a part of. The Paltan have won three out of the last five encounters and will be coming into this match on the back of a thumping 19-point win over season two champions U Mumba. The Paltan will rely on Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat to do the bulk of the scoring in the raiding department. Vishal Bhardwaj and Abinesh Nadarajan have been in good touch so far and will be looking to make a significant contribution tonight as well.

The U.P. Yoddha, on the other hand, are placed sixth in the points table with 28 points to their name. Despite having the same points as U Mumba, they are placed higher in the points table courtesy of a superior Points Difference. U.P. Yoddha are on a three match undefeated streak and will be looking to extend that further when they take on the Puneri Paltan in this match. Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill and Shrikant Jadhav will handle the rading responsibilities for the Yoddha. Sumit and Nitesh Kumar have been the defenders in form for U.P. and the Paltan raiders will be wary of them. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022. The sixtieth game of the tournament will pit a resurgent Puneri Paltan up against 'Record Breaker' Pardeep Narwal's U.P. Yoddha at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. 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 encounter.
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Mon, 17/Jan/2022 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Puneri Paltan vs U.P. Yoddha
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021