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Pro Kabaddi League 2022 Live Score, Tamil Thalaivas vs Gujarat Giants - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Tamil Thalaivas
33-43
Gujarat Fortune Giants
GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS 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 tomorrow as five teams will fight for three playoffs spots in another 'Triple Panga' night. An enthralling day coming up and on that note, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu. Stay home, stay safe!
FULL TIME!

Tamil Thalaivas 33-43 Gujarat Giants

A topsy-turvy game that ebbed and flowed, with the lead constantly changing hands. However, it was the same old story for the Thalaivas yet again as they lost the plot in the final ten minutes of the contest, which allowed the Giants to capitalise and seal the game with a 10-point advantage. Mahendra Rajput was instrumental with a Super 10 while Parvesh Bhainswal picked up a High 5. Girish Ernak and Sunil Kumar had 4 points apiece while Pardeep Kumar snared 5 after he was substituted-in in the second half. Another disappointing outing for the Thalaivas as Manjeet did not perform well while Sagar lacked support in the defense. They bow out of this season with a loss while the Giants play another do-or-die encounter against U Mumba tomorrow. 
40' Sagar attempts an advance ankle hold but the Giants raider writhes his foot free and comfortably escapes. 
40' Parvesh puts in a double ankle hold and Sunil Kumar runs around for support instantly. Himanshu tries to cross the mid-line but is short by just inches. 
40' Himanshu shoves aside the blocking defender and gets another point as well on Hadi.

Tamil Thalaivas 33-41 Gujarat Giants
40' Sagar puts in a diving double ankle hold and immobilises the raider with that. 
39' Bhavani Rajput picks up a bonus point after which Girish Ernak puts in an iron-clad ankle hold to tackle the raider. 
39' The Thalaivas raider is pinned down as Parvesh puts in a powerful thigh hold.

Tamil Thalaivas 29-40 Gujarat Giants
39' ALL OUT! With only one man on the mat, it is a surrender raid as the defender concedes the point. 
38' Bhavani is granted the bonus point and a double thigh hold by the covers immobilises him. 
38' MGR uses his height and escapes the attempted ankle hold from the left corner defender. 
37' Bhavani picks up a bonus point. 
37' Mahendra Rajput escapes the left-in's double ankle hold attempt and gets another point on the assisting defender as well. 
37' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Bhavani Rajput picks up a bonus point. 
36' The cover defender, Abishek, attempts a solo tackle on Mahendra Rajput but it is far too comfortable for the lanky raider to escape. 
TIMEOUT!
35' Pardeep Kumar's heel goes into the lobby before he escapes Abishek's block and has to make his way back to the bench. Luckily for the Thalaivas, none of their defenders went into the lobby. 
34' MGR ploughs through Aashish's block and makes his way back to his half.

Tamil Thalaivas 25-31 Gujarat Giants
33' Parvesh runs around for a dash bit Himanshu turns and crosses the mid-line using his foot. 
33' The right side of the defense runs around and puts in a solid block to stop Pardeep Kumar in his tracks.

Tamil Thalaivas 24-30 Gujarat Giants
32' Manjeet attempts a running hand touch and attempts to jump over Hadi's double thigh hold. However, Hadi gets a good grip and brings down Manjeet. 
31' Sunil Kumar runs around and puts in a short-block to tackle Himanshu Singh.

Tamil Thalaivas 23-29 Gujarat Giants
TIMEOUT!
31' MGR feigns a bonus point and escapes Sagar's ankle hold to make his way back to the mid-line. 
30' ALL OUT! Manjeet is allowed the bonus point and a brilliant double ankle hold from Sunil Kumar pins down the raider. 
30' Pardeep Kumar escapes the ankle hold from Abishek and reduces the Thalaivas down to one man again. 
29' A diving hand touch from Manjeet on Sunil Kumar fetches him a point.

Tamil Thalaivas 22-23 Gujarat Giants
29' Pardeep Kumar executes a kick on Sagar Krishna and the Thalaivas are down to one man. 
28' Manjeet is granted the bonus point as the defends hangs back. 
28' Sagar runs around for a half-heated dash but Mahendra Rajput comfortably escapes. A weak and rather strange attempt. 
26' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Himanshu runs straight into the double thigh hold of Parvesh. Giants back into the lead now!

Tamil Thalaivas 20-21 Gujarat Giants
26' Pardeep Kumar picks up pace and gets a slight toe-touch on the right-in defender. 
25' Ajay Kumar is tackled as the covers runs around and send him spiralling out of bounds. However, Abishek has gone out of bounds while dashing him out while another defender has been deemed to have gone out of bounds as well.

However, Thalaivas review! Replays suggest otherwise the Thalaivas lose their review as well! Two points to Giants, one to the Thalaivas.

Tamil Thalaivas 20-19 Gujarat Giants
24' Ajay Kumar gets a touch on the right corner and fetches himself a point. 
22' ALL OUT! Himanshu writhes his foot free from Parvesh's ankle hold and shoves aside the left corner to take the lead!

Tamil Thalaivas 19-16 Gujarat Giants
22' Rakesh S attempts to jump over the right corner chain's block but is brought down. 
21' Himanshu gets a kick on Hadi in the right corner and the deficit decreases to 2 points. 
HALF TIME!

Tamil Thalaivas 13-16 Gujarat Giants

Quite a low-scoring encounter as both sides have relied more on their defense. The Giants were slow to get off the blocks as they allowed the Thalaivas to take the lead initially but have done well to make a comeback. They inflicted the all-out on the Thalaivas and assumed lead from there on, one which they have not let go of so far, despite the Thalaivas' best attempts to level the score. Mahendra Rajput, Rakesh S and Girish Ernak are turning out to be stars tonight while for the Thalaivas, each member of the starting seven has contributed with at least a point each. Can the Giants keep their playoffs hopes alive? Stick around to find out!
20' The cover defenders combine and put in a powerful block on Mahendra Rajput. Support from the rest of the defense pulls him back.
20' Manjeet turns and escapes Sunil Kumar's attempted dash.

Gujarat Giants 16-12 Tamil Thalaivas
20' Mahendra Rajput picks up a bonus point and writhes his foot free from Himanshu's ankle hold to make his way to the mid-line. 
19' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Himanshu Singh comes in for it. However, he is tackled as Parvesh puts in an ankle hold and Sunil comes around for instant assistance. 
18' Himanshu Singh from the right-in puts in a surprise double ankle hold and Saagr Krishna is quick to clean up and complete the tackle.

Gujarat Giants 13-11 Tamil Thalaivas
16' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Rakesh S is brought down as Himanshu from left-in puts in an iron-clad ankle hold. 
16' Manjeet runs straight into the double thigh hold of Sunil Kumar and is tackled. 
15' Girish Ernak comes around for an advance block but Himanshu crosses the mid-line with his outstretched hand. 
14' A flying diving hand touch on Hadi from Manjeet fetches him a point .

Gujarat Giants 12-8 Tamil Thalaivas
14' Sagar puts in an ankle hold but Mahendra Rajput uses his height to good advantage as he crosses the mid-line. 
13 Ajay Kumar is tackled as the left corner puts in a diving ankle hold and the covers run around for assistance immediately. 
12' Sagar Krishna is granted the bonus point but is tackled by Girish Ernak. ALL OUT inflicted on the Thalaivas!

Gujarat Giants 11-6 Tamil Thalaivas
12' Bhavani Rajput comes in for a dash but Rakesh shoves him aside and reduces the Thalaivas to one man. 
11' Bhavani Rajput picks up a bonus point. 
11' Sagar is sent back to the bench as Mahendra Rajput gets a hand touch. 
10' Himanshu comes in for a do-or-die raid and is tackled as Girish Ernak puts in a powerful block. 
9' Rakesh S executes a toe-touch on Himanshu on the right-in position and has to make his way back to the bench. 
8' Mahendra Rajput is tackled as Sagar runs around and puts in a powerful block.

Gujarat Giants 4-4 Tamil Thalaivas
7' Manjeet is tackled as Sunil Kumar puts in an ankle hold while Girish comes around for a block and they dash him out. 
6' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Rakesh S strikes! Abishek looks to dash him out but Rakesh crosses the mid-line as he uses the lobby to good effect.

Gujarat Giants 3-3 Tamil Thalaivas
5' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Himanshu perishes and Girish Ernak puts in a powerful block. Sunil Kumar and Ernak collide and both are clutching their heads now. 
3' Rakesh S unsettles the defense and picks up a running bonus point in front of the right-in defender. 
23' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Manjeet comes in for it. Parvesh steps out of the mid-line before putting in the double ankle hold which pinned down Manjeet.

However, Giants review! They believe Parvesh stepped out of bounds after the touch. Replays suggest otherwise and the Giants lose their review!

Gujarat Giants 0-3 Tamil Thalaivas
2' Mahendra Rajput is tackled as the left cover chain runs around and puts in a formidable block. 
1' Ajay Kumar is tackled as Sahar comes in with a monstrous back hold that pulls the raider back just inches within the mid-line. 
Toss:

Gujarat have won the toss and chosen court. Thalaivas to raid first. 
Teams:

Tamil Thalaivas: 
Manjeet, M Abishek, Aashish, Himanshu, Sagar Krishna, Sagar (c), Himanshu Singh.
Substitutes: Sahil Surender, Bhavani Rajput, Athul MS, Santhapanaselvam, Anwar Baba.

Gujarat Giants: Ajay Kumar, Sunil Kumar (c), Parvesh Bhainswal, Rakesh S, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Hadi Oshtorak, Girish Maruti Ernak. 
Substitutes: Rakesh narwal, Davinder Singh, Soleiman Pahlevani, Maninder Singh, Pardeep Kumar. 
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Right then, as crucial a match for the Giants as any as the outcome of this contest will play a huge role in deciding the fate of the Giants. Should Pune win in the first game tonight against the Warriors, a loss here will eliminate the Giants out of the reckoning for the playoffs. The Thalaivas, on the other hand, will look to finish their campaign on a high after what has been quite a disappointing season for them. An interesting contest is on the cards and expect this to be an absolutely cracking contest. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League, 2022. The final match on the penultimate day of the league stage will witness the Tamil Thalaivas taking on the Gujarat Giants 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 contest!
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Fri, 18/Feb/2022 21:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Tamil Thalaivas vs Gujarat Fortune Giants
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021