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Tamil Thalaivas Vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 16 January 2022

Tamil Thalaivas
31-31
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Match Draw
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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 match of the night as the Patna Pirates lock horns with the Bengaluru Bulls. Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! Stay home, stay safe! 
FULL TIME!

Tamil Thalaivas 31-31 Jaipur Pink Panthers

Drama! Sheer drama towards the end of the game and the sides settle for a draw, the twelfth of the season! The Thalaivas have added a fifth tie to their kitty! The Thalaivas made a step-by-step comeback in the second half and a moment of brilliance from Manjeet, which saw him pick 5 points in a single raid, inflicted the all-out on the Pink Panthers and put the Thalaivas in the lead, one which the Pink Panthers were finding hard to erase. However, a couple of Super Tackles in the final minutes of the game have ensured that the Pink Panthers hold the Thalaivas to a tie! 
40' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas with six seconds on the clock and Manjeet comes in for it. Goes for a running hand touch on the right corner defender and goes into the lobby. However, the officials do not agree with the same which means Manjeet has stepped into the lobby without a touch. A SUPER TACKLE AND THE MATCH IS TIED!
39' Do-or-die raid for the Pink Panthers and Arjun Deshwal is pinned down! The defence waits and in the last few seconds of the raid, Sagar puts in a double thigh hold to tackle Deshwal.

Tamil Thalaivas 31-29 Jaipur Pink Panthers
39' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Ajinkya Pawar comes in for it. Naveen puts in a surprise double ankle hold and along with support from Sandeep Dhull tackles him. SUPER TACKLE!
37' Do-or-die raid for the Pink Panthers and Naveen gets a touch point on Surjeet as he is in two minds on whether or not to go for the block. A half-hearted attempt and just presents himself to Naveen.

Tamil Thalaivas 30-27 Jaipur Pink Panthers
37' Amazing raid from Ajinkya Pawar in the do-or-die raid. Goes deep in the right corner and as the left corner chain comes around, Pawar runs around them and goes through to the mid-line. Both players in the right corner chain are sent back to the bench! 
TIMEOUT!
35' Deepak Hooda runs straight into the double thigh hold from Sahil. The lead is back to 2 points for the Thalaivas.

Tamil Thalaivas 28-26 Jaipur Pink Panthers
34' Manjeet comes in for a do-or-die raid and Naveen tackles him. Manjeet looks to get a hand touch on the left-in and as soon as he does that, Naveen from the right-in and puts in a double thigh hold. 
32' Arjun Deshwal goes for a running hand touch but Sagar evades it. Goes into the lobby without a touch and Mohit follows him into the lobby for the dash. One point to each side.

Tamil Thalaivas 27-25 Jaipur Pink Panthers
31' Manjeet turns and escapes Sahul Kumar's block. Gets another point on the supporting defender as well or so he claims.

Jaipur Pink Panthers review as they believe that there was no touch on Sandeep Dhull. However, the replays suggest otherwise as Manjeet indeed had gotten a kick on Sandeep's knee.

Tamil Thalaivas 26-24 Jaipur Pink Panthers
TIMEOUT!
31' Surjeet Singh puts in a powerful back hold and the raider is tackled. Timely support ensures that the raider cannot turn and escape.

Tamil Thalaivas 24-24 Jaipur Pink Panthers
30' Ajinkya Pawar is tackled as the cover defenders come around in a chain and turn him around in the air.

Tamil Thalaivas 23-24 Jaipur Pink Panthers
30' Sagar attempts the block once again but Arjun Deshwal turns and crosses the mid-line with his outstretched hand. 
29' Ajinkya Pawar picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner. 
29' Naveen is tackled as Sagar runs around and puts in a powerful block to tackle the raider. 
28' The Pink Panthers are back in the lead as Bhavani Rajput is tackled in a do-or-die raid. Dhull puts in a back hold and instant support completes the tackle.

Tamil Thalaivas 21-22 Jaipur Pink Panthers
27' Arjun Deshwal unsettles the defence and picks up a bonus point. 
27' The Jaipur raider puts in a quick raid and picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender.

Tamil Thalaivas 21-20 Jaipur Pink Panthers
26' A back kick from Deepak Hooda finds Surjeet Singh's hand. 
25' ALL OUT! A 5-point raid! Manjeet jumps over the left corner defender. As the remaining two defenders come for support, it is not enough to stop Manjeet as he crosses the mid-line!

Tamil Thalaivas 21-18 Jaipur Pink Panthers
23' Do-or-die raid for the Pink Panthers and Arjun Deshwal is granted the bonus as the defence hangs back. 
23' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Bhavani Rajput strikes! Gets a kick on the left corner defender and as the right corner comes for the dash, Rajput crosses the mid-line with his outstretched hand. Both corner defenders sent packing!

Tamil Thalaivas 16-17 Jaipur Pink Panthers
21' The right corner chain comes around and traps Deepak Hooda in it. Pinned down on the mat!
HALF TIME!

Tamil Thalaivas 13-17 Jaipur Pink Panthers

 A four-point lead for the Pink Panthers going into the second half and it has been a good performance from them so far. After trailing initially, the Pink Panthers started to put pressure on the Thalaivas and assumed the lead. They have inflicted the all out once on the Thalaivas in the first half and will be looking to retain the lead. The raiders have been kept quiet but the Pink Panthers' defence has stepped up. The Thalaivas, on the other hand, will look to make a comeback in the second half. Manjeet and Surjeet Singh will need to be the architects of it while Sagar will be crucial as well. The left side of the defence needs to stop committing unnecessary errors and support the other defenders. An interesting second half beckons us. Will the Pink Panthers cruise to a win or will the Thalaivas script a comeback? Stick around to find out!
20' Manjeet gets a running hand touch on the right cover defender once again.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 17-13 Tamil Thalaivas
20' Sahil goes for quite an ambitious back hold on Arjun Deshwal pretty close to the mid-line. Far too easy for a raider of Arjun's calibre to escape. 
20' Manjeet gets a running hand touch on the right cover defender. 
19' Deepak Hooda picks up a bonus between the right-in and the cover defenders. 
19' ALL OUT! Surjeet is granted the bonus point as the defence hangs back. As soon as Surjeet attempt a back kick on the defender, the two corners come around with a chain and tackle him.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 15-11 Tamil Thalaivas
18' The substitute defender comes around from the other end as Deepak attempts a kick. Hooda turns and escapes to his half. 
18' Ajinkya Pawar claims a running hand touch on the cover defender but it has not been granted! 

Thalaivas review for it! However, replays suggest that Pawar did not get any touch on the defender. An empty raid in the end. 
16' Sahil steps out of the bounds and SURJEET SINGH PUTS IN A SOLO TACKLE!! Surjeet goes for the calf hold and does not let go. The whistle blows and Arjun Deshwal is tackled close to the mid-line. Oh that is an amazing display of strength! One point to the Pink Panthers, two to the Thalaivas!

Jaipur Pink Panthers 11-10 Tamil Thalaivas
16' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and substitute raider Himanshu Singh comes in for it. A diving double thigh hold from Sandeep Dhull tackles him.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 10-8 Tamil Thalaivas
14' Naveen uses his force to take Sagar along with him towards the mid-line. A poor block and the barging raider takes him to his half. 
13' The Jaipur defence returns the favour as the right corner defender comes around and executes a powerful waist hold on Bhavani Rajput.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 8-8 Tamil Thalaivas
13' Arjun Deshwal is tackled as he ventures far too deep into the left side. The corner chain comes around and dashes him out. 
12' Manjeet runs straight into the surprise double thigh hold from Naveen, who was standing in the right-in position.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 7-7 Tamil Thalaivas
11' Sagar waits and pounces on Deepak Hooda. Gets a good grip on his ankles and support from the rest of the defence completes the tackle. 
11' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Ajinkya Pawar is brought down as a waist hold from Sandeep Dhull immobilises him. 
K Prapanjan is seen making his way out of the stadium after suffering an injury when he was tackled last. 
10' Sahil steps into the lobby and has been sent to the bench. 
8' The raider has to make his way back to the bench as Sagar's powerful double ankle hold completes the tackle.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 4-6 Tamil Thalaivas
8' Manjeet is tackled as Sandeep Dhull puts in a dive and grasps the raider's ankle. 
7' The right-in defender comes in for the double ankle hold and support from the rest of the defence tackles him.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 3-5 Tamil Thalaivas
6' Do-or-die raid for the Pink Panthers and Deshwal is brought down! Runs erratically before running straight into the double thigh hold of the left corner.  
5' Do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Manjeet shoulders responsibility. Goes far too deep but does not get a touch before entering the lobby. The centre defender follows him and dashes him out and has to go back to the bench as well. One point to each side!
3' Do-or-die raid for the Pink Panthers and Arjun Deshwal comes in for it. Surjeet comes in for a block but the raider turns, falls and crosses the mid-line comfortably.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 1-3 Tamil Thalaivas
3' Manjeet ventures deep suddenly and gets a hand touch on Sandeep Dhull.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 0-3 Tamil Thalaivas
2' A running hand touch by K Prapanjan on the left cover defender and both covers are on the bench. 
1' Manjeet scores in his first raid itself as the cover defender goes for an advance dash. Manjeet drags himself towards the mid-line. 

Jaipur Pink Panthers 0-1 Tamil Thalaivas
Toss:

Pink Panthers have won the toss and chosen court. Thalaivas to raid first!
Teams:

Tamil Thalaivas:
Manjeet, Surjeet Singh (c), Mohit, Bhavani Rajput, K Prapanjan, Sagar, Sahil Singh.
Substitutes: Sahil Surender, Sagar Krishna, Ajinkya Pawar, Himanshu Singh, Asiri Alawathge. 

Jaipur Pink Panther: Arjun Deshwal, Amit, Vishal, Deepak Hooda, Naveen, Sahul Kumar, Sandeep Dhull (c). 
Substitutes: Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Mohammad Nosrati, Amit Nagar, Pavan TR, Brijendra Chaudhary. 
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Right then, the Tamil Thalaivas have been displaced from the top six and will be eager to make their way back. They are currently placed seventh in the points table with 27 points and a win here will see them displace U.P. Yoddha and occupy the fourth position. Along with U Mumba, the Thalaivas have been a part of as many as 4 ties and will certainly be hoping that they can get over the line in this contest. Their last five matches saw them collect two ties and two wins after which they succumbed to a 9-point defeat against defending champions Bengal Warriors. The Thalaivas will be looking to get back to winning ways against the Pink Panthers tonight. 

The Jaipur Pink Panthers, on the other hand, have five wins to their name from nine encounters and sit fifth in the points table with 28 points. Despite having the same points as U.P. Yoddha, they are placed fifth since they have an inferior Points Table. Nonetheless, the Pink Panthers have done well in the recent past. They are on a three-match winning streak and will be looking to extend it. Arjun Deshwal and Deepak Hooda will once again be doing the bulk of the scoring in the raiding department and will be hoping that the defence comes good as it has in the previous encounters. A win for the Pink Panthers will see them overtake U.P. Yoddha and be placed fourth. An interesting contest awaits us as both sides will be hungry for a victory in this contest. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League, 2022. The Tamil Thalaivas will lock horns with the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the fifty-eighth match of the tournament at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. A riveting contest is on the cards 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
Sun, 16/Jan/2022 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021
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