Pro Kabaddi 2022 Live Score, Eliminator 1 - U.P. Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

U.P. Yoddha
Puneri Paltan
U.P. YODDHA won the match
Lineups & Stats
Right then, that is all that we have for you from this contest. Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the second Eliminator! Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, signing off! 

U.P. Yoddha 42-31 Puneri Paltan

Oh goodness! Puneri Paltan have been on the receiving end of the Pardeep Narwal-show after they had a an eight-point lead with just seven minutes on the clock. However, from there on, they have been absolutely rattled and demolished by UP, with Pardeep being the wrecker-in-chief, picking up points at will. Picks up a massive, massive Super 10, garnering 18 points and they have completely outplayed the Paltan. Akash Shinde and Inamdar tried their best but in the end, the mountain was too high to scale. The UP defenders were on top of their game as well, with Sumit notching up a High 5 while Nitesh picked up 3. All-in-all, a comprehensive performance and they surely deserve to move on to the Semi-Finals!
40' The Pune raider runs down the clock and UP set a date with the Pirates in the Semi-Final! 
40' Akash Shinde is tackled as the right corner puts in a solid ankle hold. 
40' Puneri Paltan play a high-line and do not allow Gill to cross the baulk line. Gill makes an effort but the raider has been deemed out. 

UP review! Gill's trailing foot is in the air when he crossed the baulk line. Review successful! Raider safe and it will be an empty raid. 
39' Akash Shinde escapes the left corner's attempted thigh hold and makes his way to the mid-line. 
38' Do-or-die raid for UP and Pardeep Narwal comes in for it. Kills time, feigns a bonus and entices Sombir and Mohit into going for an ankle hold. Escapes comfortably!

U.P. Yoddha 41-30 Puneri Paltan
37' Shinde gets a running hand touch on Sumit and the deficit is down to nine points now.

U.P. Yoddha 39-30 Puneri Paltan
36' Sumit runs around for a dash and sends Mohit Goyat spiralling out of bounds. 
35' Do-or-die raid for UP and Surender Gill perishes as Sombir puts in a solid block. 
35' A running hand touch from Shinde reduces the lead back down to ten points.

U.P. Yoddha 38-28 Puneri Paltan
34' Inamdar loses balance and ends up going into the lobby without a touch and has to make his way back to the bench. 
33' A surprise ankle hold from the right-in defender pins down Mohit Goyat. 

However, Pune review! They believe the right corner defender has stepped into the lobby before the touch. Replays suggest otherwise and Pune lose their second review! 
32' Do-or-die raid for UP and as soon as he attempts a bonus point, the right corner goes in for an ankle hold and pins down the raider. 
31' Akash Shinde escapes Nitesh's attempted ankle hold and sends back the right corner.

U.P. Yoddha 36-26 Puneri Paltan
31' Akash Shinde gets a running kick on the defender in the left side of the defense.
30' Pardeep picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender. 
30' The Paltan raider picks up a running bonus point.

U.P. Yoddha 35-24 Puneri Paltan
29' Sombir goes for an advance block but it is far too comfortable for Surender to bulldoze his way to the mid-line. 
29' Akash Shinde gets a hand touch on the left corner as the latter makes a rare error. 
28' Do-or-die raid for UP and Pardeep entices Sombir into going for an ankle hold. The defender does not get a grip and Pardeep escapes with a point.

U.P. Yoddha 34-22 Puneri Paltan
28' Inamdar picks up a running bonus point in front of the left cover defender. 
26' ALL OUT! Aslam Inamdar is granted the bonus point and is tackled as an ankle hold from Nitesh is assisted by the cover defenders. 
25' Pardeep gets a hand touch on Sombir and reduces Pune down to one man again.

U.P. Yoddha 30-20 Puneri Paltan
25' SUPER RAID! Pardeep Narwal bursts through the left corner's chain and gets another point as well. 
24' Mohit Goyat comes in for a raid and as soon as he goes for the toe-touch, a powerful ankle hold from the left corner tackles him. 
23' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan and Aslam Inamdar wrestles with Shubham before carrying the defender to the mid-line as well.

U.P. Yoddha 25-19 Puneri Paltan
22' As soon as Surender Gill goes for a kick, the left side of the defense runs around and dashes him out. 

U.P. Yoddha 25-17 Puneri Paltan

What a comeback from UP Yoddha! After trailing 9-1 in the first few minutes of the contest, they have made a terrific comeback to take an 8-point lead going into the second half. The orchestrator of the comeback has been none other than 'Record Breaker' Pardeep Narwal, who has notched up a Super 10 in the first half itself! An exciting second half is on the cards and one certainly cannot discount the Paltan out of this contest! Which side will find themselves in the Semi-Finals? Stick around to find out!
20' SUPER RAID! Pardeep Narwal puts in a dubki through the cover defender's chain and gets another point on Vishal Bharadwaj as well. 
20' ALL OUT! Inamdar is granted the bonus point and runs straight into the double thigh hold of the left corner defender. One more point has been awarded for Hadi Tajik, who was on the bench. 
19' Pardeep Narwal jumps over Vishal Bharadwaj's double ankle hold and makes his way to the mid-line. 
19' Inamdar picks up a bonus point as the the defense stays back. 
18' SUPER TACKLE! Substitute defender Hadi Tajik comes in for a back hold and assistance from Vishal Bharadwaj completes the tackle. Hadi Tajik has been awarded a YELLOW CARD for neck-holding! 
18' Do-or-die raider the Puneri Paltan and Aslam Inamdar is awarded the bonus point as the defense hangs back and allows Inamdar to pick up the bonus. 
17' Sombir puts in an ankle hold from which Pardeep Narwal writhes his foot free. Gets another couple of points on the assisting two defenders as well. SUPER RAID! 

However, Puneri Paltan review! Pardeep's fingertips have crossed the mid-line by just millimetres. What more, even Mohit Goyat and another defender had participated in the tackle as well, which was spotted by the TV umpire. It is a 5-point SUPER RAID!

Puneri Paltan 12-17 U.P. Yoddha
15' As soon as Surender Gill picks up a bonus point, the covers run around and send the raider spiralling out of bounds. 
14' Aslam Inamdar is brought down as Nitesh Kumar puts in a powerful ankle hold. Bonus point has been awarded to the Pune.

However, UP review! They believe there was no bonus point. As clear a bonus point as any before the defender went in for the ankle hold. UP lose their review!
13' ALL OUT! Shubham Shelke is granted the bonus point and the cover defenders run around with a chain to completely immobilise the raider.

Puneri Paltan 10-10 U.P. Yoddha
12' Surender Gill pushes aside Sombir as he attempts a block and escapes to his half. Pune down to one man. 
11' Do-or-die raid for UP now and Surender Gill strikes as he executes a brilliant back-kick on Nitin Tomar.

Puneri Paltan 9-6 U.P. Yoddha
10' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan and Mohit Goyat comes in for it. A powerful ankle hold from Sumit and Goyat does not bother even attempting to escape. 
9' A toe-touch from Surender Gill on Vishal Bharadwaj sends the latter packing to the bench.

Puneri Paltan 9-4 U.P. Yoddha
8' A solid block from Sumit combined with instant support from the rest of the defense pins down Inamdar. 
7' ALL OUT! Mohit Goyat escapes the left corner's ankle hold and shoves aside the dashing Nitesh Kumar to inflict the all-out.

Puneri Paltan 9-1 U.P. Yoddha
6' Shrikant Jadhav picks up a bonus point as the defense hangs back. 
5' A running hand touch from Aslam Inamdar on the right corner reduces UP down to two men.

Puneri Paltan 5-0 U.P. Yoddha
4' Do-or-die raid for UP now! Surender Gill is tackled as an ankle hold from Mohit Goyat and Vishal Bharadwaj together pin down the raider.

Puneri Paltan 4-0 U.P. Yoddha
3' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan and Mohit Goyat strikes! The right-in defender goes in for a surprise ankle hold but Goyat is alert enough to push him aside and escape to the mid-line. 
1' A solid ankle hold from the right-in defender combined with instant support from the covers pins down the Record Breaker!

Puneri Paltan 2-0 U.P. Yoddha
1' Shubham goes for a thigh hold on Inamdar, who turns and backtracks towards the mid-line. 

U.P. Yoddha have won the toss and chosen court. Puneri Paltan to raid first!

U.P. Yoddha:
Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Gurdeep, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit.
Substitutes: Mohammad Taghi, Ankit, Gaurav Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Shrikant Jadhav. 

Puneri Paltan:
Mohit Goyat, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Aslam Inamdar, Nitin Tomar, Sombir, Vishal Bharadwaj. 
Substitutes: Hadi Tajik, Jadhav Shahaji, Shubham Shelke, Karamvir, Akash Shinde. 
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Right then, after some absolutely scintillating action that has kept us hooked to our screens, we are into the final week of the Pro Kabaddi League season 8, where we will have our champion. Two very strong contenders for the title will be taking the mat in this contest but only one can advance to play the Patna Pirates in the First Qualifier on Wednesday. 

The UP Yoddha, buoyed by a resurgent Pardeep Narwal, improved leaps and bounds towards the end of the tournament and finished third, with 10 wins, 9 losses and 3 ties to their name from 22 encounters. They have been in good form over the past few matches too, with four wins from their previous five games. With the likes of Surender Gill, Pardeep Narwal and Shrikant Jadhav in the raiding department and skipper Nitesh Kumar and Sumit in the corners, Pune will certainly need to plan extensively if they are to snare a win in this contest. 

Puneri Paltan, after a slow start to their tournament, made a terrific comeback after most people had written them off. They have proved their critics wrong and the emergence of Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat has seen them wreak havoc in the raiding department. Pune have big names in the defense as well, with Vishal Bharadwaj and Sombir in the corners while Abinesh Nadarajan will man the covers. They have picked up momentum going into the playoffs and will certainly pose a threat to the U.P. Yoddha. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League, 2022. We are into the playoffs now and the first Eliminator will pit the U.P. Yoddha up against the Puneri Paltan at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. We are in for a cracker of a contest and all you ned to do is sit back, relax and enjoy as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfolds over the course of this contest. 
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Mon, 21/Feb/2022 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
U.P. Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan
Pro Kabaddi 2021