U.p. Yoddhas Vs Tamil Thalaivas 13 December 2022

U.P. Yoddhas
Tamil Thalaivas
TAMIL THALAIVAS won the match
Lineups & Stats
Whew, as we catch our breaths and calm down our heart-rates, it has been an absolute gem of a game that we have been treated to! No side willing to back down one bit and in the end, it is Narender and the Thalaivas buoyed by coach Ashan Kumar's magic touch that has ensured that they advance to the Semi-Finals! It has been a pleasure bringing to you this contest! The Mumbai leg of Pro Kabaddi kicking off with a couple of enthralling encounters and we just cannot wait to see what's in store! Right then, until December 15 then, where we will be treated to some more enthralling kabaddi surely, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! See you! 
FULL TIME! U.P. Yoddhas 36-36 Tamil Thalaivas
Tie Breaker: U.P. Yoddhas 4-6 Tamil Thalaivas

Heartbreak for U.P. Yoddhas and look at the Tamil Thalaivas celebrate! They have pulled off quite a spectacular win here and it will be one which will be remembered for the ages to come! The match was tied and the new Tie Breaker rules were enforced for the first time in Pro Kabaddi League history! UP will be disappointed and will feel like they missed a trick there as they allowed as many as three of the Thalaivas players to pick up the bonus point (which in the tie-breaker was the baulk line itself, mind you). Credit to the Thalaivas - they played some spectacular kabaddi and have set up a clash against the Puneri Paltan in the Semi-Finals! What a win for them and it will certainly be one that they will cherish!
UP Yoddhas Raid 5: Surender Gill comes in for the raid but is greeted by Mohit, who sacrifices himself and bulldozes Gill back to his half.

U.P. Yoddhas 4-6 Tamil Thalaivas
Tamil Thalaivas Raid 5: Himanshu goes in for the raid and has an attempt at the baulk + bonus line. He has been awarded that but UP review! Himanshu had crossed the baulk line comfortably with the trailing foot in the air and the bonus is granted. Review unsuccessful! 

U.P. Yoddhas 3-6 Tamil Thalaivas
UP Yoddhas Raid 4: The Tamil Thalaivas play an advance line of defense and push back the UP raider.

U.P. Yoddhas 3-5 Tamil Thalaivas
Tamil Thalaivas Raid 4: Ajinkya Pawar snaps up a bonus point as he crosses the baulk line. 
UP Yoddhas Raid 3: Rohit Tomar is pinned down as Arpit puts in a solid ankle hold. He had no means of escaping. 
Tamil Thalaivas Raid 3: Narender is allowed to pick up the baulk + bonus point

U.P. Yoddhas 2-4 Tamil Thalaivas
UP Yoddhas Raid 2: Sandeep Narwal picks up pace and gets a hand touch on the left corner defender, Himanshu. 
Tamil Thalaivas Raid 2: A kick from the raider on Sumit's chest fetches the Thalaivas a point. 
UP Yoddhas Raid 1: Tamil return the favour now! A solid ankle hold by Arpit Sarah pins down the Record Breaker. 
Tamil Thalaivas Raid 1: What a tackle! Nitesh puts in a tackle as soon as Himanshu attempts the baulk + bonus line.

U.P. Yoddhas 1-0 Tamil Thalaivas
The coaches are in consultation with the Match Referees and their players, explaining them the rules that will take place! What strategy will they employ? Will the combined baulk + bonus line be awarded to the opposition raiders? How will the scoring go? All shall be answered and more! Let's find out!
Welcome back for the Tie Breaker! The new rules will be applicable this time around unlike the earlier extra time and Golden Raid rule, which was scrapped previously. A nerve-wracking game this and we will have ten raids to decide the outcome of this game! 
For those unaware, here are the tie-breaker rules!
- 5 raids per team
- Both teams to field 7 players
- Team that raids first in the match to raid first in the tie-breaker
- Baulk line becomes the Baulk + Bonus Line
- No out or revival rules, only points scored will be counted
- 5 different raiders to raid as per pre-decided order
The referees are consulting within themselves and after a discussion, they are explaining the rules to both sides for the TIEBREAKER!
40' Ajinkya Pawar puts in an empty raid and it is a TIE! A TIE IN THE PLAYOFFS! WHEW! What an amazing contest this is turning out to be!
40' The defense stands advance and does not allow Pardeep Narwal to even cross the baulk line. Pardeep runs down a clock a touch and as soon as he attempts to cross the baulk line, a rock solid ankle hold by the right corner defender, Arpit, ensures that he is pinned down. 15 seconds to go with the scores level! 

U.P. Yoddhas 36-36 Tamil Thalaivas
40' Ashu Malik pushes Ajinkya Pawar across the mid-line and there is time for one more raid left with one point separating the two sides! 
40' SUPER RAID! Pardeep Narwal delivering the goods when it matters the most to his side! Mohit runs around for a dash but Pardeep Narwal puts in his trademark dubki and escapes! Sahil and M Abishek had also run around for assistance and have to make their way back to the mid-line!

U.P. Yoddhas 36-34 Tamil Thalaivas
40' An advance block attempted by Sumit but it is Ajinkya Pawar who turns, tumbles and escapes to the mid-line!

U.P. Yoddhas 33-34 Tamil Thalaivas
39' Narender is pinned down by Rohit Tomar and that is the point that the Yoddhas desperately needed as the Thalaivas are reduced down to one man! And it is an ALL OUT! And what a glamorous comeback this is from the Yoddhas! With only Ajinkya Pawar on the mat, it is a surrender raid and Pardeep Narwal inflicts the all out! 

U.P. Yoddhas 33-33 Tamil Thalaivas
38' What a raid by Pardeep! Two points! Squeezes out of a combined tackle from Abhishek and Himanshu!

Tamil 32 - 29 UP
36' Surinder Gill ekes out a false ankle hold attempt from Arpit, jumps up easily and scores a point! Wait, what's happened here?? Surender has been deemed out, looks like he didn't get a touch and stepped into the lobby. Point to the Thalaivas!

Tamil 31 - 27 UP
36' Nitesh Kumar gifts away a point to Narender with a very poor ankle hold. Not expected from the best in the business. 

Tamil 30 - 26 UP

This is probably UP's golden chance to strike an All Out and get a lead. With under 5 minutes to go on the clock, can Pardeep's side sieze the advantage?
36' Pardeep reduces the Thalaivas to three men! Sees a frontal block from Mohit coming early, turns away near the midline and picks an important point!

Tamil 29 - 26 UP
35' A very simple bonus point for Narender to get the lead back to 4 points. 

Tamil 29 - 25 UP
34' Pardeep finally has his 5th point of the night! Slips away from an ankle hold by Sahil and tumbles away to safety!

Tamil 28 - 25 UP
33' Two points for Ajinkya Pawar! Gets a bonus on the right side and shoves away a dash attempt from cover Shubham!

Tamil 28 - 24 UP
32' Two points for the Yoddhas! Surender Gill powers through a dash from cover Abhishek, and a schoolboy error from Sahil Gulia as he steps out of court gifts another point to the Yoddhas. Review called for by the Thalaivas! They feel Sahil has not stepped out and it is SUCCESSFUL!

Tamil 26 - 24 UP
32' Himanshu has been tackled! Sumit starts off the tackle with an ankle hold, Himanshu was only a few fingers away from the midline but he's pulled back!

Tamil 26 - 23 UP
32' UP call for a review! Sumit is very confident that Surinder Gill has picked up a bonus on the left side, but the umpires have denied them the point. A crucial decision coming up!

Review unsuccessful! UP have burnt up their review!

Tamil 26 - 22 UP
31' Bonus point for Surinder Gill to start off after the timeout

Tamil 26 - 22 UP

The Super Tackle might have come at the perfect time for UP as they look to establish some sort of a stronghold on this encounter. Surender Gill is back on the mat, and he'll need to produce some magic for the Yoddhas. 
30' Super Tackle on Narender! Two very important points for the Yoddhas at the brink of the timeout, Narender back to the benches after falling to a majestic hold from left corner Sumit. 

Tamil 26 - 21 UP
30' Himanshu is on fire! Runs in from the left in and lands a solid double ankle hold to flatten Rohit Tomar on the mat!

Tamil 26 - 19 UP
28' Pardeep Narwal succumbs to a chain tackle! Mohit on the left cover initiates a frontal block, Abhishek runs in for support and stop Pardeep in his tracks. 

Tamil 25 - 19 UP
28' And now Pawar gets a point! Uses his speed to good effect, runs from the right to left and catches left cover Shubham completely off guard!

Tamil 24 - 19 UP
27' Pardeep gets a point on the Do or Die raid! Jumps sideways to evade a poor thigh hold attempt from left corner Sahil Gulia. 

Tamil 23 - 19 UP
26' Narender has been enveloped by the UP defenders on the Do or Die raid! A good attempt from the youngster to get a point, but he was no match to the defensive might. 

Tamil 23 - 18 UP
25' And now the TT defence strikes! Gill is shunned down on the mat by a vicious ankle hold!

Tamil 23 - 17 UP
24' Narender gets a point on the Do or Die raid! Rohit Tomar on this occasion looked to bring down the raider with an ankle hold, but it proved to be too weak in the end. 

Tamil 22 - 17 UP
23' Easy bonus point for Surinder Gill right under Narender's nose. 

Tamil 21 - 17 UP
23' Gill strikes for UP! The lanky raider struggles out of an ankle hold from left in Himanshu. 

Tamil 21 - 16 UP
22' Pardeep has been brought down! A sensational double ankle hold from Sahil Gulia, Pardeep looked to jump over but his efforts went in vain!

Tamil 21 - 15 UP
21' Narender gets a big running hand touch on left cover Shubham!

Tamil 20 - 15 UP
21' UP Yoddha have been hit by the All Out! Surender Gill was the last man on the mat after the break, he looked for the running hand touch but a surprise back hold from Pawar has him down on the mat!

Tamil 19 - 15 UP
HALF TIME! U.P. Yoddhas 14-16 Tamil Thalaivas
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TOSS: Tamil Thalaivas will have the first raid.
Here are the squads:

U.P. Yoddhas

Starters: Nitesh Kumar, Ashu Singh, Sumit, Gurdeep, Surender Gill, Pardeep Narwal, Sandeep Narwal

Bench: Durgesh Kumar, James Kamweti, Nitin Tomar, Rohit tomar, Nitin Panwar, Anil Kumar, shubham kumar

Tamil Thalaivas

Starters: M. Abishek, Himanshu IX, Narender , Arpit Saroha, Sahil Singh, Mohit-II, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar

Bench: K. Abhimanyu, Md. Arif Rabbani, Visvanath V, Himanshu Virender singh, Ashish-II, Sachin, Sahil Surender
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda’s coverage of the PKL season 9. A fantastic season of Pro Kabaddi draws towards its business end. UP Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas are all set to battle it out in the second eliminator to get a chance to play Puneri Paltan in the semi-final on Thursday. It means everything for these two teams to go one step closer towards that coveted PKL crown. The last time these sides had an encounter, the first-time play-off entrant Tamil Thalaivas were victorious with a score of 43-28 at the end of 40 minutes.

Pardeep Narwal will once again be in the spotlight this evening, and all the Yoddhas supporters will hope for a big-match performance from the very best. For the Thalaivas, watch out for Narender Hoshiyar—the youngster has been absolutely furious with his raiding abilities throughout the season. An exciting game of Kabaddi is on the cards. Who will progress further? Let us find that out.

Taking you through all the live action will be me, Saikrishna MD. Get some snacks, find your spot to chill, and enjoy the coverage. 

Stay tuned for the Toss Update and Teams! See you in a bit with more updates.
Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium, Mumbai
Match Start Time
Tue, 13/Dec/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
U.P. Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas
Pro Kabaddi 2022