Welcome to the live coverage of the 2nd fixture of 26th October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Scores read: Delhi vs Bengal
12-13 Maninder comes in with a running hand touch on Krishan Dhull on the right.
12-12 SUPER TACKLE FROM BENGAL. Manjeet is brought down by a smart chain tackle to bring Maninder back.
Maninder off the mat for five minutes now.
12-10 Deepak Niwas Hooda is brought down right near the midline on the right. This brings back Naveen for Delhi. Where is Mani? On the bench as he does not have a Manjeet or Ashu to revive him.
11-10 Naveen is off the mat again as Bengal puts in a brilliant SUPER TACKLE. Brought down on the left right next to the midline. Clinical. Points to Vaibhav Garje.
11-8 Oh this is not good. Naveen has been revived. Shrikant Jadhav gets his position and direction all wrong here as Vijay Kumar does the work.
10-8 Girish Ernak runs in from the left and dashes Naveen Kumar out of the mat. He sacrifices himself too in the process. Worthy sacrifice here?
9-7 Maninder now has to head to the bench as Ashu Malik blocks a very awkward dubki attempt.
8-7 Looks like Naveen has not managed a touch but he’s pushed a defender out of bounds. Shubham Shinde the man to head to the bench.
7-7 TRADING PUNCHES. Maninder takes out Ravi Kumar
7-6 Do or die raid. Ashu Malik comes in for Delhi. Bengal is hasty and we see Vaibhav Garje putting in a poorly executed ankle hold. Point gifted.
6-6 Manjeet seems to have gone back without a bonus. Delhi reviews. Manjeet’s leg has crossed the backline with the front foot in the air. Should be a bonus. BUT WAIT. Referee says REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL. Wonder why this did not work out. More importantly, Delhi has lost its review.
6-6 EVEN STEVEN! Maninder has taken out Vijay Kumar.
6-5 TWO POINTS FOR NAVEEN. He is too quick! The right chain comes for him and he employs the Dubki, which Pardeep Narwal has apparently taught to him and takes those two points. Vaibhav Garje and Balaji D head to the bench
4-5 Shrikant Jadhav forces Krishan out of bounds.
4-4 Girish Ernak falls to Naveen yet again. An exciting match-up this but has been going Naveen’s way so far.
3-4 MY WORD! That was close. Manjeet could have gone away with so many points but Manjeet gets his hand to the midline but it doesn’t cross it. Bengal sees this as quickly tugs him back. How about that!
2-3 Deepak Niwas Hooda runs towards the left but Ashu Malik holds his legs and twists him to bring him down.
1-3 HOW IS THIS FOR A RESPONSE! Maninder gets THREE people in his very first raid of the game. Ravi Kumar, Vishal, Vijay Kumar the victims of this massive super raid.
1-0 Naveen gets going right away and removes Girish Ernak
Bengal has won the toss and chosen court.
Maninder has been quiet in the last two games but knowing him, he must be itching to get going. Can he help the Warriors register a much-needed win today?
Maninder vs Naveen Kumar – who will come out on top in this tussle?
8:05PM IST – LINEUPS
Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Vishal, Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Krishan, Vijay Kumar
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh, Vaibhav Garje, Balaji D, Deepak Hooda, Shrikant Jadhav, Shubham Shinde, Girish Maruti Ernak
Dabang Delhi K.C. have been on a roll except their last game in which they looked a bit off colour. With five wins and a loss they are positioned at the top place on the points table. The team’s leader, Naveen Kumar has been unstoppable with six consecutive Super 10s this season and is the leading raider of the campaign with 81 raid points. The Naveen Express has been complimented well by Manjeet and Ashu Malik who have scored 35 and 26 points respectively. In defence, Krishan has been the top man for Dabang Delhi K.C. who has scored 21 tackle points and has been aided by Vishal and Ravi Kumar who have scored 15 and 14 tackle points.
Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, have secured three wins and three losses to their tally and are placed at the eighth place on the points table. Maninder Singh is consistent as ever in the offence for Bengal Warriors with 49 raid points and has been supported by Shrikant Jadhav who has scored 31 raid points. The all-rounder, Manoj Gowda has been doing a decent job in raiding and has scored 18 raid points. Girish Maruti Ernak has been one of the best defenders of the campaign with 24 tackle points. Shubham Shinde and Vaibhav Garje have chipped in with 13 and 12 tackle points for the Warriors.
DABANG DELHI RESULTS SO FAR
BENGAL WARRIORS RESULTS SO FAR:
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 13 | Delhi: 7 | Bengal: 7 | Tie: 3
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Dabang Delhi: Ashu Malik
Bengal Warriors: Shrikant Jadhav
Raiders: Naveen Kumar, Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar
Defenders: Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda, Vishal, Anil Kumar, Monu, Dipak, Krishan, Vinay Kumar, Vijay, Mohammad Liton Ali, Aakash
All-rounders: Vijay, Tejas Patil, Reza Katoulinezhad
Raiders: Maninder Singh, Shrikant Jadhav, Akash Pikalmunde, Aslam Saja Mohamed Thambi, R Guhan, Suyog Baban Gaikar, Parshant Kumar.
Defenders: Girish Ernak, Amit Sheoran, Surender Nada, Parveen Satpal, Shubham Shinde, Soleiman Pahlevani, Sakthivel R, Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje.
All-Rounders: Deepak Niwas Hooda, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Ashish Kumar (Sangwan), Rohit, Balaji D, Vinod Kumar, Manoj Gowda K
Where can you watch Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warrior PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Wednesday, October 26.