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Puneri Paltan aim for entry into top six, while Gujarat Giants and U.P. Yoddha look to inch higher

Puneri Paltan aim for entry into top six, while Gujarat Giants and U.P. Yoddha look to inch higher

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This Valentine’s Day, VIVO Pro Kabaddi will play the perfect companion with an engrossing triple header. In the first game, Patna Pirates will battle Telugu Titans, and later, Dabang Delhi K.C. will take on U.P. Yoddha. In the main event Gujarat Giants will take on Puneri Paltan Check out our preview for all three games: Match 116: Patna Pirates vs Telugu Titans Five consecutive wins have seen the Patna Pirates become the first team to qualify for the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League playoffs with four games to spare. Four of those five wins have been by nine points or more, showcasing the Pirates’ sheer dominance during this run. The defence, led by Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, is the best in the league, while their offence is averaging offering a respectable 20.33 points per game. The Pirat...
Pawan and Bharat’s blistering performance powers Bengaluru Bulls past Jaipur Pink Panthers

Pawan and Bharat’s blistering performance powers Bengaluru Bulls past Jaipur Pink Panthers

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A 15-point outing from Bharat and a Super 10 from Pawan Sehrawat guided Bengaluru Bulls to a crucial 45-37 win over the Jaipur Pink Panthers. With this win, the Bulls opened up a seven-point gap between themselves and U Mumba, who are currently seventh on the points table. The Pink Panthers were in the ascendancy early and raced to a 5-2 lead, courtesy of two touch points from Deshwal, a couple of points from their defence and a self out from the Bulls. Two more touch points from Deshwal and a sensational tackle from Vishal on Bharat reduced Bengaluru to just two men on the mat. But the two held the fort and Super Tackled Deshwal, before Sehrawat picked up two touch points in the same raid to bring parity to the scoreline. The Pink Panthers responded to the Bulls’ charge with a 4-2 r...
Vikash and Ashish’s impressive outings guides Haryana Steelers to big win over U Mumba

Vikash and Ashish’s impressive outings guides Haryana Steelers to big win over U Mumba

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Super 10s from Vikash Kandola and Ashish led Haryana Steelers to a 37-26 win over U Mumba. Kandola finished the game with 14 points, while Ashish was right behind his skipper with 13. With this win, the Steelers closed the gap to second-placed Dabang Delhi to just two points. The game was evenly poised in the opening few minutes, as neither team could seize the advantage and stayed level on the scoreboard. A tackle point from the Steelers' defence followed by a touch point from Kandola saw the momentum tilt in Haryana’s favour. Surender Nada’s tackle on V Ajith Kumar reduced U Mumba to just three men on the mat, and Kandola tagged all three in the subsequent raid before diving past the midline to inflict the game’s first All Out and give the Steelers an eight-point lead. U Mumba r...
U Mumba looking to reclaim place in top six when they take on Bengal Warriors

U Mumba looking to reclaim place in top six when they take on Bengal Warriors

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Triple Panga Saturday will bring three tantalising vivo Pro Kabaddi contests. In the first game, Tamil Thalaivas will take on Dabang Delhi, and later U Mumba will go head-to-head against the Bengal Warriors. In the main event, Telugu Titans will battle Puneri Paltan. Check out our preview for all three games: Match 110: Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi K.C. Three straight losses have seen the Tamil Thalaivas slip to 11th on the points table. The Thalaivas’ usually sturdy defence has been below par in their last three matches. On average, they have picked up a shade under 10 tackle points but have given up over 22 raid points in their past three games. The Thalaivas will likely have to win all four matches to end the franchise’s wait for a playoff spot. Dabang Delhi are winless in...
Pardeep Narwal’s powerful performance helps U.P. Yoddha upstage Jaipur Pink Panthers

Pardeep Narwal’s powerful performance helps U.P. Yoddha upstage Jaipur Pink Panthers

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A 14-point outing from Pardeep Narwal and nine from Surender Gill saw U.P. Yoddha beat the Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-34. With this win, U.P. climbed to fourth on the VIVO Pro Kabaddi points table. The Pink Panthers raced to a 5-0 lead, courtesy of two points from Sahul Kumar and Arjun Deshwal, and another tackle point from Deepak Singh. U.P. found themselves on the brink of an early All Out but managed to escape it due to Ashu Singh’s all-round brilliance. The defender first picked up a couple of points as the last man on the mat for his side and then Super Tackled Deshwal to help U.P. bring parity to the scoreline. But two unanswered points from Jaipur reduced U.P. to a solitary man again, and the Pink Panthers' defence made no mistake in pinning the raider down to inflict the game’s ...
Naveen’s late heroics rescue tie for Dabang Delhi

Naveen’s late heroics rescue tie for Dabang Delhi

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Four points from Naveen Kumar in the final minute of the game helped Dabang Delhi rescue a 39-39 tie against the Bengal Warriors. Maninder Singh was the star of the show for Bengal, as he finished the game with 16 points. With this tie, Delhi reclaimed second place on the vivo Pro Kabaddi points table. The Warriors got off to a dream start, as they raced to a 5-2 lead, courtesy of three raid points from Maninder, one from Rohit and a tackle point from Vishal Mane. Maninder’s fourth raid of the night left Delhi with a solitary man on the mat and the Warriors defence pinned him down in the subsequent raid to inflict the game’s first All Out and give their team a 10-6 lead. Maninder and Naveen went back-and-forth over the next few minutes, before Delhi’s defence finally managed to bring...
Second spot in the standings at stake for Dabang Delhi when they battle Bengal Warriors

Second spot in the standings at stake for Dabang Delhi when they battle Bengal Warriors

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A fascinating vivo Pro Kabaddi doubleheader is in the offing on Thursday. In the first game, defending champions Bengal Warriors will face Dabang Delhi, while in the second, Puneri Paltan will take on league-leaders Patna Pirates. Check out our preview for both games: Match 106: Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi The Bengal Warriors come into this game on the back of a disappointing tie against the Telugu Titans. It was the same old story for the Warriors, as Maninder Singh led by example with a Super 10, but the rest of the team failed to follow in their captain’s lead. The defence had another weak outing, as they only scored eight tackle points and conceded 18 raid points. Bengal is winless in its last four matches and with four games left, the team will likely need to win all their rem...
Gujarat Giants and Jaipur Pink Panthers to slug it out for place in top six

Gujarat Giants and Jaipur Pink Panthers to slug it out for place in top six

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As we enter the business of the vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8 league stage, the competition for a place in the top six is as open as it could be. Three teams vying for a playoff spot will look to inch closer to their goal on Monday. In the first game of today’s doubleheader, the Gujarat Giants will take on the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Later, reigning champions Bengal Warriors will battle Telugu Titans. Check out our preview for both games. Match 100: Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Last night, the Gujarat Giants registered a hard-fought 40-36 win over the Bengaluru Bulls to cut the gap to fifth-placed U Mumba to five points. Pardeep Kumar was the star of the show for the Giants, as the raider finished with a game-high 14 points to lead his side to victory. Parvesh Bhainswal and S...
Mohammadreza Chiyaneh’s majestic performance powers Patna Pirates past Gujarat Giants

Mohammadreza Chiyaneh’s majestic performance powers Patna Pirates past Gujarat Giants

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A sensational display from Left Corner Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and a Super 10 from Guman Singh helped Patna Pirates beat Gujarat Giants 43-23. The Iranian scored eight tackle points and became the fourth defender to go past the 50-point mark this season. With this win, the Pirates leapfrogged the Bengaluru Bulls into second place on the points table. The Giants were in the ascendancy early, courtesy of a Super Raid from Rajput. Pardeep added another touch point to Gujarat’s total before Rajput struck again and sent Guman Singh to the bench to reduce the Pirates to two players on the mat. The Giants made their momentum count and inflicted an All Out on the Pirates to take a six-point lead. Mohammadreza’s sensational Dash on Mahendra kickstarted a 6-0 run for Patna that saw them reduce Gujar...
Tamil Thalaivas and Jaipur Pink Panthers seek hattrick of wins, while U Mumba and U.P. Yoddha look to end losing streak

Tamil Thalaivas and Jaipur Pink Panthers seek hattrick of wins, while U Mumba and U.P. Yoddha look to end losing streak

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Vivo Pro Kabaddi’s enthralling triple-header will play the perfect companion this weekend. In the first game, U Mumba will take on the in-form Tamil Thalaivas, and later, U.P. Yoddha will face the Telugu Titans. In the main event, Jaipur Pink Panthers will go head-to-head against the Haryana Steelers in a battle for the fourth spot on the points table. Check out our preview for all three games: Match 95: U Mumba vs Tamil Thalaivas Two straight losses have seen U Mumba slip to seventh on the points table, albeit only five points behind fourth-placed Haryana Steelers, who have played a game more. U Mumba’s raiding unit performed well in both games, but the usually sturdy defence had two weak performances, which led to them losing both matches. If U Mumba’s defence can tighten the...