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Season 8’s maiden Maharashtra Derby awaits U Mumba and Puneri Paltan

Season 8’s maiden Maharashtra Derby awaits U Mumba and Puneri Paltan

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It’s the Maharashtra Derby Day in vivo Pro Kabaddi on Thursday. Fifth-placed U Mumba will take on the 11th-placed Puneri Paltan in Season 8’s first Maharashtra Derby. But before that, defending champions Bengal Warriors will take on Tamil Thalaivas in the first game tonight. Check out our preview for both matches: Match 51: Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas The defending champions have had a horrid run of results of late. They have lost four of their last five matches and sit 10th on the points table. Skipper Maninder Singh has been the only silver lining so far this season. The raider is one of only four players to breach the 100-point mark this season. The Warriors’ issue has been their defence. They have scored the fewest tackle points in the league (62) and conceded the fi...
Jaipur Pink Panthers halt Naveen Express’ Super 10 streak and hand Dabang Delhi their first loss of the season

Jaipur Pink Panthers halt Naveen Express’ Super 10 streak and hand Dabang Delhi their first loss of the season

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An engaging, back-and-forth affair finished with Jaipur Pink Panthers beating Dabang Delhi K.C. 30-28. This was Delhi’s first loss of the season. Deepak Hooda had a day to remember, as he not only led his team to victory with nine points but also eclipsed 900 raid points in vivo Pro Kabaddi. Naveen Kumar scored his 600th raid point in this game, becoming only the ninth player in league history to achieve the feat. However, he finished the game with only seven points, ending his incredible streak of consecutive Super 10s at 28. Delhi were in the ascendancy early and took a 6-2 lead, with Naveen responsible for three of those. The Pink Panthers rallied back with five unanswered points courtesy of two raid points from Deshwal, a Super Tackle from Sahul and another tackle point from Sandeep...
Tamil Thalaivas down Haryana Steelers with dominant defensive display and climb to fourth on the table

Tamil Thalaivas down Haryana Steelers with dominant defensive display and climb to fourth on the table

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A dogged defensive display from the Tamil Thalaivas helped them beat the Haryana Steelers 45-26. Manjeet was the Thalaivas’ top scorer with 10 points, while Sagar and Surjeet Singh combined for 15 tackle points in a terrific outing for their side. The Steelers picked up a couple of points in the first raid of the game, courtesy of a bonus point and a self out by Surjeet Singh, but the Thalaivas dominated proceedings post that. Manjeet picked up three touch points, and Tamil’s defence pinned down Meetu and Vikash Kandola to leave Haryana with just a solitary man on the mat. Sagar pinned down the lone Steeler with a Double Thigh Hold to help the Thalaivas inflict an All Out and take a 9-2 lead. The Thalaivas extended their lead to 11, courtesy of Sagar and Surjeet’s assured tackling. M...
Super 10 specialists Arjun Deshwal and Naveen Kumar to face off when Pink Panthers take on Dabang Delhi

Super 10 specialists Arjun Deshwal and Naveen Kumar to face off when Pink Panthers take on Dabang Delhi

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An explosive doubleheader will kickstart the week’s action in vivo Pro Kabaddi. The red-hot Tamil Thalaivas will battle the resurgent Haryana Steelers in the first game, and later, the Jaipur Pink Panthers will go head-to-head against Dabang Delhi K.C. Check out our preview for both matches: Match 45: Tamil Thalaivas vs Haryana Steelers The Tamil Thalaivas have had a good season thus far. They are unbeaten in five games and sit fifth on the points table. Their defence has played a significant role in their success this season. Skipper Surjeet leads the league in tackle points (22), while corner defender Sagar has the most High 5s in Season 8 (three). Manjeet and Ajinkya Pawar have been vital on offence, and the Thalaivas will be leaning on the duo to continue performing well an...
Aslam Inamdar announces his arrival with astounding 17-point night and leads Puneri Paltan to victory

Aslam Inamdar announces his arrival with astounding 17-point night and leads Puneri Paltan to victory

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Puneri Paltan’s young sensation Aslam Inamdar scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Puneri Paltan to a 39-27 victory over the Bengal Warriors. The Paltan’s defence had a spectacular night, outscoring their Warriors counterparts 13-2. Maninder Singh was Bengal’s top scorer with 13 points, while Akash Pikalmunde came off the bench to score eight. Maninder was up-and-running early with a Super Raid in the fourth minute that saw the Warriors race to a 5-2 lead and reduced the Paltan to just two players on the mat. But the undermanned defence turned the tide of the contest with a couple of Super Tackles that helped the Paltan take a two-point lead. The Paltan extended their lead to four with a couple of quick points, reducing the Warriors to three players on the mat. Bengal’s defence...
Dabang Delhi K.C. and Patna Pirates aim to leapfrog Bengaluru Bulls on points table

Dabang Delhi K.C. and Patna Pirates aim to leapfrog Bengaluru Bulls on points table

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Pardeep Narwal and U.P. Yoddha will go head-to-head against Naveen Kumar and Dabang Delhi K.C in the first game. That will be followed by Fazel Atrachali and U Mumba battling Siddharth Desai and the Telugu Titans. In the main event, coach Manpreet Singh’s Gujarat Giants will face the Patna Pirates, the team he led to the title as captain in Season 3. Ahead of these tantalizing contests, check out our preview for all three matches: Match 40: U.P. Yoddha vs. Dabang Delhi K.C. U.P. Yoddha have had a slow start to their campaign. They have won only one of their six games so far are currently 10th on the points table. Despite the team’s unideal start to the season, coach Jasveer Singh won’t be too concerned. U.P. Yoddha were off to poor starts in Season 6 and Season 7 but reached the p...
Super second-half showing from Haryana Steelers guides them past Bengal Warriors

Super second-half showing from Haryana Steelers guides them past Bengal Warriors

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A sensational second-half display from the Haryana Steelers helped them beat the Bengal Warriors 41-37 and climb to sixth on the vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8 points table. Meetu and Vikash Kandola combined to score 19 points for the Steelers, while Warriors captain Maninder Singh was the game’s top scorer with 14. The two teams split the first six points evenly, but then the Warriors kicked into gear, outscoring the Steelers 4-1 to take a 7-4 lead and reduce the Steelers to three players on the mat. Haryana managed to cut the deficit to one courtesy of a Super Tackle from Jaideep, but Bengal responded with three unanswered points to reclaim their advantage and keep the Steelers pegged on the backfoot. Maninder escaped a tackle attempt from Ravi Kumar to reduce the Steelers to a solitary...
Ajinkya Pawar’s incredible form continues as Tamil Thalaivas and Patna Pirates play out a tie

Ajinkya Pawar’s incredible form continues as Tamil Thalaivas and Patna Pirates play out a tie

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A back-and-forth contest between the Tamil Thalaivas and Pirates finished in a 30-30 tie. They extended their unbeaten streaks to five and four games, respectively. Ajinkya Pawar stole the show, scoring 12 points after coming off the bench. The game was evenly poised for the first eight minutes, but a two-point from Monu Goyat turned the tide in the Pirates’ favour. Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Prashanth Kumar Rai’s solid work on defence gave Patna a four-point lead as they closed in on an All Out. Ajinkya Pawar came off the bench and picked up bonus points at will, but Patna continued to add to their tally with touches and tackles and reduced the Thalaivas to just a couple of men on the mat. Monu’s excellent Ankle Hold on Pawar helped the Pirates finally inflict an All Out to take a seven-...
Points table summit in sight for Patna Pirates when they take on Tamil Thalaivas

Points table summit in sight for Patna Pirates when they take on Tamil Thalaivas

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The top three of the vivo Pro Kabaddi standings could get a big makeover after today’s intriguing double-header. In the first game, the in-form Patna Pirates will take on the gritty Tamil Thalaivas, and later, the Bengaluru Bulls will face the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Check out our preview for both matches: Match 36: Patna Pirates vs. Tamil Thalaivas Bar the blemish against U.P. Yoddha, Patna Pirates have been perfect in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8. They have won 80% of their games this season, the highest in the league, and have won three on the trot. Their raiding trio of Monu Goyat, Prashanth Kumar Rai and Sachin has been the key to their success this season. Patna’s defence has also been spectacular. The Pirates average 12.6 tackle points per game, the most in the league this se...
Naveen and Rajnish’s duel for the ages ends with Dabang Delhi narrowly beating Telugu Titans

Naveen and Rajnish’s duel for the ages ends with Dabang Delhi narrowly beating Telugu Titans

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Naveen Kumar’s 25-point performance helped Dabang Delhi K.C. beat Telugu Titans 35-34 in a thriller. The victory saw Delhi climb to the top of the vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8 standings. Rajnish scored a career-high 20 raid points for the Telugu Titans, who slipped their fourth defeat in six games this season. The Naveen Express was off to a stellar start, picking up five points in the first six minutes to help Dabang Delhi take a 7-4 lead. But Rajnish and Ankit combined to help the Titans level the score with three unanswered points. Naveen and Rajnish scored the game’s next seven points, with the Delhi star scoring four and the Telugu raider adding three to his team’s total as they remained separated on the scoreboard by a solitary point. Naveen completed his Super 10 with a touch point o...