U.P. Yoddhas handed Haryana Steelers their third consecutive defeat in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 as they registered a comprehensive 40-34 victory at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday. Surender Gill starred for the Yoddhas as he earned 11 points to help his team get the win, while Pardeep Narwal also scored 8 crucial points for them.
Pardeep started the match with a raid point for U.P. Yoddhas. But Manjeet earned two bonus points and Meetu Sharma earned a raid point of his own to put the Steelers in the lead. Just when it looked like Haryana Steelers might take control of the match, Rohit Tomar earned two quick raid points to reduce the gap between the two sides. A minute later, Surender Gill executed a Super Raid and U.P. Yoddhas inflicted an All-Out to take the lead.
Jaideep Dahiya brought the Steelers back into the contest by getting two quick tackle points, sending both Rohit Tomar and the dangerous Pardeep onto the bench. But Nitesh Kumar brought Meetu down with a Super Tackle to ensure the Yoddhas stayed in the lead. Surender Gill earned a three-point Super Raid late in the first half as the Yoddhas went into halftime leading at 20-12.
The second half started with K. Prapanjan earning a quick raid point to reignite the Steelers' hopes. On the other end, Jaideep continued to earn quick tackle points as the Steelers inflicted an All-Out on the Yoddhas to set up a sensational comeback. Manjeet continued his good show on the night as he completed a two-point raid to level the score once again and put pressure on the opposition before tackling Pardeep to put the Steelers in the lead.
However, Surender pulled off another Super Raid to help U.P. Yoddhas get back their lead. A minute later, Meetu was caught by Rohit and the Yoddhas regained control. U.P. Yoddhas then inflicted another All-Out on Haryana Steelers as they took a 7-point lead with less than 5 minutes left in the game. Pardeep also managed a late Super Raid which sealed the deal for the Yoddhas.
Best Raider - Surender Gill (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Ashu Singh (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Manjeet (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Jaideep Dahiya (6 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.