U.P. Yoddhas and Patna Pirates played out a see-saw battle throughout their vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game, however, the Yoddhas picked up crucial tackle points in the last minute of the match to win it 35-33 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. Pardeep Narwal continued his stupendous form as he racked up 15 points on the night.
U.P. Yoddhas inflicted an All-Out in the 8th minute to take a big lead at 9-2. While Pardeep Narwal and Rohit Tomar led the charge for the raiding unit, Gurdeep and Sumit picked up tackle points for the Yoddhas. However, Rohit Gulia carried out a couple of raids and kept the Pirates in the game at 6-11 in the 15th minute. Sachin also stepped up his game as the Pirates reduced the Yoddhas to two players on the mat in the 16th minute.
Moments later, the Pirates inflicted an All-Out to take the lead at 12-11. Thereafter, Pardeep Narwal picked up a couple of touch points and helped the Yoddhas regain the lead at 15-14, however, Sachin tackled Gurdeep and equalised the score at 15-15 on the stroke of halftime.
Pardeep continued to showcase top form in the second half and helped the Yoddhas inch ahead at 18-15 in the 24th minute. The Record-Breaker pulled off a magnificent multi-point raid in the 27th minute as the Yoddhas inflicted an All-Out to attain a stronghold in the match at 23-17. The Yoddhas defenders also backed up their star raider and helped their side to keep moving forward.
But Rohit Gulia kept the Pirates in the game at 23-26 after effecting a couple of brilliant raids. The Pirates rode on the momentum and inflicted an All-Out in the 33rd minute and trailed by just one point at 26-27. Thereafter, both sides kept trading points and they were locked at 32-32 in the 39th minute.
Sachin picked up a raid point, but Pardeep contributed with a bonus point right after as the neck and neck battle continued. However, the Yoddhas managed to carry out crucial tackles against Sachin and Gulia in the last minute of the match, which helped them to clinch a thrilling win in the end.
Best Raider - Pardeep Narwal (15 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Gurdeep (3 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Rohit Gulia (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (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.