The semi-finals of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 were held at the Dome at the NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday night. Jaipur Pink Panthers put up an inspiring performance as they defeated Bangalore Bulls 49-29. Sahul Kumar emerged as one of the best players for the Panthers as he scored 10 points in the game.
Puneri Paltan came back from a first half deficit and an injury to a Raider to beat a resilient Tamil Thalaivas 39-37. this was their first time playing in the finals of vivo Pro Kabaddi. pankaj Mohite (16 points) and Mohammad Nabibakhsh (6 points) were the stars of an incredibly tense and energetic stars of the night.
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls
Arjun Deshwal selected up a couple of raid factors to give the Panthers a 5-3 lead in the Fifth minute.V Ajith Kumar quickly finished off a splendid raid and aided the Panthers prolong their lead additionally. The Bulls fought back via their protective unit and gotten to within striking distance of the Panthers’ rating in the 10th min.
A few minutes later, the Panthers hit an All-Out to take the game by a rating of 18-10. Vikash Kandola rounded off a wonderful raid for the Bulls in the 18th min, yet the Panthers still led. With the Bulls leading 24-15 at the end of the very first half, Bharat found it hard to consistently break through the Panthers’ defense.
The Panthers rode their momentum as well as created an All-Out in the opening minutes of the 2nd half. after that, V Ajith Kumar caught Sachin Narwal and Reza Mirbagheri took on Bharat to provide the Panthers a comfy 33-19 lead in the 27th min. The Panthers continued their attack and also went with another All-Out in the 29th minute.
The Panthers, led by Sahul Kumar, revealed their best form. The Bulls dealt with Arjun Deshwal in the 37th min, but the Panthers continued to hold a 46-27 lead. After that, the Panthers’ raiders stepped meticulously and also at some point sealed their location in the finals.
|Top Performers||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Bengaluru Bulls|
|Best Raider||V Ajith Kumar (13 Raid Points)||Bharat (7 Raid Points)|
|Best Defender||Sahul Kumar (10 Tackle Points)||Saurabh Nandal (4 Tackle Points)|
Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas
It started out evenly matched until the Thalaivas defense woke up and also caught the game. the raid by Narender as well as Ajinkya Pawar was matched by some fantastic defensive play while Paltan faltered.
It took multiple Super Tackles for Paltan to postpone what need to have been an Early All-Out game. When the first All-Out came, the Thalaivas led 15-11. In sync and also in control, the Thalaivas began to take control of the game and despite a decrease in numbers during some great raids by Pankaj Mohite, they implemented some Super Tackles of their own to see to it they didn’t give up the All-Out. going into halftime the Thalaivas led 21-15, however had fewer gamers on the flooring.
As the second half began, Puneri Paltan was figured out to install an early All-Out to restore energy. However it proved difficult to face the powerful and resilient Thalaivas in a game missing two key raiders. Mohammad Nabibakhsh’s brilliance helped them get their first All-Out to make it a one-point game.
The game was linked 30-30 with 5 mins left in the game. late in the game Paltan’s captain Fazel Atrachali generated two clutch factors in the game and both romoved Ajinkya Pawar. paltan took a 36-30 lead with only 3 minutes left. It was a lead they had never let go, shutting out the Thalaivas, and completing the game wisely to breakthrough to the last.
|Top Performers||Puneri Paltan||Tamil Thalaivas|
|Best Raider||Pankaj Mohite (14 Raid Points)||Narender (11 Raid Points)|
|Best Defender||Gaurav Khatri (4 Tackle Points)||Sahil Gulia (3 Tackle Points)|