UP Yoddha defeated Puneri Paltan 42-31 in the 133rd match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the UP Yoddha was Pardeep Narwal. He was ably supported by Surender Gill. Aslam Inamdar's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach Jasveer Singh and Arjun Singh will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to the semifinal of the season, in which they will face Patna Pirates. This loss cost Puneri Paltan the season as they are out of the season.
UP Yoddha were dominant in the raiding department scoring 25 points to Puneri Paltan 21. When it came to tackling UP Yoddha scored 10 points to Puneri Paltan 8 points. UP Yoddha cleaned up the opposition into 3 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the UP Yoddha was Ashu Singh staying on the mat for 99% of the raids and scoring 0 points.
UP Yoddha led right from the word go with their lead going as high as 8 points in the 38th raid. At half-time, they led by 8 and easily wrapped up the match with a score difference of 11.
UP Yoddha were simply superior in the raiding department led by Pardeep Narwal
Pardeep Narwal scored 19 raid points and he was supported by Surender Gill with 5 points. Pardeep Narwal kept picking points to keep the Puneri Paltan at bay.
Aslam Inamdar delivered for the Puneri Paltan with 10 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the UP Yoddha. Puneri Paltan scored a total of 21 raid points and their raiders were tackled 22 times.
UP Yoddha scored when mattered
The teams were well-matched in both raiding and defence, but the UP Yoddha picked points when it mattered. Eventually, they sent Puneri Paltan for 3 all-outs but conceded just 1. And that helped them get a sufficient lead to run away with the match.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||UP 0 - 1 PU||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Aslam Inamdar gets the better of Shubham Kumar.|
|Raid 8||UP 0 - 4 PU||Surender Gill (UP)||Surender Gill thrown out of lobby by Puneri Paltan defense, Vishal Bharadwaj manages to stay inside the line and saves a point.|
|Raid 13||UP 1 - 9 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat muscles his way past Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 21||UP 5 - 9 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||That takes some guts. Solo Tackle by Sumit to take out raider Mohit Goyat.|
|Raid 25||UP 10 - 10 PU||Shubham Shelke (PU)||Shubham Kumar, Ashu Singh trap raider Shubham Shelke, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 32||UP 17 - 12 PU||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||SUPER Pardeep WITH A SUPER RAID! He makes his way past half of the Puneri Paltan defense and picks up 5 massive points for his side!|
|Raid 34||UP 17 - 15 PU||Surender Gill (UP)||SUPER TACKLE! Hadi Tajik, Vishal Bharadwaj makes a fantastic tackle on Surender Gill|
|Raid 36||UP 19 - 16 PU||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Pardeep gets the better of Vishal Bharadwaj, Hadi Tajik.|
|Raid 37||UP 22 - 17 PU||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Aslam Inamdar out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 38||UP 25 - 17 PU||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||SUPER Pardeep WITH A SUPER RAID! He makes his way past half of the Puneri Paltan defense and picks up 3 massive points for his side!|
|Raid 47||UP 29 - 19 PU||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||SUPER Pardeep WITH A SUPER RAID! He makes his way past half of the Puneri Paltan defense and picks up 3 massive points for his side!|
|Raid 50||UP 33 - 21 PU||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Aslam Inamdar out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 65||UP 36 - 27 PU||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Pardeep is tackled successfully by Puneri Paltan defense.|
|Raid 71||UP 38 - 29 PU||Surender Gill (UP)||That takes some guts. Solo Tackle by Sombir to take out raider Surender Gill.|
|Raid 77||UP 41 - 30 PU||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Sombir, Mohit Goyat has to leave as Pardeep gets a touch on him.|