Pro Kabaddi League: Vishal, Amit Hooda help Dabang Delhi K.C. clinch thrilling victory
Hyderabad, November 20, 2022
Dabang Delhi K. C. earned a much-needed 30-27 victory over Patna Pirates in the vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.
In a game of defenders taking centrestage for both sides, Delhi's Vishal and Amit Hooda scored 5 tackle points each, while Patna's Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh set the record for the most tackle points in a single game (16 points) in the history of the tournament.
Vijay Malik picked up a few raid points as Dabang Delhi side took the lead at 9-3 in the 7th minute. The Pirates were on the verge of getting all out, but they tackled Naveen Kumar and stayed afloat.
The Delhi side had more opportunities to pick up an all out, but Ranjit Naik in the raiding department and Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh in defense kept them at bay. The Pirates carried out a super tackle in the 16th minute and reached within touching distance of Delhi's score at 10-12. Naveen found it difficult to breach the opponent's defense, but the team from the capital city managed to stay in the lead at 14-12.
The Pirates hung in there and eventually levelled the scores at 14-14 in the 24th minute. Neeraj Kumar and Chiyaneh pulled off a super tackle in the 27th minute and helped their side to take the lead at 17-16. The defensive duo carried out another super tackle soon after as the Pirates kept forging ahead.
However, the Delhi defense also showcased top form, disallowing the Pirates to pull ahead with a big lead. But, Neeraj and Chiyaneh kept carrying out tackles and helped the Pirates stay in the lead at 21-19 in the 33rd minute. The Delhi side finally managed to inflict an all out in the 34th minute and regained the lead at 23-22.
The Dabang Delhi K. C. defense unit carried out a couple of fantastic tackles to help their team extend their lead at 27-23 in the 37th minute.
Chiyaneh and Gulia picked up raid points in the last few minutes of the match, but Delhi's raider Malik ensured that his team walks off the mat as winners of the match.
Award Winners of the Night:
Match 1: U.P. Yoddhas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Reza Mirbagheri (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Moment of the Match - Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Match 2: Telugu Titans vs U Mumba
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Vishal Bharadwaj (Telugu Titans)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Siddharth Desai (Telugu Titans)
Moment of the Match - Siddharth Desai (Telugu Titans)
Match 3: Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Patna Pirates
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (Patna Pirates)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Amit Hooda (Dabang Delhi K.C.)
Moment of the Match - Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (Patna Pirates)
7:30 PM: Haryana Steelers vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
8:30 PM: Bengaluru Bulls vs Puneri Paltan
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
All the matches can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar