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Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 Semi-Final 1 Highlights: Pradeep Narwal struggles, Patna Pirates beat UP Yoddha

LIVE Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha: Get the Live Kabaddi Scores, Raid by Raid Commentary, Latest Match Updates, Full Scorecard, Match Highlights and Latest News as UP Yoddha take on Patna Pirates in the semi-final of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 on Wednesday.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk Bengaluru Updated on: February 23, 2022 20:39 IST
UP Yoddha's Pradeep Narwal asking for a point (File Photo)
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UP Yoddha's Pradeep Narwal asking for a point (File Photo)

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 Semi-Final 1 Highlights: Pradeep Narwal struggles, Patna Pirates beat UP Yoddha

The second last episode of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 will take place on February 23 Wednesday where Patna Pirates will cross swords with UP Yoddha in the first semi-final while the Dabang Delhi will take on Bengaluru Bulls in the second semi-final. Pradeep Narwal up against his former team Patna Pirates will be a mouth-watering contest while Pawan Sherawat will be rearing to perform against Dabang Delhi. 

Here we are then! The first semifinal is about to start - Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha

Second Half Patna Pirates 38-27 UP Yoddha

  • Patna Pirates claimed 16 points in the SF
  • Patna all-out, UP need 7 points to level
  • UP fighting back!
  • The game is all over, Only Pradeep Narwal's excellence can save UP
  • First point for Pradeep in the second half
  • UP's defence is all over the place
  • UP all-out for the 3rd time
  • Super Tackle for UP
  • Pradeep gets caught in the first raid of the second half

 

First Half - Patna Pirates 23 - 9 UP Yoddha

  • Patna led by 14 points
  • UP on the verge of getting all-out for the second time in the match
  • 14 minutes into the game and Pradeep is yet to open his account
  • Patna led by 7 points
  • UP get all-out in the 9th minute of the first half. 
  • Two pointer raid for Patna, lead by 3 points
  • Super Tackle by UP Yoddha team to get their first point of the match
  • Pradeep gets out in the do-or-die raid
  • Back to back empty raids by Pradeep Narwal
  • Points for Patna in defence as well
  • Sachin claims first point of the match 
  • Pradeep with the first raid of the match 
  • UP to start the match with the first raid

UP Yoddha's starting 7 

Patna Pirates' starting 7

Will we get to see this in the Final?

History is with Patna!

Head to Head

Former Partner in Crime against each others!

Then and Now

Captains' Corner

Patna Pirates' Journey in PKL 2021-22

After missing out on a playoff berth in the last two seasons, the Patna Pirates roared their way into the semi-finals in Season 8. They won 16 matches and finished 11 points clear of second-placed Dabang Delhi with a score difference of +120, the largest in PKL history. Their defence is not only great but it’s historically great. Only two teams have averaged more tackle points in a season than the Pirates have in Season 8 (12.23) – U Mumba in Season 6 (12.57) and Season 2 (12.25). Mohammadreza Chiyaneh has led the Pirates’ defensive unit by example. The rookie has scored nine High 5s this season, joint-most in a PKL campaign alongside Surjeet Singh and Surender Nada. A 10th would go a long way in helping the Pirates inch closer to an unprecedented fourth PKL title.

UP Yoddha's Journey In PKL 2021-22

Standing in their way are the red-hot U.P. Yoddha. They booked their playoff berth with five wins in their last six matches and then beat the Puneri Paltan 42-31 in Eliminator 1 to advance to the semi-finals. Pardeep Narwal was the star of the show against Pune with 18 points, as he led U.P. to their maiden semi-final appearance. The Record-Breaker will now look to break the hearts of the team with whom he shattered every record during his five-year stint. Patna and Pardeep were synonymous with each other. They won three titles together but decided to part ways after two poor seasons by their lofty standards, and now face each other with a place in the PKL final on the line. A titanic tussle awaits U.P. and Pardeep will be gunning to get one over his former side.

Head to Head - Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha

The Patna Pirates hold a 5-4 lead in their head-to-head series against U.P. Yoddha. One game between the two sides finished in a tie. They split the season series 1-1, with U.P. winning the first and Patna emerging victorious in the second.

Ahead of the Pro Kabaddi League semi-final let's have a look at all key details. 

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 Semi-Final

February 23, 2022, Wednesday

Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha - Semi-Final 1 - 7.30 pm

Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls - Semi-Final 2 - 8.30 pm

Live Streaming

TV - Star Sports

Online - Hotstar

Probable starting 7

Patna Pirates: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashanth Kumar, Guman Singh, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh

UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Gurdeep, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit

Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kumar, Sandeep Narwal, Manjeet Chhillar, Joginder Narwal, Vijay, Krishan, Ashu Malik/Neeraj Narwal

Bengaluru Bulls: Pawan Sehrawat, Chandran Ranjit, Bharat, Mahender Rajput, Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Mayur Kadam

Ahead of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 semifinal here are some key stats

Top Raiders

1. Pawan Sehrawat - Bengaluru Bulls - 286

2. Arjun Deshwal - Pink Panthers - 267

3. Maninder Singh - Bengal Warriors - 262

4. Surender Gill - UP Yoddha - 188

5. Pardeep Narwal - UP Yoddha - 184

Top Defenders 

1. SagarTamil Thalaivas - 82

2. Mohammadreza Chiyaneh - Patna Pirates - 81

3. Jaideep - Haryana Steelers - 66

4. Saurabh Nandal - Bengaluru Bulls - 65

5. Sumit - UP Yoddha - 61