Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan: Catch all the live updates from the Pro Kabaddi 2019 match between UP Yoddha and Puneri Paltan through News18 Sports' live blog. UP Yoddha beat Puneri Paltan 43-39 in the second game of matchday 65 at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida on Sunday. In the first match of the day, Pardeep Narwal's 34 raid points led Patna Pirates to a 69-41 win over Bengal Warriors at the same venue.
UP Yoddha got back-to-back wins at home as they beat Puneri Paltan on the second straight day of play in Noida. UP stand a chance of taking the third spot in the Pro Kabaddi 2019 league table if they win their remaining matches and they want to take that spot for an advantage in the playoffs. Puneri Paltan, on the other hand, fought hard after being inflicted with two all-outs in the first half itself but fell short in the end. UP Yoddha now lead Puneri Paltan 3-2 in their head-to-head record. LIVE STREAMING
Oct 6, 2019 9:53 pm (IST)
Amit raids for Pune and gets a touch on Nitesh Kumar.
Sachin then comes on for UP and takes out Surjeet.
Amit Kumar then raids last for Pune and takes out Amit but that's not enough as UP gets their second straight win at home.
UP Yoddha host Puneri Paltan in the second match of their home leg at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida. UP will look to get their second win at home after beating Dabang Delhi on Saturday.
UP Yoddha host Puneri Paltan in their second home match. (Photo Credit: PKL)
With a win in their first home leg match of the season, UP Yoddha will be eager to continue their positive momentum. Monu Goyat and Shrikant Jadhav are in good form at the moment and will be UP Yoddha's biggest threat on Sunday. Surender Gill and Rishank Devadiga are two more options the hosts can fall back upon in attack, if needed. On the defensive front, skipper Nitesh Kumar will be looking to organise his troops and neutralise Puneri Paltan's raiders. Sumit, who's their leading tackle points scorer this season, will also have a major role to play along with Ashu Singh.
After a win in their last game, Puneri Paltan will be looking to continue their winning ways. Despite being out of the running for a playoffs spot, Anup Kumar's men produced a memorable performance last time around that saw them beat Telugu Titans in the highest-scoring match in Pro Kabaddi history. They will be hoping for a similar display against UP Yoddha and will need the likes of Manjeet and Surjeet Singh to spearhead the offence and defence, respectively. Manjeet, who has been excellent in defence as well, is their leading raid points scorer this year. He will be hoping for support from the likes of Sushant Sail and Pankaj Mohite, who has been another bright spark for them this year. In defence, Puneri Paltan will need Balasaheb Jadhav and Sagar Krishna to also make their presence along with their skipper Surjeet.