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PKL 2021 LIVE: Day 1 - Bengal Warriors, U Mumba start with wins - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog

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Maninder Singh Nitesh Kumar Kabaddi Bengal Warriors UP Yoddha PKL
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Bengal Warriors captain Maninder Singh and UP Yoddha captain Nitesh Kumar

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 23 Dec 2021 5:42 PM GMT

Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog from Day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021

After a hiatus of almost two years, the Pro Kabaddi League or the PKL finally makes a grand return to the screens today. Though the entire season will be held in a complete bio bubble with no crowds in the stadium, the excitement for some thrilling Kabaddi action is right up there.

And what better than a triple header, including the defending champions - Bengal Warriors in action, on the very first day of the league's return.

PKL 2021 Day 1 Schedule

Bengaluru Bulls v/s U Mumba - 7:30 pm IST

Telugu Titans v/s Tamil Thaliavas - 8:30 pm IST

Bengal Warriors v/s UP Yoddha - 9:30 pm IST

Stay tuned for all the latest updates!

Live Updates

  • 22 Dec 2021 5:31 PM GMT

    Thank you for joining in!

    And it is time we draw curtains on a thrilling first day of the PKL. If the first contest between the boys from Mumbai and Bengaluru was completely lopsided, the second match made up for it with nothing to separate the Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas at the end of 40 minutes.

    Pardeep Narwal, on the other hand, made a forgettable debut for UP Yoddha as they crumbled to the defending champions Bengal Warriors in a tight contest.

    Results:

    U Mumba 46-30 Bengaluru Bulls

    Telugu Titans 40-40 Tamil Thaliavas

    Bengal Warriors 38-33 UP Yoddha

  • 22 Dec 2021 5:27 PM GMT

    Bengal Warriors WIN!

    The defending champions start their campaign with a resounding 38-33 win over the UP Yoddha. They managed to keep Pardeep Narwal off the court for a long time, thanks to Nabibakhsh, and they reaped the rewards!

  • 22 Dec 2021 5:25 PM GMT

    Less than a minute left

    Bonus awarded to UP, and the Warriors decide to challenge. Review successful and they keep their review.

    Warriors 38-31 Yoddha

  • 22 Dec 2021 5:15 PM GMT

    SUPER RAID, SUKESHHH!

    First super raid of the season for Sukesh Hegde. He gets a bonus and takes out both the corners from UP. A terrible try at a double thigh hold from Sumit and captain Nitesh tries to join him, but Hegde manages to escape.

    Warriors 37-28 Yoddha

  • 22 Dec 2021 5:13 PM GMT

    Less than 6 minutes left

    Just six minutes left in the contest and Warriors lead 34-28. The Yoddhas of UP have done well though to not let this slip away.


  • 22 Dec 2021 5:09 PM GMT

    Bengal in control!

    Just some casual exchange of points and Bengal Warriors continue to maintain a healthy lead. 

    Warriors 34-25 Yoddha

     


  • 22 Dec 2021 5:00 PM GMT

    UP, ALL OUT!

    This game has turnaround completely in the past five minutes. 10 points for Warriors in this half compared to just 2 for Yoddha. Second all out on UP.

    Warriors 29-20 Yoddha


  • 22 Dec 2021 4:59 PM GMT

    SUPER RAID, NABIBAKHSH!

    This man is continuing from where he left off in the Final of the previous edition. A four-point SUPER RAID, and UP is down to just one man.

    Warriors 25-19 Yoddha

  • 22 Dec 2021 4:58 PM GMT

    Nabibaksh dominating Pardeep

    Pardeep has been taken out four times during a raid today, and Nabibaksh has got him thrice. WHAT DOMINATION.

    Warriors 21-19 Yoddha

  • 22 Dec 2021 4:56 PM GMT

    5 players Out of Bounds!

    A total of 5 players have been given Out of Bounds so far in this match. BAFFLING. 

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