PKL Final Live Updates: The final Panga of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 was won by Dabang Delhi KC, who defeated three-time champions.
Patna was seeking for its fourth victory in a row, and the club from India’s capital city was hoping to win the PKL trophy for the first time. The match was place at the Sheraton Grand in Bengaluru’s Whitefield neighbourhood.
The game got off to a fast start, with both raiding teams scoring points. The defences took a cautious approach and gave up easy Bonus Points as a result. The pace of Sachin caused problems for the Delhi defences, while the Patna defenders avoided tackling Delhi’s Naveen Kumar.
In the seventh minute, Mohammadreza Shadloui made the first successful tackle, sending Naveen Kumar to the dugout. Patna was able to get a man advantage on the mat as a result of this, and by the 11th minute, they had converted it into an ALL OUT.
The Pirates took a four-point lead, but Delhi rallied quickly, with Sandeep Narwal successfully challenging Sachin. Delhi matched Patna blow for blow, but Sachin’s shrewd raids kept the Pirates from going all-out. Both Delhi’s Joginder Narwal and Patna’s Mohammadreza Shadloui committed bizarre blunders in the left corner. In the dying minutes of the first half, it became a cagey affair, with neither team wanting to make a mistake. At halftime, the score was 17-15, with Patna leading. Both teams had only a few minutes to prepare 2 successful tackles each in the first half.
With successful raids, Naveen and Sachin began the second half. In the early minutes, however, Delhi’s seasoned defence came closer to inflicting an ALL OUT. Guman Singh, a raider, clinched a 2-point raid in the 6th minute after the break to rescue Patna, who were up against it. After that, Shadloui followed up with a tackle on Naveen Kumar. Patna believed they had turned the match around, but Delhi’s all-rounder Vijay snatched a 3-point Super Raid to keep the pressure on. With 10 minutes remaining in the final, the scores were tied at 24-24.
Following the first Time Out, Naveen clinched his Super 10. With 6 minutes remaining, Delhi continued to dominate the mat and imposed an ALL OUT.
As they saw an opportunity to take the game away from Patna, Vijay followed it up with a 2-point raid for Delhi. Patna’s defence, particularly Shadloui, was having an extremely bad night, and with 3 minutes left in the game, the squad allowed another 3-point Super Raid. In the process, the all-rounder selected his Super 10.
In the last minutes of the contest, Shadloui switched to raider to pick up points and make it a one-point game. But Naveen remained composed and crossed the baulk line to give Dabang Delhi K.C. the victory.