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The fans of Pro Kabaddi 2022 were treated to a doubleheader onTuesday, November 29. Two crucial league round games were held in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli Indoor Stadium. The table-toppers Puneri Paltan squared off against the 11th-placed Gujarat Giants, while U Mumba engaged the Haryana Steelers in a match. Here are the results of yesterday’s kabaddi game.

Dahiya stars for Giants in win over Puneri Paltan

On a night of high-scoring Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, Gujarat Giants picked up a 51-39 victory over Puneri Paltan, snapping Paltans’ five-match winning streak.

The Paltan got off to an impressive start, spilling the first blood and sweeping the opening rounds to take the lead right away. Aslam Inamdar and Sanket Sawant were both caught out by Giants captain Chandran Ranjit, but Paltan induced the first All-Out of the game to take 15-8. Ranjit and Parteek Dahiya stood up for Giants as soon as they recognized they were losing control of the game and orchestrated an incredible comeback. With their assistance, the Giants inflicted an All-Out of their own to reduce the deficit to one. As the game progressed, both teams continuously exchanged blows but Puneri Paltan got one point advantage when the teams entered the break.

With the help of Parteek Dahiya’s outstanding raiding, the Giant made a stunning comeback in the second half and destroyed the top-ranked Puneri Paltan to take the lead. Dahiya kept up his incredible play, dismantling Paltan’s defense in every raid and giving his squad the vital momentum they needed. Riding on the momentum wave, Gujarat inflicted two All-outs on the high-flying Puneri Paltanin in quick succession to close the match with a 51-39 victory. Gujarat, which now holds the 11th spot in the standings with 41 points, is still competing for a spot in the knockout phase. Puneri still leads the standings with 69 points after 19 games, despite their loss to Gujarat.

Pune won five straight games before coming into this matchup, while Gujarat lost their previous five games. Pune’s fans anticipated that they would win and secure their spot in the Pro Kabaddi 2022 playoffs, but the Giants, however, pulled off a surprising upset. Parteek Dahiya, a talented young all-arounder, delivered a phenomenal performance for Gujarat Giants recording 19 points for the team. For Puneri Paltan, on the other hand, Akash Shinde scored nine points, but his team fell short by a score of 12 points.

Haryana defeats U Mumba to keep its playoff hopes alive

After defeating U-Mumba 35-33, the Haryana Steelers continued their winning ways in another supercharged Kabaddi match.

Meetu Sharma pulled off an incredible four-point Super Raid to give Haryana Steelers an early lead in the game. Guman Singh’s successful raid and U Mumba’s strong defense, however, swiftly put an end to their hot streak and equalized the score 6-6. Mohit Nandal helped the Haryana Steelers maintain the advantage for the majority of the first half with a 100% success rate in tackles. In the last seconds of the first half, U Mumba’s defender Mohit brilliantly used an ankle hold to send Meetu to the bench, changing the momentum in their favor and enabling them to lead 13–12 at the half.

Jai Bhagwan’s three-point Super Raid helped U Mumba break the barrier and turn the momentum back in their favor. The star raider set up his team to inflict an All-Out on the Steelers and seize the lead at 22-17. U Mumba’s excitement was short-lived, though, as Manjeet was able to turn the game around once more with a Super Raid. The Steelers then inflicted an All-Out on U Mumba to secure a 31-28 advantage. The U Mumba raider gave their all in, but Haryana Steelers were able to hold onto the advantage and ultimately pull off an exciting 35-33 comeback victory.

The Steelers’ playoff aspirations are resurrected thanks to the heroic performance of Mohit Nandal, whose seven tackle points were essential to their two-point victory. The U Mumba captain Rinku gave it his all to turn the situation around, but his six tackle points were ineffective. After yesterday’s defeat, the Mumbai-based team’s chances of making the playoffs have dropped, and now their qualification would be more dependent on the performance of other teams than on their own.