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PKL Semi-final 2021 Live: Delhi win 2nd semi, will face Patna in the Final

PKL 2021 Semi-final Highlights: In the first semi-final, Patna Pirates beat UP Yodhas 38-27. While Dabang Delhi won the second game 40-35 against Bengaluru Bulls. Patna will take on Delhi in the final

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Photo: IANS

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PKL 2021 Semifinal Highlights: The Pro Kabaddi League 2021 has now reached its climax as the two teams for the final have been decided after a great showing by the four teams on the semi-finals day at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre in Bengaluru. The winners of these two semi-finals, Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi KC will now play in the PKL 2021 final on February 25, 2022, to be crowned the Champions of the final Panga. 

While Dabang Delhi beat 2018 PKL Champions Bengaluru Bulls in the second semi-final by 40-35, Patna Pirates defeated UP Yodhas in the first semi-final 38-27. 

Top Performers in 2nd Semi-Final between Dabang Delhi and Bengaluru Bulls

In the second semi-final, Pawan Sehrawat of Bengaluru Bulls scored 18 raid points, four of which came from Bonuses. On the other hand, Naveen Kumar of Dabang Delhi also got 14 raid points to his kitty
 
Top Performers in 1st Semi-Final between Patna Pirates and UP Yodhas

In the first semi-final, It was an all-round show by Patna Pirates as Guman Singh and Sachin scored 8 and 6 points each while raiding and Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, the Iranian defender got six tackle points to go with them. The fact that not Pradeep Narwal but Shrikant Jadhav was the best player and raider for UP Yodhas was a clear indication of the fact that how badly they were dominated. Shrikant scored eight raid points and a super tackle 

Catch all the Highlights, Updates and Scores from two PKL 2021 semi-finals here
10:07 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Get ready for the final Panga

10:00 PM

PKL Semi-final-2 Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 40-35 Bengaluru Bulls | Delhi make consecutive finals

 
The Delhi Capitals were led by a brilliant showing from their defence in the second half after it found it difficult in the first half to match the energy of Bengaluru's Pawan Sehrawat. In the second half of the match, Dabang Delhi got a total of 24 points against Bengaluru's 18. 
 
In terms of Raid Points, Delhi had 16 courtesy of a great showing by Naveen Kumar, the Naveen Express who completed a Super 10. In terms of tackles, there was nothing much to difference as Delhi had five and Bulls four. And once again, Delhi had two extra points thanks to an all-out in the second half as well to complement the one they had in the first half. 
9:52 PM

PKL Semi-final-2 Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 40-35 Bengaluru Bulls | Full Time | Delhi win


And a formality raid by Pawan Shehrawat means that Delhi will now go into the final and will face Patna Pirates on February 25 at the same venue in Bengaluru. 
 
This is has been a great showing by the Delhi teas as after being one point down at halftime, they have been able to get the win by five points at 40-35  to get to make it to the consecutive finals having made it to the final of the 2019 season as well. Post 2019, the PKL was marred by Covid-19 and no more seasons were held till this one, the eighth one 
9:46 PM

PKL Semi-final-2 Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 37-31 Bengaluru Bulls | Big mistake by Pawan.

 
Pawan Sheharawat went for the tackle and there was no point for that as Delhi now have five points lead 
9:45 PM

PKL Semi-final-2 Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 37-31 Bengaluru Bulls | This is getting tight

 
Pawan Shehrawat is making a game out of this game as the Bulls are now only five points away and they have at least two raids to go if they get two points an all-out might become a probability 
9:42 PM

PKL Semi-final-2 Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 37-30Bengaluru Bulls | Super 10 for Naveen Express

 
Naveen Kumar who has not looked at his best fitness-wise has now picked up a Super 10 even at that and has taken his team to an eight-point lead which is crucial in the match given that only 2 and half minutes remain 
9:37 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 35-27 Bengaluru Bulls | Pawan the Raid Machine

9:36 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 35-27 Bengaluru Bulls | 300 Raid Points for Pawan Shehrawat

 
Pawan is adamant about bringing Beneguluiru back in the game as he completes his 300 raid points in the current season. This is a huge success but that won't count if his team loses today so his main focus still remains to get the win for his team as time has been taken after he gets out. 
 
Bengaluru trail by eight points as of now 
9:28 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 30-23 Bengaluru Bulls | Time out!

 
Delhi are just now getting way too ahead of the Bengaluru Bulls with less than 10 minutes to go. The Time out has been taken and Delhi are now seven points ahead of their opponents. They were one point behind at the half time though  
9:26 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 30-23 Bengaluru Bulls | All out!!

 
Delhi are now getting ahead in the second round after yet another super tackle and now they are aiming at yet another all out as the Bulls are left with only one player on the mat and Abul Fazal Magshodlo come in to revive at least one player
 
But he would not get the revival as he has only the bonus point as he is tackled mid way and Delhi now have a six-point lead 
9:20 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 21-18 Bengaluru Bulls | Super Tackle !!

 
Dabang Delhi have started the second half in some fashion as they have inflicted a Super Tackle and now lead by three points after trailing by one point at halftime 
9:17 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 16-17 Bengaluru Bulls | Who will get it?

9:16 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 16-17 Bengaluru Bulls | Tight game at our hands

 
It has been one of the most fierce battles and in quite a contrast to the first semi-final as Delhi and Bengaluru fight neck to neck to meet Patna Pirates in the final on February 25. 
 
At the half time, While Delhi had 7 raid points, Bengaluru had 11
 
But when it came to tackle points, the team from the Indian capital led by 6-5 and also had two points from the only all-out fo the game so far
 
Each team has got one bonus each as well
9:10 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 16-17 Bengaluru Bulls | Half Time

 
Sandeep Narwal has now come back and is now raiding after taking a point from the tackle to draw the Dabang Delhi level. 
 
With just seconds to, Delhi would look for a point as it is a do or die raid and Bengaluru tackle Manjeet to give themselves a one-point lead at halftime 
9:06 PM

PKL Semi-final Live Updates | Dabang Delhi 15-15 Bengaluru Bulls | Too tight to call

 
With three minutes to go, the teams are very hard to differentiate between as of now as the lead keeps changing hands throughout the first half. 
 
And it seems that Dabang Delhi might get a lead ..well now as Umpire says raider is out 
 
Review taken by Delhi and the replay showed that the body of the raider was out of the lobby area and his hands cem from outside the lobby thus he would remain out 

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 7:05 PM IST

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