PKL 2019 highlights: Jaipur beat Bulls 41-34 to keep playoffs hope alive

File Photo: Haryana Steelers vs Dabang Delhi
In the first match on Day 66 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Deepak Narwal inspired a 41-34 Jaipur Pink Panthers victory against defending champions Bengaluru Bulls at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Friday. With this the playoffs hope of Jaipur are still alive but much will depend how UP Yoddha perform in their home leg, starting Saturday.  

Check Pro Kabaddi points table and schedule here

Deepak Narwal scored 16 points and was supported in the raiding department by Nilesh Salunke (9 points), as Jaipur maintained an outside chance of qualifying for the season seven playoffs. Pawan Sehrawat secured yet another Super 10 (14 points) but Bengaluru’s defence couldn’t match the Panthers on the night.

Pink Panthers were in no mood to let Bulls’ Pawan Sehrawat dictate the game as their defenders tackled the superstar raider twice in the early minutes to open up a three-point lead. Unfortunately for the season one champions, their captain and lead raider Deepak Niwas Hooda was not part of the squad, which meant they had to rely on the skills of Nilesh Salunke and Deepak Narwal for the raids. Similarly, Bengaluru’s secondary raider for the night was Sumit Singh, as their captain Rohit Kumar once again missed a match due to an injury. 

The game sprung to life in the 8th minute when Nilesh Salunke secured a three-point Super Raid. Bulls reacted immediately with a three-point Super Raid by Pawan Sehrawat and that sparked a series of high scoring moves as both sets of raiders found mistakes in the defences. Pawan Secured his Super 10 but no team could inflict an All-Out in a first half that saw five Super Raids and ended 20-18 in favour of the Panthers.

The second half started with a Super Tackle on Pawan Sehrawat but that was pretty much the only positive play in the early minutes for the Pink Panthers who conceded an All-Out in the 6th minute after the restart. The All-Out did not, however, shatter Panthers’ belief and their hard work paid off with seven minutes remaining when a Super Tackle on Pawan Sehrawat by Sandeep Dhull was followed up by a two-point raid by Deepak Narwal to level the points at 31-31. 

The last few minutes saw both sides trading blows. Guman Singh impressed for the Pink Panthers from the bench. Sandeep Dhull successfully tackled Pawan Sehrawat in the penultimate minute to give Panthers a two-point lead. The defence held firm in the final minute as Jaipur clinched an All-Out and an important victory.




Haryana vs Hyderabad: Here is the starting seven of both the teams

Haryana Steelers Vs. Telugu Titans
Sunil Right Corner Manish
Vinay Right In Rakesh Gowda
Vikas Kale Right Cover Farhad Milaghardan
Vikas Kandola Center Siddharth Desai
Ravi Kumar Left Cover C. Arun
Prashanth Kumar Rai Left In
Akash Choudhary
Kuldeep Singh Left Corner Aakash Anshul

Jaipur vs Bengaluru: Here is the starting seven of both the teams

Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs. Bengaluru Bulls
Amit Hooda Right Corner Saurabh Nandal
Nitin Narwal  Right In Sumit Singh
Pavan TR Right Cover Ankit
Nilesh Salunke Center Pawan Sehrawat ©
Vishal Left Cover Mahender Singh
Deepak Narwal Left In Banty
Sandeep Dhull Left Corner Amit Sheoran


Sandeep Dhull started of the season on a high. But in the 2nd half of the he has been struggling. Sandeep Dhull scoring average has not taken a hit. He has averaged 3.0 tackle points per match.
But the biggest difference has come in his tackle SR which has reduced to 41 in the last 10 matches.
His Tackle Failure % has also increased from 42% in the first 10 to 65% in the last 10.
Sandeep Dhull - PKL 7
First 10 Matches   Last 10 Matches
37 Tackle Points 30
3.7 Avg. Tackle Points 3.0
63 Tackle SR 41
42% Failed Tackle % 65%


Most Super Raids Conceded (Touch Points)

Most Super Raids Conceded (Touch Points) - PKL 7
Team Super Raids Conceded
Jaipur Pink Panthers 11
Puneri Paltan 9
Gujarat Fortunegiants 9


Jaipur’s defence were one of the best in the 1st half of the season. But the 2nd half have not been the same as their performance has taken a dip.
Jaipur have not got the best starts in the last 10 matches. Jaipur in the first 20 mins have managed to score at an average of 4.1 tackle points per match at a Tackle SR of just 34.
The team also has conceded 10.5 raid points and has an avg. of 8.1 failed tackles.
But in the 2nd half of the match Jaipur has a slightly improved performance scoring at an average of 6.3 tackle points per match and also has a Tackle SR of 42.
Jaipur Pink Panthers Last 10 Matches
  Avg. Tackle Points Tackle SR Avg. Raid Points Conceded Avg. Failed Tackles
1st Half 4.1 34 10.5 8.1
2nd half 6.3 42 12.0 10.1


Pawan Sehrawat this season as the match goes on has been more and more difficult to tackle him. Pawan Sehrawat failed raid % reduces across each phase. 
In the last 10 mins Pawan has a tackle failure % of just 20% which is just 1 out of every 5 raids.

Pawan Sehrawat Phase-wise - PKL 7
Time Raids Failed Raids % Failed
1-10 84 23 27%
11-20 80 21 26%
21-30 91 21 23%
31-40 127 25 20%

Most Raids in a Match

Most Raids in a Match – PKL 7
Raider Match Raids
Pawan Sehrawat Vs. Haryana Steelers, M#118 38
Pawan Sehrawat Vs. Bengal Warriors, M#24 30
Pawan Sehrawat Vs. Haryana Steelers, M#56 28
Pankaj Mohite Vs. Bengaluru Bulls, M#99 28

Most Raids in a Match

Most Raids in a Match – PKL Overall
Raider Match Raids
Pawan Sehrawat Vs. Haryana Steelers, M#118, PKL 7 38
Pardeep Narwal Vs. Bengal Warriors, Quarter-final 2, PKL 5 36
Pardeep Narwal Vs. Haryana Steelers, Eliminator 2, PKL 5 34


Pawan Sehrawat has been unstoppable in the last few matches. Pawan Sehrawat in the last match against Haryana Steelers was exceptional scoring 39 raid points. He broke Pardeep Narwal’s most raid points in a match of 34.
Pawan Sehrawat is the only raider in PKL history to score all of team’s raid points in a match (Last Match vs. Haryana Steelers).

Most Raid Points in a Match – PKL Overall
Raider Match Raid Points
Pawan Sehrawat Vs. Haryana Steelers, M#118, PKL 7 39
Pardeep Narwal Vs. Haryana Steelers, Eliminator 2, PKL 5 34
Rohit Kumar Vs. U.P. Yoddha, M#51, PKL 5 30


If Jaipur Pink Panthers lose without a point then they will be knocked out of the playoffs.

Key stats ahead of Jaipur vs Bengaluru match

Ajinkya Pawar (JAI) is 8 raid points away from reaching 100 raid points in PKL.
Saurabh Nandal (BLR) is one tackle point away from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL and in PKL 7.
Amit Sheoran (BLR) is 5 tackle points way from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL 7.
Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) is 19 raid points away from reaching 300 raid points in PKL 7.

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 7 Record

o 11 Wins, 8 Losses, 1 Tie – 63 Points (5th in Points Table)
o Last Match: Beat Haryana Steelers 59 – 36.
o Have won 5 of their last 8 matches (5 Wins, 1 Tie and 2 Losses). 

Jaipur Pink Panthers PKL 7 Record

o 8 wins, 10 losses, 2 Ties – 52 Points (7th in Points Table)
o Last Match: Lost to Telugu Titans 31 - 51. 
o Have only won once in the last 11 matches (1 Win, 2 Ties and 8 Losses).

Head to head: Jaipur vs Bengaluru

Overall: Matches – 12 | Jaipur Pink Panthers – 6 | Bengaluru Bulls – 5 | Tie – 1

Jaipur Pink Panthers have the edge in the H2H against Bengaluru Bulls by just one win.
But Bengaluru Bulls are on a 3 match win streak against Jaipur Pink Panthers.
In their first meeting in PKL 7, Bengaluru Bulls beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 41 – 30.
o Bengaluru Bulls outscored Jaipur pink Panthers both in raiding as well as defending.
o For Bengaluru Bulls, Rohit Kumar led the charge in the raiding scoring a SUPER 10. He scored 13 raid points from his 19 raids. Pawan Sehrawat scored 8 raid points.
o 3 defenders from Bengaluru Bulls scored HIGH 5s. Mahender Singh scored 6 tackle points while Mohit Sehrawat and Saurabh Nandal scored 5 tackle points each.
o Ajinkya Pawar was the top raider for Jaipur scoring 5 raid points.
o Nitin Rawal was the best defender for the Jaipur scoring a HIGH 5. He scored 6 tackle points from 8 tackles.

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