Hello and welcome to the live coverage of day 2 of Pro Kabaddi League 5, I am Ankit Banerjee and I will take you through the live scores and updates of match number 1 of the day. In this match, Dabang Delhi locks horns with a new look Jaipur Pink Panthers. At the end of the first half, Panthers lead 16-9. Delhi fight back to win, 30-26, Meraj, Nilesh star.

In this match, it will be a tussle between Manjeet Chillar and Nilesh Shinde from the other side. Both the teams have been teams which have not really tasted success for a long time now. This time with a new team they will look to turn the tables. It will be a battle between the defenders from Delhi and the attackers of Jaipur.

20:57 IST: Manjeet is raiding, he needs two big raids, it’s empty. Just over a minute left. Shinde does it again, Pawan is taken down. 30-24. Nilesh completes high five. Meraj claims points, there is some confusion. Meraj is out. 30-26. Delhi win the match thanks to Meraj and Nilesh.

20:53 IST: Three minutes to go. Abou starts the raid. He just needs to waste time. Delhi should play on do or die. He does just that. Pawan makes an escape, he makes it, Hodge out. 28-24. Meraj opts for a review. The kick looks all right. Dabang get one. 29-24. 

20:47 IST: Jasvir out. Jaipur out for a second time, Delhi lead 27-21. Now they are dominating. They were once trailing by 10 points now they are back in it. Sunil gets one point for Jaipur. 27-22. 

20:43 IST: Jasvir misses bonus, claims for it not given. Aboufazal has got four points on a raid. Do or die for Pawan, he gets saved with a bonus. 21-21. Meraj on do or die, he gets a scorpion kick gets one point, Delhi takes lead. 22-21. Meraj gets a point, take two point lead, the super tackle was not taken. 23-21. 

20:36 IST: Manjeet starts raid in place of Jasvir who is out, Hodge gets Manjeet. 19-18 to Delhi. Pawan uses height, gets two points or at least going for a review. Panthers again take lead with two points, it is 20-19. Delhi gets two more, they take lead 21-20, it’s fascinating.

20:32 IST: Tushar raids looks to get a kick in, fails, he has been dashed by Viraj. 17-16. Meraj is out, Somvir tackles him, big moment. 18-16. Jasvir looking to penetrate with an eye on Nilesh. 14 minutes to go, Jasvir’s scorpion kick fails. Jasvir is tackled on do or die. 18-18. Scores level, with 12 minutes to go. 

20:27 IST: Tushar is out, Panthers on the verge of all-out. 16-10. Panthers are all-out, Delhi is coming back, 16-13. Jasvir starts a raid, he is looking for a toe touch but an ankle holds from Nilesh Shinde. 16-14. Panthers get one, Pawn gets one. 17-14. Delhi gets one on a raid. 17-15.

FIRST HALF

20:18 IST: Pawan raids, no points. Meraj is sitting out. Dabang get one back. 14-6. Jasvir raiding, he is short but he has put on a show. Do or die for Pawan, he tried but is out. 14-7. Meraj in a do or die, he does it, gets Manjeet. 14-8. Delhi is fighting back. Panthers get a bonus. Jaipur has super tackle opportunity, but not taken. 16-8. 16-9 Delhi is coming back, stay with us. 

20:15 IST: Delhi has made an error in calculation. Jasvir leaves empty handed. Pawan for Panthers, Nilesh is tempting him. Meraj comes, needs to revive. Meraj is out. 14-4. Selvamani for do or die, he is out. 14-5. Selvamani was off-balanced.

20:10 IST: Delhi is all-out thanks to Jasvir, who first got two on the raid and then finished the rituals. 11-4 Panthers lead. Jasvir gets another player on the raid. 12-4

20:04 IST: Manjeet tackles, he leaves the chain and then strangles. 2-1. Bonus for Delhi but raider out. Manjeet returns empty handed. Meraj also does not get a point. Selvamani gets Jaipur back on level terms. 3-3. Anand has been tackled. 3-4 to Jaipur. Jasvir makes it 5-3. 

20:00 IST: Delhi has never won their opening match in the history of the league. Can they change the history this time? Jaipur boss Bachchan junior is in the house. Meraj starts a raid, no points. Jasvir enters, this is his fifth season with Jaipur. He has been tackled, he is dashed out, left cover takes him out. 1-0. Delhi gets a bonus. 2-0. Selvamani raids, no points. Meraj enters, he is avoiding Manjeet.

19:53 IST: Dabang Delhi take the mat, now the Panthers come in the arena at Gachibawli.

19:39 IST: Day 2 is heating up really well. We will have the original champions from the inaugural editions. Abhishek Bachchan could also be seen.

19:35 IST: Manjeet is four points away from making it 200 tackle points.

19:31 IST: It will be Manjeet Chillar who will take the mat, he has been a part of all the semis of all editions. But the ultimate crown has barred him.

19:18 IST: We are 42 minutes away from the start of the Super Saturday.

Delhi Dabang vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Live Match Information

Date: 29/07/2017

Time: 20:00 IST

Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

TV Channel: Star Sports 2 (English), Star Sports 1 (Hindi), Star Sports 1 (Tamil), Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports Hindi 1 HD, Star Sports First

Live Stream: Hotstar

All about last year…

Dabang Delhi

Meraj Sheykh, Tapas Pal, Vishal, Abolfazel Maghsodlo, Nilesh Shinde, Ravi Dalal, Bajirao Hodage, Sunil, Suraj Desai, Rohit Baliyan, Patil Anand, Rupesh Tomar, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Suresu Kumar, Chetan S, Vipin Malik, Shubham Ashok Palkar, Swapnil Dilip Shinde, Satpal, Yatharth

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Ajit Singh, Santhapanaselvam, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh, Selvamani K., Jaemin Lee, Donggyu Kim, Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam, Somvir Shekhar, Pawan Kumar, Kamal Kishor, Tushar Patil, Vignesh B, Siddharth, Sunil Siddhgavali, Ravinder Kumar, Abhishek N., Rahul Choudhary