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Highlights Senior National Kabaddi Championships, quarter-finals: Services set up Haryana semi-final; Karnataka face Maharashtra

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Highlights Senior National Kabaddi Championships, quarter-finals: Services set up Haryana semi-final; Karnataka face Maharashtra
  • 22:39 (IST)

    That's it from us for today. We will be back tomorrow bringing you all the updates from tomorrow's semi-finals and final. Keep following Firstpost for all the kabaddi news. Good night

  • 22:35 (IST)

    Semi-finals: 5 January 2018

    Karnataka vs Maharashtra - 5:45 pm

    Haryana vs Services - 6;45 pm

    Final - 8:45 pm

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    All four quarter-finals have concluded. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Haryana and Services have emerged triumphant in four keenly-contested clashes.

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    FT: Services 51-39 Railways

    A fine display from the Services' defence helps the defending champions set up a semi-final clash against Haryana. Railways played well in the first half but fell flat in the second.

  • 22:20 (IST)

    ALL OUT!

    Monu Goyat is on fire and Railways have been cleaned up yet again. Services now lead 44-31 with 7 minutes to play

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    SUPER 10!

    Monu Goyat completes his super 10 and Services get some breathing space as the difference between the two teams increases to 7 points with 9 minutes still to play

  • 22:17 (IST)

    SUPER 10!

    Monu Goyat completes his super 10 and Services get some breathing space as the difference between the two teams increases to 7 points with 9 minutes still to play

  • 22:15 (IST)

    Yellow cards for Parvesh Bhaiswal and Monu Goyat. Services leading 30-22 with 15 minutes to go in the game

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    Yellow cards for Parvesh Bhaiswal and Monu Goyat. Services leading 30-22 with 15 minutes to go in the game

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    Yellow cards for Parvesh Bhaiswal and Monu Goyat. Services leading 30-22 with 15 minutes to go in the game

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    Yellow cards for Parvesh Bhaiswal and Monu Goyat. Services leading 30-22 with 15 minutes to go in the game

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    ALL OUT! 

    Railways are all out! Services have stepped up in this second half and Railways haven't been able to cope with it. The lead now is 27-21! 

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    SERVICES IN FRONT! 

    The defending champions have come out all guns blazing and have turned a three-point deficit into a slender lead. Onus on Rajesh Mondal to step up and help railways cause in the raiding department

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    Second half resumes. And Services have made a good start with 2 points from 2 raids. Nitin Tomar with the last point. Railways leading 21-20

  • 21:56 (IST)

    HT: Services 18-21 Railways

    Railways storm back into the contest after a slow start to lead the defending champions at the break. Good overall performance from the Railmen 

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    SUPER RAID!

    Vikas Jaglan saves Services from an all out. Their lead is now 17-14 and there three Services player on the mat. Big moment in the game. Three minutes to go in first half

  • 21:50 (IST)

    Nitin Tomar OUT! 

    Railways are just within just a point of Services and Services have just two men left. Haryana lead 14-13

  • 21:49 (IST)

    15' Services 14-11 Railways 

    Railways have come back well after the all out. They have reduced Services to just four men. Can they make the most of the situation and get back into the game?

  • 21:46 (IST)

    Rajesh Mondal dismisses Monu Goyat!. Services' lead now 13-10 with 7 minutes left to play

  • 21:40 (IST)

    ALL OUT!

    Mohit Chillar perishes in do-or-die raid as Railways are all out. Services lead 10-6

  • 21:31 (IST)

    SUPER RAID! 

    Rohit Baliyan with super raid. What a fine start from Railways who lead 3-1 after 2 minutes

  • 21:29 (IST)

    Nitin Tomar's Services are up against Mohit Chhillar's Railways in the final quarter-final

  • 21:22 (IST)

    FT: Haryana 31-29 Rajasthan

    Haryana win this thriller right at the death. Manjeet Chhillar's raid point right at the death ended Rajasthan's stern resistance. The mighty Haryana march on but Rajasthan deserve credit for taking them all the way. Haryana are into the semis!

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    ALL OUT! Rajasthan are all out!. Haryana now lead 30-28. Just 34 second left on the clock! 

  • 21:19 (IST)

    28-27! Manjeet Chhillar takes Deepak Niwas Hooda and Rajasthan stare at an all out. 

  • 21:17 (IST)

    SUPER TACKLE!

    Rajasthan consolidate their lead! Surender Nada is tackled in a do-or-die raid. Rajasthan lead 28-15 with a minute left

  • 21:15 (IST)

    Rajasthan in front! 26-25! 

    Are Haryana losing the plot> Rajasthan snatch a bonus point to get in front. 

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    Anup Kumar puts Haryana back in front at 25-24. Rajasthan have just two men on the court. The game is on a knife edge

  • 21:11 (IST)

    SUPER TACKLE!

    Rajasthan take the lead! Ashish Sangwan is tackled ad score reads 24-23 in Rajasthan's favour! What a game! 

  • 21:07 (IST)

    DEEPAK HOODA to the rescue! 

    Hooda brings two points back at a crucial stage. Rajasthan have two men on the mat now. Haryana leading 23-21

  • 21:06 (IST)

    ASHISH SANGWAN on fire!

    2 consecutive raid points pulls Haryana clear in this contest and Rajasthan are staring at an all out! 

  • 21:05 (IST)

    SUPER TACKLE! 

    Deepak Niwas Hooda and Wazir Singh with a combination tackle to bring Anup Kumar down. The deficit is down to just one, Rajasthan won't go away. Haryana are being challenged here and how! 20-19 the score

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    RAVINDER PAHAL COMES TO THE PARTY! 

    Pahal traps Sachin and the young raiders doesn't even move. Then Ashish Sangwan comes away with a touch point. Haryana now lead 20-17

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    AVTAR SINGH! 

    A lightning quick escape helps Avtar Singh get two precious points. The game is level again at 16-16! with 16 minutes still to play

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    Second half starts! Haryana leading 15-13! 

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    HT: Haryana 15-13 Rajasthan

    The mighty Haryana lead at the break, but Rajasthan have made it very hard for them. Sachin has starred for Rajasthan but would do with more support especially from the likes of Deepak Niwas Hooda and Wazir SIngh. Haryana's defence is slowly starting to click and that's not a good news for Rajasthan

  • 20:47 (IST)

    MANJEET CHHILLAR! 

    Brilliant tackle from Manjeet to bring down Sachin Tawar in a do-or-die raid. Haryana are noe level at 13-13!

  • 20:44 (IST)

    Rajasthan lead!

    Anup Kumar is tackled and Rajasthan have the lead now. The mighty Haryana are not having it their way. The youthful Rajasthan are giving them a tough game

  • 20:42 (IST)

    CLOSE CALL! 

    Avatar Singh almost sneaks in a super raid, but Haryana's defence just about manages to stop him. Haryana leading 12-10 with five minutes to play i the first half

  • 20:40 (IST)

    12' Haryana 10-9 Rajasthan

    Very close encounter. Both teams' raiders have been doing most of the scoring. Haryana will be keen to get their defence going in order to stop the likes of Deepak Hooda and Sachin

  • 20:36 (IST)

    RAJESH NARWAL OUT! 

    Rajesh Narwal has to depart in a do-or-die raid. Rajasthan draw level at 8-8 with 10 minutes to play in the first half

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Vinos Kumar brings 2 points to Haryana with a fine raid. But Sachin sends him packing in the next one. This game is very close. Haryana leading 7-6

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    ANUP KUMAR STRIKES! 

    2 point raid from the captain. But Wazir Singh sends Surender Nada out in the following raid. Haryana leading 4-3. Fine start to the game

  • 20:28 (IST)

    Anup Kumar picks up Haryana's first point in his maiden raid. Deepak Niwas Hooda follows suit. Then Sandeep Narwal tries to score with a pursuit before Sachin gets his first point. Haryana and Rajasthan are tied at 2-2! after 3 minutes

Preview: After three days of league action, the Senior National Kabaddi Championships presently underway at Hyderabad's Gachibowli stadium makes its way into the business end of the tournament.

From 30 teams on 1 January, the number of men's teams is down to eight and these teams will face each other in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Teams from Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Services and Railways have made it to the final eight. Almost every team is filled with Pro Kabaddi stars and here's a look at how each team stack up against their opponent in the quarter-final

Nitin Tomar's (L) Services will take on Rajesh Mondal's (R) Railways side in QFs of National Kabaddi Championships

Nitin Tomar's (L) Services will take on Rajesh Mondal's (R) Railways side in QFs of National Kabaddi Championships

Quarter-final 1

Karnataka vs Uttarakhand (5:45 pm IST)

The Karnataka team captained by Shabeer Bapu boasts of names ranging from breakaway stars from the 2017 season of PKL like Prashant Kumar Rai and K Prapanjan to big names like Sukesh Hegde and S Jeeva Kumar. This heady mix of experience and youth has held them in good stead in their league matches against a top-billed Services and Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka are up against Uttarakhand led by the exceptional Pardeep Narwal who has been ably supported in this tournament by the other youngster, Sunil Kumar. Uttarakhand have had a good run in this tournament so far beating the likes of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Quarter-final 2

Uttar Pradesh vs Maharashtra (6:45 pm IST)

The Uttar Pradesh team led by star raider Rahul Chaudhari started off their campaign with a massive win against BSNL and followed it up with successive victories over Himachal Pradesh led by Ajay Thakur and Manipur.

Uttar Pradesh faces probably what can be termed as the strongest side of the tournament — Maharashtra.

The side led by Rishank Devadiga boasts of big stars like Girish Ernak, Nilesh Salunke and Sachin Shingade. They have been in rampaging form defeating Gujarat, Pondicherry, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir without breaking a sweat.

Quarter-final 3

Haryana vs Rajasthan (7:45 pm IST)

This match is billed as the clash of the heavyweights. The Haryana team led by veteran Anup Kumar is filled with superstars like Manjeet Chhillar, Surender Nada and Sandeep Narwal. A team having stars in every position has had a easy run in the tournament defeating Assam, Odisha and Kerala. Their major challenge came in the pre-quarterfinal against Himachal Pradesh where Haryana just managed to beat the Ajay Thakur-led side to reach the quarters.

Haryana takes on Rajasthan for a place in the semi-final. The Rajasthan side led by a young Sachin has experienced raiders like Deepak Niwas Hooda and Wazir Singh in their ranks. They have had a mix of close encounters and comprehensive wins in the initial stages of the tournament.

Quarter-final 4

Services vs Railways (8:45 pm IST)

Defending champions Services will take on Railways in the last quarter-final match of the day. The star-studded Services line-up consisting of players like Nitin Tomar, Ajay Kumar, Surjeet, Jaideep and Monu Goyat is led by Manish Kumar. It was a mixed day for Services on Day 2 of the tournament as they trounced Vidarbha (84-19) but lost to Karnataka in the span of a few hours. Services comprehensively defeated Bihar in the pre-quarters to book a quarter-final berth against a sgtrong Railways side.

Railways led by Kuldeep Singh have made their way to the business end of tournament defeating Bengal, Andhra and Madhya Pradesh along the way. The Railways side is bolstered with the presence of stars in every department like Mohit Chhillar, Rajesh Mondal, Parvesh Bhainswal and Shrikant Jadhav.

 


Updated Date: Jan 04, 2018 22:39 PM

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