Patna Pirates beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-30 | Pro Kabaddi League

  • The brave moment of the match belonged to Pardeep Narwal and his second super raid of the match.
  • Jaideep showed tremendous strength in Patna’s defence to achieve a high five

 

On Friday evening Patna cheered for their own team Patna Pirates in the Inter zone challenge week of Vivo Pro Kabaddi season six. It was very exuberant to see the crowd cheering “Patna-Patna” in Patliputra Sports Complex of Patna. The whole ambience was set up to multiply the match watching experience by the authorities. Whether it was the mascot or the TV presenters, everyone looked so energetic. Actress Neetu Chandra, the community ambassador of Patna Pirates sang the national anthem before the match and kept boosting the morale of her team throughout the match.

The brave moment of the match belonged to Pardeep Narwal and his second super raid of the match.

 

Playing at their homeground, Patna Pirates started their home leg with a bang as they crushed Jaipur Pink Panthers by 41-30. Pardeep Narwal’s raiding performance laid the foundations of Patna’s victory with 11 points and was ably supported by Manjeet who got 10 points. Jaideep and Vikas Kale combined to score 10 tackle points for Patna. Narwal achieved a landmark with his super 10 as he now the leader of super 10s in the history of Pro Kabaddi League. Anup Kumar also reached a milestone as he hit the 500 raid point mark in Pro Kabaddi League but his eight-point effort couldn’t help his team from avoiding a defeat.

Jaipur came back in the next three minutes as they got 5 points to lead 8-6 in the 8th minute. But Pardeep Narwal had other ideas as in the 9th minute he got another super raid to give Patna Pirates 11-8 lead. Deepak Niwas Hooda scored two quick raid points as Jaipur Pink Panthers trailed 14-20 after 16 minutes.

 

Jaipur came back in the next three minutes as they got 5 points to lead 8-6 in the 8th minute. But Pardeep Narwal had other ideas as in the 9th minute he got another super raid to give Patna Pirates 11-8 lead. Deepak Niwas Hooda scored two quick raid points as Jaipur Pink Panthers trailed 14-20 after 16 minutes.

At the end of the first half, Patna Pirates led 22-15 with Pardeep Narwal scoring nine points.

At the end of the first half, Patna Pirates led 22-15 with Pardeep Narwal scoring nine points.

The second half saw Jaipur Pink Panthers start impressively as they forced a super tackle to trail 17-23. Two more points saw Jaipur cut the lead to just three as they trailed 20-23 after 24 minutes. Patna Pirates defence tightened their hold on the match to lead 29-21 after 29 minutes.

In the 30th minute Patna Pirates inflicted another all out to lead 33-21. Anup Kumar tried to revive Jaipur Pink Panthers with a super raid as they reduced the deficit to nine points.

 

Patna Pirates although were in no mood to relinquish their winning position. Manjeet got a couple of raid points as with less than five minutes to go Patna Pirates led 38-26. Patna Pirates rounded off the match with an 11-point victory.

Talking about playing on their homeground Ram Mehar Singh, coach of Patna Pirates said,

“It was very exciting playing on our homeground. The crowd was very supportive and cheerful. We want the audience of Patna to keep supporting and cheering for us like always. Along with the hardwork of players, seeing the crowds cheering boosts the morale of players immediately. They have lots of love to give.”

In tomorrow’s matches, Jaipur Pink Panthers will take on Bengal Warriors while Patna Pirates face U Mumba.

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