Patna Pirates beat Bengal Warriors 36-31; Remain unbeaten




Kolkata, February 9: Giving an all-round display the Patna Pirates made the most of the opportunities that came their way to defeat Bengal Warriors 36-31. They are now the only unbeaten side in Season 3 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The win takes them to the top with 25 points while Bengal Warriors with 21 points remain in second place. Bengal Warriors were on the verge of getting full control of the match when they were leading 12-6 and with substitute Rajesh Mondal the lone man coming in to raid had to exercise caution to get the rivals all-out.

Pradeep Narwal of the Patna Pirates escapes from the clutches of rival Nitin Tomar of the Bengal Warriors in Match 19 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi season 3 in Kolkata

Pradeep Narwal of the Patna Pirates escapes from the clutches of rival Nitin Tomar of the Bengal Warriors in Match 19 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi season 3 in Kolkata

But Rajesh the maverick known for his unbelievable feats came up with a 4-point super raid including a bonus. With three of their players revived the Patna Pirates were given a huge lifeline. That was in the 15 minute of play. Even then the home team managed to go up from 12-10 to 15-10 when came the second big blunder of the match from them.

This time the man who caused damage of four points was the tall army man Rohit Kumar. The teams trooped off for the break with Bengal Warriors leading 17-16. In between Bengal Warriors took two successful reviews. Those two referrals helped them get Rohit and Pardeep Narwal once each.

Having missed the all-out themselves, Bengal Warriors paid heavily after the break when they were wiped off and they fell into arrears at 17-21 in the 22nd minute. After that they trailed for the remainder of the match. A second all-out put Bengal Warriors further behind at 31-23 in the 31st minute. The failure of Mahesh Goud was the hosts undoing. Nitin Tomar strove manfully and so did the Korean Jang Kun Lee with nine points each but the not so good showing of the otherwise reliable defense Bengal Warriors went down, but after a good fight.

Patna Pirates have to thank their stand in Captain Sandeep Narwal who is leaving tonight to join the Indian team for the South Asian Games with teammate Rohit Kumar. In that context both served their team well to give an important win. It was quite evident that the decision of the Patna Pirates coach to withdraw Manpreet Singh proved beneficial. It turned the match gradually in their favour.

Sandeep and Rohit were in the thick of action today. Rohit had a tally of 11 with 10 raid points and 1 tackle point. Sandeep had 6 tackle points with one super tackle. The shy-looking Pardeep Narwal was once again effective while contributing 7 raid points. Rajesh’s tally was 5 points with that one super raid.

Tags: , , , , ,

Author:

Aspiring Media Enthusiast, Cricket Tragic, Football Fanatic, Avid Reader, Amateur Photographer & Wannabe Sports Writer.

Cricket

Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav keeps going bigger and bigger!

Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav keeps going bigger and bigger!

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 4th, 2017

The 2nd edition of Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav, organized by Wonder Cement is flagged off at The Taj Mahal Hotel in the esteemed presence of legendary Cricketer  ..

Football

The Premier League arrives in Bengaluru

The Premier League arrives in Bengaluru

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on October 14th, 2017

The Premier League has arrived in Bengaluru. Legends such as Alan Shearer, John Barnes, Robert Pires and Shay Given will be meeting fans who are at the Premier ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 6th, 2017

Indian interests on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships were high with national record holder Muhammed Anas easing into the semi-finals of ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror