Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 -MATCH 11 TELUGU TITANS VS PATNA PIRATES
Match 11 of Prokabaddi League season 5, held on Aug 3, saw the Patna Pirates battling it against the Telugu Titans.
Telugu Titans signed-off their home leg with five successive losses on a trot, as they lost against the Pirates by 36-43 scoreline. Patna Pirates have played two matches and have won twice against Telugu Titans.
Monu Goyat and Pardeep star in first half
Pardeep Narwal and Rahul Chaudhari started the first raid for Pirates and Titans respectively. Monu Goyat and Pardeep Narwal started to put pressure initially but Titans with some good defense kept the scoreline ticking. The first super tackle of the game was initiated by Vinod Kumar of Titans, which give them lead in 9th minute. Till the 14th minute, both teams were at an even score of 12-12. But after that the Titans started to lose more points, handing over the Pirates an advantage. Pirates went into the break with 23-15 lead.
Pirates were too hard for Titans
In the second half, Titans’s comeback plans were thwarted due to the raiding duo Pardeep and Monu Goyat. Narwal raced away to his super 10, his second of the season. At 38-22 in the 32nd minute it was all over for Titans. But Rahul and Rana came into the match in the last moment to inflict an all-out on Pirates in the last 4 minutes. This helped the Titans to reduce the point difference to less than 7. Result, even though they lost the match, they gained one point in the league setting. Rahul also scored super 10 for the second time in this season. This was another disappointing outing for the men in yellow as they finished their home leg with a loss.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|TELUGU TITANS||20||10||2||4||Rahul Chaudhari||Rakesh Kumar|
|PATNA PIRATES||22||13||4||4||Pardeep Narwal||Vinod Kumar|
PLAYER OF THE MATCH : MONU GOYAT
BEST DEFENDER OF THE MATCH : VINOD KUMAR
BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH : PARDEEP NARWAL
MOMENT OF THE MATCH : PARDEEP NARWAL
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants
Telugu Titans on the match
— Telugu Titans (@Telugu_Titans) August 3, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 4, 2017
Patna Pirates asserting their dominance
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) August 4, 2017