Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – ELIMINATOR 3 – PATNA PIRATES VS PUNERI PALTAN
Eliminator 3 of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Oct 24, saw the Patna Pirates play against Puneri Paltan.
Paltan dominates Patna at the half time
Patna won the toss and chose their side on mat in a must win situation to book a spot in qualifier 2. Paltan opened the account in the game by successfully tackling Pardeep Narwal off the mat. Paltan raced to 3 quick points by sending Patna’s raiders off the mat. But Pardeep came up with 2 two point raids to take 5-3 lead in the 6th minute and brought them at the brink of an all-out. Hooda led the fightback for Paltan, but Patna managed to inflict first all-out on Paltan to take 10-6 lead in the 9th minute. However, Hooda with some brilliant raids managed to tie the things up at 12 points each in the 14th minute. Paltan inflicted their first all-out on Patna to take 18-12 lead in the 18th minute. Pardeep completed his super 10 in the same minute, except him no one were able to score points for Patna. Paltan went to break with 20-13 lead.
Pardeep’s heroics eliminates Puneri Paltan
In the second half, both the teams played sensibly and Paltan played on their defensive strength. In the 24th minute Suresh came up with a 2 point raid to increase Paltan’s lead to 8 points, to which Pardeep responded with a 2 point and reduced the deficit. At the end of 3oth minute, Paltan led Patna by 10 points and were in good position to win the contest. But Patna came with 2 super tackles on Rajesh and Hooda, followed by a 2 point raid by Monu and reduced the deficit to 4 points with 6 minutes left in the game. Pardeep pulled off a 4 point super raid in the next minute and enforced an all-out on Paltan in the 35th minute to take 31-30 lead. Paltan once again were handed an all-out by Patna in the 39th minute, as Patna’s both defence and offence came to party with an impressive fightback. Patna defeated Paltan by 42-32 and book a place in the Qualifier 2 with Bengal Warriors. Pardeep top scored in the game with 19 raid points and Hooda top scored for Paltan with 9 points
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|PUNERI PALTAN||15||11||2||4||DEEPAK NIVAS HOODA||DHARMARAJ CHERALATHAN|
|PATNA PIRATES||23||9||6||4||PARDEEP NARWAL||JAIDEEP|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|PLAYER OF WINNING TEAM||PARDEEP NARWAL|
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan.
Patna tweet after booking their spot in qualifier 2
Chennai… WE ARE COMING for Qualifier 2!! 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 24, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 24, 2017
Paltan tweet after game
— Puneri Paltan (@PuneriPaltan) October 24, 2017