Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – FINALS – PATNA PIRATES VS GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS
The much awaited Final of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Oct 28, saw the Patna Pirates play against Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Pardeep and Monu give Patna slender lead at the half time
Gujarat won the all-important toss of the finals and chose their side on mat. Pardeep and Sukesh started the proceedings of the game, but both raids ended empty. Monu scored the first point of the final with a 2 point raid, while Gujarat responded with Rakesh Narwal’s brilliant super raid to put Patna on back foot. In the 4th minute Sukesh’s 2-point raid handed Patna their first all-out of the night to take early 9-3 lead. Pardeep picked his first point of the encounter after coming back from an all-out and found his rhythm back in the game. Vijay and Monu helped Patna to come back in the game after Gujarat extended their lead to 14-7 in the 10th minute. But Pardeep made use of the opportunity well and pulled off a super raid to inflict an all-out on Gujarat and tie the things up at 15 points each. Pardeep and Monu then went on to increase the lead after Gujarat’s rhythm in the game was stopped. Patna went to break with 21-18 lead.
Pardeep’s heroics gives Patna a hat-trick of titles
In the second half, Gujarat brought Mahendra Rajput to stabilize the game. Rajput picked a point in his first raid and was trying to reduce the deficit later on. But with the help of Pardeep the man in form, Patna inflicted another all-out on Gujarat to take 27-21 lead. Gujarat played good in defence and offence and reduced Patna to 4 men on court and were trailing them by just 3 points. However Vijay’s successful raid brought Pardeep back to the mat and he picked up a 5 point raid which inflicted 3rd all-out on Gujarat by Patna to take 38-27 lead in the 29th minute. With that raid Pardeep completed his 19th super 10 and Jaideep completed his High 5 after tackling Sachin successfully of the mat. Ranjit’s super raid, followed by a 1 point raid reduced Patna to 1 man, but Pardeep’s super raid avoided the all-out and helped Patna to increase their lead to 9 points in the 35th minute. Vijay super-tackled Ranjit and forced Gujarat at the brink of an all-out. Gujarat was then handed the 4th all-out of the final by Patna to take whopping 53-37 lead. Finally Patna won the game by 55-38 to win the title for the third time in a row in PKL. Pardeep top scored in the game with 19 points, who was well aided by Monu Goyat and Vijay who scored 9 and 7 points respectively. Sachin top scored for Gujarat with 11 points.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS||27||5||2||4||SACHIN||SUNIL KUMAR|
|PATNA PIRATES||32||13||8||2||PARDEEP NARWAL||JAIDEEP|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||VIJAY|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|PLAYER OF THE WINNING TEAM||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|PLAYER OF THE FINAL||JAIDEEP|
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Patna Pirates and Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Patna tweet after winning their 3rd title on a row in PKL
Season 3⃣ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS… 🎶
Season 4⃣ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS… 🎶
Season 5⃣ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS 🎶
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 28, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 28, 2017
Gujarat tweet after a heartbreaking loss in the final
— GujaratFortunegiants (@Fortunegiants) October 28, 2017
|TOP SCORER OF THE SEASON||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|DEBUTANT OF THE SEASON||SACHIN|
|RAIDER OF THE TOURNAMENT||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|DEFENDER OF THE TOURNAMENT||SURENDER NADA|
|MOST VALUABLE PLAYER||PARDEEP NARWAL|