Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – QUALIFIER – 2 – PATNA PIRATES VS BENGAL WARRIORS
Qualifier 2 of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Oct 26, saw the Patna Pirates play against Bengal Warriors.
Patna dominate Bengal in the first half
Patna won the toss and chose the side on the mat in an important match. Maninder started the proceedings of the game with a successful raid, while Pardeep picked the first point for Patna. Pardeep pulled off a spectacular super raid in the 3rd minute to hand an all-out on Bengal to take 9-1 early lead. Patna extended lead to 14-6 at the end of 10th minute after Pardeep and Monu handed out some blows to Bengal. But Maninder and Deepak Narwal helped Bengal to make a comeback in the game by scoring points at regular intervals. The half ended with Deepak and Pardeep’s successful raid. Patna went to break with 21-12 lead.
Pardeep cooks up a storm, helps Patna seize a thriller
In the second half, Shrikant Tewthia by a surprise pulled off a super raid and avoided an all-out situation for his team. But Pardeep’s 2 point raid handed Bengal another all-out and Patna took 28-17 lead. Pardeep also completed his 18th super 10 in the process. Patna continued to produce vital blows to Bengal in a one sided affair and they inflicted their 3rd all-out on Bengal to take 40-26 lead with 6 minutes left in the game. But Maninder’s 4-point super raid which changed the course of the game and brought Patna at the brink of an all-out. With the help of Deepak on other side, Bengal inflicted their first all-out on Patna and reduced the deficit to 5 points with 2 minutes left in the contest. However, Patna emerged victorious by playing sensibly in the dying moments and won the match by 47-44 to qualify for the finals. Maninder’s 17 points and Deepak’s 10 points were completely overshadowed by Pardeep’s brilliant 23 points and he completed 350 raid points in the season.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|PATNA PIRATES||28||10||6||3||PARDEEP NARWAL||VISHAL MANE|
|BENGAL WARRIORS||33||6||2||3||MANINDER SINGH||SURJEET SINGH|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||MANINDER SINGH|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||MANINDER SINGH|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||MANINDER SINGH|
|PLAYER OF THE WINNING TEAM||PARDEEP NARWAL|
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Patna Pirates and Bengal Warriors.
Patna tweet after qualifying for the finals
FINAL – here we come!!! 🙌👊👍👌✌️
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 26, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 26, 2017
Bengal tweet after giving a tough fight to Patna
— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) October 26, 2017