Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – ELIMINATOR 2 – PATNA PIRATES VS HARYANA STEELERS
Eliminator 2 of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Oct 23, saw the Patna Pirates play against Haryana Steelers.
Patna takes on Haryana comfortably
Patna won the toss and chose their side on the mat in the 2nd Eliminator of PKL 5. Wazir Singh scored the first point of the game, while Patna started the game with a bang, courtesy Monu Goyat’s 4-point super raid. From then onwards both the sides started to pick points on regular basis and were not ready to give some easy chances to the opponents. But Pirates managed to have a slight edge over Steelers after sending Wazir in the 13th minute to take 11-7 lead. Patna then inflicted their first all-out of the game on Haryana to take 19-14 lead, with the help of Pardeep’s quick raids. Patna in the remaining part of the half added 3 more points to their tally and went to break with 22-15 lead.
Pardeep Narwal pulverizes Steelers with his beast form
As the second half went underway, Patna started to increase their lead and handed another all-out on Haryana to take 31-21 lead after Deepak’s unsuccessful raid. Haryana due to pressure started to make some silly errors and increased the advantage for Patna of winning the contest. Pardeep reached his super 10 in the 27th minute and Monu was supporting him well during do-or-die raids. Patna inflicted 3rd all-out on them to take whopping 42-23 lead in the 29th minute. Monu also completed his super 10 in the next minute. But the real moment of the match came when Pardeep pulled off a brilliant super raid that took away 6 Haryana players, the most in PKL history in single raid, which handed them another all-out to take 52-25 lead. Pardeep then became first player to complete 300 raid points in single season and Patna inflicted their 5th all-out on Steelers to take 62-27 lead. Pardeep also broke Rohit’s record for most raid points in a single game and he finished the game with 34 raid points. Patna defeated Steelers by 69-30 in a one sided affair and now are going to play Puneri Paltan in Eliminator 3. Haryana bid adieu to this season on a low note.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|PATNA PIRATES||44||14||10||1||PARDEEP NARWAL||JAIDEEP|
|HARYANA STEELERS||25||3||0||2||PRASHANTH KUMAR RAI||NEERAJ KUMAR|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||MONU GOYAT|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||PARDEEP NARWAL|
|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 Haryana Steelers.
Patna congratulates Pardeep for giving his team 8 points in a single raid
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 23, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 23, 2017
Haryana Steelers tweet after game
— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) October 23, 2017