Spectacular performance by right cover Sunil helped Patan Pirates beat Bengaluru Bulls by 7 points. Three times champion Patna Pirates defeated Bengaluru with a score of 38-31. With this win, Patna joined Bengaluru at the top of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi points table with 39 points and only trail them on point difference. Let’s look at the post-match review of Patna Pirates VS Bengaluru Bulls for details.
Patna Pirates VS Bengaluru Bulls: First Half
Sehrawat gave the Bulls the perfect start, scoring his team’s first six points to help them build a four-point lead. He added a seventh to his and his team’s tally with a bonus but was tackled by Sunil and sent to the bench. Sunil and Chiyaneh combined to pin down Chandran Ranjit before the former added another tackle point to his team’s tally to leave the Bulls with just two players on the mat. A touchpoint followed by a perfect Ankle Hold on Deepak Narwal from Chiyaneh saw the Pirates inflict the game’s first All Out and take a two-point lead. At the end of halftime, the Pirates were leading by 4 points, 20-16.
Patna Pirates VS Bengaluru Bulls: Second Half.
Patna extended their lead to five, courtesy of a touchpoint from Guman Singh. But a bonus point from Deepak and a Super Tackle from Nandal helped the Bulls claw back. The Pirates’ defence responded with two tackle points to reduce the Bulls to two players on the mat. A touchpoint for the Pirates left Bengaluru with just a solitary player, but a touchpoint from Dong Geon Lee managed to keep the All Out at bay. However, Patna did not relent, as they added another touchpoint before pinning down Lee in the subsequent raid to inflict an All Out and take a 28-21 lead.
Guman Singh two-point raid followed by some spectacular work from the Pirates defence and a helping hand from skipper Prashanth Kumar Rai pushed Patna’s lead up to 12 and left the Bulls with just three players on the mat. Bengaluru’s defence Super Tackled Guman and Sachin in quick succession to cut the deficit to nine. With the Bulls’ raiding unit continuing to falter, their defence shouldered the responsibility of helping their side earn a point. They picked up two more Super Tackles in the final few minutes of the game. The Pirates’ defence added one last point to their tally before the match ended.
Patna Pirates VS Bengaluru Bulls: Top Performers
Best Raider – Sachin (8 Raid Points)
Best Defender – Sunil (9 Tackle Points)
Best Raider – Pawan Sehrawat (10 Raid Points)
Best Defender – Saurabh Nandal (6 Tackle Points)
Check Out – Bonus points rules in Kabaddi.
This was the post-match review of Patna Pirates VS Bengaluru Bulls.