On Wednesday, Patna Pirates defeated UP Yoddha 37-35 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match here. The match between UP Yoddha Vs Patna Pirates was a neck-and-neck battle as both teams played a level game. The three-time champions Patna Pirates started the match well, but lost their way in the middle, allowing Yoddha to take advantage. UP Yoddha lost for the fourth time in a row and will need to find a solution quickly to stop the rot.
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UP Yoddha Vs Patna Pirates: First Half
In the first half, UP Yoddha took a cautious approach. The Yoddha’s raiding squad appeared more effective in the first few minutes of the game, racing to a 5-2 lead that included three raiding points and one tackle point. They benched Pardeep Narwal and went toe-to-toe with just Surender Gill and Shrikant Jadhav as the primary raiders.
UP Yoddha took an early lead, but the Pirates, who also benched their veteran star Monu Goyat, fought their way back. Sachin, their raider, made a strong start to the match, and it was his 2-point raid in the 11th minute that set the stage for an ALL OUT. Patna Pirates had a 5-point lead as a result, but Yoddha’s Surender Gill made sure the three-time winners didn’t run away with the game. The scores were 20-15 at the break, but the momentum was steadily shifting in favour of UP.
UP Yoddha Vs Patna Pirates: Second Half
The second half began with UP Yoddha racing ahead to minimise their deficit with their multi-point raid specialist Surender Gill and inflicting a ‘All Out’ on Patna Pirates in the second minute to even the score at 21-21.
Following that, the Yoddhas attempted a comeback through Surender Gill while holding a slim 26-23 advantage. UP Yoddha, on the other hand, committed some unforced errors in their attempt to extend their lead, falling down at 28-30. Surender Gill scored his Super 10 in the eighth minute after the break, but Patna remained within striking distance thanks to Sachin’s raids. They tied the game with 7 minutes remaining. Sachin achieved his Super 10 when Patna Pirates won an ALL OUT with 3 minutes left. They had a 4-point advantage after that, but Pardeep Narwal, who came in as a replacement, gave UP Yoddha a 2-point raid.
However, in the final minutes, Iranian left corner Mohammadreza Shadloui delivered two consecutive tackles in a pressure scenario to give the Pirates some breathing room. The Pirates held on to their lead to ensure they took all five points.
UP Yoddha Vs Patna Pirates: Best Performers
Top Raider: Surender Gill (10 points)
Top Defender: Nitesh Kumar (3 points)
Top Raider: Sachin ( 12 points)
Top Defender: Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (5 points)
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