Captain Pardeep Narwal confirmed tremendous raiding abilities to guide three-time champion Patna Pirates to a 36-33 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers within the first match of the concluding day of Professional Kabaddi League’s Kolkata leg on Thursday. It was Pirates’ second successive win after six consecutive losses.
Narwal picked up 14 factors as Pirates made a tremendous comeback within the second half. South Korean Jang Kun Lee, who returned to the Pirates’ beginning line-up after a break, picked up eight raid factors.
Narwal, who picked up most factors in opposition to Thalaivas, remained an issue for the Panthers’ defence because of some good tremendous raids.
Lee received very important factors for Pirates within the second half which resulted in getting Panthers ‘all out’ within the eighth minute. Narwal picked his ‘Super 10’ with 9 minutes remaining within the match.
Panthers stored up the chase with their raiders choosing up common bonus factors and the defence securing some good tackles. Pirates opened up a three-point lead with a minute remaining and preserved the identical to safe the win.
Within the second match of the night, Bengal Warriors downed defending champion Bengaluru Bulls in a detailed encounter, 42-40, to complete the house leg unbeaten and inch nearer to a semifinal berth.
The outcomes: Bengal Warriors 42 (Maninder Singh 17, Mohammad Nabibakhsh 9) bt Bengaluru Bulls (Pawan Sehrawat 19, Sumit Singh 7).
Patna Pirates 36 (Pardeep Narwal 14, Jang Kun Lee 8) bt Jaipur Pink Panthers 33 (Nitin Rawal 6, Deepak Hooda 5).