Patna Pirates, with the help of defenders Sunil and Mohamad Reza Shadolui, 38-31 against Bengaluru Bulls in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match here Sunday at Sheraton Grand, Whitefield. Won a convincing victory.
Pirate advocates Sunil and Mohammadreza Shadolui helped to set up a defensive wall that could not be broken even by something like Pawang Serawatt.
The current green sleeve holder, Pawang (given to the raider with the most raider points), won the Super 10 in the first half, but couldn’t contribute even one point after the interval. A series of dying super tackles ensured that the Bulls lost the match with a margin of only 7 points.
The Bulls started the game brightly with Pawang Serawatt doing his best as usual. But the pirates did have plans to stop the season 6 champion.
Their defenders swooped in groups to shift their momentum to their side. Interestingly, coach Ram Meha Singh chose to start Guman Singh instead of the experienced Monu Goyat. Pirates unleashed a double-headed assault with Sachin and Guman, who chose a simple point from the confused Bulls defense.
They clinched their first all-out in the 9th minute to open a two-point lead. Pawang Serawatt, on the other hand, won the Super 10, but the Bulls only succeeded in three tackles in the first half, ending in 20-16 in favor of the Pirates.
The pirates didn’t feel like slipping in the second half. Their defense was almost perfect as the three champions clinched another all-out seven minutes after the restart.
People like Pawan Sehrawat and Deepak Narwal had a hard time finding a way through the steel defenses marshalled by Sunil in the right corner. Sunil got a high five as the Pirates opened an 11-point lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Pirates continued to defend to maintain their lead and continued to be “high risk-high reward”. There were too many super tackles in the dying minutes and the Bulls scored only 7 points (result).
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Defenders shine as Patna Pirates surpass Bengaluru Bulls 38-31
Source link Defenders shine as Patna Pirates surpass Bengaluru Bulls 38-31