Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Pardeep Narwal helps Patna Pirates to victory; Gujarat Fortunegiants return to winning ways

Ranchi: Pardeep Narwal continued with his stellar form as he guided Patna Pirates to a comfortable 46-30 win over Telugu Titans in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Friday.

Pardeep Narwal in action against Telugu Titans. Twitter/@ProKabaddi

Pardeep Narwal in action against Telugu Titans. Twitter/@ProKabaddi

Narwal scored 14 points to lead his team to victory. He got able support from Monu Goyat who ended up with 10 points.

It was Telugu Titans' 11th defeat of the season as their dismal run in the tournament continued.

Patna Pirates are now second in Zone B with 41 points from 12 matches. Telugu Titans are fourth in Zone B with 30 points from 16 games.

Narwal's first raid of the match was a super raid as Patna Pirates led 3-0 in the first minute. Rahul Chaudhari scored with his first raid as Telugu Titans trailed 2-4 after two minutes.

Patna Pirates wasted little time to inflict an all-out as they led 10-2 after four minutes.

Nilesh Salunke and Rahul Chaudhari got raid points for Titans as they trailed 7-11 in the seventh minute. Telugu Titans came back strongly as they inflicted an all-out in the 11th minute to lead 12-11.

Both teams exchanged raid and tackle points in the next few minutes as it was 14-14 in the 13th minute. Narwal made a successful raid in the 17th minute as Patna Pirates inflicted another all out to lead 21-16.

Patna Pirates recovered from Titans' onslaught as they led 23-16 at the end of the first half.

In the first five minutes of the second half, both teams scored two points each as Patna Pirates led 25-18. Monu Goyat scored two raid points in quick succession to give Patna Pirates 27-18 lead.

Patna Pirates led 29-29 with 10 minutes left on the clock and looked on course to a comfortable win.

Narwal attained his ninth super 10 of the season as Patna Pirates inflicted an all out to lead 33-20 in the 31st minute. Rahul Chaudhari scored a raid point in the 35th minute as Telugu Titans trailed 25-36.

Narwal foiled all hopes of Telugu Titans comeback with a two-point raid in the next minute. Monu Goyat scored with a two-point raid in the 37th minute as Patna Pirates led 40-26.

Patna Pirates inflicted another all out in the 39th minute to lead 44-27. Telugu Titans scored a tackle point in the last minute as they crashed to a 30-46 defeat.

Gujarat get back to winning ways

Gujarat Fortunegiants recorded a comfortable 39-28 victory over U Mumba in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League. Sachin was the star for Gujarat as he scored 13 points to lead his team’s charge. Kashiling Adake scored 10 points for U Mumba but didn’t get enough support from his team-mates. U Mumba were let down by their defence as they couldn’t contain Gujarat raiders.

Gujarat Fortunegiants are now top of Zone A with 51 points from 14 matches. U Mumba are third with 39 points from 14 matches.

Gujarat Fortunegiants were quick to get off the mark as they led 3-1 after two minutes. Shrikant Jadhav scored with a two-point raid as U Mumba led 4-3 in the fourth minute. In the next couple of minutes both teams traded points as U Mumba led 6-4 after eight minutes. Sukesh Hegde made a two-point raid in the 11th minute as Gujarat Fortunegiants led 8-7.

It was a close affair in the first half as both teams refused to give an inch and were level at 10-10 after 15 minutes. Gujarat Fortunegiants scored four points in two minutes to lead 14-10 in the 17th minute. Kashiling Adake scored with a two-point raid to reduce U Mumba’s deficit to two points. Anup Kumar had a quiet first half for U Mumba as he failed to get on the score sheet. Gujarat Fortunegiants went into the break holding a slender 14-13.

The second half saw both teams trade points in the first five minutes as it was 18-16 in favour of Gujarat Fortunegiants. Sachin scored with a two-point raid in the 29th minute to give Gujarat 22-18 lead. An all out was inflicted by in Gujarat in the next minute to lead 25-19.

Shrikant Jadhav scored with a two-point raid in the 34th minute as U Mumba trailed 22-27. Sachin scored with a super raid in the 37th minute to give Gujarat 33-29 lead. Gujarat inflicted an all out in the next minute to lead 37-25. Gujarat were comfortable winners in the end as they wrapped up with 39-28 score line.


Published Date: Sep 16, 2017 10:21 am | Updated Date: Sep 16, 2017 10:23 am