Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Telugu Titans end home leg on a high with fine victory over Patna Pirates
Telugu Titans ended their home leg of Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 in style, beating defending champions Patna Pirates 41-36 in Visakhapatnam on Thursday
Visakhapatnam: Telugu Titans ended their home leg of Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 in style, beating defending champions Patna Pirates 41-36 in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
Rahul Chaudhari, who became the second man to reach the 800-raid point mark in Pro Kabaddi, led the Titans' charge with 13 points. Nilesh Salunke supported Chaudhari well and scored 9 raid points.
Pardeep Narwal had a slow first half yet top scored for the Patna Pirates with 12 points. Both Patna Pirates and Telugu Titans remain in contention for a place in the playoffs.
Telugu Titans got off to a dream start as Nilesh Salunke made a super raid and took out four Patna players in the second minute. Vijay made a two-point raid in the third minute as Patna Pirates trailed 2-6.
In the fourth minute Telugu Titans inflicted an all out to lead 11-5. Patna's star raider Pardeep Narwal was struggling to get points on board and that reflected in Patna's performance.
It was the Pirates' defence that kept them in the first half. They trailed 11-19 after 14 minutes but things got worse as they suffered another all out in the 15th minute.
With Narwal unable to get off the mark in the first half, Patna Pirates went into the break trailing 15-26.
UP Yoddha made a strong start to lead 3-0 after three minutes as Prashanth Kumar Rai made a two-point raid. It was a close contest in the first five minutes
Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Pardeep Narwal leads from the front as Patna Pirates beat UP Yoddha in thriller
Pardeep Narwal produced a strong raiding performance as he scored 16 points to lead Patna to victory over UP Yoddha.
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