Defending champions JPP with three losses and PP with 2 losses faced each other. While JPP fielded 4 defenders and 3 raiders PP had 4 raiders, 2 all-rounders and only 1 raider only. PP started with Ravi Dalal but Kuldeep earned a point in the first raid itself.

Jasvir went into lobby trying a kick and was out getting Jaipur Pink Panthers first point. In the next raid Jaipur Pink Panthers earned a point. Sandeep Narwal earned a pointed to make 2-2. Patna went 2 points ahead with good raids. Next Rakesh earned a point for Jaipur Pink Panters. Jasvir’s next 2 raids got  3 points to lead of 6-4. 

Next, Sandeep Narwal earned a point for PP. Jasvir was pushed out during next raid before touching midline thus both teams tied at the next do or die raid Sandeep was caught to give Jaipur Pink Panthers lead. The same was repeated when Sonu was caught to catch up the lead. Rakesh again was caught and pushed out by Kuldeep to get Jaipur a lead in 15th minute.

Rajesh Narwal was caught in next raid. Deepak Narwal earned 2 points for Patna Pirates in next raid. Ran Singh replaced next super tackle went waste for JPP. Jasvir earned a touch point to equal at10-10. Deepak Agarwal was caught in next do or die raid to give Jaipur Pink Panthers lead 11-10 at half time and Jasvir had earned 5 out of them.

After break Jaipur Pink Panthers raider Mohammed was caught. Next raid of Deepak Narwal was challenged by Jasvir and they won the review taking both teams to 12 all. Rajesh Narwal went to fine super raid earning 3 points taking JPP to 15. Kuldeep earned a point but Jaipur’s raider was caught. Deepak Narwal was caught in his next raid. Next Sunil had a successful raid Jasvir asked for a review again for more than one point and JPP lost the review.

Rakesh earned 2 points in next raid. He also asked for referral for bonus point for going beyond black line. The review was unsuccessful. Jaipur Pink Panthers lead 17-16. Rajesh who had earned 4 points failed in his next raid. Rajesh was caught in his next raid thus equaling the score 17-17. Jasvir was declared out in the next Patna Pirates raid giving them a lead of one point in 31st minute.

Ran Singh was caught to take lead . Substitute Ran Singh’s raid went waste. Sonu Narwal earned his first point of the day to equal the score at 18. K Patna earned as Sonu touched Kuldeep. In next raid   Score reached 20-20 at technical break in 35th minute. JPP took time out just 4 minutes before whistle.

Ranvir was caught next and last man Vazir also failed and JPP was all out. I the last 2 minutes JPP earned only one point giving 5 points. Rajesh  Narwal earned a touch point in final raid. Finally Patna Pirates won 29-23,

The second match was between U Mumbai and Telegu Titans. Both unbeaten teams were keen to take lead. TT Hyd earned but soon UM took lead of 5-2.

Shabeer Bapu was captured in a super tackle to take TT 4-5. Next touch point of Deepak Hudda took the score 5 all. In the next raid Rishank was pushed out but in next raid Mohit Chillar was caught equalling the score at 6. 

Prashant earned the next touch point and Shabeer was caught to give a lead 2 points. Anoop was also caught in next raid . Soon UMumba was all out giving TT a lead of 13-6 in 13th minute. Anup earned a bonus point making UM first team to earn first 100 bonus points in PKL. Shabeer and Rahul were not having successful raids today.

In the next raid, Anup Kumar earned 2 points taking Um to 10. Rahul was caught in next raid to take UM to 11. Sukesh Hedged touched mahesh Chiller in next raid. At half time the score was 17-11 in favor of Telgeu Titans.

Prashant Rai started raid after half time followed by Shabeer both going empty.  In a do or die raid Telgeu Titans earned a point. Anup was shown green card in 25th minute. The match was defenders domination today. UM took time out in 27th minute with score at 19-13 in favor of Telegu Titans.

Rahul Choudhary was caught in a do or die raid and soon Shabeer was caught. In the next raid Anup earned 2 raid points to take their points tally to 16. Rahul Choudhary was kept out for more than 15 minutes going 3times out. 

MU earned one point each throug raid and another tackle. Sukesh Hegde the last man to raid made it super raid earning 3 points to take the score 23-18. Anup earned 2 next points in raids and then Mukesh Chiller was caught and Telegu titans were all out taking UMumba to 23-24.

Anup earned his personal tally to 10 points of the day while Shabeer had not earned even one point. Next review asked by UMumba if Telegu Titans raid of Hudda went in favor of UMumba. Another technical time decided to take off one point of Telegu Titans.

After Anup’s next raid UMumba asked review of touching second player before touching midline. They won the review and took lead at 25-24 just 2 minute before final whistle. Prashant Rai was caught in next raid taking UM to 26. So did Sukesh earn a point in his last raid. Shabeer earned his only point of the day and 27th of UM.

Sukesh also earned a point in his last raid but UM won the exciting match at 27-26. UMumba earned their sixth successive win. Anup Kumar and Rishank Devadiga were the best raiders getting 10 and 7 points respectively.

    I am pavan Suresh. I have done my schooling from LPS. I am big fan of sports especially cricket and want to become a sports journalist. I want to write cricket articles.

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