Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltans in a close encounter to register their second successive win at Patna just few moments ago. The Patna Pirates defense and attack were strong that led to the win. Patna was impressive and created pressure on Puneri Paltans but resisted the pressure from the opponents to pull thorugh the match.
Both teams started cautious raids. In the first few minutes Patna led 3-2 and then equaled 3-3. Patna had two successful reviews to lead 6-3 in first five minutes. Pune got 3 points and super raid to give Puneri Paltans 7-6 lead.Ravi Dalal & Deepak Narwal had good raids to take Patna to 9 in next few raids. Surender Singh in a do or die raid earned a point. Next was a super tackle for Pune team to narrow the gap to 1 point only. Ravi Dalal earned 2 points to take Patna close to earn an all out opportunity.
Sandeep Narwal earned one point and in the Last raid Jitesh joshi was caught earning Pune all out taking the score to 16-10 in favor of Patna. In the first raid Wazir was tackled to earn 17th point for Patna. Ravi earned again a touch point. Surender’s successful raid got Pune 2 points taking them to 12. Pune asked for review for having touched Pravin Nawale. The appeal wne tin favour of Patna. Wazir was pushed out in next raid getting one point each to both teams and at break the score stood at 20-13 in favor of Patna.
Praveen Nawale and Sandeep Narwal started with empty raids after the break. Next Pune raider Bhola was tackled by Surender Singh. Deepak Narwal went into lobby without touching an opponent and was declared out. Sandeep Narwal earned touch point. Wazir was tackled and caught that gave Patna 21-15 lead. Deepak Narwal got 2 points to increase the gap to 23-15. After that Wazir Singh got 2 points. Praveen with another successful raid reduced the margin to 4.
Patna was all out which took Pune very close to Patna score standing 25-24. Deepak Narwal got a point to give Patna 26-24 lead. But soon Bhola of Pune was caught. Deepak Narwal and Praveen Niwale earned a touch point each in successive raids. A time out was called by Patna. Pravin Nivale earned a touch point to reduce the gap to 27-29.Deepak Narwal and Wazir were tackled and caught to earn a point each. Ravi Dalal earned a touch point. In the final raid Pravin Niwale was caught. Finally Patna won by a margin of 32-28. Audience wish of the player of the match was given to Sandeep Narwal.