Pro Kabaddi League: Patna Pirates crush Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-29, retain title

Patna Pirates win the final of Pro Kabaddi two seasons in a row after they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 37 - 29 on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 1, 2016 12:14 am
PatnaPirates-m Sandeep Narwal ended as the Raider of the Match with 16 raid points.

Pardeep Narwal produced a terrific performance as Patna Pirates beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in the final of season 4 in the Pro Kabaddi League. Patna, who were the champions of season 3, dominated the game right from the first whistle. The Patna unit made history as they became the only team to lift the trophy twice in the tournament’s history of four editions.

Captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan was not included in the starting seven but came in when Patna were reduced to two men by Jasvir Singh in the 16th minute. It was a closely fought first half as both teams marched with caution and with Jasvir’s two late raid points Pink Panthers lead 19 -16 in the 20th minute.
Dharmaraj’s men were able to increase their hold in the game in the 32th minute when they managed an all out to lead 28-21. And from there on defending champions never looked back as they went on to crush Jaipur Pink Panthers by 37 – 29.

The win concludes another thrilling season of the Pro Kabaddi. It was the season of many firsts as for the first time women’s teams locked horns in the Women’s Pro Kabaddi League. Earlier in the day, Puneri Paltan beat Telugu Titans to secure third spot in this years Pro Kabaddi League. It’s over this year, but season 5 promises to be another exciting one.

The Women’s Kabaddi League competition was won by Storm Queens who beat Fire Birds 24-23 in the final clash.

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