Pro Kabaddi 2019 Highlights: After Bengal Warriors made an incredible comeback to triumph over U Mumba 32-30 in a dramatic fashion in the first game of the night, Patna Pirates registered a thumping victory over UP Yoddha in the last game of the Patna leg at the Pataliputra Sports Complex on Friday.
Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Highlights:
Full Time PAT 41-20 UP
UP just manage to get to the 20-point mark with the last move of the day but they've endured a nightmare today. Pradeep Narwal and his boys turn in a flawless display. They end the Patna leg of the PKL with a win. They climb up to 7th on the table with this win. Pardeep Narwal has been the best raider of the match and Neeraj Kumar has been the best defender of the match.
Another all out! The third UP have suffered tonight. And their horror show comes to an end as the full-time whistle blows.
Exchange of raid points
Both teams get 1 point from their respective raids. Last 2 minutes on the clock left. Narwal then gets a point for his team wven without getting a touch. An UP defender steps off the court. The Patna crowd and the Patna bench have been up on their feet throughout this match. What a special match this has been for them.
Patna rack up the defence points
Jang Kun Lee comes back empty-handed as well but the Patna defenders ensure that it is their score that keeps on moving. They have maintained a big lead throughout this second half. UP raiders are doing their best to try an make a comeback but nothing seems to be getting past the home team's defence tonight.
PAT 31-16 UP
Patna happy to let the clock run down. Narwal stands at the edge of the UP court, facing off with the Yoddhas as the 30 seconds of the raid run down. No need to try anything special now. They just need to ensure they maintain their lead.
PAT 29-13 UP
Rare 2-pointer for UP Yoddha. But it comes in slightly fortuitous circumstances for them. Narwal steps into the lobby without getting a touch. Seemed to have slipped there. The first 2 pointer in a long while for the UP Yoddha team. Lead down to 16. Long way to go for them.
10-pointer for Pardeep Narwal
10th raid point of the night for Narwal. Nothing can stop the Patna team tonight it seems. Everything is coming off for them. A huge 18-point lead for them now. 28-10 to Patna Pirates.
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PAT 25-9 UP
Pirates start the second half strongly too. The first raid is by UP Yoddha and the raider must have thought for a second or two that he was going back home with 2 points. But no, like the case has been through the night, arms come in from all around in the Patna half to stop him in his tracks. One more tackle point for the home team. The first point of the 2nd half, like in the 1st half, goes to Patna Pirates.
HT: PAT 24-9 UP
A huge 15-point lead for the home team as we head into the half-time interval. Pardeep Narwal has been clinical as always today. Has got 9 raid points in this first half already. But what a defensive effort from Neeraj so far today. 7 defence points for him so far. Monu Goyat (4 points) the best performer for UP.
Another all out!
Could things have gotten any worse for UP Yoddha? On evidence of what we are seeing, this is going to be a COMPREHENSIVE victory. Another three points to the Pirates after another all out and Patna now lead 23-9.
PAT 18-6 UP
Narwal with a super raid again! Super effort from him to escape the UP defenders that time. 2 more points to Patna and 2 more points added to the home team's lead. Following that, the Pirates come up with a superb collective defensive effort as they get one tackle point. The gap between the two teams into double figures now.
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Patna 13-5 UP
Meanwhile, Neeraj gets his 4th tackle point of the night. Has been a thorn in the side of UP Yoddhas so far as they look to claw back into the match. Patna Pirates' lead widening even more right now. A bonus point for either team.
Disaster for UP
Just when it was looking like Patna Pirates were running away with a lead, UP Yoddhas concede an all out. Their last raider just gave the game away there. Steps in the lobby without any contact. And it's three big points to the Pirates. There's an EIGHT-point gap between the teams now. 11-3 to Patna Pirates.
PAT 6-2 UP
Time for Jang Kun Lee to show his spark for the home team. Patna's raiders are in fine form today! And then Pardeep Narwal does what he does best again. Another point to the Patna Pirates. A big lead opening up as we approach the halfway stage of the first half.
PAT 3-2 UP
Monu Goyat scores the first point for the visitors. Narwal went in for a raid again but this time he falls into the trap. One defence point for the Yoddhas. Patna Pirates still maintaining their narrow lead in these early stages.
Pirates to make the first raid
Patna Pirates to start off proceedings. And it's their main man Pardeep Narwal who gets them their first point. 1-0 to the home team!
Patna Pirates - Pardeep Narwal, Jang Kun Lee, Mohammad Esmaeil, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak, Vikas Jaglan
UP Yoddha - Monu Goyat, Rishank Devadiga, Shrikant Jadhav, Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar, Amit, Sumit
Time for the home team
Patna Pirates have lost all of their home matches thus far. Can they break the rut today? Up against them are UP Yoddha. Both teams find themselves at the bottom portion of the table right now.
FT: KOL 32-30 MUM
Bengal Warriors win even after dramatic attempts from Mumbai towards the end. What a comeback! What a turnaround by the likes of Maninder, Prapanjan and Nabibakhsh.
KOL 31-28 MUM
U Mumba suffer an all-out, and Bengal are sitting comfortably with less than three minutes to go!
KOL 28-27 MUM
Mohammad Nabibakhsh has turned it around with two brilliant raids, and has sent their captain Fazel Atrachali out in the closing stages of the game.
KOL 26-27 MUM
Into the last six minutes now, and the match still can be anybody's. Bengal are not stopping, and U Mumba are on their toes not looking to let their guard down. But, Bengal have been exceptional recently, be it raids or tackles.
KOL 23-26 MUM
Bengal trying to come back into the game with a well-timed tackle. Slowly and slowly making their way towards levelling it all up.
KOL 21-26 MUM
After Prapanjan fails in his raid, Bengal is again dealt a heavy blow by Arjun Deshwal as he gets his Super 10. He has got 11 raid points tonight. U Mumba have turned up the heat, getting 9 points in the last five minutes.
KOL 19-19 MUM
What a raid by Arjun Deshwal as he slips through the entire Bengal defence. He gets two points. The score is level now. Anyone's game!
KOL 19-17 MUM
All-out for U Mumba! Bengal have turned the game completely on its head with a tackle. What a turnaround from being 5-12 down!
KOL 14-16 MUM
First raid of the game, and Maninder Singh shows why he is the captain! He executes a Super Raid and gets three points.
HT: KOL 11-16 MUM
After a brilliant start by U Mumba, which saw Bengal getting an all-out, Bengal tried to pile up the pressure and has brought the game into touching distance towards the end of the half. Arjun Deshwal finishes as the top performer with 5 points.
KOL 10-15 MUM
Bengal get into double figures after a perfectly-timed tackle. Maninder Singh gets a bonus point.
KOL 8-15 MUM
But Mumbai pile up two extra points now. First, Mohammad Nabibakhsh steps in the lobby without any touch, gifting them a point and then Mumbai execute a raid.
KOL 8-13 MUM
After Nabibakhsh gets off the mark with a touch on Surinder Singh, Bengal have gained some momentum and execute two well-timed tackles.
KOL 5-12 MUM
Rakesh Narwal, the sole survivor tries to execute a raid but captain Fazel Atrachali tackles him and gets three points. That's an all out!
KOL 4-9 MUM
Bengal gain two points, and trying to put up a fighting comeback, but they are down to one man because of the latest Mumbai exploit.
KOL 2-6 MUM
Mumbai are building a good lead now, as Fazel Atrachali and co send Prapanjan to his captain. Tackles after tackles. They look like a well knit outfit today.
KOL 2-4 MUM
After Prapanjan gets his team, Bengal Warriors off the mark, U Mumba pile on the pressure after sharing a point. But then, their defenders get the better of Maninder Singh again. Looks like they did their homework.
KOL 0-1 MUM
U Mumba open their account with a great tackle. Maninder Singh off to the bench.
U Mumba lineup
U Mumba Starting Seven: Fazel Atrachali (C), Rohit Baliyan, Surinder Singh, Young Chang Ko, Arjun Deshwal, Vinoth Kumar, Sandeep Narwal
Bengal Warriors lineup
Bengal Warriors Starting Seven: Maninder Singh (C), K. Prapanjan, Mohammad Taghi Paen Mahali, Jeeva Kumar, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal
Bengal's vicious raiding
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