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Pro Kabaddi League: Patna Pirates cruise into the final, beat Puneri Paltan 37 – 33

Defending champions Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan 37-33 in the first semi final of Pro Kabaddi season 4.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 30, 2016 5:39:31 pm
Patna Pirates vs Puneri paltan, Pune vs Patna, PAT vs PUN, Pro Kabaddi League, Pro Kabaddi, PKL, Kabaddi Patna Pirates’ players attempt to pin down Pune’s Deepak Niwas Huda. (Source: PTI)

A stunning performance in the last five minutes from Rajesh Mondal and Pardeep Narwal helped Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan 37-33.

Patna with strong display from their defenders scored 11 points in the last five minutes to make it to their second successive final.

On the other side, Puneri Paltan failed to maintain the lead even after mighty performance from their captain Manjeet Chhillar.

Manjeet became the fourth man to score 400 points in Pro Kabaddi League. He got two back to back tackle points as Pune trailed by 2 points in the 20th minute. Telugu Titans’ Rahul Chaudhari was the first player to achieve the feet.

Puneri Paltan began strongly in the second half but a super tackle by Patna Pirates was ruled out for being too dangerous as Pune leveled the game at 22-22.

Manjeet’s men were able to increase their hold in the game in the 31st minute when they managed an all out to lead 25-22.

However, Pardeep’s and Rajesh’s duo brought the defending champions ahead as they carried their side to a 37-33 win at the end.

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