In the second eliminator of Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, Pardeep Narwal’s Patna Pirates played against Surender Nada’s Haryana Steelers at the Dome, NSCI in Mumbai. The two teams finished at the third and second place in Zone A and Zone B respectively to qualify for the knockouts. The Pirates settled for a draw in their last group match while the Haryana Steelers defeated the Puneri Paltan. However, it was a completely different story this time as Patna skipper Pardeep Nawal shattered numerous records to take his side home. Pardeep registered highest raid points (34) in a match ever and also became the first player to score over 300 points in just one season. He won the individual battle against Surender Nada as Patna win the match 69-30.
Here are Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers Highlights:
10:30 PM: That’s it! Pardeep Narwal writes history, scores 34 points. Patna beat Haryana 69-30.
10:27 PM: With less than a minute to go, Pardeep Narwal has 30 points to his name. He is three short of Rohit’s record.
10:24 PM: If the score stays like this, it will be Pune against Patna in the next round. That will be another mouth-watering encounter.
10:22 PM: Finally, Pardeep Narwal goes down but Patna lead by 28 points. This could be an embarrassing loss for Haryana.
10:19 PM: Pardeep Narwal just took the entire Haryana team with him. He scored a massive 8 points in just raid. He has 24 points in this match and might break Rohit Kumar’s record.
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 23, 2017
10:15 PM: A Super 10 for Monu Goyat as well. He has been a fantastic supporting raider throughout the season.
10:13 PM: We still have 10 minutes left in this game. Can Haryana still make a comeback? Well, we have seen stranger things happen in this sport.
10:10 PM: Patna have extended their lead to 19 points. They have performed the all-out for the third time. Great performance by the side.
10:09 PM: Another easy point given by Haryana and this time it’s Surender Nada who steps about. He goes to the bench again.
10:07 PM: Suddenly, Patna have a massive lead of 15 points and Haryana have just three players left on the mat.
10:05 PM: We all were aware about the threat of Monu Goyat and Pardeep Narwal but it is the Patna defence which is making all the difference here.
10:04 PM: This is just poor from Haryana. They are giving away some easy points now. The score is 31-21. Patna have extended their lead.
10:03 PM: Great job by Surender Nada. He picks up two points for his side, this time raiding. Haryana need more.
10:01 PM: Super 10! for Pardeep Narwal and Monu Goyat picks another point as well. Patna lead 25-16 and Haryana is down to just two men.
9:59 PM: We are into the second half. It’s Patna who will raid first. They have been good both in defence and raid as well. Pardeep one short of super 10.
9:53 PM: Great first half for Patna there. They lead 22-15 at the end of it and more importantly, they have sent Wazir Singh to the bench. Haryana will need an inspiring performance in the second half from here.
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 23, 2017
9:50 PM: Vikas Kandola finally goes down and its an all-out by Patna Pirates. They now lead by 19-14 with 90 seconds to go in the first half.
9:48 PM: TWO POINTS for Haryana and important ones. Haryana have just delayed the all out.
9:47 PM: Just 5 minutes left in the match. Chaos in Haryana’s part of the mat. They are lacking a leader and Pardeep Narwal steals yet another point.
9:44 PM: Now, Monu Goyat sends Mohit Chillar to the bench which means both the corners are out and Patna strikes again. They bring Wazir Singh down. Patna lead 11-7.
9:43 PM: 12 minutes into the game and the score stands 9-7 in Patna’s favour. This speaks a lot about the kind of defence we are witnessing tonight.
9:42 PM: Pardeep Narwal has been tackled but Monu Goyat strikes back. He sends Surender Nada to the bench. So both the captains are out. Patna lead 9-6.
9:38 PM: DISASTER! Both the sides have lost their reviews in the first 7 minutes itself. Patna lead 6-5.
9:36 PM: Pardeep Narwal gets his first point in 6th minute of the match. He sends Rakesh Singh to the bench. Patna lead by one point.
9:34 PM: Patna have lost their review early in the game. Just in the 4th minute and moreover, Monu Goyat has been tackled. Patna lead 4-3.
9:31 PM: SUPER RAID! for Monu Goyat. What a great start for him. Pune takes the initial lead. They are ahead 4-1.
9:28 PM: Surender Nada has won the toss and he has chosen the court. Khel Kabaddi!
9:27 PM: Here are the playing 7s:
Haryana – Surender Nada, Mohit Chillar, Wazir Singh, Deepak Kumar, Neeraj Kumar, Rakesh Singh, Vikas Kandola.
Patna – Pradeep Narwal, Monu Goyat, Vijay, Sachin, Vishal Mane, Jawahar Dagar, Jaideep.
9:24 PM: We are live for this high-voltage encounter. Both the teams are out on the mat. This is going to be an exciting match.
9:15 PM: So, its the Puneri Paltan who won the first match. They defeated UP 40-38. Now, the focus is on the second game.
8:30 PM: We are having an exciting game between Puneri Paltan and UP Yoddha. The score at half time is 18-18. Remeber, that the winner of that match will face the winner of this match in the next round.
7:45 PM: Patna’s only concern can be a slight dip in form of Pardeep Narwal and Monu Goyat in the last few matches. If these two come good tonight, winning the game should be a cakewalk for Patna.
7:30 PM: Haryana will depend heavily on the defensive duo of Surender Nada and Mohit Chillar but they will need an inspiring performance even from their experienced raider Wazir Singh.
7:00 PM: Throughout the season, Patna have been let down by their defence but they can’t afford to make the same mistake now. The defenders need to support Pardeep Narwal and Monu Goyat.
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 23, 2017
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal, Vijay, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Monu Goyat, Md. Zakir Hossain, Jaideep, Manish, Jawahar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh, Vikash Jaglan, Vishnu Uthaman, Vinod Kumar.
Haryana Steelers: Surender Nada,, Mayur Shivtarkar, Vikash, Neeraj Kumar, Khomsan Thongkham, Mohit Chhillar, Sonu Narwal, CPO Surjeet Singh, David Mosambayi, Deepak Kumar, Mahender Singh Dhaka, Prashant Kumar Rai, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Wazir Singh, Parmod Narwal, Jeeva Gopal, Rakesh Singh Kumar, Vikash Khandola, Ashish Chhokar, Kuldeep Singh, Babu M, Raju Lal Choudhary.