The in-form Patna skipper Pardeep Narwal led from the front, picking up 23 points and helped his side to an easy win. Even though the score read as 47-44, Patna dominated the game for the most part.
In the second qualifier of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, the Bengal Warriors played against the defending champions Patna Pirates at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. Bengal came into this match on the back of a heavy loss against the Gujarat Fortunegiants while their rivals, Patna Pirates had won their last two eliminators against the Haryana Steelers and the Puneri Paltan. The in-form Patna skipper Pardeep Narwal led from the front, picking up 23 points and helped his side to an easy win. Even though the score read as 47-44, Patna dominated the game for the most part. With this, Patna have entered their 4th final in 5 seasons and have set up a final against the Gujarat Fortunegiants. Manider Singh picked up 17 points for the Bengal Warriors while Deepak Narwal too finished with a super 10.
Here are Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates:
9:08 PM: There goes the whistle. We have the second finalists of the Pro Kabaddi 2017. Patna Pirates have won the match 47-44. Pardeep Narwal finishes the match with 23 points.
9:03 PM: There is Bengal’s chance. They have pulled off an all out. The score is 46-41. Patna’s lead is reduced to 5 points.
9:01 PM: Maninder Singh picks up 4 points. That’s a super raid. The lead has been reduced to just nine points and Patna is down to 4 men. Can Bengal do something miraculous?
8:59 PM: Patna lead 43-31. Pardeep Narwal is having fun now. He is taking his time and gets two more points. Brilliant work by Pardeep.
8:56 PM: Pardeep Narwal gets the better of Surjeet Singh. He is not settling here, he wants more.
8:53 PM: With less than 5 minutes to play, Patna have extended their lead to a massive 13 points. This is turning out to be a one-sided match now.
8:51 PM: Jang Kun Lee is on the bench and he has put on his jacket so we can imagine that his game is over. Meanwhile, Patna have extended the lead to 12 points. The score is 36-24.
8:47 PM: Patna still have a lead of 9 points. Pardeep Narwal continues to dominate the opposition.
8:43 PM: Bengal have reduced Patna’s lead to just 9 points but the raiders are letting the side down. They are not taking advantage of the situation. Deepak Narwal goes to the bench now.
8:41 PM: Even though Maninder has got 7 points tonight he has gone down at the important moments. Patna lead 29-20.
8:37 PM: There comes the secon all-out and again, its Pardeep Narwal who pulls off a super raid. With 15 minutes to play, Patna lead by 11 points.
8:35 PM: This is an exciting phase. Bengal is coming back in the game. They have picked up some crucial points in the last few minutes.
8:33 PM: We are back live, Pardeep Narwal picks up one point in the first raid it. And, Shrikant Tewatia picks up 3 crucial points for Bengal. Patna still lead 22-15.
8:25 PM: For Bengal, it is Deepak Narwal who is fighting a lone battle. He is picking up crucial points and is keeping Bengal in the match. But, other players have to step up as well. At half time, Patna lead 21-12.
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8:23 PM: Pardeep Narwal already has 7 points in his kitty as Patna extend the lead to a massive 10 points.
8:19 PM: Jang Kun Lee comes in and he is already out. He entered in the lobby before touching the defender but Sachin followed him. So, one point each. Patna lead 17-8.
8:16 PM: Not just the raiders but Patna’s defence unit is also coming good. They already have 6 tackle points. Patna continue to lead 16-7.
8:14 PM: Maninder and Monu are on the bench but Pardeep Narwal is back on the mat. Patna lead 14-6.
8:12 PM: The good thing for Patna is that even when Pardeep is on the bench, they have someone in Monu who can pick up crucial points. Patna lead 12-4.
8:10 PM: A huge lead for the Patna Pirates already but Pardeep Narwal is on the bench. Now, Bengal need to take full advantage of it.
8:07 PM: Pardeep Narwal has changed the game upside down with just one massive raid. He took away 5 points with one super raid. Patna lead 10-2.
8:04 PM: Maninder Singh picks up the first point but the first raid point goes to Patna Pirates. Patna lead 3-1 at this moment. One point each for Monu and Pardeep.
8:03 PM: Pardeep Narwal has won the toss and has chosen the court. Jang Kun Lee is not in the playing 7 so that’s already one big surprise for the night.
8:00 PM: We are live now! The players are making their way to the mat. Khel Kabaddi. It is going to be an exciting game to watch.
7:00 PM: Another thing Bengal need to keep in mind is that they should try to keep Pardeep Narwal on the bench for as long as possible. If that happens, then Bengal will surely have an upper hand.
6:30 PM: Maninder Singh failed to make any impact on the game on the last game but if Bengal want to win the match tonight, he will have to come good. Also, the team needs more from Korean raider Jang Kun Lee.
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 26, 2017
Bengal Warriors – Jang Kun Lee, Ravindra Ramesh Kumavat, Sandeep Malik, Ameares Mondal, Ran Singh, PO Surjeet Singh, Youngchang Ko, Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Virendra Singh, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede, Vinod Kumar, Vikash, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar.
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.