Pro Kabaddi League: Patna Pirates defeat Jaipur Pink Panthers, continue stupendous form
Pune, November 12, 2022
Patna Pirates defeated the Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-30 in the final game of the evening in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday.
With the win, the Pirates extended their unbeaten streak to six. Sachin (8 points), Rohit Gulia (9 points) and all-rounder Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (5 points) were the star performers in their victory.
In the opening stages, both teams matched each other point for point, almost every raid resulting in high-octane action. The difference was in the variety.
While the Pirates' points came through the combination of Rohit Gulia and Sachin, the Pink Panthers were reliant solely on the raids of Arjun Deshwal, who scored almost all their raid points in the half. The breakthrough came with about seven minutes left, Chiyaneh's tackle on Deshwal reducing Jaipur to two men and staring at an all out.
They avoided it twice, the first a super tackle by Ankush on Sachin which looked to have sparked a resurgence. Unfortunately, though the Pirates refused to let go of the stranglehold and finally the all out came with Chiyaneh's tackle on Ajith Kumar as they took the lead at 15-12. Eventually, the Pirates went into the break leading 20-13.
The Pink Panthers rallied in the second half and within minutes had the Pirates in trouble. Duly, they inflicted a first all out of their own soon after, snatching a 23-21 lead. That all out galvanised the Pirates, reminding them of Jaipur's strength on the bench.
Buoyed by Gulia and Sachin, they kept picking up points and their defence backed their raiders as well. They got their second all out soon after, surging this time into a 32-25 lead. The Pirates kept raging on and eventually walked off the mat as winners of the match.
Award Winners of the Night:
Match 1: U.P. Yoddhas vs Haryana Steelers
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Surender Gill (U.P. Yoddhas)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Pardeep Narwal (U.P. Yoddhas)
Moment of the Match - Surender Gill (U.P. Yoddhas)
Match 2: U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Guman Singh (U Mumba)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Rinku (U Mumba)
Moment of the Match - Ashish (U Mumba)
Match 3: Patna Pirates vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (Patna Pirates)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Rohit Gulia (Patna Pirates)
Moment of the Match - Rohit Gulia (Patna Pirates)
7:30 PM: Bengal Warriors vs Gujarat Giants
8:30 PM: Telugu Titans vs U.P. Yoddhas
9:30 PM: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
Venue: Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune
All the matches can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar