June 29, 2016 11:51:06 pm
Riding high on Pardeep Narwal’s sensational performance, which featured 18 raid points, Patna Pirates beat U Mumba 36-34 for their second consecutive win in the Pro Kabaddi League contest in Jaipur on Wednesday.
With the win, defending champions climbed to the second spot in the league with a 100 per cent win record as U Mumba remained sixth in the table.
Narwal was the star of the night as he scored three points in the first five minutes and helped his side lead 4-3.
The Pirates inflicted an all out in the 17th minute to lead 14-12. The first half was dominated by the Patna unit as they went into the break leading 16-14, seven of those raid points earned by Narwal.
Narwal started the second half on similar note as he attained a super 10 in the fourth minute to give Patna 20-15 lead. The lead was further swelled when the defending champs inflicted their second all-out.
After playing catch-up, U Mumba showed some promise late in the second half. Rishank Devadiga scored a super raid for U Mumba in the 13th minute of the second half to narrow the deficit to 25-31.
He followed it up with another raid to record his super 10 in the 16th minute of second half. The scoreboard then read 27-31.
U Mumba inflicted an all out with less than three minutes to go and tied the game at 33-33.
It looked like Devadiga could upstage Narwal as he got a bonus point in the last minute with scoreboard 34-33 in U Mumba’s favour but it was Narwal who had the last laugh as he scored two points with his final raid to give his side a 36-34 win.
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