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PKL: Patna hammers Pune 53-36

IANS  |  Vishakhapatnam 

Skipper Pardeep Narwal's stunning 27-point raid guided Pirates to a thumping 53-36 victory over in an inter-zonal challenge match of Pro League (PKL) here on Friday.

Pardeep also reached the 800-point landmark in the history of the league.

For Pune, GB More put in a strong raiding effort and scored 13 points but didn't get support from his defence.

got Pirates off to a storming start with a super raid in the 2nd minute. Narwal scored the first six points for in three minutes to give them 6-3 lead.

suffered an all out in the next minute as they trailed 4-9.

scored his third point as tried to mount a comeback to trail 6-9 after five minutes.

In the 8th minute, led 13-8 and were looking in fine form with leading their charge. At the end of the first half Patna Pirates led 24-19.

The second half started in a similar fashion as Pardeep picked up a two-point raid and Patna inflicted an all out to lead 30-21.

Puneri Paltan had no answer to and were left floundering.

GB More tried his best to keep the margin of defeat respectable for Puneri Paltan. also did put in a performance for Pune but they still couldn't match up to Patna Pirates.

With less than 10 minutes to go, Patna Pirates held a 13-point lead and looked in command. Pardeep continued to torment Puneri Paltan's defence and in the process also became the first man to reach the 800 raid point landmark in the history of Pro League.

Patna ran out comfortable winners with a 17-point victory margin in the end.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 23:27 IST
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