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PKL 2019 Day 9 highlights: Patna edge out Tamil Thalaivas in thriller
In the second match on Day 9, Bengal Warriors demolish Puneri Paltan 43-23.
Patna Pirates' 'Record-breaker' Pardeep Narwal showcases his raiding skills against Tamil Thalaivas
Manjeet Chhillar who also scored 300 tackle points in VIVO Pro Kabaddi League began the half strongly for Tamil Thalaivas as he tackled Pardeep “Record Breaker” Narwal and dangerman Jang Kun Lee. Jaideep, on the other hand, was a rock at the back for Patna Pirates and showed tremendous amount of strength and toughness.
Rahul “The Showman” Chaudhari who always delivered his best against Patna got his first raid point in the 4th minute to give Thalaivas a 4-0 lead. The first half was all about Super Tackles for Patna Pirates. Jaideep forced one in the 4th minute to get Patna off the mark. It was one of those rare occasions when Pardeep “Record Breaker” Narwal failed to open his account in the first half.
With Narwal misfiring, it was left to Patna’s defence to get the points on board. Ajay ‘Iceman’ Thakur is the 2nd leading raid point scorer against Patna with 110 raid points.
Hadi Oshtorak forced a Super Tackle in the 17th minute to send Rahul “The Showman” Chaudhari to the bench and averted an all-out for Patna Pirates. At the end of the first half, both teams were levelled at 11 points each. Chaudhari, who is the all-time leading raid point scorer against Patna Pirates with 145 raid points in 15 matches, which is also the most by any player against a single team - scored just one point in the first half. For Thalaivas, Manjeet Chhillar picked up four tackle points in the first half alone. Ajay “Iceman” Thakur reached 600 raid points creating history in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 - had a quiet match.
Patna Pirates began the second half on the same note as they forced another Super Tackle to lead 14-13 after 27 minutes. Rahul “The Showman” Chaudhari picked up a two-point raid to level the match at 16-16. Patna Pirates then forced another tackle to take 18-16 lead in the 32nd minute.
In the 38th minute, Pardeep “Record Breaker” Narwal got his first point and sent Manjeet Chhillar to the bench. In the last minute Rahul “The Showman” Chaudhari made an unforced error and handed Patna Pirates a victory in the end with the final score 23-24.
Pro Kabaddi 2019, Day 9, Match 2: Bengal Warriors vs Puneri Paltan Live streaming
In today’s second match, Bengal Warriors will lock horns with Puneri Paltan. The raiding trio – Maninder Singh, K Prapanjan and Mohammad Nabibakhsh – of Warriors have performed well while Puneri Paltan have missed the services of star raider Nitin Tomar, who is not fit. The Pune’s experienced corners Girish Ernak and Surjeet Singh, too failed to make any mark. The Bengal vs Pune match will begin at 8:30 pm IST after the end of first match. Kabaddi fans can catch Pro Kabaddi 2019 live action on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD with English commentary and in Hindi on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi. One can also live stream kabaddi matches on Hotstar.