In the much-anticipated Maharashtra derby, Puneri Paltan and U Mumba played out a scintillating tie in the second match of Vivo Pro Kabaddi (PKL 2018) Season six. It was 32-32 in the end as Puneri Paltan came back in the last seconds to tie the match. Siddharth Desai scored 14 raid points for U Mumba whereas Nitin Tomar scored 15 points for Puneri Paltan. While in the opening match of Vivo Pro Kabaddi league season six defending champions Patna Pirates began their title defence on a disappointing note as they crashed to 26-42 defeat against Tamil Thalaivas.
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Skipper Ajay Thakur led from the front for Tamil Thalaivas and scored 14 points to lead his team to victory. Patna's defence was the biggest reason for their downfall as they scored just two tackle points. Pardeep Narwal scored 11 raid points but it wasn't enough to save his team from a crushing defeat. The 12th minute from Surjeet Singh as he made a super raid to revive Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chhillar and Jasvir Singh. Patna Pirates never recovered from that moment as their listless defence couldn't contain Tamil Thalaivas' raiders.
Ajay Thakur got the Thalaivas going with a raid point in the third minute and the defence sent Pardeep Narwal to the bench as they led 2-0. Patna Pirates opened their account with Manjeet getting a raid point. Tamil Thalaivas continued to dominate the proceedings as they reduced Patna to two men and led 6-1 after seven minutes. Tamil Thalaivas inflicted the first all out of the match in the 9th minute to lead 10-2. Pardeep Narwal made a two-point raid in the 10th minute as Patna cut the deficit to seven points. Surjeet Singh made a super raid in the 12th minute as Tamil Thalaivas led 14-5 and then followed it up with a two-point raid in the 15th minute. Tamil Thalaivas inflicted the second all out in the 18th minute to lead 23-8. Patna Pirates defence just didn't turn up in the first half as they failed to score a single tackle point. Tamil Thalaivas ended the first half with a 18-point gap to lead 26-8.