Bengaluru Bulls stayed on track for a third-place finish after defeating Patna Pirates 57-44 in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Bharat emerged as the best player for the Bulls with 20 points in the game.
Bharat picked up a few raid points as Bengaluru Bulls took the lead at 13-6 in the 7th minute. Patna Pirates were on the verge of an All-Out but Mohammadreza Chiyaneh executed a fantastic raid to keep his team afloat.
However, Bharat carried out a multi-point raid soon after and helped his team inflict an All-Out to take a massive lead at 23-12 in the 13th minute. Sachin then pulled off a magnificent running hand touch although the Bulls still held a comfortable lead at 25-14. Bharat caught out Sunil and Sajin C in the 17th minute as the Bulls continued to dominate the proceedings. The Bulls kept raging on and ended the first half leading at 31-16.
Bharat effected a raid in the opening minutes of the second half and reduced the Pirates to just one player on the mat. Moments later, the Bulls inflicted another All-Out and earned an 18-point lead at 36-18. Sachin Narwal also backed Bharat in the raiding department as the Bulls continued to forge ahead.
Mahender Singh pulled off a brilliant Super Tackle in the 33rd minute as the Bulls led at 43-28. Patna Pirates’ Anand Tomar executed a Super Raid in the 36th minute, but the Bulls still held a big lead at 46-31. Patna Pirates then pulled off an All-Out in the last minute of the match, but they were too far behind the Bulls' score. Bengaluru Bulls didn't take their foot off the pedal and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Rohit Gulia (10 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (3 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Bharat (20 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mahender Singh (4 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.