Bengal Warriors registered a hat-trick of victories after demolishing Patna Pirates 54-26 in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Maninder Singh and Shrikant Jadhav, who scored 12 and 9 points respectively in the match, led the charge for the Warriors’ raiders and they received ample support from the defenders as well.
Maninder Singh chipped in with a few raids as the Warriors took the lead at 7-5 in the 10th minute. The Warriors further extended their lead to 15-7 as defenders Girish Maruti Ernak as well as Shubham Shinde stepped up their game and a multi-point raid by Maninder Singh helped them inflict an All-Out. Shrikant Jadhav also produced a multi-point raid in the 19th minute as Bengal Warriors inched further ahead. Another fantastic raid by Maninder Singh allowed the Warriors to inflict a second All-Out and hold a comfortable lead at 26-11 by the end of the first half.
Sachin pulled off a couple of raids for the Pirates in the second half, but he couldn't help his team reduce the gap between the two sides. Maninder Singh continued to pick up raid points as the Warriors led at 32-19 in the 28th minute. Defenders Vaibhav Garje and Girish Maruti Ernak also kept picking up tackle points as Bengal Warriors inflicted another All-Out in the 31st minute to take a 20-point lead at 39-19.
Even though the Warriors had a big lead, they didn't drop their intensity. Manoj Gowda effected a multi-point raid in the 37th minute as they kept moving forward. Soon after, they inflicted yet another All-Out to extend their lead even more. The Warriors kept forcing the Pirates into making errors and eventually walked off the mat as deserved winners.
Best Raider - Maninder Singh (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Vaibhav Garje (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Sachin (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (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.