The Tamil Thalaivas were trailing for the most part of the match, but an inspiring performance from raider Himanshu Singh helped them record a come-from-behind 33-32 victory against Patna Pirates. Himanshu scored 11 points, while Narender contributed 9 points to the side from Tamil Nadu.
Narender chipped in with early raids as the Tamil Thalaivas took the lead at 6-3 in the 9th minute. However, moments later, Rohit Gulia scored a multi-point raid and helped the Pirates level the score 6-6. Himanshu pulled off a fabulous raid in the 14th minute as the Thalaivas took the lead 10-8. But, the Pirates inflicted an ALL OUT and snatched the lead at 13-10 in the next minute. Narender kept picking up raid points, but the Pirates kept forging ahead and ended the first half by keeping their nose in front at 17-15.
In the second half, Rohit continued to showcase top form as the Pirates widened their lead to 21-16. They continued to dominate the match as Sachin provided Rohit good company in the raiding department. In the 26th minute, Patna inflicted another ALL OUT and led comfortably at 26-21. The Thalaivas then put up a fight through Himanshu's raids, but the Pirates managed to stay in the lead. However, Himanshu pulled off an inspiring raid in the 37th minute and levelled the score 29-29. Soon after, the Thalaivas inflicted an ALL OUT and took the lead to 32-30. The side from Tamil Nadu tackled Rohit in the last minute of the match and sealed a thrilling victory.
Best Raider - Himanshu Singh (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sahil Gulia (3 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Rohit Gulia (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sunil (4 Tackle Points)
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