Patna Pirates dominated most of the match, but Bengaluru Bulls never lost hope during their vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 match against the three-time champions at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Going into the last minute of the match, the Pirates held a lead, but the Bulls inflicted an All-Out and tackled Rohit Gulia to ensure the match ended in a 31-31 tie.
Sachin effected a few raids as Patna Pirates took the lead at 6-4 in the 9th minute. Manish tackled Vikash Kandola to help the Pirates widen their lead further. Patna Pirates inflicted an All-Out in the 11th minute to take a good lead at 12-5. Bharat then pulled off a fantastic multi-point raid in the 14th minute, but the Pirates continued to dominate the match at 16-7. The Pirates kept raging on and ended the first half being in the lead at 19-10.
Bharat picked up a couple of raid points and the Bulls tackled Rohit Gulia in the opening minutes of the second half, but the Pirates still had a comfortable lead at 22-15. Iranian Mohammadreza Chiyaneh also joined the party as the Pirates extended their lead further.
Kandola found it difficult to breach the Pirates' defence as the three-time champions had a stronghold in the match at 27-20 in the 34th minute. However, the Bulls inflicted an All-Out and Bharat effected a couple of raids in the last minute of the match. The Bulls were still trailing at 30-31 but thereafter, they tackled Gulia in the dying seconds of the match to tie the contest at 31-31.
Best Raider - Bharat (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mahender Singh (3 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Rohit Gulia (8 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.