Patna Pirates put on a clinical performance to defeat Gujarat Giants 34-28 in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Monday. Sachin emerged as the best player for the Pirates with 13 points in the match.
Sachin picked up a few raid points as Patna Pirates took the lead at 4-2 in the 6th minute. Rohit Gulia also joined the party and helped the Pirates reduce the Giants to three players on the mat. Soon after, the Pirates inflicted an All-Out to extend their lead to 10-5 in the 10th minute. However, moments later, Parteek Dhaiya pulled off a Super Raid and kept the Giants in the game. But, Gulia kept picking up raid points as the Pirates attained a stronghold in the match at 15-9. Thereafter, Sachin effected a multi-point raid in the 16th minute to help Patna Pirates widen their lead. The Pirates kept raging on and inflicted another All-Out just before half-time to lead at 21-13.
Gulia continued to showcase prime form in the second half as the Pirates dominated the match at 23-15. The Pirates' defensive unit led by captain Neeraj Kumar backed up their raiders and helped their team to keep moving forward. Gujarat Giants’ Rakesh pulled off a couple of brilliant raids, but he couldn't help his team catch up with the Pirates.
The Giants reduced the Pirates to three players on the mat in the 38th minute, but Sachin carried out a magnificent raid to help his team stay in the lead. The Pirates treaded carefully in the last minute and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Parteek Dhaiya (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender -Shankar Gadai (1 Tackle Point)
Best Raider - Sachin (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Monu (2 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.