Patna Pirates snapped their six-match losing streak in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 7 with a 51-25 win over Tamil Thalaivas at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Monday. ‘Record-Breaker’ Pardeep Narwal was the star of the show with 26 raids points and became the first player in league history to cross 1000 career raid points.
Patna Pirates started the game confidently with Pardeep Narwal causing all sorts of problems for Tamil Thalaivas’ defence. They inflicted the first All-Out of the game on Tamil Thalaivas in the ninth minute to open up an 11-4 lead and take immediate control of the match.
Pardeep then became the first player to reach 1000 raid points with around about five minutes left in the first half as Tamil Thalaivas’ defence struggled to find an answer for the ‘Record-Breaker’. Tamil Thalaivas eventually executed a Super Tackle on Pardeep towards the end of the half, but the Patna Pirates skipper still finished the opening period with 12 raid points to his name as his team took an 18-13 lead into the break.
The three-time champions began the second period with intent and enforced a second All-Out on Tamil Thalaivas four minutes into the half to extend their lead to 25-13. Pardeep wasn’t done yet, though, and continued to dominate proceedings. Two Super Raids by him in quick succession helped inflict a third All-Out on the southerners and extended Patna Pirates’ lead 37-15.
Even though the game was done and dusted as a contest by this stage, Patna Pirates were unrelenting in terms of their intensity and enforced a fourth All-Out on Tamil Thalaivas with six minutes left to play. They crossed the 50-point mark in the final minute and finished the game having scored the most points by a team this season.
Tamil Thalaivas –
Best Raider – V Ajith Kumar (10 Raid Points)
Best Defender – Sagar (3 Tackle Points)
Patna Pirates –
Best Raider – Pardeep Narwal (26 Raid Points)
Best Defender – Jaideep (7 Tackle Points)