Sachin and Mohammadreza Chiyaneh starred for Patna Pirates on Monday as they picked up a big 41-32 win over Haryana Steelers in vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune. While the in-form Pirates' raider Sachin earned 13 points, the Iranian defender Chiyaneh earned 6 points as they helped their team pick up the win, despite strong showing from Manjeet, who earned 10 points for Steelers.
Sachin began the match, earning a raid point for Patna Pirates. But Manjeet equalised straightaway with a bonus point with his first raid. Minutes later, Mohit tackled Sachin to pin him down and give Haryana Steelers the lead. But the tables turned the other way round as Sunil took down Meetu with a fierce tackle and Pirates made a comeback to inch ahead.
Meetu began Haryana's resurgence as he picked up a point on a do-or-die raid. Minutes later, Mohammad Mahalli caught hold of Sachin, and Monu Hooda grabbed Anuj Kumar with a strong backhold as Steelers levelled the scoreline. But Sachin’s raid gave them the lead and the score was 15-10 at halftime.
The second half began with Patna Pirates inflicted an ALL OUT on Haryana Steelers as they extended their lead to 19-12, putting pressure on the opposition. Neeraj Kumar earned back-to-back tackle points, while Sachin continued to earn raid points for his team as Patna Pirates took complete control of the proceedings. With seven minutes, Patna Pirates inflicted the second ALL OUT on the opposition to extend their lead by 15 points.
But Haryana Steelers showcased they will not go down without a fight as Vinay earned a massive three-point super raid to begin a comeback. A couple of minutes later Manjeet earned a two-point super raid as Haryana Steelers inflicted an all out on their own to reduce the gap to six points. Sachin brought his team back into control, earning a three-point Super Raid of his own. At the stroke of full time, Patna inflicted another ALL OUT as they won the match 41-32.
Best Raider - Sachin (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (6 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Manjeet (10 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Jaideep Dahiya (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.