Patna Pirates beat Bengaluru Bulls 36-32 at the Harivansh Tana Bhagat Indoor Stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday. Monu Goyat top-scored for the Pirates with 12 points, while Pardeep Narwal became the first player to reach 200 points in Season 5 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi.
The Pirates started the game in a confident mood with Narwal and Goyat both looking sharp on the mat. They enforced the first All-Out on Bengaluru in the 11th minute to take a 13-5 lead as well as control of the match.
Bengaluru’s defence was struggling to cope with Patna’s attack but Sunil Jaipal managed to pull off a successful tackle in the 14th minute to reduce the deficit to 15-8. However, Goyat was having a field day in attack as well as defence and ensured that Patna ended the half strongly to take a 19-11 lead into the break.
The second period got underway with the teams trading blows early on before a Narwal super raid in the 26th minute set up another All-Out on Bengaluru a minute later. With a 29-15 lead to rest on, the Pirates went about their business effortlessly to close out the game.
The final quarter of the contest saw Bengaluru skipper Rohit Kumar in particular doing his best for the team as he brought up his Super 10 to herald in an All-Out on Patna late in the game. However, with just two minutes left on the clock, Patna saw out the game with smart tactical raids for their third win at home. With the win, they displaced Bengal Warriors at the top of Zone B.
Check out our snapshots from this match here.