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Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan Highlights: Three-time champions make comeback in some style, thrash Paltan by 12 points

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Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan Highlights: After losing by a whisker to UP Yoddha in their previous match, the three-time champions Patna Pirates made a comeback in some style against Puneri Paltan. The Prashant Kumar-led Pirates defeated Paltan by a massive 12 points to register their second win of the tournament.  Follow PKL 2021 Live updates on InsideSport.IN. 

Meanwhile, Puneri Paltan had to face second loss in their third game of the tournament.

Also Read: PKL 2021 Live: UP Yoddha take on Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba set up against Tamil Thalaivas in Day 6 double-header- Follow Live Updates

Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan Highlights: Three-time champions make comeback in some style, thrash Paltan by 12 points

Sachin scored a Super 10 (10 points) and was ably supported by Patna’s defensive trio of Sunil (4 points), Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (3 points) and Sajin C (3 points).

The lack of a quality raider despite promising performances from youngsters will be a cause of concern for the Puneri Paltan who succumbed to their second loss in three matches.
All eyes were once again on Pune’s Rahul Chaudhari but the showman, despite starting the match, was substituted for young Mohit Goyat by coach Anup Kumar in the first half.

The trio of raiders including Aslam Inamdar and Pankaj Mohite caused problems for the Patna defence while at the other end Prashant Kumar Rai and Sachin were equally effective.

Patna were facing the risk of an ‘All Out’ with six minutes left to half time, but their defender Sajin C completed a Super Tackle to turn the momentum.

The three-time champions got lucky later when Monu Goyat entered the lobby without contact, in a do-or-die raid only to be followed by three Pune defenders who had been deceived by his actions.

Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan Highlights: Three-time champions make comeback in some style, thrash Paltan by 12 points

The first half ended 14-14 with Pune having just two men on the mat.

Pune brought in Shubham Shelke for Pankaj Mohite in the second half. But Patna kept fighting back, thanks largely to confident tackles from the likes of Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Sajin.

With 10 minutes remaining, Patna had a 4-point lead and that was extended as Pune’s plan to play on the do-or-die raid backfired.

Sachin scored two points in the crucial raid for Patna to inspire another ‘All Out’ in the 13th minute and open a 10-point lead.

Sunil and Vishal Bharadwaj picked up yellow cards in the final minutes as the match became intense. But Patna ensured there was no late comeback by Pune to clinch an important win.

Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan Highlights: Three-time champions make comeback in some style, thrash Paltan by 12 points

Puneri Paltan

  • Defenders – Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Hadi Tajik, Sanket Sawant, Vishal Bhardwaj, Baldev Singh, Sombir, Karamvir, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sourav Kumar
  • Raider – Pawan Kumar Kadian,  Pankaj Mohite, Mohit Goyat, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Tomar, Vishwas
  • All-rounder – Govind Gurjar, Victor Onyango Obiero, E Subash

Patna Pirates squad

  • Raider – Monu, Mohit, Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan, Jangkun Lee,  Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sachin Tanwar, Monu Goyat, Guman Singh,
  • Defender –Neeraj Kumar, Sunil, Sourav Gulia, Shubham Shinde, Sandeep
  • All-rounder – Sahil Mann, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sajin Chandrasekar

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