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Patna Pirates defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers in a close match (28-29)

Patna Pirates defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers in a close match (28-29)Patna Pirates defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers in a close match (28-29)

In Pro Kabaddi League match 27, the Patna Pirates snatched a dramatic 29-28 victory from the clutches of the defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers. Despite a seemingly comfortable lead in the first half Patna had to hold off a valiant comeback from Jaipur to secure the win.

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Match Details:

  • Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
  • Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023
  • Match Start Time: 8:00 PM IST
  • Result: Jaipur Pink Panthers won by 1 point (29-28)

First Half Domination by Patna pirates

The Patna Pirates came out firing relying on their star raider Sachin to draw first blood and inflict the first all-out on Jaipur within the first ten minutes. With Sandeep Kumar providing able support in the raiding department Patna built a commanding 16-8 lead by halftime. Jaipur’s star raider Arjun Deshwal struggled to find his rhythm and Ajith V was the lone bright spot for the Panthers.

Jaipur Makes a Roaring Comeback

The second half saw a complete turnaround in fortunes. Ajith took the responsibility on his shoulders single-handedly bringing Jaipur back into the game with his exceptional raiding skills. He scored 14 raid points including a crucial Super Tackle on Sachin that shifted the momentum. Reza, Lucky and Ankush also stepped up in defense but it was Ajith’s show.

Match Summary

  • First Half: Patna Pirates dominated the first half inflicting an all-out and establishing a comfortable lead of 16-8. Sachin and Sandeep Kumar were the key raiders for Patna while Jaipur struggled to find their rhythm.
  • Second Half: Jaipur staged a remarkable comeback in the second half. Ajith Kumar stepped up with 14 raid points including a crucial Super Tackle on Sachin which proved to be the turning point of the match. Reza, Lucky and Ankush also contributed with solid defensive performances.
  • Final Score: Despite Patna’s strong first half performance Jaipur’s relentless pursuit of points in the second half led them to a nail-biting victory by just one point (29-28).

Key Players

  • Jaipur Pink Panthers: Ajith Kumar (14 raid points, 1 Super Tackle), Reza Mirbagheri (6 tackle points), Lucky Sharma (5 tackle points)
  • Patna Pirates: Sachin (9 raid points, 1 bonus), Sandeep Kumar (6 raid points, 1 bonus), Neeraj Kumar (5 tackle points)

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Turning Point

  • Ajith Kumar’s Super Tackle on Sachin in the second half was the decisive moment that shifted the momentum in favor of Jaipur.

Match Scorecard

Patna PiratesJaipur Pink Panthers
Raid points1717
Super raids01
Tackle points89
All out points22
Extra points11

Patna Pirates

V. AjithKumar111416
Arjun Deshwal3003
Reza Mirbagheri0303
Lucky Sharma0202
Sunil Kumar0000
Abhishek KS0000
Bhavani Rajput0000
Abhijeet Malik0000
Ashish Birwal0000
Shaul Kumar0000

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Sandeep Kumar6017
Sudhakar M2013
Neeraj Kumar0202
Sajin Chandrasekar0202
Ankit Jaglan0202
Naveen Sharma0000
Daniel Odhiambo0000
Rakesh Narwal0000
Sanjay Dhull0000

A Nail-Biting Finish

With both teams trading empty raids as the clock ticked down the tension was palpable. The final minutes were a rollercoaster with both sides having chances to steal the win. Patna eventually held their nerve with Bhavani Rajput clinching the decisive point in the dying seconds.

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