Resilient Patna goes down against Impregnable Panthers
The Panga of the week went single-handedly towards the formidable-looking Jaipur Pink Panthers. The overall team effort of the Panthers snatched the victory from the home team, Patna Pirates and hammered down on the echoes of the fans. The presence of Bollywood’s elite and Cricketers during the match also set the atmosphere of the stadium on fire but there was pin drop silence every time Pardeep Narwal was tackled hard and kept down by Jaipur’s defence.
The first half of the match started with all guns blazing from the Jaipur side. The skills of the defenders from both sides came into play during the first part of this half. The fortunes of Patna were weren’t going their way as the league’s top raider, Pardeep Narwal couldn't rise to the occasion vs the men in pink who had plans for his every move. The wonderful tackling skills and timing from both corners of Jaipur, had Pardeep sat out for around 12 minutes in the first half alone. Left corner defender, Sandeep Dhull set the tempo for the Panthers, which helped them breakaway to a 15-9 lead and on the verge of inflicting an All-Out at the brink of halftime.
Panthers defeat Pirates to reach top of the table
The Second half started with more caution from both sides and the entry of substitute Monu once again made an impact while Captain Pardeep too started making a momentum shift towards the Pirates. It was not too late when the defense of Patna started showing impatience however and the points then flowed the direction of the Panthers once again. The star defender of the match was undoubtedly, Sandeep Dhull swooping away 7 tackle points with some decisive ankle holds and incredible back holds. The combined efforts of defenders and the raiders from the Panthers kept them dominant as they remain the only unbeaten team in PKL 7 and eventually defeated the Pirates 34-21. The home side take on the Puneri Paltan squad next and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways!
Match Preview: Head to head- Patna Pirates Playing against Jaipur Pink Panthers
The resilient Patna side will be facing the strong looking Jaipur side today. Though the Record goes 8-4 favouring Patna in the past battles, Jaipur will look to outstrip the opponents. It is going to be a great combat between Pardeep narwal and the composed Deepak niwas hooda. Considering past results this is going to be a terrific encounter.