Late show of Pardeep goes in vain as Bengals defense goes high
Bengal Warriors won the match against Patna Pirates with the score of 35-26. The match didn't go that deep as the defense of Bengal was too good against Patna. Maninder Singh scored a Super 10 for Bengal Warriors and Rinku Narwal managed a High 5 while Pardeep led the Patna Pirates attack by scoring 12 of their 18 raid points on the night. Eventually, Bengal had the upper hand against shattered looking Patna side.
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The match started on even terms with Record-Breaker Pardeep Narwal scoring for Patna Pirates and Maninder Singh and K. Prapanjan combining for Bengal Warriors to keep the match at 3-3. But Vikas Jaglans tackle on Mohammad Nabibakhsh gave Patna Pirates some momentum and they managed to take a four-point lead five minutes into the match.
As raider Pardeep was not available for a long time against strong defense of Bengal, the Patna team started making errors as other raiders didn't perform well. In the 10th minute of the first half, Patna Pirates Super Tackled Nabibakhsh to halt Bengal Warriors momentum temporarily, but Prapanjan and Maninder kept the pressure on and defense of Bengal didn't come along.
Bengal power past and goes to the second spot.
The second half of the match was a one-way lane. In the early stage of second-half Bengal Warriors inflicted an all-out which put Bengal Warriors on backfoot straight away. Bengal warriors looked strong as Maninder started scoring well and eventually ended up scoring a super 10 for his team. Also, Rinku Narwal stepped in and scored a high 5 in defense. The late attack of Pardeep created hope for Patna and he managed to score 12 raid points out of 18 raids. But in this half Bengal Warriors was too good as their defense and raids worked properly. Hence after a game of 40 minutes, Bengal stood out as a winner with a scoreline of 35-26.
Match Preview: Pardeep Narwal vs Maninder, interesting contest on the cards
Patna Pirates are coming into the match on the back of 4 losses in the last 5 games, and are on 12th position in points table, Coming up against 3rd place Bengal who are in good form. Pardeep Narwal has looked a pale shadow of himself. Although he is the third best raider in the league on total points, he has been trapped enough times by oppositions. And the team has just not shown the fight required to bring him back on the mat. Bengal have a raiding trio, if anyone of the three has a strong game then the warriors become a very difficult unit. Their defense has been the 2nd most miserly business of the season conceding just 225 points while the pirates defense has conceded 243 points - almost 3 points more they are conceding per game. How their defenders play out this game could have a significant impact on the outcomes of the match.
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