Patna Pirates make easy work Of Puneri Paltan at their home!
Patna Pirates thrashed home team Puneri Paltan 55-33 at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune on Sunday.
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Pardeep Narwal scores 18 pts , Neeraj 10 pts as Patna beat Pune 33-55
The first half of the match was highly entertaining with both teams giving each other a tough time. Pune’s started with a three-point Super Raid in the fourth minute. But Pardeep Narwal was in no mood to let Pune’s raiders steal the limelight. The Patna raider took control of the game as he targeted Pune one by one. The Pirates’ worked in tandem and clinched the first All-Out of the match in the 10th minute to open a five-point gap. Patna continued pressing as Pardeep raced to his Super 10 in the dying minutes of the half. His raids, combined with Neeraj Kumar’s tackling gave Patna another All-Out in the last minute of the first half to open a 10-point gap (27-17) going into the break.
Pardeep thrashes Paltan with the help of Neeraj.
The second half proved to be the same for the home team as Pune struggled to reduce the points gap. Pardeep Narwal and Neeraj Kumar continued their good work in both the ends as they secured another All-Out in the 10th minute of the match. The Pirates continued their domination till the final stages of the match with Neeraj Kumar earning 11 tackle points. Patna's hero Pardeep finished with 18 points.
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Match Preview: Patna have huge advantage for tonight's meeting!
Pune and Patna have squared off against each other a total of 14 times across PKL 1 and 7. Over the last 5 encounters, Patna had the upper hand with 3 wins under their. Pune have won the most recent clash by a huge margin so they will be eager to prove a point.
Head to head: Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates