Patna Pirates defeat Bengaluru Bulls 31-25 in a convincing win

Image Courtesy: PKL Media

Image Courtesy: PKL Media

Our Predictions: Patna Pirates 48:49 Bengaluru Bulls

Defending Champions Patna Pirates inflicted a loss on the visiting team Bengaluru Bulls with a 31-25 win to maintain their undefeated streak in Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 campaign.

Pardeep Narwal with 8 raid points ably supported his Kuldeep Singh who got a high 5.

Rohit Kumar and Surender Nada with 9 and 4 points each carried their team, but a poor defensive output by their teammates meant their efforts went in vain.
The Patna Pirates went into the fourth match against Bengaluru Bulls as the unbeaten tournament favorites. Usual suspect, Pardeep Narwal opened the scoring for the Patna Pirates with a deft hand touch. At the other end, Rohit Kumar took out Patna Pirates cover, Kuldeep in a do or die raid to make it 1-1. Captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan made sparse use of himself in the first half.

The all out was inflicted in the 14th minute by Pardeep Narwal as the home crowd cheered looking at the scoreline as the visitors trailed by 4 points. By the end of the half, the lead had decreased to 3 points as Randhir Singh prepared himself for a tough half-time talk.

Besides Rohit who contributed 9 points in a dozen raids, the others who contributed substantially to the winners’ tally were defender Mohit Chhillar(4), Pawan Kumar K (6). So good was the stranglehold that the winners gained due to Pardeep and super tackles from Kuldeep that they never needed the services of all-rounder Rajesh Mondal in attack.
Both teams exchanged blows for the first 5 minutes of the second half. With the score at 19-15 in favour of the Patna Pirates, former Bengaluru Bulls’ player Pardeep Narwal won a couple of points for his team. For the Bengaluru Bulls, former Patna Pirates player Rohit Kumar made the deficit smaller by winning 2 points in the resulting raid.
With 5 minutes to go in the match,Surender Nada’s team trailed by 8 points as they set up a tense finale. However, the Patna Pirates, through brilliant raiding by Mondal and great tackling by Kuldeep ensured the visitors didn’t get any closer as they sealed out a 6-point win.

Patna Pirates with four consecutive wins have sent positive signals to their supporters at home.

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Messy Fractals’s ringside view takes a closer look at the strategies used by players in the match.

Quarter Time View

We have divided 40 minutes of play time into 4 to look at which quarter belonged to whom.

Time (min) 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 Final Score
Patna Pirates 7 15 20 31 31
Bengaluru Bulls 8 12 18 25 25

Point tracker

Point Analysis

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Patna Pirates Raid Analysis

Bengaluru Bulls Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Patna Pirates Bengaluru Bulls
Best Field Time Vijin Thangadurai Vinod Kumar
Worst Field Time Pardeep Narwal Mohit Chhillar

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Pardeep Narwal Patna Pirates
Inspiring Defender of the Match Kuldeep Singh Patna Pirates
Marathon Man on the Mat Kuldeep Singh Patna Pirates
Moment of the Match Kuldeep Singh Patna Pirates

*Raider of the Match=Player who scored the maximum raid points,
Inspiring Defender of the Match= Player who scored the maximum tackle points,
Marathon Man on the Mat= Player who has spent the maximum time on the mat.

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