Season’s biggest upset, Dabang Delhi beats Patna Pirates 33-15

Image Courtesy: PKL Media

Image Courtesy: PKL Media

Our Predictions: Patna Pirates 77:21 Dabang Delhi

Dabang Delhi beat Patna Pirates easily at 33-15 in the battle of the benches to break the streak in Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 at Patna.
It was Dabang Delhi’s Meraj Sheykh who drew first blood with a quick touch point in the 3rd minute after a series of empty raids by both the teams.

By the end of the 8th minute, Pardeep Narwal got his first touch point of the night to reach an important landmark ‘ 50 raid points in the 4th season of Pro Kabaddi League and thus became only the second player to reach the milestone with only Rohit Kumar from Bengaluru Bulls ahead of him.
After a low-scoring start, the score stood at two points each for both sides at the five-minute mark. However, that was soon to change as the bottom dwellers of the table showed their class and pulled off a massive spree to garner a nine-point lead. Some rock solid defending by the Dabang Delhi side lead by Sachin Shingade combined with some expert raiding by Meraj Sheykh saw Delhi team take the score to 11-2.

It seemed as if the Pirates were caught completely off guard as the Dabang Delhi piled on the pressure early on with some supreme defending and expert raiding.
Only nitin Madane with 10 aid points stood in the way of utter dominance
Dabang Delhi continued their dominance in the second half as well. Pardeep was tackled by the Delhi defence, which was followed by a surrender raid as the Dabang Delhi inflicted their second all out and the score was now 25-12.
The second all-out affected by Dabang Delhi in the 31st minute helped them stamp their superiority.
The score of 15 is the lowest total scored by any team in the history of Prokabaddi league.



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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 4 7 9 15 15
Dabang Delhi 6 11 22 33 33

Point tracker

Point Analysis

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Patna Pirates Raid Analysis

Dabang Delhi Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Patna Pirates Dabang Delhi
Best Field Time Fazel Atrachali D. Gopu
Worst Field Time Pardeep Narwal Prashant Kumar Rai

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Meraj Sheykh Dabang Delhi
Inspiring Defender of the Match Sachin Shingade Dabang Delhi
Marathon Man on the Mat Sachin Shingade Dabang Delhi
Moment of the Match Fazel Atrachali 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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