Ring side view: Patna Pirates beat U Mumba In Jaipur : 36-34

Image courtesy: PKL media

Image courtesy: PKL media

Better planning and perfect execution of their strategy gave Patna Pirates a well-deserved 2 point victory over rivals U Mumba at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

U Mumba came roaring out of the blocks to avenge their defeat at the finals of  Season 3  and raced to a 2-0 lead and reduced Patna Pirates to just 5 men. However, Pardeep Narwal stopped U Mumba’s scoring to open his team’s account and change the momentum in their favour.

Pardeep Narwal returned successfully from both his raids as they took the lead 5-4 by the 7th minute to get the U Mumba on the verge of an all out. But then came the series of 4 Super Tackles from the U Mumba defenders which brought the scores to 12-10 in their favor before they conceded an all out.

Pardeep again restored parity and Bajirao Hodage put Pirates in the lead with a tackle on Anup. Pardeep Narwal was raiding like a beast and at half time the scores read 14-16 in favor of Patna Pirates.

Rishank Devadiga showed why he is one of the best in the second half by getting some quick fire points for the team. From the Patna side it was a one man show from Pardeep Narwal went in to inflict further misery on them in the second half and ended the night with 18 points and was targeting Jeeva Kumar like Pune did in their previous match.

However, he was unsuccessful in several raids and the former champions leveled the score through a raid from  Anup in the 29th minute.

But in the next raid form Pardeep, Rishank made a mistake and Anup was caught in the following raid helping Patna secure 5 points from the match with a 2 point win.

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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
U Mumba 8 14 18 34 34
Patna Pirates 6 16 27 36 36

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) U Mumba Patna Pirates
Best Field Time Jeeva Kumar Kuldeep Singh
Worst Field Time Gurvinder Singh Mahesh Goud

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Pardeep Narwal Patna Pirates
Inspiring Defender of the Match Bajirao Hodage Patna Pirates
Marathon Man on the Mat Kuldeep Singh Patna Pirates
Moment of the Match Rishank Devadiga U Mumba

*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.

U Mumba Raid Analysis

Patna Pirates Raid Analysis

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