Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates (FT 27-33), Pro Kabaddi Live Score: Catch PKL 2016, Season 4 Live Match Score & Updates
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Bengal Warriors will be looking to overcome this demoralizing loss against the Telugu Titans tomorrow, which is also the only match of the night as far as men’s kabaddi is concerned. Patna Pirates will now travel to Mumbai as they face Jaipur Pink Panthers next, on 22nd July.
This makes it 5 wins in the last 5 matches for Patna Pirates over Bengal Warriors. They definitely have Warriors’ number. The result also means this is Bengal Warriors’ first home loss this season.
FT: Bengal Warriors 27-33 Patna Pirates; The reigning champions regain their top spot through a sensational second half comeback! They also expertly dealt with a couple of scares in the last minute. Jang Kun Lee would be cursing his luck as he could have got the Pirates all out in the end and sealed the victory for the home team.
SUPER TACKLE! 40’ Bengal Warriors 27-33 Patna Pirates; Lee fails to get the Pirates all out once again! Crunch time and Patna Pirates deliver the goods yet again!
SUPER TACKLE! 40’ Bengal Warriors 26-31 Patna Pirates; The champions are showing their quality here. A brilliant tackle by Fazel Atrachali on Lee gets them 2 points and effectively seals out the match.
39’ Bengal Warriors 26-29 Patna Pirates; Jang Kun Lee brings the crowd to their feet with 3 points in 2 raids! It’s a 3-point game now as Patna Pirates stare at an all out. Game on!
38’ Bengal Warriors 22-29 Patna Pirates; After Jang Kun Lee gets Fazel out to make it a 5-point game, the Pirates defence comes alive and send two Bengal raiders to the bench to restore their 7-point advantage. Surjeet Narwal would still be feeling the effects of that Cheralathan double thigh hold on the bench. Time running out for the home team.
35’ Bengal Warriors 20-27 Patna Pirates; In the last 10 minutes, the reigning champions have outscored the home team 16-5! That’s why they are the champions. Sensational turnaround by the men in green.
ALL OUT! 33’ Bengal Warriors 19-25 Patna Pirates; Pardeep executes the Dubki to perfection and gets both the remaining Warriors out to complete the first all out of the match. He is coming into form at the right time for Patna!
SUPER RAID! 32’ Bengal Warriors 18-21 Patna Pirates; Pardeep Narwal to Monu Goyat: “Whatever you can do, I can do better”. After Monu scores 2 points for Bengal Warriors, Pardeep comes alive and conjures up a super raid! All out on the cards for the home team.
Patna Pirates take the lead thanks to Fazel Atrachali’s defensive masterclass. Will they be able to hold on and inflict a first home defeat for Bengal Warriors this season?
29’ Bengal Warriors 16-16 Patna Pirates; “You shall not pass,” says Vishal Mane to Rajesh Mondal as the former Bengaluru Bulls player is sent to the bench. In the next raid, though, Pardeep Narwal finally gets his first point of the match in the form of a bonus. He follows that up with a running hand touch to level the score.
26’ Bengal Warriors 15-14 Patna Pirates; Just when I said that the match seems to be getting away from Patna Pirates, they are right back into it! Commentator’s curse, I guess. A 3-point spell for the Pirates in a minute, the last of which saw Fazel Atrachali bring down Surjeet Narwal like he was pulling a ribbon out of a box.
25’ Bengal Warriors 15-11 Patna Pirates; A brilliant defensive display by the home team as they send Pardeep Narwal and Surjeet Singh to the bench. Amit Chhillar and Vishal Mane with the points for the Warriors. The match seems to be getting away from the Pirates.
23’ Bengal Warriors 13-11 Patna Pirates; Do or die raids or just Do raids! Both Surjeet Singh AND Monu Goyat get a point each in their do or die raids. An even start to the second half at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Stadium.
An intense first half has seen the home team give the fans a lot to cheer as they lead the dangerous Patna Pirates 12-10 at the break. They have restricted Pardeep Narwal immensely as the top scorer in the previous season has got ZERO points so far! Surjeet Singh has scored 4 points for the Pirates, but it is Monu Goyat who stole the show in the first half with 5 points, including 1 tackle point.
HT: Bengal Warriors 12-10 Patna Pirates; The final points in the half go in favour of the home team, who hold a 2-point lead over the reigning champions at the interval. Rajesh Mondal was sent to the bench by former Jaipur Pink Panthers star C. Arun before Services player Monu Goyat returned successfully from a do-or-die raid, which was also the buzzer raid of the half.
18’ Bengal Warriors 10-10 Patna Pirates; And we’re back on level terms! Rajesh Mondal delivers in a do-or-die raid to make it 9-9 before Monu Goyat gave the home team the lead. Captain Cheralathan, however, stops Jang Kun Lee with a diving ankle hold to send the South Korean on the bench and restore parity.
Bajirao Hodage is playing against his former team Bengal Warriors. On the other side, Ravi Dalal and Girish Maruti Ernak used to represent Patna Pirates earlier. Will they be able to use their knowledge of their former team to help their teams? We’ll have to wait and find out.
15’ Bengal Warriors 9-8 Patna Pirates; Surjeet Singh, you beauty! Wins 4 points in his last 3 raids to keep the Pirates in the game. It is a 1-point game now and it is largely thanks to the Indian international and Asian Games gold medallist.
12’ Bengal Warriors 7-4 Patna Pirates; Former Dabang Delhi raider Surjeet Singh returns succesfully from his raid, but utility player Kuldeep Singh is tackled as Bengal continue their hold on the defending champions and the lead.
10’ Bengal Warriors 6-3 Patna Pirates; Jang Kun Lee is tackled as Patna Pirates revive Pardeep. However, the youngster isn’t on the mat for long as Amit Chhillar tackles him with a strong thigh hold. Monu Goyat increases the home team’s lead further with a bonus point in a do-or-die raid.
7’ Bengal Warriors 3-2 Patna Pirates; 19-year-old Pardeep Narwal is sent packing by the Warriors defence. There’s further misery for the visitors as the usually calm Dharmaraj Cheralathan is shown a green card. He’ll have to be careful now.
5’ Bengal Warriors 2-2 Patna Pirates; The in-form Rajesh Mondal opens Patna’s account before Fazel Atrachali holds on to Monu Goyat’s ankle and doesn’t let go. The Pirates are back on level terms.
2’ Bengal Warriors 2-0 Patna Pirates; Surjeet Narwal and Jang Kun Lee with successful raids give the home team the lead. But, they need to be aware against the defending champions and not get complacent.
Dharmaraj Cheralathan leads the Pirates and the dangerous Pardeep Narwal starts too. Here’s the full line-up:
Jang Kun Lee, Surjeet Narwal and Nilesh Shinde all start. Here’s how the home team line up:
After a sensational start to the day’s action where Jaipur Pink Panthers moved to the top of the table with a 33-27 win over Puneri Paltan, we now have Patna Pirates, who can take the top spot with a win today, taking on hosts Bengal Warriors. Click here to find out how Jaipur beat Pune and moved to the top.
Hello again and welcome to the live coverage of the second Pro Kabaddi 2016 Season 4 match for tonight between home side Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates. This literally a top versus bottom clash as Patna Pirates are ruling the Pro Kabaddi 4 table with 36 points from nine games while Bengal Warriors are right at its foot having accumulated just 16 from their nine clashes.
Both teams, however, come into this match with a lot of positivity, having won their respective games yesterday on the opening day of the Kolkata leg. While Bengal Warriors shocked everyone by defeating top side Jaipur Pink Panthers in a superb clash, Patna continued their good run and humbled U Mumba, a team that can be best described as indecisive and unstable this season.
There is a lot running for Bengal Warriors in this game because a loss tonight would virtually put them out of contention for the top four, which does not look likely as it is. However, a win tonight would still keep them in the hunt. What makes this clash even more important is that Bengal have the chance of beating a team that has lost just twice the entire season and that could trigger a come back for them.
However, for Bengal to win this match, they would need to do an encore of yesterday’s match, which was also against a top side like Jaipur Pink Panthers. It can never be overstated how important Jang Kun Lee is to the cause of Bengal Warriors and he would need to be on song tonight against the likes of Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Kuldeep Singh to overcome the huge mountain that Patna Pirates.
Furthermore, their defence comprising Nilesh Shinde, Girish Ernak and Vishal Mane would need to be at its best while taking on Pardeep Narwal, who is firing on all cylinders this season, and Rajesh Mondal, the diminutive assassin capable of killing anyone during do or die raids. Nilesh Shinde, just like his Patna counterpart Dharmaraj Cheralathan would need to lead from the front if Bengal are to cause this upset.
Patna can go into this match with relative ease and do not have a lot to worry about. In fact, even if they show up on the night and play their normal level of kabaddi, it would be unlikely that the defending champions would end up on the losing side. There is virtually nothing that is going wrong for them except for their own form, which sometimes becomes too good to maintain.
The Pirates’ defence, however, would need to be alert against a dangerous Jang Kun Lee in front of the Bengal Warriors home crowd. On his day, Jang Kun Lee is as good as any raider in Pro Kabaddi and he showed that last night against Pink Panthers. A win for Patna would virtually guarantee a place in the semi-finals and would give them the opportunity to rest key players before the semi-finals and possibly the final.