Pardeep Narwal produced a scintillating raid performance and created history as Patna Pirates crushed Haryana Steelers 69-30 to win the second eliminator of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5, here on Monday. Narwal scored 34 points – most by any raider in the history of Pro Kabaddi — and became the first man to reach 300 raid points in Season 5.
It was a humiliating defeat for Haryana Steelers who just couldn’t cope with Narwal’s brilliant performance. Patna Pirates also recorded most points scored by any team in season 5 of Pro Kabaddi. Haryana’s famed defence led by Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar failed miserably as they could score just three tackle points.
Monu Goyat made a superb start as he came up with a super raid in the second minute to give Patna Pirates 4-1 lead. Haryana Steelers tied the match at 4-4 in the fifth minute as they scored a raid and tackle point. Pardeep Narwal scored his first raid point in the sixth minute as Patna Pirates led 5-4. Haryana defence sent Pardeep Narwal to the bench in the 10th minute as they trailed 6-7.
Monu Goyat scored his sixth raid point in the 13th minute as Patna Pirates led 10-7. Haryana Steelers scored a bonus point in the 16th minute to trail 8-13. Prashanth Kumar Rai scored with a two-point raid in the 17th minute as Haryana Steelers trailed 10-13. Patna Pirates failed to inflict an all out on three occasions but led 15-11 in the 18th minute. Patna Pirates inflicted an all out in the 19th minute to lead 19-14. Pardeep Narwal scored nine raid points in the first half as Patna Pirates led 22-15 at the break.
Patna Pirates led 24-16 in the 22nd minute as Pardeep Narwal attained a super 10. Surender Nada got a two-point raid in the 24th minute as Haryana Steelers trailed 19-26. Haryana Steelers averted an all out on two occasions as Deepak Kumar Dahiya scored two raid points. Patna Pirates inflicted an all out in the 35th minute to lead 31-21.
Pardeep Narwal made a two-point raid in the 27th minute as Patna Pirates led 35-21. Patna Pirates were running away with the match as their defence kept tackling Haryana raiders. The famed defence of Haryana was having a nightmare as they scored just two tackle points in 28 minutes. Patna Pirates inflicted another all out in the 31st minute as they led 42-23.
Pardeep Narwal came up with a moment of brilliance in the 33rd minute as he took out six Haryana players in one raid as Patna Pirates led 52-25. He followed it up another two-point raid as Patna Pirates inflicted an all out in the 38th minute to lead 62-27.
Pardeep Narwal came up with a brilliant super raid in the last minute as Patna Pirates thrashed Haryana Steelers 69-30.
Puneri Paltan beat UP Yoddha 40-38
Meanwhile, Puneri Paltan held their nerve and composure as they dumped UP Yoddha out of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5. Puneri Paltan are through to eliminator 3 as they won 40-38. Girish Ernak was rock solid at the back and scored seven tackle points whereas Deepak Niwas Hooda scored 10 raid points to lead their team to victory.
UP Yoddha squandered a solid start and despite Rishank Devadiga’s 15 point effort their campaign came to an end. UP Yoddha were let down by their defence as they could score just eight tackle points whereas Pune defence scored 17 tackle points.
UP Yoddha made a strong start as Nitin Tomar and Rishank Devadiga scored raid points to give their team 5-0 after three minutes. Akshay Jadhav opened Puneri Paltan’s account in the same minute with a raid point. Pune defence forced a super tackle in the fourth minute as they trailed 3-5. UP Yoddha inflicted the first all out of the match in the same minute to 10-3.
Puneri Paltan were struggling to come to grips with UP Yoddha’s offence and Rishank Devadiga scored three more points in one minute. UP Yoddha led 13-6 after seven minutes. Puneri Paltan forced another super tackle in the ninth minute as they trailed 9-14.
Puneri Paltan ended the first half strongly as Deepak Niwas Hooda made a two-point raid in the 15th minute as they trailed 13-15. Pune scored seven points in five minutes compared to Yoddha’s one as they made a comeback. Pune inflicted an all out in the 17th minute and took lead for the first time in the match. Nitin Tomar bought UP Yoddha back on level terms in the next minute with a raid. Puneri Paltan made a strong comeback as they went into the break level at 18-18 with UP Yoddha
Nitin Tomar and Deepak Hooda made raid points in the first minute of second half as it was all square at 19-19. Puneri Paltan then took control of the match in the next few minutes as they inflicted an all out in the 24th minute to lead 27-19. Deepak Hooda achieved a super 10 in the 26th minute as Puneri Paltan led 29-20. Rishank Devadiga also got a super 10 for UP Yoddha as they trailed 21-30 after 28 minutes.
UP Yoddha came back strongly as they trailed by just three points in 35th minute. It was a nail-biting finish as in the last five minutes it was anyone’s match. Puneri Paltan led 34-33 after 36 minutes but UP Yoddha were very much in the game. Suresh Kumar made a successful raid in the 37th minute to give Puneri Paltal 36-33 lead. With less than 40 seconds to go, Puneri Paltan led 39-38 and they scored a tackle point in the dying seconds to win 40-38.