In a gripping encounter at the Patliputra Indoor Stadium in Patna, the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 match between Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls ended in a pulsating 29-29 tie. The Patna Pirates extended their unbeaten run at home, showcasing resilience and skill in a captivating battle on Wednesday. Star performers for the home side were Sandeep Kumar, who secured an impressive 14 raid points, and Ankit, contributing with 8 tackle points.
Bengaluru Bulls, with a fresh raiding lineup, started strong with Sushil making a significant impact in the opening minutes. Sushil’s magnificent Super Raid propelled his team to a 5-1 lead, putting immense pressure on the Patna Pirates. However, the home side, despite missing their captain Sachin, showcased determination and strategic prowess. Ankit’s defensive maneuvers and Sandeep’s raiding abilities helped them recover, drawing level at 8-8 and avoiding an All-Out situation.
The tide turned in Bengaluru Bulls’ favor as Akshit made inroads into Patna Pirates’ defense, executing a superb chain tackle on Sandeep that resulted in an All-Out in the 16th minute. With a 14-10 lead, Bengaluru Bulls maintained their advantage, concluding the first half with a two-point raid from Patna Pirates’ stand-in captain Manjeet.
The second half witnessed a stellar performance from Sandeep Kumar, who emerged as the catalyst for Patna Pirates. His spectacular raids, including two multi-point raids, showcased his agility and skill. One of the standout moments was Sandeep escaping Monu’s attempted ankle hold and executing a running hand touch on Parteek, securing his first Super 10 of the season. Ankit, on the defensive front, earned crucial points, securing a High 5 and helping Patna Pirates take the lead at 26-25 with just 5 minutes remaining.
The final minutes of the match were tense as Sandeep and Ankit combined forces, giving Patna Pirates a one-point lead at 29-28 with less than two minutes on the clock. Patna Pirates seemed poised for victory, benefitting from successful reviews. However, Bengaluru Bulls’ substitute Bharat turned the tables in the penultimate raid, landing a crucial running hand touch on Krishan to level the scores at 29-29, concluding the match in a thrilling tie. With this result, Patna Pirates joined Jaipur Pink Panthers as the second team to remain unbeaten in their home leg this Pro Kabaddi season.
Top performers for Patna Pirates included Sandeep Kumar, recognized as the Best Raider with 14 raid points, and Ankit, the Best Defender with 8 tackle points. On the Bengaluru Bulls side, Sushil stood out as the Best Raider with 8 raid points, while Parteek was acknowledged as the Best Defender with 3 tackle points.
In summary, the match between Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls provided kabaddi enthusiasts with a roller-coaster of emotions, showcasing the tenacity and skill of both teams. The draw highlighted the competitive nature of Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 and solidified Patna Pirates’ reputation as a formidable force, especially when playing on their home turf.
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