Star raider Pawan Kumar Sehrawat starred yet again, scoring 17 points, as Bengaluru Bulls snatched a thrilling 40-39 win over Patna Pirates in match 74 of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season seven at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
AS IT HAPPENED| Bengaluru vs Patna and Delhi vs Jaipur
Fellow raider and skipper Rohit Kumar put up a much-improved second-half performance (7 points) as the home side overturned a 29-37 deficit to record its second successive win. With just seconds left and the Bulls still trailing 35-37, Pawan reeled off four points on the bounce to help his team nose ahead. In the process, he also went past 500 raid points in his PKL career.
The Pirates, in fact, led even at half-time (22-16) courtesy a fine showing by Pardeep Narwal (14 points). At 7-7, the skipper showed his class as he came up with three successful raids fetching nine points in total, including an all-out (2 points) and a super raid that scalped four players. In the end though, it all came to nought.
In the day’s first match, Dabang Delhi KC edged Jaipur Pink Panthers 46-44. With less than two minutes left, Delhi was 39-43 behind but a super raid by Naveen Kumar, which took out two players, followed by Chandran Ranjit effecting an all-out turned the tide in Delhi’s favour.