Pro Kabaddi: Bengal Warriors skipper Maninder registers 600 points in PKL, takes his team to No 2 spot

Catch all the highlights, live scores, commentary, squad, updates and match analysis from Pro Kabaddi League's Chennai leg at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.

Head-to-head: Bengal Warriors 3 – 9 Patna Pirates. 3 Ties.

Head-to-head: Bengal Warriors 3 – 9 Patna Pirates. 3 Ties.   -  PKL Media

Hello and welcome to the highlights of the Pro Kabaddi League match between Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.

 

Scores in order of KOL-PAT

 

35-26 FULL TIME: After Pardeep gets another point, Bengal completes another win yet again to move to the second spot on the Pro Kabaddi League table. Patna, meanwhile, still languishes at the 12th spot. Not a happy place to be in.

The Chennai crowd loves it! Because this is another team in blue?

35-25 With fifty seconds left on the clock, Pardeep gets his fourth 'Super 10' of the season and Patna inflicts an 'All Out'. Where was this intent earlier? Too late now!

35-20 Prapanjan walks in for the 'Do or Die' and steals the bonus.

34-17 Jeeva Kumar walks now. Although Pardeep Narwal has been in fine form, claiming another toe touch now, Kabaddi, as we all know, is not a one-man game.

34-16 And the big man Prapanjan has bagged another raid point. No efforts put as Jaideep almost gifts the point to him, surging ahead sans support.

#StatAttack: Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh registers 50 Points in PKL.

30-15 The combination of Baldev and Jeeva take out Pardeep Narwal, YET AGAIN! Take his legs out of the game and you have got him. A back hold followed by a frontal block had rendered him harmless.

28-15 'All Out', again! In the blink of an eye! Ashish gets a bonus but Rinku Narwal gets his high five of that well-timed tackle.

21-14 That is brilliant from Jeeva Kumar! A frontal block by Kumar gets Maghsoudlou. What's better, Bengal has even refused to give a bonus to him!

#StatAttack: Maninder Singh registers 600 Points in PKL.

19-14 The 'All Out' has been inflicted! Rinku Narwal gets rid of Neeraj Kumar.

16-14 Bengal Warriors have inflicted the most 'All Outs' this season (14) and Patna is down to just one man after Purna commits a blunder.

While we all wait for the second half to begin, here's a look at the promo of the second episode of Sportstar's new series #KingsofKabaddi featuring the talismanic Desai brothers:

 

15-14 HALF-TIME: New man in! Purna Singh uses his height to his own advantage to throw himself on the midline as Baldev commits a naive error.

Pardeep Narwal has bagged five raid points already gaining able assistance from Maghsoudlou (3 points). Meanwhile, Bengal's raiding trio of Maninder, Sukesh Hegde and Prapanjan have also bagged 10 points for the side.

15-13 Maninder Singh has been gifted a point by Hadi Oshtorak. That ankle hold was never going to stop the flamboyant Bengal skipper.

13-13 K. Prapanjan gets the 'Super Tackle' specialist Monu out. Is that a sign of worry for Patna Pirates? Who will revive Narwal now?

11-11 An unsuccessful 'Do or Die' raid from Pardeep Narwal. Jeeva Kumar exploits Narwal's strong footwork to his own advantage. He goes low to fling him up into the air. Meanwhile, the other defenders chime in.

9-11 Sukesh Hegde gets a toe touch off Vikas Jaglan. He fumbles a bit after that but he is safe.

8-10 Jaideep snaps up Nabibakshsh. Caught him unaware from behind to nudge him out of the lobbies.

6-9 A double whammy! Mohammad Maghsoudlou has not only revived Narwal in no time, he has got Bengal's strike raider. Maninder OUT!

5-8 Baldev Singh has been phenomenal for Bengal this season. A well-timed dash finds a clueless Pardeep out of the lobbies.

3-6 What a move from Pardeep Narwal! He has got four raid points from four raids now. He bags a bonus, a running hand touch and now this. He nullifies Rinku Narwal's block by dragging him to the line. How many times have we seen this on the mat?

1-2 Maninder Singh gets Bengal's first point with a slender toe touch. Completely caught the right cover Neeraj Kumar off guard there.

SQUADS:

Bengal Warriors VII: K. Prapanjan, Vijin Thangadurai, Jeeva Kumar, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Maninder Singh, Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal

Patna Pirates VII: Pardeep Narwal, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas Jaglan, Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Monu, Hadi Oshtorak, Jaideep

Although the head-to-head record against Bengal Warriors presents a completely different picture, Patna Pirates, this year, didn't get the start it would have wanted to. Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, sits comfortably at the third spot on the league table and comes on the back of four wins on the trot. A win against the Patna franchise would further push the side up to the second place.

After K. Prapanjan score a 'Super 10' in Bengal's last fixture against Dabang Delhi, he has joined skipper Maninder Singh in shouldering the lead raider responsibilities. Moreover, Bengal has now become the only franchise to have more than one raider in the list of top ten raiders of the season thus far. Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal and Jeeva Kumar have also been effective in the defending department.

Patna Pirates' Mohammad Maghsoudlou recently broke free and with the support from Pardeep Narwal, things have looked a little better for the side of late. Its defence is led by Jaideep, who sits joint-fourth in the list of the season’s best defenders with 26 tackle points to his name. However, Hadi Oshtorak and recently Ravinder, have provided him good support in defence as well. The team will want a win against Bengal Warriors to rise above the bottom position in the Season 7 rankings.

 

Head-to-head: Bengal Warriors 3 – 9 Patna Pirates. 3 Ties.

 

Bengal Warriors

Form Guide

Played: 8

Won:4

Tied: 2

Lost: 2

Win Rate: 50%

Best Raider: Maninder Singh

Best Defender: Baldev Singh

 

 

Patna Pirates

Form Guide

Played: 8

Won:3

Tied: 0

Lost: 5

Win Rate: 37.5%

Best Raider: Pardeep Narwal

Best Defender: Jaideep

 

The match will be available for live streaming on Hotstar and will also be available on Star Network's live broadcast.