Pro Kabaddi League 2021 highlights: Patna Pirates, Haryana Steelers log victories

December 29, 2021

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Reference: https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/pro-kabaddi-2021-live-updates-december-28-7694937/

Pro Kabaddi League 2021 highlights: Three-time champions Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan 38-26 in a Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 match in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Sachin scored a Super 10 (10 points) and was ably supported by Patna’s defensive trio of Sunil (4 points), Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (3 points) and Sajin C (3 points).

The lack of a quality raider despite promising performances from youngsters will be a cause of concern for the Puneri Paltan who succumbed to their second loss in three matches. All eyes were once again on Pune’s Rahul Chaudhari but the showman, despite starting the match, was substituted for young Mohit Goyat by coach Anup Kumar in the first half.

The trio of raiders including Aslam Inamdar and Pankaj Mohite caused problems for the Patna defence while at the other end Prashant Kumar Rai and Sachin were equally effective. Patna were facing the risk of an ‘All Out’ with six minutes left to half time, but their defender Sajin C completed a Super Tackle to turn the momentum.

The three-time champions got lucky later when Monu Goyat entered the lobby without contact, in a do-or-die raid only to be followed by three Pune defenders who had been deceived by his actions. The first half ended 14-14 with Pune having just two men on the mat.

In the second match of the day, Haryana Steelers eked out a 2 point win over Telugu Titans. Haryana steelers won the match by 39-37. It was the Haryana Steelers’ first victory of the tournament.

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