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Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Patna Pirates beat Tamil Thalaivas 51-25

Pardeep Narwal becomes first player to cross 1,000 raid points; UP Yoddha beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 33-26

Prime News, National Sport, Kabaddi, Kolkata, September 10:- Patna Pirates snapped their six-match losing streak in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2019 with a 51-25 win over Tamil Thalaivas at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium here on Monday.

‘Record-Breaker’ Pardeep Narwal was the star of the show with 26 raids points and became the first player in league history to cross 1,000 career raid points.

Even though the game was done and dusted as a contest, Patna Pirates were unrelenting in terms of their intensity and enforced a fourth all-out on Tamil Thalaivas with six minutes left to play. They crossed the 50-point mark in the final minute and finished the game having scored the most points by a team this season.

UP Yoddha beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 33-26

In another match, UP Yoddha produced an all-round performance to defeat Gujarat Fortunegiants 33-26 in a PKL match here on Monday.

UP Yoddha’s defensive pair of Nitesh Kumar (4 tackle points) and Sumit (High 5 with 5 tackle points) were in red-hot form once again, aptly supported by the raiding duo of Shrikanth Jadhav and Surender Gill (both with 6 raid points), as the team beat last season’s runners-up Gujarat Fortunegiants to move to fifth in the points table.
UP Yoddha’s cover combination of Nitesh Kumar and Sumit is regarded amongst the best in the league and it was not surprising the match was called the battle of defences because on the other side was Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal, another great defensive duo. It was not therefore too surprising to see the raiders struggle to clinch points in the early minutes of the first half.
Gujarat Fortunegiants reduced the margins and forced an all-out on UP Yoddha with 8 minutes still left in the clock. UP Yoddha’s defence were in no mood for another slip up though, and the duo Nitesh and Sumit steadied their ship to clinch their fourth consecutive win. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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