Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates: Catch all the live updates from the Pro Kabaddi 2019 match between Puneri Paltan and Patna Pirates through News18 Sports' live blog. Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan 55-33 in the second game of matchday 47 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Sunday. In the second game of the night, Dabang Delhi faced Gujarat Fortunegiants at the same venue.
The second match on Sunday will see home side Pune Paltan host three-time champions Patna Pirates. The two side are currently separated by four points on the table, with Puneri Paltan holding the edge, but Patna Pirates will be hoping to continue their recent upturn in results and score another victory in Pune.
Sep 15, 2019 9:41 pm (IST)
Patna's Hadi Oshtorak gets a touch on Hadi Tajik and Manjeet stepped out of bpounds. Pune are ALL OUT!
Pune's Pankaj Mohite gets tackled by Neeraj Kumar. Neeraj Kumar equals the record of most tackle points (11) in a match in PKL history.
Pardeep Narwal gets a touch on Surjeet Singh.
Amit Kumar puts in an empty raid.
Hadi Oshtorak gets a touch on Amit Kumar, Hadi Tajik.
Puneri Paltan face Patna Pirates in the second game of the night at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi in Pune.
Puneri Paltan got their home leg up and running with an impressive display against Gujarat Fortunegiants which saw them close the gap on the top 6 to eight points. While the performance of the team as a whole was outstanding, coach Anup Kumar will be particularly pleased by the performance of the returning Nitin Tomar, who finished the game with a Super 10, his first of the season.
With Pankaj Mohite and Manjeet already in a good nick, the return to form of Tomar wouldn’t have come at a better time for Puneri Paltan as they enter the final third of their league stage fixtures. Skipper Surjeet Singh, too, recorded a High 5 against Gujarat Fortunegiants and was ably supported by Balasaheb Jadhav, who also scored five tackle points on the night.
A victory against Patna Pirates will help Puneri Paltan put pressure on those above them in the standings and with two more games to come over the next five days, Puneri Paltan could find themselves in the top 6 by the end of the week.
After a dominant display against Tamil Thalaivas, Patna Pirates recorded back-to-back wins for only the second time this season when they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in their last outing on Thursday. Skipper Pardeep Narwal has been in unbelievable form; scoring 40 raid points in his last two matches, and almost single-handedly propelling his side to victories.
Raider Jang Kun Lee announced his return in style with an eight-point display against Jaipur Pink Panthers, scoring points in crucial junctures of the match and playing the complementary role to Narwal to perfection.
The defence, too, has had a couple of good outings with Jaideep scoring seven tackle points against Tamil Thalaivas and Neeraj Kumar managing six against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Things are finally falling in place for coach Ram Mehar Singh and if Patna Pirates continue their current form, they will be a force to be reckoned with, as proven in their title-winning campaigns.