Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Patna Pirates level with Bengaluru Bulls in exquisite tie
Patna Pirates' defence had a disappointing first half as they could score just three tackle points in 20 minutes.
Panchkula: Patna Pirates scored three points in less than 20 seconds to pull off a 40-40 tie against Bengaluru Bulls in a thrilling Pro Kabaddi League match on December 19. Vikas Jaglan was the hero for Patna Pirates as he got one tackle and two raid points to save the team from certain defeat.
Pradeep Narwal became the top scorer for Patna Pirates with 17 points. For Bengaluru Bulls, Rohit Kumar scored 16 points while Mahender secured five points in defence.
Patna Pirates are still in contention of a place in the playoffs while Bengaluru Bulls have already qualified.
Both teams scored a couple of raid points in the first two minutes to level at 2-2. Pradeep and Pawan Sehrawat picked up a few more raid points for their teams with Patna leading 5-4 after five minutes.
It did look like Patna Pirates would steal a lead as Pradeep made a two-point raid in the sixth minute to lead 8-5. A super tackle in the seventh minute turned the tide completely in Bengaluru Bulls' favour.
Rohit made a successful raid in the 16th minute as Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an all out to lead 17-11. Patna Pirates failed to score a single point for nine minutes and paid the price for it as they went into the break trailing 11-20.
Patna Pirates' defence had a disappointing first half as they could score just three tackle points in 20 minutes. They also began the second half strongly as they inflicted an all-out in the 24th minute to level the match at 21-21.
Bengaluru Bulls sent Pradeep to the bench in the 39th minute as Bengaluru looked to close out the match. In the last minute of the game, Vikas got a touch, bonus and raid point to secure a tie for Patna Pirates.