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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Patna Pirates thump Gujarat Fortunegiants to clinch Pro Kabaddi League title

Patna Pirates defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 to win the fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League in Chennai on Saturday.

other-sports Updated: Oct 28, 2017 23:25 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service
Patna Pirates beat Gujarat Fortunegiants to win the fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Patna Pirates beat Gujarat Fortunegiants to win the fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League.(HT Photo)

Patna Pirates thumped Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday to clinch the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 5 title.

Patna have won the PKL title for third consecutive season now.

Raider Pardeep Narwal (19 points) starred for Patna to single-handedly dominate the match and clinch the all-important victory. Defender Jaideep (5 points) too played a vital role.

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For Gujarat, Sachin (11 points) was the top scorer.

Patna struggled in the early stages before a raid by Pardeep levelled the scores at 15-15.

Patna did not look back from there taking a 21-18 lead at half-time.

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In the second half, Gujarat raiders Mahendra Rajput and Rohit Gulia picked up back to back successful raids to keep their side within touching distance of Patna.

But Patna, started taking lead with a bigger margin courtesy of Narwal who clinched successful raid points every time he entered the opposition mat. Monu Goyat too played a key role for the side in the second half.

Gujarat tried to sent their star raiders Sachin and Rohit more often in the opposition half in search of crucial points but failed to earn any.

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However, Chandran Ranjit earned a few vital points in the dying minutes of the match for the debutants which were not enough for them to clinch victory.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 22:17 IST