Pirates’ Narwal robs Puneri Paltan’s hope for Qualifier 2
Narwal who is a leading scorer in the league added 19 points to his tally. Even though Paltan tried to keep the super raider away from maximum time, he still managed to get the point in crunch situationspune Updated: Oct 24, 2017 23:42 IST
Superstar raider Pradeep Narwal turned out to be too hot to handle as he single-handedly put Patna Pirates into Qualifier 2 with 42-32 win over Puneri Paltan in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Paltan who never managed to get into finals in the last four season had a good chance to move ahead a 27-18 lead with 10 minutes to go for the final whistle.
However, Narwal’s super raid which claimed four defenders turned the tables. Then there was no turning back for Pirates as they went on to win the match with a convincing score.
Narwal who is a leading scorer in the league added 19 points to his tally. Even though Paltan tried to keep the super raider away from maximum time, he still managed to get the point in crunch situations.
Later the pressure took the toll on the players and Paltan’s Sandeep Narwal and Pirates’ Vijay were given yellow cards with 2 minutes of suspension for heated arguments on the court.
Earlier, in the first half, Paltan was behind 7-10 but soon picked up the rhythm and were leading 20-13 at halftime. Their defense played a key role in the first half as six points came from tackles.