Patna Pirates became the first team to qualify for semifinals of Pro Kabaddi League season 3 after defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers at Sawai Mansigh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday.
Patna Pirates won by a lead of 23 points (47-24) against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Patna Pirates demolished Panthers in the first half, leading by 22 points (27-05) at the break. Patna Pirates recorded the biggest first-half lead of 22 points in the 3rd season of Pro Kabaddi League.
Patna Pirates’ Rohit Kumar won the best raider award and the moment of the match award. He bagged 14 points including eight touch points and five bonus points from his 11 successful raids and one tackle point. Sandeep Narwal bagged the inspiring defender of the match award. He scored seven points including six tackle points and one raid point. Defender Hadi Oshtorak scored four tackle points and raider Pradeep Narwal scored four raid points for Pirates.
Jaqipur Pink Panthers missed their super raider Sonu Narwal and Jasvir Singh in this match. In the second half, Panthers fought back to reduce the deficit as raider Rajesh Narwal scored 10 raid points with one bonus points. Captain Ran Singh scored four points including three raid points with two bonus points from his four raids and one tackle point.
Patna Pirates leads the table with 52 points. Jaipur Pink Panthers is placed six with 25 points after 12 matches.