Patna Pirates scored 18 points in the last six minutes to record a stunning 42-32 victory over Puneri Paltan in the third eliminator of PKL 2017. Pardeep Narwal was sensational yet again as he scored 19 points to lead his team to victory. Patna Pirates will now play Bengal for a place in the final.
Puneri Paltan crumbled under pressure and lost their nerve as their campaign came to a disappointing end. Deepak Niwas Hooda scored nine points but couldn’t deliver when it mattered the most for his team.
Rajesh Mondal scored his first raid point in the 15th minute as Puneri Paltan leveled the match at 12-12. Puneri Paltan ended the first half strongly as they inflicted an all out in the 19th minute to lead 18-12. Puneri Paltan went into the break leading 20-13. Patna Pirates
Puneri Paltan sent Pardeep
The game was slipping from Patna’s hands as Puneri Paltan
Patna Pirates forced a super tackle and then scored with a two-point raid in a minute to trail 22-28 in the 34th minute. Pardeep
Pardeep Narwal scored with a do-or-die-raid as Patna Pirates led 35-32 in the 39th minute. Patna Pirates inflicted an all out in the 40th minute as they won 42-32.