Pardeep Narwal scored a staggering 19 points for Patna Pirates but his good work was undone by Patna's defense as Puneri Paltan beat Patna Pirates 47-42 in Lucknow. On the other hand, Rajesh Mondal managed a super ten for Pune and was backed by a solid defense which proved to be the difference.
Pardeep Narwal had a stellar game for Patna Pirates but it wasn’t enough as they succumbed to 42-47 defeat against PuneriPaltan. Narwal scored a staggering 19 points but his defense didn’t back him. For PuneriPaltan Rajesh Mondal scored 10 points as they capitalized on a solid first half performance to beat Patna Pirates.
Pardeep Narwal tried to get back Patna into the game and scored two quick raid points in the dying minutes of the first half. Puneri Paltan led 25-13 at the end of the first half as Patna Pirates struggled to come to terms with their opponents aggressive start.
The second half began with Puneri Paltan inflicting an all out as they led 28-15 after 21 minutes. Pardeep Narwal made a successful raid in the 22nd minute as Patna trailed 20-30. It was Puneri Paltan in the second half as well as they led 34-22 after 27 minutes. Deepak Hooda scored two points for PuneriPaltan as they led 36-24 in the 30th minute.
Puneri Paltan led 38-27 as Deepak Hooda made a successful raid. In the 34th minute, Hooda made another successful raid as Pune led 40-30. Patna Pirates tried to come back as they scored raid and tackle points but Puneri Paltan held onto to win 47-42 in the end.