Hello and welcome to day 6 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017. I am Ankit Banerjee and I will take you take you through the live score updates of the match between home-side Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates, who have been in dominant form. Rahul Chaudhari has not got support and hence the Titans have suffered. Pardeep Narwal, will be the key to the fortunes of the Pirates as he has shown he can get in raids at will.
Titans need this win to keep their campaign alive because at the rate they are losing matches their chances could fizzle out very fast, which would not be good for the tournament. The match starts at 8:00 pm IST. The Titans have not fired in unison and that has been the biggest drawback. They have done well in patches and they have to overturn that soon. Vishal Mane is another player, the Titans have to be wary of.
20:55 IST: Patna gets one on defence. 41-30. Pardeep is wasting time. Rahul gets one with a scorpion kick, 41-31. Pardeep is out, 41-32. Rahul gets a running hand touch 41-33. Rahul is playing on do or die. Rahul gets another point, 43-34. Pirates Win 43-36.
20:50 IST: Patna allout, 40-30.
20:45 IST: Rahul starts raid, he gets a point. 40-24. Pardeep is raiding, he is brought down, dashed out. 40-25. Rakshit gets a point, 40-26. Rakshit gets one more, 40-27.
20:40 IST: Rakesh is raiding, no points. Empty raid for Satish. Rakesh gets one on defence. 38-22. Rahul is brought down it is a super tackle. Another point for Patna, 39-22. Monu gets a touch, 40-22. Salunke gets one point, 40-23. Monu raids, he has eight points, gets nothing.
20:35 IST: Pardeep manages a jump, two points. 34-18. 12 minutes to go. Pardeep already has a super 10. Pramod gets nothing. Rahul is raiding, he gets two points. 34-20. Pardeep brought down, big moment in the match, 34-21. Salunke brought down, it’s a super tackle, 36-21.
20:30 IST: Rahul comes to raid, the bonus is on, he has 3 raid points, no points. Vinod comes for Patna, he gets a bonus. 25-17. Vikas is raiding, he has not opened his account tonight. Monu is raiding, no points. Rahul gets one on do or die, he does not get a bonus, he is out. 26-17. Monu gets a couple. 28-17. Vikas raids, he is brought down by the left cover. 29-17. Its an all out, 32-17.
20:26 IST: Rakesh comes to raid, no points. Pardeep is raiding, he returns empty handed. The score is 23-16. Rakesh comes to raid, he has two raid and two tackle points. He gets nothing. Rahul has been outside for 10 minutes. Monu does a quiet raid, no points. Do or die for Rakshit, he gets a point, 23-17. Pardeep is raiding, he gets a hand touch on Rana, 24-17.
At half time, the Pirates have a handsome lead, but do not go anywhere as the action is going to start in the second half.
20:10 IST: Pirates’ captain Pardeep Narwal looks in good form. Has 4 raid points to his name. 11-7.
20:05 IST: Rakesh Kumar held his nerve for Telugu Titans. Rahul Chaudhari is back into the mix. This is a big raid. 6-4. Pardeep gets two points. 6-6. Monu gets a bonus. 7-6. Successful raid for Titans’ Nilesh Salunke. Its 10-12
20:00 IST: Titans start with 3 early points. 3-0. Patna’s defence is super strong. No wonder defences win you matches. Long way to go. 3-2. Monu gets three raid points. 5-2.
19:51 IST: Both the teams are abiding by last-minute instructions.
19:30 IST: Titans would dearly look for a revival in time.
19:29 IST: The match starts in 30 minutes from now, do not go anywhere. Stay tuned to inUth.com, to never miss an update.
Pardeep Narwal, Vijay, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Monu Goyat, Md. Zakir Hossain, Jaideep, Manish, Jawahar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh, Vikash Jaglan, Vishnu Uthaman, Vinod Kumar
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) August 3, 2017
Rahul Chaudhari, Vishal Bharadwaj, Athul M S, Sombir, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Rana, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari ,Vinod Kumar, Amit Singh Chillar, Vikas Kumar, Vikas, Nilesh Salunke, Vinoth Kumar, Munish, Vikrant, Ankit Malik, Elangeshwaran R