Three-time champions Patna Pirates defeated Puneri Paltan 38-26 with ease in their eighth season of Pro Kabaddi League here on Tuesday. Sachin scored Super 10 (10 points) for Patna Pirates and was well supported by the team’s defense trio of Sunil (4 points), Mohammadreza Chianeh (3 points) and Sajin C (3 points).
Despite good performances from young players, the lack of a good raider is a cause for concern for Puneri Paltan, who suffered their second loss in three matches. All eyes were on Pune star Rahul Chaudhary but coach Anoop Kumar replaced young Mohit Goyat in the first half itself.
Patna’s team was in danger of being all out six minutes before half time but Sajin provided the team with a super tackle. Patna’s team managed to score 14-14 till half time.
In the second half, Patna’s team performed better and registered victory. In another match of the day, Meetu and Rohit Gulia gave scintillating performances as Haryana Steelers thrashed Telugu Titans 39-37 in a close match.