Another defeat for U Mumba. This time it was defending champion Patna Pirates who beat former champion U Mumba 36-34 in a close contest. This was second consecutive win for Patna Pirates in this season 4 in PKL 2016 while struggling U Mumba lost second consecutive match. Let us take a look at the result and highlights of the match in detail.
Defending champions are playing like champions as they beat U Mumba by 2 points in jaipur in the second match of the day. It was Pradeep Narwal who was all over the match and out of 36 point scored by Patna Pirates, Pradeep Narwal scored 18 of them. It looked like the fight was between U Mumba and Pradeep Narwal. Patna Pirates came from behind and pulled the result of the match in their favour.
U Mumba with early attack in the first half took the couple of raid points and which helped them to take early lead in the match. At one stage it was 8-6 where U Mumba had the lead of 2 points. But with Pradeep Narwal scoring most of the point and Bajirao with some super tackles helped Patna Pirates to take lead over them. At first half time Patna Pirates lead U Mumba 16-14.
But things did improve for U Mumba in the second half. The lead went increasing Pradeep Narwal was absolutely spot on. Also points were not coming through raids for former champions U Mumba. Patna Pirates inflicted all out and the lead was now of 10 points. Patna Pirates looked confident.
It was not all over yet. Rishank came out with super raid and got 3 Patna players. Pradeep Narwal was also tackled in do-or-die raid. Captain Anup brought one point in between and with another tackle suddenly Mumbai looked favourites. They took the lead now over Patna Pirates.
But the game was still on as Pradeep Narwal in supreme form came back and scored two points in the end and the last raid by U Mumba was tackled by Patna Pirates and it was the end.
In this way game went to Patna Pirates and U Mumba lost it by 2 points.