Last Updated on Friday 8 December 2023 by Chetansingh Chauhan
Patna Pirates Stun Gujarat Giants in Season 10 Thriller
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In a spectacular showdown marking the final game of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 10’s opening leg, the Patna Pirates delivered a stunning performance, halting the Gujarat Giants’ unstoppable run in a heart-pounding clash. The Pirates emerged victorious with a 33-30 win, captivating fans with their panache and power.
The game kicked off with Sachin and Rohit Gulia showcasing their raiding prowess for the Patna Pirates and Gujarat Giants, respectively. The former champions quickly surged ahead, establishing a 3-point lead within the opening three minutes. The Pirates displayed dominance, with each player contributing against the home team’s defense.
Giants Fight Back:
As the first half unfolded, the well-drilled Gujarat Giants began to mount a comeback. The exchanges remained intense, and with less than 8 minutes left in the half, the scores were level at 9-9. Sourav Gulia and Rakesh led the charge for the Giants, while Sudhakar M took up the mantle for the Patna Pirates, resulting in a 12-12 tie at halftime.
Pirates’ Second-Half Surge:
The Patna Pirates wasted no time in the second half, executing a crucial ALL OUT on the Gujarat Giants. This move gave them a 7-point lead, offering much-needed breathing space in what was evolving into a thrilling encounter. The trio of Sachin, Neeraj, and Ankit continued to dominate, extending the Pirates’ lead to 11 points midway through the second half.
Giants’ Comeback Attempt:
Despite the Giants’ struggles, Rakesh and Sombir, inspired by the leadership of Fazel Atrachali, sought a comeback. Another ALL-OUT in favor of the Patna Pirates pushed their lead to 14 points with under 9 minutes to go. However, Rakesh’s Super 10 and a spirited late charge by the Giants reduced the lead to two points with just two minutes remaining.
In the end, Rakesh’s heroics were not enough, as the Patna Pirates held on to secure a thrilling victory. The Giants, despite a late ALL OUT, fell short, and the Pirates walked off the mat with full points, ending the match with a 33-30 triumph.