Tamil Thalaivas Vs Patna Pirates Post match Review

Aug-27-2017 Post / tamil-thalaivas-vs-patna-pirates-post-match-review-3

In Match 47 of the Pro Kabaddi League, the Tamil Thalaivas faced a disappointing night at The Dome, Mumbai as they were defeated by the Patna Pirates. The Patna Pirates have now won 4 games of the 7 played and the win gives them valuable momentum in the Zone B standings. The Thalaivas. on the other hand, faced their 4thloss of the tournament which leaves them stranded at the bottom of the Zone B standings.

The match began with an unsuccessful raid by Patna Pirates captain Pardeep Narwal, followed by a successful raid by Thalaivas captain Ajay Thakur. This provided the Thalaivas with some early momentum in the game as they led 4-1 inside the first 4 minutes. They proved unable to hold on to this momentum, and allowed the Patna Pirates room to bounce back. Inflicting an all-out, followed by a successful raid by Pardeep Narwal left the Thalaivas trailing behind their opponents. As the first half came to a close, the score read 16-9 favouring the Patna Pirates.

The Patna Pirates took control of the second half from the very beginning and capitalised on every opportunity to extend their lead. Raider Manu Goyat and Defender Jaideep inflicted the heaviest damage on their opponents as they contributed 11 pts. and 5 pts. respectively. A successful all out by the Pirates in the 32nd minute took the score to 28-16. Led by a commanding performance from Jaideep, the Patna Pirates foiled most of their opponent’s raid attempts comfortably.

The Thalaivas endured a difficult night as the Patna Pirates’ defence was close to impregnable and the attack was consistently punishing. Ajay Thakur won his team a crucial 10 points despite being subdued through most of the game.

Highlights of the match:

Manu Goyat’s offensive performance winning 11 points, Jaideep and Vishal Mane’s assured performance in the Pirates defence, Ajay Thakur’s dedicated game as he persisted against a superior rival and won his team 10 valuable points.