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In the 53rd match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven, strong warriors of Bengal put up a great show against least-ranked Patna Pirates at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Thursday. The Maninder Singh-led squad stood firm against Pardeep Narwal’s troop and registered the comfortable 35-26 win in front of the highly energetic PKL fans.

It was Pirates who got off an ideal start at the beginning of the game against Warriors with the help of star skipper Pardeep Narwal. The captain of Patna’s ship looked ominous in the early minutes to grab a handy raid against the high-ranked opponents. He even got successful in his plan as Patna led the scoreboard first but later when opposite captain Maninder Singh came on the mat, Bengal Warriors gained confidence and claw their way back in the game. The first half ended with an edgy 15-14 scoreline in the favour of Bengal Warriors.

The second half of the game started with impressive All-out points inflicted by Bengal Warriors over Pirates. In the climax of the game, Warriors tried to play a simple strategy which was all about tackling the main raider of Patna, Pardeep Narwal. Fortunately, their idea worked very well. All thanks to the great defensive unit of Bengal Warriors marshalled by Rinku Kumar and Jeeva Kumar.

With just 11 minutes left on board for the final whistle, Bengal Warriors came out all guns blazing as they inflicted one more All-out on Pirates in order to broke them completely. This resulted in Warriors extended their gap to 13 points in the game as they were leading by 28-15 in the dying minutes. Though Pardeep Narwal went all out to drive his team to the victory singlehandedly but the push came far too late as Bengal Warriors already won the game with a 35-26 verdict.

Here’s see the match highlights of the enthralling battle between former champions Patna Pirates and strong Bengal Warriors:

With this comfortable win, Bengal Warriors improved better in current PKL standings as they reached to the second spot along with 33 points while three-time title lifters Patna Pirates still struggling at the last position in recent league standings along with 17 points in account.

Maninder Singh and team will next battle with equally strong opponents Haryana Steelers on August 26th at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi whereas Patna Pirates will test their fortunes with Gujarat Fortune Giants on Friday at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.