Patna Pirates play out a thrilling tie against Bengaluru Bulls
Patna Pirates scored three points in less than 20 seconds to pull off a 40-40 tie against Bengaluru Bulls in a thrilling Pro Kabaddi League match here on Wednesday.
Vikas Jaglan was the hero for Patna as he got one tackle and two raid points to save the Pirates from a certain defeat.
Pardeep Narwal was the top scorer for Patna Pirates with 17 points.
For Bengaluru Bulls, Rohit Kumar scored 16 points while Mahender got a high five in defence.
Patna Pirates are still in contention of a place in the playoffs while Bengaluru Bulls have already qualified.
Both teams got a couple of raid points in the first two minutes to be level at 2-2. Pardeep and Pawan Sehrawat picked up a few more raid points for their teams with Patna leading 5-4 after five minutes.
It did look like Patna Pirates would steal a lead as Pardeep made a two-point raid in the sixth minute to led 8-5.
A super tackle in the seventh minute turned the tide completely in Bengaluru Bulls' favour.
Patna Pirates failed to score a single point for nine minutes and paid the price for it as they went into the break trailing 11-20.
Patna Pirates' defence had a disappointing first half as they could score just three tackle points in 20 minutes.
Patna Pirates began the second half strongly as they inflicted an all out in the 24th minute to level the match at 21-21.
It was a solid run as Pirates scored 10 points in four minutes to wipe out Bengaluru's lead.
Rohit tried to wake up Bengaluru from their slumber as he made a two-point raid in the 29th minute to trail 25-27.
Bengaluru picked up two bonus points as they trailed by just one point with less than 10 minutes to go.
It was Rohit yet again who got a super raid as Bengaluru Bulls led 32-30 in the 33rd minute as they averted an all out once again. Patna Pirates inflicted an all out in the 35th minute to lead 35-34.
With less than three minutes to go, Bengaluru Bulls led 37-36 but it was still anyone's game.
Bengaluru Bulls sent Pardeep to the bench in the 39th minute as Bengaluru looked to close out the match.
There was last-minute drama as Vikas got a touch, bonus and raid point to secure a tie for Patna Pirates.
(With inputs from agencies.)