Arjun Deshwal produced a brilliant display to lead Jaipur Pink Panthers to a comprehensive 35-30 win over Patna Pirates in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Sunday.
Deshwal scored 17 points, while Rohit Galia emerged as Patna’s best player with 11 points at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.
Patna fought back with two raids as Rohit Gallia made it 6-3 in the 8th minute. However, Arjun helped Jaipur level the scores at 7-7 with some brilliant raids.
Moments later, Patna were on the verge of being all out, but Sachin made a raid and ensured his side remained in the lead at 10-9.
However, Jaipur eventually went all out and took a 12-11 lead. Jaipur defender Ankush also stepped up his game as his team took a commanding 17-12 lead in the 18th minute.
The Pink Panthers held a comfortable 18-14 lead at the end of the first half.
Arjun effected a super raid in the 27th minute and reduced only one player to the mat. Moments later, the Panthers went all out and took complete control of the match at 27-17.
V Ajith also showed top form as Jaipur continued to push forward. Sachin struck in the 37th minute, but the Pirates could not find a way to score consecutive points, allowing Jaipur to hold on to their lead at 34-26.
After this, the Jaipur raiders stopped taking risks before achieving a comprehensive victory.
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