Pro Kabaddi: Jaipur Pink Panthers becomes first team to qualify for playoffs
Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Tamil Thalaivas to become first team to book their place in playoffs of Pro Kabaddi League Season 10.
Defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers became the first team to reach playoffs of Pro Kabaddi League season 10 after defeating Tamil Thalaivas on Thursday.
Jaipur beat Tamil Thalaivas 42-27 in the last game of the Patna leg of the tournament.
In a first half defined mostly by extraordinary moments, Narender kicked things off with a super raid to take out Reza Mirbagheri, Ankush, and Sunil Kumar to put the Tamil Thalaivas in control. Not to be outdone, Arjun Deshwal responded in kind with a super raid of his own that reduced the Tamil Thalaivas numbers on the mat.
It took a pair of brilliant super tackles from the Thalaivas' debutant Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi to keep his side in the same and even hold a slender two-point lead as they went into the break.
The second half though was a different game altogether as the Jaipur Pink Panthers banded together and came to the fore to show their championship credentials.
Deshwal's constant menace had the Tamil Thalaivas scrambling and they inflicted the first all out of the game to take a 27-20 lead halfway through the second half.
A second all out with four minutes of the game left ended the contest as the Jaipur Pink Panthers took a massive 37-22 lead. Their misfiring defence which had logged a mere three points in the first half clicked brilliantly to come back with 11 in the second period, a huge reason for their resounding victory.