Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Tamil Thalaivas 42-27 in Pro Kabaddi League

Patna, Feb 1 (UNI) Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Tamil Thalaivas 42-27 in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 match at the Patliputra Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday night.

The win meant Jaipur Pink Panthers have become the first team to qualify for the playoffs of this season, with three legs of the league stage yet to be played.

Arjun Deshwal starred for Jaipur Pink Panthers with a massive 13 raid points while Tamil Thalaivas’ raider Narender picked up 12 raid points in a losing effort.

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 Tamil Thalaivas in control. Not to be outdone, Arjun Deshwal responded in kind with a Super Raid of his own that reduced Tamil Thalaivas’ numbers on the mat.

It took a pair of brilliant Super Tackles from the Thalaivas’ debutant Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi to help his side hold a slender two-point lead as they went into the break.

The second half though was a different game altogether as Jaipur Pink Panthers banded together and came to the fore to show their championship credentials.

Arjun’s constant menace had 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 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.

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