ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Pirates retain title Queens reign suprem

Pirates retain title  Queens reign suprem
Highlights

The Patna outfit defeated Jaipur Pink panthers 37-29 in front of a jam packed stadium. At the break, they were ahead 19-16.Meanwhile,  Captain Tejaswini Bai produced a moment of magic as Storm Queens survived a last-minute scare to beat Fire Birds 24-23 in a pulsating encounter. 

Hyderabad: At the end of the day Patna Pirates successfully defended their title while Storm Queens emerged as the first women champions on on the conclusion of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 at the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

The Patna outfit defeated Jaipur Pink panthers 37-29 in front of a jam packed stadium. At the break, they were ahead 19-16.Meanwhile, Captain Tejaswini Bai produced a moment of magic as Storm Queens survived a last-minute scare to beat Fire Birds 24-23 in a pulsating encounter.

Storm Queens were cruising till the 29th minute but Fire Birds made a dramatic come back to score five points in the last minute to turn the game on its head and made it a nail-biting finish.

However, it wasn’t enough as Tejaswini scored two points in the dying seconds to clinch it for Storm Queens. The Women’s Kabaddi Challenge final began with a bang as a super raid by Sakshi Kumari in the fourth minute to give Storm Queens a 4-1 lead.

Fire Birds responded brilliantly with a super tackle in the fifth minute and trailed 3-4. It was 5-5 after seven minutes as both teams battled for supremacy.Fire Birds forced another super tackle in the ninth minute to lead 7-6 as their skipper Mamtha Poojary struggled to get going in the first half. Tejaswini scored just one point in the first half.

Fire Birds led 9-6 in the 12th minute with their defence doing a fine job on Storm Queens’ raiders. There was little to chose between both teams in the first 15 minutes and Fire Birds took a slender 10-8 lead at the break.

Storm Queens began the second half with a super tackle as they trailed 10-11 in the 17th minute. They got two more points in the 19th minute to take a one-point lead as Fire Birds’ skipper Mamtha couldn’t get a single raid point in 19 minutes.

Storm Queens asserted their domination and led 15-11 in the 22nd minute as Fire Birds were reduced to just one player. An all-out was duly inflicted in the same minute as Storm Queens led 18-12.

The Fire Birds were looking completely down and out with Mamtha unable to get any raid points and trailed 12-19 in the 23rd minute. With less than five minutes to go, Storm Queens led 20-13 and were cruising to be the inaugural champions.

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
Subscribed Failed...
Subscribed Successfully...
More Stories


Top