Pradeep Narwal of the Patna Pirates scored 15 points in last night’s Pro Kabaddi League match against Bangalore Bulls 46-32 in Nagpur. Narwal and Monu Goyat scored the Super 10 as Patna beat Bangalore in a one-sided match to cement their hold at the top of the standings in Group B, winning their third in as many matches played. Narwal began the game rather innocently as he missed picking up points on his first raid and got tackled on his second. His first points came only five minutes into the first half, and there was no looking back as he got a point on every raid from there on. The Bangalore Bulls, on the other hand, were left wondering where they went wrong as Pardeep waltzed his way out of the defender’s reach every time. The coach, Randhir Singh, blamed the defence for the disaster but was hopeful for an improved performance in the next match.

Meanwhile, in another one sided match, UP Yoddha’s winning streak was broken by the Bengal Warriors with a one-sided demolition, the final scoreline reading 40-20. Vinod Kumar was the hero for the UP side, with Kumar, Korean Jan Kun Lee and Maninder Singh scoring a total of 21 points between them, more than what the UP side scored in the entire match. With the win, Bengal have 2 wins in two matches and are now third in the standings. The Sunday game was an improvement over their performance against the Telugu Titans, a match that they managed to just win. The UP side on the other hand will be ruing their luck as they were missing key player Rishank Devadiga and captain Nitin Tomar had to sit out most of the match due to an injury. Their absence was sorely obvious as they struggled to collect enough raid points.

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