PKL 2019, Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates: As it happened

Bengaluru Bulls beat Patna Pirates 34-32 in the second match of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

PKL 2019, Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates: As it happened

Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls defeated Patna Pirates 34-32 in the second match of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Here are the highlights from the match:

# The Bengaluru Bulls emerge victorious by a margin of 34-32 against Patna Pirates following a superb comeback by the former despite trailing at one stage! 

# Nearly two and a half minutes left on the clock as Bengaluru Bulls lead 32-27 against the Patna Pirates!  

# The Bengaluru Bulls enjoy a lead of four points with nearly four minutes left on the clock as Pawan Sehrawat crosses 550 raids in his PKL career. He is also the top-scorer in the clash with five points!   

# The clash is tied at 24-24 following an excellent raid by Pawan Sehrawat with six and a half minutes to go! 

# The Bengaluru Bulls have scored five points in the last five minutes in comparison to two for the Patna Pirates! 

# Bengaluru Bulls continue to make their presence felt after an excellent super tackle by the defence as the lead reduces to two points with nearly eight minutes on the clock! 

# An excellent tackle by Ashish Sangwan as the lead reduces to three points with nearly 10 minutes left on the clock at 23-20! 

# The Bengaluru Bulls have reduced the lead to five points with nearly 12 minutes to go as the score stands at 23-18 following a super tackle by Sumit Singh! 

# The second clash is off to a thrilling start as Patna Pirates increase the four-point lead to seven points following an excellent raid by Pardeep Narwal. Patna Pirates 20-13 Bengaluru Bulls

# The first half ends with a four-point lead for the Patna Pirates at the end of the first half as Maghsoudlou makes his presence felt with an excellent debut! Patna Pirates 17-13 Bengaluru Bulls

# The Patna Pirates have taken a five-point lead at 16-11 over Bengaluru Bulls, with a lead for the first time in the clash with just a few seconds left for the end of the first half!  

# Pardeep Narwal has been tackled to the ground following a superb tackle by the Bengaluru Bulls, as the defending champions take a 10-9 lead with nearly four minutes left for the end of the first half!

Its neck-and-neck in the first half as Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls have accumulated seven points apiece in the clash so far! 

# The Patna Pirates draw back level as Pardeep Narwal is tackled effectively in a do-or-die raid! 

# The Bengaluru Bulls lead 6-5 against Patna Pirates early on in the first half of the clash as Amit Sheoran and Rohit make their presence felt early on for the defending champions! 

# Here are the players set to represent the Patna Pirates! 

# Here are the starting seven set to represent the Bengaluru Bulls! 

# The second clash of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 is set to start soon!

Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls take on three-time champions Patna Pirates in the second match of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad. 

Both the sides are well-backed to make their presence left and can be expected to challenge for the trophy. The latter will be looking to make their presence felt yet again having failed to make it to the playoffs of the tournament last season. 

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat will be the one to watch out for in the Bengaluru Bulls having been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) last season after accumulating 271 raid points. Sehrawat will be looking to lead the attack alongside experienced campaigner Rohit Kumar. 

Mahender Singh, on the other hand, will be in charge of defence for the Bengaluru Bulls alongside Amir Sheron and Ashish Kumar. 

The Patna Pirates led by Pardeep Narwal who is considered one of the league's all-time leading raid points scorer with 858 points, will be in charge of attack alongside Jang Kun Lee and Mohammad Maghsoudlou Mahalli. 

The Patna Pirates lead head-to-head clashes 10-3 on aggregate but their opponents can be expected to put up a stern fight. 

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