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Pro Kabaddi League
Defending champions Patna Pirates retain their Pro Kabaddi crown in Season 4
In an exciting game payed at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday night, defending champions Patna Pirates lifted the Pro Kabaddi trophy for the second consecutive season.

The Patna Pirates beat the formidable Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-29 in the final match to lift the trophy, while the Puneri Paltan team beat the Telugu Titans to finish at the third spot of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 in another match played at the same venue earlier yesterday.

The final match between Patna and Jaipur was perhaps the finest kabaddi match of the season which was closely contested. Amidst spectacular scenes of celebrations, the captain of Patna Pirates Dharmraj Cheralathan lifted the golden trophy for the second consecutive time.

"Pardeep Narwal of the Patna Pirates was awarded the Best Raider with 17 points while Hodi Oshtorak was awarded the best defender.

Rahul Chaudhari of the Telugu Titans finished his dream season as the most successful raider with 146 points.

Both teams began the final game by coming out strongly, with Jaipur striking the first blow by sending Pardeep Narwal to the bench in the fourth minute with the score reading 2-2. Soon, thanks to a super raid by Rajesh Narwal, the Panthers were leading 6-2. However, by the 10th minute Patna Pirates led 9-6, all thanks to the efforts of Pardeep Narwal.

Jaipur Pink Panthers failed to keep Pardeep Narwal in check, as he scored with a two-point raid. Patna Pirates inflicted an all-out in the 15th minute to take the score to 16-11.

Soon Jasvir Singh got four points to bring the scores level at 16-16 in the 19th minute. In dying seconds of the first half Patna Pirates forced a super tackle to take the score to 19-16 in their favour.

Patna Pirates continued their dominance in the second half with the score reaching 31-23 within minutes. With 5 minutes left in the game, Patna Pirates increased their lead to 33-23. Patna Pirates adopted a smart strategy in the remaining game by conducting empty raids to avoid any risk of conceding a lead in the dying minutes.

The historic triumph was sealed for the Patna Pirates by Pardeep Narwal's two-point raid with the final score of 37-29 in the favour of Patna Pirates.

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