Defending champions Patna Pirates thrashed Haryana Steelers 69-30 in the second Eliminator of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 on Monday to set their clash with Eliminator 1 winner Puneri Paltan at the NSCI Stadium.
Patna skipper Pardeep Narwal spearheaded their victory by scoring 34 points, the most by any raider in the history of Pro Kabaddi, and also became the first man to reach 300 raid points in Season 5.
Haryana's rock solid defence led by Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar could not deliver the goods as they could score just three tackle points. Monu Goyat made a superb start as he came up with a super raid in the second minute to give Patna a 4-1 lead.
Haryana tied the match 4-4 in the fifth minute, scoring a raid and tackle point. Pardeep scored his first raid point in the sixth minute as Patna led 5-4 before the Haryana defence sent Pardeep Narwal to the bench in the 10th minute as they reduced the gap to 6-7.