The result gives three points each to both the teams and Patna Pirates were now at the top with 28 points.

The top clash at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex saw a battle within a battle and the two protagonists were Pardeep Narwal and his ex-captain at Bengaluru, Manjit Chhillar.
     
Pardeep, who finished the match with 11 raid points and a solitary one from a tackle, had the measure of the towering rival as many as five times in the match.
     
Pardeep's heroics saw the Patna Pirates score the first all-out in the 10th minute for a handy 12-4 lead. But Puneri Paltan retaliated by the 17th to inflict the same fate on their rivals to narrow down the deficit to 13-16.

The other battle was between the two leaders Manpreet of Patna Pirates and his opponent Manjit Chhillar.
     
Manpreet didn't lead from the front like the temperamental Manjit but his calming influence on his mates and his strategy to run down the clock with empty raids paid full dividends.

The absence of Sandeep Narwal and Rohit for Patna and Depak Hooda and Surjeet for the hosts did rob the tie of some excitement but the end result was fair to both.

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