Season 4 of India’s wildly popular Pro Kabbadi League comes to a close Sunday, with the championship final match that will stream live and pit the table-topping Patna Pirates against the team that finished 3rd in the league stage of the summer Pro Kabaddi tournament, the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
History of a sort will be made in the match, when the winner — whichever team comes out on top — will become the first team in the four-season lifespan of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League to lift the championship trophy for a second time.
Top 5 defensive duos in Pro Kabaddi League season four https://t.co/x7RCNyk4Vq
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) July 29, 2016
Jaipur won the title in the inaugural Pro Kabbaddi League competition in 2014. Patna Pirates, however, are the defending champions, having beaten U Mumba in the Season 3 Final earlier this year. With the Pro Kabaddi League holding two tournaments in 2016, with a victory Sunday, Patna would become both the first two-time winner and the first back-to-back champion — capping off an amazing year for the franchise.
Jaipur pulled off an upset in their semifinal match on Friday at at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India, topping second-place Telegu Titans by 10 points, 34-24, as Telegu managed just four points from their defensive unit, placing a heavy burden on their raiders.
Despite nine points from superstar raider Rahul Chaudhari, Telegu was no match for the more balanced Jaipur squad, led by nine points from their captain, Jasvir Singh.
In the earlier semifinal, first-place Patna Pirates — winners of 10 out of their 14 league stage matches — needed late heroics from Rajesh Mondal and Pardeep Narwal, who led their side to a stunning 11 points in the final five minutes to push past a surprising challenge from Puneri Paltan to grab a nail-biting 37-33 victory.
Ranking Pro Kabaddi League teams based on defensive performances in season 4 https://t.co/9ga71ktDgK
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) July 28, 2016
For Pro Kabaddi fans who missed the exciting match, or those who simply want to relive it, a full replay of the entire Patna Pirates vs. Puneri Paltan semifinal match can be viewed in the video below.
Watch an in-depth preview of the Pro Kabbadi League Season 4 championship final, Patna Pirates vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers, in the following video.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Patna Pirates vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabbadi League Season 4 championship final match, see the streaming links in the final paragraph of this article.
The live stream coverage gets underway at 7 p.m. India Standard Time with the third place match, Telegu Titans vs. Puneri Paltan, followed at 8 p.m. India Standard Time on Sunday, July 31, by the Patna Pirates vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers championship final match. Both matches will be played at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India.
For fans in the United States, those start times will be 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 6:30 a.m. Pacific, for the third-place match, 10:30 a.m. Eastern and 7:30 a.m. Pacific for the final.
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A live stream of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 championship final match from at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India, Patna Pirates Vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers, as well as the third-place match pitting Telegu Titans vs. Puneri Paltan, can be accessed at this link, or at this link as well.
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