With the new venue now being hosted at Kolkata, it was Bengal's superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee who recited the National Anthem before the match between the Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates. It was an absolute thriller of a match that both teams displayed but it was the hosts that opened their account at home with a win over the defending champions by 3 points.
The two team captains Pardeep Narwal of Patna Pirates and Surjeet Singh of Bengal Warriors greet before the toss of the match.
The two team mascots pose before the match between the Patna Pirates and the Bengal Warriors.
The Bengal Warrior's defence slam down the Patna Pirate's raider.
Patna Pirate's skipper and raider Pardeep Narwal raids the Bengal Warrior's defence.