Puneri Paltan put on a spirited performance in the second half to register a hat-trick of wins in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 after defeating Bengal Warriors 27-25 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. Captain Fazel Atrachali led from the front with 6 tackle points, while raider Aslam Inamdar scored 5 points.
Maninder Singh effected a few raids as Bengal Warriors took the lead at 6-5 in the 6th minute. However, Fazel Atrachali tackled Maninder soon after and levelled the score at 6-6. The Warriors were on the verge of getting All-Out, but defender Girish Maruti Ernak and all-rounder Manoj Gowda came to the rescue and helped their team take the lead at 12-9 in the 14th minute. Aslam Inamdar found it difficult to breach the Warriors' defence as the Season 7 champions led at 15-11 by the end of the first half.
Puneri Paltan played with more determination in the second half, but the Warriors managed to stay in front at 17-15 in the 27th minute. However, Sombir tackled Shrikant Jadhav and Akash Shinde effected a raid soon after to level the score at 17-17.
Both sides kept trading points before Puneri Paltan tackled Rohit to inflict an All-Out and take the lead at 24-20. Fazel Atrachali also stepped up his game as Puneri Paltan continued to stay ahead at 27-22 in the 39th minute. Raider Mohit Goyat then treaded carefully and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory for Puneri Paltan.
Best Raider - Aslam Inamdar (5 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Fazel Atrachali (6 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Maninder Singh (6 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Girish Maruti Ernak (4 Tackle Points)
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