Puneri Paltan continued their excellent form in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 as they defeated Haryana Steelers 41-28 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday. Aslam Inamdar emerged as the star for Puneri Paltan with 10 points on the night.
Aslam Inamdar started the match with a bonus point before Fazel Atrachali carried out a brilliant tackle on Steelers' raider Manjeet to help Puneri Paltan take the lead. Haryana Steelers came back into the match as Joginder Narwal used his experience to register a Super Tackle. However, Puneri Paltan maintained their rhythm and attained a massive lead at 13-3.
Joginder Narwal tried to repeat his heroics but this time Mohit Goyat made his move early to grab the player and helped his team stay in the lead. Haryana Steelers saw a ray of hope when Meetu Sharma effected a brilliant raid, but Puneri Paltan carried out a Super Tackle and Aslam Inamdar sent Manjeet off the mat as they were comfortably leading at 20-10 by the end of the first half.
The Steelers tried to make a comeback in the second half, but the Paltan defence continued to stand tall. Raider Meetu lunged forward in the opposition's half to grab a point, but he was tackled by Sanket Sawant. Fazel Atrachali, then, used his experience to tackle Manjeet as Puneri Paltan inflicted an All-Out to attain a stronghold in the match at 31-17.
Vinay picked up a Super Raid late in the game, but the Steelers were too far behind Puneri Paltan's score. Puneri Paltan kept raging on and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Mohit Goyat (9 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Abinesh Nadarajan (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - K. Prapanjan (8 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Amirhossein Bastami (3 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.