Bengaluru Bulls beat Puneri Paltan 41-39 in Match 9 of vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Bengaluru Bulls sat comfortably with a 14-point lead at the end of the first half, courtesy raiders Vikash Kandola and Bharat, but Puneri Paltan's Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat weren't going to give up. They came out all guns blazing in the second half and levelled the score at 35-35. However, Kandola and Bharat ensured that the Bulls walked off the mat as winners with the scoreline reading 41-39 in the end.
Raiders Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat helped Puneri Paltan get off to a fabulous start as they raced away to a three-point lead at 5-2. However, moments later, Vikash Kandola pulled off a multi-point raid as Bengaluru Bulls gained the lead at 8-6. The Bulls kept raging on and inflicted an All-Out in the 8th minute to widen their lead to 13-7. Aslam and Mohit kept executing raids, but the Bulls managed to keep their noses in front. Bengaluru Bulls’ Bharat then got on a roll and picked up a flurry of raid points to hand his team a massive lead at 28-14 by the end of the first half.
In the second half, Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat picked up a few points, but Puneri Paltan couldn't catch up with the Bengaluru Bulls initially. However, Puneri Paltan kept fighting hard and inflicted an All-Out in the 32nd minute to get closer to Bulls' score at 26-33.
Goyat picked up a couple of raid points to reduce the gap between the teams even more as the Bulls held on to a slender lead at 33-31 in the 36th minute. Moments later, Puneri Paltan inflicted another All-Out to level the score at 35-35. With less than 3 minutes to go on the clock, Kandola picked up a crucial raid point to hand Bulls the lead at 36-35. Thereafter, Bengaluru Bulls held their nerve and closed out a narrow victory.
Best Raider - Aslam Inamdar (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Gaurav Khatri (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Bharat (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Saurabh Nandal (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.