Puneri Paltan put on a clinical performance to register a 39-32 victory over Jaipur Pink Panthers in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Aslam Inamdar emerged as the best player for Puneri Paltan with 9 points in the game.
Arjun Deshwal picked up a few touch points as Jaipur Pink Panthers took the lead at 6-3 in the 6th minute. However, Sombir tackled Deshwal and Mohit Goyat pulled off a raid in quick succession to help Puneri Paltan stay in the game at 6-8 in the 9th minute. Aslam Inamdar effected a magnificent raid in the 12th minute as Puneri Paltan levelled the score at 9-9.
Puneri Paltan kept raging on and inflicted an All-Out in the 17th minute to take the lead at 16-14. Moments later, Akash Shinde carried out a brilliant raid, catching out Reza Mirbagheri and Abhishek KS. Shinde continued to shine as Puneri Paltan led at 20-16 by the end of the first half.
Goyat effected a fantastic multi-point raid and reduced the Panthers to just two players on the mat in the opening minutes of the second half. Puneri Paltan then inflicted another All-Out soon after and attained a stronghold in the match at 27-18 in the 25th minute. However, Deshwal kept the Panthers in the game through a magnificent raid, catching out Abinesh Nadarajan and Fazel Atrachali.
But, Goyat kept getting touch points and helped Puneri Paltan stay in the lead at 33-24 in the 33rd minute. V Ajith Kumar picked up a couple of touch points for the Panthers, but Aslam Inamdar showcased top form at the other end as Puneri Paltan stayed ahead at 36-29. The Paltan rode on the momentum and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Best Raider - Arjun Deshwal (19 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Ankush (2 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Aslam Inamdar (9 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sombir (4 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.