Pankaj Mohite scored 17 raid factors as Puneri Paltan edged previous Bengaluru Bulls in Pune on Friday. For Puneri Paltan, Surjeet Singh and Sagar Krishna collectively secured 10 factors in defence to assist the house aspect get the win. Within the different match, Telugu Titans performed out a hard-fought draw towards Patna Pirates. Pardeep Narwal was the standout performer on this match as he picked up 17 raid factors for Patna Pirates. The motion will transfer to Jaipur on Saturday as the following leg of Professional Kabaddi League season 7 will likely be performed within the pink metropolis.
Mohite, with 17 raid factors, was ably supported within the defence by Pune’s Surjeet Singh and Sagar Krishna (each securing Excessive 5s), because the end result helped the house aspect soar to eighth place on the factors desk.
Bengaluru’s prime raiders Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar picked up Tremendous 10s however they have been discovered wanting towards a stronger and cleverer Pune aspect.
Bengaluru may need began the match as favourites however the dwelling aspect confirmed their true potential in a fiercely-fought first half. Surjeet Singh and his Pune defence had a game-plan for the high-flyer Sehrawat and their two traces of defence meant the specter of Bengaluru’s major raider was neutralised for many of the first half.
On the opposite aspect of the mat, Mohite had one more good outing. The younger raider taking part in his first season of Professional Kabaddi fetched factors with ease, producing basic Kabaddi strikes such because the ‘Dubki’ within the course of, as Pune clinched their first All-Out with seven minutes remaining within the first half.
Rohit Kumar produced flashes of brilliance to steer a mellowed comeback for Bengaluru however Surjeet’s Excessive 5 and Mohite’s 9 raid factors meant Pune went into the half time with a five-point lead (20-15).
Pune secured their second All-Out of the match within the fifth minute after the restart to open up a nine-point lead as Mohite secured his Tremendous 10. However Bengaluru weren’t able to be tamed and not using a struggle and multi-point raids by Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar decreased the deficit to 5 factors. However dealing with an All-Out, Krishna produced three profitable tackles together with two Tremendous Tackles to assist Pune open up the lead once more.
He picked up his Excessive 5 however Bengaluru edged in on one other All-Out with lower than three minutes within the recreation. Mohite, nonetheless, defied the entire opponents’ valiant makes an attempt to cease him and lengthen the inevitable All-Out. Bengaluru did decide up the All-Out within the closing minute however Pune’s gamers remained calm to see out an necessary win.
(With IANS inputs)