Puneri Paltan’s Aslam Inamdar put in a fine performance to help his team take a seven-point lead in the first half, but three-time champions Patna Pirates countered Raider Sachin’s efforts in the second half and ended the Pro Kabaddi season. The fourth match of 9 ensured its conclusion. A 34-34 tie on Saturday at the Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat struck to help Puneri Platoon to level the score at 5-3 in the 5th minute. Patna Pirates defender Sunil pulled off two brilliant tackles, but the Puneri platoon continued to push forward.
However, the Pirates went all out in the 11th minute to take a three-point lead at 12-9. But, moments later, Puneri Paltan reduced Patna Pirates to two players on the mat and regained the lead at 15-13.
Soon after, Puneri Paltan’s linker Patil tackled Rohit Galia for an all-out over Patna Pirates. The Puneri platoon then rode their momentum to a comfortable 23-16 lead by the end of the first half.
Patna Pirates showed a bit more urgency in the second half. Sachin made some raids when the pirates got close to the Poneri platoon score. In the 27th minute, the three-time champions went all-out to take a 26-24 lead.
Soon after, Rohit Gallia scored a brilliant raid to help Pirates extend their lead. However, Puneri Paltan fought back through raids from Akash Shinde and Aslam Inamdar to level the scores at 30-30.
Both sides continued to win points and were tied 34-34 in the last minute of the match. In the closing stages of the match, both Patna Pirates and Puneri Platoon played cautiously and were satisfied with a draw in the end.
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