PKL Milestones for Desai & Tomar as Puneri Paltan Beat Titans
Puneri Paltan produced an all-round performance to beat Telugu Titans 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match.
Puneri Paltan produced an all-round performance to beat Telugu Titans 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match.(Photo Courtesy: Pro Kabaddi)

PKL Milestones for Desai & Tomar as Puneri Paltan Beat Titans

Puneri Paltan produced an all-round performance to beat Telugu Titans 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the jam-packed Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi on Friday, 30 August.

Nitin Tomar (8 points) and Manjeet (9 points) were among points for Anup Kumar coached Pune side, despite a record-setting defensive display by the Titans.

The Titans produced 7 Super Tackles, as they jumped to the tenth place in the points table.

Nitin Tomar reached a milestone of 400 Pro Kabaddi points towards latter stages of the match.
Nitin Tomar reached a milestone of 400 Pro Kabaddi points towards latter stages of the match.
(Photo Courtesy: Pro Kabaddi)

Pune dominated the initial minutes of the match, thwarting Siddharth Desai's raids while Nitin Tomar picked up valuable raid points at the other end.

But Titans' defender Vishal Bhardwaj, who has made a name for himself as the king of Super Tackles in Season 7, sparked off a series of Super Tackles, ably supported by his teammates Abozar Mighani and Amit Kumar, to keep the Titans in the game.

Loading...

The Telugu team produced 5 Super Tackles in the first half as Vishal Bhardwaj raced to a High 5 (awarded to defenders with five or more tackle points) but the defensive masterclass was not enough to prevent an All-Out in the final minute of the half which ended 17-14 in favour of the Pune side.

Vishal’s mistake on an ankle hold allowed Pune’s Manjeet to escape with a 4-point Super Raid four minutes after the restart.
Vishal’s mistake on an ankle hold allowed Pune’s Manjeet to escape with a 4-point Super Raid four minutes after the restart.
(Photo Courtesy: Pro Kabaddi)

Siddharth Desai was in no mood to let Pune dominate him and started the second half positively, picking four points in his first four raids of the half.

Desai also reached a personal milestone of 300 Pro Kabaddi points with the raids.

But sadly for Titans, the defenders struggled to replicate their first half form, with Vishal making a mistake on an ankle hold that allowed Pune's Manjeet to escape with a 4-point Super Raid four minutes after the restart.

The move allowed Pune to open up a 6-point lead which they went on to hold firmly.

Balasaheb Jadhav, who has certainly been Pune's find of the season, came in the second half to solidify the defence while Manjeet and Nitin Tomar took care of the raiding duties.

Nitin Tomar reached a milestone of 400 Pro Kabaddi points towards latter stages of the match as Pune saw out the late challenge from the Telugu side.

(Make sure you don't miss fresh news updates from us. Click here to stay updated )


Follow our Kabaddi section for more stories.

    Loading...