In a spectacular display of skill and dominance, the Puneri Paltan showcased a kabaddi masterclass, securing an impressive 56-29 victory over the Tamil Thalaivas in Kolkata, ultimately earning a coveted spot in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Semi-Finals.
The Puneri Paltan, led by Aslam Inamdar’s impactful raiding, swiftly established a six-point lead within the first three minutes of the match. While the Tamil Thalaivas managed to break through with Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi’s Super tackle on Pankaj Mohite, the Puneri side responded fiercely. Mohit Goyat’s strategic raid and Abinesh Nadarajan’s successful tackle on Vishal Chahal led to the Puneri Paltan inflicting the first All-Out, catapulting them to a commanding 12-2 lead.
Pankaj Mohite continued to shine, executing a brilliant raid in the 10th minute, further solidifying the Puneri Paltan’s dominance. Despite Ajinkya Pawar’s attempts to counterattack for the Thalaivas, the Puneri defense remained resilient, culminating in another All-Out that left the scoreline at 28-10 by halftime.
The second half witnessed relentless pressure from the Puneri Paltan, with Mohit Goyat’s successful raid eliminating M. Abishek and maintaining their firm control. Abinesh Nadarajan’s tackle on Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi dwindled the Thalaivas to just one player on the mat in the 27th minute. Seizing the momentum, the Puneri side inflicted another All-Out, establishing an insurmountable 41-14 lead.
Despite Himanshu Narwal’s efforts as the best raider for the Thalaivas and Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi’s notable defensive contributions, the Puneri Paltan continued their relentless pursuit, denying any chance of a Thalaivas comeback. The match concluded with the Puneri Paltan securing a well-deserved place in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Semi-Finals.
Pankaj Mohite emerged as the standout raider for the Puneri Paltan with 10 raid points, while Mohammadreza Chiyaneh showcased exceptional defensive skills, accumulating six tackle points in their triumphant performance. The victory not only showcased the Puneri Paltan’s prowess but also set the stage for their aspirations in the upcoming semi-final showdowns.
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