Jaipur Pink Panthers edge Puneri Paltan 30-28

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8 August, 2017: Puneri Paltan suffered their first defeat in pro Kabaddi League Season 5 as they lost the close match against Jaipur Pink Panthers by 30-28. Manjeet Chhillar scored 9 points and was a rock for Jaipur in today’s match.

Both teams opened their account in the first minute as Deepak Hooda  and Tushar Patil made successful raids. Puneri Paltan led 3-1 in the third minute as their defence scored the first tackle point of the match.

Puneri Paltan extended their lead to 5-2 in the fifth minute as they scored two more tackle points. Girish Ernak and Sandeep Narwal commanded the Pune defence strongly in the early part of the match as they led 6-3 after seven minutes. Tushar Patil scored his second point as Jaipur Pink Panthers trailed 4-6 after eight minutes. 

Rohit Kumar was shown a green card in the ninth minute as Jaipur Pink Panthers tied the match at 6-6. It looked like Pune would run away with the match as they led 9-6 after 13 minutes but Jaipur came back strongly to level the game at 9-9 after 15 minutes. 

Santhapanaselvam scored three tackle points for Jaipur Pink Panthers as they ended the first half leading 14-11.

The second half began with Jaipur Pink Panthers inflicting the first all out of the match to lead 17-11. 

Rajesh Mondal scored his first raid point in the 27th minute as Puneri Paltan trailed 15-23. A terrific super raid by Sandeep Narwal in the 28th minute reduced the lead to 5 points as Pune trailed 18-23. 


Just when it seemed like Pune were making a comeback, Jaipur Pink Panthers scored three points in a row to lead 27-19 after 33 minutes. Manjeet Chhillar came up with a super tackle and achieved a high five. 

In the last minutes of the match Jaipur Pink Panthers held on to their lead and won the match 30-28