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Pankaj Mohite Shines as Puneri Paltan Clinches Top Spot with Thrilling Win over UP Yoddhas

In a nail-biting encounter at the Tau Devilal Indoor Stadium, Panchkula, Puneri Paltan secured a crucial victory over UP Yoddhas by a narrow margin of 2 points (40-38), propelling them to the top of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 standings and guaranteeing a direct semi-final berth. While both teams displayed commendable fighting spirit, the night belonged to Puneri Paltan's star raider, Pankaj Mohite, who emerged as the game's hero with a magnificent performance.

The match started with a bang, as UP Yoddhas' Gagana Gowda stole the show with a Super Raid, showcasing his exceptional raiding skills. However, Pankaj Mohite quickly responded, showcasing his agility and strength with a Super Raid of his own, bringing the score level. The first half was a tightly contested affair, with both teams exchanging lead throughout. Puneri Paltan inflicted an All-Out on UP Yoddhas, but the latter retaliated with a similar attack, keeping the score close at the interval.

The second half continued the thrilling battle, with both sides showcasing their defensive prowess and raiding brilliance. Pankaj Mohite remained unstoppable, contributing significantly to Puneri Paltan's points tally with his impressive raids. He displayed remarkable composure under pressure, executing crucial touchpoints and do-or-die raids that kept his team in the lead.


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However, UP Yoddhas refused to give up. Gagana Gowda continued to be a thorn in Puneri's defense, collecting points consistently and putting his team back in contention. The score remained neck-and-neck until the final moments, with both teams fighting tooth and nail for each point.

In the final seconds, the tension reached its peak. With the score tied at 38-38, Puneri Paltan's Mohammadreza Shadloui executed a crucial tackle on Mahipal, securing a 2-point lead for his team. Despite a desperate final raid by UP Yoddhas, time ran out, and Puneri Paltan emerged victorious.

Pankaj Mohite was undoubtedly the star performer of the match. His impressive performance included a Super Raid, 12 points, and crucial touchpoints in do-or-die situations. He was ably supported by Aslam Inamdar and Mohammadreza Shadloui, who contributed with their defensive prowess and timely raids. For UP Yoddhas, Gagana Gowda was the standout player, showcasing his raiding talent with a Super Raid and 16 points, but it was not enough to secure a win for his team.

This thrilling victory solidifies Puneri Paltan's position as the top contender for the championship title. Their consistent performance and fighting spirit throughout the season have made them a force to be reckoned with. However, UP Yoddhas' season comes to an end with this defeat, leaving them with valuable lessons and room for improvement in the upcoming seasons.