Jaipur Pink Panthers start their home-leg with a win, defeat Puneri Paltan, 36-23
On the innaugural day of Jaipur Pink Panthers home-leg Deepak Niwas Hooda and GB More started the raid for their teams and scored a point. First 6 minutes it was battle of equals, in the 7th minute Ajinkya scored a point in a do-or-die raid to take one point slender lead. Paltan defenders failed to stop Panthers attack and Jaipur Pink Panthers inflicted the first all-out in the 11th minute and took 6 points lead.
In the panthers attack Deepak Niwas Hooda did the damage while in the defense Sunil Siddhgavali scored high five. Puneri Paltan raiders failed to deliver in the first half and could in the last 10 minutes of the first half could just score 3 points. Panthers inflicted the 2nd allout in the 18th minute and walked into the half time with 12 points cushion, 21-9.
Jaipur Pink Panthers continued the momentum and consistently maintained 10 points advantage over Puneri Paltan. Paltan's attack and defense collectively failed, Sandeep Narwal came as substitute playing his 100th PKL game scored 5 points, and GB more 5 points. The night belonged to Panthers defenders, Sunil Siddhgavali scored 8 tackle points, equal to Deepak Niwas Hooda's 8 raid points. At the end with 36-23 final score on board it was a comfortable win for Jaipur Pink Panthers to kick start their home-leg.
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