Jaipur Pink Panthers lost to Puneri Paltan 30-37 in the 130th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the Puneri Paltan was Mohit Goyat. He was ably supported by Aslam Inamdar. Arjun Deshwal's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach Anup Kumar will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to the 5th spot on the points table with 66 points. This loss leaves Jaipur Pink Panthers in the 6th spot with 63 points.
Puneri Paltan were behind in the raiding department scoring 20 points to Jaipur Pink Panthers's 23. When it came to tackling Puneri Paltan scored 11 points to Jaipur Pink Panthers's 5 points. Puneri Paltan cleaned up the opposition into 2 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the Puneri Paltan was Vishal Bharadwaj staying on the mat for 89% of the raids and scoring 4 points.
It was a cat and mouse game between the two sides, with teams trading points and lead changing sides 1 times over the game. But the game changed in the 82nd raid when Nitin Tomar scored a valuable 1 points to swing the momentum in favour of the Puneri Paltan.
Puneri Paltan were simply superior in the raiding department led by Aslam Inamdar
Aslam Inamdar scored 11 raid points and he was supported by Mohit Goyat with 9 points. Aslam Inamdar kept picking points to keep the Jaipur Pink Panthers at bay.
Arjun Deshwal delivered for the Jaipur Pink Panthers with 18 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the Puneri Paltan. Jaipur Pink Panthers scored a total of 23 raid points and their raiders were tackled 18 times.
Arjun Deshwal the silver lining for the Jaipur Pink Panthers
Arjun Deshwal scored 18 points, contributing to 64% of the points scored by the Jaipur Pink Panthers. He had very little support from the other raiders and his defence. His 18 points included 12 touch points, 6 bonus points and 0 tackle points.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||JP 1 - 0 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Low risk move on getting a quick bonus by Arjun Deshwal.|
|Raid 7||JP 3 - 1 PU||Mohammad Amin Nosrati (JP)||Mohammad Amin Nosrati tackled by defense.|
|Raid 13||JP 5 - 4 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Arjun Deshwal out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 18||JP 6 - 4 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||TAKEN OUT! Mohammad Amin Nosrati strikes once again and it's the big man Mohit Goyat who's taken out.|
|Raid 19||JP 6 - 5 PU||Brijendra Singh Chaudhary (JP)||It's Sanket Savan again as he takes Brijendra Singh Chaudhary off his feet and pummels him to the ground.|
|Raid 25||JP 6 - 7 PU||Mohammad Amin Nosrati (JP)||Mohammad Amin Nosrati tackled by defense.|
|Raid 33||JP 8 - 12 PU||Nitin Rawal (JP)||Vishal Bharadwaj, Mohit Goyat trap raider Nitin Rawal, after he pinched a bonus point.|
|Raid 43||JP 11 - 21 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat eliminates Vishal with a Hand Touch.|
|Raid 45||JP 11 - 24 PU||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Super Raid! Aslam Inamdar takes out 3 Jaipur Pink Panthers players despite pinned to the ground.|
|Raid 46||JP 13 - 24 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Sombir, Nitin Tomar errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Arjun Deshwal.|
|Raid 49||JP 13 - 26 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat raids successfully and gets Nitin Rawal, Deepak Rajinder out.|
|Raid 66||JP 21 - 30 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Arjun Deshwal locks horns with Vishal Bharadwaj, Sombir, but manages to get across the line.|
|Raid 70||JP 22 - 33 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Arjun Deshwal tries to wriggle out of the centre, but is stopped by Mohit Goyat, Jadhav Balasaheb, Abhineesh Natarajan. Super Tackle!|
|Raid 74||JP 25 - 34 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Arjun Deshwal locks horns with Vishal Bharadwaj, Abhineesh Natarajan, but manages to get across the line.|
|Raid 76||JP 29 - 34 PU||Arjun Deshwal (JP)||Arjun Deshwal eliminates Jadhav Balasaheb with a Hand Touch.|