A powerful defensive show by Telugu Titans, Puneri Paltan loses 2nd match in a row
In the absence of Nitin Tomar Puneri Paltan's attack is falling and they lose their 2nd match against a heavy defense, first against Dabang Delhi. Rajesh Mondal and Rahul Chaudhari started with an empty raid, Telugu Titans scored the first point through their defense when they sent Rajesh Mondal on bench during a do or die raid. Puneri Paltan could score their first point in the 4th minute when Akshay Jadhav got a bonus point.
Once again Puneri Paltan showed their defensive might and came up with 2 super tackles in the 7th and 10th minute and score was equal for the first time in the 10th minute, 6-6. Krushna Madane did the early damage and Telugu Titans inflicted the first all-out in the 13th minute and Puneri Paltan were trailing by 4 points. Nilesh Shalunkes 2 point raid in the 14th minute increased the gap and at the stroke of half time Telugu Titans were leading by 6 points, 17-11.
Telugu Titans defense continued to damage Puneri Paltan attack, in the absence of Nitin Tomar 2nd and 3rd line of attack failed to perform, and in the 24th minute Telugu Titans inflicted the 2nd all-out and took a massive 10 points lead.
In the 28th minute GB More came as substitute and with Monu who came as substitute in the first half, 15th minute accelerated Puneri Paltan's pace. But could not do much against Telugu Titans organized defense, though Puneri Paltan managed to inflict all-out in the 39th minute which narrowed the gap and Puneri Paltan walked away with 1 point, 28-25.
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