Naveen Kumar's brilliance stands out too good for Paltans
A fierce contest between two arch-rivals Dabang Delhi and Puneri Paltans went down to the last minute of the match. The atmosphere was exhilarating after the hard-fought battle between these two sides, but Dabang Delhi was just too good and won the contest against Anup Kumar’s Puneri Paltan who didn’t quite have the ability to close out the match, even though it witnessed the welcome and long awaited return of Nitin Tomar. The star raider of the match was undoubtedly the express of Delhi, Naveen Kumar who came away with 11 raid points.
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The story of the first half was not so complex as it was a half in which the Dabangs were leading by a large margin of 8 points. With 8 raid points and a wonderful performance of speed, agility and endurance, Naveen Kumar was the gem of this half. Also with the support of Chandran Ranjit, Dabangs were able to inflict the first All Out as early as the 10th minute. On the other hand, the defence of Paltans looked shattered from the beginning. The reason for the downfall of the Paltan was the absence of Nitin Tomar for 10 minutes in this half.
Dabang Delhi retains their top spot after winning a thriller.
The second half of the match was full of highs and lows, ebbs and flows. The Puneri side started gaining momentum in this half after the return of Nitin Tomar and also their defence started integrating. On the other hand, the Dabang Delhi side started on a high with Chandran Ranjit sparkling. It was not too late when Dabang Delhi started to counter-attack the Paltan side in the second part of this half. The last five minutes of the match turned out to be very crucial as an error from the Paltan's side, decided the winner of the encounter that went the distance. A silly error of stepping out from the lobby by Manjeet led the Paltans team down in a big moment and in a matter of seconds, Delhi's side stood victorious. It was another hard fought win for Delhi, 32-30 to take them back to the top of the points table.
Head to head: Puneri Paltan against Dabang Delhi
Which team will have the last laugh today in Gujarat leg?
Puneri Paltan and Dabang Delhi KC will be playing today in an exhilarating atmosphere. They have squared off each other 14 times and in the last 5 encounters Pune have outplayed Delhi thrice, but the tables have turned this time, as Pune take on the table toppers. The fact that both the teams enter this match on a winning note makes it more exciting!!!! Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the Amazing encounter tonight!!!