Puneri Paltan lost to Bengal Warriors 36-43 in the 127th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The most effective player of the match for the Bengal Warriors was Maninder Singh. He was ably supported by Sukesh Hegde. Mohit Goyat's efforts went in vain tonight.
Coach B C Ramesh will be delighted with this win as it takes his team to the 9th spot on the points table with 57 points. This loss leaves Puneri Paltan in the 7th spot with 61 points.
Bengal Warriors were dominant in the raiding department scoring 28 points to Puneri Paltan 20. When it came to tackling Bengal Warriors scored 9 points to Puneri Paltan 12 points. Bengal Warriors cleaned up the opposition into 2 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
The mainstay of the Bengal Warriors was Amit Nirwal staying on the mat for 85% of the raids and scoring 3 points.
Puneri Paltan led right from the word go with their lead going as high as 11 points in the 34th raid. At half-time, they led by 10 but, at the end, Bengal Warriors finished the match with a score difference of 7.
Bengal Warriors were simply superior in the raiding department led by Maninder Singh
Maninder Singh scored 11 raid points and he was supported by Sukesh Hegde with 7 points. Maninder Singh kept picking points to keep the Puneri Paltan at bay.
Mohit Goyat delivered for the Puneri Paltan with 13 points, but it was not sufficient on the day against the Bengal Warriors. Puneri Paltan scored a total of 20 raid points and their raiders were tackled 20 times.
Mohit Goyat the silver lining for the Puneri Paltan
Mohit Goyat scored 15 points, contributing to 47% of the points scored by the Puneri Paltan. He had very little support from the other raiders and his defence. His 15 points included 12 touch points, 1 bonus points and 2 tackle points.
Last minute all-out drowned Puneri Paltan
In the 82nd raid, Puneri Paltan conceded an all-out as last man standing Nitin Tomar was tackled by the Bengal Warriors defence. This just widened the gap from which Puneri Paltan never recovered.
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||PU 1 - 0 BW||Maninder Singh (BW)||Maninder Singh is tackled successfully by Puneri Paltan defense.|
|Raid 8||PU 9 - 1 BW||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Super Raid! Mohit Goyat takes out 3 Bengal Warriors players despite pinned to the ground.|
|Raid 43||PU 22 - 13 BW||Rohit Raghav (BW)||Rohit Raghav gets another raid point as he takes out Vishal Bharadwaj.|
|Raid 45||PU 23 - 15 BW||Maninder Singh (BW)||Maninder Singh claims the point and gets it.|
|Raid 46||PU 23 - 17 BW||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Super Tackle for Bengal Warriors. Mohit Goyat tries to leap over Rohit Banne, Md. E Nabibakhsh, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 51||PU 25 - 20 BW||Maninder Singh (BW)||Maninder Singh claims the point and gets it.|
|Raid 53||PU 25 - 23 BW||Maninder Singh (BW)||Super Raid! Maninder Singh raids successfully, gets Vishal Bharadwaj, Mohit Goyat out in addition to a bonus point.|
|Raid 55||PU 27 - 24 BW||Maninder Singh (BW)||Super Tackle for Puneri Paltan. Maninder Singh tries to leap over Sanket Savan, Aslam Inamdar, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 60||PU 27 - 25 BW||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Aslam Inamdar thrown out of lobby by Bengal Warriors defense, Amit manages to stay inside the line and saves a point.|
|Raid 61||PU 29 - 25 BW||Rohit Raghav (BW)||SUPER TACKLE! Sombir, Sanket Savan makes a fantastic tackle on Rohit Raghav|
|Raid 66||PU 29 - 26 BW||Rahul Chaudhari (PU)||TAKEN OUT! Abozar Mighani strikes once again and it's the big man Rahul Chaudhari who's taken out.|
|Raid 69||PU 30 - 31 BW||Maninder Singh (BW)||Maninder Singh gets his man! He's been targeting Shinde Akash Santosh for a while now and finally gets him out with a smart Hand Touch.|
|Raid 77||PU 32 - 35 BW||Rohit Raghav (BW)||Super Raid! Rohit Raghav takes out 3 Puneri Paltan players despite pinned to the ground.|
|Raid 81||PU 33 - 39 BW||Sukesh Hegde (BW)||Super Raid! Sukesh Hegde picks up 3 points on a raid.|
|Raid 82||PU 34 - 42 BW||Nitin Tomar (PU)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Nitin Tomar out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 84||PU 36 - 43 BW||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat brings Puneri Paltan 2 points as he evades Ran Singh's tackle and gets the bonus too.|