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Pro Kabaddi 2022: Puneri Paltan continue winning run, defeats Dabang Delhi 43-38

Puneri Paltan extended their winning run as they hand Dabang Delhi their fifth loss of the season 9 with a score of 43-38.

Pro Kabaddi 2022: Puneri Paltan continue winning run, defeats Dabang Delhi 43-38

Despite Naveen Express scoring 16 raid points, Puneri Paltan reigned supreme.


Pritish Raj

Published: 1 Nov 2022 6:19 PM GMT

Dabang Delhi continue their torrid run as Puneri Paltan hand them fifth loss on the row.

Puneri Paltan produced a clinical performance to heap more misery on Dabang Delhi.

Akash Shinde and Mohit Goyat both got 13 points in a super performance while Fazel Atrachali's impeccable defending ensured the home team condemned Delhi to a fifth straight loss.

After trading a pair of empty raids, on a DO OR DIE raid, Mohit Goyat brought the Pune crowd to its feet, with a SUPER RAID to touch out Krishan, Anil Kumar, Vijay Kumar, which put the Paltans in the lead.

That single raid set the tone for a majority of the half, as Paltan ran riot on a porous Delhi defence low on confidence. The first ALL OUT came in the first five minutes, as Pune extended their lead to 10-3.

Despite a slow building Delhi resistance, Paltan got a second ALL OUT to surge into a huge lead and seemingly locked up the game. Dabang Delhi were out of sorts, and with the crowd firmly behind the home team, looked up against it completely.

Slowly though, they clawed back the lead, Naveen Kumar finding his feet to catch out Fazel Atrachali and Gaurav Khatri to bring them back into the game. They went into the break trailing 23-17, but with only two Pune players left on the mat.

Delhi reduced the gap with an ALL OUT of their own, reducing the lead to three points and from there, it was a game too close to call. Akash Shinde's SUPER RAID on Anil Kumar, Vijay Kumar and Ravi Kumar wrested back Pune's initiative.

Within minutes though, Delhi's captain and the league's leading raider Naveen, finding a SUPER TACKLE out of nowhere to get Delhi back in the game.

However, Paltan's third ALL OUT of the evening thrust them into a 35-29 lead. The Puneri players kept their cool in the key moments to take the win in front of a raucous home crowd.

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