Pro Kabaddi League: Puner Paltan decimated the defenders of the Bengal title

Raider Aslam Inamdar became a star for Puneri Paltan as they beat defending champions Bengal Warriors 39-27 in their Pro Kabaddi League match here on Sunday.

Inamdar scored a Super 10 (17 points), while Abinesh Nadarajan scored a high 5 (5 points in the fight) for Paltan who had an almost flawless performance on the mat.

Captain Maninder Singh won the Super 10 for the Warriors, but proved to be the only player for a team that desperately lacks confidence.

Bengal started the match on the front leg with Maninde’s Super Raid (3 points) in the fourth minute bringing Pune to the spot. But substitutes Sombir and Abinesh Nadarajan produced consecutive Super Tackles to turn the game around for Paltan.

Inamdar and Nitin Tomar picked up key points for the Maharashtra team that got their first ‘All Out’ with five minutes to go. That opened a seven-point advantage, and Pune used the momentum to continue the attack on the struggling Bengali side.

Maninder and Mohammad Nabibakhsh immediately clashed as the half ended 20-11 with Pune in the lead. Bengal, who entered the match with just one win in five matches, stared at another big defeat.

Pune got their second ‘All Out’ in the third minute of the second half and opened up a 12-point lead. Their all-rounder Inamdar had a great time on the mat, targeting Amita Nirwala’s Bengali post on several occasions. He got his Super 10 while on the other hand Maninder did his best to keep the Warriors in the match.

Bengal’s over-reliance on its captain for attack points began to hurt them as Nabibakhsh fought.

Maninder’s Super 10 and key attacks by Akasha Pikalmunde didn’t seem to matter as Pune held a 13-point lead with five minutes to go. The energized team of Pune did not make a mistake in the last attacks and won with a difference of 12 points.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content was automatically generated from the syndicated feed.)

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