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PKL Match 60: Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas (29-26) Highlights and final Scorecard

PKL Match 60: Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas (29-26) Highlights and final ScorecardPKL Match 60: Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas (29-26) Highlights and final Scorecard

DOME by NSCI, Mumbai: The Puneri Paltan emerged victorious in a nail-biting encounter against the Tamil Thalaivas securing a 29-26 win in Match 60 of the Pro Kabaddi League. The atmosphere in the DOME was electric as both teams battled tooth and nail for supremacy showcasing impressive raiding and tackling skills.

First Half Parity

The first half was a closely contested affair with both teams evenly matched. Puneri Paltan’s Pankaj Mohite and Mohit Goyat spearheaded their attack scoring 3 and 3 raid points respectively. For Tamil Thalaivas Narender and Ajinkya Pawar proved to be formidable raiders contributing 4 and 3 raid points each. The defenses were also tight with M. Abhishek and Sagar standing out for the Thalaivas and Gaurav Khatri and Mohammadreza Chiyaneh impressing for the Paltan. The score at halftime was tied at 12-12 setting the stage for a dramatic second half.

Puneri Paltan Pulls Away

The second half saw the Puneri Paltan take control of the match. Their defense led by Chiyaneh and Khatri tightened up significantly restricting the Tamil Thalaivas’ raiding opportunities. Meanwhile, Mohite and Goyat continued their dominance accumulating crucial points for their team. A crucial two-point raid by Goyat in the 18th minute followed by an all-out inflicted on the Thalaivas gave Puneri Paltan a 5-point lead.

Thalaivas Fight Back

The Tamil Thalaivas refused to give up and their defense spearheaded by Mohit and Nitesh Kumar made some impressive tackles in the dying minutes. However, the Puneri Paltan held their nerve and maintained their lead eventually winning the match 29-26.

Key Players

  • Puneri Paltan: Pankaj Mohite (3 raid points, 1 tackle), Mohit Goyat (36 raid points, 2 tackles), Gaurav Khatri (6 tackle points) and Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (8 raid points, 1 tackle)
  • Tamil Thalaivas: Narender (4 raid points, 1 tackle), Ajinkya Pawar (3 raid points, 1 tackle), M. Abhishek (3 tackle points) and Mohit (1 tackle point, 19 minutes on the mat)

Turning Point: The two-point raid by Goyat in the 18th minute and the subsequent all-out inflicted on the Thalaivas proved to be the decisive moments of the match giving Puneri Paltan the momentum they needed to secure victory.

Quotes

  • Puneri Paltan captain Aslam: “This was a tough match but we kept our composure and played as a team. Our defense was brilliant in the second half and I’m proud of the boys.”
  • Tamil Thalaivas coach Ranjeet Kumar Singh: “We fought well but couldn’t quite get over the line. We need to work on our tackling in crucial situations.”

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