Pro Kabaddi 2019: Puneri Paltan End Telugu Titans’ Playoffs Hopes With 53-30 Win

first_img pklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019 First Published: October 3, 2019, 10:11 PM IST Panchkula: Puneri Paltan survived a second half charge from Telugu Titans to win 53-50 in a closely-fought Pro Kabaddi League 2019 match at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Thursday. Manjeet (12 points), Sushant Sail (11 points) and Surjeet Singh (7 tackle points) were the stars on the day while Emad Sedaghatnia’s Super Raid with three minutes remaining played a huge role in saving the day for Puneri Paltan.The defeat meant Telugu Titans’ chances of making it to the playoffs ended with UP Yoddha securing the final spot in the top six. Telugu Titans were the team playing for a playoffs berth and had much on the line when Pune came up with a fiery, pacy and determined display in a dominant first-half performance.Titans’ star raider Siddharth Desai was successfully tackled by Manjeet in the very first minute and that set the tempo for Puneri Paltan as they picked raid points with ease.Both Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani, the left and right corners respectively, were absent in the starting seven for a much-changed Telugu Titans side and the Pune raiders, particularly Sushant Sail, exploited the lack of experience in the defence and picked points with ease.The Pune side inflicted the first All-Out in the 6th minute of the match to move to a 7-point lead and continued their good work to secured another All-Out in the 14th minute to open a 14-point gap.The Titans did claw back through some strong raids by the Siddharth Desai but two Super Tackles (by Sushant Sail and Surjeet Singh) ensured they prevented an All-Out.Surjeet clinched his High 5 as the first half ended with the scores 31-16 in favour of Puneri Paltan.Sushant Sail started the second half with a massive four-point Super Raid as Pune rushed to another All-Out in the third minute of the second half.Rakesh Gowda was having an impressive game as the raider for the Titans and his four-point raid in the fourth minute of the second half gave the Titans some much-needed impetus to push for an All-Out, which they secured in the 9th minute of the second half.Pune continued to approach ‘all guns blazing’ instead of seeing out the remainder of the time which allowed the Titans to clinch another All-Out with six minutes remaining to reduce the gap to nine points.The match became a tense affair in the closing minutes but a three-point Super Raid by Iranian Emad Sedaghatnia helped Pune open up a sizeable lead which their defenders could hold on to till the final whistle.(With PTI inputs) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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