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Pro Kabaddi League is all about turning the tables at any point of time and the same thing has been done by lowly-ranked team Puneri Paltan last night against defending champions Bengaluru Bulls. The hosts have finally ended their losing streak in the 99th match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven against red-hot Bengaluru Bulls at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Friday. The credit of Pune’s emphatic 42-38 win goes to star raider Pankaj Mohite who bagged total 17 raid points for his team. Mohite’s raiding attack was also supported by the strong defence of star skipper Surjeet Singh against powerful Bulls.

At the beginning of the game, it was defending champions who took the lead with full confidence in early minutes against the hosts. But Puneri boys were also no less behind in playing tricks against the visitors. They also gave tough competition to Bulls in fiercely-fought first half. As a result, the home side enforced its first All-Out of the night against Bengaluru Bulls when only seven minutes were left for half time.

In the second half also hosts kept their dominance alive as they inflicted second All-Out in the fifth minute of the restart. Though this was not enough to stop Bengaluru Bulls from attacking as Bangalore’s Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar kept scoring for their team till their last breath. Despite putting their best, Bulls fall short against Paltan in the end and lost the battle by 38-42.

Here’s see the match highlights of the exciting battle between Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls at Pro Kabaddi League 2019:

With this impressive win, Puneri Paltan has moved to the eighth position in current Pro Kabaddi League standings along with 42 points in account. While Bulls are still holding the fourth spot in recent standings with 50 points.

Surjeet Singh-led Puneri Paltan will next take on one-time title lifters Jaipur Pink Panthers on September 25th at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur. On the other hand, Bengaluru Bulls will test their fortunes against table-toppers Dabang Delhi K.C on September 23rd at the same ground.

Meanwhile in the opening battle of day 54th at Pro Kabaddi League season seven, strong southerners Telugu Titans played out a highly entertaining 42-42 tie against former champions Patna Pirates at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune on Friday. All thanks to top-class raiders Pardeep Narwal and Baahubali Siddharth Desai who scored 17 and 12 raid points respectively.