Inaugural season title lifters Jaipur Pink Panthers have easily cruised past equally strong contenders Puneri Paltan at their home ground Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. In the 40 minutes of PKL action hosting team, Jaipur comprehensively beat the Paltan by 43-34 margin. All thanks to star skipper Deepak Niwas Hooda who scored nine brilliant raid points for his team’s much-need win.
Panthers had a quick and excellent start in the first half as they know that this match is very important for them to secure a berth in playoff. Captain Hooda dominated the early minutes for Jaipur but Paltan’s brilliant defender Deepak Yadav kept defending his team from Hooda’s attacks. Though at the ninth minute of the first half, Panthers enforced an All-Out against Paltan to grab a seven-point lead in the game.
However, Puneri Paltan was in no mood to give up even after consecutive All-Outs in the first half. As a result in the second half, Puneri boys came out with all guns blazing and young Pankaj Mohite sparked some clever raid points for his team. Unfortunately, the luck was in favour of Panthers as they inflicted one more All-Out of the night on Paltan. At last Jaipur wrapped up the game with successful 43-34 win.
Here’s see the match highlights of the exciting battle between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan at Pro Kabaddi League 2019:
Here's how the #PantherSquad registered their first home win this season!
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Even after this emphatic win, Panthers didn’t improve in current Pro Kabaddi League Standings but they earned some points in reward. Panthers are still struggling at the seventh position but with 52 points in account. On the other hand, Puneri Paltan is also reigning at the eighth position in recent standings along with same 42 points in account.
Deepak Niwas Hooda-led Panthers will next take on lowly-ranked Telugu Titans on Septemeber 27th at the home pitch of Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium. While Puneri Paltan will next face table-toppers Dabang Delhi K.C on Septemeber 29th at Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Haryana.
Before the battle of home team Jaipur, two super-strong squads U Mumba and last year’s runners-up Gujarat Fortune Giants also faced each other in match no. 106 at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. In that match, Mumba boys stunned Fortunegiants by 31-25 verdict with the help of star raider Abhishek Singh who bagged Super 10 raid points for his team.