Maharashtra Derby between Puneri Paltan and U Mumba ends up in a tie
In the much-anticipated and nailbiting match, Maharashtra derby, Puneri Paltan and U Mumba played out a scintillating tie in the second match of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season VI. It was 32-32 in the end as Puneri Paltan came back in the last seconds to tie the match. Nitin Tomar scored 15 points for Puneri Paltan.
Siddharth Desai started in fine raiding form for U Mumba as did Nitin Tomar for Puneri Patan as it was 4-4 after four minutes. It was a closely-contested first half with both teams trading raid points. They were evenly matched and Desai and Nitin Tomar kept the raids going for their teams.
Puneri Paltan forced a super tackle in the 12th minute to lead 11-10. Both teams were evenly matched in the first half and U Mumba went into the break holding a slender two-point lead. Nitin Tomar continued to get raid points for Puneri Paltan and achieved a super 10 in the second half.
It was anyone’s match till the last few minutes with U Mumba leading 31-29 with just under two minutes left on the clock. Puneri Paltan scored two quick points in the dying seconds to tie the match at 32-32. The Bravest Moment of the match came from the Puneri Paltan defence in the last seconds as they stopped Desai from crossing the white line and tackled him.
Puneri Paltan will take on Haryana Steelers whereas Tamil Thalaivas will take on UP Yoddhas in tomorrow’s matches.