Puneri Paltan loses to Dabang Delhi by a whisker
Ahmedabad, 10th August 2019: Puneri Paltan began the Ahmedabad leg with a nail biting thriller against Dabang Delhi K.C. Dabang Delhi edged past with a score of 32-30. Star raider Nitin Tomar was back in action and put up a good performance.
Puneri Paltan had a spectacular raiding show and scored 22 raid points. They outscored Dabang Delhi who scored 19 raid points. Pune had 3 raiders who scored more than 5 raid points in the match. Nitin Tomar led the raiding unit scoring 8 raid points in 12 raids. Manjeet and Pankaj Mohite both scored 6 raid points each. Manjeet in the last raid of the match had an opportunity to tie or give Pune the lead but he was line-out and missed it.
Puneri Paltan’s steely defence before this match averaged 12 tackle points per match and was the best in PKL 7. In today’s match, the defence ended the match by scoring 7 tackle points. But 4 of the 7 tackle points came in the last 10 minutes of the match. This burst helped the team inch closer to the Delhi lead. Girish Ernak was the top defender for the team scoring 4 tackle points in 6 tackles. Surjeet Singh was the 2nd highest tackle point scorer with 2 tackle points.
In their next match, Puneri Paltan will take on Jaipur Pink Panthers on 15th Aug. Fans can catch all the action on Star Sports Network and Hotstar.