Pro Kabaddi Season 6: Bengal Warriors beat Puneri Paltan 26-22
Bengal Warriors beat Puneri Paltan 26-22 in the Inter-Zone Challenge Week match of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 on Saturday at The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad. Bengal players held their stress at important moments to outclass the opposition. Maninder Singh scored 6-raid points for Bengal and was ably supported by Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, who pitched in with 5- vital points.
For Puneri Paltan, GB More scored nine points but didn’t get enough support from his fellow raiders.
More obtain Puneri Paltan up and running with two raids in two minutes but Bengal Warriors leveled the match with a tackle and raid point.
Akshay Jadhav got into the act for Puneri Paltan and got two raid points to bring his team 4-2 lead. More made a two-point raid as Puneri Paltan led 6-3 after five minutes.
Bengal Warriors never let the lead increase to more than three points as their defence helped the squad together and levelled the scores at 7-7 after 10 minutes.
Both the teams approached the match with the warning as they traded raid and tackle points at regular intervals.
At the end of the first half, Puneri Paltan held a slim one-point advantage to lead 13-12.
The second half saw the same pattern emerge as neither team could gain an advantage. There was no all-out inflicted and neither teams’ raiders could get going as we have seen in the past.
After 30 minutes both teams were level at 16-16 and it was anyone’s game.
A lot of All-out raids were made as both teams played on the do-or-die raid strategy. It was Bengal Warriors defence that kept them in the game as they made a slew of successful tackles.
In the 36th minute, Maninder Singh made a vital two-point raid to give Bengal Warriors 21-19 lead. In the next minute, Bengal Warriors inflicted the first all out of the match to open a 6-point gap to lead 25-19.
Despite more getting two raid points in the last two minutes, Bengal Warriors held their nerve to win 26-22.
Best Raider: More G B (9 raid points)
Best Defender: Girish Maruti Ernak (3 tackle points)
Best Raider: Maninder Singh (6 raid points)
Best Defender: Vijin Thangadurai (3 tackle points)