Pune enter semis with a comfortable win against Bengaluru Bulls 36-33

Image Credits: PKL media

Image Credits: PKL media

Living dangerously after being dominated by their rivals for more than half of the match Puneri Paltan managed to put it 36-33 across the Bengaluru Bulls in the second last tie of the league leg in Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi.
Puneri Paltan had landed in trouble by allowing their rivals to come back into the match after leading 8-3 after 10 minutes. Bengaluru Bull’s Rohit Kumar with 1 point raid plus a bonus point had them in a spot of bother. That act lifted the losers to 12-21 and from then on it was a close fight that resulted in the Bengaluru Bulls tying the scores at 23-23 even after suffering the second all-out of the match at 23-22 in the 29th minute.
Yogesh Hooda, who came in as a substitute raider for Bengaluru Bulls, did enough to whittle down the lead with four points. Surender Nada’s contribution of five points was substantial but the failure of his team’s defence was the last straw that broke their back.
Bengaluru Bulls came roaring out of the blocks and raced to a 15-12 lead and reduced Puneri Paltan to just 3 men. Deepak returned successfully from both his raids as they took the lead by the 27th minute to get the Bengaluru Bulls on the verge of an all out.
Deepak restored parityand Tomar supported to get the lead. However Deepak and Manjeet completed the all out on the Bengaluru Bulls in the 29th minute and 36th as Pune led 32-29.
The star of the half, Deepak Hooda, continued his good form and rounded off the half with 5 points in 7 raids as the Puneri Paltan led the Bengaluru Bulls by 5 points at 35 minutes.
Thereafter Pune held on. Manjeet getting his grip right Pune sealed the match and Manjeet got a personal record for the highest number of tackle points in a single match as he scored 11 points.
Deepak also reached a milestone as he crossed 100 raid points in Season 4 PKL.
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Messy Fractals’s ringside view takes a closer look at the strategies used by players in the match.

Quarter Time View

We have divided 40 minutes of play time into 4 to look at which quarter belonged to whom.

Time (min) 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 Final Score
Bengaluru Bulls 6 21 24 33 33
Puneri Paltan 10 12 25 36 36

Point tracker

Point Summary

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Bengaluru Bulls Raid Analysis

Puneri Paltan Raid Analysis

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Bengaluru Bulls Puneri Paltan
Best Field Time Mohit Chhillar Parmod Narwal
Worst Field Time Yogesh Hooda Ravinder Pahal

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Deepak Hooda Puneri Paltan
Inspiring Defender of the Match Manjeet Chhillar Puneri Paltan
Marathon Man on the Mat Deepak Hooda Puneri Paltan
Moment of the Match Ajay Thakur Puneri Paltan

*Raider of the Match=Player who scored the maximum raid points,
Inspiring Defender of the Match= Player who scored the maximum tackle points,
Marathon Man on the Mat= Player who has spent the maximum time on the mat.

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