Ring side view: Puneri Paltan vs Telugu Titans In Mumbai : 28-24

Trust Puneri Paltan to do the unbelievable!

They did a repeat of their narrow win over Telugu Titans in the third season of the Star Sports ProKabaddi League today at the NSCI Dome at Mumbai. It was a perfectly scripted win by a 4 point margin after trailing by two points at the half time.

Puneri Paltan pulled off a win in their very first outing at ‘home’ in the Star Sports Prokabaddi Season 4 when they staved off a big threat, courtesy of Manjeet Chhillar.

Sonu Narwal was the hero for Pune with 5 raid points.

They won at 28-24 in a ding dong tussle with two all outs with the second coming in the last few minutes which sealed the match. Pune dismissed Telugu twice and Manjeet was instrumental in doing that.

He was ably aided by the strong and talented Joginder Narwal and Ravinder Pahal who is turning out to be a revelation for the Puneri Paltan, who have registered their first win in Season 4. One slip and the Telugu Titans were left twiddling their thumbs today.

Telugu Titans had the best defender of season 3 Sandeep Narwal, cover defender Jasmer Singh Gulia and foreigner Mohammad Maghsoudlou to take care of the raiding along with Rahul Chaudhari and Sukesh Hegde. But Sukesh Hegde was taken off after a few minutes suggesting his injuries have not healed enough.

For Telugu Titans it was Sandeep Narwal who scored tackle points, got very good reviews in and acted as a third raider and had a captain’s role in the match, whereas Rahul’s contribution wasn’t significant. It was still not good enough.

Overall both the teams were good defensively and the better team won the first match.

Image Courtesy @PKL Media

Image Courtesy @PKL Media


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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
Puneri Paltan 6 13 23 28 28
Telugu Titans 12 15 19 24 24

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Puneri Paltan Telugu Titans
Best Field Time Ravinder Pahal Vinoth Kumar
Worst Field Time Deepak Niwas Hooda Sukesh Hegde

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match DEEPAK NIWAS HOODA PUNERI PALTAN
Inspiring Defender of the Match MANJEET CHHILLAR PUNERI PALTAN
Marathon Man on the Mat JANG KUN LEE BENGAL WARRIORS
Moment of the Match SURJEET 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.

Puneri Paltan Raid Analysis

Telugu Titans Raid Analysis


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