Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-85-HARYANA STEELERS VS PUNERI PALTAN
Match 85 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Nov 28, saw the Haryana Steelers play against Puneri Paltan.
A strong performance from Paltan in the second half gave them a 35-33 win over Haryana Steelers at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. Sandeep Narwal top scored in the game with seven raid points.
Haryana ran a riot over Paltan in the 1st half
More and Monu started the proceedings of the game with an empty raid. Monu opened the account for Haryana Steelers with a 2-point raid. Both the sides exchanged points between them in the initial minutes and were leveled at five points each. However, after that Haryana reduced Paltan to two men on the court on courtesy of Vikas successful raid followed by Haryana’s tackle on More. In the 10th minute, Haryana inflicted an all-out on Paltan with Vikas two-point raid and took an 11-5 lead. After returning to the mat Haryana reduced Paltan once again to three men on the court on courtesy of Monu’s two successful raids followed up by some good defensive work. In the 15th minute, Haryana inflicted another all-out on Paltan with Parvesh unsuccessful raid and took a 20-7 lead. Haryana added three more points to their tall and entered the break with a massive 23-8 lead.
Spirited comeback helped Paltan to prevail over Steelers
As the second half started, Paltan added two points to their score on courtesy of Akshay’s bonus touch followed up by Ernak’s ankle hold on Naveen. Sandeep’s three-point super raid reduced Haryana to three men on the court and brought down the score to 15-24. However, Monu responded to it with a two-point raid and increased their lead back to 11 points. In the 30th minute, Paltan inflicted an all-out on Haryana with Sandeep’s successful raid and brought down the deficit to five points. From then on, both the sides exchanged points between them and Haryana kept their lead intact. In the 35th minute, Sandeep’s successful raid reduced Haryana to three men on the court. Ernak’s ankle hold on Monu followed up by Monu’s two-point raid inflicted another all-out on Haryana and took a 31-29 lead. Vikas reduced the deficit to one point but soon was sent back in the next raid Akshay Jadhav. Monu scored the last two points for his team with a successful raid and completed his super 10 in the process. However, Paltan ran the clock and clinched the tie on courtesy of a superb comeback in the second half.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Haryana Steelers and Puneri Paltan.
Puneri Paltan tweet after the game
Never write us off, never! From trailing 8-21 at halftime to winning it 35-33, a comeback that will be remembered.
This one is for our Bhaari fans! #PadengeBhaari#VivoProKabaddi #Kabaddi pic.twitter.com/qgq6QVRvAT
— Puneri Paltan (@PuneriPaltan) November 28, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
All hail @PuneriPaltan! 💪
Girish Ernak and Co. felt at home yet again, making the second half of #HARvPUN count in their favour courtesy an epic comeback.
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) November 28, 2018
Haryana Steelers tweet after the game
धाकड़ बॉयज़ ने जबरदस्त खेल दिखाया, लेकिन जीत पर नहीं काबिज़ कर पाए अपना वर्चस्व
— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) November 28, 2018