Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-93-PUNERI PALTAN VS DABANG DELHI
Match 93 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Dec 2, saw the Puneri Paltan play against Dabang Delhi.
A complete team effort handed Dabang Delhi a 35-24 win over Puneri Paltan at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi. Deepak Kumar top scored in the game with 10 raid points and the hosts closed on the gap between the third spot Paltan with three games in hand.
Delhi off to a flier
Dabang Delhi started the proceedings of the game on a high note and raced to an early 4-0 lead on courtesy of Vishal and Pahal’s tackle on More and Deepak followed up by Meraj and Naveen’s successful raids. Puneri Paltan picked up their first point in the fourth minute through Akshay’s touch point. However, Meraj’s touch on More followed up by Naveen’s brilliant super raid inflicted an all-out on Paltan and Delhi took a huge 10-1 lead. After returning to the mat, Paltan forged a comeback and reduced the deficit to seven points with More’s two-point raid. Paltan reduced Delhi to three players on the mat, on courtesy of Rinku’s ankle hold on Naveen followed up by Deepak’s touch point. In the 18th minute, Delhi increased their lead to nine points through Satpal’s super tackle on Akshay. The half ended with Meraj’s unsuccessful raid and Delhi entered the break with an 18-10 lead.
A complete team effort gave Delhi a superb win
As the second half started, Paltan reduced the hosts to two men on the court with Rinku’s tackle on Shabeer. However, Delhi countered it superbly with Satpal’s second super tackle of the night on Parvesh with an ankle hold. Deepak led Pune’s fightback and reduced the deficit to nine from 13 points by picking up four points in two raids, which included a super raid. Meraj and Ranjit’s successful raid reduced Paltan to a single player on the mat. In the 33rd minute, Delhi inflicted another all-out on Paltan with Sandeep’s unsuccessful raid and took a 31-18 lead. Deepak scored four straight points for his team and completed his super 10 in the process, but Delhi kept their lead intact as Meraj replied to it with by scoring three straight points. The game ended with Vishal’s tackle on Deepak followed up by Meraj touch point. Delhi picked up their second victory in three games at home with this 35-24 win over Paltan.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Puneri Paltan and Dabang Delhi.
Puneri Paltan tweet after the game
It was not our night as @DabangDelhiKC put up a convincing show in their victory over us. Although we fell short, there were plenty of positives on our ‘raid’ front’. Keep supporting us Paltan, we will be back for more. #PadengeBhaari#VivoProKabaddi #Kabaddi #PUNvDEL pic.twitter.com/aiVCXijs2R
— Puneri Paltan (@PuneriPaltan) December 2, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
Sheykh ke (Me)Raj mein Delhi are winning it in style! 🙌
@DabangDelhiKC will be riding high on confidence as they put on a fine performance to oust a visiting @PuneriPaltan side in #DELvPUN. pic.twitter.com/YIELCpAZpg
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) December 2, 2018
Dabang Delhi tweet after the game
— Dabang Delhi KC (@DabangDelhiKC) December 2, 2018