Pro Kabaddi: Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans clash sees record highest points tally in single match

Puneri Paltan and Telugu Titans scored a mammoth 103 total points, beating the previous best of 101 points set by Dabang Delhi and Patna Pirates in PKL 6.

Telugu Titans (in yellow) fell agonisingly short of staging the biggest comeback in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League.   -  PKL MEDIA

Another day, another record - the ongoing season of the Pro Kabaddi League continues to see records tumbling day after day. The Haryana leg alone has witnessed five new records being set in just as many days.

Naveen Kumar became the fastest player to register 400 raid points and on Wednesday and Pawan Kumar Sehrawat followed it up with something even bigger as he scored the highest number of raid points in a single match, 39, and also became the first player to score all his team's raid points.

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The crowd at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula, on Thursday, was witness to two new records being set.  Puneri Paltan edged past Telugu Titans 53-50 in a pulsating contest that saw the teams set a new record for the highest tally of points in a single match.

The teams broke a three-year old record of 101 points set by Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi. On 25th February, 2016, at the Thaygaraj Sports Complex in Delhi, Patna cruised to a dominating 67-34 over Delhi. Rohit Kumar, with 16 points, starred for Patna with Sandeep Narwal chipping in with 11 points. For Delhi, Surjeet Singh and Kashiling Adake 10 and 12 points, respectively.

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Match 119 of PKL 2019 was also the first occasion when both the teams involved scored fifty or more points in the same match.

Puneri Paltan came into the match with nothing to lose as it had crashed out of the playoffs race, but it was a must-win match for Titans in order to stay in contention for the same. In the end, it was Rakesh Kumar's Puneri Paltan that had the last laugh.