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FULL-TIME POINT: PUNERI PALTAN BEAT TAMIL THALAIVAS 35-34
34-35 Narender in the last raid of the match and gets the touchpoint of Gaurav Khatri who did not let him take another one and send him back to the midline and won the game with the barest of margins possible! Puneri has avenged the game against the Thalaivas!
33-35 Sagar, no, what have you done here? He gave his point to Akash who was looking one as it was a do-or-die raid.
33-34 Narender takes two points in the raid with 30 seconds remaining! Are we waiting for a twist here?
31-34 Narender is in the raid and gets Sanket Sawant.
30-34 Sanket Sawant in the act this time, tackles Pawar.
30-33 Sahil Gulia surrendered in front of Khatri as Pune Inflicted an all-out on Tamil.
30-30 Himanshu gets tackles this time and Thalaivas are only left with Sahil Gulia.
30-29 Himanshu goes in the raid and tries for a bonus but comes back empty-handed.
30-29 Pankaj Mohite in the raid in front of a three-man defence, takes Pawar while he attempts a hold on him.
30-28 Himanshu, in the do-or-die raid, has been tackled but Gaurav Khatri seems to be very close to the lobby line, on court decision goes in favour of Pune but Tamil reviews this but the review is unsuccessful as the verdict remains the same.
30-27 Pankaj Mohite in the raid and there you go! He escapes with a dubki over Abhishek.
30-26 Akash Shinde in the raid and tagged Sagar.
30-25 Aslam Inamdar in the raid and tackled by M. Abishek who too completes his high-five.
29-25 Fazel Atrachali with the stronghold, tackles Narender to complete his high-five
29-24 Bonus for Aslam.
29-23 Pankaj Mohite is in the raid and gets tackled by Sagar.
28-23 Fazel tackles Himanshu.
28-22 Akash Shinde was in the raid and tackled by Sahil Gulia.
BC Ramesh to his boys: Humlog 6 hai, bonus nhi dena hai. Aslam pura ground cover karo, single point lo. (We are 6 men, Aslam, you cover the whole ground and try for one point in a raid.)
27-22 Narender snatches back a point by taking the touchpoint of Abinesh Nadarajan.
26-22 Akash Shinde in the raid, and how many has he taken? Two as Sagar and Mohit gave their touchpoint to him.
26-20 Abishek continues the good form and Aslam.
25-20 Ajinkya Pawar in the do-or-die raid for the Thalaivas and Sanket Sawant tackles him.
25-19 Mohit Goyat in the do-or-die raid and Sahil Gulia tackles him with a double ankle hold.
24-19 Fazel tackles Himanshu for his 401st point.
24-18 Akash Shinde in the raid and gets the touchpoint of Mohit.
24-17 Narender in the raid and gets two points as one player was self-out. Aslam Inamdar and Gaurav Khatri have to go out.
22-17 Sagar tackles Mohit Goyat to take Pawar’s revenge.
21-17 Mohit Goyat tackles Pawar.
21-16 Bonus for Aslam in return.
21-15 Bonus for Narender.
20-15 Akash Shinde is in the raid and gets Mohit.
20-14 Naredner gets his revenge on Fazel and takes his touchpoint.
19-14 Mohit Goyat lured Abhishek to dash him but he was quick to escape.
19-13 Bonus for Aslam but Mohit dashed him out.
18-12 Bonus for Pawar
17-12 Sahil Gulia tackles Akash Shinde.
16-12 FAZEL WITH HIS 400th TACKLE POINT! Take a bow Fazel, he became the first ever to cross the 400-tackle point mark in PKL history! Narender is his 400th prey.
16-11 Sagar gives his tag to Akash Shinde and that’s an error.
16-10 Mohit Goyat in the raid and M Abhishek, uuf! what have you eaten tonight! He tackles Mohit with ease.
15-10 Narender in the raid and takes the point of Aslam
14-10 Bonus for AkashjShinde.
14-9 Abhinesh gets the bonus but the defence has tackled him to INFLICT AN ALL-OUT on Pune!! who would have thought that?
11-8 Pawar is in the raid and he touches Sombir, and the refs give the point to Pawar. However, Puneri reviews this but it is unsuccessful as the verdict remains the same, Sombir goes out as the Paltan is only left with one man - Abhinesh.
10-8 Akash Shinde in the raid and he gets a bonus before getting tackled by the defence of the Thalaivas.
9-7 Fazel goes out as he attempts a poorly-timed dash on Himanshu who takes his point while going back to his side of the mat.
8-7 Bonus for Akash Shinde who came in as a substitute.
8-6 Naredner has been tackled by the three-men defence of Puneri, and Sombir gets the point.
8-4 M Abhishek grabs the right thigh hold of Nabibaksh who came for his first raid of the night.
7-4 Himanshu tackles Aslam to send him out for revenge.
6-4 Pawar in the do-or-die raid and he has been tackled by who? Aslam!
6-3 That’s some effort from M Abhishek who just throw Mohit away with a brilliant and timely dash.
5-3 Ajinkya gets another point, this time of Sanket Sawant.
4-3 Aslam Inamdar in the raid and gets the tag of Sahil Gulia.
4-2 Fazel goes to his 399th tackle point by tackling Narender.
4-1 Mohit opens the account for Puneri via a tag on Himanshu.
4-0 Pawar got off to a lovely start as he starts with a multi-point raid and goes back with two points from Sombir and Abinesh Nadarajan.
2-0 Errors from Mohammad Nabibakhsh and Narender gets a tag on him for a point.
1-0 Aslam Inamdar in the raid and he has been dashed out by Mohit for a point.
0-0 Narender in the first raid for the Thalaivas in this game, goes back empty-handed.
Puneri Paltan won the toss, Thalaivas to raid first.
Tamil Thalaivas: Ajinkya Pawar, Narender, M Abhishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Sagar, Sahil Gulia
Puneri Paltan: Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Abhinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Fazel Atrachali, Mohammad Nabibaksh.
Puneri Paltan beat Tamil Thalaivas 35-34
Tamil Thalaivas: Ajinkya Pawar
Puneri Paltan: Mohit Goyat
Matches Played: 7 | Puneri: 2 | Tamil: 3 | Tied: 2
Tamil Thalaivas’ resurgence after a slow start to the season has been nothing short of breathtaking. The Thalaivas are unbeaten in Pune with four wins and a tie in their last five matches in the league. Their last win, in fact, came against Puneri Paltan when they edged to a 35-34 win. They will aim to continue their fine form and hope that Narender, who has been the team’s go-to raider with 115 raid points, can deliver on the mat. Raiders Ajinkya Pawar (37 raid points) and Himanshu Singh (26 raid points) will also have a role to play. In defence, skipper Sagar has been their top performer with 32 tackle points. He has been supported by Sahil Gulia (24 tackle points) and M. Abishek (20 tackle points).
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Puneri Paltan, on the other hand, will want to set the record straight after a narrow loss to the Thalaivas in its last match. Currently sitting at the top of the standings, Puneri Paltan has won six games, suffered three losses and played out two ties. They will back themselves to beat Tamil Thalaivas for the second time of asking this season, especially with raiders Aslam Inamdar (84 raid points) and Mohit Goyat (78 raid points) looking in fine form, while Akash Shinde also chipped in with 49 raid points. On the defensive front, Fazel Atrachali has been their top tackler with 30 tackle points. Sombir, Sanket Sawant and Gaurav Khatri have contributed 21, 12 and 10 tackle points respectively.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Wednesday, November 9.