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Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Five talking points from Day 71 of PKL 5

Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls played out a thrilling draw, while Puneri Paltan crushed Jaipur Pink Panthers.


Both Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates played out a thrilling encounter, on Wednesday.
Both Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates played out a thrilling encounter, on Wednesday.

It was an interesting Day 71 of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, as the Patna Pirates and the Bengaluru Bulls played out a thrilling 29-29 draw, while home side Puneri Paltan earned a massive 38-15 victory over the Jaipur Pink Panthers, at the Balewadi Stadium Complex, in Pune, on Wednesday.

Although the result of the Patna-Bengaluru game was rendered inconsequential, Pune gained a lot from their win over Jaipur, as they went to within three points of Zone A leaders Gujarat Lions, who they play in their last group stage match, on Friday.

Here, we take a look at some of the main talking points from the two Pro Kabaddi League matches.

#1 Akshay Jadhav’s fierce tackling gives Pune the advantage

Akshay Jadhav gon in his tackles with great determination.
Akshay Jadhav gon in his tackles with great determination.

Akshay Jadhav was impeccable at the back for the Puneri Paltan tonight. Pune needed the win in order to give themselves a shot at finishing top of Zone A, and they have got just that, thanks to Jadhav’s efforts.

Primarily a defender, Jadhav managed to get in a Super 5 on the night, as he scored 4 tackle points and also went on to notch up a solitary raid point against a hapless Jaipur Pink Panthers defence.

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