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Puneri Paltan Vs Bengal Warriors 09 January 2022

Puneri Paltan
39-27
Bengal Warriors
PUNERI PALTAN won the match
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Right then, that is all we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League contest! Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the second encounter of Super Sunday as 'Hi-Flyer' Pawan Sehrawat's Bengaluru Bulls take on the 'Record Breaker' Pardeep Narwal's U.P. Yoddha! Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! Stay home and stay safe!
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Puneri Paltan 39-27 Bengal Warriors

Battered, bruised but never out! Puneri Paltan have turned the tables and announced their comeback in this season and how! It was Aslam Inamdar who has taken them to victory and the youngster just keeps getting better with every passing game. Picked up 17 raid points along and one tackle point and has stolen the spotlight from Maninder Singh. Abinesh Nadarajan was the star in the defence as he picked up a High 5. 

As for the Warriors, it was the same old story yet again Maninder Singh did the bulk of the scoring. His 13 points went in vain as he once again failed to support, with Nabibakhsh having yet another poor outing. Substitute raider Akash Pikalmunde picked up 8 raid points and will be likely to feature in the starting seven in the Warriors' next fixture. The defending champions have been handed their second loss on the trot and it is time for them to go back to the drawing board and come out with a different strategy this time around. 
40' Last raid of the match and it is Akash who comes in for it. Pikalmunde gets a touch point on the left-in defender and makes his way back to his half. 
40' Akash Pikalmunde picks up a bonus point and bulldozes his way through to the mid-line as Nadarajan comes in for a block. 
39' Akash wrestles with Sanket Sawant and eventually ends his foot over the mid-line.

Puneri Paltan 39-24 Bengal Warriors
39' Do-or-die raid for the Paltan and Inamdar comes in for it. The left corner goes for a diving thigh hold and Inamdar somersaults his way back to his half with just 5 seconds on the clock.

Puneri Paltan 39-23 Bengal Warriors
38' Vishal Bharadwaj comes in for a dash as Maninder shows him his back. His hand cross the mid-line but it is from outside the lobby. 
36' Nadarajan goes in for an advanced block and it is far too comfortable for Maninder Singh to make his way back.

Puneri Paltan 37-23 Bengal Warriors
36' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan and Inamdar comes in for it. Escapes Mighani's ankle hold and gets a touch point on the cover defender as well.
TIMEOUT!
35' SUPER TACKLE! Nabibakhsh overcommits in the right corner and Nadarajan goes in for the double ankle hold. Nitin Tomar runs around from the other corner and completes the tackle.

Puneri Paltan 35-22 Bengal Warriors
34' Maninder Singh quickly turns and gets a running hand touch on Sanket Sawant, who had come far too advance.

Puneri Paltan 33-22 Bengal Warriors
33' Vishal goes in for a double ankle hold on Nabibakhsh, who is far too good to not escape that. 
33' Do-or-die raid for the Paltan and it is Inamdar who strikes! Picks up a bonus and escapes Mighani's back hold attempt to increase Pune's lead.

Puneri Paltan 33-20 Bengal Warriors
32' A running hand touch by Maninder Singh on the left corner defender. 
31' Maninder Singh had come in for the raid but Nabibakhsh runs in too. DOUBLE ENTRY for the Warriors and one Technical Point has been granted to the Paltan!
TMEOUT!
30' Pikalmunde is tackled as the left corner comes in for a block. Akash's outstretched hand is just centimetres away from the mid-line as he is pulled back. 
29' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan now and Inamdar sends back Nirwal yet another time with a hand touch.

Puneri Paltan 29-19 Bengal Warriors
28' Do-or-die raid for the Warriors and Akash Pikalmunde is sent in for it. He repays the skipper's trust as he escapes Vishal's double thigh hold attempt and subsequently crosses the mid-line with his foot. Got a point as Baldev Singh as well, who had come for support. 
26' Inamdar picks up a bonus point right under the nose of the right corner defender. Brings up his Super 10 as well!

Puneri Paltan 28-17 Bengal Warriors
25' Abinesh Nadarajan and Sanket Sawant go for a block. Maninder uses his brute force to plough his way through the defence and crosses the mid-line with his extended arm. 
25' Inamdar gets a running hand touch on Amit Nirwal.

Puneri Paltan 27-15 Bengal Warriors
24' Maninder Singh picks up a bonus point 
24' Inamdar returns the point as he picks up a bonus point. 
23' Nabibakhsh puts in a quick raid as he picks up a bonus point. 
23' ALL OUT! With only Maninder Singh on the mat, it is easy pickings for Nitin Tomar as the former surrenders.

Puneri Paltan 25-13 Bengal Warriors
22' The defence stays back and allows Maninder Singh to put up a bonus point. 
22' Inamdar corners both defenders and Abozar goes for the double thigh hold. Inamdar comfortably escapes and reduces the Warriors to one man. 
21' The defence hangs back and allows Maninder Singh to pick up a bonus point. 
21' Mohit Goyat goes deep into the defence and picks up a touch point on Sachin Vittala in the left corner.

Puneri Paltan 21-11 Bengal Warriors
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Puneri Paltan 20-11 Bengal Warriors

A dominant show from the Paltan and the lions are prevailing over the tigers. Led by Aslam Inamdar, who has 5 raid and a tackle point to his name. Abinesh Nadarajan has been absolutely instrumental and has sent back the likes of Nabibakhsh and Maninder Singh back to the bench on multiple occasions. Nitin Tomar's return had given the side a new vigour. 

Too many errors for the Warriors and they have been outplayed in the first half. Allowed the Paltan to make a comeback with a couple of Super Tackles after it was the Warriors who had the lead. Maninder Singh is the sole man doing the point scoring yet again but having spent substantial time on the bench, the Warriors are trailing by a massive 9 points. Paltan certainly looking the better side in this match but one can never count the Warriors out till Maninder Singh is playing. Will Pune squander their lead or get a much needed win under their belt? Stick around to find out!
20' Maninder Singh runs around, unsettles the defence and picks up a running bonus point between the right-in and the covers. 
18' Akash picks up a bonus point, escapes Inamdar's ankle hold and drags himself to the mid-line.

Bengal Warriors 10-20 Puneri Paltan
18' A running hand touch on the left corner by Inamdar and the Warriors are reduced to two men. 
17' Nabibakhsh is tackled as a surprise double thigh hold from Mohit Goyat pins the Iranian on the mat.

Bengal Warriors 8-19 Puneri Paltan
17' Inamdar puts in a dubki and sneaks in from under the chain to pick up another couple of points. 
16' Abinesh Nadarajan is just unstoppable! Puts in another brilliant dash and support from his other cover defender dashes Maninder out!
16' ALL OUT! With only one player on the mat, the defender gives a touch point to Tomar and pushes him into his half.

Bengal Warriors 8-15 Puneri Paltan
15' Abinesh Nadarajan runs around as Nabibakhsh is distracted and dashes him out. He has picked up the bonus though. 
14' Do-or-die raid for the Puneri Paltan and Aslam Inamdar escapes Mighani's double thigh hold attempt to put the Paltan in the lead.

Bengal Warriors 7-11 Puneri Paltan
13' Do-or-die raid for the Warriors and substitute raider Akash Pikalmunde comes in for it. Loses his balance while attempting a running hand touch and goes into the lobby. 
11' SUPER TACKLE! Abozar Mighani puts in a double-ankle hold and support from the defence immobilises Mohit Goyat. 

Bengal Warriors 7-9 Puneri Paltan
10' Do-or-die raid for the Warriors and it is Manoj Gowda who has to come in for it, with both Maninder and Nabibakhsh sitting out. Runs straight into the block of the right corner chain.

Bengal Warriors 5-9 Puneri Paltan
9' Do-or-die raid for the Paltan and Nitin Tomar comes in for it. The cover defender comes in for a dash but Tomar shoves him aside and makes his way back to the mid-line. 
7' SUPER TACKLE! Abinesh Nadarajan goes for a single-handed dash and a head-on-head collision means that Maninder Singh does not put up much of a fight.

However, Bengal Warriors believe that Vishal Bharadwaj had stepped into the lobby before the tackle was initiated. They review for it!
Vishal's heel was on the line and was not in the lobby. Bengal Warriors lose their review!

Bengal Warriors 5-7 Puneri Paltan
6' SUPER TACKLE! Sombir goes for the double ankle hold. Brilliant assistance from Vishal Bharadwaj completes the tackle and levels the points.

Bengal Warriors 5-5 Puneri Paltan
6' The defence hangs back and allows Nitin Tomar a bonus point. 
5' Nabibakhsh escapes Inamdar's double thigh hold and makes his way back to his half. 
4' SUPER RAID! Maninder Singh gets a touch point on the right cover. The right corner chain comes around but they leave the chain. Maninder escapes from between the two defender and picks up a super raid!

Bengal Warriors 4-2 Puneri Paltan
4' Do-or-ide raid for the Puneri Paltan and it is Inamdar who comes in for it. Relies on the bonus point and it is granted as well!

Bengal Warriors 1-2 Puneri Paltan
3' A running hand touch on Abinesh Nadarajan and Maninder Singh revives Nabibakhsh. 
2' Inamdar puts in an ankle hold and support from the covers pins down Nabibakhsh

Bengal Warriors 0-1 Puneri Paltan
Toss:

Puneri Paltan have won the toss and chosen court. Bengal Warriors to raid first. 
Teams:

Puneri Paltan:
Islam Inamdar, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Nitin Tomar (c), Mohit Goyat, Baldev Singh, Vishal Bharadwaj.
Substitutes: Sombir, Hadi Tajik, Vishwas S, Pankaj Mohite, Karamvir. 

Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh (c), Amit Nirwal, Vijin Thangadurai, Manoj Gowda, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Abozar Mighani, Rinku Narwal. 
Substitutes: Rohit Banne, Akash Pikalmunde, Sachin Vittala, Rohit, Parveen Satpal. 
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Right then, the Puneri Paltan have had quite a torrid run in this tournament so far. With just two wins from seven games, they are reeling at the eleventh position in the points table. They have managed to salvage just one point from their five losses as four of them have been by huge margins. A win today will help them rise to the ninth position and as coach Anup Kumar promised, the Pune outfit will not give up and will give it their all to make it to the playoffs. 

The Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, have not played like the defending champions so far. The Warriors are placed eighth with just three wins and four losses from seven fixtures. Skipper Maninder Singh has been the lone fighter and has the bulk of the scoring. Support from Nabibakhsh has been good but not ample to take the side over the line. The Warriors will need to provide the duo some much needed support and the other five members of the starting seven will be expected to step up and get some much needed points. 

The Warriors have won just one encounter in their previous five fixtures as is the case with the Puneri Paltan as well. Two struggling sides and expect both to come out all guns blazing to get a much needed win under their belt. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22! A struggling Puneri Paltan side will take on defending champions Bengal Warriors in the forty-third match of the tournament at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru! As these two sides look to make their way upwards in the points table, we are in for an absolute treat! So strap in and grab your popcorn as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfurls over the course of this contest! 
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Sun, 09/Jan/2022 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Puneri Paltan vs Bengal Warriors
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021