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As it happened: Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan, 20-33

Tamil Thalaivas 20-33 Puneri Paltan, Full time
Match 100
Tamil Thalaivas20
vs
Puneri Paltan33
Full Time
Puneri Paltan beat Tamil Thalaivas (33-20)
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Updated: 29 September 2017 21:07 IST - Published: 29 September 2017 20:40 IST
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We move on to the second match of the day between the Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates!

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It was a well-contested game for most parts but a mammoth five-point raid by Deepak Niwas Hooda turned the tables on the Thalaivas. From then on, it was easy pickings for the Zone A side as they move into third place on the points tally.

For the Thalaivas, they will rue that one lapse of concentration and unlike in their last two games, they were unable to fight back and Ajay Thakur was unable to lift his game in the dying moments.
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Amit Hooda completes a consolation tackle on the right corner on the Pune captain but at the end of the night, it's the away side that notches up the win.
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SANDEEP NARWAL!

A brutal ankle hold on Lee leaves him for dead. The raider had no answer whatsoever.
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Prapanjan too is shown the door as the Pune defenders crash down on him on the right side of the court.
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The Thalaivas skipper is out in his next attempt as Ravi Kumar comes in with a colossal double thigh hold.
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Ajay Thakur returns and responds with a bonus point. Can the home side reduce the deficit to seven points or less?
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And the formality of the surrender raid is completed and it's another ALL OUT!
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The home side down to one as Lee is chopped down with an ankle hold. Gets the bonus though!
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Rajesh Mondal on a do-or-die again and with a frog jump this time, he skips over Amit Hooda and gets the touch point.
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The Thalaivas are down to three and Lee claims a toe touch on the Pune defence. The decision is reviewed and it is found that there was no touch. 
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We're back and Sandeep Narwal adds salt to the home side's wounds. A brilliant solo advanced tackle from the front.
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Time out called as Pune will now simply look to milk the clock with a little over four minutes left to play.
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Do-or-die for Pune and easy pickings for Rajesh Mondal.

A mistimed dash from the left and he easily skips away.
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Pune are opening up a considerable lead now as Ajay Thakur is taken with a solo dash from the right by Ravi!
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Next up, the Pune defence strikes again! Pin the raider down with a combination tackle.
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WHAT A RAID! CAPTAIN RISES TO THE OCCASION!

He is dashed out by the three Thalaivas men but somehow, he manages to stop in the lobbies and wriggles his way through the three bodies to cross the midline. ALL OUT and 5 points to Pune.
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After two blank raids, Deepak Hooda in on the do-or-die in a super tackle situation!
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And we're back!
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Time out called!
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Pradap comes in to raid with his side down to two and with a deft toe touch, he strikes the left corner.
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Monu up against three Thalaivas defenders and he gets a brilliant running hand touch on Ajay Thakur, of all people.
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WAIT WAIT WAIT!

Pune review the call and it is successful again and it's a point to Pune. Lee had stepped into the lobby marginally on his way back.
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Lee now on the do-or-die raid and attacks the right corner again.

And guess what? He scores again. Tries the kick and then on his retreat, gets two touch points on the Pune chain. 
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Next raid, the Thalaivas defence pounces on Deepak Niwas Hooda, with an ankle hold on the right corner initiating the charge. 

However, after review, it turns out the Tamil corner crossed the back line with his foot. It's a point for Pune!