Mumbai: Bengal Warriors produced a commanding display as they beat Puneri Paltan 43-23 in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 match in Mumbai on Monday.
Maninder Singh was the chief architect of Warriors' win as he scored 14 raid points and got able support from Mohammed Nabibakhsh who chipped in with 8 crucial raid points.
Rinku Narwal completed a High 5 as Bengal Warriors dominated Puneri Paltan.
For Puneri Paltan, Girish Ernak scored three tackle points and Pankaj Mohite top scored with 6 points but Bengal Warriors had an answer to everything their opponents threw at them.
Maninder got two super raids and was a thorn in the Puneri Paltan's side throughout the match. It was a show of strength and agility by Maninder as he attacked the Puneri Paltan defence from the word go.
The Warriors made the best start possible as Maninder made a super raid to give them a 4-1 lead. Paltan recovered from the early onslaught and forced a super tackle in the fifth minute to trail 4-5. The next few minutes was all about Bengal Warriors as they scored seven straight points, including an all out, to lead 11-4.
Pankaj Mohite picked up two quick raid points for Puneri Paltan as they trailed 7-13 after 14 minutes. Maninder produced another super raid in the 15th minute to give Bengal Warriors a 16-7 lead.
The Warriors ended the first half on a high as they led 18-9 at the break. They then began the second half in an emphatic manner as they inflicted an all out in the 24th minute to lead 24-11.
Maninder completed his Super 10 in the second half as he continued to hurt Puneri Paltan.
Nabibakhsh produced a terrific Super Raid in the 29th minute as the Warriors inflicted another all out to lead 33-11.
Paltan were down and out by this time and Warriors continued to pile the points. Narwal achieved a High 5 and also reached the 50 tackle points landmark in Pro Kabaddi League.
Mohite scored with a two-point raid in the 33rd minute as Puneri Paltan trailed 16-37.
Bengal Warriors took their foot off the pedal as Mohite picked up a slew of raid points to reduce the margin of defeat.
Bengal Warriors forced a super tackle in the 37th minute to lead 40-19. They picked up a couple of more points in the last two minutes and emerged victorious in the end.
Updated Date: Jul 29, 2019 23:28:25 IST