Bengal Warriors beat Puneri Paltan 43-36

Bengal Warriors come from behind to outplay Puneri Paltan 43-36

With 61 points in 21 matches, Pune will now need to win their final day encounter against Jaipur Pink Panthers to clinch a playoff spot.

 Bengal Warriors made a remarkable comeback in the second half to beat Puneri Paltan 43-36 in the Pro Kabaddi League in Bengaluru on Friday.

The Season 7 champions were trailing by 10 points at half-time but overcame that margin to beat Pune who are fighting for a playoffs spot.

Maninder Singh scored a Super 10 (11 points) for Bengal while Mohit Goyat was the top-scorer for Pune with 15 points.

With 61 points in 21 matches, Pune will now need to win their final day encounter against Jaipur Pink Panthers to clinch a playoff spot.

Puneri Paltan dominated the first half, thanks to raiders Mohit Goyat and Aslam Inamdar. Bengal's seasoned defence had no answer for Pune's adept raiders, who took advantage of easy opportunities.

In the early minutes of the second half, the Warriors reminded everyone of their superiority.

 Maninder began scoring raid points, while Mohammad Nabibakhsh clinched a spectacular Super Tackle.

They also ensured Pune's top raiders were sent to the bench. The scores were 27-24 in favour of Pune with 10 minutes remaining.

Sanket Sawant and Sombir clinched Super Tackles for Pune but they eventually succumbed to an ALL OUT with five minutes remaining in the match.

For the first time in the game, Bengal took the lead. Pune drew level once more, thanks to Mohit's critical raid points.

With three minutes remaining, the score was 32-32. In the process, Maninder Singh and Mohit Goyat earned their Super 10s.

But with two minutes remaining, Rohit clinched a 3-point Super Raid to shift the balance once again to Bengal's side. 

Sukesh Hedge followed that with another 3-point Super Raid for Bengal to reduce Pune to just 1 player on the mat.

The Warriors used that momentum to inflict a last-minute ALL OUT on Paltan and win the match by a 7-point margin.

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