Puneri Paltan makes a roaring comeback, demolishes Patna Pirates


Patna, 5th August 2019: Puneri Paltan began the Patna leg with a smashing win against Patna Pirates. The team put in an extremely strong performance to register their first victory of the season.

This is the 2nd victory for the team against Patna Pirates in PKL history. Puneri Paltan made a strong start which gave them a colossal lead against Patna. The defence scored a total of 17 tackle points in 26 tackles. They had a team tackle score of 65. Pune showed their defensive prowess led by Girish Ernak who scored 4 tackle points in 5 tackles. He was well supported by their Captain Surjeet Singh who scored 3 tackle points in 3 tackles. Raider Manjeet also scored 3 tackle points from 4 tackles in the match. 

The team as a whole got Pardeep out a total of 8 times in the match. He scored 6 raid points in 13 raids. However, he did not get any support from other raiders, Jang Kun Lee and Mohammad Esmaeil both were scoreless in raiding. Patna’s defence also struggled to get it going for Patna Pirates. Out of the 26 tackles they attempted, 15 were unsuccessful tackles. 

Amit Kumar played an important role in both raiding and defending scoring a total of 9 points. He scored 5 raid points in 8 raids. Amit Kumar also had 4 tackle points in 6 tackles. He was perfect for the day in defence. Pankaj Mohite put in an electrifying performance against Patna with a 100% raid success rate. He scored 8 points in 8 raids. 

In their next match on 5th Aug, Puneri Paltan to take on Gujarat Fortunegiants, fans can catch all the action on Star Sports Network and Hotstar. 


·      Puneri Paltan thump Patna Pirates 41-20  to register its first victory of Season 7



Post-match Presentations:

  • VIVO PERFECT RAIDER OF THE MATCH
    • RAHUL CHAUDHARI (JERSEY NO. 3) – TAMIL THALAIVAS
    • PANKAJ MOHITE (JERSEY NO. 15) – PUNERI PALTAN

  • TATA MOTORS ACE DEFENDER OF THE MATCH
    • MANJEET CHHILLAR (JERSEY NO. 5) – TAMIL THALAIVAS 
    • GIRISH ERNAK (JERSEY NO. 8) – PUNERI PALTAN

  • DREAM11 GAME CHANGER OF THE MATCH
    • RAHUL CHAUDHARI (JERSEY NO. 3) – TAMIL THALAIVAS
    • PANKAJ MOHITE (JERSEY NO. 15) – PUNERI PALTAN

  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH
    • RAHUL CHAUDHARI (JERSEY NO. 3) – TAMIL THALAIVAS
    • SANKET SAWANT (JERSEY NO. 29) – PUNERI PALTAN

Team Standings

RANK
TEAM
MATCHES PLAYED
WON
LOST
DRAW
SCORE DIFFERENCE
POINTS
1
JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS
4
4
0
0
50
20
2
U MUMBA
6
3
3
0
1
17
3
DABANG DELHI KC
4
3
1
0
17
16
4
GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS
4
3
1
0
36
15
5
BENGALURU BULLS
4
3
1
0
-11
15
6
BENGAL WARRIORS
4
2
2
0
48
12
7
TAMIL THALAIVAS
4
2
2
0
18
12
8
PATNA PIRATES
5
2
3
0
-23
11
9
UP YODDHA
4
1
2
1
-52
8
10
HARYANA STEELERS
4
1
3
0
-33
6
11
PUNERI PALTAN
4
1
3
0
-19
5
12
TELUGU TITANS
5
0
4
1
-32
5


Surjeet taking on Pardeep in the clash of the captains
 Surjeet taking on Pardeep in the clash of the captains

Pankaj Mohite giving an exceptional performance
 Pankaj Mohite giving an exceptional performance

Puneri Paltan showcasing their steely defence

Puneri Paltan showcasing their steely defence


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