Pune, Bengaluru win in PKL (Lead)

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Pune : Puneri Paltan staged a superb comeback to beat Haryana Steelers 35-33 in a thrilling Pro Kabaddi League match here on Wednesday.

This was Pune's third successive victory over Haryana in this competition.

It was a contest of contrasting halves as Haryana dominated the opening period to open up a 15-point lead.

But Pune were a transformed unit after the break and overturned the gap to win an edge-of-the-seat thriller.

Both teams had a tentative start before Haryana rode a series of successful raids to gradually build up a formidable 22-8 lead by half-time.

Pune made a good comeback after the break to close the gap.

But Monu Goyat pulled off a 'super raid' to help Haryana maintain their dominance.

However, Pune continued to rack up the points with several successful raids and inflicted an all-out on Haryana to close the gap to 21-27.

Pune continued to chip away at Haryana's lead and earned a second all-out to take the lead at 31-29.

The final few minutes saw a tough battle but Pune held on to their slender lead to clinch victory.

The second match of the evening saw a close hard fought contest which saw Bengaluru Bulls beat Telugu Titans 34-26.

It was a neck-and-neck affair from start to finish.

With scores tied at 25-25 with a couple of minutes to go, Bengaluru earned an all-out which set up for a strong finish.

Published : Wednesday, November 28, 2018 23:30 [IST]
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