Bengaluru Bulls played exceedingly well to defeat Puneri Paltan 24-20 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at Sonepat on Sunday. Kuldeep Singh marshalled the Bengaluru Bulls defence as they scored 15 tackle points and controlled Pune raiders. It was a battle of defences and Bengaluru Bulls came out on top to record a victory at the Inter Zone Challenge Week.
Bengaluru Bulls are now fourth in Zone B with 29 points from 13 matches. Puneri Paltan are also in the fourth spot in Zone A with 32 points from nine matches.Bengaluru Bulls struggled to get into the game early in the first half as they trailed 0-4. In the seventh minute they forced a super tackle and Ajay Kumar scored the first raid point as they trailed 3-4.
Puneri Paltan scored their fourth tackle point of the night as they led 5-4 after 11 minutes. Bengaluru Bulls led 7-5 in the 15th minute but Puneri Paltan forced a super tackle to level the match.Umesh scored with a do-or-die raid in the 17th minute as Puneri Paltan led 8-7.
Both teams defence did most of the scoring as raiders struggled to get points.Puneri Paltan went into the break leading 10-8.In the fist five minutes of the second half it was the defence of both the teams that did bulk of the scoring.Bengaluru Bulls trailed 10-11 after 25 minutes.
Both the teams were tied at 12-12 after 28 minutes. Rohit Kumar scored just the fourth raid point for Bengaluru Bulls as they led 14-12.
Bengaluru Bulls inflicted the first all out of the match as they led 17-13 in the 30th minute.Deepak Niwas Hooda scored two raid points in two minutes as Puneri Paltan trailed 15-20 after 35 minutes.
Kuldeep Singh attained a high five for Bengaluru Bulls as they led 23-16 after 38 minutes.Puneri Paltan scored a couple of raid points in the last two minutes but it wasnâ€™t enough as Bengaluru Bulls won 24-20.
With PTI inputs