Aslam Inamdar's superb performance powers Puneri Paltan to massive victory over Haryana Steelers
Hyderabad, November 19, 2022
Puneri Paltan continued their excellent form in the vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 as they defeated Haryana Steelers 41-28 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.
Aslam Inamdar emerged as the star for the Pune side with 10 points on the night.
Inamdar started the match with a bonus point before Fazel Atrachali carried out a brilliant tackle on Steelers' raider Manjeet to help his team take the lead. Haryana came back into the match as Joginder Narwal used his experience to register a super tackle. However, Paltan maintained their rhythm and attained a massive lead at 13-3.
Narwal tried to repeat his heroics but this time Mohit made his move early to grab the player and helped his team stay in the lead. Haryana saw a ray of hope when Meetu effected a brilliant raid, but Puneri Paltan carried out a super tackle and Inamdar sent Manjeet out of the mat as the Pune side sat comfortably at 20-10 at the end of the first half.
The Steelers tried to make a comeback in the second half, but the Paltan defense continued to stand tall. Raider Meetu lunged forward in the opposition's half to grab a point, but he was tackled by Sanket Sawant. Atrachali, then, used his experience to tackle Manjeet as the Pune side inflicted an all out to attain a stronghold of the match at 31-17.
Vinay picked up a super raid late in the game, but the Steelers were too far behind Puneri's score. The side from Pune kept raging on and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.