Pro Kabaddi League: Akash Shinde's Super 10 powers Puneri Paltan to massive victory over U. P. Yoddhas
Pune, November 5, 2022
The Puneri Paltan came out all guns blazing and registered a 40-31 victory over U. P. Yoddhas in the vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday.
Raider Akash Shinde was the star for the Pune side with 15 points in the match.
Both sides played out a neck and neck contest in the first few minutes of the match and were locked at 5-5. While Surender Gill picked up raid points for the U.P. Yoddhas, raider Akash Shinde led the charge for the Puneri Paltan.
However, Shinde picked up successive raid points and defenders Mohammad Nabibakhsh and Fazel Atrachali backed him up to help the Pune side inch ahead at 9-6 in the 11th minute. Mohit Goyat also joined the party as Puneri earned a massive lead at 12-7 in the 15th minute.
The Pune side kept raging on and ended the first half in the lead at 19-11.
The Yoddhas showed more urgency in the second half and they inflicted an all out to reduce the gap between the two sides at 18-21. However, Goyat pulled off a fantastic raid in the 25th minute to help his team keep moving forward.
Surender Gill carried out a multi-point raid, but Puneri Paltan still held the lead at 27-23 in the 30th minute. Moments later, Atrachali tackled Pardeep Narwal and helped his team inflict an all out and take a massive lead at 33-24.
The Puneri Paltan continued to be on fire for the rest of the match and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Award Winners of the Night:
Match 1: Patna Pirates vs U Mumba
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Sunil (Patna Pirates)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Sachin (Patna Pirates)
Moment of the Match - Sachin (Patna Pirates)
Match 2: Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Ankush (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Moment of the Match - Rahul Chaudhari (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Match 3: U.P. Yoddhas vs Puneri Paltan
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Akash Shinde (Puneri Paltan)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Fazel Atrachali (Puneri Paltan)
Moment of the Match - Fazel Atrachali (Puneri Paltan)
7:30 PM: Gujarat Giants vs Bengal Warriors
8:30 PM: Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans
9:30 PM: Haryana Steelers vs U.P. Yoddhas
Venue: Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune
All the matches can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar