Puneri Paltan ended their Ahmedabad led with a loss against the Jaipur Pink Panthers with a score of 33-24. Puneri Paltan held their nerve and composure in the match and even put up a fighting show on the mat.

The first half began with a Blitzkrieg, much in sync with a Tournament intensity with Nitin Tomar securing a bonus point for the Maharasthra side. But Deepak Hooda secured a raid point immediately for the panthers with his signature hand touch and is also in the process sent Paltan star raider Tomar to the bench.

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Paltan defense struggled to result in a high frequency of the successful raids for the Pink Panthers. The Panthers secured their first all out of the match in the 16th minute, and then restart was not too different for the Puneri Paltans after a raid by the Deepak Hooda sent both the Girish Ernak and the Subham out. The half ended with a healthy 6-point lead for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Anup Kumar, Coach for Puneri Paltan, said, “We had a good raiding side today. However, we lost today’s match only because of the defense, which was very weak. We will work on our shortcomings and come back stronger in the next game. There’s enough to introspect for now.”

Puneri Paltan to begin their Chennai leg with their first encounter against the home team Tamil Thalaivaas on the 18th of August 2019.

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