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ProKabaddi: Panthers on the prowl again

Ease past Paltan to notch up their fifth win, move to third in the table

Team effort enabled Jaipur Pink Panthers register its fifth win and earn five points against Puneri Paltan in the ProKabaddi League at the Eka Arena by TransStadia here on Thursday.

Skipper and playmaker Deepak Niwas Hooda came up with another superb show, tagging opponents with ease, while his teammates Nitin Rawal, Vishal and Nikesh Salunkhe chipped in as Panthers posted a 33-25 victory. The champion of the inaugural season led 17-11 at half-time and dominated the second half.

The contest began with Nitin Tomar winning a bonus point stepping deep into rival territory, but soon Deepak tagged Tomar in his first raid. With Rawal making successful raids and Vishal tackling well, Panthers was on top of its game.

Twice all out

The Pune side was all out twice by the early part of the second half. It was substitute Pankaj Mohite’s smart ways of winning touch and bonus points and Manjeet’s raids that saw Paltan put up a semblance of a fight.

Panthers took a 10-point lead as Deepak delivered another Super 10.

The Jaipur side moved to the third spot with 25 points from six matches. Paltan’s woes continued as it suffered its fifth reverse in seven outings.

The result: Jaipur Pink Panthers bt Puneri Paltan 33-25.

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