Puneri Paltan finished third in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 3 by defeating Bengal Warriors at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on Saturday.
Puneri Paltan won by a lead of 4 points (31-27) against Bengal Warriors. They laid the foundation of the win in the first half with a (15-8) 7 points lead and carried the same form in the second half to emerge winners.
Puneri Paltan’s Deepak Nivas Hooda and captain Manjeet Chhillar came good against the rivals. Deepak got the ‘best raider of the match’, ‘player of the match’ and ‘top player of the winning team’ award by scoring 9 points including one tackle point and 8 raid points.
Manjeet Chhillar won the Inspiring defender of the match award. He scored 6 points including one raid point and 5 tackle points with one outstanding super tackle. Ajay Thakur’s raids failed three times as he scored just 4 raid points from his 11 raids.
Bengal Warriors fought on gamely without their star raider Nitin Tomar and Mahesh Goud. Jang Kung Lee and skipper Nilesh Shinde raised their game for the big match. Jang Kung Lee was the top scorer for the unlucky Warriors. He bagged 9 points including one tackle point and 8 raid points with 2 bonus points and super raids.
Mahendra Ganesh Rajput came up with some successful raids for Bengal Warriors as he bagged 5 raid points with 2 bonus points. Warriors finished on fourth spot.