Aslam Inamdar emerged as the star of the night 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.
The Steelers came back into the match as Joginder Narwal used his experience to register a Super Tackle. However, the Paltan maintained their rhythm and attained a massive lead at 13-3.
Joginder 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 Aslam 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. Fazel 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.
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