In Match 128 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5, the Puneri Paltans hosted Haryana Steelers. The two teams from Zone A have qualified for the playoffs but each would know their strength and weakness as they close in on the chance to fight for the coveted title. The Haryana Steelers managed to defeat the Puneri Paltans by a margin of four points as the defensive unit were at their very best to tie down the likes of Deepak Hooda and Rajesh Mondal. Here is an image of the two captains Surender Nada of Haryana and Deepak Hooda of Puneri Paltans during the toss.
Haryana raiders such as Dahiya and Vikas Kandola attacked the Paltan's defence with their pace which added vital points to the Haryana scoresheet. The Paltan's defence made silly errors which cost the team at times.
The Haryana defence were on point throughout the match as captain Surender Nada's tackles made the difference in the team. Hooda managed only 8 raid points in the match so far, his lowest.
As time went by, the Haryana Steeler's lead was intact throughout the match which provided the visitors a win in Pune. Puneri Paltans have lost another match in their hometown. Puneri Paltans will next host Jaipur Pink Panthers.