Puneri Paltan pipped UP Yoddha 34- 33 in a close encounter in the Pro Kabaddi League. UP Yoddha mounted a strong comeback in the last 10 minutes but just fell short by a point.
Deepak Hooda scored three super raids and ended with 16 points for PuneriPaltan. Sagar Krishna scored six tackle points for UP Yoddha and Rishank Devadiga contributed nine tackle points.
Hooda made a super raid in the fifth minute to give PuneriPaltan 5-2 lead. Rishank Devadiga responded with a super raid as UP Yoddha levelled it at 5-5 in the seventh minute.
Hooda scored with another super raid in the eighth minute to lead 9-5. Yoddhas were forced a super tackle in the 10th minute as they trailed 8-9.
The next few minutes of the first half was keenly contested with both teams level at 11-11 after 15 minutes.
Monu scored with a two-point raid as Paltans led 15-12 in the 18th minute. They then inflicted an all out in the next minute as they led 18-14 at the end of the first half.