Pune beat Delhi in the first match of the Pune at the Chatrapti Shivaji Stadium, Pune just few moments ago. It was a good performance by Pune who did well in raids and also defense, gave the supporters something to smile.
Both teams with nothing to lose or gain played safely and earned a point alternately through raids. Jitesh joshi tackle needed referral, to earn a point and Pune led 4-2. Kashiling’s next raid resulted in super raid earning 3 points for Delhi to lead by 1 point. Wazir was tackled on his next raid earned Delhi surged ahead to 6 points. Next two raids from each side went empty.
In the do or die raid Rohit Chowdhary earned a touch point. Next do or die raid by Sanjay Kumar’s Cali. For touch point failed and Delhi moved ahead to 8 points. Kashiling in his next raid touched both the players and got Pune all out to take Delhi to a score of 12-4. Pune ranked 2 points after revival followed by a excellent tackle of Kashiling in his raid bridged the gap by 3 points. In the donor die raid Jitesh Joshi earned a touch point. Rohit Chowdhary of Dabang Delhi was also tackled successfully narrowing the gap only to 3 points. Wazir was tackled marvelously by Dadaso and Srikanth holding the ankle.
Next Sanjay Kumar was also super tackled but Pune requested for video review claiming Shrikant had crossed base line that was upheld and Delhi got 2 points to take Delhi to 16-9 lead. Then both teams earned a touch point in next 2 raids taking the score to 18-11 in favor of Delhi. With an empty raid from Pune the scored same at half time.
After resumption Pune recovered well to bridge the gap to 19-23 in first 10 minutes. Rohit was tackled to reduce the gap by one more point. In a do or die raid Jitesh Jpshi earned another point to reduce the gap to only to 2. Sanjay Kumar had empty raid and Shrikant was tackled holding the ankle Pune reaching 22. Sanjay Kumar earned 3 Points in next raid refereed by Delhi for decision leaving just one player in Pune. Kashiling and an empty raid,then a technical time out was taken. In the next raid Kahsiling surrendered and Delhi was all out taking Pune to 28-22 lead.
After revival Kashling and Rohit Chowdhary earned 2 points each bring back Pune in game taking the score to 27-29 in favour of Delhi. Kashiling was tackled in his next raid and Pune moved to 30 points and to 31 in next raid. Pune raider was tackled followed by a Pune’s player also tackled Jitesh Joshi in a buzzer raid earned another touch point to win the match 33-28.