Puneri Paltan edged Telugu Titans 53-50 in a closely fought Pro Kabaddi match at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Thursday.
Manjeet (12 points), Sushant Sail (11 points) and Sureejet Singh (7 tackle points) were the stars for the Pune side. The defeat meant Telugu Titans’ chances of making it to the playoffs fizzled out with UP Yoddha securing the final spot in the top six.Telugu Titans were the only team playing for a playoff berth but it was Pune who showed more grit in a dominant first-half performance. Titans’ star raider Siddharth Desai was successfully tackled by Manjeet in the very first minute and that set the tempo for Paltan as they picked raid points with ease. Both Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani — left and right corners respectively — were absent in the starting seven for a much-changed Titans side and the Pune raiders, particularly Sushant Sail, exploited the lack of experience in the defence and picked up points with ease.