Jaipur: Riding the tremendous form of their star raiders Jasvir Singh and Maninder Singh hosts Pink Panthers overcame stiff resistance from lowly Puneri Paltan to post a 33-27 victory, continuing their winning streak.
Cheered by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, Pink Panthers put a up a grand show, after losing concentration in the middle, to post a thrilling victory.
They keep their position at the top intact with a tally of 53 points from 13 matches after having won 10, lost one and playing one draw.
The winners were leading 20-10 at the breather, but Puneri Paltan, who are languishing at the bottom of the table with only 16 points from 12 matches made a spirited come back. They shot to a 22-21 lead with 13 minutes remaining.
But Pink Panthers gained parity at 22-22 and, although the visitors fought tooth and nail for a while, decisive raids by Jasvir and Maninder helped the hosts clinch the tie.
Jasvir and Maninder kept on haunting Paltan as the hosts posted a 33-27 victory.
Maninder, who scored seven points, was declared Man-of-the -Match and also pocketed the best raider award. Paltan`s Jitesh Joshi was declared best defender.