Jaipur: A spirited raid by Pravin Niwale just before half time helped Puneri Paltan beat Bengal Warriors and register their first victory of the Pro Kabaddi Season 2 at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
They now have eight points from five matches while Bengal Warriors have eight points from six matches. The match between the two teams which are the bottom of the table was almost inconsequential but it did produce thrills. Both the teams were neck and neck but a two minute surge just before the breather helped Puneri Paltan gain the momentum.
Niwale, who finished with seven points, gave Puneri Paltan a 13-9 lead and few moments later they forced an all out to make it 17-10 at the breather. In the second half too, Pune maintained their lead but a late surge through raids by Dinesh Kumar helped Bengal Warriors close in at 26-30 but time ran out for them and Puneri Paltan romped home 33-29 to post their first victory of the season.
Niwale top scored with seveb points while Surinder Singh (6) and Ravi Kumar (5) too had a good game. The Skipper Wazir Singh, who was the man of the match, bagged four points. For Bengal Warriors, Jan Kun Lee top scored with five points while skipper Dinesh Kumar (4) also did his bit.