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PKL 2022: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Bengaluru Bulls 49-29, Puneri Paltan beat Tamil Thalaivas 39-37 in thriller

Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 started on October 7 and after more than 2 months, the league has its two finalists, and coincidentally, it is the top two teams in the competition phase of the tournament that have qualified for the finals on Saturday, December 17.

Season 1 champions Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Bengaluru Bulls in a one-sided match to win 49-29 in the first semi-final on Thursday in Mumbai, followed by a thrilling second semi-final between Puneri Paltan and Tamil Thalaivas as Fazel Atrachali’s men won 39-37.

Jaipur Pink Panthers finished top of the league while Puneri Paltan finished second, sealing their places in the semi-finals.

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They qualified for the finals, with the Paltan reaching the summit meeting for the first time in franchise history, while the Pink Panthers will play in their third final.

In the first semi-final, Sahul Kumar emerged as the best player for the Panthers with 10 tackle points in the semi-final. In the second match, Pankaj Mohite grabbed 13 raid points in the absence of regular star Aslam Inamdar, while Narender Hoshiyar added nine points for his side and Ajinkya Pawar added five raid points, but they failed to save the Thalaivas.

The Thalaivas led the game at half time but Fazel’s side registered a brilliant comeback to claim a stunning victory and make it to their first ever final.

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Abhishek Bachchan’s team led from the first half themselves and they were head and shoulders above their opponents, the Bulls.

Ajith Kumar led the way for the Panthers as he scored 13 raid points while Shaul Kumar recorded 10 tackle points.

Reza Mirbagheri and Ankush also added five tackle points each, while Bharat was the lone warrior for the Bulls with his six raid points, but it wasn’t enough to help his side salvage a win.