In the first match of the day, Puneri Paltan defeated Patna Pirates while in the second it was former winners Jaipur Pink Panthers who beat hosts UP Yoddha. Though Pardeep Narwal scored 19 points but the defense failed to capitalise on his efforts. Paltan on the other side were in cruise control right from the beginnings. They led 22-8 after 14 minutes of play. Paltan led 25-13 at the end of the first half. Deepak Hooda scored two points for Paltan as they led 36-24 in the 30th minute. Narwal made a successful raid as Pirates trailed 20-30 in 22nd minute. In the second match Tushar Patil, Jasvir Singh scored three touch points each while Nitin Narwal scored 4.
UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar, Pankaj, Sulieman Kabir, Rajesh Narwal, Jeeva Kumar, Nitin Tomar, Rishank Devadiga, Hadi Tajik, Gurvinder Singh, Surendra Singh, Mahesh Goud, Santosh B.S, Ajvender Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sanoj Kumar, Gulveer Singh, Sunil, Sagar B. Krishna
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Ajit Singh, Santhapanaselvam, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh, Selvamani K., Jaemin Lee, Donggyu Kim, Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam, Somvir Shekhar, Pawan Kumar, Kamal Kishor, Tushar Patil, Vignesh B, Siddharth, Sunil Siddhgavali, Ravinder Kumar, Abhishek N., Rahul Choudhary
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