Puneri Paltan thrashed U Mumba 43-24 in Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5. Deepak Hooda was the star of the night as he scored 15 raid points for Puneri Paltan. Girish Ernak was rock solid in defence and scored eight tackle points. U Mumba’s defence let them down and scored just six points. U Mumba made a solid start and led 4-1 after three minutes. Rajesh Mondal scored a raid point as Puneri Paltan trailed 2-4 after five minutes.
U Mumba led 7-5 after 10 minutes and were looking the better team. Hooda got Puneri Paltan back in the game as he scored two raid points in two minutes as Puneri Paltan led 10-8 in the 14th minute. Puneri Paltan inflicted an all out in the 15th minute to lead 14-9. Hooda scored with a two-point raid in the 18th minute as Puneri Paltan led 19-11 at the end of the first half.
Puneri Paltan began the second half in style as they inflicted an all out in the 21st minute to lead 25-11. U Mumba were struggling to come back as they trailed 16-28 after 25 minutes. Rajesh Mondal scored a raid point in the 30th minute to give Puneri Paltan 33-17 lead.
Hooda scored a raid point in the 34th minute as Puneri Paltan inflicted a third all out to lead 39-20. Darshan Kadian scored with a two-point raid in the 35th minute as U Mumba trailed 22-40. Puneri Paltan were relentless in the second half as they completely routed U Mumba 43-24 in the end.