The winners leading 19-13 at half time, finally maintained their winning margin. The teams exchanged positions on the league table, with the Panthers going up to sixth with 13 points above their rivals who have 10 to their credit.
Both the teams made drastic changes in their line ups with Pune handing over the mantle of captaincy to Pravin Niwale in the absence of Wazir Singh.

The second half saw Panthers keeping abreast with Rajesh scoring a brace to end with eight valuable points inclusive of two catching points. Jasvir also kept his momentum going to increase his tally to seven in 12 raids.
Sonu Narwal ended with seven in a dozen raids with his intelligently taken bonus points and effective high kicks. For Pune, Pravin kept the flag flying but he didn't have much support although Sanjay Kumar and substitute Mahipal Narwal got two and three points respectively.
In the end the fall of Pravin with a couple of minutes after getting Jasvir but falling to a super tackle by Rajesh, Pune's hopes vanished in thin air.


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