The costliest buy of the PWL, Herhel failed to live up to her top billing, going down to Punjab Royals captain and icon player Geeta 6-8 in Women's 58kg.
Geeta showed some excellent skills and solid defense to concede only a slight 1-2 advantage to Herhel at the end of round one. Second round was a hard-fought battle,where Geeta stunned Herhel by bagging four points to lead 5-2 at one stage before the 21-year-old of Ukraine earned four points on the trot to go 6-5 up.

But in the last few seconds of the bout, Geeta managed to overpower her higher-ranked rival, earning two more points in her favor to wrap it up in style. With this bout, Punjab took a 3-1 lead. Mausam Khatri then capped off a comprehensive victory for Punjab Royals as he outplayed Haryana Hammers' Yuri Maier 12-1 by technical superiority.

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