Deepak Punia won 3–0 on points to clinch his maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
It was a match between wrestlers from arch-rivals India and Pakistan, but it did not live up to the hype as Punia imposed herself early on her opponent and did not give him many chances.
Scoring chances were few as the Pakistani wrestler was completely defensive and his movements were also a bit restricted. He had tied his left leg on the knee and wanted to keep it away from any attack.
Deepak took the lead in the first period itself and brought Malik just outside the bout zone. The Pakistani wrestler was also awarded a one point penalty for inaction, giving Punia a 2–0 lead at the end of the first period.
Punia tried to put some life into the bout in the end period as he tried some tactics but the Pakistani wrestler kept his nerves and defended well. In the second period, Punia claimed another point as the match ended.
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