Nitin beat a fighting Utkarsh Kale, the reigning national champion, 8-7 in the decider after the two teams were locked 3-3 following six matches.
Utkarsh, the favourite in the contest, did well to win the opening period 2-0. However, he could not counter Nitins attack in the final round to lose the crucial bout.
Down 2-3, Punjabs Koumba Selene Fanta Larroque of France showed great character under pressure to score a 4-0 victory over Zsanett Nemeth of Hungary in the 76-kg womens category to keep her side alive in the contest.
In the earlier match itself, UP Dangal were in sight of victory after taking a 3-1 lead. But Geno, the 2017 World Champion, dished out a spectacular performance against Azerbaijans Jamaladdin Magomedov in the 125-kg category to give Royals a new lease of life.
Captain Vinesh Phoghat entered the fray with a handy 2-1 lead in the tie. She showed great character to register a convincing 16-0 victory through technical superiority over Nirmala Devi in the 50-kg competition.
Punjab suffered another setback when an unfortunate injury saw Mausam Khatri retire mid-way and concede the bout against Vicky, even though he was leading 4-2 in the 92 kg category.
The Royals pulled it back in the next bout after Latvias Grigorjeva Anastasija beat the local favourite Geeta Phoghat in the 62-kg womens competition. The World championship bronze medalist was in a punishing mood right from the word go.
She sized Geeta up from the initial stages of the contest and took a 10-2 lead in the opening period.
After the breather, Geeta tried to attack but could not cause any major damage as Grigorjeva further built on her lead.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)