We have performed direct numerical simulations of a transitional flow in a pipe for Rem=2250 when turbulence manifests in the form of fleshes (puffs). From experiments and simulations, Rem ≈ 2250 has been estimated as a threshold when the average speeds of upstream and downstream fronts of a puff are identical (Song et al. in J Fluid Mech 813:283–304, 2017, ). The flow regime upstream of its trailing edge and downstream of its leading edge is almost laminar. To collect the velocity data, at each time instance, we followed a turbulent puff by a three-dimensional moving window centered at the location of the maximum energy of the transverse (turbulent) motion. In the near-wall region, despite the low Reynolds number, the turbulence statistics, in particular, the distribution of turbulence intensities and Reynolds shear stress becomes similar to a fully-developed turbulent pipe flow.