Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers - As It Happened
News18.com | August 2, 2017, 9:02 PM IST
PREVIEW: The newcomers of PKL started with contrasting results, Haryana Steelers went down to U Mumba, losing 28-29 in a narrow defeat. While Gujarat Fortunegiants, on the other hand, will look to register another win after they trounced Dabang Delhi 26-20.
With the Iranian duo of Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mohajermighani in their defence, Gujarat possesses a chance to give a tough fight to Nada & co. For Haryana, their left and right corners are covered with Nada and Mohit Chhillar but their centre continues to be their weak link.
Aug 2, 2017 8:57 pm (IST)
No, they don't! Wow, we have our first tie of the tournament! Brilliant game by both the teams, and you have to say tie is probably a fair result. Great Kabaddi on display here!
Aug 2, 2017 8:57 pm (IST)
A do-or-die raid for Haryana Steelers, and they have taken a one point lead at the crucial time here.. They take a one-point lead only for Fortunegiants to come back and level things. Haryana has the final raid, will they go for a win?
Aug 2, 2017 8:55 pm (IST)
A timeout with 1 min and 45 seconds to go..1 point is the difference between the two teams at the moment, can the Fortunegiants turn this around?
Aug 2, 2017 8:52 pm (IST)
A do-or-die raid for the Fortunegiants, and they miss it by centimeteres. Vikas Khandola with a superb backhold. Steelers leading 26-25 with just above 2 minutes to go.
Aug 2, 2017 8:50 pm (IST)
Haryana Steelers have rushed to a 1-point lead, what a fine comeback it has been from them. Certainly the pep talk from the coach has worked! Its 25-24 in their favour for now.
Aug 2, 2017 8:49 pm (IST)
We are level at 24-24 as Haryana Steelers earn an all out! Superb Kabaddi from the team from North, they will be looking to carry on with the momentum as we approach the end of this game!
Haryana Steelers are all out here, this spells trouble for them. Fortunegiants get 4-points for that and they rush to a 7-point lead. They lead 20-13..
Aug 2, 2017 8:35 pm (IST)
Fortunegiants are stretching their lead a bit here, 16-12 in their favour with Haryana Steelers making some silly mistakes. They will need to recover fast here!
Aug 2, 2017 8:33 pm (IST)
This is turning out to be another nail biter, the scores are 13-12 at the moment in favour of Gujarat Fortunegiants!
Aug 2, 2017 8:29 pm (IST)
Surjit Singh with a do-or-die raid and he comes back with two points! Brilliant from Surjit who came on as a subsitute..and then they show some good defense to level things up. We are level at 11 points each!
Aug 2, 2017 8:22 pm (IST)
We have come at the end of the first half, and Gujarat Fortunegiants lead 11-8 at the interval. But this has been a close game so far, exciting second half coming up!
Aug 2, 2017 8:20 pm (IST)
We are coming towards the end of the first half, Fortunegiants have a two point lead at this stage. They are ahead by 10 points to 8.
Aug 2, 2017 8:18 pm (IST)
Haryana Steelers have levelled the proceedings with some brilliant and smart Kabaddi here..we are level at 8-8!
Aug 2, 2017 8:16 pm (IST)
👬 The Mohit-Surender partnership pull off a sensational tackle to dismiss Sachin! Can the duo guide @HaryanaSteelers to victory in #GUJvHAR?
Haryana Steelers with a superb Super Tackle, and the lead is again cut to just one point..From 7-4 up, Gujarat Fortunegiants are now 7-6 up..
Aug 2, 2017 8:10 pm (IST)
Haryana Steelers have cut down the lead here to just one point, its 5-4 in Gujarat's favour, but the Steelers are fighting their way back into this..
Aug 2, 2017 8:07 pm (IST)
Haryana finally open their scoring, but its still 4-1 in Gujarat's favour.. A rather slow start to this game..
Aug 2, 2017 8:03 pm (IST)
Fortunegiants open the scoring in some style here with a superb raid, they take a 3-0 lead!
Aug 2, 2017 8:01 pm (IST)
Both teams start with unsuccessful raids, scores level at 0-0 after the first couple of minutes.
Aug 2, 2017 7:57 pm (IST)
The players are on the mat, we are just minutes away from the start of what promises to be another exciting encounter!
Aug 2, 2017 7:48 pm (IST)
While, Gujarat Fortunegiants defeated Dabang Delhi in the opener to get their season off to a fantastic start, Haryana Steelers went down to U Mumba by 1 point in a thrilling encounter.
Aug 2, 2017 7:23 pm (IST)
Hello everyone, and welcome to our liveblog! It's day 5 of the Pro Kabaddi League as two new teams - Gujarat Fortunegiants take on the Haryana Steelers. This promises to be an intriguing encounter as both the teams are coming off contrasting debuts.