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PKL 9: Naveen Kumar, Ashu Malik Lead Dabang Delhi to Win over Gujarat Giants


Last Updated: November 25, 2022, 21:57 IST

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PKL: Dabang Delhi and Gujarat Giants (IANS)

PKL: Dabang Delhi and Gujarat Giants (IANS)

Dabang Delhi defeated Gujarat Giants 50-47 in the Pro Kabaddi League

Dabang Delhi K.C. continued their great form as they defeated Gujarat Giants 50-47 in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Friday.

The Gujarat Giants put up a spirited fight in the final minutes of the match, but the Delhi players held their nerve and walked off the mat as winners of the match in the end.

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Sonu effected a Super Raid in the opening minutes of the match and helped the Giants inch ahead. Moments later, the Gujarat side inflicted an All-Out and took a massive lead at 10-3 in the 5th minute. However, Naveen Kumar and Ashu Malik picked up touchpoints and kept Delhi in the game at 8-11.

Soon after, Naveen effected another raid and reduced the Giants to just two members on the mat. The Delhi side kept raging on and inflicted an All-Out in the 12th minute, but the Giants still held the lead at 15-14.

Parteek Dhaiya pulled off a magnificent raid and helped the Gujarat side stay in the lead at 18-16. Dhaiya continued to showcase top form as the Giants kept forging ahead. However, Vijay Malik effected a raid and Sandeep Dhull tackled Parteek Dhaiya as the two sides went into half-time locked at 21-21.

Ashu Malik carried out a fabulous multi-point raid in the opening minutes of the second half as the Delhi side roared into the lead at 25-21. Moments later, the Dabang Delhi K.C. inflicted an All-Out to extend their lead further at 30-22 in the 23rd minute.

Ashu continued to pick up touchpoints as the Delhi side earned a massive lead at 35-23. Thereafter, the team from the capital city tackled Dhaiya to carry out another All-Out and attained a stronghold of the match at 41-29.

Gujarat’s Mahendra Rajput effected a Super Raid, catching out Amit Hooda, Vijay Malik and Vishal, but Delhi still held a comfortable lead at 46-38 in the 36th minute.

However, Dhaiya didn’t let the Giants lose hope as he picked up a multi-point raid and reduced the Delhi side to just one member on the mat.

Moments later, the Giants inflicted an All-Out and reduced the gap between the two sides considerably to 43-48.

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    However, it was too big a mountain to climb for the Giants as the Delhi side closed out a narrow victory.

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    first published:November 25, 2022, 21:57 IST
    last updated:November 25, 2022, 21:57 IST