Pro Kabaddi 2017 Highlights: Gujarat Fortunegiants Beat Puneri Paltan 35-21
News18.com | August 22, 2017, 10:26 PM IST
PREVIEW: The stage is set for the top two Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Zone A sides — Gujarat Fortunegiants and Puneri Paltan — to showcase their dominance in the group when they face off at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. On a roll after registering their fourth win in five outings, Pune will take a lot of heart from their narrow 47-42 win over two-time defending champions Patna Pirates on Sunday when they face a formidable Gujarat side. It was once again the ever dependable all-rounder Sandeep Narwal, who single-handedly kept his team ahead of Patna while the likes of Rajesh Mondal and Deepak Hooda chipped in. Skipper Deepak Hooda will look for assistance from Sandeep and Rajesh in raiding as they aim to finish the Lucknow leg on a winning note. On the other hand, having won all their home leg matches in Ahmedabad, Gujarat are certainly a side brimming with confidence. With six wins from nine matches, Gujarat are comfortably placed atop Zone A.
Aug 22, 2017 9:02 pm (IST)
Gujarat continue with their run at the top as the final score reads 35-21. What an absolute brilliant show from Fazal at the right corner. Brilliant performance from the Gujarat boys. Next up is UP Yoddha against Bengal Warriors. We will be back soon.
Aug 22, 2017 9:01 pm (IST)
2 points for Pawan. Brilliant job here as Gujarat take the scoreline to 30-20. Gujarat have been very dominant right through. Now they make it 33-21 as Girish Maruti has an unsuccessful raid. Less than a minute to go for the game. The score reads 35-21 now with Monu having an unsuccessful raid here.
Aug 22, 2017 8:58 pm (IST)
Empty raid for Sukesh Hegde and now the score reads 27-18. Collective team effort their as the score reads 27-20 with Pune look for a win. But Gujarat are holding it tight here as Deepak Hooda has an unsuccessful raid. 2 minutes to go for the game to end.
Aug 22, 2017 8:58 pm (IST)
Gujarat are back into the game here with another point as More GB is unsuccessful in his raid. The scoreline reads 26-18 as the game is less than 4 minutes away from closure. Gujarat have been clinical in their approach tonight
Aug 22, 2017 8:56 pm (IST)
More GB gets a bonus point as Pune get that reviewed. That was smart and the score reads 24-17. Now that is 24-18 as Pune are making a late raid here as the momentum is looking to go big at the end. More GB raids unsuccessfully and the score reads 25-18 with less than 5 minutes to go for the game
Aug 22, 2017 8:52 pm (IST)
Brilliant work from Deepak Hooda as he scores a point and a successful raid as the score reads 23-15. Less than 7 minutes to go for the game. Unsuccessful raid for Pawan as the score now reads 23-16 in favour of Gujarat. But Gujarat make a comeback here and the score reads 24-16 as Deepak Hooda raids unsuccessfully.
Aug 22, 2017 8:47 pm (IST)
3 back to back empty raids here with Sukesh Hegde, Monu and Sachin having empty raids. A successful raid from Monu and Pawan returns one as the score reads 23-13. Deepak raids successfully as the score reads 23-14
Aug 22, 2017 8:46 pm (IST)
Sachin raids successfully and the score reads 21-12. Gujarat are clearly on the ascend here as 10 minutes are left in the game. An unsuccessful raid from More GB makes the score reads 22-12. Less than 10 minutes to go
Aug 22, 2017 8:45 pm (IST)
Pune have started well after the time out as they pick a point and the score reads 19-12 with 11 minutes to go in the game. Pune have done much better in the second half. Pawan has an unsuccessful raid. Girish Maruti gets a green card. But Gujarat are back in the game as Deepak Hooda fails in his raid. Gujarat in the lead with the score reading 20-12
Aug 22, 2017 8:42 pm (IST)
Sukesh Hegde has been the best raider as he has 4 points as the referee calls for a short time out. More GB's empty raid has been the last move before the umpires decided to take a time out.
Aug 22, 2017 8:39 pm (IST)
Pune have made it 11-18 as there is suddenly a spring in the step for Pune. Deepak Hooda raids successfully. Must get more aggressive here as 13 minutes are left in the game here. Brilliant work from the Gujarat boys as the score reads 19-11 with Sandeep Narwal having a failed raid.
Aug 22, 2017 8:37 pm (IST)
A do-or-die raid and a point for Gujarat as Pune fail to make it count. Unsuccessful raid from GB More. Now Sachin has an unsuccessful raid as the score reads 18-10 with 14 minutes to go for the game
Aug 22, 2017 8:35 pm (IST)
Gujarat have looked very vibrant here and the spark is making all the difference when it comes to Pune. Deepak Hooda has an empty raid and that is followed by Sachin who has an empty raid and now Rohit Kumar has an empty raid. The scoreline reads 17-9 with 15 minutes to go here for the match to end
Aug 22, 2017 8:33 pm (IST)
Pune now make it 16-9. This is quality stuff here as the Pune boys have come out with a plan on mind. Rohit Kumar raids successfully. But the Gujarat boys are back as they score their first point of the half as Rohit Gulia raids well. Score reads 17-9
Aug 22, 2017 8:31 pm (IST)
Pune have started well in the second half as they get a point to start here. Lovely show here from More GB. A score of 16-8 here as 19 minutes are there for Pune to get back in the game.
Aug 22, 2017 8:25 pm (IST)
End of the first half and Gujarat hold the lead with Fazel having 4 tackle points. Gujarat in control with a score of 16-7. Pune need to get back on their toes in the second half and score quickly to get the pressure back on Gujarat.
Aug 22, 2017 8:24 pm (IST)
Pune finally get a point here as the first half gets towards the end. Unsuccessful raid from Sachin as the Pune boys were on their toes here. And they back it up with another point as More GB has a successful raid. The score reads 16-7 in favour of Gujarat as the first half comes towards a close.
Aug 22, 2017 8:21 pm (IST)
Great application from the Gujarat boys as the score reads 16-5 in favour of them. Rohit Kumar has an unsuccessful raid. Looks like Gujarat have this one in their bag. 3 minutes to go as Gujarat are clearly on top here.
Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm (IST)
Deepak Hooda and Sukesh Hegde have both had empty raids. Less than 5 minutes to go in the first half as the score reads 14-5. 8 points scored by Gujarat in the last 5 minutes while Pune have failed to score any
Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm (IST)
Successful raid from Sachin and the score reads 10-5 as Rajesh Mondal comes in as substitute. Gujarat are racing away here as the score reads 14-5 as Sukesh Hegde raids successfully.
Aug 22, 2017 8:16 pm (IST)
Rohit Gulia has done it again and the score reads 8-5 as the Gujarat boys are on a roll here and are taking the half by storm. The score now goes to 9-5 as Deepak Hooda has an unsuccessful raid
Aug 22, 2017 8:15 pm (IST)
Time out called here with 8 minutes to go in the half and a warning from the referee. Sukesh Hegde gets a green card as the score reads 7-5
Aug 22, 2017 8:15 pm (IST)
Another unsuccessful raid here from Pune as Gujarat now make it 7-5. Less than 10 minutes left now in this half. The Pune players need to make this count here and fast.
Aug 22, 2017 8:14 pm (IST)
Pune have drawn level here as there is an unsuccessful raid here from Sachin. And now Deepak Hooda has an empty raid. But Gujarat have again made it 6-5 as Sukesh Hegde raids well here
Aug 22, 2017 8:12 pm (IST)
Empty raid for Rohit Gulia as Ravi Kumar comes in for Rajesh Mondal. Another empty raid here from Sandeep Narwal. The score reads 5-4 in favour of Gujarat
Aug 22, 2017 8:09 pm (IST)
Empty raid from Sachin here as the score still reads 5-2 here and Pune will be looking to make this count here. And the first super raid from Deepak Hooda, gets three points here, but Gujarat review that and that is 2 points for Pune and that makes it 5-4
Aug 22, 2017 8:07 pm (IST)
Gujarat have scored another two point here. Good escape here and the points picked up. Three point lead here for Gujarat as the score reads 5-2
Aug 22, 2017 8:06 pm (IST)
Shocking raid from Sachin Gulia here as he slips and falls. The score reads 2-2
Aug 22, 2017 8:05 pm (IST)
A defensive point for Pune. That brings them right back into the game. The score reads 2-1 in favour of Gujarat. Sachin has an unsuccessful raid here
Aug 22, 2017 8:04 pm (IST)
Gujarat have opened their account with a bonus point. The onus will be on Gujarat to now make a comeback and take the attack to the Pune team. Gujarat's Iranian Fazal Atrachali successfully tackles Deepak Hooda 2-0