Bengal Warriors have got their first-ever win against Gujarat Fortunegiants by defeating them 28-26 in the dying moments of the match. Gujarat have now slumped to their fifth consecutive loss.
Bengal Warriors have notched up their first-ever win over Gujarat and in a thrilling manner as it went down to the very last raid of the match with Prapanjan avoiding a super tackle and getting a crucial touch point instead. Prapanjan was the best raider for Bengal as he won them eight points while Mohammad Nabibakhsh was their best defender with two tackle points in three attempts.
Incredible stuff from the Gujarat defence, that a brilliant comeback! Maninder Singh has been super tackled, initiated by Sunil Kumar and the scores are back level. Gujarat are taking it deep here, Bengal are also on the edge, they had this one almost in the bag!
Gujarat Fortunegiants 26-26 Bengal Warriors
Bengal Warriors lead Gujarat Fortunegiants 17-12 at half time. Gujarat's defence has been poor once again and Bengal Warriors have already inflicted an all-out on the home team. If Gujarat are to turn this around, they need Parvesh and Sunil to step up in the defence.
The score stands 17-12 in favour of @BengalWarriors at half-time but in #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7, things can change in a snap!— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 14, 2019
Watch the second-half action from #GUJvKOL on Star Sports and Hotstar to find out who gets ahead in this battle!#IsseToughKuchNahi
What a raid from Mohammad Nabibakhsh, brilliant show of power! Parvesh went for the super tackle but Nabibakhsh kept fighting and eventually got to the line before the whistle and that a solid lead for Bengal.
Gujarat Fortunegiants 11-15 Bengal Warriors
Mohammad Nabibakhsh with a brilliant raid, he targets Sunil in the left corner and Sunil steps out of the mat trying to save himself and concedes a point. Bengal in the lead now.
However, he goes for the next raid as well and gets super-tackled, started by Parvesh Bhainswal. He tried hard to get his hand across the line but good team effort from the Gujarat defence.
Gujarat Fortunegiants 10-9 Bengal Warriors
Prapanjan goes for a do-or-die raid for Bengal Warriors and gets a touch point off Ankit and that's absolutely brilliant from the raider. And with this, Prapanjan now has 250 touch points in PKL.
Next raid, Sonu goes for a do-or-die raid and gets Viraj Vishnu Langde out. Gujarat back in the lead.
Gujarat Fortunegiants 8-7 Bengal Warriors
Here is the starting line-up for Bengal Warriors as they take on Gujarat Fortunegiants: K Prapanjan, Viraj Vishnu Langde, Vijin Thangadurai, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Maninder Singh, Baldev Singh and Rinku Narwal.
Here is the starting line-up of Gujarat Fortunegiants as they take on Bengal Warriors: Sachin, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sonu, Rohit Gulia, Ankit and Sumit
Here is the big defensive battle as Gujarat Fortunegiants take on Bengal Warriors in their third match in Ahmedabad.
Raiders tonight: 😡😟😤😫😖😰😱— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 14, 2019
Scoring a raid point when you're facing Sunil or Baldev? #IsseToughKuchNahi!
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Gujarat will look to continue their dominance over Bengal Warriors while the latter will want to get a first-ever win against the hosts.
.@BengalWarriors fans, look away! 😩— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 14, 2019
Will the tables turn tonight in #GUJvKOL, or will @Fortunegiants roar towards a first home win of the season?
Find out LIVE from 8:30 PM on Star Sports and Hotstar! #VIVOProKabaddi #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/92Kwgi5Cot
Gujarat Fortunegiants face Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi. (Photo Credit: PKL)
For Gujarat, this is unprecedented as they have failed to notch up a win in their last five matches, including three in front of their home crowd. Their defence finally turned up with three super tackles but right at the end and it was the one raid from Prapanjan that lost them the match. Sonu was their best raider with six points while Sunil Kumar got a high 5 and earned six tackle points for Gujarat.
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