Pro Kabaddi League: Gujarat Fortunegiants Thump Puneri Paltan, Bengal Warriors Stun Bengaluru Bulls
By virtue of this loss, Bengaluru suffered their third defeat of the season.
Gujarat's Sachin Tanwar pulled off two consecutive successful raids
Bengal Warriors beat Zone B leaders Bengaluru Bulls 44-37
Bengal Warriors clinched a decisive victory.
Gujarat Fortunegiants displayed a power-packed performance to defeat local favourites Puneri Paltan 45-20 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) clash on Thursday. It was a neck and neck battle until some successful tackles by the Gujarat defence put Pune under pressure. The Pune defence also gave away a couple of easy points. Gujarat's Sachin Tanwar pulled off two consecutive successful raids as Pune suffered an all-out. Gujarat maintained the upper hand and took a comfortable 20-11 lead into the break.
Gujarat continued to dominate in the second half and inflicted another all-out on Pune to clinch a comprehensive 45-20 victory.
In the other match of the day, Bengal Warriors staged a remarkable comeback to beat Zone B leaders Bengaluru Bulls 44-37 in a thrilling contest. By virtue of this loss, Bengaluru suffered their third defeat of the season.
In a contest of contrasting halves, Bengaluru dominated the first period and opened up a comfortable 19-12 lead by half-time.
But Bengal made a strong comeback to draw level at 21-21 early in the second half.
They then took a two-point lead before Bengaluru levelled at 23-23. But Bengal earned an all-out soon after to regain the lead.
The lead soon swelled to 10 points as Bengal started to dominate. Bengaluru tried hard to make a comeback with star raiders skipper Rohit Kumar and Pawan Kumar picking up several points.
But Bengal maintained their grip on the proceedings and clinched a decisive victory.
(With IANS inputs)