PKL 2018: Fortunegiants thrashes Pirates, Delhi earns first-ever win over Titans

Sachin and Prapanjan contributed nine raid points each to lead Gujarat Fortunegiants to victory over Patna Pirates in the PKL.

Prapanjan contributed nine raid points in Fortunegiants' win over Patna Pirates. (FILE IMAGE)   -  VIJAY SONEJI

Gujarat Fortunegiants registered a resounding 45-27 win over Patna Pirates in a Pro Kabaddi Season 6 match to become the second team to qualify for the play-offs.

Parvesh Bhainswal produced a superb defensive show as he scored eight tackle points. Sachin and Prapanjan contributed nine raid points each to lead their team to victory.

AS IT HAPPENED

For Pardeep Narwal, it was a day to forget as he scored just one tackle point and that cost the defending champion Patna Pirates dear.

Gujarat made a strong start as it kept Pardeep Narwal quiet for the first five minutes and Sachin picked up a couple of raid points.

After five minutes Gujarat led 7-2 and was threatening to run away with the match. A super tackle in the next minute gave Patna Pirates a lifeline as it trailed 4-7.

Gujarat inflicted an all out in eighth minute to open an eight-point lead of 13-5. It took Pardeep Narwal 10 minutes to open his account as Gujarat’s defence had an excellent first half.

Another tackle point in the 20th minute gave Gujarat 20-12 lead at the end of the first half.

Gujarat further asserted its dominance as it inflicted another all out to lead 26-13 in the 23rd minute. Pirates raiders just couldn’t deal with the strong Gujarat defence and struggled to get raid points.

Manjeet scored with a raid point in the 32nd minute as Pirates trailed 18-32.

It just was not Pirates’ night as its raiders could not get going. Its defence performed decently but it was never going to be enough.

Gujarat inflicted another all out in the last five minutes to register a resounding victory.

Titans' Rahul Chaudhari evades a challenge against Dabnag Delhi. - www.prokabaddi.com

 

Dabang Delhi beats Telugu Titans

Meraj Sheykh and Vishal Mane starred in offence and defence respectively and helped Dabang Delhi K.C. beat Telugu Titans by a scoreline of 34-29 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.

With this win, Dabang Delhi K.C. moved to third spot in the Zone A standings, three points clear of Puneri Paltan with two games in hand.