PKL: Gujarat Fortunegiants beats Patna Pirates

Gujarat Fortunegiants on Sunday produced a terrific defensive performance as it beat Patna Pirates 33-29 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) encounter.

Action during a Pro Kabaddi League match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates in Jaipur on Sunday.   -  Rohit Jain Paras

Gujarat Fortunegiants on Sunday produced a terrific defensive performance as it beat Patna Pirates 33-29 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) encounter.

Iranian duo — Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani — combined to score nine points as it kept Pardeep Narwal quiet for long stretches of the match.

It was a rare off night for Narwal, who achieved the 500-point mark in Pro Kabaddi League but managed just four points on the night. Gujarat Fortunegiants scored 15 tackle points on the night to quell Patna’s famous attacking threat.

GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS VS PATNA PIRATES MATCH CENTRE

Gujarat Fortunegiants is top of the table in Zone A with 77 points from 20 matches. Patna Pirates has 67 points from 20 matches and is second in Zone B table.

Gujarat’s defence was in solid form as it contained the Patna raiders in the first half. Narwal got just one bonus point in first 15 minutes. Monu Goyat was also kept quiet by the Gujarat defence as he could manage just two points for Patna Pirates.

Gujarat Fortunegiants inflicted an all out in the 12th minute to lead 13-8. Gujarat extended its lead to 16-8 in the 14th minute.

Goyat got a raid point for Patna Pirates in the 16th minute as it trailed 10-16. Gujarat Fortunegiants’ defence dominated Patna’s raiders in the first half as it scored nine tackle points to lead 18-12 at the end of the first half.

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In another match, Puneri Paltan beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-30.