PKL 2018 Highlights: Gujarat downs Delhi, U.P and Bengal share points

Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Dabang Delhi 45-38, while U.P Yoddha and Bengal Warriors played out a thrilling 30-30 draw.

Bengal Warriors defence in action against Patna Pirates.   -  PKL

U.P. Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors

Second-half

30-30 Surjeet almost won Bengal the match with the final raid of the match, as he gets a reverse toe-touch on Sachin Kumar on left, but UP goes for a review and reverse the decision as the Bengal seems to have missed the point by a whisker! What a dramatic end to a fiercely-contested match!

30-30 Jang Kun Lee slips on his way out and his leg crosses the lobby boundary. Surjeet is livid at his teammate.

29-30 A superb thigh hold by Adarsh, who brings down Rishank Devadiga and Baldev runs in from the right for his teammate's help.

29-29 Jang Kun Lee pinches a bonus point to restore the parity yet again.

29-28 Maninder manages to reach the half line, but Nitesh pushes the raider's hands away before the fingers crosses the line.

28-28 Surjeet dashes out from the right as Rishank pushes him away easily and also gets a touch on Shrikant Tewthia on his way out. The raider also reaches his Super Ten with the raid.

26-28 Rishank gets a bonus and takes out Jang Kun Lee, but Maninder takes the remaining two on his raid and inflicts the allout on UP.

24-24 Rishank gets a bonus while Maninder gets his 12th raid point.

23-23 Maninder gets his Super Ten with a Super Raid to level the scores yet again.

23-20 Rishank eyes Surjeet on the right cover and comes back with an empty raid.

23-19 Maninder gets a point for Bengal as he takes out Sachin Kumar on the right corner.

22-18 Azad gets his fourth raid point in as many attempts.

21-17 Narender finally gets Maninder as UP gets the first all out in a closely-contested match.

17-16 Rakesh Narwal is gifted an extra point as Nitesh Kumar steps out of the court on the left corner.

17-14 Sachin Kumar takes out Surjeet as Rakesh Narwal is the last man left in Bengal's court.

16-14 Nitesh Kumar gets his fourth tackle point of the match, with a successful hold on Jang Kun Lee.

15-14 Azad breaks the deadlock for UP after Mahesh Goud goes after the raider with a weak ankle hold.

14-13 Azad gives the host the lead after he gets Shrikant Tewthia and Vijin Thangadurai.

11-13 Maninder gets Narender for the fourth time of the match to get the first point of the second half.

First-half

11-12 Surjeet gets Rishank with a double-ankle hold to end the first-half with a small advantage for the visitor.

11-11 Jang Kun Lee tries to go over the left chain and Sachin pins the raider to the mat.

10-11 Shrikant Tewthia's superb tackle on Shrikant Jadhav gives Bengal a slender lead.

10-10 Jang Kun Lee plays smart and attacks the left cover as he manages to get a toe touch on Rishank Devadiga.

10-8 Maninder is out after Nitesh tackles him successfully.

9-8 Adarsh does well on  the left cover to put Rishank out of the court in a Do-or-Die raid.

8-8 Maninder takes out Narender for the third time in a row in the match.

8-7 Shrikant Jadhav gets two points with his latest raid.

6-6 Shrikant Tewthia puts Rishank in a powerful ankle hold while his teammates come to his rescue and take the star raider out.

6-4 Rishank takes out Jang Kun Lee with a running-hand touch to put the host back in the lead.

4-4 Mahesh Goud tackles Shrikant Jadhav with a double ankle hold to level things for Bengal.

4-3 Maninder gets a point by taking out Narender on the right cover.

4-2 Rishank takes two Bengal players with his latest raid.

2-2 Shrikant Jadhav takes out Mahesh Goud in the centre to restore the parity for UP.

1-1 Rishank takes out Shrikant Tewthia with a simple tap on the right cover's shoulder on his way back.

0-1 Jang Kun Lee comes back with the first point of the match after he takes out Jeeva Kumar.

Line-Ups

U.P. Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav, Narender, Jeeva Kumar, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Rishank Devadiga, Nitesh Kumar, Sachin Kumar

Subs: Amit, Azad Singh, Bhanu Paratap Tomar, Sagar Krishna, Ranidu Chamara.

Bengal Warriors: Mahesh Goud, Surjeet Singh, Vijin Thangadurai, Jang Kun Lee, Maninder Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Adarsh T

Subs: Amit Kumar, Amit Nagar, Baldev Singh, Rakesh Narwal, Ziaur Rahman

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Matches – 4 | UP Yoddha - 0 | Bengal Warriors – 2 | Tie - 2

  • UP Yoddha and Bengal Warriors have played 4 times in PKL with Yoddha yet to win a game against the Warriors.
  • 2 out of 4 matches have ended in a tie including their first meeting of PKL 6 which finished 40-40.
  • Prashanth Kumar Rai (13 raid points) and Maninder Singh (16 raid points) both had Super 10s in this match.
  • Rishank Devadiga fell 1 raid point short of a Super 10 while Jang Kun Lee had 7 raid points for Bengal.
  • Surjeet Singh scored a High 5 (6 tackle points) and was the best defender in the game.
  • This will be the second meeting between these two teams in PKL 6.
  • UP Yoddha PKL 6: 3 wins, 5 losses, 1 tie. Lost last match against Bengaluru Bulls by 6 points.
  • UP has lost both its home games so far.
  • Bengal Warriors PKL 6: 3 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie. Lost last match to Patna Pirates by 2 points.

Second-half

38-45 The match ends with two more empty raids as Gujarat takes home its fifth win in a row. Both the defences have been pretty ordinary with the raiders taking the initiative to bail their teams out of trouble, but the racing start helps Gujarat at the end.

38-45 A couple of empty raids from both teams with the clock winding down.

37-44 Parvesh Bhainswal gets the first high five of the match as he takes out Naveen.

37-43 Delhi on the verge of a third all out of the match, but Sachin Vittala gets a super tackle on Pawan Kadian.

36-41 Pawan and Chandran Ranjith raid successfully to pull back points for Gujarat. 21 unsuccessful tackles for Gujarat in this match, which is its worst defensive performance in this  edition of PKL.

32-40 Super ten for Dong Geon Lee! The Korean has been intelligent with his toe touches and nicking bonus points every time there was a chance.

32-39 Ruturaj gives away another point with a weak tackle on Pawan, while Joginder commits an unforced error when he steps out of the lobby.

31-38 Its a super ten for Chandran Ranjith and Pawan is successful on his third raid. Defensive mistakes have cost Delhi  dearly despite its raiders doing their job.

30-38 Second all out of the night for Delhi as Pawan Kadian raids successful.

26-36 Naveen takes out Sunil Kumar and reduces Gujarat down to two men.

24-36 Delhi fails to capitalise on Gujarat's lesser defending numbers with back-to-back empty raids.

24-34 Lee gets an ankle touch on Ravinder Pahal and a bonus point.

23-32 Naveen is out after he oversteps the lobby boundary after getting two Gujarat defenders.

22-30 Lee touches the bonus point despite slipping on one occasion.

20-29 Chandran Ranjith gets two points with a leap over Ruturaj.

18-29 Lee touches the bonus but Vishal makes a desperate dash at him on the right cover but fails to take the Korean out.

First-half

18-27 Sachin's weak waist tackle is shaken off by Chandran Ranjith as the final point before half-time goes to Delhi. Rohit Gulia has been the star of the first half with seven raid points from six raids, while Naveen Kumar and Chandran Ranjith have tried to inject some momentum for Delhi with 5 raid points apiece.

17-27 Yogesh Hooda gives Gujarat its first all out points of the match as he is unable to get out of the central area, but gets a bonus point. 

16-23 Bhainswal tackles Naveen for the first time in the match.

16-21 Sachin targets the left cover and reduces the difference to three points.

16-20 Lee asks for a super raid, but the referee awards two points for Gujarat.

15-18 Chandran Ranjith gets Ruturaj for the second time and Joginder Narwal gets the all out points with a tackle on Prapanjan.

11-15 Joginder takes out Sachin, as Naveen puts Gujarat on the verge of an allout with yet another raid point.

9-15 Naveen gets a point to reduce Gujarat to three players with his latest raid.

7-15 Rohit Gulia gets two points in a Do-or-Die raid.

6-13 Naveen gets a bonus and takes out Ruturaj in consecutive raids as the host desperately tries to come back into the contest.

4-13 Sachin is taken out on his second raid of the match.

3-12 Rohit Gulia picks his fifth raid point of the match by taking out the defender on the left cover.

1-7 Dong Geon Lee executes a reverse-kick to send the Delhi defender out of the court. A superb start to the game by the visitor.

1-5 Rohit Gulia makes it a super raid with his second raid of the night and takes three players out of the game.

1-1 Chandran Ranjith pulls the home team level after Rohit Gulia's successful raid for Gujarat.

0-0 Gujarat opts to raid first.

Line-Ups:

Dabang Delhi: Naveen Kumar, Vishal Mane, Vishal, Yogesh Hooda, Chandran Ranjit, Ravinder Pahal, Joginder Narwal

Subs: Anil Kumar, Meraj Sheykh, Pawan Kadian, Tapas Pal, Tushar Bhoir

Gujarat Fortunegiants: Dong Geon Lee, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin, Rohit Gulia, Ruturaj Koravi, Sachin Vittala

Subs: Ajay Kumar, Amit, K. Prapanjan, Mahendra Rajput, Shubham Palkar

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Overall PKL: Matches – 4 | Dabang Delhi – 0 | Gujarat Fortunegiants – 3 | Tie - 1

  • Dabang Delhi is yet to win a game against Gujarat Fortunegiants in 4 meetings. It has lost 3 times and tied once.
  • That tie came in the first meeting of PKL 6 when the match ended in a 32-32 tie.
  • Chandran Ranjith had 9 raid points for Delhi while Naveen Kumar making his debut has 5.
  • Ravinder Pahal and Joginder Narwal combined for 7 tackle points.
  • Sachin had 7 raid points for Gujarat with Sunil Kumar and Ruturaj Koravi picking up 4 tackle points each.
  • Dabang Delhi PKL 6: 2 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie. Lost last match against Puneri Paltan by 4 points.
  • Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 6: 4 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie. Won last game against Jaipur Pink Panthers by 11 points.
  • Gujarat Fortunegiants is on a 4-match winning streak, which is the longest winning streak of this season so far.