Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 -MATCH 9 GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS VS HARYANA STEELERS
Match 9 of Prokabaddi League season 5, held on Aug 2, saw the Gujarat Fortunegiants play against the Haryana Steelers.
This was one of the closely contested matches of Pro Kabbadi Season 5 as neither debutant was able to get better of the other, and the match ended in a tie, with a 27-27 score.
Haryana’s Surender Nada stars in first half
Skipper Surender Nada won the toss and chose court. Wazir Singh for Haryana and Sukesh Hedge for Gujarat initiated the first raid but both were empty raids. Gujarat earned their first point in 2nd minute, whereas Haryana opened their account in the 4th minute. Haryana leveled the score in the 13th minute with Surender Nada’s super tackle. Haryana’s raiders continued to disappoint because of which Gujaratfortune Giants went into the break with 11-8 lead.
Gujarat powers through in second half
In the second half Surjeet Singh scored 2 points in the do-or-die raid and Nada’s defence made Steelers to level the score. In the 27th minute, Gujarat inflicted an all-out on them and took a massive lead of 20-13. With 7 minutes to go, everyone thought that the game was over for Haryana, but Surjeet and Vikash Khandola, who scored a brilliant raid in the 33rd minute, brought Steelers back into the game. From that point of time, both the teams were scoring on a regular basis and it was neck to neck. Haryana’s mettle matched Gujarat’s prowess and the game ended with a 27-27 score, the first draw of this season.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS||14||9||2||2||Mahendra Rajput||Parvesh Bhainswal|
|HARYANA STEELERS||16||9||2||0||Vikash Khandola||Surender Nada|
AWARDS:PLAYER OF THE MATCH : SURENDER NADA
BEST DEFENDER OF THE MATCH : SURENDER NADA
BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH : VIKASH KHANDOLA
MOMENT OF THE MATCH : VIKASH KHANDOLA
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants
Haryana Steelers on the match
— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) August 2, 2017
Fortunegiants congratulate Fazal Atrachali on 100th point!
— GujaratFortunegiants (@Fortunegiants) August 3, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 2, 2017