Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – MATCH -132 – PUNERI PALTAN VS GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS
Match 132 of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Oct 20, saw the Puneri Paltan play against Gujarat FortuneGiants.
Paltan and FortuneGiants lock horns
Paltan won the toss and chose their side on mat. Sukesh Hegde started the proceedings of the game with a successful raid. Paltan opened their account through Mondal in the do-or-die raid. Paltan kept scoring points through defence, whereas Gujarat kept scoring through their raiders. The lead kept on oscillating on either sides, as both the teams were not ready to give it up easily. Both the teams were neck to neck at the 8-8 in the 12th minute. Paltan then didn’t give any opportunity for Gujarat defenders to score points, but with the help of Sachin they kept the scoreboard ticking. Both teams went into break with 11-11 points.
Gujarat steals Paltan’s top spot in Zone A thriller
In the second half, Gujarat’s defenders joined the party and didn’t allow Paltan raiders to score a point easily. As all raiders struggled, Sachin was very successful in his attempt that helped Gujarat to take 16-13 lead in the 30th minute. But Suresh Kumar’s 2-point raid, followed by a successful tackle on Sachin tied the things up at 16 points each. Rinku and Hooda helped Paltan to maintain 2-point lead with 2 minutes left to play in the game. But a super tackle on Hooda, followed by 3 points in offence through Mahendra Rajput helped Gujarat to win the game by 23-22 in a thriller. Gujarat finally managed to overcome Paltan as Zone A toppers. Rinku Narwal and Sunil Kumar top scored for Paltan and Gujarat in the game respectively.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|PUNERI PALTAN||8||11||0||1||DEEPAK NIVAS HOODA||RINKU NARWAL|
|GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS||13||9||0||1||SACHIN||SUNIL KUMAR|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||SACHIN|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||SUNIL KUMAR|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||SACHIN|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||MAHENDRA RAJPUT|
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Puneri Paltan and Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Paltan tweet after game
— Puneri Paltan (@PuneriPaltan) October 20, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
Here’s how Gujarat’s 23-22 win in #PUNvGUJ shapes up the table!
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 20, 2017
Fortune Giants tweet after winning the game
— GujaratFortunegiants (@Fortunegiants) October 20, 2017