Pro Kabaddi League – Season 5 – QUALIFIER – 1 – GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS VS BENGAL WARRIORS
Qualifier 1 of Pro Kabaddi League season 5, held on Oct 24, saw the Gujarat FortuneGiants play against Bengal Warriors.
Gujarat off to a good start
Gujarat won the toss and chose their side on mat in the First Qualifier of the playoffs. Rakesh Narwal scored the first point of the game for Gujarat, while Deepak scored the first point for Bengal in the first do-or-die raid of the game. At the end of the 10th minute, Gujarat had a slight edge over Bengal with 7-6 lead in a rather low scoring phase. Gujarat then went onto increase their lead with the help of Mahendra Rajput to take 11-6 lead in the 14th minute. But a super tackle on Sachin in the next minute helped Bengal to reduce the deficit to 2 points. The half ended with Deepak Narwal’s unsuccessful raid. Gujarat went into break with 13-10 lead.
Gujarat books a spot in the Finals
In the second half, Gujarat inflicted their first all-out on Bengal in the 22nd minute to take 18-10 lead. Bengal scored the first point of the 2nd half in the 26th minute after super tackling Sachin off the mat. A 2 point raid by Rajput and some good raiding by Sachin helped Gujarat to inflict another all-out on Bengal to take 29-14 lead in the 31st minute. Bengal then tried to comeback in the game, but they were not able to past Gujarat’s robust defence. Gujarat in the last 10 minutes of the game started to run down the clock. Gujarat inflicted their 3rd all-out on Bengal in the 36th minute and extended their lead to 38-16.Gujarat finally defeated Bengal comfortably by 42-17 and will be playing the winner of Qualifier 2 in Finals. Sachin top scored in the game with 9 points, who was well supported by Rajput’s 8 points.
Here are the match scores
|TEAM||RAID POINTS||TACKLE POINTS||ALL OUT POINTS||EXTRA POINTS||BEST RAIDER||BEST DEFENDER|
|GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS||21||14||6||1||SACHIN||PARVESH BHAINSWAL|
|BENGAL WARRIORS||8||7||0||2||DEEPAK NARWAL||SHRIKANT TEWTHIA|
|BEST RAIDER OF THE MATCH||MAHENDRA RAJPUT|
|ZYADA KA FAYDA PLAYER OF THE MATCH||ABOZAR MIGHANI|
|PLAYER OF THE MATCH||SACHIN|
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||MAHENDRA RAJPUT|
|PLAYER OF THE WINNING TEAM||SACHIN|
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Gujarat Fortune Giants and Bengal Warriors.
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Gujarat celebrate by tweeting after qualifying for the finals
The final whistle has been blown and we win 42-17. Sheer domination. Sheer showmanship. Off to the finals! #GarjegaGujarat
— GujaratFortunegiants (@Fortunegiants) October 24, 2017
Tweet by Pro Kabaddi after match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 24, 2017
Bengal tweet after the game
— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) October 24, 2017