Pro Kabaddi League – Season 6 – MATCH-87-PUNERI PALTAN VS GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS
Match 87 of Pro Kabaddi League season 6, held on Nov 29, saw the Puneri Paltan play against Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Gujarat moved to the top spot in Zone A with a convincing 35-20 win over Paltan at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Complex in Pune. Sachin top scored in the game with six raid points and Sandeep top scored in defence with six tackle points.
Gujarat entered the break with a 9-point lead
Sachin started the proceedings of the game with an unsuccessful raid. However, Gujarat leveled the scores at three points each on courtesy of Prapanjan two-point raid followed up by Sachin’s successful raid. In the fifth minute, Monu picked up the first, tackle point of the game with an ankle hold on Sachin. From then on both, the side played only during the do-or-die raids. Gujarat picked up the first tackle point of the night with Sachin block on Akshay. Sachin’s successful raid reduced Paltan to three players on the mat. In the 11th minute, Gujarat inflicted an all-out on Paltan with Sachin two-point raid and took a 13-5 lead. Both the sides exchanged points between them and kept the score ticking. However, Gujarat increased their lead to 20-10 with a three-point raid despite Prapanjan stepped out of the lobby without getting a touch, but managed to get three players out with him. Monu picked up the last point of the half with a successful raid and Gujarat entered the break with a 20-11 lead.
Gujarat moved to the top spot in Zone A
As the second half started, Gujarat increased their lead to 11 points with Prapanjan Successful raid. However, Paltan fought back and reduced the deficit to eight points on courtesy of two successive super tackle by Sandeep on Sachin. In the 30th minute, Gujarat reduced Paltan to two men on the court with Rohit’s ankle hold on Mondal. In the next minute, Gujarat inflicted another all-out on Paltan with Sachin’s two-point raid and took a 29-16 lead. Gujarat on the back of strong defence increased their lead to 16 points with two minutes left in the game. Paltan picked up the last point of the game with Sandeep’s ankle hold on Palkar. Finally, Gujarat won the game comfortably by 35-20 and moved to the top spot.
Here are the match scores
PKL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Puneri Paltan and Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Puneri Paltan tweet after the game
Not our night. We fought but it wasn’t enough against a strong @Fortunegiants team. We learn and move on to the next game. Thank you #Pune for a #Bhaari welcome once again! #PadengeBhaari#Kabaddi #VivoProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/RUqpTWMRNV
— Puneri Paltan (@PuneriPaltan) November 29, 2018
Tweet by Pro Kabbadi after the match
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) November 29, 2018
Gujarat Fortune Giants tweet after the game
WE MAKE OUR OWN FORTUNE! 😎
That’s how you spell clinical with a performance! 💪
— Gujarat Fortune Giants (@Fortunegiants) November 29, 2018