The Gujarat Fortune Giants clinched their maiden win in the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 following a 42-24 win in the third match of the tournament against Bengaluru Bulls at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Here are the highlights from the match:
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants have registered their maiden win in the Pro Kabaddi League 2019!
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants have clinched victory on the back of a fine performance by Sunil Kumar who has struck with seven tackles as the scoreline reads 42-24 in their favour!
# Do or die raid for the Gujarat Fortune Giants with one minute and eight seconds left on the clock. A successful raid by the outfit as the scoreline reads 42-23 in favour of the outfit!
# Pawan Sehrawat has been the best raider in the clash with eight points. However, the Bengaluru Bulls trail 38-21 to the Gujarat Fortune Giants with nearly three minutes on the clock!
# Rohit Kumar is struggling for the Bengaluru Bulls with an unexpected inability to score points. The scoreline reads 37-21 in favour of the Gujarat Fortune Giants against the Bengaluru Bulls!
# Super raid by Sonu Gahlawat as the Gujarat Fortune Giants lead 32-20 against the Bengaluru Bulls with six and a half minutes left on the clock!
# Bengaluru Bulls skipper Rohit Kumar strikes for his side with an excellent raid as the score reads Bengaluru Bulls 20-28 Gujarat Fortune Giants with nearly seven and a half points left!
# An unsuccessful review by the Gujarat Fortune Giants following the super raid by Pawan Sehrawat has resulted in unsuccessful reviews for both the sides!
# A super raid by Pawan Sehrawat as the deficit reduces to seven points with nearly 13 minutes on the clock, Bengaluru Bulls 18-25 Gujarat Fortune Giants
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants have increased their lead to 12 points with nearly four minutes of action in the second half so far. Rohit Gulia continues to star for the Fortune Giants with an excellent ankle hold on Rohit Kumar. Bengaluru Bulls 12-24 Gujarat Fortune Giants
# The second half has started!
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants lead 21-10 against the Bengaluru Bulls at half-time with the former dominating the clash so far following an excellent show by Rohit Gulia!
# Excellent raid by Rohit Gulia with two minutes left on the clock as the Gujarat Fortune Giants lead 16-9 against the Bengaluru Bulls at this stage!
# The lead has increased to six points with three and a half minutes left on the clock as star raider Pawan Sehrawat is closed down upon by the Gujarat Fortune Giants defenders! Gujarat Fortune Giants 14-8 Bengaluru Bulls
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants lead by five points with seven and a half minutes left on the clock as Sachin Tanwar strikes with an astute ankle hold!
# Pawan Sehrawat has been tackled in a do-or-die raid by the Gujarat Fortune Giants defence resulting in a 7-4 lead for the outfit with nearly nine minutes to go!
# The scoreline reads 4-4 with 12 minutes to go for the end of the first half following an excellent show by defenders of both the sides. The Gujarat Fortune Giants took an early lead following unsuccessful raids by the Bengaluru Bulls. However, the Bengaluru defenders helped their side make a comeback in an astute manner!
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants have won the toss resulting in the first raid to be conducted by the Bengaluru Bulls!
# Saurabh Nandal makes his debut for the Bengaluru Bulls!
# Here is the Gujarat Fortune Giants lineup for the clash:
— Gujarat Fortune Giants (@Fortunegiants) July 21, 2019
# Pawan Sehrawat scored a record 22 points in the Pro Kabaddi League final of the last edition of the tournament, leading his side on to a maiden title!
# The Gujarat Fortune Giants have been the most consistent franchise in the Pro Kabaddi League, having registered two successive final appearances in as many years!
# Here is the Bengaluru Bulls lineup for the clash against the Gujarat Fortune Giants:
Just like last year's FINAL, #Bullsquad is fully charged to take down the Giants! Here's our Starting Seven for tonight's match.#FullChargeMaadi #BLRvGUJ #Champions #VivoPKL7 #BengaluruBulls #Kabaddi #VivoProKabaddiLeague #Season7 #KhelKabaddi #LePanga #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/36o1XBRzaO
— Bengaluru Bulls (@BengaluruBulls) July 21, 2019
# The Bengaluru Bulls hold a 2-1 lead over the Gujarat Fortune Giants in four clashes with just one tie so far!
# The Bengaluru Bulls are placed on the second spot with five points following the win in their opening fixture against the Patna Pirates!
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 21, 2019
# The third clash of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 is set to start in half an hour!
Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls take on Gujarat Fortune Giants in the third clash of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad having defeated Patna Pirates 34-32 in their opening clash.
The Bulls led by Rohit Kumar will target a second consecutive win in the tournament against their opponents who they previously battled in the finals of the last edition of the tournament. The Gujarat Fortunegiants have retained their key players from the last season and will be targetting a strong start to the seventh edition of the Pro Kabaddi League.
The Bengaluru Bulls will further be boosted by their comeback in the opening clash against the Patna Pirates where they trailed 13-17 at the end of the first half, before registering a nail-biting win at the end of a hard-fought game.
The defending champions will be expecting Pawan Sehrawat to make his presence felt yet again against the astute defence of the Gujarat Fortune Giants. A failure on his part will require skipper Rohit Kumar who accumulated four points from the opening encounter to step up and deliver the goods.
The Fortune Giants's raiding unit comprises of Rohit Gulia, More GB and the extremely versatile Sachin Tanwar. The cover partnership between skipper Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal will, however, be the one to watch out for in the contest.
Here are the squads of both the sides:
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ashish Kumar, Amit Sheoran, Sumit Singh, Mohit Sehrawat, Banty, Mahender Singh, Vijay Kumar, Sanjay, Lal Mohar Yadav, Sandeep, Raju Lal Choudhary, Vinod Kumar, Aman.
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sachin Tanwar, Sunil Kumar, Lalit Chaudhary, Rohit Gulia, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rituraj Koravi, Vinod Kumar, GB More, Amit Kharb, Abolfazl Maghsoudloumahali, Mohammad Shazid Hossain, Pankaj, Gurvinder Singh, Sonu, Abhishek, Sonu Gahlawat.