Gujarat Fortunegiants on Sunday thrashed Patna Pirates in the Inter-Zone Wildcard fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur in the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5. In a big surprize, star raider Pardeep Narwal failed to shine in this game. While Fazel Atrachali impressed with his defence for Giants. Gujarat had come into the match after defeating the Jaipur Pink Panthers while the Patna Pirates had slumped to a one-point defeat in their last match against Gujarat in Chennai during the Inter-Zone Challenge Week. Rohit Gulia, Chandran Ranjit and Sachin led Gujarat’s attack this time in the absence of Sukesh Hegde.
Here are Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates score updates:
9.00 pm: Giants won the match effectively by targeting Pardeep Narwal. He spent a total of 19 minutes of the match out. Goyat too didn’t impress.
8.58 pm: Finally, super tackle by Patna, moves score to 33-29.
8.57 pm: Vikas on last raid for Patna, gets no point, Score: 33-27
8.56 pm: In lates raid, Patna gets bonus, score 33-27.
8.55 pm: Just 1 minute 35 sec to go. Two players left in match for Pirates.
8.54 pm: Sachin makes massive raids. Evades block. Gets points for team; score 33-26
8.53 pm: Pardeep Narwal on raid gets trapped for the 8th time in match. Score 31-26
8.52 pm: Patna Pirate gets bonus points, revive Pardeep Narwal. Is their a hope for Pirates now?
8.51 pm: Things get better for giants as their next raid gets them a point. Score 30-25. Just three minutes to go.
8.50 pm: High Five for Fazal for Giants as he traps Pirate men.
8.49 pm: Battle of atrition going on at the moment as both teams’ raiders fail to score points
8.47 pm: Pardeep Narwal, Monu Goyat have not been impressive in this match. Do Pirates have a plan B?
8.44 pm: Meghani scores big in defence, traps Narwal. Increases giants lead to six points. Score: 28-22
8.42 pm: Mahendra Rajput is the leading scorer of the game with 6 points. Followed by Gulia (5)
8.41 pm: Pardeep Narwal is the leading points scorer in PKL 5 with 247 points
8.39 pm: Vijay on raid. He has 3 raid points till now. Gets no point on this raid.
8.38 pm: Gujarat manages increase lead even as Pardeep Narwal runs riots. Scores 26-22
8.37 pm: Gujarat all out as Pardeep makes another spectacular raid. Makes massive impact, scores 24-22
8.36 pm: Pardeep Narwal on raid. Finally, he avoids block, gets hand across halfway line. Score 24-18.
8.35 pm: Gujarat gets bonus plus 2 points. Score 24-17
8.34 pm: Review successful. score 21-17
8.34 pm: Giants ask for review as their raider manages to cross line despite being blocked.
8.33pm: Pardeep Narwal fizzles as Giants lead 21-17
8.32 pm: Super Tackle by giants, on Pardeep Narwal; giants lead 21-15
8.31 pm: Pirates strike again, get two point, Giants lead 18-15
8.30 pm: Pardeep men contain a raid from Gujarat. Score first point in second half. Score 18-13.
8.28 pm: 2nd half begins. Will Pardeep shine?
8.23 pm: Fazel Atrachali, this Iranian man has been highly impressive in containing Narwal. He made successful anckle hold twice on Narwal. A key aspect for Gujarat’s lead.
8.20 pm: At half time, Gujarat lead Patna 18-16. Red guys have eliminated Pardeep 5 times in first half. This is special from Gujarat.
8.17 pm: Pardeep Narwal is contained again. Guys in red look to have formulated some effective pre-match strategy for this man. He is indeed struggling, and this is very rare from him.
8.16 pm: Monu Goyat, the ‘support raider’, makes an empty raid. Patna is trailing 11-16.
8.15 pm: Ranjit makes an unsuccessful raid. Pirates are looking to get back in the game.
8.14 pm: Monu Goyat strikes, he gets a running hand touch on Abozar.
8.13 pm: Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Gulia are in very good touch. Pardeep Narwal must be in a big spot of bother. The game has been dominated by men in red so far. They have a lead of 8 points now.
8.12 pm: Gujarat dominate Patna, take early lead. Pardeep Narwal has failed to shine in by far.
8.10 pm: In first 10 minutes, both teams have started off well. Scores are 5-5 each.
8.08 pm: Abozar scores a point. He keeps Monu Goyat out.
8.05 pm: Narwal is once again touched! He is out if the court again.
8.04 pm: Ranjit makes a successful raid. Scores a point for Gujarat.
8.02 pm: Gujarat successfully tackles Pardeep Narwal. Their strategy looks clear – focus on Pradeep, win match!
8.01 pm: Patna Pirates take early lead. lead Gujarat 2-1
7.58 pm: Khel Kabaddi! Match begins.
6.13 pm: Patna Pirates full squad: Pardeep Narwal, Vijay, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Monu Goyat, Md. Zakir Hossain, Jaideep, Manish, Jawahar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh, Vikash Jaglan, Vishnu Uthaman, Vinod Kumar
6.03 pm: Gujarat Fortunegiants full squad: Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Gulia, C Kalai Arasan, Abozar Mohajermighani, Sukesh Hegde, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Seongryeol Kim, Mahipal Narwal, Vikas Kale, Manoj Kumar, Sachin, Amit Om Prakash Rathi, Dange Sultan, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Chandran Ranjit