In the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 final, the Gujarat Fortunegiants played against the defending champions, Patna Pirates at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai
In the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 final, the Gujarat Fortunegiants played against the defending champions, Patna Pirates at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. Both got into the final after beating the Bengal Warriors. Gujarat started the match well and successfully sent Pardeep Narwal on the bench. At one moment, they had a lead of 9-3 but one super raid by the Patna skipper where he picked up 5 crucial points, changed the flow of the match. Patna came back as a tough unit and picked up points at important points. Pardeep led from the front picking up 19 points from the game while Monu Goyat got 8 points to his name. Jaideep who looked like a weak link in the defence also finished with a high 5. This is Patna’s third consecutive title win. With this, Pardeep Narwal also became the first player to win three PKL titles.
Here are Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates Final highlights:
9:10 PM: There goes the final whistle. Patna Pirates have defeated the Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 to win the 5th season of Pro Kabaddi league.
9:05 PM: Another all out by Patna. They are doing it in still nnow. Patna lead 54-37 at the moment.
9:04 PM: What has hurt Gujarat tonight is the fact that their Iranian duo has collectively scored just 1 point. Pardeep Narwal picks up another point, 50 up for Patna.
9:01 PM: Pardeep Narwal has 366 points to his name this season. This is just brilliant. Patna lead 45-35 but they are down to 3 men and an all-out can change the game.
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8:57 PM: Another super raid for Pardeep Narwal. This time he gets 3 points. What a game the Dubki King is having tonight. Patna lead 45-34.
8:55 PM: Mahendra Rajput picks up two points. He sends Vijay to the bench. Gujarat have reduced the defecit to just 9 points but Pardeep Narwal is slowing down the game.
8:53 PM: Pardeep Narwal pulls off the second massive raid of the night. He picks up 5 points again. Another all out by Patna Pirates. They lead 39-28.
8:50 PM: Monu Goyat and Pardeep Narwal are back on the mat. Also, Gujarat have been reduced to just 4 men. Patna lead 32-26.
8:47 PM: A costly error from Parvesh Bhainswal. All he had to do was hold his position. It was a do or die raid for Patna. Vijay takes away a point, makes it 26-30.
8:42 PM: Patna’s lead has been reduced to just 5 points. This game is far from over but it will require some exceptional from the Fortunegiants. Monu Goyat is on the bench.
8:36 PM: And, what a start for Mahendra Rajput. He picks up a point for Gujarat. Patna still lead 21-19. Meanwhile, Gujarat have lost their review with 18 minutes to play.
8:35 PM: Mahendra Ganesh Rajput comes in for the Gujarat Fortunegiants. This could be a nice move as he was the star man in the last game.
8:33 PM: We are back for the second half. Gujarat have been a defensive side throughout the tournament but today, they face a new challenge. They need to be aggressive here.
8:28 PM: What a first half it was. The Gujarat Fortunegiants started off really well before the Patna Pirates made a comeback. They lead 21-18, 20 minutes play left.
8:25 PM: We are into the final minute of the first half and Patna have a lead of 2 points. Pardeep Narwal is getting into his zone.
8:24 PM: Pardeep Narwal has 5 points to his name. This is the most he has scored against Gujarat in a game. And, we have one full half to go. The score is 18-18.
8:22 PM: Wow! What a turnaround we have had in last 2 minutes. Pardeep Narwal pulled off a massive 5-point raid and Monu Goyat followed it with a 2-point raid. Patna lead 17-16.
8:17 PM: Now, Fazel and Aboazar are on the bench. This is the moment for Patna. They have got Sukhesh Hegde down. Pardeep Narwal back on mat.
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) October 28, 2017
8:14 PM: Poor start for Patna. Their defence is really struggling at the moment. The raiders too are having an off day. Pardeep Narwal back on the bench, Gujarat lead 15-8.
8:11 PM: Given Pardeep Narwal’s performance against Gujarat this season, Monu Goyat’s role becomes important. He needs to come good today. Gujarat lead 10-5.
8:08 PM: Another important raid in the context of the match. Sachin sends Monu Goyat to the bench. Gujarat perform the first all out of the match. They lead 9-3.
8:06 PM: Monu Goyat takes the first point of the game. He takes away two points. But, Gujarat have sent Pardeep to the bench. They lead 4-2.
8:04 PM: It is Fazel Atrachali who has won the toss and he chose the court. Pardeep Narwal comes with the first raid of the game and it is an empty one. Sukesh Hegde follows it with another empty raid.
7:56 PM: Gujarat is playing Sukesh Hegde tonight. Another tactical move from the side? This means Manhendra Rajput who was the star in the last match is on the bench.
7:53 PM: The players are all set for the final. The teams are making their way to the mat. Khel Kabaddi!
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 28, 2017
7:45 PM: Good evening folks! It is time for a super Sunday clash. We are just 15 minutes away from the start of the big Pro Kabaddi 2017 final. Stay tuned as the live action begins in 15 minutes.
Gujarat Fortunegiants – 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.
Patna Pirates – 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.