Gujarat Fortunegiants started their Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) 2017 campaign with a close win of 26-20 over Dabang Delhi on Tuesday. In an electrifying contest between the two teams, experienced Delhi side was outplayed by the debutant Gujarat team. Former Telugu Titans star raider Sukesh Hegde is the captain of the team. One peculiar thing that was common between both the sides of the mat had two Iranian players each in the starting line-up. But the Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mohajermighani duo had out performed their Meeraj Sheykh and Abolfazel Maghsodlo. On the other hand, Haryana Steelers led by veteran defender Surender Nada are looking to make a mark on the tournament in their debut match. Haryana Steelers look to tackle the Iranian duo with their own Indian version of Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar. The match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers will be a Zone A match which will be played at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Here are all the and LATEST updates of Pro Kabbadi League 2017 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers:
9:05 PM: Haryana Steelers, Surender Nada adjudged the player of the match. Moment of the match goes to Motih Khandola.
8:57 PM: BUZZER RAID! Its a draw.
8:52 PM: This time it is the Haryana Steelers defence that strikes. 2 minutes to go
8: 51 PM: A big blow for Haryana Surjeet goes out.
8:50 PM: Haryana for the first time leads the match and it is Surjeet Singh who had made all the difference.
8:49 PM: 5 minutes to go
8:48 PM: As it was predicted it the battle of defences.
8:47 PM: The match is all square yet again.
8:45 PM: SUPER RAID! Haryana Steelers makes a comeback
8:44 PM: Review! will it be a super tackle by Gujarat Fortunegiants or will Haryana Steelers make a comeback by super raid.
8:42 PM: Haryana Steelers attack starting to strike.
8:40 PM: 10 minutes to go and the teams now shift to top gear.
8:38 PM: Gujarat on a roll, starting to dominate the game. Haryana Steelers struggles against the red sea.
8:34 PM: Hayana Steelers All out!
8:30 PM: Haryana now tries to turn the tables but Gujarat Iranian power seems to thrash the Haryana attack.
8:27 PM: SECOND HALF; Haryana Steelers close the gap and avoid the super tackle. Gujarat now on Do OR Die raid.
8:22 PM: Half time with Gujarat Fortunegiants leading 11-8.
8:21 PM: SUPER TACKLE; on for Haryana Steelers. Gujarat plays safe.
8:20 PM: Substitution for Haryana Mayur comes in to make his debut. Score: Gujarat Fortunegiants lead 10-8.
8:19 PM: Abozar proving lethal for the Haryana Steelers. Surender Nada needs to find a way out of the Iranian.
8:17 PM: Both the teams have so far cancelled each other’s attack. As predicted it is the battle of defences.
8:14 PM: Haryana Steelers making a comeback. Score draw at 7-7.
8:11 PM: SUPER TACKLE! Haryana Steelers grabs two points.
8:09 PM: So far Gujarat leads the match 6-4.
8:06 PM: Haryana opens their tally with Prasanth
8:04 PM: Haryana down to four men and yet to open their score.
8:02 PM: We are underway. The first raid by Sukesh with an empty raid. Gujarat Fortunegiants lead 2-0 with Sachin’s successful raid
7:58 PM: TOSS! Haryana Steelers won the toss and chose the court. Gujarat Warriors to raid first.
7:55 PM: Both the teams have entered the stadium. The match will commence any time now.
7:50 PM: The battle is between the defence. On one side where Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar lead the Haryana Steelers defence, Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mohajermighani at the spearheads of Gujarat Fortunegiants
7:30 PM: STAY TUNED! The match will start at 8:00 pm.