Pro Kabaddi 2017: In this last match of the league fixture of Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, Puneri Paltan has been pitted against the Gujarat Fortunegiants in the Zone A fixture at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. Both the teams have qualified for the Super Play-offs that will take place in Mumbai starting October 23. The last time the two sides had met at Puneri Paltan’s home turf, the home team went down 20-44 against table-toppers Gujarat Fortunegiants. Both teams started strong before Sukesh Hegde led from the front and gave Gujarat an upper hand against Pune. Gujarat took the lead and maintained their lead throughout the match. Sukesh scored his maiden Super 10 of the season and was well supported by the other players. Giants’ Iranian duo- Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani have kept Gujarat’s defence supremely belligerent. Sukesh Hegde the lead raider for Gujarat has also been great throughout the course of the season. Chandran Ranjit has played a very good role of supporting raider who adds a cushion to the attacking prowess of the team.
Talking about the Puneri Paltan side, the captain, Deepak Hooda performed on both ends in his previous match against Jaipur Pink Panthers and amassed a total of 14 points thus proving his mettle. Rajesh Mondal all-rounder of the team will be the second-in-charge in today’s clash behind Deepak and is primarily entrusted with the task of overcoming all odds during the do-or-die raids.
Here are Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants:
10:17 pm: Rinku although gets 1 point in last but he could not make his team top the Zone A table. Score at Full Time 23-22
10:16 pm: Giants in a crucial raid in the dying seconds gets 2 points for team. Score 23-21.
10:15 pm: Score tied 21-21 with Paltan as technical point.
10:14 pm: That was close, Rajesh almost gave Paltan its raid, but was pulled back, 21-20.
10:14 pm: In the very next raid, Giants level the score 20-20.
10:12 pm: Deepak Hooda on Do or Die raid, and in a sudden turnover score is 20-19.
10:10 pm: Rajesh on raid, wastes time and earns no point. Giants players wasted no time in the contrary.
10:09 pm: With 1 minute left, Paltan lead 19-17 as they eye to top Zone A table.
10:07 pm: In a crazy clash, Paltan takes lead 19-17.
10:02 pm: Giants take back the lead. Score 17-16. In the very next raid, Paltan cancels out the lead. Score moves 17-17.
10:02 pm: With few minutes left, both teams tied at 16-16, Rinku Narwal of Paltan score High five.
10:00 pm: In the very next raid the Paltan defenders perform and Rinku it is this time, great tackle and with this he scores his HIGH 5. Score tied 16-16
9:59 pm: Paltan on Do or Die raid, big celebration after getting 2 points, Score 15-16 for Giants.
9:57 pm: Giants player on raid with 3 Paltan defenders on mat, runs down clock and wastes time.
9:56 pm: Sandeep Narwal on raid for Paltans, no points.
9:54 pm: Giants extending their lead now. Score 16-13, with Sachin of Gujarat with 7 raid points.
9:51 pm: Sukesh in the very next raid is trapped by Paltans. Score 14-13.
9:50 pm: Deepak on raid, and is trapped in the Do or Die raid. 1 point for Giants which takes their score to 14-12
9:49 pm: Sachin on Do or Die raid for Giants, is muscled out by Sandeep Narwal of Titans. Score 13-12
9:48 pm: Deepak on raid, he hsa 2 raid points so far, goes without any point.
9:47 pm: Rajesh on Do or Die raid, is trapped; Score 13-11 for Giants.
9:46 pm: Rajesh on raid, no points. In the very next raid Sukesh also earns nothing.
9:46 pm: Giants in the very next raid, earns 1 point to move the score to 12-11 for Giants.
9:45 pm: Deepak on raid for Paltan in second half, does nothing to scare the rival camp. No points to his name.
9:39 pm: In battle for top, Giants, Paltan score tied at 11-11 at half time.
9:36 pm: With 4 Giants on mat, Rajesh Mondal on Do or Die raid, and although he was muscled out by Giants defender he is safe as defenders pull shirt. Score 11-10.
9:32 pm: Paltan get the lost point back via defence. Score 10-10
9:31 pm: Deepak on raid, but is trapped this time. Score 10-9
9:30 pm: Sukesh on raid, trapped and thrown out literally courtesy to Rinku Narwal. Score level at 9-9.
9:29 pm: Deepak Hooda on raid, not trying very hard as of now, playing safe, no points.
9:29 pm: Rajesh on Do or Die raid, leaps over Giants defender but could not reach the half line. Score 9-8 for Giants
9:28 pm: Sandeep Narwal on raid, goes back without any point. Score is tied at 8-8
9:26 pm: Rinku traps Chandran Ranjit and gets 1 point for Titans via defence. Score moves 8-7 for Giants.
9:25 pm: Rajesh strikes again for Titans, sends Abozl back to bench for the second time. Score 8-6.
9:25 pm: Sachin on raid for Giants, gets 1 more point for his team. Score 8-5
9:23 pm: With 9 minutes gone, both teams in neck to neck battle; Score 7-5 for Giants.
9:22 pm: Rajesh Mondal on raid for Paltan, and strikes, gets 1 touch point. Score 5-4
9:21 pm: Giants on raid, gets 1 point via bonus. Score 5-3
9:20 pm: Sachin on raid for Giants bags 1 more point for his team. Score move 4-3.
9:20 pm: Deepak on raid, gets 1 touch point; Score tied 3-3
9:18 pm: Sukesh Hegde gets trapped on his very next raid. Score 3-2 for Giants.
9:18 pm: Rajesh on Do or Die raid, fails as he enters lobby without touching a defender. Score 3-1 for Giants
9:17 pm: Rajesh Mondal on raid for Paltan, goes back without point. Sachin in very next raid for Giants earns one more point. Score 2-0
9:16 pm: Sukesh Hegde on with the first raid of the match, starts well, earns 1 point. Score 1-0.
7:05 pm: Khel Kabaddi Khiladi:
Deepak Hooda has been the pillar of strength for Pune this season. Every time he has failed to perform, the team has suffered and hence his presence on the mat is of utmost importance. With the Pune crowd spurring him on, he is sure to go all out.
Sukesh Hegde’s 15 points proved decisive for Pune when both the teams met last time. With the dangerous Sachin and Chandran Ranjit around, Hegde will aim to replicate that performance to see his team over the line.
5:59 pm: Hello and welcome to Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants. This is the penultimate match of the round-robin fixtures.