Gujarat Fortunegiants sealed their place in the Pro Kabaddi final after thrashing Bengal Warriors 42-17. Bengal will, however, have a second chance to reach the final if they win the second qualifier against Patna Pirates. Fazel, Abozar kept their defnce strong while Sachin and Mahendra Rajput pierced through Warriors defence. Later, two-time defending champions Patna Pirates came from behind to beat Puneri Paltan 42-32. Pardeep, who scored 34 points against Haryana Steelers, scored 19 points against Pune to see his side cross the line. Patna Pirates next face Bengal Warriors in the semifinal. Pune captain Deepak scored nine points, and kept his side in the game before Patna went on to extend their lead.
Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates :
Puneri Paltan: Deepak Hooda, Ziaur Rahman, Takamitsu Kono, Sandeep Narwal, Girish Maruti Ernak, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Rajesh Mondal, Ravi Kumar, Rohit Kumar Choudary, Umesh Mhatre, More G B, Akshay Jadhav, Suresh Kumar, Ajay, Narender Hooda
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
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengal Warriors:
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
Bengal Warriors: Jang Kun Lee, Ravindra Ramesh Kumavat, Sandeep Malik, Ameares Mondal, Ran Singh, PO Surjeet Singh, Youngchang Ko, Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Virendra Singh, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede, Vinod Kumar, Vikash, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar