Pro Kabaddi 2018, Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants, Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi Highlights: Haryana Steelers beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 32-25 to start their home leg of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season VI on a winning note in Sonepat on Friday. Steelers’ star raider Monu Goyat scored seven points and was ably supported by Kuldeep Singh who chipped in with seven points as well. Later in the day, Dabang Delhi registered their first win of the season against Gujarat Fortunegiants
Pro Kabaddi 2018, Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants, Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi Highlights:
Dabang Delhi record their first win of the season by beating Puneri Paltan 41-37 in Sonepat. It was an all-round performance by Delhi that fetched them this hard-earned victory against Pune, who were heavily dependent on Nitin Tomar.
Delhi crusing towards the end
Delhi scored 11 points in the last five minutes of the game as compared to five points by Pune. Delhi are cruising right now! They lead Pune by eight points.
SANDEEP OR BEAST
Sandeep with a brilliant tackle to save Pune a point. What a tackle on Chandran Ranjit! That was mind-blowing! One of the best defence of the tournament so far. With that, Paltan lead 28-26
Match level at 25-25
Vishal Mane with a tackle and Amit Kumar just about reaches the line but no part of his body was inside the mat! That gives a point to the Eagles. Both sides are level at 25-25 with ten minutes of the match remaining.
Nitin Tomar ensures Pune goes into the half-time with a two point lead against Delhi. Two successful raids by Nitin towards the end of the half ensured an upper edge for his side.
Powerful Nitin Tomar
A brilliant effort from Nitin Tomar. Absolutely brilliant. He uses all his energy to ensure he reaches the mid-line. Powerful effort by the raider as he wins the 11th raid point of the night.
Brilliant start of the match for the Eagles. Nitin Tomar and Ranjit Chandran with successful back to back raids. Delhi leading 13-7
Second match of the day between Puneri Paltan and Dabang Delhi underway in Sonepat. Puneri Paltan get the opening points of the match with some good defending but the Dabangs make their way back by winning the next three points.
Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi: Playing VII
Puneri Paltan: Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Ravi Kumar, Vinod Kumar, G. B. More, Nitin Tomar, Sandeep Narwal, Girish Maruti
Dabang Delhi: Ranji Chandran, Vishal Mane, Viraj Vishnu, Naveen Kumar, Meraj Sheykh, Ravinder Pahal, Joginder Narwal
Haryana Steelers beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 32-25 in Sonepat to register their first win of the season. A brilliant overall performance to kick off the home leg. Next up: Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi
Time for instructions
Monu is denied a point in the do-or-die raid. Gujarat Fortunegiants coach giving intense and serious instructions to the side, who still have a scope of turning the match in their favour. He is giving them clear instruction of picking points within 10seconds of raid.
Gujarat clawing their way back
Sunil does brilliantly to claw at the opponent's feet. Later, Mayur Shivtarkar was inches away from a splendid raid but Haryana kept their defense tight. Haryana lead by four points.
Prapanjan with back-to-back raids has helped Gujarat get close to the hosts. What is of concern here is that he is bleeding. You can see blood even through the bandage but he is still playing an active role in the match.
Brilliant Monu Goyat
To the delight of the home stadium, Monu Goyat wins Haryana another raid point. Gujarat have bridged the gap between the two sides to four points. Haryana lead 21-17.
Sharp attack by Haryana
The second half has been a good start for the hosts. What has worked for Haryana is that not only is their attack nasty but they hold a strong defence also. Gujarat, however, have picked up some momentum
Monu Goyat's side makes the most of the home support as Haryana leads Gujarat 20-13 at half-time in Sonepat. A seven point lead at half-time is not at all bad. Kuldeep Singh has been solid from the back and Naveen has done brilliantly with 4 raid points.
Gujarat all out
Brilliant captaincy by Monu Goyat as visitors Gujarat are left all-out. Gujarat need to start all over if they want to avoid going down and turn the match in their favour.
Smart work from Haryana
It has so far gone the way the hosts wanted it to. Haryana Steelers race off to a healthy lead! After the 5-points lead, Haryana Steelers go ahead to make it 12-6. This involves waist-hold from Kuldeep Singh
Haryana Steeelers won the toss and have chosen the court against Gujarat Fortunegiants. Brilliant beginning from the hosts after Yogeshwar sings the national anthem. Monu Goyat doesn't disappoint as he returns with a touch point with Haryana Steelers taking 5-0 lead at the start.
Yogi Dutt in the house
Yogeshwar Dutt is in the house to support the home side. Here is what he has got to say ahead of the match:
Live Kabaddi coverage
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Pro Kabaddi 2018. The second leg of the season kickstarts today in Sonepat with the home side Haryana Steelers taking on Gujarat Fortunegiants in hope of their first victory. Stay tuned for live score and updates.