scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, January 21, 2022

PKL: Gujarat Giants beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-27, Dabang Delhi, Patna Pirates register wins

In the first match, Girish Maruti Ernak secured seven tackle points and was ably accompanied by teammate Parvesh Bhainswal as Gujarat secured an important victory to open their campaign.

By: PTI |
December 24, 2021 12:07:50 am
Gujarat Giants and Jaipur Pink Panthers players in action (Twitter/Pro Kabaddi League)

In the last match of the day, Patna Pirates beat the Haryana Steelers in a close match which ended 42-39 in favour of the Pirates on Thursday

Earlier, Gujarat Giants beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-27 in a Pro Kabaddi League match.

In another match, Dabang Delhi beat Puneri Paltan 41-30 with Naveen Kumar scoring 16 points. In the last match of the day, Haryana Steelers beat Patna Pirates 22-18.

In the first match, Girish Maruti Ernak secured seven tackle points and was ably accompanied by teammate Parvesh Bhainswal (4 raid points) as Gujarat secured an important victory to open their campaign.

Jaipur didn’t have the raiding strength against a well-oiled Gujarat defence but will take positives from a tactically-fought match.

The match started as expected with both defences thwarting the raiders. The first 10 minutes of the match saw no multi-points raids despite both sets of raiders struggling to make an impact.

The first momentum shift of the match came courtesy a brilliant tackle by Gujarat’s left corner Girish, who pinned Nitish Narwal on the floor from a seemingly difficult angle.

Riding on the energy, Rakesh clinched a two-point raid to inflict the first “all out’ on the Pink Panthers in the 10th minute to make the scores 13-17 in Gujarat’s favour.

But Pink Panther quickly clawed their way back into the match, with new recruit Arjun Deshwal impressing in the raids.

Gujarat’s Rakesh missed a bonus point in a ‘do-or-die’ raid and that handed the advantage to the Panthers.

Jaipur capitalised to get their first all out with two minutes to half time and reduced Gujarat’s lead to just one point.

The first half ended with Gujarat in the lead at 19-17. They maintained the intensity in the second half to log home full points.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X