Parvesh Bhainswal was a rock at the back for Gujarat Fortunegiants as he showed great fitness levels to floor Bengal raiders. The brave moment of the match belonged to Gujarat Fortunegiants’ defence who never allowed Bengal Warriors to settle down.
Gujarat Fortunegiants got off to a flying start to their home leg as they crushed Bengal Warriors 35-23 in Inter Zone Challenge Week of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6. K Prapanjan led the scoring charts for Gujarat as he scored 9 points and was ably supported by Ajay Kuamr and Parvesh Bhainswal. Bengal Warriors were in the match for the first 10 minutes but never recovered from the all out they suffered in the first half. Maninder Singh and Jang Kun Lee couldn’t live up to their high standards as Bengal Warriors suffered a second consecutive defeat.
Ajay Kumar and Maninder Singh got a couple of raid points to get their teams going in the first five minutes. Prapanjan’s two-point raid gave Gujarat 6-5 lead in the sixth minute. Both teams were jostling for points and refused to give an inch in what was a closely contested first half. Maninder Singh scored another raid point in the ninth minute to give Bengal Warriors 9-8 lead.
In the 14th minute, Gujarat Fortunegiants grabbed the advantage as they inflicted an all out to lead 14-11. Their defence ended the first half strongly by sending Jang Kun Lee and Maninder Singh to the bench. At
half time, Gujarat Fortunegiants led 19-14.
A super tackle forced by Bengal Warriors in the 23rd minute reduced the deficit to four points. Gujarat were in no mood to allow Bengal Warriors to make a comeback. Ajay Kumar’s successful raid in the 28th minute led to Gujarat inflicting another all out as they led 27-18.
With less than five minutes to go, Gujarat Fortunegiants enjoyed a healthy 12-point advantage.
The home side picked up a few more raid and tackle points in the last couple of minutes to wrap up an easy 35-23 win.
Fans can catch live action of Inter-Zone Challenge Week matches when Gujarat Fortunegiants play Bengaluru Bulls while Puneri Paltan take on Bengal Warriors on Saturday, i.e. 17th November 2018, 7:30 pm onwards, on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Gold, Star Sports First and Hotstar.