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Pro Kabaddi 2018, Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengal Warriors as it happened: Fortunegiants win 35-23

Pro Kabaddi 2018 Updates: Catch all the action as it happened of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Bengal Warriors through our blog.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 16, 2018 21:29 IST
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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 Pro Kabaddi Season 6. K Prapanjan led the scoring charts for Gujarat as he scored 9 points and was ably supported by Ajay Kumar 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.

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21:02 hrs IST

That’s it, thanks for joining us

That’s it from us as far as this match is concerned. Thanks for joining us.

20:59 hrs IST

Fortunegiants win 35-23

Brilliant by Gujarat Fortunegiants, they take the match 35-23. K Prapanjan and Ajay Kumar are their heroes with 15 points between them. Back to the drawing board for Bengal.

20:55 hrs IST

No point for Bengal

The defeat by more than seven points would mean that Bengal will get no points. Big blow for them and Gujarat living up to their billing as the favourites.

20:50 hrs IST

Last five minutes

We are into the last five minutes and Gujarat still have a five point advantage. Game all but over for Bengal.

20:45 hrs IST

Fortunegiants lead by 10 points

Just as it looked that Bengal were getting back into the match here comes a hammer blow. Ajay Kumar raid means the lead is now 10 points and the game unless something miraculous happens is Gujarat’s. 29-19 the score

20:39 hrs IST

Lead cut

Warriors have cut Fortunegiants’ lead to 4 points now with 10 minutes remaining. Bengal need their fringe players to warm to the task. K Prapanjan the main man for Gujarat, with good support from Parvesh Bhainswal.

20:35 hrs IST

Second half begins

Second half has begun and Gujarat have extended their lead. 21-14 the score now. Bengal need to stem the tide or this match will be over pretty quickly.

20:27 hrs IST

Half time

Half time and it’s Gujarat who have a five point lead against Bengal Warriors. 19-14 the score. Can they manage the game in the second half.

20:22 hrs IST

Fortunegiants edge ahead

Dong Geon Lee’s successful raids results in an allout and that’s why Gujarat edge ahead. 16-14 the score as we close in on Half time.

20:20 hrs IST

Maninder driving Warriors

four points to Maninder thus far. He is the top scorer for the Bengal team and it is because of him that Warriors have their noses slightly in front.

20:14 hrs IST

Game continues to be tight

The game continues to be a tight affair as a couple of substitutions are made. 9-8 to the Warriors as we reach the half way stage in the first half.

20:09 hrs IST

Tight start

Both teams are neck and neck in opening exchanges. 5-4 the score as we move into the first five minutes. K Prapanjan has 3 points for Gujarat. More of a team effort by Bengal.

20:01 hrs IST

Toss

Bengal Warriors win the toss & select the Choice of court

19:50 hrs IST

Standings

Gujarat are third in Zone A, while Bengal are fifth in Zone B. Points are vital for both sides.

19:30 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 match between Gujarat Forunegiants and Bengal Warriors. This is the first match of the Ahmedabad leg of the tournament.