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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants, highlights, match 3 - Gujarat thrash Bengaluru by 42-24

Pro Kabaddi 2019, Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants: Follow highlights and scores of Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 2019 match

By HT Correspondent | Jul 21, 2019 21:07 IST
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Pro Kabaddi 2019, Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants as it happend: The Gujarat Fortunegiants have thrashed the Bengaluru Bulls by 42-24. A complete team performance from the runner-ups of season 6. 17 raid points, 17 defending points, a revenge completed for the Fortunegiants

Follow Pro Kabaddi highlights of Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants here:

20:25 hrs IST

Match ends

That’s it, all over. The Gujarat Fortunegiants have thrashed the Bengaluru Bulls by 42-24. A complete team performance from the runner-ups of season 6. 17 raid points, 17 defending points, a revenge completed for the Fortunegiants

20:21 hrs IST

Time running out for Bulls

Only 3 minutes remain for Bulls to pull off a miracle. The gap between the two teams is now of 18 points. One has to say, the Fortunegiants look clear winners today.

20:18 hrs IST

Substitution

Second substitution for Bengaluru Bulls.

In: Banty

Out: Ashish Sangwan

20:14 hrs IST

Sonu with a Super Raid

Fantastic stuff. Who would have expected Sonu to come up with a Super Raid? This is the Fortunegiants night now, 3 points for the Super Raid and they have taken a 33-21 lead.

20:09 hrs IST

Fortunegiants get their act together

So After the Super Raid, Fortunegiants have not allowed a single point to the high-flyer Pawan Sherawat. His had to go back and sit on the bench on two of next raids. This is turning out to be a great match. Gujarat 29-20 Bulls with only 8 minutes to go

20:04 hrs IST

Super Raid from Pawan Sherawat

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. The high-flyer Pawan Sherawat comes up with a Super Raid and a bonus point to keep his side Bulls in the game. Can the Bulls draw inspiration from Sherawat’s raid? Gujarat 26-18 Bulls

19:53 hrs IST

First-half ends

There’s the half-time. Bengaluru Bulls have been battered in the first-half. They have suffered an all out twice in the match and Gujarat Fortunegiants have taken a sizable lead of 21-10. Can the defending champs stage a comeback? We’ll wait and watch.

19:52 hrs IST

SUBSTITUTION

Bengaluru Bulls have decided to make a change.

In: Sumit Singh

Out: Vijay Kumar

19:50 hrs IST

Fortunegaints on fire

Gujarat have now got both Rahul Kumar and Pawan Sherawat - the two best raiders of the Bulls - to further strengthen their grip in the match. They now lead by 16-8

19:46 hrs IST

Bulls are all out

Brilliant stuff from the Fortunegiants, it’s an all out! So not only do they get a tackle point but they also bag three more points for an all out. The Gujarat side has taken an 11-6 lead in the first-half.

19:41 hrs IST

Bengaluru back

That’s how you make a comeback in the match. Three back to back points for the defending champs and they are back in it and so are their main raiders. It’s 4-4, match on

19:39 hrs IST

Rohit Kumar out

Rohit Kumar is out. He did manage to get a bonus point but Sunil Kumar’s tackle was bit too much to handle. The Do or die raid goes unsuccessful for the Bulls.

19:37 hrs IST

Great start by Fortunegiants

A dream start from Gujarat Fortunegiants. They have taken a 3-0 lead over the defending champs who only have 4 players on the mat and with no review.

19:32 hrs IST

First points

Bengaluru Bulls call for a review straightaway and the replays suggest there was a touch, so the Bulls lose their only review in the first minute and Gujarat draw first blood. Gujarat 1-0 Bulls

19:30 hrs IST

The toss

Gujarat Fortunegiants have won the toss and they will raid first.

19:28 hrs IST

The players make their way

The player of Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Fortunegiants enter the stadium to a rapturous welcome from the capacity crowd at the Gachibowli indoor stadium in Hyderabad.

19:27 hrs IST

The stars to watch out for

Pawan Sherawat, Bengaluru Bulls: Pawan Sehrawat was exceptional in PKL 6 and was the leading raid point scorer with 271 raid points. In addition he was remarkable in scoring Super Raids. He scored a total of 11 Super raids in PKL 6 and it was the most by any raider. Pawan was also very successful during the super tackle situations in PKL 6. He had a Raid SR of 96 and was 2 nd best among raiders who went for a minimum of 15 raids in Super tackle situations.

Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal, Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal played a huge part in helping the team finish at the top of Zone A at the end of league stage in PKL 6. The team also had the most number of wins in PKL 6. Sunil and Parvesh had a very good win percentage in matches where they scored a minimum of 3 tackle Points in a match or a High 5.

19:20 hrs IST

Probable 7

Bengaluru Bulls: Vijay Kumar, Pawan Sherawat, Ashish Sagwan, Sumit Singh, Mahender Singh, Rohit Kumar, Amit Sheoran.

Gujarat Fortunegiants: Ruturaj Koravi, Vinod Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Sachin, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rohit Gulia, Pankaj

19:05 hrs IST

PKL 6 records

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 6 Record

13 wins, 7 losses, 2 ties (1 st in Zone B)

Champions of PKL 6

Won their first match in PKL 7 (34 – 32) against Patna Pirates

Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 6 Record

17 wins, 3 losses, 2 ties (1 st in Zone A)

Runners up of PKL 6

18:55 hrs IST

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 4| Bengaluru Bulls – 2 | Gujarat Fortunegiants – 1 | Tie – 1

Bengaluru have the upper hand over Gujarat in this H2H winning 2 of the 4 matches (1 Tie)

Bengaluru Bulls are one among the only two teams to have won more than once against Gujarat

Fortunegiants in PKL. Both their wins came when it mattered the most (Qualifier 1 and Finals).

The only game that Gujarat won against Bengaluru came in PKL 5 (the first meeting between both these sides)

All but one of the 4 matches between these two sides were close encounters (1 tie and 2 by a margin of 5 or less)

Last season Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Fortunegiants met 3 times and Bengaluru Bulls won twice and one resulted in a tie. Both the victories against Gujarat came in the playoffs (Qualifier 1 and the Final).

In the Final, Bengaluru Bulls were 9 – 16 down at half-time and made a comeback and won the title. Pawan was the key player in Gujarat’s loss as he scored 22 raid points out of which 18 raid points came in the 2 nd half.

18:45 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

Hi and a very warm welcome to the live coverage of the Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Pro Kabaddi league match at Hyderabad. The defending champions Bulls got off to a winning start last night and they will look to continue the same against Fortunegiants tonight. It will be easier said than done though.