Gujarat Fortunegiants showed why they are the team to beat in Pro Kabaddi Season 6 as they registered a comfortable 35-20 win over Puneri Paltan in Pune on Thursday, 29 November.
Sachin (7 points) and Prapanjan (5 points) combined to scored 12 raid points while Gujarat's defence scored 14 tackle points and contained Pune's raiders.
Puneri Paltan's raiders had a quiet match and that was the biggest reason of their downfall. Sandeep Narwal got a high five for Puneri Paltan.
The result keeps Gujarat top of the table in Zone A with 63 points from 15 matches, while Pune are third with 47 points after 18 games.
The hosts got off to a quick start as they scored a raid and tackle point to lead 2-0, before Gujarat levelled the match at 2-2 in the second minute. After the opening five minutes, the teams were neck-and-neck with each other with the scores tied at 5-5.
Gujarat's strong defensive unit came to the fore once again as they scored a couple of tackle points to open a four-point lead. Things got worse for Pune as they suffered an all out in the 11th minute.
The Fortunegiants finished the first half strongly as they held a 9-point lead with the score reading 20-11.
Puneri Paltan’s last encounter had seen them overturn a 15-point deficit against Haryana Steelers, but a repeat wasn’t to be. Gujarat’s solid-as-a-rock defense ensured a strong 35-20 finishing scoreline for the table-toppers.
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