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Vinay's Stellar Raid Takes Haryana Steelers to the Semi-Finals, Defeated Gujarat Giants in Eliminator

The Haryana Steelers secured a convincing victory over the Gujarat Giants in Eliminator 2 of Pro Kabaddi Season 10, booking their place in the semi-finals against the Jaipur Pink Panthers. The match, played at the GMC Balayogi Sports Complex in Hyderabad, was a one-sided affair dominated by the Steelers, with Vinay emerging as the star performer with a spectacular Super Raid.

The first half was a closely contested battle, with both teams exchanging raid and tackle points. Vinay, the Haryana raider, showcased his prowess early on, scoring bonuses and touch-points to keep his team in the lead. However, the Gujarat Giants managed to stay in touch, thanks to some crucial raid points from Parteek Dahiya and Rakesh. The score at half-time was 16-21 in favour of Haryana.

The second half was a display of Haryana's dominance. Vinay continued his raid scoring spree, and his exceptional Super Raid in the 18th minute, where he eliminated 4 Gujarat defenders, completely shifted the momentum in Haryana's favour. The Steelers defence also tightened their grip, putting constant pressure on the Gujarat raiders and inflicting two crucial all-outs.


Shivam, Haryana's other raider, also played a crucial role, contributing valuable raid points and keeping the pressure on the Gujarat defense. Mohit Nandal, the Haryana right cover defender, was another standout performer, showcasing his defensive skills with a High 5 (five successful tackles in a match).

Despite a late surge from the Giants, Haryana held on to their lead comfortably, eventually winning the match by a margin of 17 points (42-25). This emphatic victory showcased the Steelers' well-rounded performance, with both their raiders and defenders contributing significantly to the win.

Here's a summary of the key highlights from the match:

  • Star Performer: Vinay (Haryana Steelers) - Super Raid, 12 raid points
  • Other key performers:
    • Mohit Nandal (Haryana Steelers) - High 5
    • Shivam (Haryana Steelers) - 8 raid points

With this win, the Haryana Steelers have reached the semi-finals of Pro Kabaddi for the first time in their history. They will now face the formidable Jaipur Pink Panthers in a thrilling encounter, aiming to secure a place in the grand finale.