All tied up. A closely contested back-and-forth game between the Gujarat Giants and Puneri Paltan finished with both teams sharing the spoils. The match was tied at 31-31 after 40 minutes in the 118th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. Mohit Goyat led the Puneri Paltan with 10 points, while Rakesh Sangroya was the star of the show for the Gujarat Giants, scoring 10 points.
Gujarat Giants were dominant par in the raiding department scoring 22 to Puneri Paltan's 17 points. When it came to tackling Gujarat Giants scored 6 points to Puneri Paltan's 11 points. Raids became more fiercely contested in the 2nd half and eventually, the match ended in a tie.
Gujarat Giants captain Sunil Kumar scored 1 where as Puneri Paltan captain Nitin Tomar picked 1. The mainstay of the Gujarat Giants was Sunil Kumar staying on the mat for 97% of the raids.
Best Raider : Mohit Goyat (10 points), PU
Best Defender : Hadi Oshtorak (3 points), GJ
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||GJ 0 - 1 PU||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Aslam Inamdar comes back with a bonus point.|
|Raid 10||GJ 5 - 4 PU||Ajay Kumar (GJ)||Super Raid! Ajay takes out 3 Puneri Paltan players despite pinned to the ground.|
|Raid 12||GJ 6 - 4 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Nitin Tomar errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Rakesh Sangroya.|
|Raid 14||GJ 7 - 5 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Rakesh Sangroya locks horns with Sombir, but manages to get across the line.|
|Raid 15||GJ 7 - 7 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat eliminates Girish Ernak with a Hand Touch.|
|Raid 16||GJ 8 - 7 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Rakesh Sangroya muscles his way past Aslam Inamdar and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 17||GJ 11 - 8 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Mohit Goyat out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 28||GJ 18 - 13 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Wily move this from Rakesh Sangroya. Abhineesh Natarajan goes for a tackle, but raider slips way and tackler has to leave the court.|
|Raid 32||GJ 20 - 14 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Vishal Bharadwaj, Abhineesh Natarajan has to leave as Rakesh Sangroya gets a touch on him.|
|Raid 48||GJ 23 - 19 PU||Aslam Inamdar (PU)||Aslam Inamdar gets another raid point as he takes out Girish Ernak.|
|Raid 53||GJ 23 - 20 PU||Ajay Kumar (GJ)||Ajay has been taken down!|
|Raid 54||GJ 23 - 21 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Hadi errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Mohit Goyat.|
|Raid 60||GJ 24 - 24 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat gets his man! He's been targeting P Bhainswal for a while now and finally gets him out with a smart Hand Touch.|
|Raid 61||GJ 25 - 27 PU||Mahendra Ganesh Rajput (GJ)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Mahendra out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 68||GJ 27 - 28 PU||Mohit Goyat (PU)||Mohit Goyat locks horns with Sunil Kumar, but manages to get across the line.|
|Raid 69||GJ 28 - 28 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Vishal Bharadwaj has to leave as Rakesh Sangroya gets a touch on him.|
|Raid 73||GJ 30 - 29 PU||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Rakesh Sangroya raids successfully and gets Mohit Goyat, Abhineesh Natarajan out.|