Gujarat Fortunegiants stays unbeaten as More GB's all-round performance helps Gujarat snap Dabang Delhi's unbeaten run
Gujarat FortuneGiants continue their winning streak this season by beating Dabang Delhi K.C in a Topsy-turvy match with the final score at 31-26.
Match 20 of the PKL 2019 witnessed battle between two unbeaten teams, Gujarat FortuneGiants and Dabang Delhi at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Mumbai. The Gujarat FortuneGiants started strong by securing bonus points as well as a tackle point in the initial few minutes of first half as Delhi were looking to register their first raid point of the day. Do-or-Die raid for Gujarat earned Delhi their first point of the day making the score (3-1) but a tricky chain tackle by GB More and Sumit took Gujarat to a further lead. Dabang Delhi K.C striked back by doing a Double-defensive attack on Sachin. By the 15th minute, of the first half, Delhi's young force Naveen Kumar broke the dominant defence of the FortuneGiants by leveled it to 9-9. There was a swift change in the momentum of game as Delhi inflicted the first All-Out on Gujarat.The first half had come to an end with Naveen and Chandran Ranjit leading the attack for Delhi.
Game was very unpredictable as Gujarat only trailed by 3 points i.e 11-14 as Gujarat is a well-oiled who at any point of time could turn the whole match in their favour. The excitement was building as both teams were neck to neck in the first half.
The Second half saw Rohit Gulia from Gujarat FortuneGiants get into the act as he scored 3 quick raid points as Gujarat levelled the match 16-16 after 24 minutes. He then made a two point raid and sent Ravinder Pahal to the bench to give FortuneGiants a further lead of 19-18. The surprise package of the match was "GB More" who proved his worth in both raiding and defence against the balanced Delhi Squad. He also reached the 100-raid point mark in Pro Kabaddi History. The 19 year old Naveen kumar from Dabang Delhi had continued his rich form and notched a another "Super 10" to lead the raiding department with 42 points from 4 matches. In the 33rd minute of the game, this time it was the Gujarat FortuneGiants who inflicted an all-out to lead 25-20 and held on till the end to emerge victorious. It was the first loss of campaign for Dabang DelhI and Gujarat FortuneGiants registered their third consecutive win.
GB more surprised all Kabaddi fans by showcasing his skills and becoming unbeatable again.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MATCH:
Ace defender and Game changer- G.B More (Gujarat FortuneGiants)
Perfect Raider- Naveen Kumar (Dabang Delhi K.C)
Head to Head: Gujarat FortuneGiants and Delhi Dabang
Why this match is so excited to watch?
This promises to be an important clash for the final standings, so expect a high octane clash. Delhi raiding has been seeing them through till now and overcoming the defensive lapses from Ravinder Pahal till now. But with Gaffari added to Delhi defense is looking more solid. Can they hold up against the "bits and pieces " players of Gujarat - GB More, Rohit Gulia, Vinod Kumar. Gujarat's three debutants have been spectacular till now. Both their corners are working in menacing fashion and this match will hinge on how well the kids back up the dangerous cover combination.