UP Yoddha lost to Gujarat Giants 31-38 in the 115th match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The best raider of the match for Gujarat Giants was Ajay Kumar. He was ably supported by Girish Maruti Ernak. Pardeep Narwal's efforts went in vain tonight.
Gujarat Giants were behind in the raiding department at the scoring 17 to UP Yoddha's 19. When it came to tackling Gujarat Giants scored 15 points to UP Yoddha's 10 points. They cleaned up the opposition into 2 All-Outs. And that made all the difference.
Gujarat Giants captain Sunil Kumar scored 1 where as UP Yoddha captain Nitesh Kumar picked 1. The mainstay of the Gujarat Giants was Hadi Oshtorak staying on the mat for 93% of the raids.
Best Raider : Ajay Kumar (6 points), GJ
Best Defender : Sumit (4 points), UP
Key Moments in the Match
|Raid 1||UP 1 - 0 GJ||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Girish Ernak errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Pardeep.|
|Raid 15||UP 4 - 7 GJ||Shrikant Jadhav (UP)||It's Girish Ernak again as he takes Shrikant Jadhav off his feet and pummels him to the ground.|
|Raid 16||UP 4 - 11 GJ||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Pradeep Kumar muscles his way past Sumit, Nitesh Kumar and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 22||UP 5 - 15 GJ||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||Rakesh Sangroya muscles his way past Sumit, Ashu Singh and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 28||UP 6 - 19 GJ||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Pradeep Kumar muscles his way past Shubham Kumar and picks up the point of the game.|
|Raid 29||UP 7 - 22 GJ||Surender Gill (UP)||Perfect team play, the defense ushers the raider Surender Gill out of the mat. Raider however pinches a bonus.|
|Raid 37||UP 11 - 22 GJ||Shrikant Jadhav (UP)||P Bhainswal has to leave as Shrikant Jadhav gets a touch on him.|
|Raid 38||UP 12 - 22 GJ||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Pradeep Kumar is taken out by UP Yoddha defense after he tags two players in the centre.|
|Raid 39||UP 12 - 24 GJ||Surender Gill (UP)||Super Tackle for Gujarat Giants. Surender Gill tries to leap over Girish Ernak, Hadi, who latches onto the raider's foot to win two points for his team. Invaluable!|
|Raid 47||UP 13 - 25 GJ||Mahendra Ganesh Rajput (GJ)||Raid sees Mahendra taken out by the UP Yoddha defense.|
|Raid 52||UP 16 - 25 GJ||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Pardeep gets another raid point as he takes out Girish Ernak.|
|Raid 53||UP 16 - 28 GJ||Ajay Kumar (GJ)||SUPER Ajay WITH A SUPER RAID! He makes his way past half of the UP Yoddha defense and picks up 3 massive points for his side!|
|Raid 54||UP 22 - 28 GJ||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Super Raid! Pardeep picks up 4 points on a raid.|
|Raid 69||UP 26 - 33 GJ||Pradeep Kumar (GJ)||Sumit strikes, gets rid of Pradeep Kumar.|
|Raid 75||UP 29 - 34 GJ||Rakesh Sangroya (GJ)||That takes some guts. Solo Tackle by Sumit to take out raider Rakesh Sangroya.|
|Raid 78||UP 31 - 34 GJ||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Sunil Kumar errs and has to go back to the bench and it's another point for Pardeep.|
|Raid 79||UP 31 - 36 GJ||Ajay Kumar (GJ)||Ajay raids successfully, gets Nitesh Kumar in addition to a bonus point.|
|Raid 80||UP 31 - 38 GJ||Pardeep Narwal (UP)||Pardeep tries to wriggle out of the centre, but is stopped by Soleiman Pahlevani, Girish Ernak. Super Tackle!|