Gujarat Fortunegiants notch a comfortable 35-23 win over Bengal Warriors
• Parvesh Bhainswal was a rock at the back for
Gujarat Fortunegiants as he showed great
fitness levels to floor Bengal raiders.
• The brave moment of the match belonged to
Gujarat Fortunegiants’ defence who never
allowed Bengal Warriors to settle down
Gujarat Fortunegiants got off to a flying start to their
home leg as they crushed Bengal Warriors 35-23 in
Inter Zone Challenge Week of Vivo Pro Kabaddi
Season 6. K Prapanjan led the scoring charts for
Gujarat as he scored 9 points and was ably supported
by Ajay Kuamr and Parvesh Bhainswal. Bengal
Warriors were in the match for the first 10 minutes
but never recovered from the all out they suffered in
the first half. Maninder Singh and Jang Kun Lee
couldn’t live up to their high standards as Bengal
Warriors suffered a second consecutive defeat.
Ajay Kumar and Maninder Singh got a couple of raid
points to get their teams going in the first five
minutes. Prapanjan’s two-point raid gave Gujarat 6-5
lead in the sixth minute. Both teams were jostling for
points and refused to give an inch in what was a
closely contested first half. Maninder Singh scored
another raid point in the ninth minute to give Bengal
Warriors 9-8 lead.
In the 14th minute, Gujarat Fortunegiants grabbed the
advantage as they inflicted an all out to lead 14-11.
Their defence ended the first half strongly by sending
Jang Kun Lee and Maninder Singh to the bench. At
half time, Gujarat Fortunegiants led 19-14.
A super tackle forced by Bengal Warriors in the 23rd
minute reduced the deficit to four points. Gujarat
were in no mood to allow Bengal Warriors to make a
comeback. Ajay Kumar’s successful raid in the 28th
minute led to Gujarat inflicting another all out as they
With less than five minutes to go, Gujarat
Fortunegiants enjoyed a healthy 12-point advantage.
The home side picked up a few more raid and tackle
points in the last couple of minutes to wrap up an
easy 35-23 win.
Fans can catch live action of Inter-Zone Challenge
Week matches when Gujarat Fortunegiants play
Bengaluru Bulls while Puneri Paltan take on Bengal
Warriors on Saturday, i.e. 17th November 2018, 7:30
pm onwards, on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star
Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1
Tamil, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Gold, Star Sports
First and Hotstar.