Pro Kabaddi: Gujarat Thrash Defending Champions Bengaluru 42-24
Gujarat Fortune Giants avenged their loss in last year's final against Bengaluru Bulls in style as they hammered the Rohit Kumar-led side 42-24 in their opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 in Hyderabad on Sunday.
For Gujarat, raiders Sachin, Sunil Kumar and G.B. More collected 7, 6 and 6 points, respectively, while Sumit, Sonu and Rohit Gulia chipped in with 4, 5 and 2 points, respectively.
Pawan Sehrawat fetched 8 points for Bengaluru while their ace raider and skipper Rohit Kumar failed to replicate his last year's show as he could only manage 4 points throughout the match.
The defending champions then made a super tackle against Rohit Gulia to make it 3-4 before Pawan successfully raided to level the score 4-4. Sachin kept on winning points while his side kept takcling the Bengaluru raiders as Gujarat took a 8-5 lead before inflicting an all out to reach 11 points.
Rohit Gulia's stunning raid made the issue 17-8, leaving Bengaluru with just a player on mat before his side inflicted the second all out to make it 20-10 in their favour.
Gujarat ended the first-half with a good 21-10 lead.
Pawan then made a stunning four-point raid in the 32nd minute as he not only collected a bonus (1 point), but also sent out three Gujarat players.
However, after that Pawan and Rohit Kumar didn't taste much success while the Gujarat side shows brilliance in every department of the game as the score read 29-20 in their favour. Gujarat's Sonu also stepped up to make a super raid as his side took an unassailable 32-20 lead.
Five minutes later, Gujarat inflicted the third all out, worsening Bengaluru's situation, who were tottering at just 21 points while their opposition moved to 36 points.
In the last few minutes, Bengaluru tried their best but it wasn't enough as Gujarat outclassed them to register a thumping 42-24 victory.
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