Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Patna Pirates 45-27 to qualify for the playoffs in an Inter-Zone match of this season's Pro Kabaddi League at the Thyagraj stadium, New Delhi on Tuesday. Gujarat Fortunegiants became the second team after U Mumba to qualify for the playoffs of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season six after hammering Patna Pirates.
Parvesh Bhainswal put in a terrific defensive show as he scored eight tackle points, while Sachin and K. Prapanjan contributed nine raid points each to lead their team to victory.
Gujarat made a strong start as they kept Pardeep quiet for the first five minutes and Sachin picked up a couple of raid points. After five minutes Gujarat led 7-2 and were threatening to run away with the match.
A super tackle in the next minute gave Patna Pirates a lifeline as they trailed 4-7. Gujarat Fortunegiants inflicted an all out in 8th minute to open an eight-point gap to lead 13-5.
It took Pardeep 10 minutes to open his account as Gujarat's defence had an excellent first half. Another tackle point in the 20th minute gave Gujarat 20-12 lead at the end of the first half.
With less than 8 minutes left on the clock, Patna Pirates were trailing by 18-32 at the moment and needed to pull some trick out of their bag if they wanted to register a comeback win but were further went behind.
Patna Pirates trailed 12-20 at halftime. Pardeep Narwal was not been at his best, scoring just 1 point before the half. K Prapanjan and Sachin Tanwar scored most of the points for Gujarat Fortunegiants.
Gujarat further asserted their dominance as they inflicted another all out to lead 26-13 in the 23rd minute. Patna raiders just couldn't deal with the strong Gujarat defense and struggled to get raid points.
Manjeet scored with a raid point in the 32nd minute as Patna Pirates trailed 18-32. It just wasn't Patna Pirates' night as their raiders just couldn't get going. Their defense performed decently but it was never going to be enough.
Gujarat inflicted another all out in the last five minutes to register a resounding victory.