Gujarat Giants produced a clinical performance, especially in the second half, to secure a 30-19 victory against Telugu Titans in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Saturday. Rakesh, Sourav Gulia and Parteek Dhaiya chipped in with 6 points each for Gujarat Giants.
Monu Goyat pulled off a couple of raids as Telugu Titans took the lead at 5-2 in the 8th minute. However, the Giants fought back through raider Parteek Dhaiya and defender Sourav Gulia to level the score at 5-5. Rakesh pulled off a magnificent raid in the 12th minute to help his team inch ahead at 7-6. However, the Titans regained the lead at 10-8 in the 17th minute after a fantastic raid by Adarsh T. Telugu Titans then tackled Purna Singh and stayed in front at 12-9 by the end of the first half.
The Giants showed more urgency in the second half and took the lead at 13-12 in the 24th minute. Moments later, Gujarat Giants inflicted an All-Out to take a lead at 17-13. All-rounder Shankar Gadai also joined the party as the Giants attained a stronghold in the match at 21-15 in the 31st minute.
Rakesh continued to shine and helped Gujarat Giants to keep moving forward in the game. The Giants then tackled Siddharth Desai in the 38th minute and held a comfortable lead at 25-19. Gujarat Giants kept raging on and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Adarsh T (2 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Ankit (6 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Parteek Dhaiya (6 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sourav Gulia (6 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.