Pro Kabaddi 2022: Gujarat Giants edge out UP Yoddhas in a point fest
Gujarat Giants and UP Yoddhas played out a 96-point game with Giants handing UP Yoddhas another defeat to enter the top 6 in the points table.
PKL fans witnessed a proper raid point slug fest between Gujarat Giants and UP Yoddhas as the match had six super raids and four super 10s. Chandran Ranjit, Rakesh HS, Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill score super 10s sharing 67 points between them.
This is Gujarat Giants' second win in season 9 and they have entered the top half of points table now.
Chandran Ranjit stepped up with a couple of raids for Gujarat, but Surender Gill also picked up raids for UP as both sides traded points in the first five minutes of the match. However, Pardeep Narwal pulled off a SUPER RAID in the 9th minute to help the Yoddhas take the lead at 10-7.
But, moments later, Ranjit effected a fantastic raid and helped his side to regain the lead at 12-11. However, the Yoddhas inflicted an ALL-OUT in the 12th minute and attained a stronghold of the match at 16-14.
Defenders Ashu Singh and Sumit also joined the party for UP as the team widened its lead to 19-15. Ranjit and Rakesh pulled off raids for Gujarat, but the Yoddhas managed to stay ahead at 21-19 at the end of the first half.
The Giants showed more determination and inflicted an ALL-OUT in the opening minutes of the second half to take the lead at 25-23. Moments later, Ranjit effected a SUPER RAID and reduced the Yoddhas to three players on the mat.
Gujarat kept raging on and inflicted another ALL-OUT in the 28th minute to take a massive lead at 37-29. Rakesh continued to showcase top form as the Giants stayed in the lead at 42-35 in the 35th minute.
Soon after, Gujarat sealed the deal after effecting another ALL OUT and taking a huge lead at 49-38. Pardeep Narwal pulled off a SUPER RAID in the dying minutes of the match, but the Giants held on to their lead and eventually walked off the mat as winners.