PKL 2019 Highlights: Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants tied, UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas

first_img Press Trust of India JaipurSeptember 21, 2019UPDATED: September 21, 2019 22:40 IST Shrikant Jadhav helped UP Yoddha to a comfortable win (Twitter: @prokabaddi)HIGHLIGHTSJaipur Pink Panthers will rue missing out on a win despite being on a healthy leadThe 1st match saw some extraordinary display of defences from both the sidesThe match between UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas turned out to be a one-sided encounterHosts Jaipur Pink Panthers played out a highly entertaining 28-28 tie against Gujarat Fortunegiants in the 100th match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven here on Saturday.In the second match, UP Yoddha defeated Tamil Thalaivas 42-22 in a one-sided encounter.In the first match, both defences produced a masterclass in the match of the Jaipur leg in front of a packed audience at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium but the Pink Panthers will rue missing out on a win despite taking a healthy lead for the most part of the first half.Both teams started the match with aggressive defensive shapes. The raiders struggled to get a stranglehold of the match as the defenders kept putting in successful tackles.The Pink Panthers, boosted by the return of Vishal, looked slightly better, and the marginal difference in quality was all the Pink Panthers needed to inflict an All-Out on the Gujarat Fortunegiants in the 13th minute.The All-Out also opened a 6-point lead for the home side.Both sets of raiders continued to be below average post the All-Out with only Jaipur captain Deepak Niwas Hooda impressing in his raids as Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh looked distraught from sidelines.The first half ended 15-10 with Jaipur on top.Jaipur started the second half on the front foot with Vishal picking up a High 5 but the Gujarat defence picked their game up to halt the Jaipur dominance.The visitors picked up their All-Out in the 7th minute of the second half to cut short Jaipur’s lead to two points. The match continued to be played on the defence as both sets of defenders kept thwarting all the raiders who came their way.advertisementGujarat moved to a three-point lead with less than four minutes left in the match through a successful raid by Sachin and a tackle by Parvesh Bhainswal.But Vishal pulled out a successful Super Tackle to once again make it a one-point match in the dying minutes.Nitin Rawal pulled out another Super Tackle to level the points at 24-24 with under three minutes left to play.Gujarat must have felt like they had secured a tie when they successfully tackled Deepak Hooda but Jaipur’s Nitin Rawal produced yet another Super Tackle to give the Pink Panthers the lead.The Jaipur all-rounder secured his High 5 in the process but he was tackled in the final play of the match by Gujarat to end the match in a tie.Also Read | PKL 2019 highlights: Puneri Paltan beat Bengaluru Bulls, Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates settle for tieFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Pro Kabaddi 2019Follow Jaipur Pink PanthersFollow Gujarat FortunegiantsFollow UP YoddhaFollow Tamil Thalaivas Next PKL 2019 Highlights: Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants tied, UP Yoddha beat Tamil ThalaivasHome team Jaipur Pink Panthers played out a highly entertaining 28-28 tie against Gujarat Fortunegiants in the 100th match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven.advertisementlast_img read more