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Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 27-20

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Fortunegiants recorded their third straight win after beating Pink Panthers 27-20 in the fifth Pro League here today.

A strong defensive performance and Sachin's raiding prowess laid the foundations for Gujarat's win, while defenders struggled to score points.


Sachin scored seven raid points, while Fazel Atrachali scored four tackle points for Fortungiants.

remained top of the table in Zone A with 23 points from six games. are bottom of the tale in Zone A with six points after three games.

Pink Panthers led 2-1 in the fourth minute as Fortunegiants had a couple of empty raids. It was a cagey start from both teams with leading 4-3 after seven minutes. Fortunegiants led by Fazel Atrachali kept raiders quiet as they led 5-4 in the 10th minute.

leveled the game at 6-6 in the 11th minute. Sachin scored with a two-point raid in 14th minute as lead 9 -6. Nitin Rawal scored with a two-point raid as tied the game at 9-9 after 18 minutes. It was 10-10 at the end of the first half of an evenly contested affair.

Fortunegiants scored the first point of the second half to lead 11-10 after 22 minutes. Sachin scored a raid point in the 25th minute to give 13-11 lead. raiders struggled to get points against a tight defence as they trailed 13-16 in the 30th minute.

Fortunegiants inflicted the first all out in 32nd minute to lead 21-14, which extended to 23-16 with their defence putting pressure on raiders.

Jasvir Singh had a disappointing game for as he could score just one point in 35 minutes.

Fortunegiants cruised in the last five minutes as tried to reduced the deficit to less than seven points. But didn't relent as their defenders made it extremely hard for to get points. scored 13 tackle points and recorded a comfortable 27-20 win.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 23:02 IST
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