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PKL: Gujarat hammer Patna to book play-off berth

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Fortunegiants became the second team after to qualify for the playoffs of Pro League (PKL) season six after hammering Pirates 45-27 in an inter-zone challenge contest at the here on Tuesday.

Parvesh Bhainswal put in a terrific defensive show as he scored eight tackle points, while Sachin and contributed nine raid points each to lead their team to


For skipper it was a day to forget as he scored just one tackle point and that cost the defending champions badly.

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 led 7-2 and were threatening to run away with the match.

A super tackle in the next minute gave 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.

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 defence and struggled to get raid points.

scored with a raid point in the 32nd minute as trailed 18-32. It just wasn't Patna Pirates' night as their raiders just couldn't get going. Their defence 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.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 21:58 IST