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Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

UP Yoddha's Nitesh Kumar becomes first defender to score 100 tackle points in a season of Pro Kabaddi League history

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PKL 2018, Pro Kabaddi, Qualifier 2 highlights: UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Qualifier 2 highlights: UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortunegiants

 
In Qualifier 2 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi season six (PKL 2018), Gujarat Fortunegiants produced an impressive performance as they beat UP Yoddha 38-31 to enter the final of Pro Kabaddi 2018. was the star for Gujarat as he scored 10 points and got ample support from his defence. For UP Yoddha Nitesh Kumar scored 6 tackle points and became the first defender in the history of Pro Kabaddi League to score 100 tackle points in a single season. His fine effort went in vain as UP Yoddha raiders couldn’t produce enough points and crashed out of Pro Kabaddi 2018.  

Prashanth Kumar Rai made a two-point raid in the first minute to give UP Yoddha 2-1 lead. responded with a two-point raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants to give his team 4-2 lead. No tackle point was scored in the first five minutes as both teams were level at 5-5. 

PKL 2018, Pro Kabaddi, Qualifier 2 highlights: UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Prapanjan got into the act as he made a two-point raid in the 8th minute as Gujarat Fortunegiants opened a four-point lead. Nitesh Kumar made a couple of successful tackles for UP Yoddha as they came back to level the match at 11-11 in the 15th minute. Gujarat Fortunegiants inflicted the first all out of the match to lead 19-14. 

Gujarat Fortunegiants started the second half in an impressive fashion as and Prapanjan picked up the raid points. In the first 8 minutes of the second half Gujarat didn’t let UP score a single point as they went on a 10-point run to lead 29-14. This included an all-out which was inflicted in the 27th minute. 

Shrikant Jadhav tried to ignite UP Yoddha’s hopes of a comeback with a couple of successful raids. In the 36th minute UP Yoddha trailed by five points but Gujarat Fortunegiants showed calm and composure to secure a place in the final. 

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

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Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

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Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

AT FULL TIME: Gujarat Fortunegiants beat UP Yoddha 38-31 FT: #GUJ 38 - 31 #UP Garja Gujarat, yet again!  It turned out to be too little too late for @UpYoddha as @Fortunegiants ran away with the lead to seal their spot in #VivoProKabaddi Season 6 final!  #GUJvUP — ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) January 3, 2019

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

An empty raid from Azad Singh (38-31)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

A successful raid from Rohit Gulia (38-31)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

A successful raid from Shrikant Jadhav (37-31)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

A successful raid from Rohit Gulia (37-30)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

Sachin Kumar went out of bound (36-30)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

Ajay Kumar is tackled but steals a bonus in do or die raid (35-30)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

A touch point for Shrikant Jadhav (34-29)

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

An empty raid from Rohit Gulia

First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 18:05 IST

Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Gujarat beat UP Yoddha to register final berth

UP Yoddha's Nitesh Kumar becomes first defender to score 100 tackle points in a season of Pro Kabaddi League history

 
In Qualifier 2 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi season six (PKL 2018), Gujarat Fortunegiants produced an impressive performance as they beat UP Yoddha 38-31 to enter the final of Pro Kabaddi 2018. was the star for Gujarat as he scored 10 points and got ample support from his defence. For UP Yoddha Nitesh Kumar scored 6 tackle points and became the first defender in the history of Pro Kabaddi League to score 100 tackle points in a single season. His fine effort went in vain as UP Yoddha raiders couldn’t produce enough points and crashed out of Pro Kabaddi 2018.  

Prashanth Kumar Rai made a two-point raid in the first minute to give UP Yoddha 2-1 lead. responded with a two-point raid for Gujarat Fortunegiants to give his team 4-2 lead. No tackle point was scored in the first five minutes as both teams were level at 5-5. 

PKL 2018, Pro Kabaddi, Qualifier 2 highlights: UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Prapanjan got into the act as he made a two-point raid in the 8th minute as Gujarat Fortunegiants opened a four-point lead. Nitesh Kumar made a couple of successful tackles for UP Yoddha as they came back to level the match at 11-11 in the 15th minute. Gujarat Fortunegiants inflicted the first all out of the match to lead 19-14. 

Gujarat Fortunegiants started the second half in an impressive fashion as and Prapanjan picked up the raid points. In the first 8 minutes of the second half Gujarat didn’t let UP score a single point as they went on a 10-point run to lead 29-14. This included an all-out which was inflicted in the 27th minute. 

Shrikant Jadhav tried to ignite UP Yoddha’s hopes of a comeback with a couple of successful raids. In the 36th minute UP Yoddha trailed by five points but Gujarat Fortunegiants showed calm and composure to secure a place in the final. 

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