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PKL 2019 Day 34 highlights: Naveen scores 8th Super 10 as Delhi beat Mumbai

Vikas Kandola's early raiding brilliance ensured Haryana Steelers thrashed Season 6 runners-up Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-24

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File photo: Haryana Steelers players tackle a raider.

On Day 34 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Vikas Kandola stared as Haryana Steelers defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-25 in the first, while in the second match of the day Dabang Delhi thrashed U Mumba ** at the Thayagraj Sports Complex, New Delhi. Dabang Delhi's young raider Naveen Kumar again led his team from the front as he scored eight consecutive Super 10, equalling the record of Pardeep Narwal. For Delhi, their left corner Ravindra Pahal initiated eight tackle points to keep his team in lead. 
 
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Pro Kabaddi 2019, Day 34, Match 1 highlights: Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers
 
Vikas Kandola’s early raiding brilliance ensured Haryana Steelers thrashed Season 6 runners-up Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-24 in a VIVO Pro Kabaddi League encounter at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Vikas Kandola (8 points), Prashanth Kumar Rai (8 points) and Ravi Kumar with a High 5 (6 tackle points) led an all-round performance from the Steelers that saw the side jump to third place in the Season 7 points table.

In-form Haryana Steelers, who had lost only one match in their previous five, started the match on the front foot with their leader raider Vikas Kandola once again in the thick of things. The Gujarat defence, despite having the best tackle success rates in Season 7, struggled to contain the Haryana raiding unit as the Steelers pulled clear. Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal both struggled to contain Kandola, and the raider inflicted the first All-Out on Fortunegiants with a 3-point raid in the 15th minute of the first half to move an 8-point lead. Ruturaj Koravi successfully tackled Vikas Kandola twice in latter stages but Haryana’s raider Vinay and Prashanth Kumar Rai quickly revived their star to close the first half with scores 20-11 in favour of the Haryana side.

While the raiders usually walk away with all the credit for the Steelers, the defence has been more than influential in their winning streak. The likes of Ravi Kumar and Vikas Kale were in form again, dominating the early exchanges in the second half, which led to another All-Out for the Fortunegiants in the fifth minute of the half. The Gujarat team struggled to keep Vikas Kandola in the bench despite a few successful tackles because Vinay and Prashanth were having an equally good game. Vinay’s three-point raid with 8 minutes remaining in the match forced another All-Out on a hapless Gujarat team as Haryana cruised to a 21-point lead.

The Haryana team chose to experiment in the final stages of the match, giving rest to Vikas Kandola, and wrapped up the match without even giving away one All-Out.


9:48 PM

FULL TIME: Dabang Delhi 40 | 24 U Mumba

Top performers for Dabang Delhi

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Arjun Deshwal makes an empty raid

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Balram makes an empty raid

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Athul MS is tackled; 40-24

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Do or die raid: A two pointer raid from Balram; 39-24

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A bonus point for Athul MS; 37-24

9:43 PM

Naveen Kumar makes an empty raid

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Arjun Deshwal makes an empty raid

9:42 PM

Chandran Ranjit makes an empty raid

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A touch point for Athul MS; 37-23

9:41 PM

A touch point for Naveen Kumar; U Mumba ALL OUT for the third time in the match ; 37-22

9:41 PM

Surender Singh is tackled; 34-22

9:37 PM

Dabang Delhi take timeout with three minutes seven seconds left in the game

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SUPER 10: A touch point for Naveen Kumar; 33-22

Naveen Kumar scores 8th consecutive SUPER 10
9:36 PM

An empty raid from both the teams

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First Published: Aug 28 2019 | 5:47 PM IST

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