Gujarat Giants get their 1st get as Puneri Paltan struggles

Gujarat Giants get their first win as Puneri Paltan struggles

Gujarat Giants get their 1st get as Puneri Paltan struggles


Rakesh HS was the protagonist as Gujarat Giants opened their acquire account and defeated Puneri Paltan 47-37 regardless of captain Fazel Atrachali and experienced all-rounder Nabibaksh returning to the Pune squad.

A hesitant commence by the two teams noticed the Giants pull absent into the lead, courtesy of Rakesh’s continuous accomplishment on the raids. Irrespective of not having lots of touchpoints, Puneri Paltan’s raiders held their workforce in touching length by way of reward points.

It all arrived apart for the Paltan soon ample nevertheless, Rakesh catching out the two the Iranian defenders in the Puneri line-up in consecutive raids, to build an emphatic lead. The final Paltan male on the mat, Aslam Inamdar was caught while raiding as the Giants initiated the to start with ALL OUT of the recreation to consider a five-stage guide at 16-11.

That ALL OUT galvanised the sluggish Paltan group into motion. Their captain Fazel Atrachali was at the forefront of the resurgence, his ankle hold on Rakesh, and then a subsequent one particular on Chandran Ranjit meant the Giants missing their two lead raiders in the area of two minutes. At the other conclusion, Inamdar experienced chipped away at the direct far too. The Giants went into halftime top 19-17.

Paltan begun the second 50 % in which they’d still left off the 1st, hacking away at the Giants’ lead and their confidence continuously. Before long plenty of, they initiated their very first ALL OUT and with it took the guide for the initial time at 22-21.

The turning level arrived with Giants’ raider Rakesh catching Atrachali out on a raid, midway via the next half. Minutes soon after that, the Giants experienced initiated their second ALL OUT of the match to retake the direct.

A Super RAID by Rakesh — catching out Atrachali, Balasaheb Jadhav and Mohit Goyat — led to yet another ALL OUT with five minutes of the game still left, and the Giants took a in close proximity to unassailable lead at 43-31. It was one they held on to, as they took their initial victory of the time.