Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers Highlights, Game 9: Gujarat-Haryana settle for a draw

PKL Season 5 Highlights: Gujarat Fortunegiants almost lost the match to Haryana Steelers with Surjeet Singh taking the game away in the second half

Pro Kabaddi League 2017’s match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers at Hyderabad came right down to the wire. Haryana Steelers made a commendable comeback after trailing by a big margin of 13-21. It was Surjeet Singh who brought them back into the match. The teams will share 3 points each. Gujarat became too defensive which loosen their grip over the match and ended up sharing points in a game which was theirs at half time. A few tactics from Haryana Steelers were off target, they are yet to win one game in the tournament.

20:58 IST At the end of the game, there is nothing to chose between the two teams. The final score is 27-27 and the teams will share points on the table.

20:54 IST The coaches are having a chat with the players, the score is 25-26 now. It is still anybody’s game.

20:49 IST Surjeet Singh has infused energy into Haryana Steelers who were losing the game early on.

20:47 IST The score is 23-23. Unpenetrable defence from Haryana, the score is 23-23. The game has turned once again, Surjeet Singh has taken one more point, it’s 24-23.

20:45 IST WOW! Is that a superaid from Vikas Kandola? They have reviewed it as Kandola feels he has got 3 points from that raid. 3 points for Haryana. 22-20. This match is suddenly alive again.

20:43 IST Vikas Khandola takes a point on the read and Haryana Steelers’ defence trying to make their way back into the game. The score is 22-17.

20:41 IST Surjeet Singh has come in for Steelers and is already shaking the scoreboard, turns the score to 22-14 looking to narrow down the lead Gujarat has.

20:39 IST Haryana Steelers gave into Gujarat Fortunenights, a silly mistake from Suresh Nada and attacking play from Fazal has made it almost impossible for the former to make a comeback in the game with 10 minutes to go.

20:35 IST This game is going one-sided now. Fazal’s tackles are deadly and putting pressure on the Haryana Steelers. The score is 20-13 as Haryana went all out.

20:32 IST Haryana has turned this game upside down. One more successful raid. Wait, here’s a successful tackle from Iranian Fazal, that was a tackle upfront, Suresh Nada is on the bench now. 14-12.

20:30 IST Steelers are back yet again, Surjeet Singh has taken two points, that’s a fantastic raid. Wait, Surender Nada launches a fantastic tackle, the score is now even folks. 11-11.

20:28 IST Mohit Chillar is looking for an all out. No, he is being cautious, does not want super tackle there to narrow down the difference.

20:26 IST The game is back on now, will Haryana make a comeback?

20:22 IST HALF TIME! Gujarat lead by 11-8 in the first half. They have made all the right moves knowing when to attack and when to go on an empty raid. Once again they have shown the power of their defence.

20:20 IST Gujarat are once again leading, it was a stupid tackle from Haryana Steelers. It is 10-8 now.

20:17 IST The game is nicely poised at 8-8. Surender Nada is coming to raid now, what will he do? He will be looking to save himself as a raider.

20:14 IST The Haryana Steelers have made their way back into the game, courtesy their defence. The score is 7-7. 

20:12 IST Substitution time, Vikas comes in. Haryana are desperately looking for a breakthrough. Khandola goes for a do or die raid and fails miserably. The score is now 7-4. The match is still on, supertackle from Haryana Steelers, the score is 7-6 now.

20:10 IST Wazir comes into raid, he returns without fight, he is trying to kill the time. Rakesh raids now, the score is 5-4. He gets a touch now, Mohit Chillar is out, this is a big blow, brilliant toe touch by Rakesh. The score is 6-4. 

20:09 IST Haryana Steelers try to make a comeback now, Fazal is out, the score is now 5-3.

20:08 IST Rakesh gets a knock on the head of Mohit Chillar and Surender Nada duo brings down Rakesh Narwal. They are reviewing it, this is bizarre.

20:05 IST Sukesh Hegde is raiding, he gets no points on his first raid. Khandola enters, he is looking for the bonus, does not get one. Rakesh raids, returns empty-handed, the bonus is on now, tussle between the two teams. Gujarat still lead by 4-2. 

20:00 IST: Gujarat start off with two points on the do or die raid, Wazir does the trick for the Fortunegiants. The score is 4-1 at the moment.

19:58 IST: Nada wins toss, opts for court.

19:37 IST: The onus will be on Sukeshb Hedge to inspire the Steelers. Fazal will lock horns against Srender Nada, it will be a huge contest. Both are debutant franchises and hence that adds to the fun.

19:34 IST: The Steelers would like to make a strong comeback after their debacle against the Titans.

19:33 IST: The match will begin in 25 minutes from now, stay tuned to Like our Facebook page to never miss an update.

18:53 IST It’s a battle of the defences in Pro Kabaddi League Season 5. The spotlight will be on Suresh Nada and Mohit Chillar who will be vital in providing the breakthrough for Haryana Steelers.

Both the teams have a strong corner defence, it will be the raiders who will be under pressure going into the fixture. Haryana Steelers did not have luck on their side when they lost the first game by a slim margin of 1 point. They will be raring to get back on track and move up the ladder in Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Standings.

Key players: 

Fazel Atrachali, Sukesh Hegde, Abozar Mighani, Rakesh Narwal, Sachin will be the key players for Gujarat whereas Suresh Nada, Mohit Chillar, Vikash Khandolaand Wazir Singh will be the key players for Haryana Steelers.

The match 1 of the Day 5 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 will start at 20:00 IST.


Gujarat Fortunegiants

Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Gulia, C Kalai Arasan, Abozar Mohajermighani, Sukesh Hegde (c), Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Seongryeol Kim, Mahipal Narwal, Vikas Kale, Manoj Kumar, Sachin, Amit Om Prakash Rathi, Dange Sultan, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Chandran Ranjit

Haryana Steelers

Surender Nada (c), Mayur Shivtarkar, Vikash, Neeraj Kumar, Khomsan Thongkham, Mohit Chhillar, Sonu Narwal, CPO Surjeet Singh, David Mosambayi, Deepak Kumar, Mahender Singh Dhaka, Prashant Kumar Rai, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Wazir Singh, Parmod Narwal, Jeeva Gopal, Rakesh Singh Kumar, Vikash Khandola, Ashish Chhokar, Kuldeep Singh, Babu M, Raju Lal Choudhary