Jaipur Pink Panthers, Gujarat Giants share honours in PKL

Hyderabad, Dec 9 (PTI) Jaipur Pink Panthers held a healthy lead going into the last minute of the match, but Sonu and Dong Geon Lee put up inspiring performances and helped Gujarat Giants tie the game 51-51 in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Friday.

Sonu scored 14 points, while captain Lee contributed 10 points at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.

Parteek Dahiya pulled off a super raid as Gujarat Giants took the lead at 6-3 in the four minute. The all-rounder continued to make raids and reduced the Panthers to just two members on the mat.

Moments later, the Giants inflicted an all out and took a massive lead at 13-7 in the seventh minute. But the Jaipur side tackled Dong Geon Lee and stayed in the game at 11-13. Abhishek KS and Deepak Singh picked up tackle points, but the Giants still held the lead at 17-15.

Dahiya pulled off a magnificent multi-point raid catching out Deepak Singh and Abhishek KS and helped the Gujarat side extend their lead further.

However, Rahul Chaudhari effected a couple of raids and helped the Panthers reach within touching distance of Giants’ score at 20-21.

Thereafter, the Jaipur side tackled Mahendra Rajput and levelled the scores at 21-21 at the stroke of half-time.

The Panthers pulled off an all out in the 24th minute and inched ahead at 29-26. Thereafter, Arjun Deshwal picked up a few raid points as the Jaipur side continued to keep their noses in front.

Source: PTI News


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