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PKL 7: Gujarat Fortunegiants thrash Tamil Thalaivas 50-21; UP Yoddha beat Haryana Steelers 37-30

The first half was completely dominated by the Gujarat side, which came as no surprise considering the winless run of Thalaivas.

SNS | New Delhi |

Gujarat Fortunegiants on Saturday outplayed Tamil Thalaivas 50-21 in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 match at the Tau Devi Lal stadium in Haryana.

Sonu Jaglan with 15 points and Rohit Gulia with 11 points were the stars for Fortunegiants. However, this was the third instance this season that Thalaivas’ defence conceded 50 or more points in a match.

The first half was completely dominated by the Gujarat side, which came as no surprise considering the winless run of Thalaivas.

Manjeet Chhillar missed out from the starting line-up for Thalaivas, but the newcomers brought no change in fortunes for the star-studded team as they continued to leak points.

Rohit Gulia and Sonu picked points with ease for the Gujarat team while in defence Vinod Kumar and Pankaj kept successfully tackling Thalaivas raiders Rahul Chaudhari and Ajith Kumar.

The Fortunegiants raiders and defenders continued to pick up points at will and crossed the 50-point mark in the last minute to secure a comprehensive win to keep their chances of a playoff berth alive.

Before the match at the same venue, Haryana Steelers opened their Pro Kabaddi League home leg on a disappointing note as they went down 30-37 against UP Yoddhas.

Shrikant Jadhav with Super 10 (11 points) and Nitesh with a High 5 (7 points) helped UP to register their seventh win from their last eight matches.

(With inputs from IANS)