Pro Kabaddi Final, Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Final Highlights:
Bengaluru Bulls beat Gujarat Fortunegiants in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 final at the [email protected] SVP Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday to lift their maiden trophy. Both the sides had been previous runner-ups but Bengaluru made a brilliant comeback in the second half of the final match to win the battle as well as the title.
This is Bengaluru’s second consecutive win against the same team. Gujarat first went down to Bengaluru in the Qualifier 1 and had to fight their way to the final before the new champions ruled the mat to take home the title of Season 6.
- 21:12 hrs IST
Bulls crowned champions!
That’s it folks, Bengaluru Bulls have beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 38-33 to lift maiden title. Pawan Sehrawat ends final with 22 points. A stunning comeback win for the Bulls who were chasing the match in the first half but came to their own in the second to lift title.
- 21:09 hrs IST
What a time to effect the super raid as Bengaluru win four points courtesy of Pawan Sehrawat. The star Bengaluru raider has brought him A game in the second half and because of that his team are on the verge of winning the title. Bengaluru lead 36-29.
- 21:06 hrs IST
Pawan keeps Bengaluru ahead
Pawan Sehrawat wins back to back raid points once more and Bengaluru take a two-point lead with two minutes left to be played in the match. Another time out taken by the officials.
- 21:01 hrs IST
Three minutes left in the match
The match is locked at 29-29 with only three minutes to be played in the match. Time out has been taken and the coaches look to give final few tips to their respective teams.
- 20:57 hrs IST
Pawan heads for the bench
Super raid from Rohit Gulia and he wins two points for Gujarat Fortunegiants. But more importantly, Pawan heads off the court now as he was one of the defenders who was touched by Rohit. Gujarat now lead 27-26.
- 20:52 hrs IST
Pawan turns the match on its head
Pawan Sehrawat gets rid of final two defenders of Gujarat and affects an all-out in the process. Pawan wins four points from his raid and Bengaluru lead 23-22 with 9 minutes to go in the match.
- 20:47 hrs IST
Gujarat try to stay ahead
Bengaluru’s Pawan wins back to back raid points and keep his good run in second half going. Sachin finally wins a raid point to end Gujarat’s brief drought in second half. Pawan then wins two points in as many raids once again and Bengaluru are now only 16-21 behind.
- 20:42 hrs IST
Bengaluru try to stage a comeback
Bengaluru were trying to stage a comeback as they took down Sachin and then won a raid point courtesy of Sumit Singh. Then Prapanjan was taken down by the Bengaluru defenders and they win three points in quick succession to make it 12-17.
- 20:37 hrs IST
Second half begins
The pressure was on Bengaluru Bulls to perform in the second half but they have started in the worse possible style as Pawan Sehrawat is taken down quickly by the Gujarat defenders. He goes off the court now.
- 20:32 hrs IST
Super raid and Half-time
Prapanjan comes up with a super raid just when it mattered the most and he wins four points (one bonus point). Rohit Kumar then is taken out once again and Gujarat head into the break with a comprehensive lead of 16-9.
- 21:28 hrs IST
Gujarat surge ahead
Gujarat Fortunegiants have turned the match on its ahead as they have raced away to take a big lead. Pawa and Rohit were taken out by Gujarat defenders in quick succession. Prapanjan then took their lead with a raid point. Gujarat lead 11-9.
- 20:21 hrs IST
Teams going neck and neck
There is nothing to separate the two teams at the moment after 10 minutes being played in the first half. Prapanjan is grabbed for the second time tonight and he concedes a point for Gujarat.But then, Sachin wins a raid point after Rohit’s empty raid to level the match once again. Sachin then wins a bonus point before going down and the teams are now locked at 7-7.
- 20:15 hrs IST
Good start by both teams
The match is now locked at 4-4 after seven minutes in the first half. Pawan Sehrawat won three raid points in as many raids for Bengaluru to take them into the lead for a brief period. But he was taken out by the Gujarat defenders and the match is evenly poised now.
- 20:10 hrs IST
Early lead for Gujarat
Gujarat Fortunegiants have taken a 2-1 lead early on in the match. After Sachin was taken out, Prapanjan won a raid point to level proceedings and then, they took out Rohit to make it 2-1 in their favour.
- 20:05 hrs IST
Bengaluru Bulls have won the toss and they opted for the right hand side of the court. This means that Gujarat Fortunegiants will start with the first raid of the night. Sachin is taken out in the first raid and Bengaluru are in the lead straightaway.
- 20:00 hrs IST
National Anthem time
Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor will now be singing the national anthem to begin the proceedings. Both sets of players are looking focussed and it is going to be titanic clash here in Mumbai.
- 19:55 hrs IST
Players making their way on the court
The two sets of players are now coming out on the court amidst huge roar from the crowd here in Mumbai. The two teams have previously taste defeat in the finals but both teams will now look to go one step further.
- 19:50 hrs IST
Gujarat skipper Sunil ahead of clash
“Season VI has been very special for me, for the first time I have captained a team and led them to the finals. We have displayed immense teamwork throughout the season and we are looking forward to lift the trophy. In the previous match against Bengaluru Bulls we made a few mistakes and those will not be repeated.”
- 19:45 hrs IST
Bengaluru captain Rohit ahead of clash
“It has taken Bengaluru Bulls to get back to our best and we will not let this opportunity go. We have reached the finals and the aim is to take the trophy home. We are focusing on strengthening our raiding and tightening our defence because while Gujarat is a young team one cannot underestimate their gameplay.”
- 19:40 hrs IST
Road to final
Table toppers of Zone B Bengaluru Bulls sealed their position in the finals when they beat Gujarat FortuneGiants in the first qualifier with a 41-29 victory. Gujarat fought back in the second qualifier to beat UP Yoddha to set up the title clash.
— Gujarat Fortune Giants (@Fortunegiants) January 5, 2019
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— Bengaluru Bulls (@BengaluruBulls) January 5, 2019
- 19:30 hrs IST
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 final between Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Fortunegiants. The two teams have qualified for the championship clash after three months of gruelling kabaddi. Both teams are eyeing their maiden title after being runners-up in previous editions.