The Gujarat Giants won their second game in a row, defeating the defending champion Bengal Warriors by a score of nine points. In the nail biting match of Gujarat Giants VS Bengal Warriors, Giants dominated the Warriors. The Giants’ defence stood tall when it counted most, while the raiding combination of Ajay Kumar and Pardeep Kumar combined for 16 points to propel the team to a convincing victory. Gujarat Giants beat defending champions Bengal Warriors by 34-25. Let’s go through the post-match review of Gujarat Giants VS Bengal Warriors.
Gujarat Giants VS Bengal Warriors: First Half
The first half was fiercely contested, with both defences bringing their A-game to the field. Gujarat’s left corner Ravinder Pahal suffered a knee injury early in the game and was replaced by Iranian HadiOshtorak. The Giants gained an early lead in the match, but Bengal rallied, motivated by Ran Singh’s Super Tackle. The lead changed hands several times in the first half, with Gujarat taking the lead again in the ninth minute on a 3-point Super Raid by Pardeep Kumar.
Bengal quickly regained control of the game thanks to a two-point raid by Maninder Singh. Both defences chose a high line, which meant no bonus points were available. Gujarat’s Ajay Kumar also contributed vital raid points. The score at the half was 13-12 in favour of the Giants.
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Gujarat Giants VS Bengal Warriors: Second Half
In the second half, Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh switched Rakesh Narwal for Rakesh S, which proved to be a critical choice. The youthful raider scored a 3-point Super Raid early on, giving the Giants enough momentum to seal an all-out in the seventh minute following the restart.
Maninder Singh, the Bengal captain, was having a difficulty failing in Super Tackle scenarios and not moving with confidence. Substitute Ravindra Kumavat chipped in with crucial raid points, while Ran Singh secured his High 5.
Gujarat led by nine points heading into the last five minutes, which they extended thanks to Pardeep Kumar’s raids. Despite Maninder Singh’s efforts in the last minutes, the advantage was never in jeopardy. They worked together to guarantee the Bengal Warriors fell by a score of 9 points. After the second half, scoee was 34-25.
Gujarat Giants VS Bengal Warriors: Best Performers
Top Raider: Maninder Singh (9 points)
Top Defender: Ran Singh (5 points)
Top Raider: Ajay Kumar (9 points)
Top Defender: Sunil Kumar (2 points)
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