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31 Dec 2018 14:30 Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kochi Pro Kabaddi 2018
29 Gujarat Fortunegiants FT 41 Bengaluru Bulls
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Tournament: Pro Kabaddi 2018
Time: Dec
Date: 31
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kochi
Home Team: Gujarat Fortunegiants
Away Team: Bengaluru Bulls

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- 29-41
RESULT BENGALURU BULLS won the match
39' 29-41
EMPTY RAID Rohit Kumar raids empty
39' 29-41
UNSUCCESSFUL RAID Dharmender raids unsuccessfully
38' 29-40
EMPTY RAID Rohit Kumar raids empty
38' 29-40
SUBSTITUTION Dharmender substituted for Prapanjan K
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Gujarat Fortunegiants - Scorecard
Top Raider Sachin
12 Raids Attempted
10 Raid Points
Top Defender Hadi Oshtorak
4 Tackles Attempted
3 Tackle Points
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Bengaluru Bulls - Scorecard
Top Raider Pawan Sehrawat
13 Raids Attempted
13 Raid Points
Top Defender Mahender Singh
9 Tackles Attempted
6 Tackle Points
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Match Analysis

The Gujarat Fortunegiants fought a very close battle with U Mumba to finish the top of Zone A and we can say without doubt that they have been the best team in the PKL so far. They have only lost three out of the 22 matches they have played this season, lesser than any other team, and also won 17 matches, again, more than any other side in the Pro Kabaddi League.

The reason for this phenomenal success has been a rock-solid defense that does not seem to make any mistakes. Led by Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar, the Gujarat Fortunegiants have been very adept at stifling the opposing raiders.

Sunil Kumar is also the captain of the Gujarat Fortunegiants and has led his team brilliantly on the mat. If He and Parvesh Bhainswal can combine to keep the Bengaluru Bulls trio of raiders under check then they are going to win this match easily.

The performance of the Gujarat Fortunegiants defense is going to be the most important determinant of the outcome of Qualifier 1.

Sachin and Prapanjan are going to be leading the attack for the Gujarat Fortunegiants. Both of them have been brilliant this season so far with rookie Sachin being particularly sensational. The pair will know that the Bengaluru Bulls defense is quite weak and they can expect to score a lot of points in this match.

The Bengaluru Bulls are up against it in this match. They know the task of beating the Gujarat Fortunegiants is not going to be easy but we are hoping to see a very aggressive Bulls side take the mat. They have an opportunity to go through to the Grand Final without worrying about a loss and that should allow for their raiders to play freely.

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Rohit Kumar, and Kashiling Adake must back their skills against a strong defense and hope to break it down.

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has been one of the best raiders in the Pro Kabaddi League this season while the other two raiders have been very good as well. If they get on a run and are able to put the Gujarat Fortunegiants off their usual flow then anything can happen.

The Bengaluru Bulls cannot just hope to leave everything to their raiders, though. Their own defenders must have an excellent match as well. Mahender Singh has been the best defender for the Bengaluru Bulls and will be needed to make his presence felt in this match.

Key stat

The Bengaluru Bulls come into this match with patchy form having won just three out of their last seven matches while the Gujarat Fortunegiants have won six out of their last seven matches. The Bengaluru Bulls have also been unable to defeat the Gujarat Fortunegiants this season.

Verdict

The Bengaluru Bulls are a dangerous side, no doubt, thanks to their talented raiders but the Gujarat Fortunegiants have been amazingly consistent this entire season. The Fortunegiants have most bases covered and are in better recent form too.

Back the Gujarat Fortunegiants to win.

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1.74 Gujarat Fortunegiants
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