Prashanth Kumar produced a spectacular raiding performance as Haryana Steelers beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 42-36. Kumar scored 14 points as Steelers came back strongly in the second half to record an impressive win. Sachin scored 13 points for Gujarat as they squandered their first half advantage.
Gujarat Fortunegiants are top of Zone A with 42 points from 11 matches whereas Haryana Steelers are third with 28 points from eight matches. Gujarat led 2-0 after two minutes with two successful raids. Sachin scored two raid points in one minute as Gujarat took a 5-3 lead after five minutes. Haryana Steelers were riding on Prashanth’s raiding as they trailed 8-9 after 10 minutes.
Gujarat defence was on
Haryana inflicted an all out in the 30th minute as they trailed 25-28. Prashanth made a two-point raid in the 32nd minute as Haryana tied the match at 29-29. Haryana Steelers inflicted another all out in the 34th minute to lead 35-29. Gujarat’s famed defence couldn’t contain Haryana’s raiders as they struggled to score points in the match. They could muster just eight tackle points whereas Haryana defence led by Mohit Chhillar managed to score 11 tackle points.
Haryana kept their composure in the last five minutes as didn’t let go