Rohit Gulia and Sachin produced a stunning run on the mat as Gujarat Fortunegiants thrashed U Mumba 39-21 to get their home campaign off to a great start. With the win, the hosts dethroned Puneri Paltan from the top position while Mumba dropped a place to come to the third position on the table.
Gujarat Fortunegiants take a heavy lead in the first half
Gujarat Fortunegiants won the toss and chose the court which meant U Mumba would raid first and their skipper Anup Kumar came for the raid. After one round of empty raids Gujarat’s skipper Sukesh Hegde opened the tally for the team with a hand touch on Kuldeep Singh at the left corner. After the five minutes of the game, Gujarat raced to a 4-0 lead and in the process, sent Shabeer Bapu to the bench as well. In what was a super tackle chance for the Mumbai team, Sachin sent Mumbai’s two
Gujarat secure a comprehensive win
With a huge deficit of 14 points on Mumba, they needed to get some quick points and Anup Kumar did exactly that as he got two points at the start of the second half. But, on the other hand, Gujarat also managed to get two points to keep the 14-point difference intact. Soon Hegde remained successful in earning two more points as he overcame Mumbai’s poor ankle hold. But in the next raid, Hegde failed to overcome the Kashiling Adake tackle as with a diving ankle hold, Mumba defender helped his team earn two points through the super tackle, which took the scorecard to 25-11. Further, Sachin extended Gujarat’s dominance as Sunil failed to get hold of the raider and then Gujarat’s Nitin Madane crashed down by Gujarat
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