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PKL 6 Final: Pawan Sehrawat Helps Bengaluru Bulls defeat Gujarat Fortune Giants; Lifts Maiden Trophy

It was an ultimate Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Show yet again, as an incredible second-half performance from the raider handed Bengaluru Bulls a 38-33 victory over Gujarat Fortune Giants in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 final at the NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai. This is the maiden Vivo Pro Kabaddi title for the Bengaluru team. Sehrawat scored at least a point in 16 of his final 17 raids of the match – of what you call performance of the millennium from any raider.

 

Also Read: Best PKL 6 Teams 

First Half of PKL 6 Final

The opening exchanges belonged to the raiders of both teams, as Sehrawat scored a raid point in each of his first three raids. For Gujarat Fortune Giants, it was K Prapanjan who led the way in offence with two raid points to keep the scores at parity. Gujarat’s captain Sunil Kumar scored his team’s first tackle point of the night with a block on Sehrawat. But it was Sumit Singh who responded for Bengaluru Bulls with an Ankle Hold on Prapanjan, as both teams matched the other blow-for-blow in the first 10 minutes of the contest.

 

With the scores tied at 7-7, Left Corner Sachin Vittala sent Sehrawat to the bench with an emphatic Back Hold and scored his second raid point of the night in a do-or-die situation to reduce Bengaluru Bulls down to just three men. Captain Sunil Kumar tackled counterpart Rohit Kumar and Prapanjan managed to send Mahender Singh to the bench after a mighty struggle, leaving Bengaluru Bulls on the brink on an All-Out.

With just a solitary man left on the mat, Bengaluru Bulls brought in raider Kashiling Adake and it paid dividends as he managed a two-point raid to keep his team alive. But Bengaluru Bulls’ respite was momentary as Prapanjan wiped out both defenders on the mat in the same raid to inflict the game’s first All-Out and give Gujarat Fortune Giants a 15-9 lead. Hadi Oshtorak scored the last point of the half with an Ankle Hold on Rohit Kumar as the teams went into the half-time break with Gujarat Fortune Giants leading 16-9.

Second Half – The Sehrawat Show

 

Ruturaj Koravi’s tackle on Sehrawat to open the second half extended Gujarat Fortune Giants’ lead to eight points but three straight points from Bengaluru Bulls cut the deficit down to five. Gujarat Fortune Giants quickly snuffed out Bengaluru Bulls’ momentum by adding two more points to their total, but what followed was a run of six straight successful raids from Sehrawat as Bengaluru Bulls embarked on an 11-3 run, including an All-Out, to go from trailing 12-19 to leading 23-22 in the contest.

Sehrawat and the raider kept going at Gujarat Fortune Giants’ defence to put his team up by two points and leave the opponents with just three men on the mat. Sumit Singh’s tackle point on Gulia left Gujarat Fortune Giants with just two men and Sehrawat wiped them both out in the same raid to inflict the All-Out and put Bengaluru Bulls up by seven points with just over a minute left.

Two quick raid points from Sachin, split by captain Sunil Kumar’s tackle on Rohit Kumar, gave Gujarat Fortune Giants a glimmer of hope. But two more successful raids from Sehrawat ended the contest as the clock expired to give Bengaluru Bulls their maiden Vivo Pro Kabaddi title.

Top Performers

Bengaluru Bulls –

Best Raider: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (22 Raid Points)

Best Defender: Sumit Singh (2 Tackle Points)

Gujarat Fortune Giants –

Best Raider: Sachin (10 Raid Points)

Best Defender: Sunil Kumar (4 Tackle Points)

Match Awards

Perfect Raider of the match: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (Bengaluru Bulls)

The TATA Ace Defender of the match: Sunil Kumar ( Gujarat Fortune Giants)

The Star Sports Moment of the match: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat ( Bengaluru Bulls)

Top Scorer of the match: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat ( Bengaluru Bulls)

Gillette Mach 3 Total Control Player of the Final: Sumit ( Bengaluru Bulls)

Honda X Blade Stylish Player of the match: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat ( Bengaluru Bulls)

HDFC Life Winning Captain of the match: Rohit Kumar ( Bengaluru Bulls)

This brings a solid end to the PKL Season 6. Hope you enjoyed the action-packed thriller season with live updates from us!

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Sharad Chitalkar
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