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Gujarat Giants stage epic comeback to beat Telugu Titans in PKL


Gujarat Giants beat Telugu Titans 37-30 at the DOME by NSCI here on Saturday night to rise to second on the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 points table.

The Giants’ defender Deepak Singh collected an outstanding 9 tackle points to help his side register a comeback victory. The Titans meanwhile remain rooted to the bottom of the table, and are now on a four match losing streak.

Pawan Sehrawat kicked off the game, and right off the first whistle registered a Super Raid to give his side the lead. A long back and forth ensued, with both teams trading raids at regular intervals.

The Titans raiding was hugely dependent on Pawan Sehrawat and true to form he registered over half his team’s raid points in the first half.

While the Giants’ formidable defence kept the Titans on their toes, in the final five minutes of the half, it was the Titans’ defending that kept them alive.

Facing an All-Out, the Titans’ Sanjeevi S capitalised on a series of errors by the Giants’ defence to stay in the game. From there they produced three Super Tackles, one after the other to not just prevent an All-Out but also keep a five-point lead at the break.

Despite that first half resistance, it didn’t take the Giants too long into the second period to inflict the first All-Out of the game as the Titans saw their lead cut down to a single point.

The lead did not last long as the Giants ramped up their gameplay, and the Titans, for their part faltered. Too many defensive errors, and their inability to revive Pawan Sehrawat saw them suffer a second All-Out with less than a quarter of the game to play.

Once in the lead, the Giants did not loosen their grip, as they wrapped up a brilliant and deserved come from behind victory.

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