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Pro Kabaddi 2022 Live Score, Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Giants - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Bengaluru Bulls
36-40
Gujarat Fortune Giants
GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS won the match
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FULL TIME!

Bengaluru Bulls 36-40 Gujarat Giants

Oh wow! What a rollercoaster of an encounter we have been treated to! This loss will certainly the Bulls and now they have eight losses from the nineteen games. Continue to be placed third with 55 points now but have played at least two matches more than every other side below them. The Bulls camp is certainly not a happy one as they stick around after the match receive a word of advice from Pawan Sehrawat and coach Randhir. 

Too many unforced errors in the defense and that came back to hurt the Bulls in the end. The raiding was top-notch, with Pawan and Bharat getting Super 10s each but poor defending has brought about their downfall. Raiding against an in-form and hungry Giants defense was not an easy task and it proved to be a difficult task for them. Pardeep Kumar was the star in the raiding department for the Giants, garnering 14 points while Ajay Kumar chipped in with 8 valuable points as well. However, ,it was the duo of Parvesh and Sunil who starred with 5 and 4 tackle points respectively and kept the Bulls' raiding-heavy side in check. They will be pleased with their performance and they rise to the ninth position in the points table. 
40' The defense plays a high-line and does not allow Pardeep Kumar to cross the baulk line. Pawan and the right-in defender run around but Pardeep puts in a dubki and makes his way to the mid-line.

Bengaluru Bulls 36-40 Gujarat Giants
40' Bharat comes in to raid and this time, Girish puts in a formidable block to completely stop Bharat in his tracks.

Bengaluru Bulls 36-38 Gujarat Giants
40' Aman attempts an ankle hold on Pardeep Kumar but the raider writhes his foot free. Gets another point on the assisting cover defender as well. 
40' Bharat enters as a surprise and Girish Ernak puts in an advance block. Bharat uses his height to good effect as he crosses the mid-line. 
39' With just one man on the court, it is a surrender raid for Pawan Sehrawat. The defender surrenders and gives Pawan a touch.

Bengaluru Bulls 35-35 Gujarat Giants
39' Pardeep Kumar is granted the bonus point and ends up venturing far too deep in the left corner. The right side runs around and dashes him out. However, one Bulls defender has been deemed out for stepping out of bounds before the dash was initiated. The left corner is in question. 

Bengaluru Bulls review! Aman had indeed stepped out of bounds but did not have a significant impact on the defense. Review successful! Bonus plus one point to the Giants, one point for the Bulls! 
39' Pawan Sehrawat gets a running hand touch on Girish in the right corner. Parvesh puts in a dash but Pawan jumps over him and crosses the mid-line while airborne. Two points granted to the Bulls but the Giants review!

However, replays are in line with what the officials had adjudged. Review unsuccessful! The Giants are down to one man now. 
39' Pardeep Kumar is the last man and runs around. Picks up a bonus and unsettles the defense. The right corner loses balance and goes out of bounds. What more, he takes GB More along with him. 3 points to the Giants! The Bulls are losing the plot here!

Bengaluru Bulls 29-33 Gujarat Giants
38' Pawan puts in a quick raid and sends back the left corner defender. Down to one man now. 
38' A diving double ankle hold from Aman on Ajay Kumar and support from the right side of the defense fetches the Bulls a point. 
37' Bharat ventures deep and gets a running hand touch on the right corner. Uses the lobby and jumps over ANkit's dash and crosses the mid-line mid-air. Super 10 for the lanky raider!

Bengaluru Bulls 27-30 Gujarat Giants
36' Bharat escapes from Parvesh's ankle hold attempt. The defender was in two minds and ended up executing a poor tackle in the end.

Bengaluru Bulls 25-30 Gujarat Giants
36' Ajay Kumar unsettles the defense and picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner. 
TIMEOUT!
36' Bharat picks up a bonus point and bulldozes his way through Girish Ernak's attempted block to carry the defender to the mid-line.

Bengaluru Bulls 24-29 Gujarat Giants
35' Saurabh Nandal goes for a dive at the running Ajay Kumar's ankle but the raider switches directions and escapes. 
35' A back hold attempted by the right corner on Bharat but the tap raider pushes him aside and makes his way to his half. 
34' The left cover defender attempts a surprise thigh hold on the Giants raider, who has no problems comfortably escaping to the mid-line.

Bengaluru Bulls 21-28 Gujarat Giants
33' Pawan Sehrawat unsettles the defense and picks up a bonus point in front of the right-in defender. 
32' Aman goes for an ankle hold but does not get a grip as Ajay Kumar feigns a bonus point and entices the left corner into going for a tackle. Escapes comfortably. 
32' ALL OUT! Aman is given the bonus point and a powerful double thigh hold from the right corner immobilises him.

Bengaluru Bulls 20-26 Gujarat Giants
31' A running hand touch on Pawan Sehrawat in the right corner from Pardeep Kumar fetches him a point and reduces the Bulls down to one man. 
31' Pawan Sehrawat picks up a bonus point as the defense hangs back and allows the raider to do so. 
TIMEOUT!
30' Pardeep Kumar executes a running hand touch on the right-in defender and reduces the Bulls down to two men once again.

Bengaluru Bulls 18-22 Gujarat Giants
30' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and the Bulls defender comes in for it. The right corner defender steps out of bounds and gifts the Bulls a point. 
29' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Pardeep Kumar strikes! Writhes his foot free from More GB's ankle hold and bulldozes through the right corner's back hold attempt to cross the mid-line. 
27' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls now and Bharat is tackled! Parvesh pounces on Bharat's ankles and support from Sunil Kumar tackles the raider.

Bengaluru Bulls 17-19 Gujarat Giants
27' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Ajay Kumar fails. Goes deep in the right corner and a dive from Saurabh on his ankles tackles him. 
25' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and substitute raider Deepak Narwal comes in for it. A diving ankle hold from Sunil Kumar tackles him and brings up his HIGH 5!

Bengaluru Bulls 16-18 Gujarat Giants
24' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Rakesh S perishes! An ankle hold from Aman and support from the right side of the chain pins the raider down. 
23' Pawan Sehrawat attempts the jump over the right corner chain but Sunil Kumar's waist hold clips his wings and pins him down.

Bengaluru Bulls 15-17 Gujarat Giants
22' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Pardeep Kumar is tackled. The defense waits and an ankle hold from Aman combined with assistance from More GB completes the tackle.
21' Sunil Kumar from the right corner runs around and catches Bharat blindsided. Sent spiralling out of bounds.

Bengaluru Bulls 14-16 Gujarat Giants
HALF TIME!

Bengaluru Bulls 14-15 Gujarat Giants

A raid fest on offer tonight as both sides are relying on their top raiders to do the bulk of the scoring. The lead has not consistently been with one side and has kept changing hands. Earlier it was the Bulls who assumed the lead but the Giants came back and snapped it up. However, a super raid from the Hi-Flyer evened the contest. A slender one-point lead for the Giants going into the second half. Pawan and Bharat have picked up 6 and 4 points respectively while for the Giants, Ajay Kumar and Pardeep Kumar have four apiece. The Giants' cover defenders have done all the scoring in the defense and will be hoping that the corners step up. Right, an exciting second half awaits us. Which side will finish on top? Stick around to find out!
19' The Giants raider picks up a point as the cover defender goes for an unnecessary advance block. The raider turns and escapes to the mid-line.

Gujarat Giants 15-14 Bengaluru Bulls
18' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and it is a SUPER RAID FOR PAWAN! Jumps over the right corner's double ankle hold attempt. Rakesh S tries the back-hold while Girish comes for assistance but not be as Pawan crosses the mid-line. 
17' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Ajay Kumar strikes! Jaideep in the left corner goes for an ankle hold but does not get a grip. Ajay escapes comfortably. 
16' Pardeep Kumar attempts a double thigh hold on Bharat from the left-in but the lanky raider dives towards and crosses the mid-line.

Gujarat Giants 13-11 Bengaluru Bulls
15' SUPER RAID!! Pardeep Kumar writhes his foot free from the left corner's ankle hold. Gets the cover defenders as well as both of them come for assistance in the form of a block. 
13' Do-or-die raid for the Bulls and Pawan perishes in a SUPER TACKLE situation! A strong double ankle hold from Sunil Kumar completely immobilises him.

Gujarat Giants 10-10 Bengaluru Bulls
13' Substitute raider Rakesh Narwal is granted the bonus point as the defenders hang back. 
11' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Rakesh S comes in for it. Attempts a bonus point twice and relies on it. However, it has not been granted. Gujarat down to two men now!
10' Rathan K attempts a double thigh hold from the left-in but Bharat comfortably crosses the mid-line using his height to good advantage.

Gujarat Giants 7-9 Bengaluru Bulls
9' Bharat goes deep and gets a hand touch on Ajay Kumar in the left-in. 
8' MGR is tackled as the left corner chain runs around and puts in a combination tackle.

Gujarat Giants 7-7 Bengaluru Bulls
7' Pawan Sehrawat comes in for a do-or-die raid and runs around helter-skelter before stepping into the lobby without a touch, hoping that the defenders follow him. However, the Giants are alert enough and do not do so. 
7' Pardeep Kumar is tackled as an ankle hold from Mohit Sehrawat combined with support from Saurabh Nandal pins Pardeep down. 
6' Do-or-die raid for the Gujarat Giants and Pardeep Kumar strikes! Goes deep and gets a touch on left corner Aman. The right side of the defense was caught napping.

Gujarat Giants 6-5 Bengaluru Bulls
5' Parvesh runs around for a short block. Bharat tumbles but fails to cross the mid-line just by centimetres! 
4' SUPER TACKLE! A powerful ankle hold from the left corner along with support from the rest of the defense completes the tackle.

Gujarat Giants 4-5 Bengaluru Bulls
3' More GB puts in a surprise double ankle hold from the right-in position and the raider is tackled. 
3' An advance block attempt from the left corner but Bharat bulldozes his way to the mid-line. 
2' Pawan Sehrawat attempts an unnecessary tackle and the Giants get a point. 
2' Pawan Sehrawat ventures deep and sends back the left-in defender. 

Gujarat Giants 2-3 Bengaluru Bulls
1' Ajay Kumar picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender. 
1' Pawan Sehrawat kicks off proceedings with a swift kick that sends back both Girish Ernak and Mahendra Rajput. The touch was on Girish's fingers and Mahendra's chin. 
Toss:

Gujarat Giants have won the toss and chosen court. Bulls to raid first!
Teams:

Bengaluru Bulls: 
Pawan Sehrawat (c), Mohit Sehrawat, Ankit, Bharat, More GB, Saurabh Nandal, Aman. 
Substitutes: Mahender Singh, Deepak Narwal, Jaideep, Chandran Ranjit. 

Gujarat Giants: Ajay Kumar, Sunil Kumar (c), Parvesh Bhainswal, Mahendra Rajput, Pradeep Kumar, Ankit, Girish Maruti Ernak. 
Substitutes: Hadi Oshtorak, Rathan K, Rakesh Narwal, Rakesh, Vishav Chaudhary. 
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Right then, the Bengaluru Bulls find themselves in a tricky spot. They have played more matches than any other side in this tournament and have 54 points to show for it. They are currently placed third with 54 points and a loss here could see them lose their dominance and get involved in the middle-muddle. The Bulls' last three matches have been topsy-turvy, with all three possible results occurring. A loss to the Thalaivas was followed up by a 5-point win against U.P. Yoddha. 

The Bulls will come into this match on the back of a tie against the Dabang Delhi K.C. in a match was branded as probably one of the best in PKL history. A last-minute tackle on Pawan Sehrawat by Manjeet Chhillar  after the raider was prevented from even crossing the baulk line had levelled the scores in a game that had emotions flying high. The Bulls will be looking to get a win here and perch themselves in the top-two. 

The Gujarat Giants, on the other hand, are reeling at the eleventh position but have played only fifteen games which allows them to stage a comeback. However, that will be easier said than done as the Giants have matches lined-up against the Bulls and Pink Panthers coming up. The Giants had started a pretty little two-match winning streak and it seemed as if the Giants were going to dominate from there on but they suffered a demoralising 20-point loss to the Patna Pirates in their very next fixture. The Giants will be hungry for a win and rise in the points table when they take on the Bulls tonight. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022. The ninety-ninth match of the tournament will pit the Bengaluru Bulls up against the Gujarat Giants at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. As both sides look to get a win under their belt, we are in for a cracker of a contest. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfolds over the course of this contest!
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Sun, 06/Feb/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortune Giants
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021