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Ultimate Kho Kho 2022 Highlights, Match 6: Gujarat Giants seal thrilling 54-49 win over Odisha Juggernauts

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 16, 2022 21:48 IST

Gujarat Giants pick up second win of UKK 2022 with 5-point victory against Odisha.

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21:48 (IST)16 AUG 2022

Right then, that brings an end to our coverage of what has been a riveting game! Join us back tomorrow for two more enthralling contests in Pune! Until tomorrow then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! 

21:47 (IST)16 AUG 2022

FULL TIME! Gujarat Giants 54-49 Odisha Juggernauts

Whew! What a fantastic game of Kho Kho we've had! Gujarat winning the game in the end but it has certainly not been smooth sailing for them. The Juggernauts giving a tough fight to the Giants and they will perhaps regret not going as hard as they would have wanted to in the first innings! In the end, the Giants have held their nerve and extend their unbeaten run. 

21:46 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' A sky dive in the cross lane by Pokarde and Mahesh is the victim of it! And the Giants have won another game by the skin of their teeth!

Gujarat Giants 54-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:44 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' Batch 4 does well to survive for a bit but in the end, a pole dive sends back Santra. 

21:43 (IST)16 AUG 2022

6' Despite the best efforts of Dilip, he is tagged by the attackers in the cross lane, failing to change his direction. Another batch gets eliminated and the only hope for the Juggernauts now will be to run the clock down without losing any more defenders.

Gujarat Giants 48-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:42 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' A pole dive from Aniket Pote sends back Dinesh Naik followed closely by another pole dive which gets the better of Dipesh More in the next minute.

Gujarat Giants 46-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:41 (IST)16 AUG 2022

The power play comes to an end and the Giants trail by 9 points with just over three minutes to spare!

21:40 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' A comfortable running touch in the end as the defender fails to change the course of his running as quickly as he would have liked to!

Gujarat Giants 40-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:40 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' A running touch straightaway which is followed by a sky dive. The Giants are looking to finish this up quickly!

Gujarat Giants 38-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:39 (IST)16 AUG 2022

The next batch is in and the Giants have opted for the Power Play! 

21:38 (IST)16 AUG 2022

3' A running touch on the final defender of the batch sees the Giants garner another couple of points.

Gujarat Giants 33-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:38 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' A pole dive from Aniket Pote and he has gotten a touch on two of the defenders! The touch has been granted as well. However, the Juggernauts review but to no avail as both defenders have to make their way back!

Gujarat Giants 30-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:35 (IST)16 AUG 2022

Turn 4 is underway and the Giants seem pretty desperate. As they should be, the clock is ticking by without any success!

21:33 (IST)16 AUG 2022

Aniket Pote is seen giving some final words of encouragement to his side right before they take their positions for the turn. 

21:30 (IST)16 AUG 2022

At the end of Turn 3, Gujarat Giants 26-49 Odisha Juggernauts

The Juggernauts have played some good kho kho in this turn but they will be going into the final turn with a slender lead of 23 points, which can be wiped off pretty quickly in a turn. However, some good defense by the Juggernauts might just see them emerge on top in this encounter. It is going right down the live wire!

21:30 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' A lengthy chase after the Giants defenders finally bears fruit as a dive gets the better of him. However, it does not qualify as a sky dive.

Gujarat Giants 26-49 Odisha Juggernauts

21:29 (IST)16 AUG 2022

Batch 3 of the Giants makes their way to the middle now and they are certainly causing a little trouble for the Juggernauts. 

21:29 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' A dive, after the relentless pursuit of Akshay, sees him get touched and Batch 1 of the Giants is eliminated. 

21:27 (IST)16 AUG 2022

5' An outstanding sky dive from one of the Wazirs gets the better of Pokarde and shortly after, Mareppa is tagged by one of the attackers.

Gujarat Giants 26-45 Odisha Juggernauts

21:25 (IST)16 AUG 2022

The Juggernauts have opted for the Power Play as Batch 1 of the Giants make their way to the middle. 

21:25 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' A sky dive gets the better of Pote, who hobbles back to the bench. Worrying signs for the Giants indeed. They will certainly not want to lose one of their star players here!

Gujarat Giants 26-41 Odisha Juggernauts

21:24 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' The Wazir puts in a dive, sending back another defender and it is Aniket Pote who is left in the middle once again.

Gujarat Giants 26-38 Odisha Juggernauts

21:21 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' Batch 2 of the Giants is in now and a touch has been claimed on Sagar straightaway. The crowd chants 'out, out'. Well, they are certainly favouring the Juggernauts here it would seem. The Juggernauts have reviewed it and the review is successful! A sky dive and another three points get added to the their tally as Sagar departs. The crowd was right all along.

Gujarat Giants 26-36 Odisha Juggernauts

21:20 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' A couple of sky dives get the better of the remaining two defenders in the batch. The Giants are crumbling under pressure here!

Gujarat Giants 26-33 Odisha Juggernauts

21:19 (IST)16 AUG 2022

1' A smart move by the Juggernauts gets the better of the defender as he gets stuck in the tramline, wondering where to make his move. 

21:15 (IST)16 AUG 2022

HALF TIME: Gujarat Giants 26-25 Odisha Juggernauts

Well, only a point to separate the two sides and it is even-stevens going into the second innings. Although Gujarat might seem to be the better side in this contest, the Juggernauts have done superbly well to keep the Giants at bay. It will be interesting to see which side finishes on top. Or are we in for our first tie of the season? 

21:13 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' Batch 3 manages to play out all the remaining time in the contest. 

21:12 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' A review has been taken by the Giants as they believe that there was a  touch on the player. The umpire had not given it as out as the umpire's decision remains! The Giants lose their review. 

21:11 (IST)16 AUG 2022

6' Defense bonus granted to the Juggernauts as this batch has lasted over two and a half minutes! And almost immediately after that, Suyash follows Nilesh Jadhav in the cross lane and extends his arm to get a hand touch!

Gujarat Giants 26-25 Odisha Juggernauts

21:10 (IST)16 AUG 2022

6' Some quick speed by Pokarde as he runs in the cross lane and gets a touch on Mahesha P. 

21:09 (IST)16 AUG 2022

5' Jagganath Das gets another couple of points for his side as a running touch on Santra is successful.

Gujarat Giants 22-23 Odisha Juggernauts

21:07 (IST)16 AUG 2022

The Juggernauts have sent in Batch 4 now instead of Batch 3. 

21:07 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' A sky dive from Jaggannath Das on the final defender of Batch 2, Dilip, has reduced the gap between there two teams to just three points with well over three minutes to play!

Gujarat Giants 20-23 Odisha Juggernauts

21:06 (IST)16 AUG 2022

3' Aniket Pote has claimed a touch on the defender and it has been granted by the umpire as well! However, the defender reviews and it is successful as well! NOT OUT is the decision in the end! 

21:05 (IST)16 AUG 2022

3' With the Wazir on his tail, the Juggernauts defender, Dipesh More, steps into the lobby all by himself and has to make his way back! Three points added to the Giants' tally! Perhaps the first self-out of the tournament!

Gujarat Giants 17-23 Odisha Juggernauts

21:04 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' The Wazir strikes straightaway as Abhinandan Patil puts in a running touch to send Dinesh Naik back to the bench. 

21:03 (IST)16 AUG 2022

The Giants have opted for the Power Play now as Batch 2 enters the court. 

21:03 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' Nilesh Patil gets in the action now as a sky dive from him sends back the final defender of Batch 1, Murmu. Gujarat closing in on the lead now!

Gujarat Giants 12-23 Odisha Juggernauts

21:02 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' Aniket Pote is at it once again as the defender is flummoxed, allowing a simple touch on him. 

21:01 (IST)16 AUG 2022

1' Turn 2 is underway and the Giants strike right away, with Aniket Pote getting the better of Gowtham with a pole dive!

Gujarat Giants 7-23 Odisha Juggernauts

20:57 (IST)16 AUG 2022

At the end of Turn 1: Gujarat Giants 4-23 Odisha Juggernauts

The Giants, after what seemed like some early nerves, have done brilliantly to make a comeback in this contest. After losing the first batch early, the second batch made a bit of an impact, with Aniket Pote stealing the show again. However, it was Suyash Gargate from Batch 3 who did the most damage to the Juggernauts as he fetched a couple of defense bonuses for the Giants. Will be exciting to watch how Turn 2 transpires as it will fog a long way in deciding the outcome of this game!

20:57 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' The fourth batch manages to run the clock down and not concede any points. 

20:57 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' With just over ten seconds left, Suyash is tagged by the Juggernauts attacker and that will bring an end to what has been a terrific run by Batch 3!

Gujarat Giants 4-23 Odisha Juggernauts

20:56 (IST)16 AUG 2022

7' DREAM RUN! A defender of bonus of two points is granted to the Giants for lasting two and a half minutes and since the final defender survives for another thirty seconds, another couple of points are added! 

20:55 (IST)16 AUG 2022

6' A brilliant sky dive and it is Abhinandan Patil who has to depart. Mahesha P is the one to do the damage yet again. 

20:54 (IST)16 AUG 2022

5' Unfortunate for Nilesh Patil as he trips and falls, allowing a simple touch to be executed on him by his namesake, Nilesh Jadhav.

Gujarat Giants 0-18 Odisha Juggernauts

20:53 (IST)16 AUG 2022

4' Well, Pote cannot get another Dream Run in as Mahesha P outsmarts him with a swift running touch. A couple of points to Gujarat's name and a big name goes back to the bench.

Gujarat Giants 0-16 Odisha Juggernauts

20:52 (IST)16 AUG 2022

3' A sky dive on Siva Reddy followed closely by a pole dive on Sagar fetches the Juggernauts three points apiece! It is down to Aniket Pote now to defend!

Gujarat Giants 0-14 Odisha Juggernauts

20:50 (IST)16 AUG 2022

3' A sky dive and the Juggernauts complete the power play in grand style. It is Milind who does the honours for the Juggernauts, sending Akshay back to the bench.

Gujarat Giants 0-8 Odisha Juggernauts

20:49 (IST)16 AUG 2022

2' A pole dive this time and it is Vinayak Pokarde who has to depart. Terrific from the Juggernauts and they will be looking to wipe out this batch in quick time now.

Gujarat Giants 0-5 Odisha Juggernauts
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