The matches held on 1st August 2017 saw two new teams making a whopping start to their Pro Kabaddi journey. Gujarat Fortunegiants registered 26-20 win over Dabang Delhi which was followed by a dominant show by UP Yoddha to trounce Telugu Titans 31-18.
In the first match Gujarat made a stunning start to the match as they took a 15-5 lead in the first half. In the second half, Dabang Delhi failed to keep the composure in front of Fortunegiants’ defense. Midway through the game, Gujarat were leading the match by 16 points 15-9.
But, Dabang Delhi after getting all out for the second time in the match made a stunning comeback. They scored 11 points in a row while Gujarat managed to score one point in this period. However, it was too late for them.
For Gujarat RakeshNarwal, SukeshHegde and Sachin scored three points each.
The Gujarat defense also kept Delhi’s last match hero MerajSheykh outside for 14 minutes in the match and didn’t let the player score.
In the second match Telugu Titans suffered their third defeat as they were thumped by debutants UP Yoddha. The Nitin Tomar-led UP team was brilliant in all departments as they registered a thumping 31-18 win. Tomar, who was the costliest buy in the auction, made sure that he did not disappoint his team owners. Rishank Divadiga was impressive with his raids. Rahul Chaudhari, who looked comfortable in the first half, was not allowed to steal points as UP’s defence stood rock solid.