Two of the top teams in the tournament, Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates battled it out on Friday, only for the former to seal an emphatic victory in the end.
Puneri Paltan climbed to the 3rd position in Zone A with a comfortable win over Tamil Thalaivas ( 33-20) as captain- Deepak Hooda led from the front, scoring 6 points. The match was even earlier on but then two all outs by Paltan increased the margin significantly. Thalaivas captain, Ajay Thakur had an off and could not quite perform as per expectation. This had been the first match Thalaivas played at their home turf and lost, much to the disappointment of the fans.
The second match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates went down to the wire but Fortunegiants ultimately clinched the close contest (30-29) and once again move to the pole position in Zone A. It was a highly anticipated match as both the teams are in prime form and top their respective points table in Zone A and Zone B.
Both the matches had been played at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.