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Jaipur Pink Panthers edge out U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi League

Jasvir Singh (9) and Manjeet Chhillar (6) starred for Jaipur Punk Panthers, combining to score 15 points in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match against U Mumba.

other sports Updated: Oct 08, 2017 10:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Power-packed action from the Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U Mumba amtch in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Jaipur Pink Panthers got a morale-boosting victory against U Mumba, beating the team from Mumbai 36-32 in their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match on Saturday.

Jasvir Singh (9) and Manjeet Chhillar (6) produced the goods when it mattered as they combined to score 15 points for Jaipur Pink Panthers. U Mumba failed to get going in the second half and paid the price as their hopes of qualifying for super playoffs are now in jeopardy.

Kashiling Adake scored seven points for U Mumba whereas Anup Kumar chipped in with six.

U Mumba are fourth in Zone A with 55 points from 20 matches. Jaipur Pink Panthers are fifth with 50 points from 17 matches.

The first half saw the pendulum swing both ways as both teams enjoyed a period of domination but were evenly matched.

Jaipur Pink Panthers were quick off the blocks as they led 4-1 after three minutes. U Mumba fought back in the next couple of minutes to trail 5- 6 after five minutes.

Jaipur Pink Panthers led by the solid Manjeet Chhillar once again opened a three-point gap to lead 10-7 in the ninth minute. Kashiling Adake got U Mumba back in the match with two successive raids and they led 11-10 after 12 minutes.

U Mumba forced an all out in the 13th minute to lead 16-10.

Jaipur Pink Panthers then launched a comeback scoring five points without conceding any to trail 15-16 at the end of the first half. Manjeet Chhillar got a high five in the first half for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Jaipur began the second half strongly as they inflicted an all out in the 22nd minute to lead 20-16. U Mumba were struggling to get points on board as in the first seven minutes of the second half Jaipur scored 12 points compared to U Mumba’s 4.

Jasvir Singh got another raid point in the 28th minute as Jaipur Pink Panthers led 28-20. Jaipur inflicted another all out in the next minute to lead 31-21. Shrikant Jadhav scored a raid point in the 33rd minute as U Mumba trailed 24-32.

With less than five minutes to go Jaipur Pink Panthers held a nine point lead as they were ahead 34-25. Manjeet Chhilar got another tackle point in the 38th minute as Jaipur led 35-27.

First Published: Oct 08, 2017 09:54 IST