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U Mumba register easy win over Bengaluru Bulls in Pro Kabaddi League

Kashiling Adake scored 17 points from raid as U Mumba beat Bengaluru Bulls 42-30 in their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match

other sports Updated: Sep 28, 2017 22:12 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
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U Mumba raider Kashiling Adake (left) successfully breaks loose from the grip of Bengaluru Bulls players to score a point during their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match in New Delhi on Thursday. (AP)

Raider Kashiling Adake’s terrific 17-point performance saw U Mumba beat Bengaluru Bulls 42-30 in inter-zone challenge contest of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday.

Adake scored 15 points in the first half as Bengaluru Bulls never recovered from the early onslaught. For U Mumba, Surinder Singh got a high five and scored six tackle points in the defence. Rohit Kumar scored 12 points but didn’t get ample support from his raiders.

It was the 11th defeat for Bengaluru Bulls who have had a disappointing campaign.

U Mumba are third in Zone A with 49 points from 17 matches and remain in the hunt to qualify for the Super Play Offs. Bengaluru Bulls are fifth in Zone B with 34 points from 17 matches.

Anup Kumar and Kashiling Adake scored raid points in the first minute to give U Mumba 2-0 lead. Harish Naik got two point for Bengaluru Bulls as they leveled the match at 3-3 in the fourth minute. It was a one-man show from U Mumba as Kashling Adakae had a storming first half and scored 15 points. Adake scored with a super raid in the 11th minute to give U Mumba 11-6 lead.

With five minutes to go in the first half, U Mumba inflicted an all out to lead 16-7. Adake got another super raid in the 18th minute to give U Mumba 22-11 lead.

Bengaluru Bulls were having trouble containing Adake and their defence scored just three points in the first half. Rohit Kumar had six points for Bulls in the first half as they went into the break trailing 13-23.

U Mumba began the second half in a dominating fashion as they inflicted the second all out in the 23rd minute to lead 29-17. Rohit Kumar scored with a two-point raid in the 26th minute as Bengaluru Bulls trailed 21-31. U Mumba didn’t have to get out of second gear in the second half as Bengaluru Bulls never looked like winning the match.

Surinder Singh attained a high five in the 39th minute as U Mumba cruised to a comfortable 42-30 victory.

First Published: Sep 28, 2017 22:07 IST