Pro Kabaddi League 2018: U Mumba brush aside Gujarat Fortunegiants 36-26
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Pro Kabaddi League 2018: U Mumba brush aside Gujarat Fortunegiants 36-26

An impressive defensive show by U Mumba saw them beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 36-26 in the top-of-the-table clash.

pro kabaddi league Updated: Dec 02, 2018 22:53 IST
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U Mumba defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants in their Pro Kabaddi League encounter.(PKL)

Continuing their winning streak, U Mumba hammered Gujarat Fortunegiants 36-26 in a zone A contest of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the Thyagraj stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

This was U Mumba’s first-ever win over Gujarat in the history of Pro Kabaddi League. The architects of U Mumba’s famous victory were veteran Dharmaraj Cherlathan (6 points) and Rohit Rana (5 points).

U Mumba scored a total of 16 tackle points, which was more than their raiders scored. For Gujarat Fortunegiants, Sachin scored eight points while Prapanjan chipped in with four points.

Rohit Balliyan’s two-point raid in the third minute gave U Mumba 4-2 lead. U Mumba looked like a team in a hurry as they took just four minutes to inflict the first all out to lead 9-4.

Sachin got a couple of raid points for Gujarat as they trailed 6-9 after six minutes of play. It was Sachin’s raiding prowess that kept Gujarat Fortunegiants in the match as he kept on picking raid points at regular intervals.

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Gujarat Fortunegiants sent Siddharth Desai to the bench with a strong tackle to trail 11-12 after 13 minutes.

It was a close encounter between two evenly matched teams as neither of the teams refused to give an inch. U Mumba went into the break leading 17-14.

Siddharth Desai picked up a vital raid point in the 26th minute to give U Mumba 20-17 lead. Desai followed it up with another raid in the 29th minute as U Mumba opened up a 10-point gap.

Sachin tried to rally Gujarat back into the match with a few raid points but U Mumba were in no mood to relinquish their lead.

U Mumba forced a super tackle and collected a couple of more tackle points in the last five minutes of the match.

First Published: Dec 02, 2018 22:53 IST