Pro Kabaddi: U Mumba Edge Past Gujarat Fortune Giants 36-26
An impressive defensive show by U Mumba saw them beat Gujarat Fortune Giants 36-26 in the top-of-the-table clash in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 in New Delhi on Sunday, 2 December.
This was U Mumba's first-ever win over Gujarat Fortune Giants in the history of Pro Kabaddi League.
U Mumba scored 16 tackle points, which was more than their raiders scored. For Gujarat Fortune Giants, 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 Fortune Giants as they trailed 6-9 after six minutes of play.
It was Sachin's raiding prowess that kept Gujarat Fortune Giants in the match as he kept on picking raid points at regular intervals. Gujarat Fortune Giants 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.
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 matc
(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)