The all-round performance of Mumba boys lifted them up against last year’s runners-up Gujarat Fortune Giants in the 102nd clash of Pro Kabaddi League season seven. The Fazel Atrachali-led troop cruised past Sunil Kumar and team with the close margin of 31-25 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday. All thanks to the star raider Abhishek Singh who scored 11 raid points to ensure his team’s win.
Both the squads went hard on each other at an early stage of the game. But it was U Mumba who took over Gujarat’s squad easily. When only eight minutes were left for half-time, Mumba boys inflicted their first All-Out of the night on Fortunegiants in order to move towards a five-point lead. In reply to their emphatic lead, Gujarat Giants also enforced an All-Out against U Mumba at 18th minute. This resulted in both the teams leveled up the score against each other with 16-16 draw after the end of the first half.
In the second half also Mumba boys kept their dominance alive and mounted immense pressure on Fortune Giants with back-to-back raids. As a result, Mumba secured one more All-Out of the eve on Gujarat after which it was confirmed that U Mumba would be the winner of that match. At last, the Mumbai side clinched an important victory in PKL 2019.
Here’s see the match highlights of the nail-biting encounter between U Mumba and Gujarat Fortune Giants at Pro Kabaddi League 2019:
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With this impressive win, Mumba boys consolidate their chances of making to the play-offs as they reached to the fourth position in current Pro Kabaddi League Standings along with 53 points in account. While on the other hand, Fortune Giants are also improved a bit in recent standings. They reached to the ninth spot from 10th one along with 39 points in account.
U Mumba will next take on the defending champions Bengaluru Bulls on September 27th at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur. While the Giants of Gujarat will test their fortunes against southern lethal Tamil Thalaivas on September 28th at Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula.
After the nail-biting battle between U Mumba and Gujarat Fortune Giants, hosting team Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengal Warriors also take on each other in the second encounter of the day. In the 103rd match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven, Warriors sealed the 41-40 win against one-time title lifters Pink Panthers in a closely contested game at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday.