Riding on a strong defensive performance, U Mumba wiped out Jaipur Pink Panthers 47-21 in the second Pro Kabaddi League match at the SreeKanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.
An all-round performance from U Mumba, championed by raider Abhishek Singh’s Super 10 (with 13 raid points), secured a crucial win for the Mumbai outfit in Pro Kabaddi League’s oldest rivalry.
Following the win, Mumbai climbed to the fifth spot in the points table while the Pink Panthers remained third. U Mumba dominated the first half against Jaipur, ending with a 16-point gap – the best lead going into the half time in Season 7.
Their raiders, both Abhishek Singh and Arjun Deshwal, looked comfortable on the mat while Sandeep Narwal pulled off powerful tackles as U Mumba stifled the Jaipur raiders.
The Mumbai side enforced their first All-Out on Jaipur in the 10th minute of the match and followed it up with another in the 16th minute as Jaipur looked perplexed at what hit them.
Continuing their sheer dominance, U Mumba forced a fourth All-Out on the Pink Panthers with three minutes remaining in the game to cross the 40-point mark. The match ended with a brilliant move by the Abhishek pulling off a massive four-point Super Raid and clinching his Super 10.
Talking about the opening match at the same venue on Saturday, Gujarat Fortunegiants had outplayed defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 32-23.
Sachin’s five raid points and a collective effort from the team’s defence helped Gujarat beat the home side in a tight encounter that had been billed as the repeat of season 6 final. Importantly for Gujarat, the result propelled them to sixth in the table.
(With inputs from IANS)