Haryana Steelers picked up a thrilling 35-33 win over U Mumba in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Defender Mohit Nandal was a top performer for the Steelers, earning 7 tackle points. But it was Manjeet who shifted the tide in the Steelers’ favour with a late super raid as they picked up a second win in a row. Manjeet and Mohit Nandal both scored 7 points each for Haryana Steelers.
The match started with Meetu Sharma pulling off a sensational four-point Super Raid for Haryana Steelers to give his side an early lead. Guman Singh earned a point back for U Mumba with a successful raid, and then their defence caught hold of Meetu to level the scoreline at 6-6. The Steelers earned a slender one-point lead as Mohit Nandal took out Ashish with a strong tackle.
Mohit Nandal's good form in defence continued in the first half, as he maintained a 100 percent strike rate on tackles to keep Haryana Steelers in the lead. Meanwhile, U Mumba's Mohit made a defensive error as he stepped out of bounds to give away an easy point to the Steelers. But he made up for his mistake by catching Meetu with an ankle hold in the dying seconds of the first half and U Mumba went into halftime with a 13-12 lead.
The second half started with Ashish getting a raid point to give U Mumba a two-point lead. But Rakesh Narwal earned a Super Raid to cover the deficit for Haryana Steelers. The tide shifted in U Mumba's favour when Jai Bhagwan earned a three-point Super Raid to break the threshold and the Season 2 champions inflicted an All-Out on the Steelers to take a 22-17 lead.
With 10 minutes left in the match, Manjeet managed to get a running hand touch on Guman to get a point back for Haryana Steelers. He turned the match on its head once again with a Super Raid after which the Steelers inflicted an All-Out on U Mumba to take 31-28 lead. With Mohit Nandal and Jaideep Dahiya getting tackle points late in the match, Haryana Steelers managed to register a thrilling 35-33 comeback win.
Best Raider - Manjeet (7 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohit Nandal (7 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Jai Bhagwan (6 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Rinku (6 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.