U Mumba put on a fantastic performance to defeat Bengal Warriors 49-41 in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. Raider Guman Singh emerged as the best player for U Mumba with 14 points, while his fellow raider Ashish chipped in with 13 points in the match.
Guman Singh picked up a couple of raid points as U Mumba took the lead at 4-2 in the 5th minute. Guman continued to showcase top form and reduced the Warriors to just one player on the mat in the 7th minute. Moments later, Guman pulled off another magnificent raid to help his team inflict an All-Out and take a big lead at 12-4.
However, Vaibhav Garje and Girish Maruti Ernak scored tackle points and kept the Warriors in the game at 9-13. The Warriors kept fighting and inflicted an All-Out just before half-time, but they were still behind U Mumba at 21-23 by the end of the first half.
The two sides played out a neck and neck contest in the opening minutes of the second half. Guman led the charge for U Mumba, while the Warriors banked on Maninder Singh. But U Mumba managed to stay ahead at 27-24 in the 25th minute. Guman Singh pulled off a magnificent raid in the 28th minute as U Mumba continued to lead at 31-27. The Season 2 champions then rode on the momentum and carried out an All-Out to attain a stronghold in the match at 37-30 in the 33rd minute.
Thereafter, raider Ashish and defender Rinku stepped up their game as U Mumba extended their lead to 47-37 in the 39th minute. U Mumba continued to step on the pedal and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Guman Singh (14 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Rinku (5 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Maninder Singh (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Shubham Shinde (4 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.