U Mumba’s solid defensive unit came to the party yet again and as did the likes of Guman Singh and Jai Bhagwan, as they survived a couple of scares against Haryana Steelers enroute picking up a crucial win in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru on Friday. U Mumba won the nail-biter 32-31.
While Guman Singh picked up the first points for U Mumba, it was Meetu Sharma who got Haryana Steelers off the mark. U Mumba’s defensive unit didn't allow the Steelers to edge ahead as Jai Bhagwan and co inflicted an All-Out to give U Mumba a good lead as the midway stage of the first half approached.
U Mumba pressed home their advantage and continued to pick up points quickly as the Steelers’ task became tougher, in what was a fast-paced game. However, Nitin Rawal and Manjeet’s Super Tackle kept the Steelers in the hunt. At the break, U Mumba led 17-15, but the momentum was firmly with the Steelers.
U Mumba regained the momentum and surged ahead in the early part of the second half to widen their lead. But Amirhossein Bastami and Sushil led the fightback for the Steelers as U Mumba’s lead was reduced. The Steelers took the lead with less than 7 minutes to go when Jaideep Dahiya helped his team inflict an All-Out.
The Steelers fought hard in the final phase of the game, and seemed to have proceedings going their way, but Guman Singh picked up a couple of crucial raids to help his team clinch a thriller.
Best Raider - Guman Singh (9 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Surinder Singh (6 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Meetu Sharma (4 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohit Nandal (3 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.