U Mumba were in a fantastic position at 24-11 by the end of the first half, but Bengaluru Bulls' raider Bharat put on a stupendous performance and helped his team register a thrilling 42-32 victory in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Bharat scored a whopping 16 points in the match, while Vikash Kandola contributed with 8 points.
Guman Singh picked up a few raid points early on and helped his side take a lead at 6-1 in the 5th minute. Soon after, U Mumba inflicted an All-Out and attained a stronghold in the match at 10-3. U Mumba defenders Rahul Sethpal and Mohit also stepped up their game as their team continued to widen its lead. Guman Singh reduced the Bulls to just one player on the mat in the 13th minute and soon after, captain Surinder Singh tackled Sachin Narwal to help U Mumba inflict another All-Out. Bengaluru Bulls’ Bharat pulled off a few raids, but U Mumba stayed in the lead at 24-11 by the end of the first half.
Bharat then effected a Super Raid and inflicted an All-Out in the opening minutes of the second half to help the Bulls stay in the game. Bharat continued to effect raids as the Bulls reduced the gap between the two sides to 22-25. However, the tables turned completely after Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an All-Out in the 31st minute and took the lead at 28-27.
Vikash Kandola also joined the party as the Bulls extended their lead further. The Bengaluru Bulls defenders Saurabh Nandal and Aman backed up their raiders and helped their team attain a comfortable lead at 34-30 in the 36th minute. Moments later, Bharat reduced U Mumba to two players before the Bulls inflicted another All-Out to seal a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Guman Singh (11 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Surinder Singh (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Bharat (16 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Saurabh Nandal (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.