U Mumba were in scintillating form on Saturday evening as they picked apart the Bengal Warriors’ challenge and registered a 36-25 victory in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. For U Mumba, it was Rinku, Ashish and Mohit who made vital contributions during the course of their win.
Maninder Singh started things off for Bengal Warriors with the first raid, after which they picked up some important points, to edge into an early lead. U Mumba, who are known for their solid defensive unit, bounced back with a Super Tackle on Maninder. Surinder Singh engineered another Super Tackle soon after as the momentum started to shift.
Midway through the first half, the Warriors had allowed U Mumba back into the game as the contest started to heat up. Both sides traded raids and tackles from then on in. Jai Bhagwan and Surinder Singh were helping U Mumba make solid progress as Rinku pitched in with another Super Tackle, wiping out the lead that the Warriors had. Ashish then executed a Super Raid for U Mumba, who ended the half with the game in their control. U Mumba, in fact, roared back in the second phase of the first half and led 21-13 at the break.
In the second half, the Warriors started to fight back with Shrikant Jadhav’s Super Raid cutting down U Mumba’s lead to 5 points. The Warriors were looking to mount a fight back and depended on Maninder, Shrikant and all-rounder Balaji D, who were doing the majority of the heavy lifting for them.
However, U Mumba continued to have a stronghold on the match with their defence working brilliantly and the lead standing at 8 points. U Mumba continued to keep the Warriors at arm’s length and eventually walked away with a comprehensive win.
Best Raider - Shrikant Jadhav (8 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Balaji D (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Ashish (8 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Rinku (8 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.