U Mumba had the momentum in the first half, but Patna Pirates fought back in the second half through raider Sachin's efforts and eventually registered a 34-31 victory in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday. Sachin contributed with a total of 12 points in the match.
Sachin led the charge in the raiding department as the Pirates took the lead at 3-1 in the 6th minute. However, Ashish stepped up his game and helped U Mumba level the score at 3-3. Thereafter, Jai Bhagwan pulled off a stupendous Super Raid in the 9th minute to help U Mumba inch ahead at 7-4. U Mumba's defensive unit also backed up their raiders as they stayed in the lead at 10-8 in the 15th minute. U Mumba also tackled Abdul Insamam in the 18th minute and inflicted an All-Out to extend their lead to 16-11 before ending the first half leading at 18-13.
The Pirates showed more determination in the second half and reduced U Mumba to two players on the mat in the 23rd minute. Moments later, Sachin effected a fantastic raid to help the Pirates inflict an All-Out and level the score at 20-20. Thereafter, both sides kept trading points and played out an even contest. While Sachin kept executing raids for the Pirates, Bhagwan kept picking up raid points for U Mumba.
However, Sachin pulled off a multi-point raid in the 37th minute and helped his team take the lead at 28-25. Moments later, the Pirates inflicted an All-Out and extended their lead even further. Mohammadreza Chiyaneh then carried out a fantastic ankle hold in the last minute as the Pirates closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Sachin (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sunil (6 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Jai Bhagwan (7 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Rinku (3 Tackle Points)
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?
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