Pro Kabaddi League: Rinku, Ashish and Mohit lead U Mumba to massive win against Bengal Warriors
Pune, October 30, 2022
U Mumba were in scintillating form on Saturday evening, as they picked apart the Bengal Warriors’ challenge and registered a 36-25 victory in the vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Saturday.
For U Mumba, it was Rinku, Ashish and Mohit who vital contributions during the course of the win.
Maninder Singh started things off for the 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 defensive unit, though, 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 were helping the U Mumba side make solid progress as Rinku pitched in with another Super Tackle, wiping out the lead that the Warriors had. Ashish got in a Super Raid for U Mumba, who ended the half with the game in their control. U Mumba 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 the lead to a 5-point one. The Warriors were looking to mount a fight back and depended on Maninder, Shrikant and Balaji, who were doing the majority of the heavy lifting for them.
However, U Mumba continued to have a stronghold of the match, with the defence working brilliantly, and the lead standing at 8 points. U Mumba kept the Warriors at arm’s length from then on in and eventually walked off with a comprehensive win.
Award Winners of the Night:
Match 1: Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Bharat (Bengaluru Bulls)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Saurabh Nandal (Bengaluru Bulls)
Moment of the Match - Bharat (Bengaluru Bulls)
Match 2: Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Sourav Gulia (Gujarat Giants)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Parteek Dhaiya (Gujarat Giants)
Moment of the Match - Parteek Dhaiya (Gujarat Giants)
Match 3: Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Rinku (U Mumba)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Mohit (U Mumba)
Moment of the Match - Ashish (U Mumba)
7:30 PM: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls
8:30 PM: Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
Venue: Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune
All the matches can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar