PKL 2019, as it happened: Puneri Paltan, U Mumba play out a tie

Abhishek Singh's excellent raiding in the latter stages of the match helped U Mumba, which had ceded ground to Puneri Paltan, come back and earn a tie.

Puneri Paltan's Surjeet Singh and U Mumba's Fazel Atrachali.   -  Twitter @ProKabaddi

Abhishek Singh's 11 points proved crucial for U Mumba, which came back from 26-32 down to earn a 33-33 tie with Puneri Paltan.

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Paltan 33-33 U Mumba: WE HAVE A TIE! Abhishek Singh has been excellent with his raiding in the latter stages and with the match on the line, he eliminates Shubham Shinde. It finishes 33-33 after Hadi Tajik produced an empty raid at the end.

Paltan 33-32 U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali with a successful tackle on Pankaj Mohite! U Mumba behind by just one point with a minute left on the clock.

Paltan 33-31 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with a successful raid and brings up a Super 10! Darshan Kadian is the player eliminated.

Paltan 33-30 U Mumba: Pankaj Mohite with a successful raid for Puneri Paltan, eliminates Surinder Singh.

Paltan 32-30 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with another successful raid for U Mumba, following Pankaj Mohite's empty raid for Puneri Paltan. Surjeet Singh is the player eliminated.

Paltan 32-29 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with a succesful raid for U Mumba, Balasaheb Jadhav is the player eliminated.

Paltan 32-28 U Mumba: Manjeet with an unsuccessful do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan, Fazel Atrachali is the tackler.

Paltan 32-26 U Mumba: ALL-OUT! Abhishek Singh with an unsuccessful raid, and Puneri Paltan inflicts the second all-out of the night. Manjeet is the tackler.

Paltan 28-25 U Mumba: Manjeet with consecutive successful tackles, this time eliminates Fazel Atrachali.

Paltan 27-25 U Mumba: M.S. Athul with an unsuccessful raid for U Mumba, Hadi Tajik with a successful tackle.

Paltan 26-25 U Mumba: It's a Super Raid from Manjeet! Eliminates Surinder Singh, Arjun Deshwal and Harendra Kumar.

Paltan 23-25 U Mumba: It's a Super Tackle! Sandeep Narwal is successfully tackled by Shubham Shinde and Puneri Paltan cuts the gap down to two points.

Paltan 21-25 U Mumba: Pankaj Mohite with an unsuccessful raid, Fazel Atrachali is the tackler.

Paltan 21-24 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with another successful raid, this time eliminates Dardhan Kadian. It followed an empty raid from Pankaj Mohite.

Paltan 21-23 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with a successful raid for U Mumba, eliminates Hadi Tajik.

Paltan 21-21 U Mumba: Successful raids from Pankaj Mohite and Abhishek Singh, who eliminates Balasaheb Jadhav to pull U Mumba level.

Paltan 20-20 U Mumba: We have the second all-out of the match, and the first for Puneri Paltan! M.S. Athul with an unsuccessful raid, Balasaheb Jadhav with a solid tackle to inflict the all-out and pull Puneri Paltan level.

Paltan 17-19 U Mumba: Manjeet with a successful raid for Puneri Paltan, Rajaguru Subramanian is the player eliminated.

Paltan 16-19 U Mumba: M.S. Athul with a successful raid for U Mumba.

Paltan 16-18 U Mumba: U Mumba just about hanging onto the lead. Pankaj Mohite with an unsuccessful raid.

Paltan 13-17 U Mumba: It's a do-or-die raid for U Mumba, and it's a successful one from Abhishek Singh.

Paltan 13-16 U Mumba: Pankaj Mohite with a successful raid for Puneri Paltan, Sandeep Narwal is the player eliminated. It also brings up 50 raid points in the ProKabaddi League for Pankaj.

Paltan 12-16 U Mumba: It's a do-or-die raid to end the first half! Arjun Deshwal with an unsuccessful raid for U Mumba, Hadi Tajik is the tackler.

Paltan 11-16 U Mumba: It's a do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan this time, and it's an unsuccessful raid from Manjeet! Surinder Singh is the tackler. U Mumba holding onto a healthy lead.

Paltan 11-15 U Mumba: It's a do-or-die raid for U Mumba! M.S. Athul is tackled by Balasaheb Jadhav, who has been excellent in defence for Puneri Paltan.

Paltan 9-13 U Mumba: Arjun Deshwal with an unsuccessful raid for U Mumba, Balasaheb Jadhav successfully tackles him.

Paltan 8-13 U Mumba: The two teams' defences have been excellent tonight! Pankaj Mohite can't make amends for his last unsuccessful raid, he's tackled by Sandeep Narwal.

Paltan 8-12 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with an unsuccessful raid for U Mumba, Shubham Shinde is the tackle.

Paltan 7-12 U Mumba: Pankaj Mohite falls prey to Harendra Kumar! It's a solid tackle and Mohite couldn't escape the grasp.

Paltan 7-11 U Mumba: M.S. Athul with an unsuccessful raid for Puneri Paltan, Manjeet is the tackler.

Paltan 6-11 U Mumba: Nitin Tomar with a successful raid, eliminates Fazel Atrachali.

Paltan 5-11 U Mumba: Pankaj Mohite with an unsuccessful raid and we have the first all-out of the match! Sandeep Narwal is the tackler.

Paltan 4-8 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with a successful raid for U Mumba, Shubham Shinde is the player eliminated for Puneri Paltan.

Paltan 4-7 U Mumba: It's a do-or-die raid for Puneri Paltan, and Manjeet Singh falls prey to Sandeep Narwal and U Mumba. Narwal with a solid tackle to win U Mumba a point and extend the lead to three points.

Paltan 4-6 U Mumba: Abhishek Singh with a successful raid, eliminating Hadi Tajik, who had replaced Sushant Sail for Puneri Paltan.

Paltan 4-5 U Mumba: It's a Super Tackle, the first of the match! M.S. Athul is the raider, and Manjeet Singh successfully tackles him to earn Puneri Paltan two points and close the gap.

Paltan 2-5 U Mumba: Nitin Tomar with another unsuccessful raid, Sandeep Narwal is the tackler and U Mumba opens up a slender lead early on in the half.

Paltan 2-4 U Mumba: Arjun Deshwal with consecutive successful raids. Balasaheb Jadhav is the player eliminated this time.

Paltan 2-3 U Mumba: Manjeet Singh eliminates Surinder Singh for his first successful raid of the night. Both teams feeling their way into the match, which has already seen a handful of empty raids particularly from U Mumba.

Paltan 1-3 U Mumba: Arjun Deshwal with a successful raid for U Mumba, Sagar Krishna is the player eliminated.

Paltan 1-2 U Mumba: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba! M.S. Athul wins the first raid point for U Mumba. Shubham Shinde is the player eliminated.

Paltan 1-1 U Mumba: Manjeet Singh with a successful raid after Abhishek Singh produced an empty raid first up for U Mumba.

Paltan 0-1 U Mumba: Nitin Tomar begins proceedings with his first raid. Unsuccessful raid, it is! Harendra Kumar is the tackler and U Mumba is on board.

And we are underway! Puneri Paltan has won the toss and chosen the side.

Puneri Paltan starting line-up: Nitin Tomar, Surjeet Singh, Balasaheb Jadhav, Sushant Sail, Manjeet, Shubham Shinde, Sagar Krishna

U Mumba starting line-up: Arjun Deshwal, Surinder Singh, Harendra Kumar, M.S. Athul, Abhishek Singh, Sandeep Narwal, Fazel Atrachali

PREVIEW

Eleventh-placed Puneri Paltan takes on sixth-placed U Mumba in tonight's only PKL 2019 fixture. Paltan comes into the match on the back of its loss to Haryana Steelers, while U Mumba registered a big win over Jaipur Pink Panthers. U Mumba won the first meeting between the two sides and a win tonight will take it to fifth on the points table. A win for Paltan will take it to ninth, above Telugu Titans.