PKL Highlights: U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls

Highlights from U Mumba's match against Bengaluru Bulls and Tamil Thaliavas' match against Haryana Steelers in the inter-zone challenge at 2018 Pro Kabbadi League.

U Mumba's defense was on top form against the Bengaluru Bulls.   -  Special Arrangement

Welcome to SportstarLive's live blog of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018-19.

(Scores read: U Mumba - Bengaluru Bulls)

It was an all-round performance from U Mumba in its win against the Bengaluru Bulls. The Bulls overcame a disastrous start towards the end of the second half, courtesy a five-point raid from Pawan Sehrawat and another super raid from Kashiling Adake. Depsite reducing the deficit to as close as three points, U Mumba was able to hold out and get successive wins at home.

FULL TIME

32-29 Pawan picks up one more point but with only 15 seconds left on the clock, Darshan Kadian can afford to run down the clock on his raid. And that's that! What a game of kabaddi we've seen today.

32-27 Rohit Kumar reduces the deficit to five, but there are only 50 seconds to go. Nail-biting stuff here

32-25 Surinder Singh picks up five points in the second successive game. What a season this defender is having! Captain Fazal must be proud.

31-25 The cushion's back to six points and U Mumba will use time to its advantage now. No need for risks at this moment.

Now this makes more sense .

 

29-25 Time-out! With less than three minutes to go, Bengaluru Bulls has reduced the deficit to just four points thanks to super raids from Pawan Sehrawat and Kahiling Adake.

29-24 3 points for Kashiling Adake! It's like the Bulls only deal in Super raids.  U Mumba needs to calm down with the tackles.

29-20 U Mumba has done well to restore a nine-point lead though. And that's nine points for Darshan Kadian.

26-20 5 RAID POINTS! There's what we were talking about. All Bengaluru Bulls needs is one excelent raid and Pawan Sehrawat has given it just that, reducing the deficit drastically.

 

26-14 Time-out. And phew, does Bengaluru Bulls need one! U Mumba has crushed every sign of a comeback from the Bulls. There's still time on the clock to make this game tighter, but Rohit Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat has got to step up.

25-9 What power! Darshan Kadian pushes a defender across a line as he picks up a raid point.

23-7 Doesn't look like U Mumba's is going to let Bengaluru sneak back into this. Another all out on the Bulls.

20-7  Really poor co-ordination and defending from Bengalur Bulls just there, allowing Abolfazl to pick up three points. First Super Raid of the game!

HALF TIME

umm...top scorers?

 

 

17-6 At half-time, U Mumba has a huge lead of eleven points over Bengaluru Bulls. Disastrous would be an understatement to describe the way Bengaluru Bulls started the game. But it has shown signs of revival. This is Pro Kabaddi and we've seen just too many mathces turned on its head in the second half. So stay tuned!

15-5 Just when it seemed like the Bulls are finding their way back into this, Mumba pulls up its socks and keeps the comeback in check. Bengaluru Bulls looks really unsettled and frustrated at the moment. It can't seem to make any right decisions.

13-4 Rohit Kumar may be slowly pulling Bengaluru back into this. He picks up his thrid raid point of the day.

12-3 Darshan Kadian falls! Bengaluru finally takes down the dangerous raider

12-2 Finally a point for Bengaluru Bulls. Rohit Kumar picks up a raid point and then another.

10-0 Bengaluru is struggling on the mat. Even its best raiders - Rohit Kumar and Pawan Kumar are unable to provide any relief.

9-0 What a start from U Mumba! Already inflictng an all-out on the Bengaluru Bulls. The Bulls already have an uphill task at hand.  Darshan Kadian has made a brillianr start

1-0 And on the very first raid, U Mumba picks up a raid point and Rohit Kumar is out for Bengaluru Bulls. That's not a good start for the Bulls. 

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Matches – 11 |U Mumba – 9 |Bengaluru Bulls – 2 | Tie - 0

U Mumba enjoy a superior head to head record of 9-2 against Bengaluru Bulls.

U Mumba have won 4 of their last 9 meetings. Bengaluru last defeated U Mumba in PKL 4 (M#49) by just 1 point.

This is also the most wins U Mumba have against any team (also have 9 against Dabang Delhi & Bengal Warriors).

Both teams are at the top of the points table of their respective Zones.

Both are coming at the back of a win against UP Yoddha.

U Mumba PKL 6: 8 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie. Won their last match against UP Yoddha by 17 points.

U Mumba Inter Zone Record: 8 wins, 2 losses. Played 3 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 and won all of them.

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 6: 6 wins, 1 loss. Won last match against UP Yoddha by 10 points. Bengaluru Bulls are on a 4-game winning streak.

Bengaluru Bulls Inter Zone Record: 3 wins, 6 losses. Played 2 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6, won 1 and lost 1. Their only loss this season is in an Inter Zone match against Pune.

 

 

FULL TIME

 

32-32 Late drama brings the first match of the day to the end. Once again, Haryana and Tamil play out a tie. Both teams have met each other only twice in Pro Kabbadi League and both the matches have ended in a draw. Haryana reviewed Jasvir's raid as it wasn't sure of whether he ran out the raid clock and whether his other foot was in air when he crossed the baulk line. But the review was declared unsuccessful and the match ended in a tie.

32-32 Manjeet Chhillar is sent out. Vikas Kandola brings Haryana back on level terms.

31-32 Vikas Kandola makes instant impact upon his return to the mat. Gets a bonus point.

32-29 Veteran Manjeet Chhillar flloors Vikas Kandola. In the last 5 minutes, Tamil has scored 8 points, while Haryana has only scored 4.

 

31-29 ALL-OUT The lead is back with Tamil Thalaivas.  With less than three minutes to go, it has inflicted an all-out at a crucial stage of the encounter.

27-27 Sloppy work form Sachin Shingade. In an attempt to score a super tackle against Jasvir, Sachin steps out of bounds and his first outing of the match ends in an odd manner.

25-27 First bonus of the match for Steelers and with this raid, Vikas Kandola reaches the Super10 mark in the match.

 

24-26 Vikas Kandola with yet another raid point. He has also reached the 100 raid-point mark in PKL 6. Only five and a half minutes remaining in the match.

23-25 A brilliant toe touch by Naveen sends Chhillar back to the bench. Smart and swift by Naveen.

23-24 Skipper Ajay Thakur's lightning fast raid brings the deficit down to 1 point.

22-23 Ajay Thakur finally reaches the 100 raid-point mark in PKL 6. This was followed by a vicious tackle by Pradap and Manjeet Chhillar on Vikas Kandola.

20-22 Sukesh Hegde's despearate attempt to grab a raid point is stopped by Parveen from cover who tosses him to the right corner.

18-21  Sukesh Hegde seems to pick up bonus at will. He claims yet another. 6 bonus points to zero for Tamil.

17-19 Thalaivas finally introduces MS Atul and he shows positive intent during his unsuccessful attempt in the do-or-die raid.

16-19 Manjeet takes care of the upper body and Amit Hooda takes cares of the lower body of Naveen to complete a successful tackle and get the second half going.

FIRST HALF

 

15-19 Sukesh Hegde picks up a touch point and that brings the first half to an end. Vikas Kandola has led the charge and brought Haryana Steelers right back into the game. From trailing by 5 points to leading by 4, the all-out inflicted by Haryana has turned the tables around.

14-18 Haryana is  racing ahead now. Ajay Thakur's route seems to be becoming predictable and the Steelers is able to hold him back for the third consecutive time.

13-15 Parveen plummets Sukesh Hegde onto the ground. Quality defending by the Steelers.

 

13-14 Haryana is back! First all-out of the match scored by Haryana Steelers. Tamil Thalivas loses its lead.

13-10 Vikas Kandola with a beautifully planned out raid. Amit Hooda's ankle hold wasn't strong enough to hold back Kandola and he is out.

13-9 Haryana Steelers are picking off the Thalaivas one by one. Ajay Thakur's unsuccessful do-or-die raid puts it in a serious threat of an all-out.

13-7 Naveen splits the gap wide open and his half dupki  was enough to send Ponparthiban Subramanian back to the bench.

13-6 Sukesh Hegde gets Parveen and Sunil from left side and and cover region respectively to get two raid points for the Thalaivas.

10-5 Sudhanshu Tyagi combines well with Kuldeep from the cover region and stop Ajay Thakur from crossing the midline.

9-4 Pradap with an outstanding back hold. He pushed Naveen into the direction of Manjeet Chhillar and other defenders.

7-3 Ajay Thakur picks up a bonus point. Did it with such ease and that was his 3rd raid point of the night.

6-2 Manjeet Chiillar with an excellent ankle hold. What a start by Tamil Thalaivas!

4-1 Jasvir Singh come in from the right cover region with the short block and picks up another tackle point. A bad start from Monu Goyat as this was his second consecutive unsuccessful raid.

1-0 Amit Hooda scores the first tackle point of the match as his ankle hold grabs hold of Monu Goyat.

Line-ups:

Tamil Thalaivas: Sukesh Hegde, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Manjeet Chhillar, Ajay Thakur, Jasvir Singh, Amit Hooda, D. Pradap

Subs: Anand, Athul MS, Surjeet Singh, Victor Obiero, C Arun

 

Haryana Steelers: Monu Goyat, Sudhanshu Tyagi, Parveen, Naveen, Vikas Kandola, Sunil, Kuldeep Singh

Subs: Anand Surendra Tomar, Mayur Shivtarkar, Tin Phonchoo, Prateek, Sachin Shingade

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Matches – 1 |Tamil Thalaivas – 0 |Haryana Steelers – 0 | Tie – 1

  • These two teams have played only once before, in PKL 5, where the match ended in a 25-25 tie.

  • Both sides have lost 3 out of their last 5 games. (2 wins and 3 loss each)

  • Tamil Thalaivas PKL 6: 3 wins, 6 losses. Won their last match against UP Yoddha by 22 points.

  • Tamil Thalaivas Inter Zone record: 3 wins, 5 losses, 1 tie. Played 2 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 winning 1 and losing 1.

  • Haryana Steelers PKL 6: 4 wins, 8 losses. Won last match against U Mumba by 4 points.

  • Haryana Steelers Inter Zone record: 5 wins, 2 losses, 2 ties. Played 2 Inter Zone matches in PKL 6 winning 1 and losing 1