Pro Kabaddi: Fazel and Deshwal shine as U Mumba thrashes Telugu Titans 41-27- As it happened

Arjun Deshwal and Fazael Atrachali lead U Mumba to a convincing 41-27 vicotry over Telugu Titans. U Mumba now climbs to the fifth place in the table.

With this victory, U Mumba climbs to the fifth spot in the points table and Titans continue to reel at ninth.   -  Twitter @ProKabaddi

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of Tuesday's Pro Kabaddi League matches at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

This was Shivansh Gupta bringing all the live action, commentary, scores and updates to you from a humdinger that wen U Mumba's way.

 

See you tomorrow again at 7pm for two more matches from the Pro Kabaddi League. Until then, this is Shivansh Gupta bidding good night. Ciao!

THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR YOU TODAY! U Mumba trounced Telugu Titans with a complete all-round performance.

41-27:  FULL-TIME as Ankit finishes with a bonus point and a raid point of Fazel.

41-25: Futile ankle hold by Vishal on Abhishek Singh

40-25: SUPER OUT NUMBER THREE FOR U MUMBA! Sandeep Narwal puts in a huge block on Farhad as Titans is bundled out again.

34-25: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba. Deshwal, with 8 raid points so far, is sent in. He starts slow and inches one closer to a Super 10. He expected a diving double ankle hold by Vishal and it played out exactly that way.

TIME-OUT TAKEN BY TITANS!

34-25: IT'S SIMPLY NOT SIDDHARTH'S NIGHT! SANDEEP NARWAL WITH A LETHAL TACKLE. THE RAIDER HAS SPENT MORE THAN HALF THE GAME ON THE BENCH.He is beaten physically and mentally tonight! The team surrounds the raider and floors him comprehensively.

33-25: Bonus point for Siddharth Desai.

33-24: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba. Abhishek Singh up against four and he is floored! Another diving ankle hold by Vishal! Vicious!

32-23: Surinder Singh now holds Rakesh Gowda back with a brilliant waist hold.

31-23: Siddharth Desai comes back on after an all-out and in the very first raid, like last time, is sent back to the bench by Fazel Atrachali!

30-22: ALL-OUT! BIG BIGH TACKLE FROM SANDEEP CORNER IN THE RIGHT CORNER! HE CROUCHED LOW AND THREW HIS BODY INTO THE RAIDER! COMMANDING TACKLE THERE!

27-21: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Deshwal delivers! To top it off, he sends Vishal Bhardwaj back.

26-21: Do-or-die raid and Gowda faulters. HIGH-5 FOR FAZAEL ATRACHALI!

25-21: Vishal comes in to raid. Makes the raid legal and goes back.

25-21: SUPER-TACKLE! Gowda and Vishal against Abhishek Singh and brilliant tackle by the Titans. Diving ankle hold by Vishal and then Gowda did the clean-up. Once again, Singh throws himself into the pack of wolves when it wasn't necessary

24-18: The stuggle continues for Siddharth Desai. Sandeep Narwal comes in from the back with a stop block.

23-18: SUPER-TACKLE AND FIRST POINTS OF THE HALF FOR THE TITANS! Rakesh Gowda with a brilliant tackle on Abhishek Singh.

23-16: Arjun Deshwal also continues to run merry. The lead is now up to seven as Farhad joines his team-mates on the bench.

22-16: HUGE TACKLE THERE! TURNED HIM AROUND AND THREW HIM IN HIS OWN CORNER THERE, DID FAZEL. Another Desai, now Suraj, sent to the bench by Fazel.

20-16: Fazel continues to impress on the night. This time, Siddharth Desai is his victim. The big one, once again, has to go the bench.

19-16: ALL-OUT! BALANCE, SUPERB! ANTICIPATION, SUPERB! TACKLE, EVEN BETTER! Farhad got a bonus in the left corner, but once Fazal pounced at him, there was no escaping.

16-15: Titans begins the first half with two men on the mat. Abhishek Singh comes in to raid. Farhad and Abozar against Singh and the raider gets a touch. A tentative Abozar fails to get an ankle hold.

 

You can head to our YouTube channel and check out Fazel Atrachali's interview:

 

 

This promises to be a humdingder. We are back with the second. Do not go anywhere!

15-15: HALF-TIME! FARHAD MILAGARDHAN GETS THE BONUS AND THEN SENDS HARENDRA BACK!

15-13: TWO-POINT RAID BY DESHWAL AND BHARDWAJ AND ARUN HAVE BEEN SENT BACK. He gets a touch off Bhardwaj and then jumps over C. Arun.

13-13: SELF-OUT! Suraj Desai steps out of bounds in the Do-or-die raid and concedes a point.

12-13: Do-or-die raid and Abhishek Singh with a brilliant play. He was up against five defennders. Gowda has to go back.

11-13: Surinder Singh, you beauty! Siddharth Desai has been benched again. Brilliant block-cum dash from Singh and the rest of team helps out.

10-13: Abozar falls for the trap. Rohit Baliyan flirts with the defender near the baulk line and the defender rushes in for a futile ankle hold.

9-13: ALL-OUT! TELUGU TITANS INFLICT THE FIRST ALL-OUT ON U MUMBA. Baliyan got the bonus, but couldn't wriggle out of an Abozar ankle hold.

8-10: Futile dash on Siddharth Desai by Harsh Vardhan. U Mumba down to one man as Rohit Baliyan goes in to raid.

7-9: Two consecutive points from Siddharth Desai. First Surinder and then Abhishek Singh. U Mumba caught sleeping there.

7-7: Farhad with a brilliant block on Arjun Deshwal. It was almost a block turned into a dash.

6-6: Lovely sliding toe touch on C. Arun by Arjun Deshwal.

5-6: Oh, no! Strange tackle from Fazel. He charged in from the left corner to Rakesh Gowda and ended up helping him get past the mid-line.

4-5: Sandeep Narwal goes in for an advanced tackle and that was an unnecesary tackle as Rakesh Gowda stumbles past the mid-line.


MILESTONE ALERT: VISHAL BHARDWAJ

Vishal Bhardwaj Registers 50 Tackle Points This Season.

 

4-4: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba. Abhishek Singh back in business. He darts left and right, 6 seconds left and he has to do something! BOOM, Vishal Bhardwaj with an iron-clad grip on the raider's ankle. Brilliant tackle.

4-3: Fazel from left corner initiates the tackle and Surinder Singh comes in quickly as Suraj Desai joins his brother on the bench. Excellent and timelyy tackle by U Mumba.

3-3: Do-or-die raid for Arjun Deshwal and he steps out of bounds. Abozar  did brilliantly to avoid the running hand touch as Deshwal cannot contain his momentum.

3-2: Suraj Desai gets Abhishek Singh on the run with a slick toe touch.

3-1: Rakesh Gowda gets the Titans going with a bonus point under Fazel Atrachali's nose.

U MUMBA OFF TO A STRONG START

3-0: SIDDHARTH DESAI IS TACKLED! SO EARLY ON IN THE MATCH! He went to the right corner and was is dashed out by Sandeep Narwal.

2-0: Arjun Deshwal comes in for the first raid of the match. Looks for a toe touch and a bonus udner Vishal Bhardwaj. He fails the first tim. Second time, Vishal attempts the toe touch but cannot contain Arjun. On the way back, he dives under Farhad. Two-point raid to start with.

Toss: Telugu Titans wins the toss and U Mumba will raid first

 

Squads

Telugu Titans: Siddharth Desai, C. Arun, Vishal Bhardwaj, Abozar Mighani, Rakesh Gowda, Suraj Desai, Farhad Milaghardan

Subs: Rajnish, Krushna Madane, Amit Kumar, Ankit Beniwal, Akash Choudhary

 

U Mumba: Arjun Deshwal, Surinder Singh, Fazel Atrachali, Abhishek Singh, Harendra Kumar, Rohit, Baliyan, Sandeep Narwal

Subs: Athul MS, Harsh Vardhan, Vinoth Kumar, Young Chang Ko, Navneet

 

How do the teams fare against each other?

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 11 | Telugu Titans – 4| U Mumba – 5 | Tied - 2

-->U Mumba have a slender 5-4 lead over Telugu Titans in this H2H after winning the first meeting between the two sides in PKL 7.

Their--> reverse fixture in PKL 7 happened to be the tournament opener which U Mumba had won 31-25 over Telugu Titans.

-->In his debut for Telugu Titans, Siddharth Desai managed to score just 5 raid points. He had 6 failed raids in this match.

-->Abhishek Singh was the best raider for U Mumba scoring a SUPER 10 (10 raid pts) in this match. In the defence, both Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal picked up 4 tackle points each.

-->Telugu Titans PKL 7 Record

4 Wins, 7 Losses, 2 Ties

Recent Form: 3 wins in their last 5 matches

Last Match: Lost to Bengaluru Bulls 39 – 40.

-->U Mumba PKL 7 Record

6 Wins, 6 Losses, 1 Tie

Recent Form: 2 wins in last 5 matches (1 Tie).

-->Last Match: Tied against Puneri Paltan 33 – 33.

 

 

How do the teams fare against each other?

UPCOMING MILESTONES

-->Athul MS (MUM) needs 4 raid points to reach 100 raid points in PKL.

-->Abozar Mighani (HYD) needs 3 tackle points to reach 150 tackle points in PKL.

-->Surinder Singh (MUM) needs 1 tackle point to reach 150 tackle points in PKL.

-->Vishal Bhardwaj (HYD) is 1 tackle point away from reaching 50 tackle points in PKL 7. He will be the first to reach this milestone for the season.