Pro Kabaddi, as it happened: U Mumba, Bengal Warriors secure wins

U Mumba beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 31-25 in the opening match of the evening before Bengal Warriors staved off Jaipur Pink Panthers' fight to secure a 41-40 win.

With a win, Bengal Warriors will stay second and move closer to the toppers Dabang Delhi. With a win, Jaipur can move up to the fifth.   -  Twitter (@ProKabaddi)

Bengal Warriors' held off Jaipur Pink Panthers' challenge to win a thriller after Nilesh Salunke's successful tackle to inflict an all-out at 33-38 provided a twist in the tale. Earlier, U Mumba secured a relatively comfortable 31-25 win against Gujarat Fortunegiants.

 

FULL-TIME: Bengal Warriors edges Jaipur Pink Panthers in a thriller! It wins 41-40! Nilesh Salunke wins a raid point and followed it up with a bonus point but Jaipur Pink Panthers is stranded on 40 points and with the match on the line, Maninder Singh produces an empty raid for Bengal Warriors.

Jaipur 38-41 Warriors: Maninder Singh restores Bengal Warriors' three-point lead with a successful raid, eliminating Sandeep Dhull.

Jaipur 38-40 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, Mohammad Nabibakhsh is the player eliminated.

Jaipur 37-40 Warriors: Maninder Singh can do no wrong at the moment! Lures in Sandeep Dhull and escapes before he's tackled.

Jaipur 37-39 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, eliminates Baldev Singh.

Jaipur 36-39 Warriors: Maninder Singh completes a successful raid but Jaipur Pink Panthers is well and truly in the contest here! Sunil Siddhgavali is the player eliminated.

Jaipur 36-38 Warriors: GAME ON! Bengal Warriors is ALL-OUT! Nilesh Salunke completes a successful tackle for Jaipur Pink Panthers, eliminating Rinku Narwal, and Bengal Warriors is all-out for the first time in the match.

Jaipur 33-38 Warriors: Mohammad Nabibakhsh is tackled by Sandeep Dhull. It's a solid tackle, well-timed, and he's not escaping that!

Jaipur 32-38 Warriors: Deepak Hooda with a successful raid, eliminates Jeeva Kumar.

Jaipur 31-38 Warriors: Deepak Hooda tackles Sukesh Hegde before completing a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, eliminating Baldev Singh. Jaipur's seven point in the deficit with four minutes left on the clock.

Jaipur 29-38 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke brings up his Super 10! He completes a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, eliminating Viraj Vishnu Landge. (With that, Nilesh Salunke has completed 300 PKL points.)

Jaipur 27-38 Warriors: Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat tackles Lokesh Kaushik and Bengal Warriors' 11-point lead is restored.

Jaipur 27-37 Warriors: Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat wins a bonus point for Bengal Warriors.

Jaipur 27-36 Warriors: Two points back to back for Jaipur Pink Panthers. Nilesh Salunke takes out Maninder Singh following Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat's empty raid for Bengal Warriors.

Jaipur 26-36 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, eliminates Viraj Vishnu Landge.

Jaipur 25-36 Warriors: Maninder Singh with a super raid for Bengal Warriors! Sandeep Dhull, Vishal and Sunil Siddhgavali are eliminated.

Jaipur 25-33 Warriors: Jaipur Pink Panthers is all-out for a second time! Deepak Hooda wins a bonus point but he's been tackled by Baldev Singh. It gives Bengal Warriors an eight-point lead with nine minutes left on the clock.

Jaipur 24-29 Warriors: Deepak Hooda wins a bonus point for Jaipur Pink Panthers. Not ideal at this stage with his team trailing Bengal Warriors by six points.

Jaipur 23-29 Warriors: Bengal Warriors is pulling away here! Mohammad Nabibakhsh with a successful raid, following Deepak Hooda's empty raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers. Vishal is the player eliminated.

Jaipur 23-28 Warriors: Maninder Singh with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors, Nilesh Salunke is the player eliminated.

Jaipur 23-27 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke wins a bonus point with a successful raid. Viraj Vishnu Landge is eliminated.

Jaipur 21-27 Warriors: Maninder Singh with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors, he eliminates T.R. Pavan. (Maninder Singh brings up 700 points in ProKabaddi League.)

Jaipur 21-26 Warriors: Bonus point for Deepak Narwal and Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Jaipur 20-26 Warriors: SUPER 10 for Maninder Singh, who's been Bengal Warriors' standout player tonight! He completes it with two raid points with the eliminations of Santhapanaselvam and Sandeep Dhull.

Jaipur 20-24 Warriors: Deepak Hooda with an unsuccessful raid, tackled by Baldev Singh.

Jaipur 20-23 Warriors: Maninder Singh wins a bonus point for Bengal Warriors.

Jaipur 20-22 Warriors: SUPER RAID! Nilesh Salunke wins a bonus point with two raids points with the elimination of Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Viraj Vishnu Landge.

Jaipur 17-22 Warriors: Bengal Warriors' Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat is tackled by Vishal.

Jaipur 16-22 Warriors: Deepak Hooda wins a bonus point but he's tackled by Viraj Vishnu Landge. (Deepak Hooda has 100 touch points this season.)

Jaipur 15-21 Warriors: Maninder Singh with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors, Sandeep Dhull has been eliminated.

Jaipur 15-20 Warriors: Deepak Hooda with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, he gets a touch on Baldev Singh.

Jaipur 14-20 Warriors: We have the first all-out and super raid of the match! K. Prapanjan takes out T.R. Pavan, Vishal, Sandeep Dhull and Santhapanaselvam. Prapanjan brings out 100 points in the season!

Jaipur 14-14 Warriors: And the second half begins with an unsuccessful raid! Rinku Narwal with a solid tackle on Lokesh Kaushik, who's not escaping that!

Jaipur 14-13 Warriors: Both teams can't win a raid point at the moment! Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat is tackled by Santhapanaselvam. And that brings us to the end of the first half!

Jaipur 13-13 Warriors: Deepak Narwal with an unsuccessful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, Baldev Singh is the tackler.

Jaipur 13-12 Warriors: Sandeep Dhull with a successful tackle on Maninder Singh, points going back and forth, but both teams have been disappointing with their raids. The defenders have stood out tonight so far!

Jaipur 12-12 Warriors: Deepak Hooda can't escape that tackle from Jeeva Kumar, and we've now had four consecutive unsuccessful raids!

Jaipur 12-11 Warriors: Three consecutive unsuccessful raids! Mohammad Nabibakhsh has been tackled by Santhapanaselvam.

Jaipur 11-11 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke with an unsuccessful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, Rinku Narwal is the tackler.

Jaipur 11-10 Warriors: Santhapanaselvam with a solid tackle on K. Prapanjan. Jaipur back in front.

Jaipur 10-10 Warriors: An empty raid from Deepak Hooda is followed by a successful raid from Maninder Singh, who gets a touch on Vishal. Deepak Narwal is then tackled by Mohammad Nabibakhsh to pull Bengal Warriors level with nine first-half minutes left.

Jaipur 10-8 Warriors: Maninder Singh eliminates Sunil Siddhgavali once again.

Jaipur 10-7 Warriors: Deepak Hooda wins a raid point for Jaipur Pink Panthers, Jeeva Kumar is the player eliminated.

Jaipur 9-7 Warriors: Maninder Singh with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors, gets a touch on Sunil Siddhgavali to eliminate him.

Jaipur 9-6 Warriors: Deepak Narwal with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, takes out K. Prapanjan and Baldev Singh.

Jaipur 7-6 Warriors: Mohammad Nabibakhsh's first raid of the night is unsuccessful! Vishal times his tackle right and wins a point for Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Jaipur 6-6 Warriors: Rinku Narwal with a solid tackle on Nilesh Salunke! He's not escapting from that. The scores are level!

Jaipur 6-5 Warriors: A third consecutive successful raid from Maninder Singh, Sandeep Dhull is the player eliminated this time. That's followed by a series of empty raids.

Jaipur 6-4 Warriors: Deepak Hooda wins a bonus but he's been tackled. But Jaipur holds a slender lead.

Jaipur 2-3 Warriors: Maninder Singh with another successful raid to put Warriors ahead early in the match. He gets a touch on Vishal following an empty raid from Deepak Hooda.

Jaipur 2-2 Warriors: Maninder Singh with a successful raid for Bengal Warriors, Sunil Siddhgavali is the player eliminated.

Jaipur 2-1 Warriors: Nilesh Salunke with a successful raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, gets a touch on Rinku Narwal.

Jaipur 1-1 Warriors: K. Prapanjan wins a bonus point for Bengal Warriors on his opening raid. (Prapanjan has completed 25 bonus point this season.)

Jaipur 1-0 Warriors: Deepak Hooda opens the scoring for Jaipur Pink Panthers with a bonus first up.

DO NOT GO ANYWHERE ! We now shift our focus to the second match of the day between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengal Warriors

 

FULL-TIME! U MUMBA JUMPS UP TO THE FOURTH SPOT IN THE TABLE AND WHAT A GAME ABHISHEK SINGH HAD. ROHIT GULIA DIDN'T SCORE A SINGLE POINT IN THE SECOND HALF and that eventually proved to be the difference.

31-25: Do-or-die raid and Abhishek Singh of U Mumba is in. It's the last raid of the match and Singh ENDS THE GAME WITH A RUNNING HAND TOUCH ON AMIT!

30-25: Fazel Atrachali gifts a point to More GB.

30-24: LAST ONE MINUTE AND THAT COULD BE CURTAINS ON THE MATCH! Rohit Gulia treaded perilously in the dangerous territory of Fazel and he paid the price. Ankle hold from the skipper in the left corner and Gulia is floored.

29-24: ALL-OUT! IS THIS THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN? Coming to the raid, U Mumba gifts a bonus to More GB and then Harendra Kumar in left cover puts in a double ankle hold. Then, the team had its heart in its mouth for a moment when More GB stuck his dangling hand out and then Fazel and co. cleaned up.


ABHISHEK SINGH OVERALL_POINTS:

Abhishek Singh(151) Goes Past 150 Overall_points In Overall

 

Coming to raid, he gets Koravi this time and when he is down on his backm he somersaults back to safety.

26-22: Abhishek Singh GETS TO A SUPER-10. IN THE ABSENCE OF DESHWAL, HE HAS REALLY LIFTED THE SIDE AND ESPECIALLY, IN THE DO-OR-DIE RAIDS! HIS 5TH OF THE SEASON.

25-22: Do-or-die raid for Gujarat. More GB gets a bonus.

25-21: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba. Abhishek up against three AND YET AGAIN, HE BAILS HIMSELF OUT IN THE FINAL 10 SECONDS. HE GOES TO RUTURAJ IN THE RIGHT AND LURES PARVESH FROM THE LEFT WITH AN ANKLE HOLD. THEN, RAIDER CRAWLS BACK TO SAFETY.

24-21: IN THE LAST 5 MINUTES, 1 POINT FOR GUJARAT AND 4 FOR U MUMBA.

24-21: After the timeout, Baliyan is back in to raid for U Mumba. Gujarat is down to three men. Empty raid.

24-21: SURINDER SINGH WITH A HERCULEAN SHORT BLOCK ON SACHIN TANWAR AND U MUMBA IS BACK IN THE LEAD AGAIN.

23-21: Do-or-die raid for Mumba. Once again, captain Fazel places his faith in Abhishek Singh, who waits for the last five seconds and he gets two BIG MEN. SUNIL KUMAR IS TAGGED AFTER ROHIT GULIA ATTEMPTS AN EAGER ANKLE HOLD.

U Mumba challenges the call, claiming that there was no touch off Young Chang KO. Replay shows that Sachin doesn't get a touch and hence, U MUMBA'S CHALLENGES IS DEEMED SUCCESSFUL AND IT RETAINS ITS REVIEW. HENCE, JUST ONE POINT FOR GUJARAT.

21-21: IS THE LEAD IS BACK WITH GUJARAT?  FIRST, SACHIN TANWAR COMES IN TO RAID AND YOUNG CHANG KO FALLS OUT OF BOUNDS, BUT THAT WAS LEGAL AS HIS BODY WAS STILL INSIDE THE MAT. THEN, SANDEEP NARWAL IS DEFINITELY OUT WITH A FAILED DASH.

21-20: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba. Abhishek Singh, who is just revived, survives with a mistake from Pankaj in the left corner. Still not convincing, Abhishek.

20-20: Do-or-die raid for Gujarat first AND ROHIT GULIA RUNS OUT OF TIME! HE THOUGHT HE HAD A TOUCH ON SURINDER SINGH TWICE, BUT THE LATTER ESCAPES BY A WHISKER.

19-20: Surinder Singh with another empty raid.

19-20: U Mumba down to four men. Surinder Singh with an empty raid which means, they are playing on the DOD sequence.

19-20: WHAT HAPPENED THERE? IT WASN'T A DOD RAID. HE GOT THE BONUS, DID ROHIT BALIYAN IN THE RIGHT CORNER AND WANTED MORE. SO HE KEPT GOING DEEP AND EVENTUALLY FELL PREY TO A DASH BY RUTURAJ KORAVI.

18-19: Do-or-die raid for Gujarat and once again, Sandeep Narwal puts in an eager tackle, something he has been doing all season long. Diving ankle hold attempt on More GB, who didn't have to do myc.

Umpires call another timeout and Fazel Atrachali tells the umpires: "We have already been waiting for five minutes." Tell you what, we have interviewed Fazel for our #KingsofKabaddi series and his sense of humour is top-notch.

Injury update: Arjun Deshwal of U Mumba is highly unlikely to feature in this contest as he took a blow to his shoulder early in the second half.

 

18-18: Do-or-die raid for Mumba. Once again, Abhishek Singh in and he is up against four.He goes left, then right and he is TIMED-OUT! When it's a DOD raid, the clock seems to run down quicker.

18-17: Do-or-die riad for Gujarat. Sachin Tanwar come sin. He is targetting left corner and the moment he goes toward the right corner, he is pushed to the mat with back first, thanks to a double diving ankle hold by Surinder Singh.

17-17: Do-or-die for U Mumba. Abhishek Singh is up against four and HE IS FLOORED! PANKAJ, AT RIGHT IN, BREAK FROM THE CHAIN, GOES LOW AND COMES THROUGH WITH A BIG DIVE ON THE ANKLES!

17-16: Vinod Kumar, former U Mumba man, comes in to raid and starts with an empty raid.

17-16: WHAT A FANTASTIC BLOCK AND GREAT ASSIST BY THE REST OF THE TEAM! Harendra Kumar tackles the man in-form, Rohit Gulia.

WE ARE BACK WITH THE SECOND HALF

HALF-TIME! Rohit Gulia, with 8 raid points in the first 20, draws curtains on the first half.

16-16: U MUMBA WITH A STRING OF QUICK POINTS. First, Abhishek Singh sends Ruturaj Koravi with a touch point and dives back to safety In the next raid, Harendra Kumar chips in with is first tackle point of the night.

14-16: ALL-OUT! NOW, U MUMBA IS ALL-OUT. Rohit Gulia comes in to raid and his floored by Sandeep Narwal with an ankle hold. Rohit Baliyan comes in with the assist, but that was  shabby bit of defending as Gujarat bundles Gujarat out.

14-12: LAST MAN IN IS SANDEEP NARWAL AND HE TRIUMPHS! THE COACH CANNOT BELIEVE IT. HE GETS A BONUS AND THEN EVADES A TACKLE FROM PANKAJ.

12-12: MUMBA DOWN TO ONE MAN AS GULIA GETS A RUNNING HAND TOUCH OFF YOUNG CHANG KO'S CHEST.

11-11: GUJARAT DRAWS BACK LEVEL. It was a do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Abhishek Singh took 26 seconds to try and make a move, but he pushed off the mat.

11-10: ROHIT GULIA GETS TWO. HE CLAIMS THREE, BUT UMPIRES AWARD ONLY TWO. Coming to the raid, both Harendra Kumar (with waist hold) and Surinder Singh (with ankle hold) cannot overpower Gulia. What a raid.

5 minutes to go in the first half

11-8: FAZEL THROWS IN ANOTHER FUTILE TACKLE AND FAULTERS AGAIN! He gets up and apologises to the team because even he knows that tackle wasn't required. Coming to the raid, Rohit Gulia comes in to raid and he crawls back to safety after the defender puts in an eager tackle very close to the baulk line.

11-7: Ruturaj Koravi with a diving double thigh hold on Rohit Baliyan AND THAT'S THE FIRST TACKLE POINT OF THE NIGHT FOR GUJARAT!

11-6: ALL-OUT! SANDEEP NARWAL PUTS HIS BODY ON THE LINE TO CONTAIN SONU! LOOK HOW QUICKLY HAS THE GAME TURNED AROUND!

8-5: DOWN TO ONE! Abhishek Singh uses his athletics skills to great effect and jumps over the block attempted by Ruturaj Koravi.

7-5: Do-or-die raid for Gujarat and GUJARAT IS DOWN TO TWO MEN! Surinder Singh puts in a diving tackle on Sachin

6-5: Abhishek Singh gets Sunil Kumar and for the first time, U Mumba takes the lead.

5-5: Athul MS, who is subbed in for Arjun Deshwal, comes in to raid and goes back empty-handed.

5-5: Rohit Gulia, who has scored two points so far, picks up his three. THIS TIME, HE GETS THE BIG FISH IN MUMBAI'S LEFT CORNER! FAZEL ATRACHALI HAS TO GO BACK TO THE BENCH!

4-5: All seven on the mat for U Mumba now as Abhishek Singh gets his night going with a touch point off Pankaj.

3-5: Rohit Gulia picks up a bonus point. Gujarat has started well.

2-3: More GB picks up a touch point off Harendra Kumar.

2-2: TWO IN TWO FOR U Mumba. Now, Rohit Baliyan picks up Ruturaj Koravi.

1-2: Mumbao is off the mark as Rohit Gulia picks is tackled by Surinder Singh. Brilliant tackle there.

0-2: Do-or-die raid for U Mumba after Gujarat's Sachin Tanwar puts in an empty raid and Abhishek Singh faulters. He concedes a point.

0-1: Rohit Baliyan for his first raid of the match and it's an empty one. Next one for U Mumba will be a do-or-die raid.

0-1: Arjun Deshwal for the first raid for U Mumba and it's an empty raid.

0-1: Rohit Gulia comes in for the first raid of the match and picks up a touch point off Sandeep Narwal.

TOSS: U Mumba wins the toss and Gujarat Fortunegiants will raid first.

SQUADS:

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

Subs: Harsh Vardhan, Athul MS, Young Chang KO, Dong Geon Lee, Rajaguru Subramanian

 

GUJARAT FORTUNEGIANTS: Sachin, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rohit Gulia, More GB, Ruturaj Koravi, Pankaj

Subs: Vinod Kumar, Amit, Abofazl Maghsoudlou, Sumit, Sonu

How have both the teams fared against each other in the past?

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 7 | U Mumba – 2 | Gujarat Fortunegiants – 5 | Tie – 0

  • After losing the first 5 matches in this rivalry, U Mumba has won the last two.
  • When the teams met earlier this season, U Mumba won 32-20:
  • Surinder Singh was the hero for U Mumba with a HIGH 5 (5 tackle points) and a 4-point Super Raid that sealed the game for the host.
  • Abhishek Singh was the only U Mumba raider to score 5 raid points.
  • Gujarat defence had a disappointing night scoring just 8 tackle points.
  • No raider managed to score more than 4 raid points for Gujarat.
  • This was Gujarat’s first loss of the season after they started the season with 3 consecutive wins.

U Mumba PKL 7 Record

  • 8 Wins 7 Losses, 1 Tie – 6th in points table (48 points).
  • Last Match: Beat U.P. Yoddha 39 – 36.
  • 3 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie in their last 5 matches.
  • With a win it can go into 4th place.

Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 7 Record

  • 5 Wins 10 Losses, 2 Ties – 10th in points table (38 points).
  • Last Match: Tied with Jaipur Pink Panthers 28 – 28 .
  • Winless in the last 5 matches (2 ties, 3 losses).

 

What are some of the milestones you should look forward to in this match?

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Sandeep Narwal (MUM) is 7 tackle points away from 300 tackle points in PKL. He will become the 3rd player to reach this milestone.
  • Abhishek Singh (MUM) is 13 raid points away from 100 raid points in PKL 7.
  • Rohit Gulia (GUJ) is 8 raid points away from 100 raid points in PKL 7.
  • Sunil Kumar (GUJ) is 4 tackle points away from 50 tackle points in PKL 7.

 

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