Pro Kabaddi: Haryana Steelers goes down fighting against U Mumba

Haryana Steelers almost caught up with U Mumba through raid points by Vikash Kandola in the last few minutes of the match, but Mumba maintained its lead and eventually clinched a victory.

Till the end of the first half, both sides played aggressively and kept scoring points in tandem.

Till the end of the first half, both sides played aggressively and kept scoring points in tandem.   -  PKL Media

Haryana Steelers fought hard against U Mumba before going down 33-39 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday.

Kuldeep Singh and Sunil set the ball rolling for the Haryana Steelers with a couple of tackle points in the opening minutes of the match. Vinay pulled off a fantastic raid in the 4th minute to help Haryana take the lead at 4-3. However, U Mumba picked up some crucial raid and tackle points and took a three-point lead at 9-6 in the 11th minute.

Haryana Steelers fought back through raid points by Vinay and Naveen as it leveled the match at 9-9. Thereafter, both sides played aggressively and kept scoring points in tandem. U Mumba was leading at 15-14 in the dying minutes of the first half, but Ravi Kumar carried out an excellent tackle just before the whistle.

As it happened

Vikash Kandola got Haryana off to a great start in the second half with a fantastic raid in the 21st minute. Kuldeep helped Haryana take a four-point lead when he carried out an all-out in the 22nd minute. However, U Mumba fought back and took the lead after pulling off an all-out in the 28th minute.

Haryana Steelers played its heart out and tried to stay in the contest, but U Mumba kept extending its lead. Vinay recorded a Super 10 in the 32nd minute, but U Mumba still led by four points at 32-28.

Sunil scored a tackle point in the 33rd minute and Vinay recorded a raid point in the next minute. However, U Mumba kept inching ahead.

Haryana almost caught up with its opponent through raid points by Kandola in the last few minutes of the match, but U Mumba maintained its lead and eventually clinched a victory.