Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st fixture of 21st October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between U Mumba and Haryana Steelers at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.
Action is not done for the night. Follow game number 2 between Puneri Paltan and Bengal Warriors here:
Scores read: U Mumba vs Haryana:
FULL-TIME: U MUMBA WON 32-31 OVER THE HARYANA STEELERS, HANDING THEM A HAT-TRICK OF LOSSES. A MATCH THAT WAS SET UP FOR AN EXCITING FINISH AND LIVED UP TO EXPECTATIONS. CAPTAIN SURINDER SINGH LEAD THE DEFENSIVE UNIT WITH 6 POINTS IN DEFENSE, WHILE GUMAN SINGH HAD A BRILLIANT GAME WITH 9 POINTS.
32-31 Guman stays in the Haryana court and ensures that he won’t give any raid opportunity to Haryana. The clock runs out of time and he gets out but U Mumba has won the game.
32-30 Prapanjan attempts for a bonus but this time he will fail, U Mumba has almost one hand on victory.
31-30 Prapanjan takes Ashish and a quick point to Haryana.
31-29 Guman comes in for a Do-or-Die raid and he will take a very crucial point, a lead of 2 points now.
Two minutes to the clock, can Haryana turn the table once again?
30-29 Rinku tackles Sushil and U Mumba leads now .
29-29 Guman levels the score again, a bonus to him.
28-29 K Prapanjan the super sub takes lead with a touchpoint on Jai Bhagwan.
28-28 Guman levels the score and takes Jaideep Dahiya out.
27-28 A point each to both teams, a bonus for Manjeet but he gets tackled by Ashish.
26-27 Haryana Steelers have done it, they have INFLICTED an ALL-OUT on U MUMBA, and with this, they are in the lead in this match for the very first time.
25-24 Rinku, Oh My God, where were you? He has pulled a SUPER-TACKLE for U Mumba. But had he pulled the jersey as well? The raiders think so. Haryana is REVIEWING this one. They are asking for a point as the raider feels that Rinku has pulled his jersey. And here we go, REVIEW SUCCESSFUL! The point will go to Haryana. Stay here this is a very interesting game.
25-23 Bastami has no mood to stop today, he will take a very crucial point of Jai Bhagwan who comes in for a Do-or-Die raid.
25-22 Both teams are playing on Do-or-Die raids.
25-22 Sushil touches in-form captain Surinder and the lead is now only two points.
25-21 Bastami, high on confidence, tackles Ankush this time. Haryana is making a comeback again.
25-20 Sushil takes two points in two raids, one bonus and a touchpoint on Harendra Kumar
25-18 Brute Strength showed by Bastami! A back hold converted to an ankle hold and he will take 6’2 Guman with a solo tackle! this is impressive by the IRANI!
25-17 is A bonus for Bastami but U Mumba has INFLICTED another ALL-OUT!
22-16 Guman takes multiple points in the raid, who has to go out? Jaideep Dahiya and Nitin Rawal!
20-16 Surinder pounces again, this time on Meetu Sharma, WOW captain.
19-16 Surinder takes his fourth point, Vinay fails this time.
18-16 Nitin Rawal shines again, he will contain Jai Bhagwan to their court only. Haryana not stepping back.
18-15 Manjeet comes in the raid, Harendra pounces on him and gives him no chance to move. Brilliant point for Harendra.
Half-time Update: U Mumba took an early lead after successfully inflicting an all-out on Haryana Steelers. However, it was Manjeet and the defence who ensured that Haryana returned quickly.
17-15 Manjeet is not stopping, touches Mohit and the deficit remains at only two points.
17-14 Manjeet initiates a SUPER-TACKLE this time. WOW, Haryana already has collected 6 points from 3 super tackles.
17-12 Manjeet takes a quick bonus, he is doing what he does best, taking a bonus.
17-11 Guman increase the lead once again. A touch point on Mohit Nandal.
16-11 Vinay will fail in the raid this time and he could not take a point in the Do-or-Die raid.
15-11 With a hefty dash from Ankush on Mohit Nandal and another point to Haryana, they are making the comeback in a very crucial moment.
15-10 Nitin Rawal will take Jai Bhagwan. That’s a very smart tackle by Nitin. Second SUPER-TACKLE for Haryana.
15-8 Vinay will take a quick bonus who comes in as a substitution for Bastami.
15-7 A freebie by Rakesh to Jai Bhagwan, who comes in for a Do-or-Die raid. Poor by Rakesh.
14-7 Mohit attempts an ankle hold on Meetu, that’s some power from the young man. Meetu has to go this time.
13-7 Back-to-back points to U Mumba, Jai Bhagwan takes one in the raid, and Rinku takes Manjeet in defence.
11-7 Meetu touches Surinder this time. three consecutive points to Haryana.
11-6 Jaideep Dahiya will get his first point in defence today, Guman has to go out.
11-5 Meetu takes Mohit’s touch and points to Haryana after some time.
11-4 Rakesh Narwal who comes as a substitution fails to take a point and gave his point to Harendra.
10-4 Jai Bhagwan has INFLICTED ALL-OUT for U Mumba here. He takes Mohit Nandal and Jaideep Dahiya.
6-4 Meetu will not be able to take a point in a Do-or-Die raid. Haryana now only with two men.
4-4 This is poor from Guman this time, he has been blindsided by Haryana’s defence here. SUPER TACKLE!
4-2 Guman now touches Nitin, he is making all the early difference for U Mumba
3-2 U Mumba showing their defensive prowess, and captain Surinder will show Manjeet the way out.
2-2 Guman will take Amirhossein Bastami with his lovely back kick.
1-2 Meetu attempts for another bonus and will get it easily.
1-1 Bonus for Meetu
1-0 Guman Singh bring first points for U Mumba, Jaideep has to go out.
Toss update: Haryana won the toss and U Mumba will raid first
U Mumba: Guman Singh, Surinder Singh, Harendra Kumar, Ankush, Jai Bhagwan, Rinku, Mohit
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet, Mohit Nandal, Jaideep Dahiya, Meetu Sharma, Nitin Rawal, Amirhossei Bastami, Joginder Narwal
U Mumba lost their last match against Puneri Paltan and have a record of two losses and just as many wins from their four games so far. The Season 2 champions need to improve their overall game, which is highlighted by the fact that their best raider Guman Singh has 28 raid points after four games. Ashish and Jai Bhagwan have been the next best raiders for them this season with 20 points each. U Mumba needs to step up defensively as well which is emphasized by the fact that Rinku with 12 tackle points is their top tackler. Surinder Singh and Kiran Magar have been their next-best defenders with eight and six tackle points respectively.
Like U Mumba, Haryana Steelers will also enter this contest after losing their last match. The Steelers, in fact, have lost their last two games after winning their first two matches of the season and will be keen to return to winning ways. Their lead raider Manjeet has done well to score 37 raid points and he’s found decent support in the form of Meetu (25 raid points) but needs some more help from the rest of his teammates in the offence for a change in fortunes for the team. Defensively, Mohit and Jaideep Dahiya have been the team’s best defenders with 11 and 10 tackle points respectively, while all-rounder Nitin Rawal has also scored six tackle points.
U MUMBA RESULTS SO FAR:
HARYANA STEELERS RESULTS THIS SEASON
Lost 31-44 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 10 | U Mumba: 4 | Haryana: 6 | Tie: 1
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
U Mumba: Jai Bhagwan
Haryana Steelers: Meetu
Where can you watch U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Friday, October 21.
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