Hello and welcome to the highlights from Sportstar’s coverage of the U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan game.
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The scores will read as Mumba vs Puneri:
Full Time: It is on days like these that Kabaddi takes the cake for being probably the most thrilling sport. This match could have gone either way and it eventually went Mumba’s way. It was neck and neck, blow for blow from the get go to the finish. U Mumba’s Guman Singh and Paltan’s Mohit Goyat landed 13 points each. But it was Ashish who settled the affair in the dying minutes of the game. Fazel got zero points from the game, and was probably the reason Puneri’s defence failed to get going. U Mumba gets back to winning ways with the win and is within six points of the topper Puneri Paltan with a game in hand.
34-33: U Mumba has sealed it! Oh my goodness that was one hell of a game! Ashish has the last raid of the match, a do or die at that, as the scores are level and he pulls away from the Puneri defence to get the win.
33-33: Mohit Goyat was going for a bonus on the raid and he is successful to get the scores level.
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33-32: Another point for U Mumba by Kiran’s tackle but Aslam got the bonus point.
32-31: A bonus for the Puneri raider but he is brought down. One point each.
31-30: Guman singh gets a point with a tag on Gaurav Khatri.
30-30: The scores are level. Mohit Goyat picks the bonus point but is eventually brought down.
27-29: A point for U Mumba via Ashish’s raid point.
26-29: U Mumba had the chance to inflict the all out but Paltan is let off the hook. Paltan lives on.
26-27: Ashish gets a point on raid as he just had two defenders to fight off.
25-27: A bonus point awarded to Pankaj Mohite.
25-26: Do or die raid this time for Guma Singh. And he delivers with a two point raid that includes a tag on Fazel. What a time to land the big raid. Paltan close to an all out.
23-26: U Mumba continues to pull back. This time Mohit tackles down Akash Shinde.
22-26: Aslam is sent packing by Harender’s tackle.
21-26: Guman Singh with a point off a raid to bring up his Super 10.
20-26: Akash gets a leg touch for Paltan. He tags Rinku.
20-25: Paltan inflicts an all out on Mumba. And in no time, Paltan has eked out a five-point lead.
19-22: Puneri Paltan grabs two points as Mohit Goyat lands a brilliant raid. Mumba on the verge of all out.
19-20: A do or die raid for Ashish again and he has the bonus available. But this time Puneri defence prevails.
19-19: Scores level as Mumba completes a super tackle. Kiran and Sethpal combine to send Akash packing.
17-19: A do or die raid for Ashish and he returns thinking he has a bonus. The refs have a long rendezvous in the middle and decide to award the point.
16-19: Mohit Goyat is about to run out of time and he gets two points just in the nick of time. Mumba reviews the call and the the check confirm that he had his left hand in the lobby as his right was on the touchline. Genius from Goyat!
16-17: Aslam Inamdar with a firm reply on a do or die raid. He gets a tag on Thakur.
16-16: A do or die raid and Guman Singh flies past the tackle from Fazel. The Puneri Paltan is down. The replays show that Guman’s knee struck his head.
15-16: Aslam puts Puneri in the lead once again with the touchpoint of Harendra Kumar, while he was attempting to dash him out.
Half Time: This is a proper edge of the seat thriller. Guman Singh has been on fire for Mumba, and so have Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat for Puneri Paltan. The match got off on a simmered note but the team’s have picked pace since then. Ultimately, there is nothing to separate the two teams at the half way mark. Just what you want from the Maharashtra derby.
15-15: Aslam wins a point - a bonus - but the refs don’t agree. Paltan reviews and is successful to get the scores level to close the half.
15-14: Aslam gets a point from the raid as he gets a tag on Mohit.
15-13: Rinku gets a thigh hold on Nabibakhsh to impose an all out on Paltan. The raider picked a bonus though.
12-12: Scores level as Ashish gets the point off a doe or die raid.
11-12: Mohit Goyat was on a do or die raid but is unable to land a raid on time and that gets a point for Mumba.
10-12: O my goodness! That is some gruelling battle. Guman Singh is locked in a tackle by Mohit. He huffs and puffs to get out of the leg hold but is unable to get away.
10-10: Paltan was thought to be all out. But the refs have a long chat and decide that the Paltan gets two points - a bonus and one for a defender going out of bounds.
10-8: Guman Singh jumps over the tackler and gets another point. He is on fire.
9-8: Goyat prevents the all out. He first gets a bonus and then reaches the touch line.
9-6: Guman Singh is up and running as he gets in a raid that lands three points. A super raid and Paltan on the verge of an all out.
6-6: Fazel spots a chance to get a tackle in but he is late and that costs Paltan a point.
5-6: Inamdar with a bonus point.
5-5: Guman Singh gets Nabibakhsh with a running hand touch.
4-5: A do or die raid for Puneri Paltan and Mohit Goyat delivers with a running touch.
4-4: Guman Singh gets his team level as he slips through a leg hold.
3-4: Aslam with a desperate lunge to get a tackle in but he gets it wrong. A point to U Mumba.
2-4: Aslam gets a tag on Harender to double the lead for Pune.
2-3: Mumba finally gets a tackle and brings down Mohit Goyat. Rinku with the tackle.
1-3: Another point for Puneri Paltan and the Balewadi crowd is jumping. Sethpal is brought down by Abinesh.
1-2: Puneri fights back by bringing down Guman Singh for the second time.
1-1: Mohit Goyat was on do or die and U Mumba defence is stellar and up to the mark to bring down the attack.
A series of empty raids by both teams.
0-1: Guman Singh starts the proceeding but is brought done by the Puneri defence.
Puneri Paltan won the toss, U Mumba to raid first.
UP Yoddhas beat Haryana Steelers 40-34
Puneri Paltan beat U Mumba 30-28
U Mumba: Ashish
Puneri Paltan: Aslam Inamdar
U Mumba: Guman Singh, Rahul Sethpat, Harendra Kumar, Ashish, Shivansh Thakur, Rinku, Mohit
Puneri Paltan: Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Abhishek Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Aslam Inamdar, Mohit, Somibir, Fazel Atrachali
Played: 19 | U Mumba: 9 | Puneri Paltan: 8 | Tie: 2
Lost 39-42 to Jaipur Pink Panthers
Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 32-24
Drew 27-27 to Haryana Steelers
U Mumba has had a reasonable season with six wins and five losses to their name. The trio of Guman Singh, Ashish and Jai Bhagwan have done well for the Mumboys with 61, 55 and 45 raid points respectively. Iranian Heidarali Ekrami has also looked good in phases and has 22 raid points. As far as their defence is concerned, captain Surinder Singh has taken charge for his side with 31 tackle points and he has been helped by Rinku, who has scored 27 tackle points, while Mohit has also played his part with 22 tackle points.
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On the other hand, Puneri Paltan has been one of the top teams in the league with seven wins, three losses and two ties. Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat have taken on the responsibility of scoring raid points for Puneri Paltan. Inamdar and Goyat have scored 88 and 80 raid points respectively. With 59 raid points to his name this season, Akash Shinde has also made his presence felt. On the defensive front, Fazel Atrachali has scored 35 tackle points, while Sombir has managed 23 tackle points. Puneri Paltan beat U Mumba in the earlier Maharashtra derby this season and they will be hoping for the same come Friday.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 8:30 PM onwards on Friday, November 11.