Welcome to the coverage of the 1st fixture of day 4 of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between U Mumba and UP Yoddhas at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday.
Scores read MUM vs UP
30-23 And with that U MUMBA FINISH UP WITH A WIN OVER UP YODDHAS. An inexperienced U Mumba came up good against UP Yoddhas to register its first win of the season.
30-23 Do-or-Die raid for U Mumba, Jai Bhagwan fails to convert it and gets tackled by Surender Singh.
30-22 Surender Gill seems to be the lone warrior here for UP Yoddhas, taking every point possible.
30-21 U Mumba is mandating the pace here, playing it slow.
30-21 UP taking late points here, will that be enough?
28-19 Rathan touches Surinder Singh to take one point to make the deficit of 9 points.
28-18 A couple of unsuccessful raids from Kiran and Harendra from UP gave Mumba a 10 points lead with less than 5 minutes on the clock.
25-18 Surender looks desperate for a point and in that process gives his point to Mumba.
24-18 Guman is taking all his time here as U Mumba looks very comfortable here.
24-18 A point from Guman and traded off by Pardeep to get a point back.
23 -17 Surender Gill could not get a point, empty raid for U Mumba.
23-17 Jai Bhagwan tries hard for a touch but comes empty-handed.
TIME - OUT
23-17 Pardeep came in for a Do-or-Die raid but failed to deny an all-out here as U Mumba INFLICTS AN ALL-OUT here.
Substitution by UP - Pardeep comes in as UP only has the last man standing on the mat.
20-16 Ashu has made a big dent in UP’s defence as he picked two defenders.
17-16 UP making another comeback, a super tackle for UP.
17-14 Pardeep takes a bonus in the Do-or-Die raid. U Mumba reviews. REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL as it was a clear-cut bonus.
17-13 A couple of empty raids from both teams.
TIME - OUT
17-13 Jai Bhagwan takes another point, retaining the lead for U Mumba.
16-13 Surender Gill goes in for a raid, a combined effort from U Mumba’s defender made sure to keep Gill out of the mat.
15-13 A lot has happended as UP makes a come back reducing the gap.
15-9 Surinder Singh leading from front takes Rathan out.
14-9 Rathan K goes in for raid and comes out empty-handed.
We’re back for the second half
14-9 Make it a five point lead. Durgesh is brought down by Kiran Magar and Pardeep is left pacepalming.
13-9 Nitesh Kumar seems to have gone out of bounds. His left foot is out bounds before he gets a touch on Jai Bhagwan. Referee says defender out. UP reviews. Nitesh takes a small knock to the head also in the process. REVIEW UNSUCCESSFUL as Nitesh is shown the bench
12-9 Pardeep goes too deep in the right corner and is flattened in no time.
11-9 EXCEPTIONAL FROM U MUMBA. Jai Bhagwan goes for it as he goes for both of Gill’s ankles and then finds help in Surender Singh and Rinku
2:50 min to go in this half
10-9 Sumit with a solid ankle hold on Ashish brings the deficit down to one solitary point. This revives Pardeep Narwal
10-8 Surender Gill somersaults almost after getting Kiran Magar out
10-7 Guman Singh is unsuccessful in his attempt to get a point deep in the Yoddhas half as Ashu Singh sends him to give Pardeep company.
10-6 This first half has been all U Mumba, as Ashish sends Pardeep Narwal to the bench
9-6 Surender Gill is brought down by Rinku in the right corner.
8-6 BONUS for Guman Singh
7-6 Harendra Kumar tries to hold back Pardeep when he’s almost near the midline and Pardeep almost swats him off and runs off to midline almost backwards. Brute strength.
7-5 Guman Singh gets a gift from Shubham as he stands there and Guman runs away with a touch without as much as breaking a sweat
6-5 Good tackle from Durgesh Kumar. Sumit from the left with the backhold, Nitesh from the right with support and Jai Bhagwan comes down for a point to UP Yoddhas.
6-4 Surender Gill takes out Kiran Magar with a reverse toe touch. He’s started slow today
6-3 Rinku retaliates by castling Pardeep Narwal in the middle of the U Mumba half
5-3 DASH! Guman runs across the mat and seems to have got a touch on a defender and is then pushed to the lobby. He reaches out and tries to get past the midline but the referees think he’s out
5-2 Guman Singh has his first point with a touch on Shubham Singh
4-2 OFF YOU GO. No mercy for the birthday boy Surender Gill from his namesake in the U Mumba outfit who dashes the raider out. Surender Gill has been kept quiet.
3-2 Another couple of empty raids for Surender Gill and Guman Singh
3-2 Jai Bhagwan gets the bonus but is brought down by Nitesh who has a wide smile on his face after his team comes to back him up.
2-1 Pardeep Narwal opens his account. Takes Ashish out with a kick
2-0 Bonus point just in the nick of time for Jai Bhagwan who goes in for the second time to make sure that bonus is in the bag
1-0 OOF. What a block from the defence. Surender Gill comes in to left. Harendra Kumar and Surender Singh combine here. Surender Singh goes behind Gill and Harendra pulls him back with an ankle hold. This is Fazel Atrachali’s Mumba
0-0 Guman begins proceedings for U Mumba. Empty raids for him and Pardeep early on
UP Yoddha wins the toss and U Mumba will raid first
UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar Surender Gill, Durgesh Kumar, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit
U Mumba: Guman Singh, Surender Singh, Harendra Kumar Ashish, Jai Bhagwan, Rinku, Kiran Magar
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
U Mumba: Rinku
UP Yoddhas: Surender Gill
After a loss in the opening match of vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9, U Mumba will be keen to get their first win of the season. They will take on U.P. Yoddhas in their second match of the season and will need a more complete performance to get the better of the Yoddhas. Their lead raider Guman Singh will need to do better than his four raid points in his last game and will need to be backed up by the likes of Shivam and Jai Bhagwan in attack. U Mumba will also hope that Ashish, who scored seven raid points in the first game of the season, can continue performing similarly. Defensively, captain Surinder Singh will need to lead by example after an underwhelming display last time around. Surinder along with Harendra Kumar, Rinku, Mohit Kiran Magar will need to be on top of their game to prevent the Yoddhas’ talented raiders.
U.P. Yoddhas, on the other hand, will be confident about securing back-to-back wins after edging past Jaipur Pink Panthers in their season opener. Their first encounter of the season witnessed Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill and Rohit Tomar make their presence felt in attack. They will be eager to build on their opening night win in Season 9 and hope that the likes of Pardeep and Gill can continue their winning momentum when they square off against the Season 2 champions. On the defensive front, the Yoddhas have plenty of options in Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Shubham Kumar and Ashu Singh. All of their defenders were switched on against the Panthers and they will be expected to perform similarly when they clash against U Mumba on Monday.
HEAD-TO-HEAD | Matches: 8 | U Mumba: 3 | UP Yoddhas: 4 | Tie: 1
PREVIOUS RESULTS THIS SEASON:
U Mumba lost to Dabang Delhi 21-47
UP Yoddhas beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-32
Where can you watch U Mumba vs UP Yoddhas PKL 9?
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Monday.