Watch: THAT Nabibakhsh super tackle on Guman Singh - Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba PKL 9 Highlights

Despite heroics from Mohit Goyat and Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Puneri Paltan lost the 2nd Maharashtra Derby to U Mumba by one solitary point. A moment from this match that will go straight into the highlight reel of the season will be Mohammad Nabibakhsh’s vicious anklehold on Guman Singh which gave Pune two crucial points.

Published : Nov 14, 2022 11:22 IST

U Mumba and Puneri Paltan played out a neck-and-neck contest throughout their vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 match at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune last weekend. But U Mumba played their cards better in the last few minutes of the match to eventually defeat Puneri Paltan 34-33 on the night.


Aslam Inamdar picked up a couple of raid points as Puneri Paltan inched ahead at 4-3 in the 8th minute. But, Guman Singh pulled off a Super Raid, catching out Sombir, Aslam Inamdar and Abinesh Nadarajan to help U Mumba take the lead at 10-8 in the 13th minute. However, Mohit Goyat and Mohammad Nabibakhsh carried out a Super Tackle in the 15th minute and put Puneri Paltan back in the lead at 12-10. U Mumba though fought back and inflicted an All-Out in the 19th minute to retake the lead at 15-13. Thereafter, Aslam Inamdar picked up a bonus point just before half-time as both teams went into the break locked at 15-15.

After fighting an even battle in the opening minutes of the second half, Puneri Paltan inched ahead at 19-16 in the 27th minute through excellent raids by Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat. Moments later, Mohit effected a magnificent raid to reduce U Mumba to just one player on the mat.

Puneri Paltan then tackled Guman Singh and inflicted an All-Out to take the lead at 25-20 in the 32nd minute. Guman Singh effected a multi-point raid, but Puneri Paltan still held the lead at 27-25 in the 36th minute. However, U Mumba inflicted an All-Out in the 38th minute and soon after, took the lead at 31-30. Mohit effected a raid in the dying seconds of the match to level the score at 33-33 for Puneri Paltan, but Ashish pulled off a Do-or-Die raid to hand U Mumba a thrilling victory in the end.

Top Performers

U Mumba

Best Raider - Guman Singh (13 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Rinku (4 Tackle Points)

Puneri Paltan

Best Raider - Mohit Goyat (10 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Mohit Goyat (3 Tackle Points)

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