PWL: Mumbai Garuda thrash UP Warriors 5-2

Mumbai have now jumped one rung to the top spot on the PWL table. They had defeated Punjab Royals 5-2 in the opening match of the tournament and beat strong contenders Bengaluru Yodhas 4-3 in their second contest.

File photo of Sakshi Malik.   -  PTI

Mumbai Garudas bolstered their credentials as title contenders by defeating Uttar Pradesh Warriors (UPW) 5-2 to claim their third consecutive victory in the inaugural edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) here on Thursday.

Mumbai have now jumped one rung to the top spot on the PWL table. They had defeated Punjab Royals 5-2 in the opening match of the tournament and beat strong contenders Bengaluru Yodhas 4-3 in their second contest.

This was UPW's second defeat in the three matches they have played so far. They were thrashed 1-6 by Bengaluru Yodhas in their first match before defeating Dilli Veers 4-3.

Purevjav Unurbat gave UPW a winning start by outclassing Mumbai's Pradeep by technical superiority (12-1) within two minutes in the men's 74 kg category.

Pradeep drew first blood, forcing Unurbat out of the playing zone to grab a point. But that only served to stir Unurbat into action.

The 2015 World Championships silver medalist from Mongolia displayed his superior technique to outwrestle his opponent quite comprehensively.

Mumbai's Sakshi Malik brought her team back to level terms by defeating UPW's Sarita Kumari 3-0 in the women's 58kg category.