Ring side view: Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba In Mumbai : 41-19

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Image Courtesy @PKL Media

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Puneri Paltan continued their stellar run as they defeated U Mumba at the Maharashtra Derby with a 22 point win as they won 41-19 against Season 2 Champions and Season 3 finalists.

Ajay Thakur top scored with 12 points while Joginder Narwal won 3 defensive points for his team as they nullified U Mumba’s efforts which was mostly Anup Kumar which earned them 9 points.

The Puneri Paltan blew the Season 2 champions away in the first half, Joginder and Ravinder gave a defensive masterclass as both  amassed 6 points while Manjeet got 8 points for his team,5 in one raid and 3 in tackles.
Puneri Paltan crushed U Mumba by 22 points for the first time in Prokabaddi.

At the Dome@NSCI here it was the all-round show by their man in form Ajay Thakur that gave them a record win over U Mumba. This was a one-sided affair with the Puneri Paltan side racing ahead 26-10 ahead at the break.

Ajay Thakur  hogged the limelight with three super raids and a support tackle in the match. Captain Manjeet Chillar of Puneri Paltan too played his role to perfection as always. He led the side admirably and netted five raid points.
U Mumba on their part just couldn’t put up a fight as their rivals raced at break neck speed. Captain Manjeet Chillar who was his usual self today managed to affect three tackles to boost his confidence.

So tight was the Puneri Paltan defence that Rishank Devadiga of U Mumba was a pale shadow of himself.

First time in the history of Prokabaddi that U Mumba suffered a 22 point defeat and first time in the derby history Puneri Paltan beat u Mumba.

Messy Fractals’s ringside view takes a closer look at the strategies used by players in the match.


Quarter Time View

We have divided 40 minutes of play time into 4 to look at which quarter belonged to whom.

Time (min) 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 Final Score
Puneri Paltan 19 26 31 41 41
U Mumba 4 10 14 19 19

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Puneri Paltan U Mumba
Best Field Time Ravinder Pahal Anup Kumar
Worst Field Time Somvir Shekhar Surender Singh

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Ajay Thakur Puneri Paltan
Inspiring Defender of the Match Joginder Narwal Puneri Paltan
Marathon Man on the Mat Ravinder Pahal Puneri Paltan
Moment of the Match Ajay Thakur Puneri Paltan

*Raider of the Match=Player who scored the maximum raid points,
Inspiring Defender of the Match= Player who scored the maximum tackle points,
Marathon Man on the Mat= Player who has spent the maximum time on the mat.

Puneri Paltan Raid Analysis

U Mumba Raid Analysis

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