U Mumba sinks Bengal Warriors’ ship!


Image courtesy: PKL media

Image courtesy: PKL media

Season 3 Finalists U Mumba put the brakes on Bengal Warriors in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 with a convincing 26-18 win aided by fine performances from all-rounder Rishank Devadiga and defender Surjeet.

U Mumba extended their lead at the top with a 8 point win over Bengal Warriors. Monu Goyat’s 3 points went in vain as Rishank and Surjeet with 5 and 4 points respectively stole the show at the Gachibowli stadium,Hyderabad.

Till the 3rd minute, both the teams exchanged blows and the scorecard read U Mumba 2-2 Bengal Warriors.
Ravi Dalal got the crowd on its feet with a brilliant raid that saw the Bengal Warriors earn 2 points to make the scores 2-5.

The match was won and lost in the first half as Bengal Warriors trailed by a 9-14 margin after facing an all-out. The first came in the 12th minute as Rishank Devadiga pulled off a three-point super raid. He kept scoring and so did Captain Anup. Only Girish and Monu showed some semblance of a fight. He scored three points but was caught as many times too.

Suresu Kumar was involved in the first major action of the second half as he returned to his half with 2 points after a successful raid and extended the lead to 5 points.

Girish then came up with two good frontal blocks and a double thigh hold to get rid of Rakesh Kumar and the Bengal Warriors’ star raider Monu Goyat to make it 22-15 with the last five minutes call given by the referee. The losers had to come with a superlative effort but that wasn’t to be. The U Mumba had the last laugh. The losers in the bargain lost an opportunity to grab one point for not losing the tie by less than a seven point margin.

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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
Bengal Warriors 4 9 13 18 18
U Mumba 12 16 20 26 26

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) Bengal Warriors U Mumba
Best Field Time Nilesh Shinde Rakesh Kumar
Worst Field Time Ravi Dalal Suresu Kumar

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Rishank Devadiga U Mumba
Inspiring Defender of the Match Rakesh Kumar U Mumba
Marathon Man on the Mat Rakesh Kumar U Mumba
Moment of the Match Rishank Devadiga U Mumba

*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.

Bengal Warriors Raid Analysis

U Mumba Raid Analysis

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