U Mumba win a thriller against Dabang Delhi (27-25) at Jaipur

Image courtesy: PKL media

Image courtesy: PKL media

U Mumba led by the omnipresent Anup kumar beat Dabang Delhi 27-25 in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 today at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
This was their second win which gives them 11 points and a second place on the table.
U Mumba will be looking to continue their run in the future after Dabang Delhi came so close to causing an upset.
After three minutes of action, both the teams were level at 2 each, but that was just the lull before the storm.
U Mumba stunned the bottom dwelling Dabang Delhi with their attacking play in the next 10 minutes but not without some errors.

Dabang Delhi had answers to the U Mumba’s attack and defense as the match went neck and neck.
The U Mumba defense led by Rakesh Kumar and brilliant raiding by Rishank made it 14-12 in their favor at the

The second half saw both the defensive structures working as a well-oiled unit . However, it was just a matter of time for the Mumbai-based franchise to increase the gap between them and their opponents, as they lead 24-19 after 35 minutes.

While Anup and Rakesh were the showmen who taunted their rivals, Surjeet went about his job in a cool way.He kept on earning tackle points as the U Mumba defense was making it count.
Delhi too did a decent job in both departments as Sachin Shingade got another “ High 5”(5 tackle points) .
But they were distinctly unlucky as all the vigil made by Kashi and Selvamani in the raiding department went down
the drain in the last minutes of the match.

It was a nail biting encounter which went down to the last raid for the result.

Surender Singh who had an off day went in for the second last raid for U Mumba and got caught making the score 26-24. Selvamani got a point in the next raid bringing the lead down to just one point.

Those two points helped the Dabang Delhi at 26-25.
Anup Kumar had to go out and ensure Delhi did not tie or win the match after Mumba dominating for most of the time.

He came, he saw and he conquered Delhi with a point in the dying seconds of the match and the victory was his.


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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
U Mumba 6 12 21 27 27
Dabang Delhi 5 14 18 25 25

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) U Mumba Dabang Delhi
Best Field Time Rakesh Kumar Meraj Sheykh
Worst Field Time Surjeet Singh Bhupender Singh

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 Sachin Shingade Dabang Delhi
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.

U Mumba Raid Analysis

Dabang Delhi Raid Analysis

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