Ring side view: U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers In Mumbai : 36-34

Home favorites U Mumba beat the Jaipur Pink Panthers by a close two points. Rakesh conjured up a super performance in the dying stages of the second half to ensure U Mumba’s victory over Jaipur Pink Panthers. The lion hearted Rakesh Kumar won the match for U Mumba with 12 points in the match with 9 points in raids and 3 in tackles.

His three superbly timed tackles kept his side in the fray after Shabeer Bapu pulled off a one man army performance for Jaipur pink panthers. He even engineered two super raids of four points in the match. At that time he put his team ahead at 24-23. All the hard work went waste as Rakesh Kumar the hero for Mumba came up with a two pointer and followed it up with a pursuit to make it 36-33. That effectively took the match away from the Jaipur side.

With the Jaipur Pink Panthers on the verge of an all out, Rakesh went in to inflict further misery on them in the second half. Continuing their run, the team from Jaipur made  9 points in to lead 28-27 in Mumbai.
Rishank ended with four points with good support from the defenders in the beginning as U Mumba was leading 15-6 at one stage.

But Jaipur Pink Panthers came back hard. Shabeer Bapu had three good raids and every time he went in he posed problems for the rival defence. He also affected one tackle to push the rivals back. At 36-32 with seconds to go, the match was sealed.

Image Courtesy @PKL Media

Image Courtesy @PKL Media

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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
U Mumba 6 19 24 35 36
Jaipur Pink 2 12 27 34 34

Point tracker

Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field

Time (min) U Mumba Jaipur Pink
Best Field Time Rakesh Kumar Amit Hooda
Worst Field Time Gurvinder Singh Ajay Kumar

Raid Strategies

Tackle Strategies

Most Valuable Players Of The Match

Awards Player Team
Raider of the Match Rakesh Kumar U Mumba
Inspiring Defender of the Match Rakesh Kumar U Mumba
Marathon Man on the Mat Amit Hooda Jaipur Pink Panthers
Moment of the Match Shabeer Bappu Jaipur Pink Panthers

*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

Jaipur Pink Raid Analysis

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