Warriors made the history, break the unbeaten run at home for Mumba
Bengal Warriors strengthened in attack by the inclusion of army man Monu Goyat and captained by Nitin Madane gave an impressive display to defeat hosts U Mumba 31-27 in the first tie of the second last leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 4.The Kolkata-based outfit hadn’t performed well this season and the home team was expected to put it across by riding on the crowd support.
Jang Kun Lee continued where he left off in the last match and won a point in the very first raid while his team’s defense tackled Rishank in the resulting raid. The U Mumba hit back through stellar defending and levelled the score right after the second minute.
The home team went on a 3-point run after the 5th minute to take a 5-3 lead. But, the Bengal Warriors introduced Jang Kun Lee in the game and that immediately lifted their morale. With 4 straight points, they silenced the crowd by restoring parity in the game by the 13th minute.
However, the crowd went wild when the visitors were reduced to just 2 men in the next two minutes. South Korean Lee was caught in the resulting raid but Nitin Madane completed the all out to give the visitors a 5-point lead (13-8). Not to be outdone, the Bengal Warriors won 4 unanswered points as the half concluded with U Mumba trailing.
The Bengal Warriors defense which is their forte started the proceedings in the second half through a timely tackle on Anup. He and Rishank were off the court for a long time.
Girish then came up with two good frontal blocks and a double thigh hold to get rid of the Rakesh and the Suresu Kumar 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. Even though U Mumba inflicted an all out in the last minute ,it was not enough to overcome the Warriors and avoid the humiliation of first ever defeat at home in front of their fans in four seasons. This upset has delayed the team’s entry into the playoffs.
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|
Bengal Warriors Raid Analysis
Players Who Spent Time On And Away From The Field
|Time (min)||Bengal Warriors||U Mumba|
|Best Field Time||Nitin Madane||Jeeva Kumar|
|Worst Field Time||C. Arun||Rishank Devadiga|
Most Valuable Players Of The Match
|Raider of the Match||Jang Kun Lee||Bengal Warriors|
|Inspiring Defender of the Match||Girish Ernak||Bengal Warriors|
|Marathon Man on the Mat||Vishal Mane||Bengal Warriors|
|Moment of the Match||Jang Kun Lee||Bengal Warriors|
*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.