Bengaluru Bulls was beaten by U Mumba by 45-34 points on Wednesday in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Abhishek Singh scored 11 raid points for Mumbai and was supported by Ajith Kumar with eight points.
But it was the defense that made them win the encounter with Rahul Sethpal sealing a High 5 (7 tackle points+ 1 bonus point).
The defense of Mumbai assembled by captain Fazel Atrachali ensured the Bulls captain Pawan Sehrawat spent a lot of time in the dugout. Pawan secured his super 10 but the support from his team players wasn’t sufficient to combat U Mumba.
U Mumba started off the match on the front foot with their raider Abhishek Singh saddening the Bull defenders. His clinical hand touches kept Mumbai at an early advantage while Fazel Atrachali’s tackle on Pawan Sehrawat ensured the bulls captain remained in the dugout.
Mumbai took a six-point lead by inflicting an ALL OUT in the fifth minute. But Pawan was not satisfied to let Mumbai have the game with them. His three-point super raid in the seventh minute shifted the balance of the game towards his team as they got closer to inflicting an ALL OUT.
Rahul Sethpal’s two super tackles supported Mumbai in fighting back, but eventually they conceded the ALL OUT in the 17th minute to level the score. Pawan got his super 10 in the last minutes of the first half which ended with Mumbai’s lead 22-20.
The second half began with Mumbai’s another ALL OUT. Abhishek Singh completes his super 10 as they early achieved a seven-point lead. Contrary to this, the Bulls fought back and reduced to four towards the end of the tenth minute.
But Mumbai’s defense strengthened with Fazel putting his body on the line in pulling off the tackles. Mumbai sent both Pawan and Bharat to the bench, increasing the points gap to eight with the remaining five minutes.
.@umumba after tonight's victory: Itni jaldi kya hai, abhi to humne comeback kiya hai! 😉🕺
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