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Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Bengal Warriors edge out U Mumba 29-26

Match between Haryana Steelers and Jaipur Pink Panthers ends in draw

Prime News, National Sport, Kabaddi, Kolkata, September 12:- Bengal Warriors edged out U Mumba 29-26 in a last minute thriller in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2019 match at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in the city on Wednesday.

For Bengal Warriors, Sukesh Hedge scored eight raid points in 15 attempted raids while Mohammad Nabibaksh scored four tackle points.

For U Mumba, Arjun Deshwal completed his ‘super 10’ with 14 raid points in 18 attempted while Fazel Atrachali scored four tackle points.

U Mumba’s recent turn in form has largely been down to the improved raiding by Arjun and Abhishek Singh, but Warriors ensured that they didn’t run away with the game after the initial minutes.

The second half was a repeat of the first, as U Mumba’s good work in the raids continued to get undone by errors in the defence. Fazel Atrachali’s calming presence on the mat rubbed off on U Mumba’s young raiders as they repaid his faith to cut the lead to a point with under a minute remaining. But Rinku Narwal came up with a massive Super Tackle in the final minute to seal the match for the home side.

Haryana Steelers draw with Jaipur Pink Panthers 

In another match earlier, Haryana Steelers held Jaipur Pink Panthers to a 32-32 draw in PKL match at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Jaipur Pink Panthers, thanks largely to their captain Deepak Niwas Hooda’s 14 raid points, had a slender a lead going into the final minutes and will rue the mistake that allowed Haryana the opportunity to steal three points from the encounter.
Haryana maintained their dominance in the second half, with Vinay also taking up the raiding duties. Pink Panthers’ lack of quality support raiders for Deepak Hooda hurt them badly as Haryana’s defence held firm. Ravi Kumar picked up a ‘High 5’ for Haryana but Deepak Hooda produced a series of successful raids to make it three-point game going into the final minutes.
Deepak Hooda also secured a ‘super 10’ and secured a personal milestone of 800 raid points in the process. The Pink Panthers’ teamwork helped them clinch another All-Out with four minutes left in the clock to make it a nervous end to the match for both sides. But in the end, nothing could separate the sides after a final minute blunder by Jaipur’s Sachin Narwal handed Steelers a point. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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