Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Fazel Atrachali-led U Mumba 42-23 in the fifth match of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
Here are the highlights from the match:
# The Jaipur Pink Panthers register their first win in the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 following a 42-23 win over U Mumba as the first clash of the day ends with an overwhelming win for the Pink Panthers!
# Just a minute left for the end of the clash as Abhishek completes a successful raid for the U Mumba with the scoreline reading 40-22 in favour of the Jaipur Pink Panthers!
# The Jaipur Pink Panthers complete their third all-out in the clash with a super 10 for Deepak Hooda as the Panthers lead 39-20 over the U Mumba with nearly two minutes left on the clock!
# Another point added to the U Mumba total following a successful raid by Dong Geon Lee as the scoreline reads 19-28 in favour of the Jaipur Pink Panthers!
# Six minutes left on the clock and we have the super tackle on!
# Nine minutes left, Jaipur Pink Panthers 28-15 U Mumba as Dong Geon Lee completes a successful raid to add another point to the U Mumba score!
# However, the gap which had reduced to nine points increases to 12 points yet again following a successful raid by Deepak Hooda followed by an ineffective performance by the U Mumba raiding unit!
# U Mumba 14-25 Jaipur Pink Panthers following a successful ankle grab by the U Mumba defenders with 14 minutes to go for the end of the second leg. Deepak Hooda who has accumulated four raid points so far registers an empty raid!
# The second half is set to begin!
# Its half-time in the first clash of the double-header on Monday as the scoreline reads 22-9 in favour of Jaipur Pink Panthers!
# Just a minute left for the end of the first half as the Jaipur Pink Panthers lead 19-8 over the U Mumba in a clash which they have dominated so far!
# The U Mumba continue to trail with the end of the first half soon approaching as the Jaipur Pink Panthers extend their lead to 11 points, following a score of 16-5!
# The Panthers continue to pick points with a ten-point lead at the end of the first timeout. The Jaipur Pink Panthers lead 14-4 over the U Mumba!
# The Jaipur Pink Panthers lead 12-3 against the U Mumba following consecutive successful raids by the Panthers raiding unit with the U Mumba raiders unable to strike!
# The U Mumba open their account in the fourth minute after a strong raid as the scoreline reads 4-1 in favour of the Jaipur Pink Panthers with 15 minutes to go!
# Jaipur Pink Panthers take an early lead in the clash following a successful raid by Deepak Hooda, resulting in the addition of two points following a review by the U Mumba. Jaipur Pink Panthers 2-0 U Mumba
# The clash has begun!
# The U Mumba have won the toss resulting in the first raid to be carried out by the Jaipur Pink Panthers!
# The starting seven from both sides is set to start the clash!
# U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali has the highest tackle strike rate in the Pro Kabaddi league!
WARNING: Please avoid the left corner, the Sultan's at work!
Can Fazel Atrachali inspire @U_Mumba to another win tonight?
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 22, 2019
# The U-Mumba starting seven, on the other hand, comprises of Rohit Baliyan (raider), Dong Geon Lee (Raider), Abhishek Singh (Raider), Surinder Singh (Defender), Harendra Kumar (Defender), Fazel Atrachali (Defender), Sandeep Narwal (all-rounder).
— U Mumba (@U_Mumba) July 22, 2019
# The starting seven for the Jaipur Pink Panthers comprises of Sunil Siddhgavali (raider), Deepak Narwal (raider), Nitin Rawal (defender), Amit Hooda (defender), Sandeep Dhull (defender), Deepak Hooda (All-rounder), Vishal (All-rounder).
# The U Mumba registered a win in their opening clash of the tournament and will be looking to make it two consecutive wins with a win against the Jaipur Pink Panthers!
# Players from both sides have arrived in the stadium!
U Mumba are set to take on the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the fifth clash of the seventh edition of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on Monday.
The two sides had battled it out in the final of the inaugural edition of the tournament as well, with the Pink Panthers emerging victorious in that clash. However, the Jaipur Pink Panthers led by Abhishek Bachchan have failed to make their presence felt ever since.
The outfit invested in the addition of quality players in the auction for the seventh edition of the Pro Kabaddi League who will look to make their presence felt.
The U Mumba registered a confident start to the tournament with an excellent performance against the Telugu Titans in their opening clash. A super 10 from Abhishek Singh and an astute defensive display were major factors behind the win.
Fazel Atrachali, Sandeep Narwal and Abhishek Singh will be the players to watch out for in the U Mumba camp. The corner combination of Atrachali and Narwal has been hailed as one of the best in the league with the duo making their presence felt in the heart of the defence, with eight tackle points between them so far.
The raiders have further stepped up whenever required with Abhishek Singh a top contributor in the lead role along with excellent support from Athul MS and Rohit Baliyan.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers, on the other hand, comprise of an exciting squad consisting of the likes of Deepak Narwal, Nilesh Salunke and Deepak Niwas Hooda in the raiding department. Nitin Rawal further offers good backup with his all-rounder skill.
Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Amit Hooda are reliable defenders in the right and left corner making the combination one to watch out for. However, the squad does not have a lot of experience in its ranks which might be an area of concern.