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Pro Kabaddi League 2017: U Mumba beat Haryana Steelers 38-32

U Mumba now have 24 points from 10 games and are fourth in Zone A whereas Haryana Steelers are fourth with 23 points from seven games.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 30, 2017 23:16 IST ]
Image Source : PKL/TWITTER U Mumba beat Haryana Steelers in PKL 2017

Captain Anup Kumar and raider Shrikant Jadhav combined to score 14 points as U Mumba beat Haryana Steelers 38-32 in a Pro Kabaddi match in Mumbai on Wednesday. Haryana Steelers paid the price for their lacklustre first half performance and their defence also struggled to score points. â€‹Anup Kumar scored eight points for U Mumba whereas Vikas Kandola took nine points for Haryana Steelers. 

U Mumba now have 24 points from 10 games and are fourth in Zone A whereas Haryana Steelers are fourth with 23 points from seven games. 

Both teams began the match on equal footing by the trading raid and tackle points as it was 2-2 after two minutes. 

Shrikant Jadhav made a successful raid in the fifth minute as U Mumba led 5-2. Anup Kumar extended U Mumba's lead to 7-2 with his first successful raid in the sixth minute. 

Vikas Kandola scored two points for Haryana Steelers as they trailed 4-7. Kashiling Adake quickly restored U Mumba's advantage with a two-point raid in the ninth minute. 

U Mumba inflicted the first all out of the match in the 11th minute to lead 15-10. Shrikant Jadhav extended U Mumba's lead to 18-10 as he scored with a three-point raid. 

Haryana Steelers scored three points in five minutes to reduce the deficit to 13-18 in the 15th minute. U Mumba went into the break leading 20-15 as Haryana Steelers showed signs of making a recovery. 

The home team began the second half strongly and led 23- 16 after 22 minutes. Haryana Steelers inflicted an all out in the 24th minute to trail 22-25. 

Haryana further reduced the gap to a just single point as they sent Kashiling Adake to the bench in the 25th minute. Deepak Kumar Dahiya made a successful raid in the 29th minute as Haryana Steelers levelled the match at 29-29. 

U Mumba took control of the game in the next minutes as they scored tackle points to lead 34-30 after 34 minutes. 

Shrikant Jadhav scored with a raid point in the 36th minute as U Mumba led 35-30. U Mumba defence held on strongly as they did not allow Steelers' Raiders to score points in the last five minutes to win 38-32.

(With PTI Inputs)

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