U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan (FT: 34-31), Pro Kabaddi Live Score: Catch PKL 2016, Season 4 Live Match Score & Updates
Raider of the Match: Anup Kumar
Defender of the Match: Surjeet
Moment of the Match: Anup Kumar
Marathon Man on the Mat: Jeeva Kumar
U Mumba continue their unbeaten run at their home stadium, their 12th win in 13 matches played at the DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai to take up 4th spot in the final standings while Puneri Paltan slip up to 5th.
FT: U Mumba 34-31 Puneri Paltan
40’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(34-31): Surjeet completes his ‘high 5’ as he completes yet another timely tackle on Preetam Chhillar! Ajay Thakur gets a touch point in the subsequent raid!
38’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(33-28): Amazing tackle by Surjeet to get Deepak Hudda out! Almost time up here with 5 points separating the two sides!
ALL OUT!! 37’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(29-26): Rakesh Kumar gets a touch point to complete their 2nd all out of the match on the Paltans! They lead by 3 points with just over 3 minutes to go!
37’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(26-26): Deepak Hudda gets a bonus point to level the scores, Anup Kumar does what he does best, gets a touch point to reduce the Pune-based franchise to just a man! Sonu Narwal saves them this time and revives one back for the visitors!
34’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(25-24): Rakesh Kumar scores a touch point to get Ravinder Pahal out with a toe touch! Deepak Niwas Hudda gets a bonus point in the subsequent raid! Anup Kumar is on fire tonight, gets another touch point to take his tally to 9 points(7 raid points and 2 tackle points) in this match!
31’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(23-23): Nitin Tomar is brilliantly tackled by Anup Kumar, Anup caught his wrist to push him behind the back line on the mat! Rishank Devadiga gets a touch point following a do-or-die raid! Great tackle on Ajay Thakur from Anup Kumar! Scores are level!
28’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(19-22): Sonu Narwal gets a touch point to increase Pune’s lead, Somvir brilliantly tackles Surender Singh to stop him in his tracks! End to end stuff here!
25’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(19-21): Rishank Devadiga finally manages to get Somvir Shekhar out after 2-3 failed attempts, gets a touch point to make it a 2-point game! Rakesh Kumar goes in for the raid and gets a touch point on Deepak Hudda!
ALL OUT!! 23’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(16-19): Rishank Devadiga is caught by an alert Pune defence and Pune inflicts their first all-out on U Mumba!
22’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(15-15): Sonu Narwal start the proceedings for the second half, Surjeet steps out on the mat and a point is given to the Pune-based franchise! An amazing raid by Deepak Hudda as he just evaded Jeeva Kumar's dive and score a touch point to level the scores!
It has been an exhilarating first half at the Dome@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai between the two Maharashtrian powerhouses with very little to separate the two sides! Anup Kumar has been sesnational for the home team whereas Ajay Thakur’s super raid has evened the game with all to play for in the second half!
HT: U Mumba 15-13 Puneri Paltan
19’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(14-13): Rishank Devadiga is caught by Somvir Shekhar for the 2nd time tonight, great tackle to stop him in his tracks! Ajay Thakur comes back with 3 touch points to score a super raid to make it a 1-point game! Game on!
ALL OUT!! 17’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(14-9): Ajay Thakur is caught by an alert Mumbai defence and U Mumba complete their first all out of the night!
16’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(11-9): Anup Kumar gets another touch point and reduced the Puneri outfit to just 2 men! He again goes for the raid in the subsequent raid and gets a touch point to reduce them to just 1 a man! Early all out on the cards here at the Dome, Mumbai!
12’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(8-7): Deepak Niwas Hudda scores a touch point to put Pune back into the lead. Rishank Devadiga scores two touch points following a do-or-die raid!
9’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(5-6): Another great tackle by Surjeet to get dangerman Ajay Thakur out! Anup Kumar gets Somvir Shekhar out for the second time tonight following a successful raid! He takes his tally to 4 raid points for tonight and is looking hungry for more!
6’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(3-4): Rishank Devadiga is brilliantly caught by Joginder Narwal, great tackle by the ex-Bengaluru defender! Another amazing raid by Anup Kumar to get Ravinder Pahal out! It is clear that he is taking the responsibility of scoring points for his team!
3’ U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan(2-3): Anup Kumar starts the proceeding for the season 2 champions, gets a touch point! Rishank Devadiga is caught by an alert Pune defense in the subsequent raid! Anup Kumar gets a touch via a running hand touch and gets Somvir Shekhar out! Game on here at the DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai!
The players are out on the mat! It’s almost time for LePanga!
Good evening everyone..
Welcome to the LIVE coverage of Match 43 between hosts U Mumba and Puneri Paltan at the DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai in the ongoing Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League season 4. Earlier in the season, the Paltans hammered U Mumba 41-19 to register their 1st ever win over the season 2 champions in the PKL in a match played at the same venue as Pune’s home stadium was shifted to Mumbai due to BJP’s rally in the Pune city.
Hosts U Mumba are currently placed 5th in the final standings and given their extraordinary home record in the PKL(W-11, D-1, L-0), they have an amazing chance to finish their home leg with a top 2 finish before the Delhi leg. They have played the least amount of matches(9) of all teams in the PKL this season, winning 5 of those encounters while losing 4 of them. Their charismatic skipper Anup Kumar has a lot to do in the home leg in order to make U Mumba cement that place in the top 2 and help them qualify for their record 4th semi-final appearance!
On the other hand, Puneri Paltan has won just 4 of their 10 matches played in this season while drawing the 2 closely contested matches against Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors. Their star raider Ajay Thakur scored a mammoth total of 12 raid points in the previous ‘Maha Derby’ and along with their experienced skipper Manjeet Chhillar all-round exploits(5 raid points and 2 tackle points) helped the Paltans to register their 1st ever derby win. It would be again a tough battle for the Paltans to get a result against the mighty U Mumba at their home den, however, their recent victory over them would give them the much-needed boost to test their mettle against the best in the world of kabaddi!
The two Maharashtrian sides have met each other on 7 previous occasions with the Pune-based franchise winning just the most recent encounter while the last season’s finalist winning the tie on 6 of those occasions.
Players to Watch out for:
U Mumba: Anup Kumar, Rakesh Kumar
Puneri Paltan: Deepak Hooda, Ajay Thakur
Head to Head
Played – 7, U Mumba – 6, Puneri Paltan – 1, Draw – 0
U Mumba – Lost 24-34 against Patna Pirates, Match 37
Puneri Paltan – Lost 27-33 against Jaipur Pink Panthers, Match 38
U Mumba – Fan favourite Rakesh Kumar stands tall for the U Mumba when everyone else falters, his all-round expertise can prove to be the difference between the two sides!
Puneri Paltan – With a slow start to the season Ajay Thakur has picked up his form in the last few matches and can be the difference between the two sides!