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U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(FT: 25-25), Pro Kabaddi Live Score: Catch PKL 2016, Season 4 Live Match Score & Updates

Abhishek Jain
22.19K   //    21 Jul 2016, 19:55 IST


Raider of the Match: Rahul Chaudhari

Defender of the Match: Sandeep Narwal

Moment of the Match: Rakesh Kumar

Marathon man on the Mat: Sandeep Narwal

A great comeback by the Titans who were trailing the hosts by 9 points at halftime, but made their way back into the game to secure 3 points against a spirited U Mumba side! 

FT: U Mumba 25-25 Telugu Titans

40’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(24-25): Rakesh Kumar goes in for another raid, but comes back empty handed this time! Sandeep Narwal too comes back empty handed! Rahul Chaudhari is dashed out by Suresu Kumar, it is a Super Tackle! Scores are level. Rakesh Kumar is caught by an alert Telugu defence! Surender saves the match for the hosts, gets a touch point to get Sandeep Narwal out! What a game! 

38’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(22-23): Sandeep Narwal gets a touch point on Surjeet to reduce the hosts to just a man! Rishank Devadiga gets a touch point to revive one back while Sandeep persuaded him back into the opposition half to score a quick touch point! Rakesh Kumar gets two touch points in the subsequent raid to make it a 1 point game with just over 2 minutes to go in the match!

35’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(17-21): Anup Kumar comes back empty handed! Rahul Chaudhari is claiming a point on Surjeet but not given by the umpires! Anup again does a quick empty raid! Rahul Chaudhari gets Anup Kumar out with a running hand touch! 

Second Half: U Mumba 1-13 Telugu Titans until now! Great comeback by the Titans!

32’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(17-20): Rahul Chaudhari gets a touch point on Rakesh Kumar to level the scores here at the DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai. Suresu Kumar is caught in his stride whereas Rahul Chaudhari gets another touch point to increase the Titans’ lead by 2 points! Surender Singh is too caught by an alert Titans’ defence!

ALL OUT!! 29’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(17-16): Rakesh Kumar is caught by an alert Telugu defence to complete their 1st all out of the match on the hosts!

28’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(16-12): Sandeep Narwal gets a touch point to get Jeeva Kumar out! Anup Kumar gets well blocked by Jasmer Singh Gulia, he picked up a bonus point though! 

26’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(16-11): Rahul Chaudhari gets a touch point with a great escape from the Mumba defence! Suresu Kumar is well caught by youngster Sandeep Dhull in the subsequent raid! 

23’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(16-9): Sandeep Narwal start the proceedings for the second half, comes back empty handed! Anup Kumar returns the favour with an empty raid of his own. A series of empty raids being exchanged here! Nilesh Salunke gets a touch point to get Surjeet out following a do-or-die raid! Surender Singh is deemed out as he steps out into the lobby area without getting a touch of any opposition player!

Rakesh Kumar(3 tackle points) and Anup Kumar (3 raid points and 1 tackle points) have steadied the ship for the hosts here at the DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai, giving them a 9-point lead with the second half to come! All to play for in the coming half for the Titans!

HT: U Mumba 16-7 Telugu Titans

19’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(16-7): Rahul Chaudhari is caught by an alert U Mumba defence! Nilesh Salunke comes back empty handed in Titans subsequent raid! Suresu Kumar gets a touch point following a do-or-die raid! K Prapanjan is also caught by his former team mates!

ALL OUT!! 17’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(13-7): Anup Kumar gets a touch point and completes their 1st all out on the Titans and take the lead for the first time in the match!

17’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(9-7): Suresu Kumar with an amazing raid, scores 2 touch points in a closely contested match! Great raid! Rakesh Kumar with a brilliant tackle to reduce the Titans to just a man!

15’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(7-7): Rishank Devadiga is well blocked by the Titans defence! Rakesh Kumar uses his experience to slow down the game and comes back empty handed! Rahul Chaudhari is also dashed out of the mat! Scores are level!

12’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(6-6): Sandeep Narwal goes in for the raid, but comes back empty handed! Rishank too comes back empty handed! Nilesh Salunke is caught by an alert Mumba defense, Surjeet with an ankle hold to level the scores in the first half here!

9’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(5-6): Suresu Kumar is caught by an alert Telugu defence! It is going to be a tough match for the home side! A brilliant tackle from the U Mumba skipper on Rahul Chaudhari to complete a Super Tackle! He even makes it better with a touch point in the subsequent raid! Game on!

6’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(2-5): Nilesh Salunke does brilliantly to score a touch point and get Rishank Devadiga out! Anup Kumar gets a touch point with an amazing toe touch! Rahul Chaudhari gets a touch point to increase their lead to 3 points!

3’ U Mumba vs Telugu Titans(0-3): Anup Kumar starts the proceeding of the match, comes back empty handed! Rahul Chaudhari returns the favour with an empty raid of his own! Rishank Devadiga is caught by an alert Telugu defence following a do-or-die and Titans draw first blood here! Rahul Chaudhari with an amazing raid, gets 2 touch points following a do-or-die raid! 

Live action starts in 5 minutes, the players are out on the mat! Almost time for LePanga!

Good evening everyone...

Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the second match of tonight’s double header between hosts U Mumba and Telugu Titans at the DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai in the ongoing Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League season 4. 

Hosts U Mumba leaped over to the 4th spot in the final standings with a win over their arch rivals Puneri Paltan yesterday and would be looking to cement their place in the top 4 for their record 4th semi-final appearance. Their star raider and leader Anup Kumar was seen in his old avatar as he gathered a whopping total of 11 points(9 raid points and 2 tackle points) against the Paltans to secure U Mumba’s perfect home record(12 wins, 1 draw,) in the PKL history. 

But they face a difficult opponent in Rahul Chaudhari led Telugu Titans side who got the better of the Mumbai-based franchise’ in their last encounter played at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad. Nilesh Salunke and Rahul Chaudhari both starred for the Titans, gathering a mammoth total of 8 raid points each to down the Mumba’s 35-30 in a closely contested contest. The Titans currently sit in 2nd place in the final standings with a chance to claim top spot with a win against the season 2 champions tonight!

The two sides have met each other on 7 occasions, with both the powerhouses winning the contest on 3 occasions while drawing one. 

Players to watch out for:

U Mumba: Rakesh Kumar, Anup Kumar

Telugu Titans: Rahul Chaudhari, Nilesh Salunke

Head to Head

Played – 7, U Mumba – 3, Telugu Titans – 3, Draw – 1

Last Match

U Mumba – Won 34-31 against Puneri Paltan, Match 43

Telugu Titans – Won 36-28 against Dabang Delhi, Match 41

Game Plan

U Mumba –  Anup Kumar and Rishank Devadiga will be up against Sandeep Dhull, Sandeep Narwal and Jasmer Singh as both are right side raiders. They should switch to Plan 'B' of chasing Sandeep Narwal that means Sandeep Narwal often plays at the right corner position, so approach him with left raiders Rakesh Kumar and Suresu Kumar.

Telugu Titans – Titans chief destructor Rahul Chaudhari can raid from both sides of the mat. Anup Kumar was playing as a left corner yesterday against Puneri Paltan and if he does the same tonight then despite the fact that Mumba's right cover Surjeet is in good form, Rahul should raid from the right side and try to keep Anup away from the game.

U Mumba - Telugu Titans
A still from Telugu Titans taking on U Mumba in the early stages of season 4
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