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Pro Kabaddi League 2022 Live Score, Gujarat Giants vs U Mumba - PKL 8 Updates & Commentary

Gujarat Fortune Giants
36-33
U Mumba
GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi League contest. Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the third and final game of the tournament as the Patna Pirates take on the Haryana Steelers. Until the playoffs then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, singing off! Stay home, stay safe!
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Gujarat Giants 36-33 U Mumba

A narrow 3-point win for the Giants and they cement a spot in the playoffs with that! With just one game remaining in the season, Puneri Paltan's fate will depend on the final match while courtesy of this result, the Jaipur Pink Panthers have been knocked out. U Mumba cannot finish off their campaign on a high and the Giants, led by Rakesh HS' brilliant Super 10, have not only sealed this game but also a spot in the playoffs. Ajith Kumar too put in a Super 10 but his went in vain as the U Mumba outfit was found to be lacking. 
40' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Mahendra Rajput runs down the clock before a powerful thigh hold from Harendra Kumar combined with support from Fazel brings down the lanky raider. 
40' Ajinkya Kapre gets a point on Parvesh Bhainswal. The bonus has not been awarded and U Mumba review for it. The leading foot is cutting the bonus line. Review unsuccessful!
40' Ajith Kumar steps out of bounds without a touch but the Giants defenders are alert enough not to follow him into the mid-line. 
39' Shivam ends up venturing too deep and Girish Ernak, from the centre position, has plenty of time to dash him out. 

U Mumba review as they believe it is one point apiece. Girish has indeed gone out of bounds as well. Review successful. One point to each side.

Gujarat Giants 35-31 U Mumba
39' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Rakesh HS perishes as the right corner puts in an ankle hold following which Fazel puts in a powerful back hold.

Gujarat Giants 34-30 U Mumba
38' Substitute raider Ajinkya Kapre picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender.

However, the Giants review! As clear a bonus as any and Ajinkya has indeed picked one up. Review unsuccessful!
36' Ajith Kumar shoves aside the dashing Girish Ernak but Mahendra Rajput slams into him to pin him down.

Gujarat Giants 34-28 U Mumba
36' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Pardeep Kumar succumbs as Rahul Sethpal puts in a double ankle hold. 
TIMEOUT!
35' Ajith Kumar gets a running hand touch on Parvesh Bhainswal and sends back the veteran defender. 
33' A diving thigh hold from Girish Ernak completely immobilises Shivam Anil.

Gujarat Giants 33-26 U Mumba
33' MGR gets a kick on Rahul Sethpal and gets another point on Harendra Kumar as well, who has come for the dash. 
32' ALL OUT! Ajith Kumar jumps and escapes Soleiman's double thigh hold attempt and gets another point on the assisting Hadi as well.

Gujarat Giants 30-26 U Mumba
31' Rakesh HS is granted the bonus point as the defense hangs back. 
TIMEOUT!
30' Shivam escapes the left corner's double ankle hold and gets another point on the assisting Sunil Kumar as well. Parvesh-Sunil duo back on the bench and the giants are down to two men.

Gujarat Giants 29-22 U Mumba
30' Girish Ernak puts in a solid thigh hold which completely lifts Mahendra Rajput up from the ground. 
29' Ajith Kumar turns and escapes Girish Ernak's attempted block. Gets another touch on the left-in defender as well while making his way back to the mid-line.

Gujarat Giants 29-19 U Mumba
28' Abhishek Singh is tackled as the right-in defender puts in a surprise double ankle hold. 
28' Rinku attempts a tackle on MGR but the raider is just too tall to be tackled anywhere in front of the mid-line. 
27' Hadi puts in a weak ankle hold from Ajith Kumar writhes his foot free and escapes.

Gujarat Giants 27-17 U Mumba
27' Rakesh HS gets a touch on Shivam Anil to send back to the raider. 
26' Girish Ernak runs across and puts in a back hold on Abhishek Singh. The rest of the defense takes care of the legs. 
25' Abhishek Singh comes in for a do-or-die raid and instantly gets a running hand touch on the right corner defender. Uses the lobby to escape.

Gujarat Giants 25-16 U Mumba
34' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Pardeep Kumar perishes! A diving double ankle hold from Fazel Atrachali tackles the raider. 
22' Shivam is tackled as the cover defenders combine to pin down the raider.

Gujarat Giants 25-14 U Mumba
22' Rinku catches MGR blindsided and puts in a back hold but the lanky raider escapes and crosses the mid-line. 
21' ALL OUT! With just one man on the court, it is a surrender raid for the Giants raider.

Gujarat Giants 23-14 U Mumba
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Gujarat Giants 20-14 U Mumba

A one-man show from Rakesh S and he is keeping Gujarat's hopes alive in this tournament. Ajay Kumar has had a poor outing so far and has been substituted out in favour of Pardeep Kumar while the defense has been decent enough. As for U Mumba, Shivam Anil and Ajith Kumar have done the bulk of the scoring and will need to continue raking in the points if they are to finish their season on a high. Will Gujarat qualify with a win or will U Mumba play spoilsports? Stick around to find out!
20' Rakesh S executes a kick on the left corner defender and Mumba are down to one man again. 
20' Ajith Kumar is granted the bonus after which he turns and escapes Ernak's block.

U Mumba 14-19 Gujarat Giants
20' Rakesh S escapes Harendra's attempted frontal hold and reduces U Mumba down to one man. 
19' Ajith Kumar picks up a bonus point in front of the left corner defender. 
19' Rakesh S powers through the right corner chain's dash and uses the lobby to good effect to escape. 
18' Abhishek Singh looks to run around the right corner chain's block but the second line of defense is ready to complete the tackle. .
17' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Rakesh S comes in for it. Jumps over Rahul Sethpal's attempted double thigh hold and gets another point on Fazel as well, who had come for assistance.

U Mumba 11-15 Gujarat Giants
16' Parvesh Bhainswal loses balance and steps out of bounds as Abhishek Singh ventures deep. 
16' Shivam Anil bulldozes through Sunil Kumar's attempted dash and makes his way to the mid-line. 
14' Fazel Atrachali goes for an advance thigh hold on Ajay Kumar which immobilises the raider. 
14' Parvesh Bhainswal from the right-in position puts in a surprise double ankle hold, which pins down the raider.

U Mumba 8-13 Gujarat Giants
13' Rakesh S attempts a bonus point under the nose of Fazel Atrachali. However, the bonus has been revoked. Gujarat will not review. 
12' Shivam Anil puts in a dubki through the right corner's chain and makes his way to the mid-line. A couple of points awarded.
11' Do-or-die raid for the Giants and Mahendra Rajput strikes as he gets a kick on Abhishek Singh on the left-in position.

U Mumba 6-12 Gujarat Giants
10' Ajith Kumar gets a kick on Hadi but the Iranian launches himself at the raider's ankles to pin him down. 
8' Ajay Kumar runs straight into the thigh hold of Rahul Sethpal which completely immobilises the raider.

U Mumba 6-10 Gujarat Giants
8' V Ajith Kumar picks up a running hand touch on Parvesh Bhainswal. 
7' ALL OUT! Shivam Anil puts in an ankle hold on Rakesh S but does not get a grip. Goes past Rahul Sethpal and crosses the mid-line to inflict an all-out on U Mumba.

U Mumba 4-10 Gujarat Giants
6' Shivam Anil is allowed the bonus point and a quick running hand touch on Hadi prevents the all-out.

U Mumba 4-6 Gujarat Giants
6' Rakesh S gets a running hand touch on Rinku. U Mumba down to one man now and are staring at an all-out! 
5' Shivam Anil is granted the bonus point as the Gujarat defense hangs back. 
5' Rakesh S executes a kick on Harendra Kumar in the left corner and reduces U Mumba down to two men. 
4' Ajith Kumar runs straight into the left corner chain's block and is completely immobilised.

U Mumba 1-4 Gujarat Giants
3' Mahendra Rajput executes a side kick on Abhishek Singh in the left-in and picks up an important point. 
2' Ajith Kumar picks up a bonus point in front of the right corner defender.

U Mumba 1-2 Gujarat Giants
1' Rahul Seth pal puts in an ankle hold and Fazel comes for assistance as well. However, Ajay uses his height to cross the mid-line with his outstretched hand. 
Toss:

Gujarat Giants have won the toss and chosen court. U Mumba to raid first. 
Teams:

Gujarat Giants:
Ajay Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rakesh S, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Hadi Oshtorak, Girish Maruti Ernak. 
Substitutes: Rakesh Narwal, Davinder Singh, Soleiman Pahlevani, Maninder Singh, Pardeep Kumar. 

U Mumba: Abhishek Singh, Rahul Sethpal, Harendra Kumar, V Ajith Kumar, Shivam Anil, Rinku, Fazel Atrachali (c). 
Substitutes: Kamlesh, Sunil Siddhagavali, Prathap S, Baljinder Singh, Ajinkya Kapre. 
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Right then, this is another do-or-die match for the Gujarat Giants after they emerged victorious yesterday against the Tamil Thalaivas. The Giants' fate in this tournament depends upon this encounter and a win is certain to take them through to the playoffs. The Giants' defense was on top-form last night and they will be hoping to replicate their performance tonight as well. The raiding department was led by Mahendra Ganesh Rajput and supported well by Pardeep Kumar. The Giants are a settled side and expect them to come out all guns blazing in this must-win encounter. 

U Mumba, on the other hand, will not back down and will surely put up a fight to end the season on a high. The Mumbai outfit was recently knocked out of the race for the playoffs after they lost their previous encounter against U.P. Yoddha. Nonetheless, they have a great side which has just lost momentum towards the end of the tournament, resulting in their current standing in the points table. With nothing to lose, expect U Mumba to play an aggressive brand of kabaddi and perhaps also give a chance to some of the youngsters and new players in the squad. 
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the penultimate match of the league stage of the Pro Kabaddi League, 2022 which will pit the Gujarat Giants up against U Mumba at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield. We are in for a cracker of a contest and all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy as I, Maanas Upadhyay, take you through all that unfolds over the course of this contest!
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Sat, 19/Feb/2022 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs U Mumba
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021