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Haryana Steelers Vs U Mumba 04 January 2022

Haryana Steelers
24-24
U Mumba
Match Draw
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this Pro Kabaddi contest! Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the second game of the night as 'Record-Breaker' Pardeep Narwal's UP Yoddha take on the Tamil Thalaivas! Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, signing off! Stay home, stay safe!
FULL TIME!

Haryana Steelers 24-24 U Mumba

Ladies and gentlemen, we have yet another PKL 2021 tie on our hands! Oh what a rollercoaster of a contest this has been! The game has ebbed and flowed, with both sides having a fair shot at sealing the game. The second half started with the Mumbai outfit making a comeback and inflicting an all-out on the Steelers to assume the lead. 

However, some clever raiding from the Steelers coupled with some unnecessary errors from the Mumba defence levelled the score. Too many false attempts towards the end by Rinku, Mohsen and Fazel has costed U Mumba the game. As for the Steelers, plenty of errors in the defence in the second half has been the trend for them and tonight was no different. Both sides looked equally balanced and hungry to win this fixture and in the end, they have to settle for a tie. 
40' With just 27 seconds on the clock, Abhishek Singh tries his best to get a point. However, being the lone man on the mat for U Mumba, he cannot risk being tackled. After a few attempts at a point, he is content with making his way back and settling for a tie!

Haryana Steelers 24-24 U Mumba
40' Oh Fazel! What have you done? Attempts a tackle on Kandola, who is running towards him. An unnecessary attempt and the lead has been wiped. 
39' Mohsen goes for a double ankle hold but Kandola comfortably makes his way back to his half. 
39' Brilliant stuff from Mohsen as the advancing Surender Nada is sent back to the bench by the raider. 
39' Kandola uses the kick to good effect as the crouching Ashish Sangwan is unable to do anything.

Haryana Steelers 22-23 U Mumba
39' Mohsen takes a bonus point under Surender Nada's nose. An important point for U Mumba that. 
38' Vinay gets a running hand touch on V Ajith Kumar and U Mumba's lead is reduced to just a solitary point now.

Haryana Steelers 21-22 U Mumba
36' Ajinkya Kapre gets a bonus point in front of Surender Nada and is dashed out by the cover defender.

Nada has been awarded a green card for arguing with the official before the decision is given.

Haryana Steelers review! 
A clean bonus point taken by Kapre and the lead continues to be at 2 points.

Haryana Steelers 20-22 U Mumba
TIMEOUT!
36' Rinku goes in for another unnecessary ankle hold on the raider. Rohit struggles and escapes the hold and jogs back to his half. Fazel is livid with his right corner teammate.

Haryana Steelers 19-21 U Mumba
35' Mohsen's double ankle hold from the right in takes the raider by surprise. Quick assistance from Fazel and they complete the tackle.

Haryana Steelers 18-21 U Mumba
34' Ajinkya Kapre sneaks in a bonus point under Surender Nada's nose. 
34' A weak ankle hold from Rinku along with late support from Harendra is not fruitful as Rohit Gulia crosses the mid-line. 
32' ALL OUT! The defence grants the bonus to Rajesh Narwal. Fazel comes in with a chain and traps him. The attempted dubki is not successful as he is pinned down.

Haryana Steelers 16-19 U Mumba
30' Do-or-die for U Mumba and Mohit from the right corner is a tad late in the advance dash. Ajith turns, uses the lobby to escape and reduces the Steelers to a single point. 
TIMEOUT!
30' Do-or-die raid for the Steelers and it is Vinay who comes in for it. Relies on the bonus point and it has been granted as well.

However, U Mumba review it!

The review is successful as he was cutting the line. One point awarded to U Mumba as it was a do-or-die raid.

Haryana Steelers 15-15 U Mumba
28' Ajinkya Kapre is substituted in and makes an impact straightaway. Runs towards the corner but a surprise back kick on Rohit Gulia fetches him a point.

Haryana Steelers 15-14 U Mumba
27' Do-or-die raid for the Steelers and the Sultan prevails yet again. Runs around and blocks him. Support from the rest of the defence pins him on the mat.

Haryana Steelers 15-13 U Mumba
26' Surender Nada gets another tackle point as he runs around and gets a double thigh hold on Ajith Kumar, negating his attempt at the jump. 
24' Do-or-die for the Steelers now and it is the combination of the corners that is too hot to handle. Meetu is blindsided and that is all they need. Rinku executes the ankle hold and support from the Sultan sends the raider packing. 
23' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Abhishek Singh makes the same mistake again! Shows his back to Nada yet again, who comfortably bulldozes him out of the way.

Haryana Steelers 14-11 U Mumba
22' Another bonus point from Rohit Gulia as he gets one under Rinku's nose. U Mumba might regret this.
21' The right corner attempts an advance block but Abhishek Singh is quick to escape and uses his momentum towards the mat to get to his half.

Haryana Steelers 12-11 U Mumba
HALF TIME!

Haryana Steelers 12-10 U Mumba

It has not been a high-scoring encounter thus far but boy, have we not seen some scintillating action. The defence is playing an important role in this contest as both sides have an equal number of defence points as their respective raid points (6 and 5 respectively). 

The raiders seem to be pretty circumspect in their approach as both defence-heavy sides have played to their strength. Rohit Gulia, with his adept bonus points, has certainly played a crucial role in putting the Steelers in the lead. U Mumba will hope that Abhishek Singh and V Ajith Kumar better their performances in the second half while the defence carries on the good work. 

We are in for an edge-of-the-seat thriller! Who will emerge on top? Stick around to find out as we will be back with the second half in just a few minutes!
20' The Sultan runs around with a chain and executes a block on his counterpart Vikash Kandola.

U Mumba 10-12 Haryana Steelers
19' Jaideep finally gets in on the action! A double thigh hold from Jaideep takes Ajith by surprise. 
18' Do-or-die raid and Mumba use their third raider for it. Mohsen comes in and has to go back as a strong thigh hold from Ravi sends Mohsen to the bench.

U Mumba 9-11 Haryana Steelers
16' Do-or-die raid for the Steelers and Meetu has been entrusted with the responsibility by the skipper. The defence waits following which Rinku runs around and tackles the young raider.

U Mumba 9-10 Haryana Steelers
15' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Abhishek Singh has been sent in. Far too late and he shows Nada his back. The veteran defender runs around and executes a back hold.

U Mumba 8-10 Haryana Steelers
14' Rohit Gulia pauses for a moment on the mat and the Sultan pounces. Runs around and blocks him. Support from Mohsen allows Mumba to complete the tackle. 
13' V Ajith Kumar has his back turned towards the right corner defender as he attempts a running hand touch on Nada. The right corner defence comfortably dashes him out.

U Mumba 7-9 Haryana Steelers
12' Rohit Gulia gets a bonus point and Harendra Kumar comes in for the dash. Rohit just about manages to get his hand over the mid-line just before being thrown out of bounds. 
11' The left in defender goes for an ankle hold but Abhishek Singh drags himself towards the mid-line. Vikash Kandola too came in but too late as Abhishek Singh gets a couple of points.

U Mumba 7-6 Haryana Steelers
10' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Ajith Kumar runs out of options. Goes far too deep for the touch and a double ankle hold from Mohit immobilises the raider.

U Mumba 5-6 Haryana Steelers
9' Rohit Gulia unsettles the defence and picks up a bonus point ahead of the right corner. 
7' A do-or-die raid for the Steelers and it is Meetu who comes in for it. A double thigh hold from Sangwan is all that they need as the rest of the defence pins him down.

U Mumba 5-4 Haryana Steelers
7' A powerful block from Mohit as Abhishek Singh goes far too deep. Nada draws him in and allows his corner partner to come around and block him well. 
5' Ravi from right corner is a tad too late on the dash and Abhishek Singh's outstretched hand comfortably crosses the mid-line.

U Mumba 4-3 Haryana Steelers
5' Kandola looks to dash Ajith Kumar but the raider is alert. Turns and makes his way back to his half.

U Mumba 3-3 Haryana Steelers
4' Vikash Kandola gets a bonus point under the nose of the right in defender. 
3' An error from Harendra as he commits himself but looks to pull out of the dash at the last moment. An easy touch point for Vikash

U Mumba 2-2 Haryana Steelers
2' V Ajith Kumar stretches his left hand and gets the faintest of touches on the formidable Jaideep.

U Mumba 2-1 Haryana Steelers
2' After some pondering, the officials award the bonus point to Meetu, who snares it under the right in defender. 
1' Rinku kicks off proceedings in grand style! Rohit Gulia has his back turned towards Rinku, who executes a back hold.

U Mumba 1-0 Haryana Steelers
Toss Update:

U Mumba won the toss and chose court. The Steelers will raid first. 
We are just moments away from the start of the game! Which side will prevail? Stay tuned to find out!
Teams:

Haryana Steelers:
Vikash Kandola (c), Ravi Kumar. Jaideep, Meetu Sharma, Rohit Gulia, Mohit, Surender Nada.
Substitutes: Vinay, Akshay, Mohammad Mahalli Esmaeil, Rajesh Narwal, Shrikant Tewthia.

U Mumba: Abhishek Singh, Ashish Sangwan, Harendra Kumar, Mohsen Maghsoudlou, V Ajiith Kumar, Rinku, Fazel Atrachali (c). 
Substitutes: Rahul Sethpal, Ajinkya Kapre, Sunil Siddhgavali, Shivam Anil, Prince. 
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Right then, the Haryana Steelers have not had the best of starts to their campaign thus far. They have managed to secure just two wins from the five encounters that they have been a part of. Apart from the game against the Bengaluru Bulls, the Steelers have narrowly missed out on a win, losing by just a couple of points on both other occasions. The Steelers will look to hold their nerve and get over the line as they face-off against another defence-heavy outfit in U Mumba. 

None of the Steelers raiders feature in the top ten raiders this season but their defence has made up for it, with Surender Nada and Jaideep in red-hot form. The duo will be crucial against the Mumbai side, who has some agile but largely young raiders who have arguably crumbled under pressure this season. Vikash Kandola and Meetu will handle the raiding responsibilities and will look to put in an impactful performance. 

U Mumba will look to get back to winning ways after a tied encounter against the U.P. Yoddha. They stand fourth in the points table with two wins, two ties and a loss to their name. The Mumbai franchise's defence was formidable in the last encounter and put up a brilliant show, which will need to be repeated, if not bettered, against the Steelers. Fazel Atrachali has been rusty so far and fans will be hoping to see the Sultan back in all his might. Abhishek Singh has blown hot and cold this season but on the other hand, after a few quiet first encounters, V Ajith Kumar has emerged as the new star in the raiding department for U Mumba. He holds the key as Mumbai look to break into the top two. 
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021. The Haryana Steelers will take on season 2 champions U Mumba in Match 32 of the tournament at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. With the Steelers looking to rise in their rankings while the Mumbai outfit looks to consolidate their position in the top six, we are in for a cracker of a contest. So 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
Tue, 04/Jan/2022 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Haryana Steelers vs U Mumba
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021