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Pro Kabaddi 2021 Highlights, Match 21 - U Mumba ride on raiders' brilliance to secure a big win against the Pink Panthers

Jaipur Pink Panthers
28-37
U Mumba
U MUMBA won the match
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Right then, that is all that we have for you from this contest of the Pro Kabaddi League! Switch tabs and catch all the live action from the second encounter of the day as the Haryana Steelers look to contain 'Hi-Flyer' Pawan Sehrawat's Bengaluru Bulls. Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, bidding you adieu! Stay home and stay safe!
FULL TIME!

U Mumba 37-28 Jaipur Pink Panthers

U Mumba have gotten back to winning ways and how! An emphatic win over their arch-rivals and Mumbai will cherish this win. It all started in the first half when U Mumba got a massive lead, following which the Pink Panthers were never in the game. Consistency from the raiders ensured that the Mumbai outfit maintained their lead till the final whistle. 

The Pink Panthers put in a better showing in the defence department in the second half but were overshadowed by the Mumbai raiders' brilliance. Plenty of unsuccessful tackles as the defenders were unable to time their blocks and dashes to perfection. The raiding department was under-par as well, with Arjun Deshwal being the sole contributor, snaring 14 points. Deepak Hooda was out of form while none of the other raiders really got going. 

As for U Mumba, it was the raiders who stole the show. Abhishek Singh returned to form as he picked up his second Super 10 of the season while V Ajith Kumar continued his purple patch, garnering 11 points. The defence was on point today, with Rinku, Fazel and Harendra Kumar showing their class when it mattered the most. They break into the top half of the table once again and will be looking to carry on their winning momentum in their next fixture. 
40' Last raid of the game and the Jaipur defence plays a high-line to prevent Ajith Kumar from taking the baulk line as well. However a running hand touch on the cover defender ensures that U Mumba comfortably seal the contest!
40' The raider picks up a couple of points and the difference is down to 8 points now. 
40' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Abhishek Singh comes in for it. The left corner defender steps out of bounds. Abhishek Singh is greedy and looks to go for the all out but a double thigh hold from the right corner immobilises him.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 26-36 U Mumba
39' The raider ventures far too deep and loses his footing for just a second which is enough for Harendra Kumar in the left corner to execute the ankle hold.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 24-35 U Mumba
38' Fazel goes for a very advance tackle and the raider is alert as he quickly escapes to his half.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 24-34 U Mumba
38' SUPER TACKLE! An iron-strong ankle hold from the right corner along with support from the left corner helps the Pink Panthers pick up a couple of points. 
37' A surprise double thigh-hold from Harendra Kumar and Deepak Hooda is unable to escape as the rest of the defence pounces on him.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 21-34 U Mumba
36' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Abhishek Singh does well to use 25 seconds. However, a hurried back hold attempt from the left corner gives Abishek Singh a point which helps him complete his Super 10 as well! 
TIMEOUT!
34' Do-or-die raid for the Pink Panthers and it is Arjun Deshwal who comes in for it. He escapes the block from the cover but the dash from the right corner chain is too strong for the raider.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 21-32 U Mumba
U Mumba slowing the game down now with empty raids. 
33' V Ajith Kumar is tackled as the right corner comes around, blocks him and wrestles him to turn him while holding his waist. The lead is down to 10 points again. 
31' The raider is tackled as Rinku in the right corner uses the thigh hold to perfection!

Jaipur Pink Panthers 20-31 U Mumba
TIMEOUT!
31' The left corner pounces as he goes for the double ankle hold. The right corner chain comes around and pins the raider on the mat.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 20-30 U Mumba
30' Arjun Deshwal picks up a bonus point and Sunil is a tad late in the dash. Arjun is mid-are as he plants his hand over the mid-line. 
29' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba. Abhishek Singh penetrates the defence, goes deep and takes a touch point on Nitin Raval on the left corner. The right corner chain should have come around.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 17-30 U Mumba
28' OH SULTAN! The strength and the brute power! A double thigh hold on Deepak Hooda and pulls him towards himself. A solo tackle if there ever was one.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 17-29 U Mumba
28' Deepak Hooda picks up a quick bonus point. He is nimble and agile today and has started to pick up the points today. 

Jaipur Pink Panthers 17-28 U Mumba
26' A couple of points for V Ajith Kumar as he escapes the block and ankle hold and makes his way to the mid-line.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 16-28 U Mumba
26' The left cover hurriedly goes for the block. Deepak turns and escapes to his half. 
24' Do-or-die raid for U Mumba and Abhishek Singh gets a running hand touch on the cover defender.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 15-26 U Mumba
23' Arjun Deshwal gets another running hand touch on the right cover defender. Mohsen was manning that position this time around. 
23' Arjun Deshwal gets the running hand touch on Sunil. Sunil has committed a lot of mistakes in this game. Will he be substituted?

Jaipur Pink Panthers 14-25 U Mumba
21' The defence grants the bonus to Hooda. A double thigh hold from Rinku along with support from the Sultan pins Hooda down. Second ALL OUT for the Pink Panthers!

Jaipur Pink Panthers 13-25 U Mumba
21' The right corner goes for a very advance block but Abhishek Singh is alert and goes back to his half. Just Hooda left for the Pink Panthers now. 
Welcome back for the second half!
HALF TIME!

Jaipur Pink Panthers 12-21 U Mumba

Jaipur Pink Panthers have lost the plot after keeping it tight for the first few minutes in this half. The Pink Panthers squandered a 2-point lead and allowed U Mumba to make a comeback in the contest and what a grand one it has been! The main issue for the Pink Panthers has been the lack of support to Arjun Deshwal in the raiding department while the defence too hasn't really fired tonight. 

As for U Mumba, V Ajith Kumar continued his purple patch and has picked up 8 points in the first half itself. Abhishek Singh has turned into his deputy and chipped in with 6 points. The defence looks much more confident in this game for the Mumbai outfit and the scoreline reflects how well they have executed their plans thus far. 

Right then, going into the half-time with a 9-point lead, U Mumba will certainly be the happier of the two sides. However, one can expect the Pink Panthers to make a comeback considering the calibre of players that they possess. Will U Mumba retain their lead or will the Pink Panthers make a comeback for the ages and get the better of their arch rivals? Stay tuned to find out!
20' Excellent raid from Abhishek Singh! Jumps over the right corner's attempted double thigh hold. Gets another point on his way through to his half. 
20' Ajith Kumar goes deep and uses the toe-touch to perfection. The right corner has to depart.

U Mumba 19-12 Jaipur Pink Panthers
19' The raider picks up a bonus point. Will that signify the comeback for the Pink Panthers?
19' Excellent defence from the Panthers as a double ankle hold from Vishal prevents Abhishek Singh from making his way back to the mid-line. 
18' A do-or-die raid for the Panthers and the Mohsen at right in executes the ankle hold to perfection. Support from the rest of the defence sends Deshwal back to the bench.

U Mumba 18-10 Jaipur Pink Panthers
18' Abhishek Singh entices the left corner into going for an ankle hold. A tentative one and another easy point for Singh. 
Green card to Fazel for shouting during the raid. 
16' An error from the cover defender as he tires an advance tackle. Abhishek turns, falls and puts his hand over the mid-line.

U Mumba 16-9 Jaipur Pink Panthers
Substitution for Pink Panthers as Sandeep goes out and Cheralathan comes in! 
15' Ajith Kumar picks up a bonus point and continues to keep U Mumba in the lead.

U Mumba 15-9 Jaipur Pink Panthers
15' Two points for Deshwal as he escapes Fazel's ankle hold and gets a touch point on the cover defender as well 
14' Ajith Kumar picks up a hand touch on the right corner defender.

U Mumba 14-7 Jaipur Pink Panthers
14' The Sultan runs around just as Deepak Hooda is distracted for a second. Rinku goes for the ankle hold and completes the tackle. 
13' Abhishek Singh corners both defenders. The left corner goes out of bounds and Singh cleans up the last defender. The Pink Panthers are ALL OUT!

U Mumba 12-7 Jaipur Pink Panthers
12' The defence stands back and allows Hooda to take a bonus point. 
12' Ajith Kumar comes back and has picked up Nitin Rawal in left corner. Pink Panthers down to two players now.

U Mumba 8-6 Jaipur Pink Panthers
Substitution for U Mumba as Ajith Kumar makes his way back to the mat after getting a bandage on his finger. 
10' Arjun Deshwal picks up a bonus point in front of Fazel

U Mumba 7-6 Jaipur Pink Panthers
Ajith Kumar is writhing in pain after that raid. He has been substituted
9' SUPER RAID! Ajith Kumar has turned the tables yet again! Escapes the double thigh hold from the right cover. Takes two touch points on the way as well.

U Mumba 7-5 Jaipur Pink Panthers
7' One point granted to each side as Deepak Niwas Hooda is tackled but Fazel has gone out of bounds while executing the dash. U Mumba review for the same. The review is unsuccessful as the Sultan's foot had indeed slid out of the lobby.

U Mumba 4-5 Jaipur Pink Panthers
7' Ajith Kumar takes a quick bonus point.

U Mumba 3-4 Jaipur Pink Panthers
7' Do-or-die for Jaipur now and Deshwal takes a bonus and also a point as the cover defender's weak dash does not hamper his momentum towards the mid-line. 
6' The left corner is a tad hasty and Mohsen does not let that slip. Executes a toe-touch on the defender. 
4' Do-or-die for U Mumba now and an iron-strong block from the right corner defender immobilises Abhishek Singh. Singh tried to push him through towards the mid-line but he was as strong as ever. 
3' Do-or-die raid for the Panthers and Arjun Deshwal shoulders responsibility. He repays the skipper's trust as he gets a running hand touch on the right cover defender

U Mumba 1-1 Jaipur Pink Panthers
1' Abhishek Singh opens U Mumba's open with a bonus point in front of the right corner
Toss Update:

U Mumba have won the toss and chosen the side
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On the other side, U Mumba started their season with a big win against the Bengaluru Bulls but have not been able to record a win in the PKL after that game. They played a tie against Tamil Thalaivas and suffered a defeat against Dabang Delhi KC. Fazel Atrachali's men will be look to getting back to winning ways tonight. 
Jaipur Pink Panthers started their campaign with a defeat against the Gujarat Giants, but the inaugural champions bounced back in style with close wins over UP Yoddha and Haryana Steelers. The Deepak Hooda-led outfit will be keen to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Pro Kabaddi League tonight. 
The two teams contested the first-ever Pro Kabaddi League match on July 26, 2014 in Mumbai. They also participated in the first-ever Pro Kabaddi League final on August 31,2014, and on December 30, 2021, they will cross paths for the first time behind closed doors. 
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of match number 21 of Pro Kabaddi 2021 between Jaipur Pink Panthers and U Mumba. A new chapter will be written in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League's oldest rivalry tonight in Bengaluru. 
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Match Start Time
Thu, 30/Dec/2021 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata
Match
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U Mumba
Round
Pro Kabaddi League Round 2021
Group
League
Season
Pro Kabaddi 2021