Dabang Delhi showed great composure to clinch a 36-30 win against U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi League(PKL) Season 8’s Rivalry Week.
The match was a cagey affair right from the beginning with both teams ensuring the opposite raiders didn’t breathe easy. Delhi took an early lead and reduced Mumbai to two men on the mat by the 10th minute.
But two Super Tackles from U Mumbai brought them back into the game. The first half ended 12-12 but more importantly, Delhi had just two men on the mat.
U Mumba inflicted an ALL OUT in the second minute on resumption to open a two-point lead but the teams kept challenging each other on every raid. Mumbai only had a one-point advantage at the first Time Out in the 10th minute with the match evenly poised.
The scores were tied going into the final five minutes of the game when an ankle-hold on Ajith Kumar by Sandeep Narwal made it a two-point lead for Delhi. Neeraj Narwal then produced a two-point raid with a wonderful dubki, which eventually led to an all-out in the last minute and a five-point lead for Delhi, helping them win the game by a 6 point margin.
Raiders: Abhishek Singh, U Mumba, 8 points; Ashu Malik, Dabang Delhi, 8 points
All-rounder: Vijay, Daband Delhi, 12 points