U Mumba inch closer to top four after a big win




Jaipur, February 23: Defending champions U Mumba gave their rivals Bengal Warriors lessons in master class before beating them 30-17 in what was virtually a no contest after the winners got them all-out as early as in the seventh minute. They established a 17-6 lead at half-time which appeared huge because till then Bengal Warriors had just managed to score two points each in defence and attack. The other two were courtesy U Mumba as Rakesh Kumar and Rishank Devadiga stepped out of court.

Bengal Warriors captain Nilesh Shinde shows his defensive prowess as he grabs hold of Rakesh Kumar by the ankle to pull him back and prevent him from getting to the midline

Bengal Warriors captain Nilesh Shinde shows his defensive prowess as he grabs hold of Rakesh Kumar by the ankle to pull him back and prevent him from getting to the midline

Bengal Warriors suffered as Jang Kun Lee their main hit man who had literally tormented Jaipur Pink Panthers just yesterday was absolutely clueless in this match of the Season 3 Star Sports Pro Kabaddi in the absence of raiders Nitin Tomar and the off-colour Mahesh Goud.

U Mumba was strong both in defence and attack and the cutting edge this time came from their attack which initially destroyed the rival defence. And when their defence came up with unbelievable tackles, especially from the left-corner Fazel Atrachali who had a cent per cent success record of six out of six tackles, the Kolkatans fate was sealed. This was their sixth straight loss to U Mumba in the history of the league.

The win for U Mumba however doesn’t alter the position of the champions. They trail second placed Bengal Warriors who have 37 points in 11 matches by two points. Both the teams have a chance to make the cut. Bengal Warriors have three matches in hand and U Mumba have as many as five.

U Mumba was more ruthless in the latter half, although their rivals scored more than what they had done earlier. The second all-out was inflicted in the 26th minute for a score of 24-9 in the winners’ favour. Jang Kun Lee was kept out of court till the 23rd minute after his exit in the 11th minute and that hurt the Kolkatans further. To add to Bengal Warriors mounting problems was the failure of Vineet Sharma who had an opportunity, to make an impact. Only Umesh Mhatre showed a semblance of a fight but he didn’t have the skills and stealth of Nitin Tomar the lead raider who is nursing an injury. He should be hopefully fit for the tough challenges ahead which would help his team make the cut for the first time ever.

Tags: , , , , ,

Author:

Aspiring Media Enthusiast, Cricket Tragic, Football Fanatic, Avid Reader, Amateur Photographer & Wannabe Sports Writer.

Cricket

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 17th, 2017

The two cricket giants of Asia; India and Pakistan will lock horns against each other at the epic ICC Champions Trophy finale match at the Oval on Sunday. India ..

Football

FC Pune City wins Under-19 IFA Shield in its debut season

FC Pune City wins Under-19 IFA Shield in its debut season

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 13th, 2017

The Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Hrithik Roshan co-owned Indian Super League team FC Pune City’s U-19 team wonthe prestigious 121st U-19 IFA Shield tournament in ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Odisha turns 90 days challenge into nation’s pride all set to host 22nd AAC

Odisha turns 90 days challenge into nation’s pride all set to host 22nd AAC

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 22nd, 2017

With just 90 days given to prepare, the Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd A ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror