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Pro Kabaddi: Puneri Paltan stun U Mumba 33-21

AHEAD OF THE the Maharastra derby at Hyderabad, odds were stacked against Puneri Paltans as they beaten the U Mumba just once in their previous eight outings. However, a rejigged and a bolstered unit surprised one and all as they beat the Mumbai outfit 33-21.

While Anup Kumar’s side started off patiently, the Paltans displayed great intensity right from the first minute. Within seven minutes, the score read 6-1 in Pune’s favor and U Mumba were down to two men. In the 10 h minute, the Paltans inflicted their first all out of the match to gain a formidable 11-4 lead. 

U Mumba’s defence, as well as attack, struggled badly as they finished the first half at 17-10. Pune came on in the second half even stronger as skipper Deepak Hooda scored the first super raid of the season in the 25th minute to make it 25-10. 

The match ended with the U Mumba lagging behind by 12 points, therefore, losing out on the one point. 

U Mumbai Playing 7:

Anup Kumar
Kashiling Adake
Hadi Oshtorak 
Kuldeep Singh 
D. Suresh Kumar
Shabeer Bappu
Joginder Narwal


Nitin Madane
Shrikant Jadhav
N. Renjith
Surinder Singh
N. Kadian

Puneri Paltans Playing 7:

Deepak Hooda
Ravi Kumar
Sandeep Narwal
Rajesh Mondal
More GB
Dharamraj Cheralathan
Girish Maruti Ernak


Ziaur Rahman
Akshay Jadhav
Rinku Narwal
Suresh Kumar

Le Panga:

Sandeep Narwal – The star all-rounder earned six points as he made eight raid attempts and remained unsuccessful in none. He made three successful tackles out of four.

No Panga:

Shabeer Bappu – The 30-year-old had an uncharacteristic show. He raided 12 times, being successful in 2 and unsuccessful in 5. He managed a solitary touch and a bonus point. 

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