Pro Kabaddi 2019: Haryana Steelers go down fighting against U Mumba in tight encounter
Haryana Steelers fought hard against U Mumba before going down 33-39 in the Pro Kabaddi League at Greater Noida on Thursday.
Kuldeep Singh and Sunil set the ball rolling for Haryana Steelers in the opening minutes of the match
Haryana tried their best to stay in the contest, but U Mumba kept extending their lead
Haryana almost caught up in the dying minutes of the match, only for U Mumba to clinch victory
Greater Noida: Haryana Steelers fought hard against U Mumba before going down 33-39 in the Pro Kabaddi League at Greater Noida on Thursday.
Kuldeep Singh and Sunil set the ball rolling for the Haryana Steelers with a couple of tackle points in the opening minutes of the match. Vinay pulled off a fantastic raid in the fourth minute to help Haryana take the lead at 4-3. However, U Mumba picked up some crucial raid and tackle points and took a three-point lead at 9-6 in the 11th minute.
The Haryana Steelers fought back through raid points by Vinay and Naveen as they leveled the match at 9-9. Thereafter, both sides played aggressively and kept scoring points in tandem. U Mumba were leading at 15-14 in the dying minutes of the first half, but Ravi Kumar carried out an excellent tackle just before the whistle.
Vikash Kandola got Haryana off to a great start in the second half with a fantastic raid in the 21st minute. Kuldeep helped Haryana take a four-point lead when he carried out an all-out in the 22nd minute. However, U Mumba fought back and took the lead after pulling off an all-out in the 28th minute.
The Haryana Steelers played their heart out and tried to stay in the contest, but U Mumba kept extending their lead. Vinay recorded a Super 10 in the 32nd minute, but U Mumba still led by four points at 32-28.
Sunil scored a tackle point in the 33rd minute and Vinay recorded a raid point in the next minute. However, U Mumba kept inching ahead.
Haryana almost caught up with their opponents through raid points by Kandola in the last few minutes of the match, but U Mumba maintained their lead and eventually clinched a victory.
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