PKL 2018: UP Yoddha Beat U Mumba 34-29
UP Yoddha produced a terrific all-round performance to knock out favourites U Mumba in the first eliminator of Pro Kabaddi League season 6 here Sunday.
(Image: UP Yoddha/Twitter)
Kochi: UP Yoddha produced a terrific all-round performance to knock out favourites U Mumba in the first eliminator of Pro Kabaddi League season 6 here Sunday.
Yoddha were in control for most of the match and notched up a 34-29 win in front of a packed crowd.
Nitesh Kumar came up with one of the best defensive performances and scored 8 points to lead UP to victory.
UP Yoddha's defence scored 18 tackle points on a night where they tamed U Mumba's star raider Siddharth Desai.
Desai scored just seven raid points but all credit to the Yoddha to contain him. Shrikant Jadhav and Prashant Kumar Rai combined to score 9 crucial raid points in UP's win.
Both teams made a solid start and were on equal footing for the first five minutes. Shrikant and Siddharth picked up the raid points for their teams.
It was 5-5 after five minutes but UP Yoddha switched gears then. In the 8th minute they inflicted an all out to leads 11-7. U Mumba were missing the spark and were a bit lacklustre in the first half.
At the end of the first half, Yoddha led 18-15 and it was anyone's game.
UP Yoddha continued their fine form in the second half as well. Their defence did a fine job on Desai and Rohit Balliyan.
Shrikant picked up a two-point raid in the 27th minute to give UP Yoddha 25-18 lead.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first with UP defence in solid form. Jeeva Kumar and Nitesh Kumar didn't allow too many points and made crucial tackles throughout the match.
Roshan Devadiga and Prashant Kumar Rai picked up raid points at crucial intervals.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Bigg Boss 13 Day 20 Written Update: Rashami Desai, Mahira Sharma and Asim Riaz Declared Safe
- Amitabh Bachchan Expresses Displeasure on Illness Rumours, Says 'All is Not in the World For Sale'
- Trailers This Week: Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland Reunite for Dolittle, Anurag Kashyap Unveils India’s First Spaceship Sci-fi
- Rafael Nadal Gets Married to His Partner of 14 Years Xisco Perello
- Kajol Recreates Iconic Simran Pose as 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' Completes 24 Years