Fazel Atrachali slipped out of line before tackling Rishank and it's point for UP. Next raid, Sandeep Narwal is tackled down and moments later, UP Yoddha gets their first win of season 7 with a 27-23 win over U Mumba. Rishabh Devadiga's addition to this unit pumped them up and a solid performance from them to beat the home team. Second straight loss for U Mumba in front of their home crowd.
Monu Goyat was the top raider for UP with six raid points while Sumit, with six completed tackles, got the most number of tackle points for UP. For U Mumba, Rohit Baliyan was the best with four raid points while Surinder Singh was the pick of the defenders with four tackle points.
UP Yoddha's defence has got going today and Sumit gets a high 5. Not too far yet but UP are increasing their lead tactically.
Next raid though, Azad Singh has been tackled down by Surinder.
U Mumba 16-19 UP Yoddha
U Mumba did not subsitute Fazel Atrachali for their raid and the captain is easily tackled down. This is huge for UP Yoddha, Rishank's addition has swelled them up a bit. They now lead at half time.
U Mumba 12-14 UP Yoddha
Abhishek Singh gets a touch on Rishank Devadiga in the do-or-die raid. Abhishek clearly claimed while Rishank was in denial. UP took the review against the referee's decision of avoiding the point to U Mumba and they lose the review.
U Mumba 9-7 UP Yoddha
Sandeep Narwal has been tackled down by the UP defence. That deep a penetration was completely unnecessary by Narwal.
Next raid, however, Rohit Baliyan super tackles Shrikant Jadhav. Baliyan's ankle hold did the deed. A super tackle again and U Mumba are in the lead.
U Mumba 8-6 UP Yoddha
An error from Arjun Deshwal, he steps on the lobby line without getting a touch on any of the UP's defenders and it's a point for UP Yoddha.
Shrikanth Jadhav gets on the next raid and toe touches Surinder Singh out. Next raid, Abhishek Singh has got tackled, UP are in the lead now.
U Mumba 2-3 UP Yoddha
Here is the starting line-up of U Mumba against UP Yoddha.
Sandeep Narwal, Fazel Atrachali, Surinder Singh, Arjun Deshwal, Rohit Baliyan, Abhishek Singh and Young Chang Ko
Meanwhile, Jaipur Pink Panthers thrashed Haryana Steelers 37-21. Another huge performance from the Jaipur boys and they go top of the table.
Here is the starting line-up of UP Yoddha against U Mumba. Rishank Devadiga is back from the injury break.
Nitesh Kumar (C), Rishank, Shrikant Jadhav, Monu Goyat, Ashu Singh, Sumit and Amit Narwal
Arjun Deshwal stepped up for U Mumba in their last match and won them a number of points. The team will hope he can keep bettering his level.
Abhishek Singh has been a huge star for U Mumba so far this season.
If raiding in a Do-or-Die situation is an art, then in #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7 Abhishek is sure climbing the ranks as an artist.— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 31, 2019
Watch him in action, tonight in #MUMvUP, LIVE from 8:30 PM on Star Sports and Hotstar. pic.twitter.com/KmB6iXhbKG
UP Yoddha have had the worst season so far and sit at the bottom of the table. It is high time that UP raise their stocks and they will go for the kill today.
RAIDERS: Ankush, Azad Singh, Gulveer Singh, Md. Masud Karim, Monu Goyat, Rishank Devadiga, Shrikant Yadav, Surender Gill and Surender Singh
DEFENDERS: Nitesh Kumar, Ashu Singh, Aashish Nagar, Amit and Sumit
ALL-ROUNDERS: Arkam Shaikh, Gurdeep, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Narender and Sachin Kumar
U Mumba have had a mixed season so far and in their home leg, they have won one and lost the other. They will hope to get a win in front of their home crowd today.
RAIDERS: Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal, Athul MS, Dong Geon Lee, Gaurav Kumar, Navneet, Rohit Baliyan and Vinoth Kumar
DEFENDERS: Fazel Atrachali, Rajaguru Subramanian, Harsh Vardhan, Anil, Harendra Kumar, Young Chang Ko and Surinder Singh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Mohit Balyan and Sandeep Narwal
It's Fazel Atrachali vs Nitesh Kumar tonight. Both top-class defenders and have ample number of points to back their status. Who will come out triumphant today?
Picking the better move between Fazel's dash and Nitesh's ankle hold- #IsseToughKuchNahi! 😌— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 31, 2019
Don't believe us?
Tune in to #MUMvUP on Star Sports 2/2HD and Hotstar tonight from 8:30 PM, and see for yourself! #VIVOProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/wLoZSvvmyz
It's all level in this match-up between U Mumba and UP Yoddha. Whoever wins today will get a slight edge in their head-to-head record.
U Mumba will play their third match of the home leg against Up Yoddha. (Photo Credit: PKL)
In head-to-heads, UP Yoddha now lead U Mumba 3-2.
After being edged out by Bengaluru Bulls in the closing stages of their last game, U Mumba were itching to return to the mat and make things right but their raiders failed to make an impact today as UP's Sumit got his ankle holds right and took the Mumbai raiders for a ride.
U Mumba fans were also expecting better performance from Fazel 'Sultan' Atrachali but other than a supremely average performance, his mistake right at the end, even cost Mumbai the game.
UP Yoddha will be enjoying this first victory of the season. After being thrashed by their opponents earlier, they were looking for a fresh start to their Pro Kabaddi campaign and were able to do exactly that.
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