Bengaluru Bulls lost to U Mumba with 30-46 in the 1st match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The best raider of the match for U Mumba was Abhishek Singh. He was ably supported by Harendra Kumar. Chandran Ranjit's efforts went in vain tonight.
U Mumba were behind in the raiding department at the scoring 26 to Bengaluru Bulls's 27. When it came to tackling U Mumba scored 13 points to Bengaluru Bulls's 3 points. They cleaned up the opposition into 3 All-Outs.
Key Moments in the Match
|What a start to PKL8 for U Mumba - taking out Pawan Kumar Sehrawat!
|U Mumba coming into this game looking like a well coordinated unit. Especially their defense.
|Ashish Sangwan, Pawan's teammate from Bulls PKL7 team has just applied brakes with a brilliant double thigh hold
|It is tough to believe, but U Mumba has just sent Bulls into an All-Out.
|Chandran Ranjit slowly pulling things back for the Bulls while Pawan finds his element
|Too many mistakes by the Bulls defense
|Chandran Ranjit is doing a Pawan here.
|This just isn't working for Rinku Hari, Fazel Atrachali. He tries to be clever but it backfires as Pawan K Sehrawat gets an easy touch off him and gets the point.
|Super Raid! Chandran Ranjit picks up 3 points on a raid.
|Pawan K Sehrawat gets his man! He's been targeting V. Ajith Kumar for a while now and finally gets him out with a smart Hand Touch.
|Super Raid! Abhishek Singh raids successfully, gets Saurabh Nandal, Aman, More G B out in addition to a bonus point.
|TAKEN OUT! Rinku Hari strikes once again and it's the big man Chandran Ranjit who's taken out.
|At HALF-TIME, U Mumba are looking like the better team with Abhishek Singh delivering 13 low risk points in just 13 raids against the over eager Bulls defense. Pawan Sehrawat has scored 7 points, low by his usual standards and Chandran Ranjith with 9 points. Harendra Kumar and Rinku of K7 fame are delivering for the Mumba defense.
|This just isn't working for Pawan K Sehrawat. He tries to be clever but it backfires as Abhishek Singh gets an easy touch off him and gets the point.
|Ashish Sangwan looking a decade younger in Mumba colors
|First time today that abhishek singh has been tackled. Can the bulls follow through on this and get the game back in their favor
|Finally. Ashish has proved to be Pawan's nemesis today. But Pawan gets one back.
|Abhishek Singh pockets a bonus point.
|What a debut tackle for Rahul Sethpal.. First raid on mat and he takes out MVP of the season Pawan Sehrawat
|This is the power of having two top class raiders, so even when pawan isnt' firing - Chandran is keeping his team in the hunt.
|Mayur Kadam has to be the man of the match, if bulls manage to win this. Has tackled out Abhishek both the times they managed it. Key moment?
|Pawan hasn't looked dominant today at all, and was struggling even at this time with three key defenders on mat. if Pawan cannot convert this all out , there is no way the bulls can come back into this game.
|This could be Fazel first point of the day, but his value to the team is not measured only in points scored. They way he has supported his defense everytime it mattered. And the way he has stayed on mat has ensured that the all out never really pushed back u mumba. CAPTAINCY at its best.
|A tough time for bulls. They need to attack the raiders. But did they attack a tad too soon?
|Although he has taken out Rinku now. Rinku one of the star players in the K7 and who plys his trade for Chandigarh has made a fantastic debut into the PKL.
|Abhishek Singh gets his man! He's been targeting Saurabh Nandal for a while now and finally gets him out with a smart Hand Touch.
|Ranjith was claiming that he had stepped into the lobby and the defenders followed him. But without any reviews this wasn't a claim entertained by the referees.
|Abhishek Singh eliminates Aman with a Hand Touch.
|Ashish showing his previous team, what they are missing today. But to be fair to the bulls, their replacement for Ashish is the only defender who has covered himself in glory.
|What a leap that was from Abhishek Singh!