U Mumba qualifies for Playoffs by defeating Patna Pirates in an exciting encounter !
U Mumba booked a 30-26 win over Patna Pirates at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Wednesday. Skipper Fazel Atrachali led with four tackle points, while Abhishek Singh scored seven raid points.
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U Mumba effectively stop Pardeep Narwal to seal a spot in playoffs|U Mumba 30-26 Patna Pirates
U Mumba began with great intensity and dominated Patna Pirates early with good offense and defence. They went on to inflict an All-Out in the ninth minute to take a 11-3 lead. Patna Pirates then raised their game after the timeout with Pardeep Narwal and Jang Kun Lee picking up crucial raid points. They had done enough to fight their way back into the contest and ensured they went into the break with just a 4 point deficit.
U Mumba enter the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 7 playoffs after a 30-26 win over Patna Pirates
U Mumba started the second period with a Super Tackle by Atrachali on Pardeep as they looked to regain some of their lost momentum. Patna Pirates proceeded to reduce the deficit and made it a two point game. U Mumba though kept their heads up and responded with a couple of raid points to make it 28-24 with less than four minutes to play. They went on to close out the final minutes in an with a clutch tackle on Pardeep that won them the gane and sealed their playoffs spot.
Last encounter: U Mumba and Patna Pirates: Rohit Baliyan snatched the victory from Pirates with a super raid | 34-30
Match Preview: Pardeep Narwal looks to spoil U Mumba's playoff quest
Both the teams have squared off against each other a total of 13 times across PKL 1 to 7 and Mumbai have a recent 3 game win streak which they will hope to add to.
Head to head: U Mumba vs Patna Pirates