U Mumba's Raiders Shine as they qualify to the semi-final in style!
U Mumba sails through to the semi-finals by beating Haryana Steelers with the score reading 46-38 in a one-sided game for most of the time in the eliminator 2. U Mumba was in control right from the word go and kept getting easy points as Haryana's defense failed on the day. U Mumba raiders were on song as Abhishek and Arjun scored 17 and 15 points respectively, the raiding got good support from Fazel, Surender, and Sandeep who jointly scored 7 points. For Haryana it was Vikas Khandola again scoring a super 10 but this time in a losing cause. Prashant Kumar Rai and Vinay fought hard but it was not enough.
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U Mumba dominated the match qualify for Semi-final| U Mumba 46-30 Haryana Steelers
Haryana Steelers started well as with Super raid by Prashant Kumar Rai but U Mumba's Arjun keep on taking points and inflicted an All-Out on Haryana Steelers at the end of 1st half. Abhishek and Arjun combined scored 15 raid points in 1st half, but the concern was about defense of both the teams who did 20 unsuccessful tackles combined. 1st half ended with a score of 22-15.
Arjun Singh started the 2nd half by scoring a Super 10 and he also completed 100 points in PKL career. it was only 6 minutes past in 2nd half when U Mumba inflicted one more All-Out on Haryana Steelers by tackling last man standing Vikas Kandola who scored his Super 10 of the match. Haryana team came back on mat and Abhishek welcome them by Super raid and scored his 9th Super 10 of the season. Lat 8 minutes were left to end the match when Dharamraj Cheralathan inflicted an All-Out on U Mumba with a fabulous block on Abhishek and reduced score margin to 30-38 for Haryana Steelers. At the last minute, Chand Singh did a Super Tackle on Abhishek but it was too late for the action as U Mumba had a huge lead at the end of the match.
The sorrow of losing the match was all over on Vikas Kandola's face as his effort goes in vain but there is always the next time, Haryana will come better and stronger in Season 8. U Mumba will be facing Bengal Warriors in Semi-Finals on 16th October which indeed will be a thrilling match as we will find out the Finalist of Season 7.
Match Preview: Low on experience, HIGH on pressure...This is a knockout | U Mumba's defense vs Haryana's raiders
U Mumba entering to eliminator after 1 loss, 3 wins and 1 draw in last 5 encounters where defense lead by Fazel have shown brilliance on the mat and the other hand Haryana's raiding trio is never the less to bring their A-game on the mat. Haryana is facing some issues in defense, which has made them look inconsistent with LWLWL in the last 5 encounters. Haryana have faced U Mumba in their last encounter where U Mumba snatched the game after 1st half from them. Will this time Haryana be able to get the taste of win to enter in the Semi-Finals to face Bengal Warriors in Semis?