U Mumba thumps Gujarat Fortune Giants to end their home leg with a win !
Match No. 22 witnessed arch rivals U Mumba face off against the Gujarat Fortune Giants in the last match of Mumbai leg at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. U Mumba, who have lost two of the three matches at home, looks to bring back the cheer for the home crowd as they take on the unbeaten Gujarat Fortunegiants on Friday. Gujarat would want to maintain their unbeaten run and get a fourth win on the trot. Gujarat have a massive 5-1 lead over U Mumba in their head-to-head record so far making this contest a one sided affair to begin with.
Gujarat Fortunegiants perished against U Mumba- 3 Reasons why m
1. Failure of their lead raider Sachin Tanvar completely dried up their raiding tally.
2. An off day for Parvesh bhaishwal weakened their defensive unit with no support for Sunil Kumar.
3. Silly errors by Gujarat's defense let the game slip away in crucial moments.
As anticipated defense of both teams dominated the first half with raiders struggling for solitary raid points. Abhishek singh was the difference maker for U Mumba whereas lead raider Sachin tanwar could not open his account for Gujarat. Working in tandem U Mumba defense inched ahead lead by flamboyant Surinder singh with 4 tackle points in 4 attempted tackles.
Heading into the 2nd half, the scores were 9-7 with Gujarat struggling to make an significant impact in the first half. Gujarat defense was floundered by Abhishek with a super raid, 10 minutes to go in the second half. Surinder singh made Fortunegiants surender with his unforeseen raid of the tournament, fetched 4 points which inflicted an All Out on Gujarat leaving no hopes of getting back into the game.
Surinder Singh with 5 tackle points and 4 raid points was the hero of the match with U Mumba completely destroying Gujarat Fortunegiants 32-20 to clinch their third win of the tournament. Fazel Atrachali completed 250 tackle points, the most by any international defender in PKL so far !
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Match Preview: Head to Head: U Mumba against Gujarat FortuneGiants
Who Will Win - The Undefeated FortuneGiants take on the U Mumba
Match 22 is anticipated to be a battle of defensive heavyweights featuring Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal for UMumba against Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal for the Fortunegiants. Young Raiders Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal and Vinod Kumar are the one's to look out for in what is expected to be a low scoring encounter.