Vikas Kandola stars in Haryana's win against U Mumba
Haryana Steelers registered their fifth victory of the Pro Kabaddi 2019 as they went on to defeat U Mumba 30-27 in the match number 49 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. Vikas Kandola was the star of the match as he went on to pick up nine points in the match. His crucial raids, along with some errors in U Mumba defense led to Haryana's victory.
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How Vikash Kandola helped Steelers squeeze past mighty Mumba
Both the teams started the match raking up back to back points from raids. Sandeep Narwal super-tackled Naveen to avoid an all out in the 11th minute of the match. However, the Steelers started raiding aggressively after that and Vikas Khandola inflicted an all out on the season two champions in the 17th minute as the Steelers took a 13-8 lead. Till the end of the first half, Steelers did not let U Mumba get another point and were leading 16-8.
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In the second half, U Mumba brought Abhishek Singh on the mat to reduce the points difference. He did his job as the lead was reduced to just one point with three minutes remaining into the match. However, Khandola's successful raids in the final minutes of the match gave Haryana Steelers third over U Mumba in the history of PKL.
Haryana Steelers jumped above U Mumba in the Pro Kabaddi Points Table, sitting on fifth position with 26 points, while Mumbai have 24 points to their name. Steelers have a six day gap for the next game against the Bengal Warriors while U Mumba will play Tamil Thalaivas on Friday 23rd August.
Match Preview: U Mumba look to continue dominating the Steelers
U Mumba will be up against the Haryana Steelers in the match number 49 of the Pro Kabaddi 2019 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. While U Mumba lost their last match against Patna Pirates, the Steelers were thrashed by The Titans. Both the teams will be looking to put their losses behind and get back to winning ways. However, U Mumba have a 4-2 advantage over the Steelers in their last 6 encounters. It will be interesting to see if Haryana Steelers will try to reduce the gap between the two.
Head to head: U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers