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PKL 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat U Mumba 42-23, Puneri Paltans overcome Haryana Steelers

PKL 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat U Mumba 42-23, Puneri Paltans overcome Haryana Steelers

Jaipur Pink Panthers produced an all-round effort to beat U Mumba 42-23 in the third day of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7 on Monday.

Jaipur’s raiders were in fine form and picked up points at regular intervals, whereas their defence showed strength and toughness to contain U Mumba raiders.

Deepak Hooda finished with a super 10, while Deepak Narwal (6 points) and Nitin Rawal (7 points) also chipped in with crucial points. Besides Amit Hooda did a fine job in defence.

For U Mumba, it was their defence that let them down as they scored just five tackle points on the night.

Deepak got Jaipur off to a flying start as he got three points in two raids.

U Mumba were caught off guard with Jaipur’s quick start and suffered an all out in the seventh minute to trail 2-10.

Jaipur raiders got the better of U Mumba’s defence and scored raid points at will throughout the first half.

Fazel Sultan Attrachali had an off day by his high standards and scored just two tackle points.

With less than a minute to go in the first half, Jaipur inflicted another all out to extend their dominance. At the end of the first half, Jaipur led 22-9. It was a more evenly-matched contest in the second half as U Mumba got their act together.

In the first 10 minutes of the second half both the teams exchanged five points each with Jaipur leading 27-15.

Dong Geon Lee put in a spirited performance for U Mumba and along with Abhishek Singh was the main contributor.

In the last five minutes of the match, it was Deepak show as he picked up raid points at regular intervals to record his first super 10 of the season.

In the following match, the Haryana Steelers defeated Puneri Paltan by 34-24, after taking a salient lead of 12 points in the first half itself. The Anup Kumar-coached Puneri Paltan tried a comeback, but Steelers’ Naveen Kumar’s 12 raid points proved to be too much for them.