Kolkata : U Mumba showed nerves of steel as they rallied their way to edge out Bengaluru Bulls 29-28 in an thrilling match of the Pro Kabaddi League here on Wednesday.
U Mumba with this third win in five matches has 15 points and is fourth in the table. Bengaluru, on the other hand, remained in sixth place after suffering their fourth loss in six games. In a match where they trailed for almost 38 minutes, U Mumba kept their cool and turned the tables on their inexperienced rivals in the exciting contest. All credit goes to Rakesh Kumar, for guiding under-strength U Mumba side, who were severely handicapped by the absence of Anup Kumar and the trio of Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada and Vishal Mane, the core of their defence. Iran’s Fazel Atrachali, playing his first full match, provided the window of opportunity when he held Amit Rathi with a waist hold. The next raid by Surjeet, the lone man standing for the Bengaluru Bulls, culminated in the last minute all-out which clinched the match.