U Mumba met Puneri Paltan in the second match of the Pro Kabaddi 2017 League in the first Maharashtra derby of the season, and the rivalry of the two teams was on full display as the two teams confronted for early momentum. Pune took this match convincingly 33-21, with Narwal and Hooda getting 6 and 5 points each.
U Mumba was captained by Anup Kumar for the fifth consecutive time, and the team management certainly put a lot of faith in the composed skipper to get things done. All rounder Dipak Niwas Hooda led Pune side on the other hand, in a team that also features Rajesh Mondal and Girish Ernak.
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Kuldeep meets Ravi again, and with another great tackle marks end of the match of Pro Kabbadi 2017, with Pune getting the better of the Mumbai side for the second consecutive time after losing seven games against them. Pune took this match convincingly 33-21, with Narwal and Hooda getting 6 and 5 points each
Rajesh Mondal has been taken down by Kuldeep. Two consecutive point for him.
Ravi Kumar gets Shabir Bapu with the ankle hold as Pune show great defence yet again.
Nitin Madne has put Narwal out of the court, and wins a point.
Shabeer Bapu wins a touch point but Pune have called for a challenge. The touch point has been overturned and Bapu has to go back.
Pune send in Rajesh Mondal but Mumba get themselves one point as Suresh and Shabeet Bapu bring him down.
Anup Kumar gets a bonus point and More with a firm ankle hold.
Dipak Niwas Hooda carries three men over the line in a show of force that probably ends the game. The super show gave his team five points and probably the game.
More goes Raiding for the Pune team and gets the point after Hadi Oshtorak botches up the tackle.
The Mumbai momentum has been halted with a superb tackle by Sandeep Narwal who gets Anup Kumar. Narwal has two raid points and four tackle points. Pune are at 18 to Mumbai’s 10.
Skipper Hooda is tackled by the Mumbai defence as Pune lose their skipper. Pune have now been left with just two men.
Pune lead Mumbai 13-8 at half time, with Sandeep Narwal and GB More leading the pack here for Pune with four and two points each. Mumbai have been propped up by captain Anup Kumar, but the rest of the team has not got as many point as they would have wanted to.The big question is whether Mumbai can come back from this.