PUNE: Raider Arjun Deshwalfine display helped Jaipur Pink Panthers to beat U Mumba 42-39 in the Kabaddi Pro League here Monday.
Deshwal’s 15 raid points and Ankush’s five tackle points helped the Jaipur side register a hard-fought win.
The first half started with a flurry of points, with both teams constantly trading them.
Deshwal’s SUPER RAID on Surinder Singh, Rinku and Jai Bhagwan in the opening minutes put U Mumba under pressure. Soon the Pink Panthers had inflicted the first ALL OUT to take a 9-1 lead.
But U Mumba fought his way back into the game as Heidarali Ekrami’s SUPER RAID on Ankush, Rahul Chaudhari and Sahul Kumar pulled them close and then just minutes from halftime they got their first ALL OUT for equalize at 17-17.
A frantic final minute saw the teams trade points as the Pink Panthers entered the break leading 20-19.
In the second half, the U Mumba defenders improved the game and slowly raced into a massive lead.
With another all out looming, Pink Panthers defenders Ankush and Lucky Sharma thought they had secured a super tackle, only for Ashish to slip away and inflict another ALL OUT as U Mumba took a lead of 27-22.
The game, however, was far from over.
Jaipur inflicted another ALL OUT to regain the lead 34-33 and with five minutes left the game had everyone on edge.
In the end, despite U Mumba’s late push, the Pink Panthers kept pushing forward and eventually exited the mat as winners.



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