Raiders Sachin and Guman Singh helped table-toppers Patna Pirates beat U Mumba 47-36 in Match 103 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8.
The high-scoring first half belonged to the Patna Pirates despite a mini-fightback by Mumbai. The Patna raiding trio of Guman Singh, Sachin and Prashanth Rai started positively and gave them an early lead.
But a three-point Super Raid by Abhishek Singh helped Mumbai recover from the pressure of an early ALL OUT. Patna were relentless in their pursuit and finally got the first ALL OUT in the ninth minute to open a massive nine-point lead.
Mumbai then showed great spirit to fight back. Ajith Kumar’s two-point raid after the ALL OUT gave them the momentum to attack. Abhishek also contributed as they secured their first ALL OUT five minutes before half-time.
That reduced Patna’s lead to two, but their raider Sachin secured a stunning five-point Super Raid to once again tilt the balance of the match. The raider got his Super 10 in the process and Patna clinched another ALL OUT with two minutes remaining. The scores were 26-18 at the interval with both sides looking hungry for more.
Mumbai had the advantage early in the first half, but Patna’s raiders ensured they prevented an ALL OUT. Monu then clinched a three-point Super Raid for Patna and gave his team the momentum. U Mumba managed two Super Tackles on Sachin but that was not enough to prevent another ALL OUT.
The Pirates maintained a 10-point lead with 10 minutes on the clock. Abhishek Singh clinched his Super 10 but Patna defence stepped up as the likes of Sajin C. and Mohammadreza Shardloui contributed tackle points. Guman Singh also picked up his Super 10 as Patna ensured there was a healthy 11-point lead with five minutes remaining.
Ajith Kumar picked up points in consecutive raids for U Mumba as they tried to reduce the lead to under seven points. He also got his Super 10 as Mumbai tried their best to fight back. Sachin secured a three-point Super Raid in the final move of the match to ensure Patna's victory and help the side open a seven-point lead at the top of the points table.
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