Gujarat Giants beat U Mumba to climb to 4th place in PKL

Patna, Jan 27 (UNI) Gujarat Giants beat U Mumba 44-35 at the Patliputra Indoor Stadium here on Friday night to climb to 4th place on the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 table.

An all-round performance was boosted by the brilliance of Parteek Dahiya who took 12 points from the game. Guman Singh’s 11 points went in vain for U Mumba whose lacklustre defence ultimately cost them the game.

After trading points in the opening few raids, the game truly sparked to life after Sonu’s Super raid in the fifth minute that took out Heidarali Ekrami, Surinder Singh, Mukilan Shanmugam and Visvanth V to give the Gujarat Giants a stranglehold on the game. They were expected to quickly complete the job, but for the next 15 minutes of the half U Mumba went into survival mode.

Bittu’s Super tackle on Sonu soon after started a revival that extended right till the final minute of the half. The Gujarat Giants finally got their All-Out on the edge of halftime to take a 20-17 lead at the break.

The Gujarat Giants upped the ante in the second half, and bolstered by their raiders even the defence stepped up to start collecting points at regular intervals to increase the gap between the sides. U Mumba’s brief revival was cut short by second All-out which gave the Giants a 33-27 lead.

They consolidated the lead in the final quarter of the game, as Dahiya completed his 10 point game. In the end the Gujarat Giants denied U Mumba the solace of a single point from the game, as they wrapped up a massive 9 point victory.

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