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Pro Kabaddi: Classy U Mumba crush hapless Puneri Paltan

PTI 05 Aug 2014, 7:59:22 AM IST
NEW DELHI: U Mumba produced a clinical performance to thrash Puneri Paltan 44-28 in today's first match in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here at the Thyagraj Stadium.

The Union Information & Broadcast Mminister Prakash Javadekar also dropped in at the venue to watch the proceedings for some time.

U Mumba stamped their authority as Shabeer Pathapalem and Jeeva Kumar stole limelight as they were adjudged 'Star Raider' and 'Best Defender' respectively while captain of Puneri Paltan, Wazir Singh scored maximum points for his team.

U Mumba showed their attacking intents from the very outset as they opened a 9-1 lead but Paltans showed their resilience as some defensive errors by Umumba helped them reduce the margin.

At the end of the first half U Mumba were leading by a slender 18-17margin.

In the second half, U Mumba came out all guns blazing as they took full advantage of Paltan's weak defence. In the last section, Pune team lost both mental and physical battle as U Mumba dished out a superlative performance both in raids and defence as they eventually clich the tie.

With this win, U Mumba now cemented their spot in the top of the points table with 28 points and still remain unbeaten in six matches. They will now take on Bengaluru Bulls in the first match today