Pro Kabaddi League 2017, Match 117: Tamil Thalaivas defeat U MumbaThe 'Comeback Kings' Tamil Thalaivas defeated U Mumba in their second encounter by a narrow margin of three points.
In Match 117 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5 of the Inter-Zone Wildcard Match, it was U Mumba that took on Tamil Thalaivas in their second encounter where the result varied from the last result. Tamil Thalaivas defeated U Mumba 38-35 in an absolute thriller to deny the Maharashtrian team a chance a chance to qualify for the play-offs. With Anup Kumar and Kashiling Adke benched, the U Mumba team did all they could but it was Ajay Thakur's Tamil Thalaivas that prevailed victorious. Take a look at some of the highlights between the two teams.
Tamil Thalaivas defenders had a quiet first half as they could score just three tackle points. Thalaivas came back in the last five minutes of the first half to reduce the lead to just three points. U Mumba went into the half time break leading 18-15.
The second half saw U Mumba in control of the proceedings as they continued to score tackle and raid points. U Mumba led 25-19 after 27 minutes.
For Tamil Thalaivas, Ajay Thakur kept on scoring raid points but was not getting enough support. The raider did all he could but during the match that U Mumba defenders targetted the star player to deny the Thalaivas any points to lead.
Mohan Raman scored with a two-point raid in the 40th minute as U Mumba levelled the match at 35-35. Thakur had the last word as he scored with a two-point raid in the dying seconds to win the match for Tamil Thalaivas.