In the 21st match of Pro Kabaddi 2016 season 4 Telugu Titans beat U Mumba (35-30) in hard fought match. With this win Telugu Titans moved up to 6th position in the points table while U Mumba came down to 4th position. Let us discuss the the match result and highlights in details.
We are witnessing tight finishes in this season most of the time and the match between Telugu Titans and U Mumba was one of them. At the start, as usual, things started slowly and cautiously from both sides. But Telugu Titans showed their intentions clearly. They started attack and played really good game. But U Mumba were also not ready to give up easily. Scores were moving forward closely but Telugu Titans had maintained upper hand. With raiders like Nilesh, Rahul Telugu Titans looked very confident side right from start.
Till first half time the scores were 12-9 and it looked like the match was in well control of Telugu Titans. The defense of U Mumba was not upto the mark. They lost few tackle points early on in the game.
The second half started. Things did not change much. Rakesh Kumar was only able to make his raid count. He was consistently taking bonus. But other players from U Mumba could not support him. Lose tackles and over depended on Rakesh Kumar in raiding troubled U Mumba a lot.
Although Rahul Chaudhari had to sit out of the game due to shoulder injury in the second half, U Mumba could not take advantage of that. Instead Telugu Titans inflicted two all outs and extended the lead further. The score was 28-16 and 12 minutes were left in the game.
U Mumba tried hard to come back in the match. It was 35-22 and more than 3 minutes were left. Anup Kumar brought few points in raiding and U Mumba inflicted all out but it was too late. Telgu Titans performed better than U Mumba and eventually better team won.