It was a solid team effort which saw U Mumba notching a comfortable 39-23 win over Dabang Delhi in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 6 match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune on Saturday.
Siddharth Desai and Rohit Baliyan combined to score 17 raid points whereas Fazel Atrachali and Surender chipped in with 8 tackle points to lead U Mumba to a win.
Chandran Ranjit was the lone performer for Dabang Delhi as he ended up with seven raid points while Naveen Kumar scored four points.
U Mumba is now back on the top of the table in Zone A with 62 points from 16 matches while Dabang Delhi is fourth in the table with 33 points from 12 matches.
U Mumba sent Meraj Sheykh to the bench in the 2nd minute to lead 2-1. Naveen started off brightly for Dabang Delhi as he got a couple of raid points. It was 3-3 after three minutes with both teams keen to snatch an early lead.
U Mumba got ahead with a couple of raids and tackle points to lead 8-5 after 11 minutes. Siddharth got into the act and hit a couple of successful raids
which led to an all-out being inflicted on Dabang Delhi.
U Mumba led 14-6 after the all out and Dabang Delhi was staring at falling behind even further.
At the end of the first half, U Mumba led 15-8 and was looking on course to a comfortable win.
U Mumba started the second half by inflicting another all out in the 24th minute to lead 23-9. Dabang Delhi was looking short of ideas as both
their raiders and defenders were struggling.
Chandran Ranjit got a raid point as Dabang Delhi hit double figures. The Delhi defense sent back Siddharth to the bench and scored their second tackle point to trail 11-24.
But with Siddharth looking in fine form and U Mumba's defense working in tandem there was no way for a comeback for Delhi.
U Mumba was in cruise control mode for the last 10 minutes of the match and emerged comfortable winners.