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Hyderabad beat U Mumba in PVL

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Black Hawks scripted a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Volley in a Pro match here Tuesday.

The oufit beat 13-15 15-11 7-15 15-14 15-11 to keep their play-off chances alive.

led the scoring for with 10 points (6 spikes, 4 blocks) whereas scored 15 points (14 spikes and 1 block) for

In the first set, both the teams didn't give an inch to each other and were neck and neck almost all throughout the set.

U Mumba's Shubham Chaudhary came up with a super serve while both teams were tied at 3-3 to give his team a two-point advantage.

Hyderabad soon closed the gap and both the teams were tied at 6-6.

U Mumba wrested the initiative just at Technical Time Out (TTO) with an 8-6 lead.

Post TTO, U Mumba called for a super point at 10-9 and converted on Hyderabad's serve.

Hyderabad did the same as they converted their super point right after, thanks to a wayward serve by

It was a tight last few points but U Mumba finally came through 15-13 to win the first set.

A similar story unfolded in the second set as no team held a clear advantage.

Both the teams countered each other and at 7-7 it was an error on the spike by which helped Hyderabad hold a point advantage at TTO.

Hyderabad came out all guns blazing as they raced to a 12-9 lead benefitting from U Mumba's mistakes.

U Mumba called for a super point and converted with Sharma's spike to drive hopes of a comeback. But Raison Rebello made sure that doesn't happen as he scored two of the last three points for Hyderabad with a block and spike to close the set 15-11 and level the match at 1-1.

U Mumba started with more intent as they scored four straight points, three of which came from spikes by Sharma, and

U Mumba kept on piling the pressure and went into the TTO leading 8-3.

U Mumba didn't let the lead slip and put up a dominant display with four spike points and three blocks to close the set 15-7 and lead 2-1.

In the penultimate set, Hyderabad showed more intent and didn't allow any breakthrough till 6-6.

U Mumba, like the first set, again took an 8-6 lead as a serve point by Kumar and a spike by Sharma gave them the cushion.

Hyderabad came back strongly and levelled the score with two spikes and a block by at 9-9.

from U Mumba came to the party as he aced a super serve to give his team a 12-10 lead.

At 11-13 Hyderabad called for a super point and converted to stay alive in the match. The super point gave a lift to Hyderabad and they closed the set 15-14 and established parity in the match.

U Mumba started in style in the final set as they raced to a 6-3 lead with Sinha and Kumar combining to score five out of the six points.

But Hyderabad wasn't going to let U Mumba take the game away as they soon levelled the score and then went into a lead with and scoring five consecutive spike points. The score stood at 8-6 in Hyderabad's favour.

The run of points finally stopped when a spike by gave U Mumba the break at 7-9. U Mumba called for a super point at 8-11 and converted as the match was poised for a thriller at 10-11 in Hyderabad's favour.

Hyderabad called for a super point and won it with a block by

Hyderabad scripted an epic comeback as they won the set 15-11 and the match 3-2.

Calicut Heroes will take on Ahmedabad Defenders on Wednesday.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:55 IST
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