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U Mumba beat Gujarat Fortunegiants in PKL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An impressive defensive show by saw them beat Fortunegiants 36-26 in the top-of-the-table clash in the Pro Season 6 here on Sunday.

This was U Mumba's first-ever win over Fortunegiants in the history of Pro League.

The architects of U Mumba's famous victory were veteran Dharmaraj Cherlathan (6 points) and (5 points).

scored 16 points, which was more than their raiders scored. For Fortunegiants, scored eight points while Prapanjan chipped in with four points.

Rohit Balliyan's two-point raid in the third minute gave 4-2 lead. U Mumba looked like a team in a hurry as they took just four minutes to inflict the first all out to lead 9-4.

got a couple of raid points for Gujarat Fortunegiants as they trailed 6-9 after six minutes of play.

It was Sachin's raiding prowess that kept Gujarat Fortunegiants in the match as he kept on picking raid points at regular intervals. Gujarat Fortunegiants sent to the bench with a strong to trail 11-12 after 13 minutes.

It was a close encounter between two evenly matched teams as neither of the teams refused to give an inch. U Mumba went into the break leading 17-14.

picked up a vital raid point in the 26th minute to give U Mumba 20-17 lead.

Desai followed it up with another raid in the 29th minute as U Mumba opened up a 10-point gap. tried to rally Gujarat back into the match with a few raid points but U Mumba were in no mood to relinquish their lead.

U Mumba forced a super and collected a couple of more tackle points in the last five minutes of the match.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 21:50 IST