The Maharashtra derby between U Mumba and Puneri Paltan lived up to its billing as the teams played out a thrilling 32-32 tie in their Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 match at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday night.
Guman Singh was the star on the night for U Mumba with 15 raid points, meanwhile, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh scored 6 tackle points in the match.
Aslam Inamdar picked up a couple of raid points as Puneri Paltan took the lead at 4-2 in the third minute. Sanket Sawant also joined the party with tackles against Heidarali Ekrami and Guman Singh to help the Pune side extend their lead further.
However, Ekrami caught out Gaurav Khatri and kept U Mumba in the game at 5-7.
Puneri Paltan and U Mumba exchanged a couple of tackle points as the Pune side continued to lead at 10-7 in the 13th minute. However, Bittu tackled Mohit Goyat and kept his team in the contest at 9-10.
Moments later, Guman Singh pulled off a Super Raid to help U Mumba inflict an All-Out and take a decent lead at 15-11. Thereafter, Guman Singh effected a couple of raids as the Mumbai side stayed in the lead at 19-17 at the end of the first half.
Mohit Goyat effected a magnificent raid in the opening minutes of the second half but U Mumba still held the lead at 21-19. Goyat continued to showcase his brilliance as Puneri Paltan reduced U Mumba to just two members on the mat.
The Pune side inflicted an All-Out soon after and inched ahead at 25-23 in the 27th minute. However, Guman Singh continued to shine as U Mumba levelled the scores at 26-26.
Thereafter, both sides played out a neck-to-neck battle and were locked at 30-30 in the 37th minute. Goyat then effected a raid and put the Pune side in front at 32-31 with just 50 seconds left on the clock.
However, Pranay Rane picked up a bonus point to lock the scores at 32-32. Thereafter, Aslam Inamdar decided to run down the clock and settle for a tie in the end.