1st March, 2016, Mumbai: A spectacular display from both Rishank Devadiga and Mohit Chhillar spurred defending champions U Mumba to their 9th consecutive win, finishing 38-22 against Telugu Titans.
A spectacular display from both Rishank Devadiga and Mohit Chhillar spurred defending champions U Mumba to their 9th consecutive win, finishing 38-22 against Telugu Titans.
The second half began with an all out in the 23rd minute itself, increasing the lead of the home team to 11 points. Rishank continued to shine in his raids, taking out both Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Rahul. The latter was once again the last man remaining as U Mumba secured their 3rd all out of the match against Telugu Titans. When Fazel came on for Surender, he had an immediate effect as a superb tackle of Rahul sealed the deal for U Mumba. Two substitutions (Abolfazel Maghsodlo and K Prapanjan for Vishal and Jeeva) towards the end of the match displayed the confidence from the defending champions. The match ended 38-22 in favour of the home team, signalling their 11th win of the season.
Captain Anup Kumar reiterated the desire to finish at the top of the table. "Today the team showed their best quality – that they never give up. Our aim is still to finish at the top and we want to accomplish that for our fans."
Jeeva Kumar was pleased at the consistency shown by his team since the first season. "Our defence has always been strong and this has resulted in us reaching the semis in all three seasons. The consistency contributed to a rise in confidence in the team."
U Mumba will finish their home leg against Dabang Delhi on the 2nd of March.