Former champions U Mumba defeated new entrant Haryana Steelers by 29-28 in a thrilling encounter while Telugu Titans were overpowered by Bengaluru Bulls in the fifth edition of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2017, in Hyderabad on Sunday.
In the first encounter, U Mumba's Kashiling Adake (7 points) and captain Anup Kumar (6) starred for their team, who lost their opening match against hosts Telugu Titans on Friday.
Tacklers Surinder Singh (four) and Joginder Narwal (three) too chipped in with valuable contributions for Mumba.
Vikash Khandola (6) and Wazir Singh (six) were the key raiders for Haryana, while Surender Nada (5) and Rakesh Kumar Singh (3) played a key role in defence.
In the second match of the day, Rohit Kumar’s super ten helped Bengaluru Bulls defeat Rahul Chaudhari’s Telugu Titans by 31-21.
It was a “Raid Machine” Rahul vs “Hitman” Rohit face-off in which the latter won it for his team. Rahul however, became the only player to score 500 raid points in the history of Pro Kabaddi League.
Rampant Rohit was the star of the evening and declared player of the match who scored 10 raid points in total 18 raids.