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Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Patna Pirates win 40-26 against U Mumba
Defending champions U Mumba convincingly lost to the Patna Pirates 40-26 in the PKL match in Bengaluru on Saturday.

This is the first time in two years that the Pirates have emerged victorious over U Mumba. Although the Pirates lost their star raider Rohit Kumar and captain Gurmeet early in the second half, they held on to their nerves to emerge victorious.

Even though U Mumba were leading by 8-6 in the initial part of the match, things didn't go in the right direction for them. In a sudden change Pradeep Narwal scored two points in a raid which led to an all-out in the ninth minute of play. For then all the slide began for U Mumba.

Patna's strategy from the beginning was to target and neutralize the defence of U Mumba, by cornering the duo of Mohit Chillar and Surendra Nada, which they achieved time and again. By half time the Patna Pirates lead by 20-11.

The talented Sandeep Narwal used his bruising body blocks and ankle holds to good effect in attacking the rivals.

When Sunil and Suresh Kumar joined the party for the Pirates U Mumba all but looked helpless.

Skipper Anup Kumar did try to make a match out of it and ended up with 9 points. He did lose his cool and ended up collecting a yellow and a two minute suspension.

The Pirates kept up the pressure with their relentless attacks, pilling on the agony over the rivals. The score read 17-28 in favour of the Pirates when Rajesh won a review and pocketed a crucial point.

Although Rakesh played well scoring 4 points, but could not make an impact for U Mumba. 

The Pirates now leap to the top of the table with 15 points from three matches, while U Mumba remains at the fourth spot with 10 points from two wins.

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