In PKL 8, UP Yoddha registered a thrilling win over U Mumba by 35-28. With this, the team of UP Yoddha has made it to the playoff and the team of U Mumba is out of the race for the playoff. U Mumba has become the fourth team to be dropped.
UP Yoddha created history in PKL 8
This is the fourth season of UP Yoddha in PKL and has reached the playoffs every time. They are the only team to do so. However, Pardeep Narwal flopped badly in this match and could only get 6 points. He was also out 6 times. Surender Gill scored the maximum 7 raid points.
After the first half, UP Yoddha took an 18-12 lead against U Mumba. Pardeep Narwal started the match brilliantly and he scored three points (2 touches and a bonus) with a super raid. U Mumba also came back well and V Ajit Kumar got points in the raiding for them. However, UP Yoddha’s team came close to all-out U Mumba thanks to Pardeep Narwal’s raiding and defense backing. Rinku did a super tackle once to Pardeep Narwal, but before the end of the first half, U Mumba was all-out by UP Yoddha. Pardeep Narwal scored the maximum 6 points in the first half and Rinku scored 4 points in the defense
U Mumba started the second half well. First he tackled Surender Gill, then Abhishek Singh did a multi point raid and then Pardeep Narwal was also tackled. Because of this, U Mumba’s team came close to all-out UP Yoddha and they did so in the 27th minute of the match. Rinku played a key role in the all-out while completing his High 5. U Mumba did not let Pardeep Narwal walk in the second half and that is why UP struggled.
Surender Gill scored a super raid in the 30th minute to get three touch points to give UP Yoddha the lead once again. Rahul Setpal also narrowed the gap with a multi point raid. Soon the defense of both the teams took over the command and did not let the raiders run at all. Because of this no team got more leads.
In the end, the match turned out to be very exciting, but UP Yoddha ensured their team with a stellar performance in defense and raiding. Surender Gill dismissed both the defenders of U Mumba in the last raid of the match and due to this, Mumba was all-out. UP Yoddha won the match in a thrilling manner.