Dabang Delhi triumph in a close game, while U Mumba start their home leg with a win in PKL Season 10

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The PKL Season 10’s Mumbai leg is off to a great start. The former Champion Dabang Delhi won a close encounter against the most successful team of the competition Patna Pirates by just 1 point. U Mumba registered a win against Bengaluru Bulls in their first game at home this season.

PKL Season 10: Dabang Delhi emerge victorious in a tight finish

Dabang Delhi continued their winning streak in the competition. They displayed excellent all-round performance in their last 5 games, especially in the absence of their star raider and skipper Naveen Kumar. Ashu Malik once again led the charge for Delhi with another Super 10.

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Dabang Delhi’s Ashu Malik with a super raid. Source: X

Dabang Delhi were off to a great start in the first half inflicting two all outs against the Pirates. The first one came within 10 minutes and the next one was at a mere 6 minutes later. Dabang Delhi took a lead of 13 points in the first half, thanks to Ashu Malik who never gave an opportunity for Prates defenders to tackle him in the first half.

Pirates defenders finally came with an inspiring approach as they delivered an all out to cut down the lead to six points. Then a super raid from Sachin has shrunk the difference. Sachin and Sudhkar brilliant raiding skills helped them to keep the margin within 3 points, but at the final moments, Dabang Delhi kept playing against time to take the game by 1 point.

Dabang Delhi moved to second position with this win, while Patna Pirates slipped a spot to 6th.

PKL Season 10: U Mumba dominates Bengaluru Bulls

U Mumba’s impressive home record continues as they started the campaign at home with another huge against the Bulls. Amirmohammad Zafardanesh and Guman Singh got the team off to a great start in raiding as they inflicted a runout against Bulls in the 7th minute. Both the raiders picked up points at will as they took the lead to 11-3 in the first 10 minutes. 

U Mumba tackles Bengaluru Bulls star raider Bharat. Source: X

Bengaluru Bulls manage to get first tackle in the 11th minute, as it sums up their miseries in defense. Bulls star raider Bharat couldn’t find any rhythm and Vikash Khandola offered some hope but was not enough to push their opponent on the back foot. U Mumba finsihed with 9 point lead in the first half.

Zafardanesh’s started the second half with a multi-point raid. Bittu came in place of Rinku for trapped Bharat to reach High 5 and the veteran Surjeet Singh produced his first ever super raid of his PKL career by dismissing three defenders. The hosts continued the lead and in the end the Bulls were left with nothing just to surrender.

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