Pro Kabaddi Roundup (15/12/18): UP Yoddhas, Tamil Thalaivas, Jaipur Pink Panthers, and U Mumba all engage in draws


UP Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas played out a 25-25 draw in the Zone B of the 2018 Pro Kabaddi League. Jaipur Pink Panthers and U Mumba, too, played out a 35-35 draw in the Zone A of the tournament.

UP Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas engage in a nail-biting draw
UP Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas engage in a nail-biting draw.

U Mumba is still on the top of the mountain with 85 points from 21 matches. Jaipur Pink Panthers, meanwhile, languish in the bottom of the pile with 33 points from 17 matches. In the Zone B, Tamil Thalaivas sit rock-bottom with 38 points from 28 matches. UP Yoddhas is just a spot above them as they have 42 points from 19 matches.

Tamil Thalaivas had a 13-10 lead going into the break which they extended it to 16-12. However, UP Yoddhas slowly and steadily closed down the gap and escaped with a draw.

U Mumba had a 11-7 lead at one point before the half ended 14-12 in their favor. However, Deepak Hooda collected four points on the trot and made the scoreline 16-14. Jaipur Pink Panthers rode on that confidence and even made it 28-21 at one point. However, U Mumba displayed their gutsy spirit and overturned the scoreline from 24-32 down to 34-32 up.

Siddharth Desai successfully raided his last attempt to see out a 35-35 topsy-turvy draw.