In the first match of the week in Lucknow, UP Yoddha took on U Mumba in the Inter Zone Challenge week of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium. UP Yoddha failed to capitalise on home advantage as they went down 34-37 against U Mumba. In the other inter-zonal contests, Bengaluru Bulls, who were at the top of Zone B, took on Jaipur Pink Panthers, who were placed at the bottom of the pile with two losses and one win in three matches. Pink Panthers, however, emerged as the winners in the match, beating the Bulls by 30-28. Here is how the teams and players stand at the end of the two matches on the opening day of Lucknow.
1st match: UP Yoddha face defeat in the hands of U Mumba
UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar, Pankaj, Sulieman Kabir, Rajesh Narwal, Jeeva Kumar, Nitin Tomar, Rishank Devadiga, Hadi Tajik, Gurvinder Singh, Surendra Singh, Mahesh Goud, Santosh B.S, Ajvender Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sanoj Kumar, Gulveer Singh, Sunil, Sagar B. Krishna
U Mumba: Anup Kumar, E Subash, Surender Singh, Shiv Om, Hadi Oshtorak, Yongjoo Ok, Dongju Hong, Kuldeep Singh, Joginder Singh Narwal, Kashiling Adake, Nitin Madane, Shabeer Bappu, D. Suresh Kumar, Darsan, Shrikant Jadhav, Deepak Yadav, N. Renjith, Mohan Raman G
2nd match: Bengaluru Bulls go down against Jaipur Pink Panthers
Bengaluru Bulls: Ashish Kumar, Harish Naik, Sumit Singh, Ravinder Pahal, Ajay, Rohit Kumar, Sinotharan Kanesharajah, Sanjay Shrestha, Sachin Kumar, Gurvinder Singh, Mahender Singh, Pradeep Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, Ankit Sangwan, Amit, Rohit, Preetam Chhillar, Sunil Jaipal
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Ajit Singh, Santhapanaselvam, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh, Selvamani K., Jaemin Lee, Donggyu Kim, Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam, Somvir Shekhar, Pawan Kumar, Kamal Kishor, Tushar Patil, Vignesh B, Siddharth, Sunil Siddhgavali, Ravinder Kumar, Abhishek N., Rahul Choudhary