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Pro Kabaddi 2019 Semi-Finals Highlights: Bengal win thriller to face Delhi in final

Pro Kabaddi 2019 Semi-Finals Highlights: While Dabang Delhi ousted reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls by 44-38, Bengal Warriors beat U Mumba by 37-35 right at the end to set up a debut final contest.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 17, 2019 12:52:29 am
Pro Kabaddi 2019 Semi-Finals Highlights: Bengal Warriors defeated U Mumba 36-35. (Source: PKL)

Pro Kabaddi 2019 Semi-Finals Highlights: Bengal Warriors set up the final of the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League after beating U Mumba 37-35, against Dabang Delhi, who triumphed against the reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls by 44-38 on Wednesday at EKA TransStadia, Ahmedabad.

While, Dabang Delhi used the force of Naveen Kumar to counter the one-man effort of Pawan Sehrawat, who got 18 raid points, Bengal Warriors relied on team effort to best U Muma in their captain’s absence. Bengaluru Bulls were behind the entire match, as they were bested by Delhi’s tackle points against lacklustre raiders. On the other hand, U Mumba’s five-match unbeaten streak was broken by a Maninder Singh-less Bengal Warriors, where Sukesh Hegde took charge with 8 raid points.

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Pro Kabaddi Semi-Finals Highlights:

21:51 (IST)16 Oct 2019

Bengal Warriors will face Dabang Delhi in the final of the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League on Saturday, after defeating U Mumba by 37-35. What a humdinger! After Jeeva got a slender one point, Sukesh Hegde wastes his entire time on his raid to run down the clock, and even with the heroics of Arjun Deshwal, the youngster couldn't do much to tie the score.

21:46 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 35-35 MUM

It's all level! All thanks to Abhishek Singh and Sandeep Narwal. Bengal Warriors are really in trouble. Little more than a minute to go now.

21:42 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 35-33 MUM

As Abhishek Singh picked up his tenth Super 10 of the season, Bengal Warriors are All Out! The tables have turned, as U Mumba have got 12 points in the last five minutes. What an ending it is heading towards!

21:40 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 33-29 MUM

After the official timeout, U Mumba have woken up! Boy oh boy, that's a Super Raid by Ajinkya Kapare! Four points for U Mumba!

21:38 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 33-25 MUM

Although the review was taken, it turned out to be unsuccessful for Bengal few minutes back. But they make up for their mistake by tagging Arjun Deshwal out. Prapanjan with the point. 

21:29 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 30-24 MUM

After a double entry from Bengal Warriors gifts U Mumba with a point, Surinder takes out Nabibakhsh with a block. Can U Mumba make it back? 

21:26 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 30-20 MUM

Although Sandeep Narwal tries his best to level the scores and gets something on his raid, he is sent to the bench by Nabibakhsh. And after that, Bengal Warriors dished out the second of the match to U Mumba! The lead is extended to 10 points.

21:23 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 25-16 MUM

After Abhishek Singh commits a self-out, Arun Deshwal saves his teammate by getting a raid point right after. Building on their momentum, Fazel Atrachali tries to stop Sukesh Hegde, but Bengal get a Super Raid. Four points! U Mumba in a spot of bother.

21:21 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 19-15 MUM

Look what we have here! U Mumba are on their way up, as in the last five minutes, Bengal have played straight into the hands of the team in orange. Fazel got a point with a tackle on Prapanjan, and then Abhishek Singh gets Nabibakhsh who attempted an ankle hold.

21:17 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 19-12 MUM

Prapanjan starts the half with an adventurous raid, taking away a touch point of Young Chang Ko! Bengal lead by seven points. 

21:10 (IST)16 Oct 2019
HT: KOL 18-12 MUM

Empty raids from Nabibakhsh and Sandeep Narwal end the first half, after Sukesh Hegde and Rinku Narwal and other raiders give Bengal a sudden lead. What a way to change the pace towards the end of that half. More to play in the second!

21:07 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 16-12 MUM

After Prapanjan was dashed out of the mat by Young Chang Ko, Rinku Narwal gets one for Bengal Warriors. Can the Bengal side maintain their lead?

21:04 (IST)16 Oct 2019
KOL 14-10 MUM

After Fazel Atrachali failed in his tackle, Bengal got a needed push and has taken a slender lead. Nabibakhsh get two quick points off Mohit and Surinder in is raids. Lead rises to two points, and then comes the All Out for U Mumba! Lead rises to four now.

21:00 (IST)16 Oct 2019

This match is so equally poised as the points are swaying from one way to another! Prapanjan gets another, and reduces U Mumba to three men. But Nabibakhsh was clumsy in his tackle afterwards, and gifts the opposition a point. 

20:58 (IST)16 Oct 2019

As Esmail Nabibakhsh struggled to escape the weight of four men, Sandeep pushed him back. Point for both teams. On the other hand, K Prapnjan completed 100, and Abhishek Singh completed 200 raid points this season. Maninder Singh not missed?

20:54 (IST)16 Oct 2019

Baldev Singh sends Athul MS out, and equals the score. It's very toe-to-toe contest here in Ahmedabad.

20:50 (IST)16 Oct 2019

Abhishek Singh opens his account with a hand touch on Mayur Shivtarkar, and then Surinder dashes Ismail Nabibakhsh out of the court with a dash. It's all happening here!

20:47 (IST)16 Oct 2019

U Mumba's Arjun Deshwal starts the encounter with an empty raid.

20:46 (IST)16 Oct 2019
Arjun Deshwal to terrorise?
20:41 (IST)16 Oct 2019
U Mumba lineup

Starting Seven: Fazel Atrachali (C), Sandeep Narwal, Surinder Singh, Young Chang Ko, Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal & Athul MS.