An inspiring performance by the Mumbai defence unit coupled with raiders Guman Singh and Heidarali Ekrami’s combined haul of 22 points helped their team emerge victorious against Gujarat Giants by 37-29.

U Mumba and Gujarat Giants played out a fascinating contest in the first 30 minutes of the match. But, eventually, the raiders ensured that U Mumba walked off the mat as winners. 

Rakesh and Guman Singh picked up raid points for their respective teams as both sides kept trading points in the first ten minutes of the match. However, Rakesh reduced the Mumbai side to two players on the mat in the 10th minute. 

However, U Mumba managed to stay in the game after they tackled Rakesh in his very next raid and took the lead at 10-8. Mohit carried out a super tackle in the 15th minute as U Mumba widened their lead to pile pressure on their opponents.

Nonetheless, Gujarat's raider Parteek Dhaiya stepped up and helped his team level the scores at 14-14. Both teams went into the half-time break being locked at 16-16.

Gujarat and U Mumba continued to carry out a neck-to-neck battle in the second half as the scoreline read 20-20 in the 25th minute. Sandeep Kandola tackled Heidarali Ekrami, but soon after, U Mumba Captain Surinder Singh tackled Parteek Dhaiya. Both teams kept matching each other in each move in the tightly contested encounter. 

Shortly thereafter, Rakesh pulled off a fantastic raid in the 28th minute and helped his team take a 24-22 lead. But, moments later, U Mumba tackled Rakesh and regained the lead at 27-25. 

The U Mumba defence unit led by Surinder and Mohit continued their strong performance by gaining tackle points, which helped their team take a massive lead at 30-25. 

The Mumbai side extended their lead even further after inflicting an all-out in the 35th minute. U Mumba kept raging on and eventually closed out a comprehensive 37-29 victory.

In the next round of fixtures, Gujarat Giants will face a struggling Telugu Titans side on October 29 before U Mumba square off against Bengal Warriors on the same day.