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Players in action during a Pro Kabaddi League 2018 match between U Mumba and Dabang Delhi at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Vizag on Dec. 11. (IANS photo)

VISHAKHAPATNAM — Continuing their winning streak, title favorites U Mumba thrashed Dabang Delhi 44-19 in a completely one-sided affair of Pro Kabaddi League at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Dec. 11.

Once again, U Mumba witnessed an all-round effort as its raiders and defenders put in a convincing display.

Siddharth Desai (12 points) and Rohit Baliyan (8 points) were excellent in raid department whereas skipper Fazel Atrachali got a high five and Surender Singh with four points marshaled the defense superbly.

Delhi struggled to get going against a robust opposition and one of its players had a standout match. Meraj Sheykh had a match to forget for Dabang Delhi as he failed to get off the mark.

Despite the defeat Dabang Delhi remain in the hunt for a place in the playoffs.

Rohit got U Mumba off to a quick start with two raids in two minutes to see them lead 4-1. The first half saw Chandran Ranjit pick up a couple of raid points and no other raider from Dabang Delhi could get going.

It was Dabang Delhi's defense that kept them in the first half. For U Mumba Rohit Baliyan was in fine form and Surender made crucial tackles at the back.

U Mumba inflicted the first all out of the match in the 16th minute to lead 16-8. It was an impressive first half display from U Mumba as they went into the break leading 19-11.

Dabang Delhi were on equal footing at the start of the second half as they matched U Mumba point for point but still trailed 15-23 after 27 minutes.

Siddharth successful raid in the 30th minute led to another all out as U Mumba led 30-15.

After the second all out of the match U Mumba completely asserted the dominance. Delhi surrendered haplessly as in the last 10 minutes they could score just four points.

U Mumba inflicted another all out in the last five minutes and registered a comfortable 44-19 win in the end.

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