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Rinku stars as Bengal pip U Mumba to jump to second spot

Rinku Narwal produced an impeccable super tackle in the dying moments as Bengal Warriors defeated U Mumba 29-26 in a low-scoring thriller of the Pro-Kabaddi League here on Wednesday. In the raiding department Sukesh Hegde was the star of the show with eight points as he was ably supported by captain Maninder Singh (seven) and Iranian recruit Mohammad Nabibakhsh (five) to help Bengal clinch their second win of the home leg. Bengal are now unbeaten after the penultimate game of their home leg and have reduced the deficit to six points against leaders Dabang Delhi KC (59) who have a match in hand. Haryana Steelers (49) on the other hand are on third spot after playing out a draw with Jaipur Pink Panthers earlier on Wednesday. It was captain Maninder who starred in first-half half with five raid points as the Mumbai defence looked unorganised with just one tackle point as the home team led 16-13 in front of a boisterous crowd support. But U Mumba made a spirited comeback in the ...

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