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Chennai March Past Bengaluru, Book Place in Semi Finals

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BENGALURU: Chennai Smashers qualified for the semifinals after beating Bangalore Top Guns 3-2 in the last league match of the Premier Badminton League 2016 at Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, here today.

Chennai opted for the trump match in their very first game of the tie and Bangalore Top Guns then had to win all their matches to gain five points to make it difficult for the hosts.

Chennai’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro defeated Sameer Verma to dash the hopes of Bengaluru Top Guns by winning the match 15-10 10-15 15-8.

After Kuncoro’s triumph, there was no much interest left for the Bangalore side, but played to the delight of the fans by clinching the men’s doubles match 15-7 15-8.

The Bangalore pair of Hoon Thien How and J F Nielse beat Chris Adcock and Pranaav Chopra.

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
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Srikanth Kidambi then got Bangalore race past Chennai with a 2-1 lead when he overwhelmed his rival Brice Leverdez 15-4 15-12. The Indian star was too hot for the French shuttler.

 

 

 

 

P.V. Sindhu. (Image Courtesy: zeenews.india.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
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P. V. Sindhu, defeated Suo Di 15-12 15-7 in straight games.

Later, Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah, of Chennai Smashers defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Joaquim Fisher Nilesen in the mixed doubles tie 15-14 15-12, thus clinching the tie 3-2.

PBL: Second Straight Defeat At Home For Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Hunters suffered their second straight defeat at home as they lost to Chennai Smashers 3-4 in the Premier Badminton League at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

Even before Hunters played their trump match, the hosts were out of the contest losing three of the first four matches. Hyderabad’s move to change the mixed doubles combination backfired as Carsten Mogensen and Jwala Gutta failed to put up a fight against Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai. The match ended in just 16 minutes to silence the Indo-Denmark combination 15-7, 15-7.

Lee Chong Wei got Hyderabad back into the contest with a three game victory over Sony Dwi Kuncoro 15-3, 12-15, 15-8. Needing a victory to keep them in hunt, Hyderabad banked on Parupalli Kashyap. But Kashyap disappointed the home crowd once again losing to Simon Santoso 12-15, 12-15.

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy:  (zeenews.india.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
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In the crucial women’s singles, which was also the trump match for Chennai, P.V. Sindhu recovered from a mid-match slump to overcome Kathenthon Supanida 15-8, 14-15, 15-5.

In mixed doubles, Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido of Hyderabad defeated Chris Adcock and Pranaav Chopra of Chennai 15-12, 15-13. Though they lost the tie, this victory is important because Hyderabad secured two points from this match and the semifinalists are decided on points.

PBL 2016: Chennai Beat Mumbai 4-3

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MUMBAI: Mumbai Rockets geared up to face the Chennai Smashers on Sunday evening in their second tie of the Premier Badminton League.

P.V. Sindhu. (Image Courtesy: zeenews.india.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
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Mumbai, who had beaten Awadhe Warriors a day earlier, could not replicate their form, losing the tie 4-3. Chennai’s mixed pair of Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah got things rolling, beating their opponents Vladimir Ivanov and Kamilla Juhl 15-10, 7-15, 15-11 in the opening match of the evening. However, H.S. Prannoy, representing The Rocket’s levelled scores with Chennai beating Brice Leverdez of France 15-8, 15-11.

However, The Trump Match between the doubles pair of Mathias Boe and Ivanov against Adcock and Pranaav Chopra was very spectacular. The Mumbai duo raced to an easy 15-10 win in the first game, but Adcock and Chopra fought hard to take the next game 15-9. It was an extremely close contest in the decider Mumbai Rockets win the match 15-13.

P.V. Sindhu, the World No 12, also won her singles match against China’s Han Li 15-8, 11-15, 15-8.

Can’t Let Our Guard Down During PBL: Sindhu

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NEW DELHI: P.V. Sindhu is gearing up to give her best for Chennai Smashers and said in the 15-point format of the game, you cannot let your guard down even for a bit.

“The league will be interesting as a few new rules that are introduced will keep us on our toes. At no point can we leave our guards down,” said the two-time World Championship bronze medallist.

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

P.V. Sindhu.
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“A 15-point game means that we have to keep our hold on the game throughout, not allowing the other to run away with it. So yes, it will be an exciting time during the league as each day can see a new team ruling the points table.”

With shuttlers like Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Simon Santoso, Pranaav Chopra, Chris Adcock to name a few, Sindhu feels that her team will be able to deliver their best.

It is also noteable that P.V. Sindhu is one of the highest buys in the PBL 2016.