PBL 2017, Day 4 Highlights: Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 2-1

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PBL 2017, Day 4 Highlights: Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 2-1
  • 22:03 (IST)

    That's all from us. Thanks for tuning in today. We will be back covering the upcoming matches in the Premier Badminton League

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    Mumbai Rockets win both their ties in the home leg. Great start to the tournament for them

  • 21:59 (IST)

    HS Prannoy beats Sameer Verma 11-6, 11-7 as Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 2-1

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    Sameer Verma leading 6-5 at the interval in the second game. This is a must win game for Hyderabad

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    Sameer Verma leads 6-3 at the interval in the first game. This is their trump match

  • 21:37 (IST)

    HS Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets takes on Hyderabad Hunters' Sameer Verma in winner takes all match

  • 21:30 (IST)

    Hyderabad Hunters beat Mumbai Rockets 11-13, 12-10, 15-14. They now take 2-1 lead in the tie. 

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Mumbai in trouble as they trail 6-3 at the interval in the final game. This is their trump match

  • 21:11 (IST)

    Hyderabad Hunters fight back to win the second game. All to play for in the final game

  • 21:03 (IST)

    Hyderabad Hunters leading 6-5 in the second game of the Mixed Doubles match. Mumbai won the 1st game

  • 20:57 (IST)

    Mumbai win the first game of their Mixed doubles trump match 13-11.

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    Mumbai storm to a 6-2 lead at the interval in the first game of the Miixed doubles match

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    Mixed doubles contest underway. This is a trump match for Mumbai who lead the tie 2-1

  • 20:39 (IST)

    Hyderabad Hunters' Rajiv Ouseph beats Ajay Jayaram 11-7, 11-8. Mumbai still lead 2-1

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Ajay Jayaram coming back stronger in the second game. Leads Ouseph 6-4 at interval

  • 20:26 (IST)

    Rajiv Ouseph wins first game against Ajay Jayaram 11-7. Hyderabad need him to fire

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Rajiv Ousephs leading 6-5 at the interval in the first game against Ajay Jayaram

  • 20:15 (IST)

    Mumbai Rocket's Ajay Jayaram will face Hyderabad Hunters' Rajiv Ouseph in Men's Singles game next

  • 20:08 (IST)

    Ji Hyun Sung beats Carolina Marin 11-7, 7-11, 14-12. Mumbai leads 2-0

  • 20:04 (IST)

    TWIST! Match point for Ji Hyun Sung now. Its 12-11

  • 20:02 (IST)

    Match Point! Carolina Marin just a point away from winning the match and levelling the tie for Hyderabad

  • 19:54 (IST)

    Carolina Marin has upped the ante. She leads 6-4 at the interval against Ji Hyun Sung

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    Ji Hyun Sung wins the first game against Marin by a margin of 11-7. Good start to the day for Mumbai Rockets

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    Mumbai Rockets' Ji Hyun Sung takes a 4-3 lead in her match against World No 2 Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters in Women's singles

  • 19:24 (IST)

    Mumbai win the men's doubles convincingly 11-9, 11-5.

  • 19:19 (IST)

    The next match will be the much anticipated clash between Carolina Marin and Sung Ji Hyun. 

  • 19:18 (IST)

    Mumbai Rockets win the first match in straight games with a 11-9, 11-5 scoreline. 

  • 19:17 (IST)

    Mumbai Rockets are on course for victory in this first match, leading 9-3.

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Nipitphon and Lee Yong Dae are in control of the second game, leading 5-1. 

  • 19:10 (IST)

    The Mumbai duo has won the first game 11-9.

  • 19:06 (IST)

    Hyderabad's Tan and Heong have rallied to level up the first game. 

  • 19:04 (IST)

    The Mumbai pair of Nipitphon and Yong Dae have raced to a 6-2 lead. 

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Mumbai are already leading by 3-0 in the first game. 

  • 19:01 (IST)

    The first match of the day, a men's doubles event, has commenced. 

  • 18:55 (IST)

    The home team, Mumbai Rockets, have also stepped onto the court, with Ajay Jayaram leading the way.

  • 18:54 (IST)

    The Hyderabad Hunters, led by Sameer Verma have come on to the court.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    Carolina Marin has a 6 to 1 advantage in her head-to-head stat against Sung Ji Hyun and the Korean will be looking to break that dominance. 

  • 18:35 (IST)

    The order of play is out. Mumbai Rockets' Sung Ji Hyun vs World No 2 Carolina Marin should be a spectacular game. 

  • 18:32 (IST)

    Mumbai are currently placed second in the table, whereas Hyderabad are fourth and will be looking to improve. 

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    On the other hand, the Hyderabad Hunters were on the receiving end of a 5-0 rout against the Awadhe Warriors. 

  • 18:20 (IST)

    The Mumbai Rockets are coming off the back of a historic victory against the Delhi Acers, where the scoreline read Mumbai: 6, Delhi: -1

  • 18:15 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to our live blog for Day 4 of the Premier Badminton League! The Hyderabad Hunters will take on the Mumbai Rockets tonight.

  • 00:50 (IST)

    That's it from us here  from the NSCI in Mumbai. Both the fixtures - Chennai vs Bengaluru and Mumbai vs Delhi - were pretty one-sided in the end. Mumbai will be in the action tomorrow again and will face Hyderabad Hunters. Don't forget to join us for the live coverage tomorrow. 

  • 00:45 (IST)

    Mumbai win the match 11-9, 11-9. They won all their matches of the night. A commanding performance by them. The final scoreline - Mumbai: 6, Delhi: -1

  • 00:41 (IST)

    Match point for Mumbai.

  • 00:39 (IST)

    It is advantage Mumbai. They lead 8-6


Day Three Report: Local lad Ajay Jayaram and Kerala-born HS Prannoy pulled off spectacular wins over more fancied rivals to power Mumbai Rockets to a clean sweep of all five matches and a 6-0 score-line against holders Delhi Acers in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The home team fired on all cylinders in a clinical display to beat the defending champions at the NSCI Stadium with Ajay providing the early momentum with a shock opening men's singles victory over world No 2 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark.

File photo of Mumbai Rockets' Ajay Jayaram. AFP

File photo of Mumbai Rockets' Ajay Jayaram. AFP

The India world No 19 won the first game of the trump match, for Delhi, in dramatic fashion over extra points at 15-14 before breezing through the second 11-4 in the two players' first-time meeting to give the hosts an early advantage late last night.

While Jayaram's win was huge, Prannoy fought off a nervy Korean world No 4 Son Wan Ho to hand Mumbai a 2-0 lead. The 11-9, 11-9 win over Son meant that the loud Mumbai crowd saw yet another player ranked in the top five losing.

Such was the pressure Prannoy put on Ho that the Korean ended up netting his serve when the home boy was up match point.

The mixed doubles, which was a do or die encounter for Delhi, saw their team of Russian Ivan Sozonov and India's Maneesha K put up a fight, but eventually it was Mumbai's Korean-Polish combine of Lee Young Dae and Nadiezda Zieba who won 11-5, 8-11, 11-9.


Mumbai Rockets then had Ji Hyun Shung win her trump match, downing Delhi's Mumbai-born lass Tanvi Lad 11-6, 11-8. And finally, Lee Young Dae and Nipithphon P carved out a straight game win over Ivan Sozonov/Vladimir Ivanov 11-9, 10-9 to complete the rout.

The fine victory also boosted the Rockets to the second place on the table with a 6-0 points advantage behind Chennai Smashers who yesterday demolished Bengaluru Blasters 5-0 for their first win in two contests

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Jan 04, 2017 06:10 pm | Updated Date: Jan 04, 2017 10:03 pm


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