Kidambi Srikanth beats Ouseph 11-13, 11-7, 13-11 to clinch the tie for Awadhe Warriors
Kidambi Srikanth leads 6-2 in his game against Ouseph
Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal 15-14 11-5. It's all square between Hyderabad Hunters and Awadhe Warriors
Carolina Marin wins a thrilling game against Saina Nehwal 15-14. Great game
Saina Nehwal on the court to take on Carolina Marin
What a game! Awadhe Warriors' Ki Vincent holds his nerve to edge B Sai Praneeth 11-13 11-6 13-11. The away team leads 1-0
B Sai Praneeth wins a marathon game 13-11 against Ki Vincent. From being 10-8 down, it was a fabulous fightback
B Sai Praneeth leads 6-5 at interval in the first game gaint Ki Vincent. The home crowd getting into the act
Action is about to start. B Sai Praneeth to take on Wong Wing Ki Vincent shortly
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the Premier Badminton League 2017, where Awadhe Warriors take on Hyderabad Hunters in Hyderabad. Stick around for all the Live updates from the PBL
Day 1 Report: Hyderabad Hunters opened their Premier Badminton League (PBL) campaign with a 4-3 win over Chennai Smashers in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain overcame Rio Games runner-up PV Sindhu 11-8, 12-14, 11-2 in the highly-anticipated clash to give Hyderabad a 1-0 crucial lead.
Delighted with her win, Marin said: "It was a wonderful match and the way the crowd was behind, it was wonderful. Their support meant and lot and helped me to perform a lot better."
But Tommy Sugiarto pulled Chennai level with an 11-6, 11-8 win over B. Sai Praneeth.
British Adcock couple, Chris and Gabrielle won Chennai's 'Trump Match' over R. Satwiksairaj and Hoi Wah Chau 11-7, 11-9 to give the visitors the 3-1 advantage.
Trailing 1-3, the hosts needed to pull off their socks and they managed to make a sensational comeback as Rajiv Ouseph beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 6-11, 11-8, 11-6 to make it 2-3.
Hyderabad's tactic of making the men's doubles match as their 'Trump Match' paid off as Malaysian experienced customers Tan Boon Heong and Tan Wee Kiong moved past Mads Pieter Kolding and B. Sumeeth Reddy 11-7, 11-8 to ensure a 4-3 victory for Hyderabad.
With inputs from IANS
Updated Date: Jan 02, 2017 22:25 PM
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