PBL 2018: Lee Hyun Il, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's crucial contributions power Hyderabad Hunters to maiden title
South Korean veteran Lee Hyun Il and India’s teenaged doubles sensation, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy did the star turn for first-time finalists Hyderabad Hunters, and helped them annex the PBL title
Mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Pia Bernadet put up a dominant display in the last match of the encounter to clinch the the title and the winners' prize purse for the Hunters.
Prannoy beat fellow Indian Sai Praneeth 15-10, 15-8 in the second men's singles to give his team an unassailable 4-1 lead in the tie.
Premier Badminton League 2017-18: Hyderabad Hunters will bank on their star power to win third edition
"With Lee Hyun Il, (Yoo Yeon) Seong and Marin, we have the strongest team on paper," India's B Sai Praneeth, who will lead the Hunters' charge in the men's singles, declared.
Awadhe Warriors to Mumbai Rockets, as they handed out a 6/-1 drubbing to defending champions Delhi Acers in the course of their Premier Badminton League (PBL) pool clash at the jam packed Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday night.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated Nitchaon Jindapol as Awadhe Warriors spanked Delhi Acers 6-1 to register their second win in the second edition of the Premier Badminton League at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, in Lucknow on Thursday.
Saina Nehwal lost to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin but her side Awadhe Warriors still beat Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League encounter at the Gachibowli indoor stadium here tonight.