Olympic star PV Sindhu got the higher of Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun within the fourth match handy the Smashers triumph with a match in hand.
Bengaluru: Chennai Smashers, enjoying their home leg in Bengaluru, convincingly secured a semifinal berth in the Premier badminton League by defeating the Mumbai Rockets 4-3 at the Koramangala Indoor stadium, on Tuesday.
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Olympic star PV Sindhu got the higher of Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun within the fourth match handy the Smashers triumph with a match in hand. within the opening match, the Smashers dropped some extent as HS Prannoy ignored off Parupalli Kashyap 11-9, 13-11. Rockets continued their rampaging kind as Prannoy raced away to a 6-2 lead before winning the primary game 11-9.
Kashyap looked to bounce back within the second, taking a snug four-point lead at 6-2. Returning from break, Prannoy, who has been in properness fought back to level 7-7, before winning the primary match for the Rockets 13-11.
The Chennai outfit took subsequent 2 matches. The mixed doubles tie, the Smashers’ trump match, saw Chris Adcock and partner Gabrielle Adcock
The comeback from a game right down to win 11-9, 11-2, 11-7 against Chirag Shetty and Nadiezda Zieba.
Having picked up 2 crucial points within the trump match, the Smashers notched up their second men’s singles match yet as Tommy Sugiarto defeated Ajay Jayaram. Sugiarto rallied to win 11-2, 11-5.
With 2 wins in their pocket, Smashers’ star PV Sindhu walked onto the court and smashed her well past Sung ji Hyun. The pair went neck-and—neck within the opening game, before Sindhu took the primary at 11-8. She then bound up the second 12-10.
In the final match, Mumbai’s trump match, the Rockets couple Yong Dae Lee, and Nipitphon Puangpuapech collected 2 points for the city, with a simple 11-3, 11-5 convert Smashers’ Chris Adcock and Mads Peter Kolding.
Results: Chennai Smashers bt Mumbai Rockets 4-3: Parupalli Kashyap it to HS Prannoy Sept. 11, 11-13; Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock bt Chirag Shetty/Nadiezda Zieba Sept. 11, 11-2, 11-7; Tommy Sugiarto bt Ajay Jayaram 8-11, 11-2, 11-5; PV Sindhu bt Sung Ji Hyun 11-8, 12-10; Chris Adcock/Mads Peter Kolding it to Yong Dae Lee/Nipitphon Puangpuapech 3-11, 5-11.