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Delhi Dashers rout Hyderabad Hunters in Premier Badminton League

Delhi Dashers thrashed Hyderabad Hunters 5-0 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) tie at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Sunday.

other sports Updated: Jan 01, 2018 10:21 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Delhi Dashers’ Vincent Wong Wing Ki celebrates after defeating Hyderabad Hunters’ Lee Hyun Il in the Premier Badminton League tie at New Delhi(PBL)

Delhi Dashers blanked Hyderabad Hunters 5-0 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) contest at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday.

Delhi began the tie with a bang as their Russian men’s doubles pair of Ivan Sozonov and Vladimir Ivanov breezed past Indonesia-South Korean combination of Markis Kido and Yoo Yeon Seong 15-9, 15-11.

Delhi’s Vincent Wong Wing Ki defeated Lee Hyun Il 13-15, 15-11, 15-4 in Hyderabad’s ‘Trump Match’ to add one more point for the hosts. More importantly, the defeat in the men’s singles contest left Hyderabad’s tally into the negative (-1).

Hyderabad needed reigning Olympic women’s singles champion Carolina Marin to deliver. And the two-time world champions lived up to her reputation, getting the better of Sung ji Hyun 15-10, 15-12. Despite the loss, Hyderabad trailed 0-2 in the tie.

In the second men’s singles match, Tian Houwei, playing Delhi’s aTrump Match’, defeated B. Sai Praneeth 15-14, 14-15, 15-10 to give the hosts an unassailable 4-0 lead, sealing the tie.

In the final match, Ashwini Ponnappa and Vladimir Ivanov went past Pia Zebadiah and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 15-11, 15-12 to make it 5-0. The win ensured that they end their home leg in an emphatic fashion.

First Published: Jan 01, 2018 09:23 IST