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PBL 2018: Ahmedabad Smash Masters vs Hyderabad Hunters, Live Match Updates

Ahmedabad Smash Masters def Hyderabad Hunters 4-3
Updated: 29 December 2017 21:51 IST - Published: 29 December 2017 18:49 IST
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Goodnight!
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Ahmedabad might be a debutant team but they are very much looking like a contender for the title! Very strong, determined and well-balanced!
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And with that, Hyderabad add two vital points to their kitty and reduce the deficit to just one point in the final score!

It's a 4-3 win for the Ahmedabad Smash Masters!
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And Hyderabad take the Trump win!

15-14, 15-11
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And Hyderabad have now reached match points!

14-11
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Kido sends the shuttle long, opening the door slightly for Ahmedabad!

11-10
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Ahmedabad keep on trying hard but they have still not been able to level the scores

9-11
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Ahmedabad make a good comeback on resumption and now trail by one point

7-8
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8-4 to Hyderabad at the break
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And Hyderabad is running away in the second game!

Kido & Seong is up 6-0
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Remember this is Trump for Hyderabad.

They cannot win this tie but every match win counts!

They have a lot at stake!
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Hyderabad take advantage of that!

They bag the opener.

15-14
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Ahmedabad have a game point but they squander it!

14-14

What drama!
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It's 13-13


What a comeback from Reginald & Nandagopal!
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13-11 lead for the accomplished duo of Kido & Seong
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It's 9-8 to the Hyderabad pair
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Kido & Seong, have, however, weathered the storm and have come back to 8-6 at the interval
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And it is 6-3 already!
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Srikanth Kidambi's elder brother, Nandagopal is putting up quite a show!

Some great reflexes from him and those help Ahmedabad to go up to 4-3
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And because that was a Trump win, Ahmedabad take 2 point and wrap up tonight's tie already!

Hyderabad will now play for pride.
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That was a very confident performance from the World No. 10 after some initial resistance from his training partner at Gopichand Academy!

And this was his ninth PBL win on the trot!

Is he going to remain unbeaten in this season as well?
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And Prannoy wins as Sai sends the shuttle long!

15-8, 15-10
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Prannoy is now within sniffing distance of a win!

13-8
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POINT OF THE MATCH!!!!!!

Prannoy wins a 36-shot rally with a delectable drop!

10-7
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Prannoy up 8-5 at the mid-game interval.
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It's 6-4 to Prannoy

Thoroughly showing his power and intensity here!
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Here comes the down-the-line smashes from Prannoy and he is up 4-2
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It's 2-1 to Prannoy in the second game
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It's 15-10 to Prannoy

Ahmedabad looking very good in their Trump Match.
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Prannoy is now pretty much in control of this!

13-9 as Sai keeps on struggling
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Prannoy has levelled matters on resumption

8-8
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And it's 8-6 to Sai going into the interval.

Wow! Pretty impressive turnaround!
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Sai is moving Prannoy a lot now and has blunted his aggression through his deception.

6-6
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Sai pulls back a couple of points.

4-6
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Prannoy is smashing down 348kmph smashes and making it look like child's play!

5-2
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And he has settled in!

It's 4-2 to Prannoy!

The crowd is loving his big smashes!
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Prannoy is now targeting the lines!

2-2
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Sai is bringing forth his deft touches to surge to a 2-0 lead
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Prannoy is riding on an eight-match winning streak. Can Sai produce some magic?

What a treat this will be for the Indian fans!
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We have the first of our Trump Matches of the evening!

It's Ahmedabad's Trump Match as HS Prannoy takes on Hyderabad's B Sai Praneeth.
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That was a masterclass from Tai, who oozed brilliance on almost every shot! The young Raje might have lost, but this meeting so early in her career will do her a world of good. She can study this performance and learn a lot from this clash, that will surely help her career.
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And she has finished it!

A smiling Tai takes the 15-5, 15-6 win as the entire Ahmedabad dugout stands up and applauds her brilliance!
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12-4 to Tai

She is now in cruise mode!
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You can only watch her precision on every shot and wonder how she makes it every time!
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Tai now has a lead of four points.

8-4