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PBL 2018: Ahmedabad Smash Masters vs North Eastern Warriors, Live Match Updates

Ahmedabad Smash Masters def North Eastern Warriors, 4-3
Updated: 26 December 2017 22:22 IST - Published: 26 December 2017 19:23 IST
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Goodnight!
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The PBL caravan now moves to Delhi, which is the second leg of the PBL 2018. We can't wait to see what unravels there!
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But what a smashing debut by the Ahmedabad Smash Masters! Their two star players -- HS Prannoy and Tai Tzu Ying -- delivered just what was expected of them. And they are looking absolutely all determined to take the title on debut!
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The Ahmedabad Smash Masters thus win the tie, 4-3. But those two wins in doubles will do a world of good to North Eastern Warriors' confidence as they head to the Delhi leg.
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The NE team wins their Trump Match and gets the vital 2 points!
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And the NE duo grabs the win soon after!

Final score: Cheol & Jung of NE Warriors def Reginald & Him of Ahmedabad, 15-8, 15-11
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What a rally it is!

Ahmedabad saves one point through some incredible defence!
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And they have match points.

14-10
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The NE pair is up 13-10
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The crowd just can't get enough of it!
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What a topsy-turvy match!

The home pair has stormed back to leap to 12-10
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The Ahmedabad pair has rebounded well and has inched ahead to 8-7 at halftime
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And the home pair is continuing from where they left.

They are up 5-3
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That was fantastic recovery from the home team. Can they do it for one more game?
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Ahmedabad collapsed in a heap of errors.


The home duo took every advantage of it to bag the first game, 15-8
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It's a four-point lead for the home pair
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And the home pair looks reinvigorated and goes up to 8-6 at halftime
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Big smashes from Cheol. We saw exactly this earlier in the mixed doubles match.

And the crowd is totally loving this!

The scores are all even now!


6-6
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The Ahmedabad pair looks more settled of the two.

Up 6-4
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It's 4-3 to Ahmedabad 
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It's upto Cheol & Jung to deliver this win to the home team. They face Reginald & Him.
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The home team will play for pride now. They have a Trump in the men's doubles match and will try to get two points to reduce the deficit.
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And Prannoy's win gives the Smash Masters an unassailable lead of 4-1, which pretty much wraps up the tie.
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