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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 02, 2018 22:43 IST

Awadhe Warriors def Ahmedabad Smash Masters 4-3


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And with that, we wrap up our coverage of what has been a most exciting and enthralling evening.

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And with this crucial win, the Lucknow team has gone up to the top spot in the PBL 2018 points table

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What a tie! What an evening! What sizzling badminton from both teams! This one was supposed to go all the way down to the wire and it did!

Awadhe men's doubles pair held their nerves and showed exceptional resilience in the second game to come back and take the win in straight games!

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The last point had to be decided by Hawk-Eye and it goes in favour of the home pair!

Awadhe Warriors take the men's doubles win as well as this tie

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match points!

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And now the Warriors have inched ahead to 12-10

Their hard work has seriously paid off!

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It's 10-10

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Ahmedabad still in front.


But they can't allow the home pair to come back if they really want to enforce a decider!

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8-6 to Ahmedabad at halftime

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Lucknow get a few valuable points but the effort is still not good enough to overhaul the Ahmedabad pair.

Smash Masters up 7-5

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Big turnaround from the visitors here, who can't stop attacking!


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But the Awadhe pair steadies themselves just in time and grabs the opener.


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What a comeback from the visitors!


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Nandagopal continues to make a few errors at the net and that is not helping the Ahmedabad franchise.

11-9 to Awadhe

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It's 10-6 for the home pair.

Can they keep their nose in front and take this game?

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It's getting closer and more exciting here. The Awadhe pair still has the lead.

8-5 at the interval

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It's 5-2 to the Awadhe Warriors duo

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It will all boil down to the men's doubles match now! 

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And that was a Trump win for the Smash Masters! They have thus grabbed two more points and levelled the score here at 3-3

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15-5, 15-14 win for Tai Tzu Ying.

Credit to Saina for battling back so hard and showing so much grit and determination!

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And Tai finishes with a delectable drop! Ahmedabad take the women's singles win.

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Service error from Tai at match point!

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And magically Tai has come back to 13-13

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Saina is playing very, very fast here. So much speed and power from the former World No. 1.

She wins a 28-shot rally!


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The net is pro-Lucknow now. The shuttle clips the top of the tape and falls to Tai's side

11-10 to Saina

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But she lets the shuttle dip long and it is back to 10-10

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And the gritty Indian has gone up to 10-9

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Big scream from Saina as she lures Tai to the net and finds the gap


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8-6 to the World No. 1 going into the interval.

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It's 6-6!

This is shaping up to be an enthralling contest!

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You never expect Tai to go away quietly without a fight!

And here she is back in this!


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Saina is trying to mix things up with great aggression and drops.


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15-5 goes to the first game to the World No. 1 Tai

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Tai simply keeps adding points like it was child's play!


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Tai surges to an 8-4 lead going into the interval.

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Tai can change the directions so quickly as well!

Saina loses her balance and trails 3-7

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A drop for a drop! That's Tai's brilliance!


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How does Tai manage to do it again and again? She never ever misses the line, no matter how far and deep she is into the court!


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Tai is already showing her deceptions at the net.


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Tai is already up 2-0

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And a cracking women's singles contest is coming up next! It's Ahmedabad's World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying vs Awadhe's former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal.

Tai plays the Trump for Ahmedabad

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And with that, Ahmedabad have their first point of the night and trail the Lucknow franchise, 1-3

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Prannoy is simply unstoppable, invincible! Use whatever adjective possible, it would still fall short of describing how Prannoy has been performing at the PBL since the start of Season 2!

Absolutely no hiccup against the World No. 3 Srikanth Kidambi. Prannoy made him look pedestrian!

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Srikanth saved as many as four match points but that late surge came too late!

Prannoy completes the job, anyway!

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Prannoy can do wrong here, while in contrast, most of Srikanth's shots have ended in errors!

14-8 for Prannoy

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What a dropshot from Prannoy that lands just inside the corner

Prannoy up 11-7
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