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PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs Hyderabad Hunters, Live Match Updates

Hyderabad Hunters def Awadhe Warriors 6-(-1)
Updated: 07 January 2018 22:33 IST - Published: 07 January 2018 17:48 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of Day 16 of the PBL 2018. Thanks for staying with us.

Hope you enjoyed the tie as much as we did.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates of Day 17 of the PBL 2018. 

Till then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

Goodnight!
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This unpredictable nature of sport is what makes it exciting. This is why we watch and love sports, because it is unscripted and nobody can ever predict what will actually pan out on a given day!
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This was seriously in nobody's predictions! The Hunters just clipped the wings of the high-flying Awadhe Warriors and pulled them back to the earth!

Now the Warriors are in doubt of a semi-final spot!

What a night! What a contest! What an all-round performance from the Hyderabad Hunters!

Understandably, the Hunters shuttlers could not stop screaming in joy after the match!
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Who would have thought of this? The Hunters were languishing at the bottom of the eight-team table prior to tonight's tie and the Awadhe Warriors were up in the second place!

More importantly, the Hunters had lost their last match 0-5 to the Delhi Dashers!

But how they turned it around in their very next match!
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It's an INCREDIBLE 6-(-1) win for the Hyderabad Hunters!!!!!!
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WHAT A DAY FOR THE HYDERABAD HUNTERS!

THEY HAVE WON EVERY MATCH TONIGHT!
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It's a 15-9, 15-9 win for the Hyderabad Hunters duo!!!!!!
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And Satwik comes up with powerful jump smashes just in time!

12-9
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And it's all level here.

8-8
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It's a much closer battle now but the Hunters still have their nose in front.

8-7
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The Hunters duo is now up 7-5
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Some fightback from the Awadhe duo. They have closed the gap to 3-4
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And they have picked up from where they left.

2-0
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The Hunters duo takes this game very, very comfortably.

15-9
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11-7 lead for the Hunters...sailing smoothly!
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The Hunters are well on their way to winning all the matches tonight!

8-4 lead at halftime
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It's a 5-3 lead for the Hunters pair
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The mixed doubles match is under way!
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Can the Hyderabad Hunters make it a whitewash?
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After Marin's Trump win, Hyderabad are now leading 5-(-1) in this tie!
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It's a 15-5, 15-7 win for Marin.

She came, she saw, she conquered.

Saina had absolutely no answer!
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It is 14-7 to Marin now.


She has been in prime form tonight!
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It's 11-6 to the Hunters shuttler now.
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It's 8-4 now for the Spanish shuttler.

Marin showing the form that won her the Olympic gold and two World Championships titles.
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Marin has inched ahead to 7-4 now.


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And it continues to be all even.

4-4
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Big scream from the Spaniard!

3-3
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3-1 to the Indian after Hawkeye confirms Saina's shot did indeed land on the sideline
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Saina now attacking Marin's backhand and is getting rich dividends.

2-0
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This is over in a flash!

The first game goes to the Spaniard.

15-5
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Saina lacking accuracy on her net shots. And with Marin looking so dangerous, she can hardly do anything.

12-5 lead for the Spaniard.
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Saina could hardly do anything to stop the Spaniard.

Marin looks determined and very, very confident with her aggressive game.

8-2
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And it is 3-1 to the Olympic champion
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Some quick exchanges at the net and it is 2-1 to Marin
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And it's 1-1 very quickly
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It's 1-0 to Nehwal
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It's now time for the BIG MATCH OF THE DAY

It's Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin

Can Saina give the Awadhe Warriors their first win of the night?

Marin is Hyderabad's Trump.
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This is Sai's first win of the PBL 2018.

And more importantly, Sai TRUMPS Awadhe's Trump!

With this win, the score now stands 3-(-1) in favour of the Hyderabad franchise.
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And Sai completes the job in style!

It's a 15-10, 15-10 win for the Hyderabad Hunters shuttler.
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Now it is Sai's turn to put the shuttle into the net
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Srikanth made it a four-point gap but ended with a smash into the net.

9-14
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Solid defence from Sai as he forces Srikanth to send the shuttle wide.

Sai up 12-6
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2 more points for Sri here after Sai makes errors.

4-10
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Srikanth now moving Sai to every part of the court and gets one point back.

2-10
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Almost every single point is sailing out for the World No. 3

He trails 1-9
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The Srikanth, who won four Superseries titles in 2017, is yet to show up.
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And it is 8-0 for Sai heading into the mid-game interval.

This is the first time this season that a player has gone into the break with a flawless 8-0 lead
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It's 6-0 in favour of Sai.


Sai is determined, aggressive and can do no wrong!