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PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Rockets, Live Match Updates

Mumbai Rockets def Awadhe Warriors 4-1
Updated: 04 January 2018 22:52 IST - Published: 04 January 2018 17:49 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our live coverage of Day 13 of the PBL 2018. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live updates from the Chennai leg of the league.

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

Goodnight!
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The Awadhe Warriors, still, however lead the points table with 13 points.
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But Awadhe will be happy with two confidence-boosting wins for their stars players -- Saina Nehwal & Kidambi Srikanth. Today's wins will stand them in good stead as we approach the knockout stages of the PBL 2018.
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What a contest! The Awadhe Warriors were the favourites in this tie but the Mumbai Rockets began with an upset Trump match win and that totally overturned all predictions.
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Mumbai win this tie 4-1
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And Lee Yong Dae finishes the job!

15-13, 15-12
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Or Chin Chun comes up with a beautiful crosscourt shot!
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Lee Yong Dae smashes into the net!

One match point saved
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Match points to Mumbai Rockets now!

14-10
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The Awadhe dugout on their feet as their pair reduces the deficit to two points!

9-11
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Just sublime play from Lee Yong Dae!

10-7
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8-5 to the Mumbai duo at the interval.
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It's 3-3
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A 42-shot rally in the second game!

Wow! What a game this already is!
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But Mumbai get the job done, anyway!

First game to Mumbai Rockets!

15-13
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But Awadhe Warriors have pulled back 3 points to trail 13-14
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Pretty smooth sailing for the Trump pair of Mumbai so far.

They are looking for 2 points to hammer the home team tonight
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And they have quickly reached game points now

14-10
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The Trump duo regroups and goes up to 8-6 at the interval.
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Awadhe pair now up to 5-2

Can they upset the Trump duo?
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Evenly poised at 2-2
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It all boils down to the final match of the day now. Who will win this? The final outcome of the tie depends on this.
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And with that, Awadhe get one more point and they now trail 1-2
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Son Wan Ho did struggle with a back issue. But that does not take away anything from Srikanth's magnificent victory!
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And Kidambi finishes in style!

15-13, 13-15, 15-4
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Match points to Srikanth!
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Look at the speed, the angle and the jump smashes!

Srikanth at his best!

13-4
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It's absolutely one-way traffic in this game! Srikanth can do no wrong!

11-4
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Srikanth goes into the interval comfortably placed at 8-4
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Srikanth looks pumped up and very, very determined

Very positive body language from the India No. 1

6-2
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Srikanth is attacking and moving well.

Still up 4-2
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It's 2-1 to Srikanth in the deciding game
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Son takes the second game 15-13

What a match this is!
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Yet another from the Indian!


13-14
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Srikanth on the prowl!

Saves one game point through a deep smash.


12-14
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But he loses the momentum through a string of errors!

Game points to Son

14-11
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Just beautiful play from the Indian now!

Moving better and coming up with fabulous drops.

He now trails 11-12
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Son is attacking early and taking the game away from Srikanth

12-7
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The Korean is still going strong. Suddenly Kidambi has no answer!

Son up 10-6
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It's 8-4 to the Korean going into the interval.
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And Son is BACK AND HOW!

He takes FOUR points on the trot to lead 7-4
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Srikanth leads 4-3

But Son Wan Ho has asked for the team doctor to treat a back problem
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And Kidambi has levelled matters pretty soon!

3-3
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Son Wan Ho is still ahead at 3-1
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Just like the first game, Son Wan Ho has opened up a 2-0 lead in Game 2 as well.
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Srikanth was really struggling in the last couple of matches. But is this a sign of things to come?

Is the old Srikanth back?
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And Srikanth has steadied himself to snatch the first game

15-13