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PBL 2018: Awadhe Warriors vs North Eastern Warriors, Live Match Updates

Awadhe Warriors def North Eastern Warriors 4-3
Updated: 30 December 2017 22:32 IST - Published: 30 December 2017 18:53 IST
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And that wraps up our coverage of the day. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for staying with us!

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Goodnight!
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But with their second win on the trot, the Awadhe Warriors do look a big threat for all other teams. What a comeback that was from Saina Nehwal and she truly showed the heart of a champion!

Srikanth Kidambi had an unexpected loss, but the credit goes to the World No. 11 Wang Tzu Wei, who kept his cool and bagged the win for his team.

What an evening of sterling badminton that was!
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And with that vital win, the North Eastern Warriors make it a respectable score of 3-4. Considering the way they started, this was indeed a great effort!
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The Trump pair broke away from the tie with some smart shotmaking to bag the win.
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It's a tightly-contested game now as both the pairs giving their all.

10-10
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Awadhe up 8-6 going into the interval.
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It's 2-2 in the second game
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The Trump duo grabs the opener, 15-10
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The Trump pair has rebounded well on resumption.

11-9
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It's a slim advantage to the Awadhe pair as they lead 8-7
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It's 4-2 to the Trump pair
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What a win that was from the World No. 11!!! Completely decimated Srikanth in the last two games!
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The score now stands 4-1 in the Awadhe Warriors' favour!
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Wang beats Srikanth as the North Eastern Warriors have their first win of the night!

The NE Warriors dugout is jumping in joy!
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Srikanth saves a match point with a down the line smash!

6-14
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It's one-way traffic as Wang looks unstoppable!

13-4
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9-4 to Wang as Srikanth has lost his way
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Wang is mixing up his shots so well.....managing to outfox Srikanth time and again.

7-3
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Srikanth is going for his usual smashes but his lack of accuracy is not helping him.

2-5
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Wang looks absolutely dialled-in.

4-0
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The shuttle goes long as Wang wraps up the second game, 15-9
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A couple of good smashes from Srikanth as the Indian seems to have found a bit of his fire!

8-13
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It's 10-4 to Wang as Srikanth just doesn't seem to have any answer!
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And the efforts of Wang have paid off! Wang is up 8-4 going into the interval.
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And 4-4 as Wang is putting up some stiff resistance!
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It's 2-2 in the second game
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15-10 to Srikanth as Awadhe have a one-game lead!
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So much aggression and intensity from Srikanth. His reflexes are just brilliant to watch!

13-7
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Some errors from Wang as Srikanth still has his nose in front.

9-6
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In a very quick opener, Srikanth is up 8-4 at the interval.
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4-2 lead for Srikanth
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Awadhe have already won the tie but they are looking to win all the points on offer tonight. Can they totally blank the team from Guwahati?
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It's 2-0 to the Indian already
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It's Srikanth Kidambi up next as the Awadhe player takes on the NE Warriors' World No. 11 Wang Tzu Wei.
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And with that win, the Awadhe Warriors have already wrapped up tonight's tie!

It's 4-0 to them with 2 matches still left to go!
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And Saina shows for the umpteenth time why she is such a big champion! 
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WHAT A MATCH! WHAT FIGHT! WHAT RESILIENCE FROM SAINA NEHWAL!!!!!
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Li sends the shuttle wide!

Saina wins 6-15, 15-13, 15-13
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Michelle falters on a drop and Saina screams!

Match point to Saina

14-13
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It's 13-13

The Awadhe dugout and the crowd have gone crazy with excitement!
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Would you believe it?

Li goes up as Saina fumbles on a shot and sends it long!

13-12
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It's 11-11 now


What a match! What fight from both girls!
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Things are getting tight here!

Saina has a lead of only one point!

10-9
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So much aggression and intensity from the former World No. 1 now!

A down the line smash from Saina to go up to 9-6
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It's 8-3 to Saina at the interval
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Saina in cruise control mode now!

6-1