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PBL 2018: Delhi Dashers vs Mumbai Rockets, Live Match Updates

Mumbai Rockets def Delhi Dashers 4-1
Updated: 25 December 2017 23:28 IST - Published: 25 December 2017 18:40 IST
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Goodnight!
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What a thrilling finish to what was heading to be heading to be an easy win for the Mumbai Rockets.

The Mumbai team really had to work hard for the 4-1 win
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And they convert!


15-9 to the Bulgarian-Korean combine!
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Match point to the Mumbai pair.



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It's 10-7 to the Mumbai pair.


Within sniffing distance of victory
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It's a close contest in the second game.


Brilliant defence from the Delhi pair to make it 6-6
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Mumbai takes the opener, 15-11
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But Dae and Stoeva has stormed back to 13-11
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What a comeback from Chopra and Arathi!


So much aggression and intent!


9-9
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And the Mumbai pair is up 8-5 at the midgame interval
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The Delhi pair raced ahead to 4-2 but the Mumbai team came back to make it 6-5
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Suddenly, this tie has come alive!
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And thanks to that upset win in men's singles, Delhi is still in contention! Can they keep it going and win the all-important mixed doubles Trump Match?
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Houwei shows his mettle under pressure.

15-9
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Houwei finishes with a brilliant down the line  smash!!!!



Wow! Who saw that coming?
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And he adds 2 more!


14-9
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And would you believe it?


A surprising turn of events here!


Houwei takes five points on the trot to soar to 12-9
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Great response from the Chinese after the break.

He is back to 7-9
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Son Wan Ho has powered past the Chinese to 8-2 at the break
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4-2 to the Korean
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It's 2-0 to Son Wan Ho in the decider
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It's one game apiece.


Houwei takes the second game. 


15-13
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Son Wan Ho wrested away the momentum to surge to 13-12 but Houwei has hammered the brakes on his progress.


Houwei goes up to 14-13 
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We have our answer!


Son Wan Ho storms back to even things and make 10-10
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10-8 lead for Houwei.


How long can he keep his nose in the front?
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Houwei still has a 2-point advantage here.


8-6
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But the Delhi player has restored his lead through some accurate play.

6-4
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Houwei snatched a 4-3 lead but Son Wan Ho's stubborn defence ensures his joy is short-lived.


4-4
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It's 2-2 in the second game
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And the first game is in the bag for the Mumbai Rockets.


15-13 to Son Wan Ho
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And we are all even at 12-12
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And Son Wan Ho's big lead has suddenly vanished!


It's 12-11
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Houwei is now coming up with some fabulous angular smashes!


He has reduced the deficit to 9-11
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Son Wan Ho is now up 10-7.


Both players are now playing some engaging rallies
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Houwei is suddenly all fired-up after the break. Takes 2 quick points on the trot.


Trails 6-8
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It's 8-4 to the Korean at halftime.


Clearly, looking to lead his team to victory tonight!
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And Son Wan Ho has already imposed himself in this match.


It's 7-2 to the Korean
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Former World No. 1 Son Wan Ho is definitely the more favoured one in this match

They are tied 2-2 in the initial stages
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Vincent and Ivanov of Delhi are screaming with joy!


They have every reason to rejoice! Sung gives Delhi their first win after what has been a miserable night for Delhi so far.


With that win, Delhi now trail Mumbai, 0-2
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As Zhang fumbles at the net, Sung wins!

15-9 it was!
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And she regroups well.


Sung is now at match point.


14-9
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It's 12-8 for the Delhi player.


She just cannot afford to be complacent. Delhi is counting on her for their first win of the night.
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Sung still can't keep Zhang away.


It's just a three-point lead for the Korean now


10-7
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Sung brought her experience into play and made it an 8-5 lead for Delhi at halftime
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But Zhang is unfazed. She is still responding with quick hands at the net.

Now trails 4-5