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PBL 2018: Hyderabad Hunters vs Delhi Dashers semi-finals, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 12, 2018 21:29 IST

Hyderabad Hunters def Delhi Dashers 3-0 to reach the final.

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21:29 (IST)12 JAN 2018

That wraps up our live coverage of the first semi-final of the PBL 2018.

Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from the second semi-final.

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

Goodnight!

21:28 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Tomorrow the Ahmedabad Smash Masters will take on the Bengaluru Blasters in the second semi-final.

Can Ahmedabad join Hyderabad in the final or will there be another Hyderabad vs Bengaluru match in the Hyderabad leg?

We'll find out tomorrow.

21:23 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Sai Praneeth and Carolina Marin did the job for the Hyderabad Hunters!

What a performance from the Hunters! And what amazing support from the crowd!

Marin will surely look to carry on this form and give Hyderabad their first PBL title!

21:18 (IST)12 JAN 2018

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21:17 (IST)12 JAN 2018

This will be the first final for the Hyderabad franchise!

21:16 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Hyderabad Hunters finish the semi-final with a 3-0 win

21:13 (IST)12 JAN 2018

People are jumping and celebrating...the entire dugout acknowledging the crowd's cheers!

Just fantastic scenes!

21:12 (IST)12 JAN 2018

WITH A DOWN THE LINE SMASH WINNER, MARIN WINS!!!!!!



HYDERABAD HUNTERS INTO THE FINAL!

21:11 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin makes 2 errors in her urgency to finish

21:11 (IST)12 JAN 2018

And Marin has MATCH POINTS!

14-7

21:09 (IST)12 JAN 2018

This is irrepressible Marin!

Pushes Sung to her backhand wing and finishes the point at the net on her forehand wing.

12-6

21:07 (IST)12 JAN 2018

WHAT A POINT!

Marin falls on the court but still manages to win the point with a lob!

Crowd on their feet!

11-4

21:06 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin is totally in control of the proceedings now!

10-4

Surely, there's no stopping the Spaniard?

21:03 (IST)12 JAN 2018

It's 8-3 to the reigning Olympic champion at the mid-game interval.

21:01 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Carolina is varying the angles and cutting down the angles on Sung's side.

5-2

20:59 (IST)12 JAN 2018

What a crosscourt smash from Carolina!

3-1 up in Game 3

20:55 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin takes the second game

15-10

20:55 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin lured Sung to the net and puts the shuttle away in the open court!


20:54 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Gorgeous volley at the net from Marin!

She is continuing to surprise the Korean!

13-10

20:52 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin at her best is SUCH A TREAT TO WATCH!

She just lifts the shuttle over Sung's head for a great lob!

Such intelligence!

12-8


20:49 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Just a flick of the wrist from Marin and she finds the corner!

10-7

20:48 (IST)12 JAN 2018

A few errors still coming from Marin's racquet....she really has to be careful here if she wants to ensure a decider.

9-7

20:46 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Big powerful smash from Marin to take a lead of 8-6 at the mid-game interval.

20:44 (IST)12 JAN 2018

THIS IS SOME GAME!

Sung is moving Marin to every part of the court in order to draw an error from her.

Sung trails 4-6

20:40 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Blazing start for Marin in Game No. 2.

She is finding EVERY CORNER OF THE COURT!

4-0

20:37 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin let go of one shot from Sung that landed right on the backline.

Poor judgement from the Olympic champion!

Sung takes the first game 15-12

20:36 (IST)12 JAN 2018

And Marin now forcing Sung into errors at the net

12-14

20:35 (IST)12 JAN 2018

And game points to Sung as Marin continues to struggle with the depth of her shots!

14-10

20:33 (IST)12 JAN 2018

The Korean is still ahead!

13-9

20:31 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin now making an attempt to keep the points short and taking the shuttle early as well.

7-11

20:28 (IST)12 JAN 2018

The shuttle goes long again from Marin.

Trails 5-10

20:27 (IST)12 JAN 2018

A 26-shot rally ended in Sung conceding a point.

8-5

20:25 (IST)12 JAN 2018

A few errors at the net from Marin gives an early lead of 8-4 to the Korean going into the mid-game interval.

20:23 (IST)12 JAN 2018

But Sung has regrouped....keeping Marin on the backcourt and finishing points at the net.

Sung up 6-3

20:22 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Marin already on the prowl!

She has stationed herself on the forecourt here.

3-3

20:21 (IST)12 JAN 2018

And it is 2-2 very, very quickly

20:20 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Sung attacking Marin's backhand and goes up to 2-0

20:19 (IST)12 JAN 2018

It's the BIG MATCH OF THE DAY NOW!

Carolina Marin vs Sung Ji Hyun

If Marin wins, Hyderabad will be through to the final because she is Hyderabad's Trump tonight!

20:13 (IST)12 JAN 2018

20:10 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Sai has beaten the Trump!

With that, the Hunters now lead 1-0

20:09 (IST)12 JAN 2018

It's a 15-9, 15-8 win for Sai Praneeth!

WHAT A PERFORMANCE

HE CAME, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED!

HIS BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LONG., LONG TIME!

20:08 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Match points galore now at 14-8

20:08 (IST)12 JAN 2018

The pace at which Sai has been playing has been unbelievable. Tian finding it hard to keep up with his speed.

Besides, Sai has been anticipating extremely well.

20:06 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Tian has been very error-prone tonight but he is trying to make a comeback here.

Lags behind 8-10

20:08 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Kids in Hyderabad are going crazy! Cheering so loudly for their team!

Sai leads 8-5 going into the interval

20:06 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Tian struggling with the drift and there's been errors in judgement.

Trails 4-6

20:06 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Ivanov trying to urge Houwei on.

He finds a crosscourt smash to come to 3-5

20:04 (IST)12 JAN 2018

It's a slender 2-1 edge to Sai in Game 2

20:00 (IST)12 JAN 2018

Sai can do NO WRONG!

This is just a sensational performance!

He bags the opener, 15-9
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