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PBL 2018: Hyderabad Hunters vs North Eastern Warriors, Live Match Updates

Hyderabad Hunters def North Eastern Warriors, 5-2
Updated: 24 December 2017 23:19 IST - Published: 24 December 2017 19:22 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our Day 2 coverage of the PBL 2018. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying with us!

Do join us tomorrow for the Day 3 coverage.

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

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What a performance that was from the Hyderabad Hunters! They came, they saw and they conquered! And with that, they have made their intentions very clear. They have their eyes set on the big prize -- their maiden PBL title!
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Hyderabad Hunters def North Eastern Warriors, 5-2
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Final score: Rankireddy & Zebadiah of the Hunters def Cheol & Sawant of the NE Warriors, 15-8, 15-11
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And the Hunters take the win, 15-11
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The Hunters pair moved their opponents to both sides of the court to get match points
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Hyderabad keep their nose in front, despite a spirited fightback from the debutants.

12-11
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But with Satwik on the other side, they cannot hope to continue it for a long time.


The visitors are up 9-7
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The home team has pulled back a few points on resumption.

They now trail 7-8
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It's 8-5 for the Hunters at the interval
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They are still in front after a series of brilliant exchanges.


Satwik is bringing forth his excellent smashes.


7-3
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The Hunters are completely dominating this contest.


4-1 in the second game
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The Hunters have wrapped up the first game.

15-8
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And the gap is increasing more and more.

It's 12-6 to the Hunters 
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It's 8-5 for the visiting team at the interval
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It's a close contest right now.

Satwik & Zebadiah of the Hunters are up 5-3
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Next up is the mixed doubles match, which is the final match of the day!


Cheol & Sawant of the NE Warriors take on Rankireddy & Zebadiah of the Hunters
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Final score: Wang Tzu Wei of the NE Warriors def Sai Praneeth of the Hunters, 11-15, 15-6, 15-6
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Thanks to the Trump win, the Warriors get 2 points.
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And NE Warriors get their first win of the day, and that too a Trump win!

15-6
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And it is match point courtesy of a no-look backhand lob!
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It's completely one-way traffic now!


13-6
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11-6 for Wang.


The NE team members are on their feet!
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It is 8-6 to Wang at the interval
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7-5 in Wang's favour.



And the NE dugout can't stop screaming!
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6-4 it is to the World No. 11
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The NE dugout is trying their best to urge on their star shuttler 
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We are still all level after Wang wins a challenge.


4-4
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But wait, Sai storms back with a flurry of smashes and makes it 3-3
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This match is all sorts of exciting now!

Wang has gone up to 3-1
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Can Wang continue the momentum and deliver the home team their first win of the day?
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And he converts his first game point!


15-6


We are onto a decider!
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Fantastic display at the net by Wang!

14-6
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And it is 12-3



It is a 9-point lead!!
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Wang is relentless!!!!!


He has a big 10-3 lead
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And Wang has maintained the momentum to surge to 8-2 at the break
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Wang has made a great start. Looks determined to enforce a decider.

Up 5-1
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It will be very costly for the home team if they can't win their Trump Match.
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And Sai takes the first game.

15-11
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Game point for the Hunters player.


14-11
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Sai's strokeplay is in full display now.


12-10 he leads
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Wang puts the shuttle into the tramlines and gifts Sai a point
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It's 10-10
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It's 9-9 currently
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Sai rebounds to take an 8-7 lead at the half-time
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What great touch from the Hunters player!


It's all level at 7-7
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Sai is steadily clawing his way back into this game now.

7-5 is the lead for the NE player