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Ultimate Table Tennis 2023 LIVE Score, Match 13: Bengaluru Smashers vs Goa Challengers - IndianOil UTT Live Updates & Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 25, 2023 21:40 IST

Bengaluru Smashers take on the Goa Challengers in a do-or-die contest as they look to stay alive in the competition. Which side will set themselves up for a qualification spot? Stay tuned to find out!

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21:40 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Goa Challengers qualify! It came all down to the very final game to decide which team would go through and it is Suthasini Sawettabut who delivered under pressure for her side! We have our first qualification and will have to wait a couple of days to find out which three teams will join Goa. Right then, that's all we have for you from this contest! Join us back tomorrow once again as Chennai Lions take on Dabang Delhi TTC. Until then, this is Viransh Shah signing off. Good night! 

21:38 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Goa Challengers 6-9 Bengaluru Smashers


Alvaro Robles 1-2 Kirill Gerassimenko (11-3, 8-11, 5-11)
Reeth Tennison 0-3 Manika Batra (5-11, 5-11, 7-11)
Alvaro/Reeth 2-1 Kirill/Manika (7-11, 11-8, 11-9)
Harmeet Desai 1-2 Jeet Chandra (7-11, 7-11, 11-10)
Suthasini Sawettabut 2-1 Natalia Bajor (7-11, 11-5, 11-7)

21:37 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Suthasini Sawettabut 11-7 Natalia Bajor
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 6-9 Bengaluru Smashers)


Suthasini does the job for Goa Challengers as they went one point ahead of Bengaluru Smashers overall on the points table. Suthasini sealed the final point with a backhand, forcing Natalia to hit it hard and aerial. Suthasini came back in style after losing the first game. Bengaluru have eventually won this tie but their qualification hopes will rely on the last two matches of the league stage. 

21:33 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Suthasini Sawettabut 8-7 Natalia Bajor

The players have changed the side and Suthasini continue to keep the lead ahead. Natalia aiming to bridge the gap with two straight points. 

21:30 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Suthasini Sawettabut 5-2 Natalia Bajor

Suthasini has kept Goa ahead in this sort of a virtual decider. Natalia needs to brace up for a comeback. 

21:28 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Suthasini Sawettabut 11-5 Natalia Bajor
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 5-9 Bengaluru Smashers)


Suthaisini bagged this one to keep her side in the hunt of the qualification. Natalia needs to win the last to keept their hopes alive for semi-finals.

21:23 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Suthasini Sawettabut 5-2 Natalia Bajor

Suthasini takes a three-point lead going into the break. Natalia needs to pull this one to mount the pressure. 

21:22 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Suthasini Sawettabut 2-2 Natalia Bajor

It was the longest rally of the day and Natalia won it to level the scores at 2-2. 

21:20 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Suthasini Sawettabut 7-11  Natalia Bajor
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 5-9 Bengaluru Smashers)


Natalia has sealed the game and the Bengaluru supporters in the stand goes berserk. A few smashes missed by Suthasini and some closed shots from Natalia got Bengaluru through this. 

21:17 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Suthasini Sawettabut 6-8  Natalia Bajor

Natalia has the two-point lead after Suthasini forces the shot out. 

21:15 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Match 5 (Women’s Singles) Suthasini Sawettabut vs Natalia Bajor

21:13 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Goa Challengers 4-8 Bengaluru Smashers


Alvaro Robles 1-2 Kirill Gerassimenko (11-3, 8-11, 5-11)
Reeth Tennison 0-3 Manika Batra (5-11, 5-11, 7-11)
Alvaro/Reeth 2-1 Kirill/Manika (7-11, 11-8, 11-9)
Harmeet Desai 1-2 Jeet Chandra (7-11, 7-11, 11-10)

21:12 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Harmeet Desai 11-10 Jeet Chandra
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 4-8 Bengaluru Smashers)


Harmeet won a consolation game here to give Goa an opportunity to strengthen their qualification chance. Although Jeet threatened for a stellar comeback, it was Harmeet who forced him to hit the ball out. Bengaluru are still in and need at least two more wins in the last match to boost their hopes for a semi-final spot. 

21:09 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Harmeet Desai 10-10 Jeet Chandra

And that's the first golden point of the Jeet. Jeet has forced this game to a goldent point with a firing shot to Harmeet right in the middle of his court.

21:08 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Harmeet Desai 9-9 Jeet Chandra
 
Jeet makes his best to push the game down the wire. Levels the game with four points in a row after lagging at 5-9 at one stage. 


21:06 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Harmeet Desai 8-4 Jeet Chandra

This looks out of Jeet's hand with Harmeet trying to drop as many shots near the net. 


21:05 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Harmeet Desai 5-0 Jeet Chandra

Harmeet makes a sensational comeback by slowing his game against the aggressive Jeet. The Surat-born paddler leaves no chance the moment there is an opportunity and smashes vividly. A good lead for now but can he maintain or extend it?


21:02 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result : Harmeet Desai 7-11 Jeet Chandra
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 3-8 Bengaluru Smashers)

What a terrific comeback from Jeet. Embraced patience when Harmeet was leading and stunned his senior with some brilliant wide-angled shots. It was Harmeet who threw the game by continuing to force errors. Bengaluru seemed to extend the lead and a qualification hopes is not far away now.

20:59 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Harmeet Desai 8-9 Jeet Chandra

Jeet won't give it back and persuaded Harmeet to make a couple of errors to regain the slender lead. 

20:57 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Harmeet Desai 6-6 Jeet Chandra

Harmeet makes a point here with four points and Jeet is now on the backfoot. Harmeet levels the scores at 6-6. 


20:55 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Harmeet Desai 2-5 Jeet Chandra

Harmeet was leading initially but Jeet forced him to play a few shots at net and took a three-point lead. The yougster shows some aggresion and Harmeet has no answers to it. 

20:53 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Harmeet Desai 7-11 Jeet Chandra
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 3-7 Bengaluru Smashers)


Harmeet's attempted smashes are benefitting Bengaluru Smashers as Jeet continues to pick some handy points. Harmeet once again sends the ball aerial and Bengaluru have another game in their bag. 

20:50 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Harmeet Desai 6-8 Jeet Chandra

Jeet is banking on Harmeet's lack of intent and forcing the Goa paddler to make unforseen errors. He continues to maintain the two-point lead. 

20:48 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Harmeet Desai 3-5 Jeet Chandra

Harmeet attempted for smash but only could push the ball at the net. Jeet takes a two-point lead into the break.


20:47 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Harmeet Desai 1-4 Jeet Chandra

The young Indian paddler is making a case against his senior pro. Three points in a row for Jeet and Harmeet needs to change his tactis from here. 


20:44 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Match 4 (Men’s Singles) Harmeet Desai vs Jeet Chandra

Harmeet to serve first and here we go for the fourth game of the night.

20:42 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Robles/Reeth 11-9  Kirill/Manika
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 3-6 Bengaluru Smashers)

What a game this was. Reeth and Robles never allowed Manika and Kirill to comeback even though the latter pair looked threatening with their jaw-dropping shots. The Goa duo relied on spin and cheekily found gaps here. Bengaluru's chances of qualification hang by thread at the moment courtesy Reeth and Robles' stunnings comeback to win the mixed doubles clash. 


20:38 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Robles/Reeth 9-6  Kirill/Manika

Reeth and Robles have found their mantra and they look unstoppable. Will Manika and Kirill take this game closer?

20:36 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Robles/Reeth 5-3 Kirill/Manika

Challengers keep the lead at two points as Reeth found a perfect gap between Manika and Kirill to leave for the break. A roar from Reeth and Goa seems to not give it easy for Bengaluru. 

20:34 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Robles/Reeth 2-2 Kirill/Manika

A thundering smash by Manika completely baffled Robles on the other hand. Bengaluru Smashers levelled 2-2 after conceding two early points. 

20:32 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Robles/Reeth 11-8 Kirill/Manika
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 2-6 Bengaluru Smashers)


Reeth and Robles have made a terrific comeback in the second game to bridge the gap after both conceded heavy lead in their respective singles' matches. Can Goa make a comeback from here on or will Bengaluru extend their lead? 

20:30 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Robles/Reeth 9-6 Kirill/Manika

Goa Challengers showing great signs for a comeack in this tie. Reeth and Robles maintain take the lead to three points.




20:28 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Robles/Reeth 5-4 Kirill/Manika

Reeth and Robles have made a great comeback here. Turned the 0-3 deficit into 5-4 to go into the break.

20:24 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Robles/Reeth 7-11 Kirill/Manika
(Tie Score: Goa Challengers 1-6 Bengaluru Smashers)

Bengaluru pick three consecutive points to seal the deal in the first game of the mixed double. Are they going for a heavy win in this tie? Stay tuned to find out.

20:21 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Robles/Reeth 7-8 Kirill/Manika

Yes, this one is not a one-side affair unlike first two matches (read it those six games). Bengaluru maintain the lead but Goa cannot be written off. 

20:19 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Robles/Reeth 4-5 Kirill/Manika

The doubles game seems to be an unpredictable one. Both sides engaging in short rallies but keeping each other on toes. Smashershave a slim lead of one point going into the break.


20:15 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Match 3 (Mixed Doubles) Robles/Reeth vs Kirill/Manika

20:15 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Goa Challengers 1-5 Bengaluru Smashers

Alvaro Robles 1-2 Kirill Gerassimenko (11-3, 8-11, 5-11)
Reeth Tennison 0-3 Manika Batra (5-11, 5-11, 7-11)

20:13 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Reeth Tennison 7-11 Manika Batra

Reeth Tennison hits the ball slightly right outside Manika's court and here the electrifying supporters of Bengaluru Smashers beats their dreams, not before giving out a huge roar. Manika blanked Reeth 3-0 and Bengaluru are just applying pressure on Goa, of course, that's what they are supposed to do as the qualification question mark hangs around. 

20:11 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Reeth Tennison 7-9 Manika Batra

Manika has continued to flourish, nullifying Reeth's defensive style and banking on her natural strokes. That's how long pimple rubbers work. 


20:09 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Reeth Tennison 4-5 Manika Batra

Manika takes a slender lead of one point into the break. Can she blank Reeth, who has employed much more defensive style of play?


20:07 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 3: Reeth Tennison 3-3 Manika Batra

Reeth made a sturdy comeback here with two quick points after Manika broke the first point. Manika levelled the scores with a thumping smash towards Reeth. 


20:06 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Reeth Tennison 5-11 Manika Batra

Manika bamboozled Reeth here in the initial stage. The Bengaluru paddler had a convincing lead of 9-0 at one stage but lost five points on the trot as Reeth breathed a sigh of relief of not losing the game on 11-0. Manika has pocketed another win here and if she makes 3-0 in the next then Bengaluru will extend a great lead. 

20:03 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Reeth Tennison 4-9 Manika Batra

Manika has rallied this game past Reeth with some heavy spin moment. The Bengaluru player took the game at 9-0 before conceding four points in a row.

20:01 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Reeth Tennison 0-5 Manika Batra

Manika converts Reeth's spin into heavy pace shots and the Tamil Nadu-born paddler could not match the pace in the rally. Manika leads with five points into the break. 

19:59 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 2: Reeth Tennison 0-3 Manika Batra

Manika exposing the gaps Reeth left on the right side and the senior Indian player takes three points in a row. 

19:57 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Reeth Tennison 5-11 Manika Batra

Manika put the shot wide and Reeth responded right to her opponent but outside the table. Manika has given another crucial lead to Bengaluru. Can they carry on the lead from here on?

19:56 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Reeth Tennison 4-10 Manika Batra

Manika trapped Reeth in the latter's own web. The spin trick failed as Manika's long pimple turned the direction of the ball aplty, Manika just one point away for a win. 

19:54 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Reeth Tennison 3-7 Manika Batra

Some outstanding smash by Reeth to dazzle Manika. But the senior Indian paddler picked a couple of straight points to keep the lead on.

19:53 (IST)25 JUL 2023

Game 1: Reeth Tennison 1-5 Manika Batra

Manika maintains a heavy lead into the break time. This is the chance for Smashers to capitlise and put the Challengers under the boat. 


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