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Ultimate Table Tennis 2023 LIVE Score, Match 14: Chennai Lions vs Dabang Delhi TTC - IndianOil UTT Live Updates & Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 26, 2023 21:34 IST

Qualification is on the line for Chennai Lions and Dabang Delhi TTC as they lock horns in Match 14 of UTT 2023. Although both sides should qualify quite comfortably unless Chennai can pull off the impossible, they will want to give it their all and take some momentum going into the playoffs. Stay tuned for live updates!

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21:34 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Delhi Dabang TTC won their final tie by a margin of 9-6 to topple Chennai Lions on the points table by just one point. The final game of the night between Prapti Sen and Barbora Balazova was the decider for the table topper with the latter ensuring Delhi move up first to boost their morale high ahead of the semi-final round. Bengaluru Smashers have been knocked out of the UTT season 4. The winner between Puneri Paltan and U Mumba TT will seal the final slot available for the knockout round. Until then, this is Viransh Shah signing off. Good night!

21:27 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Tie Score:

Chennai Lions 6-9 Dabang Delhi TTC

Sharath Kamal 0-3 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (10-11, 3-11, 6-11)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Sreeja Akula (11-8, 8-11, 11-8)
Sharath/Yangzi 1-2 Sathiyan/Barbora (7-11. 6-11, 11-7) 
Benedikt Duda 2-1 Jon Persson (8-11, 11-6, 11-7)
Prapti Sen 1-2 Barbora Balazova (6-11, 11-4, 9-11)

21:24 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Prapti Sen 9-11 Barbora Balazova

Barbora left Prapti stranded at 9 points as the Slovakian player sealed four points in a row to take the match 2-1. Prapti was terrific throughout the game, had a great lead and almost outwitted Barbora, but the Indian lacked experience, something the Delhi player wasn't short of. Guess what, Delhi Dabang TTC will finish with the most points on the table (42) with the 9-6 result tonight.  

21:21 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Prapti Sen 9-7 Barbora Balazova

Prapti has continued to torment the Slovak player and looks like she can close with a win. 

21:18 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Prapti Sen 5-3 Barbora Balazova

Prapti held the lead for the third time in a row tonight as the two players leave for a short break. 

21:16 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Prapti Sen 11-4 Barbora Balazova
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 6-8 Dabang Delhi TTC)

Prapti levels the score at 1-1 in this match. Interestingly, both Chennai and Delhi have 41 points now. Whoever wins the final game will finish as the table-topper.

21:14 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Prapti Sen 8-3 Barbora Balazova

Prapti continues to maintain the lead with her sharp shots. Barbora certainly has lost her mojo.


21:12 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Prapti Sen 5-1 Barbora Balazova

Just like the last game, Prapti has a lead moving into the break. This time a substantial lead of four points. Can she take the game from here without faltering?

21:10 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Prapti Sen 6-11 Barbora Balazova
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 5-8 Dabang Delhi TTC)

Barbora was trailing at one point but banked upon her experience to outwit Prapti in the end. Delhi has now won the tie with Barbora's stupendous comeback. 

21:08 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Prapti Sen 6-9 Barbora Balazova

Barbora made a stellar comeback to move closer to the win. 

21:07 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Prapti Sen 5-3 Barbora Balazova

Prapti took a commendable two-point lead to mark her debut in UTT. The Chennai player capitalised on the bouncy shots by the Slovak player. 

21:05 (IST)26 JUL 2023

FYI: Prapti Sen is making her debut in the UTT season 4. She has replaced Sutirtha Mukheerje who isn't feeling well. 

21:04 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Match 5 (Women’s Singles) Prapti Sen vs Barbora Balazova

21:04 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Tie Score:

Chennai Lions 5-7 Dabang Delhi TTC


Sharath Kamal 0-3 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (10-11, 3-11, 6-11)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Sreeja Akula (11-8, 8-11, 11-8)
Sharath/Yangzi 1-2 Sathiyan/Barbora (7-11. 6-11, 11-7) 
Benedikt Duda 2-1 Jon Persson (8-11, 11-6, 11-7)

21:03 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Benedikt Duda 11-7 Jon Persson

Duda made a remarkable comeback in the match after going down in the first set. The calm and gentle short placement from the German was key in keeping Persson at bay. Chennai have a good chance of finishing on the top of the table after Duda showed some resistance. 

21:00 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Benedikt Duda 9-7 Jon Persson

Duda looking to finish the game here and bridge the gap in the tie overall.

20:55 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Benedikt Duda 11-6 Jon Persson
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 4-7 Dabang Delhi TTC)

Duda was flawless in this game and didn't leave enough space for his opponent to find the gaps. His serve was spot on as the southpaw leveled the game at 1-1. 

20:51 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Benedikt Duda 7-5 Jon Persson

Some high spin serves from Duda and Persson cannot match his pace in the short rally.

20:49 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Benedikt Duda 4-2 Jon Persson

Duda takes a two-point lead to start the proceedings for the second game. 

20:47 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Benedikt Duda 11-8 Jon Persson
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 3-7 Dabang Delhi TTC)

Despite a threat from Duda for a comeback, Persson held his nerves to take the last two points in the close moments. 

20:45 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 8-9 Jon Persson

Duda made some top efforts to put pressure on Persson, including the point in the longest rally of the day. The German picked five points in a row to bridge the gap.

20:43 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 4-9 Jon Persson

Persson is bossing this and it looks like he will wrap up the game soon. 

20:42 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 2-5 Jon Persson

Jon Persson takes a three-point lead against Duda as both players take a short break. 

20:37 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Match 4 (Men’s Singles) Benedikt Duda vs Jon Persson

20:37 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Tie Score:

Chennai Lions 3-6 Dabang Delhi TTC 

Sharath Kamal 0-3 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (10-11, 3-11, 6-11)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Sreeja Akula (11-8, 8-11, 11-8)
Sharath/Yangzi 1-2 Sathiyan/Barbora (7-11. 6-11, 11-7) 

20:36 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Sharath/Yangzi 11-7 Sathiyan/Barbora

Sharath and Yangzi do it! They subdue the attempted comeback there and take home one very important point from this fixture. 

20:35 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Sharath/Yangzi 10-7 Sathiyan/Barbora

Sharath and Yangzi are placed at game point but Sathiyan and Barbara have taken three points on the trot. Can there be a comeback? 

20:32 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Sharath/Yangzi 5-1 Sathiyan/Barbora

Sharath and Yangzi are bossing proceedings in this game and it will prove to be very crucial for the tie score if they can collect one game point from this match at least. 

20:29 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Sharath/Yangzi 6-11 Sathiyan/Barbora
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 2-6 Dabang Delhi TTC)

Sathiyan and Barbora take the game and the match! They are going along really nicely here and it won't be a surprise if they can complete a clean sweep here. Delhi are cruising along to a famous win! 

20:28 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 5-9 Sathiyan/Barbora

Sathiyan and Barbora find themselves in a similar position as the last game. They will be looking to seal the game without much ado this time though. 

20:26 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 3-5 Sathiyan/Barbora

A couple of points on the trot for the Delhi duo. Barbora is making a real impact in the game now. She's playing some lovely backhand flicks which are taking the ball away from Sharath. 

20:25 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 3-3 Sathiyan/Barbora

A much more even start as compared to the first game here. The next few points will be crucial. 

20:24 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Chennai Lions coach was overhead saying 'take Sathiyan out of the game' - he's single-handedly winning them this. 

20:23 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Sharath/Yangzi 7-11 Sathiyan/Barbora
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 2-5 Dabang Delhi TTC) 

Despite an attempt at a comeback by Sharath and Yangzi, it is Sathiyan and Barbora who hold their nerves to seal the first game for Delhi. Pressure on Sharath and Yangzi now surely. 

20:20 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath/Yangzi 3-9 Sathiyan/Barbora

Five points on the trot for Sathiyan and Yangzi, and they are just two points away from a good win. 

20:19 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath/Yangzi 3-5 Sathiyan/Barbora

Sharath and Yangzi have a two-point deficit going into the timeout. Can they make a recovery in time? 

20:18 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath/Yangzi 1-4 Sathiyan/Barbora

Sathiyan is going to Sharath's backhand, which is beating a weak look and has given away a few points there. 

20:17 (IST)26 JUL 2023

ICYMI: Both sides have qualified now. They are currently tied at 37 points apiece on the table. Whichever side can win more games from here till the end of the tie will finish first on the points table. 

20:16 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Match 3 (Mixed Doubles): Sharath/Yangzi vs Sathiyan/Barbora

20:16 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Tie Score:

Chennai Lions 2-4 Dabang Delhi TTC

 
Sharath Kamal 0-3 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (10-11, 3-11, 6-11)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Sreeja Akula (11-8, 8-11, 11-8)

20:14 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Yangzi Liu 11-8 Sreeja Akula
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 2-4 Dabang Delhi TTC)


Yangzi Liu continues her unbeaten streak in the UTT season 4. The Australian has won all her five ties so far. Although Sreeja gave her a stiff challenge but was far away from winning in the final game. Chennai have also qualified in the semi-finals with Yangzi's twin victories against Sreeja. 

20:11 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Yangzi Liu 7-7 Sreeja Akula

Some impressive efforts from Sreeja to claw back her way in this game and level the scores after reeling at one stage. 

20:09 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 3: Yangzi Liu 5-2 Sreeja Akula

Sreeja picked the first point but Yangzi was quick to snatch the lead from the Indian player. The Australian takes a three-point lead right into the short break. 

20:06 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Yangzi Liu 8-11 Sreeja Akula
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 1-4 Dabang Delhi TTC)

Sreeja smacked it from the left side of her table to beat Yangzi right in front. Yangzi failed to clear the serve as Sreeja took the game to level the scores at 1-1.

20:04 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Yangzi Liu 7-9 Sreeja Akula

Sreeja stormed back into this game with some smart serves. The Telangana paddler inches closer for a win. 

20:02 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Yangzi Liu 5-4 Sreeja Akula

Yangzi takes a slender lead of one point going into the break. Sreeja needs to ponder to make a stunning comeback from here on. 

20:00 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 2: Yangzi Liu 4-3 Sreeja Akula

Yangzi dominated the initial part of this game with four straight points before Sreeja broke the deadlock with a thumping smash. 

19:58 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Yangzi Liu 11-8 Sreeja Akula

That was a tremendous comeback from Yangzi. Simply went a bit behind the table and launched some blistering shots to outsmart Sreeja's lead with four consecutive points. Can Sreeja comeback in the next game?

19:55 (IST)26 JUL 2023

Game 1: Yangzi Liu 6-7 Sreeja Akula

Yangzi stunned Sreeja with a shot the Indian wasn't expected. The Chennai player picked three points in a row to bridge the widened lead by the young Indian paddler.
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