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Ultimate Table Tennis 2023 Semi Final 2 LIVE Score: Chennai Lions vs Puneri Paltan TT - IndianOil UTT Live Updates & Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 29, 2023 21:03 IST

Chennai Lions and Puneri Paltan TT lock horns in the second semi final of Ultimate Table Tennis 2023. Which side can join Goa in the final of the contest? Stay tuned to find out!

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21:03 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Right then, that's all we have for you from this game! Quite a straightforward tie as Chennai Lions storm into the final without much ado. They'll be locking horns with Goa Challengers in a bid to defend their title. Who'll emerge to be the champion of UTT Season 4? Only time will tell. Join us back for the Final of UTT 2023. Until then, this is duo of Maanas and Viransh bidding you adieu! Good night! 

21:01 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Chennai Lions 8-3 Puneri Paltan TT


Benedikt Duda 3-0 Omar Assar (11-5, 11-7, 11-6)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Hana Matelova (3-11, 11-8, 11-7)
Sharath/Yangzi 2-1 Manush/Hana (11-4, 9-11, 11-6)
Sharath Kamal 1-1 Manush Shah (5-11, 11-5)

21:01 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Sharath Kamal 11-5 Manush Shah

And Sharath Kamal finishes off in style. The Chennai Lions ace pushed Manush on the backfoot with his impressive shots. Manush engaged in the rally but Sharath had the last laugh. Headed the ball once it was confirmed aerial. Chennai Lions storm into the final of UTT season 4. 

20:59 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath Kamal 9-5 Manush Shah

Sharath wins the extended rally to put Manush under pressure. Chennai Lions look to wrap up the semi-final tie with just one win away. 

20:57 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath Kamal 5-1 Manush Shah

Sharath Kamal fires some splendorous shots to bounce back in this match. The Chennai paddler has a four-point lead before the two players leave for time out. 

20:54 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath Kamal 5-11 Manush Shah
(Tie Scores: Chennai Lions 7-3 Puneri Paltan) 


Manush Shah seals the deal in the first game. Matched to Sharath's slow game and trapped the Chennai paddler into his own web. One unforced error from Sharath and Manush takes the game, though the Lions are still ahead in the match. 

20:51 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath Kamal 3-7 Manush Shah

Manush has superbly attacked against the senior Indian pro to force his counters outside the table. Takes a four-point lead at the moment. 

20:49 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath Kamal 1-4 Manush Shah

Manush Shah has dominated the proceedings with four points on the trot. Sharath picked one point with a quick backhand. 

20:46 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Match 4 (Men's Singles) Sharath Kamal vs Manush Shah

20:44 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Chennai Lions 7-2 Puneri Paltan TT


Benedikt Duda 3-0 Omar Assar (11-5, 11-7, 11-6)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Hana Matelova (3-11, 11-8, 11-7)
Sharath/Yangzi 2-1 Manush/Hana (11-4, 9-11, 11-6)

20:44 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Sharath/Yangzi 11-6 Manush/Hana

They've done it! The duo of Sharath and Yangzi continue their terrific run this tournament. Chennai just one game away from sealing a victory. 

20:43 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Sharath/Yangzi 9-5 Manush/Hana

A good lead for Sharath and Yangzi, and they are getting back to winning ways after losing the second game. 

20:41 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Sharath/Yangzi 5-4 Manush/Hana

Going into the Timeout, Sharath and Yangzi have a slender one-point lead. Manush and Hana will be eager to make a comeback. 

20:39 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Sharath/Yangzi 4-3 Manush/Hana

Sharath Kamal's returns are going out of the court and are handing Pune some easy points after having taken a 4-1 lead initially. 

20:36 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 9-11 Manush/Hana
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 6-2 Puneri Paltan TT) 

Manush and Hana have managed to kept Pune afloat by handing them an important game. However, they can avoid hardly any slip-ups here. 

20:34 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 9-9 Manush/Hana

This is going right down to the wire! Golden Point, anyone? 

20:33 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 6-7 Manush/Hana

Manush and Hana have squandered a good lead now as Sharath and Yangzi have reduced the deficit to a solitary point. 

20:30 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Sharath/Yangzi 2-5 Manush/Hana

Manush and Hana are doing a good job at keeping Puneri Paltan afloat. However, they will be wary of a comeback by Sharath and Yangzi. 

20:27 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Sharath/Yangzi 11-4 Manush/Hana
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 6-1 Puneri Paltan TT) 

Sharath and Yangzi take home quite a straightforward game win! They've been simply exceptional and the Puneri Paltan TT pair has been absolutely no match for them! 

20:26 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath/Yangzi 8-4 Manush/Hana

Sharath and Yangzi continuing their good run in the game and they are moments away from win. 

20:24 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Sharath/Yangzi 5-3 Manush/Hana

A good lead for Sharath and Yangzi going into the Timeout. Pune need to find a way to get back into this game at any cost. 

20:20 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Chennai Lions 5-1 Puneri Paltan TT


Benedikt Duda 3-0 Omar Assar (11-5, 11-7, 11-6)
Yangzi Liu 2-1 Hana Matelova (3-11, 11-8, 11-7)

20:18 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3 Result: Yangzi Liu 11-7 Hana Matelova

Yangzi attempts to hit it towards the edge of Hana's left corner but the ball missed the surface. The Australian hit one to stun Hana as she hit it out this time. Yangzi wins two games in a row and maintains her unbeaten streak in this UTT season. Terrific comeback from the Australian to send Chennai Lions in the driver's seat at the moment. 

20:15 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Yangzi Liu 6-5 Hana Matelova

Both players change the ends with Hana unleashing a few blistering strokes to stage a comeback.

20:13 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Yangzi Liu 5-2 Hana Matelova

Yangzi wants to keep her no-loss match record in this UTT season intact. It can be visible from how she changed her game to outsmart Hana at the edges of the table. The Czech has struggled to counter Yangzi's widened shots. 

20:10 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2 Result: Yangzi Liu 11-8 Hana Matelova
(Tie Scores: Chennai Lions 4-1 Puneri Paltan)


Yangzi was spot on with a slew of shots that crashed Hana's attention. The Czech should have been miffed but managed to bag two points to bridge the gap. However, Yangzi left no room for the Puneri player to make a comeback. A bit of a boost for Chennai's tally here. 

20:06 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Yangzi Liu 5-4 Hana Matelova

Yangzi Liu takes a one-point slim lead, showing some aggressive style to make amendments into her game after going down in the first. 

20:03 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1 Result: Yangzi Liu 3-11 Hana Matelova
(Tie Scores: Chennai Lions 3-1 Puneri Paltan) 


Hana Matelova has dominated this game with some terrific shot selections. The Australian hasn't lost a single match this season. Will she lose her first game tonight?

20:01 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Yangzi Liu 3-9 Hana Matelova

Hana goes on the back foot to respond to Yangzi's brilliant forehand. The Puneri Paltan player extends the lead at 9-3. 

19:59 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Yangzi Liu 2-5 Hana Matelova

Hana Matelova has a three-point lead as the two players leave for the time out. Some signs of Puneri Paltan staging a comeback. 

19:58 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Match 2 (Women's Singles): Yangzi Liu vs Hana Matelova

19:54 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Tie Result:

Chennai Lions 3-0 Puneri Paltan TT


Benedikt Duda 3-0 Omar Assar (11-5, 11-7, 11-6)

19:54 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Benedikt Duda 11-6 Omar Assar

Duda has given Chennai Lions a clinical 3-0 lead. The German has dominated most of the proceedings against Omar barring thei initial stages of the game. Will Puneri Paltan be able to make a comeback in the second semi-final? 

19:49 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 3: Benedikt Duda 5-3 Omar Assar

The trend continues with both players going hard on each other in the initial part of the game. For the first time tonight, Duda has a lead while going for the time-out break. 

19:47 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Benedikt Duda 11-7 Omar Assar
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 2-0 Puneri Paltan TT)


Duda has come from behind for the second time tonight after lagging behind in the break. The German precisely banked on the drop shots. Oman was forced to commit errors given that he maintained a marginal gap from his table corner. 

19:44 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Benedikt Duda 8-6 Omar Assar

Duda comes back heavy on Omar after the break. Perhaps he has the best spin-serve in this tournament. 

19:43 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Benedikt Duda 4-5 Omar Assar

Omar stuns Duda with an inch-perfect wide-angled shot as the Egyptian takes a one-point lead going into the break.

19:41 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 2: Benedikt Duda 3-3 Omar Assar

Omar has apparently found a solution to negate Duda's drop shots. A long rally follows between the two again and Omar smashes it out. Who will seal this one?

19:39 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 11-5 Omar Assar
(Tie Score: Chennai Lions 1-0 Puneri Paltan TT)


Another long rally between the two and this time it was Duda to seal it. A bit of spin serve and Omar failed to clear the net as Duda takes the first game to give Chennai a 1-0 lead.

19:37 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 7-5 Omar Assar

Duda takes three points in a row as he relies on the drop shots to force Omar to hit them out. 

19:36 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 4-5 Omar Assar

The two players are going full-throttle against each other with their impressive shots in their arsenal. However. Omar takes a slender one-point lead going into the break. 

19:34 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Game 1: Benedikt Duda 2-2 Omar Assar

Omar Assar won the long rally but Duda leveled the points following an unforced error by the Egyptain. 

19:33 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Match 1 (Men's Singles) Benedikt Duda vs Omar Assar

19:28 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Toss Update: 

Puneri Paltan have won the toss and elected to serve first. Chennai Lions opt for the side with their backs to the bench. 

19:27 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Tie Fixtures: 

Men's Singles: 
Benedikt Duda vs Omar Assar 
Women's Singles: Yangzi Liu vs Hana Matelova 
Mixed Doubles: Sharath/Yangzi vs Manush/Hana
Men's Singles: Sharath Kamal vs Manush Shah 
Women's Singles: Sutirtha Mukherjee vs Archana Kamath 

19:26 (IST)29 JUL 2023

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the second Semi Final in Ultimate Table Tennis 2023 between Chennai Lions and Puneri Paltan TT. Which side will take the win and join the Goa Challengers in the final? Stick around to find out! 
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