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Mumbai pip Hyderabad in PBL

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, Jan 5: Mumbai Rockets opened their Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) campaign by edging past Hyderabad Hunters 2-1. Starting the tie, Mumbai’s Lee Yong Dae and Nipithphon Puangpuapech beat Tan Boon Heong and Wee Kiong Tan of Hyderabad 11-9, 11-5 in the men’s doubles clash here on Wednesday. World No.3 Sung Ji Hyun woman shuttler made it 2-0 for Mumbai as she got the better of World No.2 Caroli Marin 11-7, 7-11, 14-12. British Rajiv Ouseph reduced Cheni’s deficit to 1-2 with an 11-7, 11-8 win over Ajay Jayaram. But the best of the day was saved in the mixed doubles section, where Hyderabad’s R. Satwiksairaj and Chau Hoi Wah edged past Mumbai’s Lee Yeong Dae and dzieda Zieba 11-13, 12-10, 15-14. The match was the ‘Trump Match’ for Mumbai, hence Hyderabad got a point and the hosts lost one. Leading 2-1, Hyderabad could not tighten the screws as Sameer Verma went down to H.S. Prannoy 6-11, 7-11 in the former’s ‘Trump Match’, ensuring that Mumbai clinch the match 2-1. IANS

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