PBL-SEASON-3-TIE-17-CHENNAI SMASHERS VS BENGALURU BLASTERS

TIE-17-CHENNAI SMASHERS VS BENGALURU BLASTERS

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TIE 17 of Premier Badminton League 3, held on Jan 8, saw the Chennai Smashers play against Bengaluru Blasters.

Chennai Smashers defeated Bengaluru Blasters by 3-2, but their chances of qualifying for the semifinals looks slim, on the other hand despite the loss Bengaluru moved to the top spot in the table.

Match-1-Men’s Doubles

The first match of the tie was between Chennai’s B.S.Reddy/Y.Lee and Bengaluru’s M. Boe/K.S.Rang. It was a trump match for Bengaluru Blasters.

In the first set of the match, Bengaluru picked up the first point after Reddy’s shot went out off the court. Chennai took the first point after Boe’s shot went long.Blasters raced to a 3-1 lead after Boe’s shot was called in.Chennai brought down the score to 4-5 on courtesy of Reddy’s good work near the net. Bengaluru went into the break with a 3 point lead. Bengaluru increased their lead to 10-5 with Boe’s power smash. Boe further increased Bengaluru’s lead to 12-7 with an excellent smash. Finally, Blasters took the first set by 15-8 in style.

In the second set of the match, Chennai raced to a 2-0 lead after an unforced error by Bengaluru. Bengaluru picked their first point of the set with Kim’s smash. Blasters took the lead to 3-2 after Lee’s shot went wide. Chennai got the better of Bengaluru in a 32 shot rally after an unforced error by them. Chennai leveled the scores at 6 points each after Boe’s shot hit the net. Chennai went into the break with a 2 point lead. After the break, Chennai raced to a 12-8 lead on courtesy of Lee’s superb lob. Blasters leveled the scores at 14 points each after Reddy’s shot hit the net. Finally, Chennai won the set by 15-14 with Reddy’s smash and forced the game into the decider.

In the decider, Blasters raced to a 2-0 lead with Boe’s angled smash. Chennai picked the first point of the decider after Rang’s unforced error. Chennai got the better of Bengaluru in a 22 shot rally with Reddy’s forehand shot. Chennai leveled the scores at 4 points each with Lee’s 379 Kmph smash. Chennai went into the break with a 3 point lead with Reddy’s huge smash. After the break, Bengaluru leveled the scores at 11 points each with Lee’s unforced error. Then the lead kept on fluctuating on either side. Finally, Chennai won the set and match by 15-13 after Boe’s shot went wide. Chennai won against the trump and pushed Bengaluru to negative score in this tie.

Match-2-Women’s Singles

The second match of the tie was between Chennai’s P.V.Sindhu and Bengaluru’s K. Gilmour, Where Sindhu is the World No 3 and Gilmour is the World No 16.It was a trump match for Bengaluru Blasters.

In the first set of the match, Sindhu picked the first point after an error by Gilmour. Gilmour raced to a 5-1 lead after an unforced error by Sindhu. Sindhu brought down the score to 6-7 with a superb smash down the line. Gilmour went into the break with a 2 point lead after Sindhu’s shot went wide. Sindhu leveled the scores at 8 points each in a 22 shot rally after Gilmour’s shot went long. Sindhu raced to a 14-8 lead with a big smash and she didn’t allow Gilmour to pick even a single point after the Mid-break. Finally, Sindhu won the set by 15-9 after Gilmour’s shot went long.

In the second set of the game, Gilmour picked the first point after Sindhu’s shot hit the net. Sindhu leveled the scores at 3 points each with a good drop shot. Gilmour leveled the scores at 6 points each after her lob fell inside the line. Sindhu went into the break with a slender lead after Gilmour’s shot went wide. Sindhu raced to a 9-8 lead with a 323 Kmph cross-court smash. Gilmour leveled the scores at 13 points each with a smash straight towards Sindhu. Finally, Sindhu won her trump match and set by 15-14 after Gilmour’s shot went wide. This win helped Chennai to clinch the tie with 3 matches left in the tie.

Match-3-Men’s Singles

The third match of the tie was between Chennai’s T. Saensomboonsuk and Bengaluru’s V. Axelsen, Where Saensomboonsuk is the World No 17 and Viktor is the World No 1.

In the first set of the match, Viktor picked the first point of the game after Saensomboonsuk’s misjudgment. Axelsen raced to a 5-3 lead by forcing Saensomboonsuk to commit errors. Viktor further increased his lead to 7-3 with an angled smash. Viktor went into the break with a 4 point lead. After the break, Viktor further increased his lead to 12-6 with a jump smash. Axelsen raced to a 14-7 lead with a series of smashes. Saensomboonsuk brought down the score to 11-14 by picking 4 points on a trot. Finally, Viktor won the set by 15-11 after Saensomboonsuk’s shot went out.

In the second set of the game, Viktor picked the first point of the set after Saensomboonsuk’s shot went wide. Saensomboonsuk raced to a 3-1 lead after he got the better of Viktor at the net. Saensomboonsuk further increased to a 6-1 lead with a good smash. Saensomboonsuk went into the break with a 5 point lead after Viktor’s shot went outside. After the break, Saensomboonsuk raced to a 12-3 lead after Viktor’s shot landed outside. Saensomboonsuk got the better of Viktor in a 31 shot rally with a superb side smash. Finally, Saensomboonsuk won the set by 15-6 and forced the game into the decider.

In the decider, Viktor raced to a 4-1 lead after Saensomboonsuk’s shot went out. Viktor increased his lead to 7-3 after Saensomboonsuk’s shot hit the net. Saensomboonsuk brought down the score to 6-7 with a pass into the open court. Viktor went into the break with a 2 point lead with a forehand winner. Viktor raced to an 11-8 lead with a 353 Kmph smash. Finally, Viktor won the set and match by 15-9 after Saensomboonsuk’s back return found the net. This was Bengaluru’s first win of the tie.

Match-4-Men’s Singles

The fourth match of the tie was between Chennai’s B. Leverdez and Bengaluru’s S. Dey, Where Brice is the World No 24 and Dey is the World No 63.

In the first set of the match, Dey got the first point after Brice’s shot went long.Brice brought down the score to 2-3 after Dey’s cross-court shot went wide. Dey raced to a 6-2 lead after Brice’s unforced error. Dey went into the break with a huge 6 points lead after Brice’s shot went wide. After the break, Dey raced to a 10-3 lead with a good drop shot. Dey got the better of Brice in a 36 shot rally after an unforced error by Brice. Brice brought down the score to 11-13 in a 23 shot rally with a cross-court drop. Finally, Dey won the set by 15-12 with a stunning drop shot.

In the second set of the game, Dey picked the first point of the set with a big smash. Dey raced to a 5-2 lead after an unforced error by Brice near the net. Brice brought down the lead to 5-6 after Dey’s lob went wide. Dey went into the break with a 3 point lead after his shot hit the tape and trickled over the net. Brice after the break brought down the score to 10-11 after Dey’s backhand pass hit the net. Brice got the better of Dey in a 40 shot rally with a smash down the line and reduced the deficit to 1 point. Finally, Dey won the set and match by 15-12 after Brice’s backhand shot went wide.

Match-5-Mixed Doubles

The final match of the tie was between Chennai’s C. Adcock/P.V.Sindhu and Bengaluru’s K.S.Rang/N.S.Reddy.
In the first set of the match, Chennai picked the first point with Adcock’s great smash. Bengaluru picked their first point after an error from Adcock. Chennai raced to a 4-2 lead on courtesy of Sindhu’s brilliant play. Bengaluru leveled the scores at 6 points each with Sikki’s cross-court shot. Chennai went into the break with a 2 point lead. Bengaluru leveled the scores at 9 points each with Rang’s cross-court shot. Chennai raced to a 12-11 lead after Sikki’s unforced error at the net. Bengaluru leveled the scores at 13 points each after Adcock’s shot hit the net. Finally, Bengaluru won the set by 15-14 with Rang’s smash.

In the second set of the match, Chennai picked the first point with Sindhu’s cross-court pass. Chennai leveled the scores at 3 points each with Adcock’s smash down the middle. Bengaluru raced to a 6-3 lead after Sindhu’s shot went out. Bengaluru went into the break with a 4 point lead. Chennai brought down the lead to 7-8 with Adcock’s smash. Bengaluru raced to a 13-9 lead on courtesy of Sikki’s huge smash. Finally, Bengaluru won the set and match by 15-11 with Sikki’s well-placed smash.

FINAL MATCH SCORE

TIE-17-CHENNAI SMASHERS VS BENGALURU BLASTERS

MATCH SUMMARY

MATCH NUMBERMATCH TYPEMATCH FORMATPLAYER NAME SCORECHENNAI SMASHERS POINTSBENGALURU BLASTERS POINTS
1Men’s Doubles



Trump Match(BB)

B.S.Reddy/Y.Lee vs M. Boe/K.S.Rang8-15,15-14,15-131-1
2Women’s Singles
Trump Match(CS)P.V.Sindhu vs K. Gilmour15-9,15-1420
3Men’s SinglesRegular MatchV. Axelsen vs T. Saensomboonsuk 15-11,6-15,15-901
4Men’s SinglesRegular MatchS. Dey vs B. Leverdez 15-12,15-1201
5Mixed DoublesRegular MatchK.S.Rang/N.S.Reddy vs C. Adcock/P.V.Sindhu 15-14,15-1101

LEAGUE STANDINGS

TIE-17-CHENNAI SMASHERS VS BENGALURU BLASTERS

AWARDS

Vodafone Super Player of the Day  -VIKTOR AXELSEN

Indian Oil Indian Player of the day  -SUBHANKAR DEY

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