PBL-SEASON-4-TIE 22-AHMEDABAD SMASH MASTERS VS HYDERABAD HUNTERS

TIE 22-AHMEDABAD SMASH MASTERS VS HYDERABAD HUNTERS

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Tie 22 of Premier Badminton League 4, held on Jan 6 ,saw the Hyderabad Hunters play against Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

Hyderabad Hunters came out on top after they defeated Ahmedabad Smash Masters in the last Tie of the leg at Ahmedabad by 4-3. This win took Hunters to the top spot in the table, while Ahmedabad finished their season with a hard-fought loss.

MATCH 1 – Mixed Doubles

The first match of the Tie was between Satwik Rankireddy and Sikki Reddy of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and E.H.Wan and B. Isara of Hyderabad Hunters in the Mixed Doubles Category. In the first game, Hunters won the first point with Bodin’s super smash. Masters took a 4-2 lead with Satwik’s fine drop shot. Hunters leveled the scores at four points each with Bodin’s ferocious smash. Masters took a 6-4 lead after Eom’s unforced error before they took a comfortable 4-point lead at the break with Eom’s forehand-unforced error. After the break, Masters extended their lead to 10-5 with Satwik’s powerful smash. However, Hunters leveled the scores at 11 points each after Sikki’s smash went wide. Masters took a 13-11 lead with Sikki’s smash from the net. However, Hunters leveled the scores at 14 points each after Satwik’s shot went long. Finally, Hunters won the first game by 15-14 after Satwik’s shot went wide.

In the second game, Hunters won the first point of the game after Satwik’s forehand-unforced error. Masters took a 3-2 lead after Eom’s shot went wide. However, Eom leveled the scores at four points each on courtesy of smart net play. Hunters took a 6-4 lead after Satwik’s shot caught the net before Hunters took a comfortable 4-point lead at the break. After the break, Hunters extended their lead to 10-5 with Bodin’s cross-court smash. Hunters further extended their lead to 13-5 after Sikki’s shot went long. Finally, Hunters won the match in straight games by 15-9 after Sikki’s return went wide that gave Hunters a 1-0 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 2- Men’s Singles

The second match of the Tie was between Daren Liew of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and R.Y.Chittaboina of Hyderabad Hunters in the Men’s Singles Category. It was a trump match for Ahmedabad Smash Masters. In the first game, Daren won the first point after Rahul’s unforced error. Rahul leveled the scores at two points each after Daren’s forehand-unforced error. Daren took a 5-2 lead with a 375 KMPH smash. Daren took a 3-point lead at the break with Rahul’s unforced error. After the break, Daren extended his lead to 10-7 with a smash down the line. However, Rahul leveled the scores at 12 points each after Daren’s unforced error. Finally, Daren won the first game by 15-13 with a cross-court winner.

In the second game, Daren won the first point after Rahul’s error. Daren took a 3-2 lead with a backhand winner before he extended his lead to 5-3 after Rahul’s forehand-unforced error. Daren took a 4-point lead at the break with a forehand winner. After the break, Daren extended his lead to 11-5 with a forehand winner. Daren further extended his lead to 14-9 with a cross-court smash. Finally, Daren won the trump match in straight games by 15-9 with Rahul’s forehand-unforced error that gave Hunters a 2-1 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 3- Men’s Singles

The third match of the Tie was between V. Axelsen of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Mark Caljouw of Hyderabad Hunters in the Men’s Singles Category. In the first game, Viktor took the first point with a cross-court winner before he took a 4-0 lead with a forehand winner. Viktor took a 5-point lead at the break with a smart drop shot. After the break Mark got the better of Viktor in a superb 51-shot rally with a smash from the net. Viktor extended his lead to 11-8 after Mark’s forehand shot went long. Finally, Viktor won the first game by 15-11 after Mark’s shot went long.

In the second game, Mark won the first point after Viktor’s shot went long before Viktor took a 2-1 lead with 389 KMPH smash. Viktor leveled the scores at four points each with a forehand winner. Mark took a 3-point lead at the break after Viktor’s forehand smash went wide. After the break, Viktor leveled the scores at nine points each after Mark’s smash caught the net. Mark took a 13-10 lead with Viktor’s unforced error. Viktor reduced the deficit to one point with a forehand winner. Finally, Mark forced the game into the decider by 15-13 with a cross-court winner.

In the third game, Mark won the first point with a 326 KMPH smash before Viktor took a 3-1 lead with a cross-court winner. Mark leveled the scores at three points each after he got the better of Viktor in a 42-shot rally with a forehand winner. Viktor took a 6-3 lead with a jump smash. Viktor took a comfortable 5-point lead at the break after Mark’s shot caught the net. After the break, Viktor extended his lead to 10-4 with a forehand winner. Viktor further extended his lead to 13-8 after Mark’s forehand shot went long. Finally, Viktor won the match by 15-8 after Mark’s forehand shot went long that gave Masters a 3-1 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 4- Women’s Singles

The fourth match of the Tie was between K. Gilmour of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and P.V.Sindhu of Hyderabad Hunters in the Women’s Singles Category. It was a trump match for Hyderabad Hunters. In the first game, Sindhu won the first point with a drop shot. Sindhu took a 4-2 lead after Kristy’s smash went wide. However, Kristy leveled the scores at four points each after Sindhu’s forehand-unforced error. Kristy once again leveled the scores at seven points each with a forehand winner before she took a 1-point lead at the break with a cross-court drop shot. After the break, Kristy extended her lead to 12-9 after Sindhu’s forehand-unforced error. However, Sindhu leveled the scores at 13 points each with a lovely drop shot before Kristy leveled it up at 14 points each with Sindhu’s unforced error.

Finally, Sindhu won the first game by 15-14 after Kristy’s unforced error.
In the second game, Kristy won the first of the game with a body smash before she took a 2-0 lead with a forehand winner. However, Sindhu leveled the scores at two points each with a forehand winner. Sindhu took a 5-2 lead with a cross-court winner. Kristy leveled the scores at six points each after Sindhu’s backhand-unforced error. Sindhu went into the break with a 1-point lead with a cross-court smash. After the break, Kristy took an 11-9 with a 327 KMPH smash. Sindhu leveled the scores at 12 points each with Kristy’s forehand-unforced error. Finally, Kristy forced the game into the decider by 15-12 with a cross-court smash.

In the third game, Sindhu won the first point of the game with a cross-court winner before she took a 3-0 lead after Kristy’s smash went wide. Sindhu further extended her lead to 6-1 lead after Kristy’s forehand-unforced error. Sindhu took a 3-point lead at the break after Kristy’s forehand-unforced error. After the break, Kristy reduced the deficit to one point with Sindhu’s forehand-unforced error. Kristy leveled the scores at 10 points each with a forehand winner. Kristy took a 14-12 lead with a backhand winner before Sindhu leveled it up at 14 points each with a 330 KMPH smash. Finally, Sindhu won the trump match by 15-14 after Kristy’s unforced error that helped Hunters to level the scores at three points each in the Tie.

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MATCH 5- Men’s Doubles

The fifth match of the Tie was between L.C.H.Reginald and Satwik Rankireddy of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and B. Isara and K.S.Rang of Hyderabad Hunters in the Men’s Doubles Category. In the first game, Masters won the first point with Satwik’s body smash before they took a 3-1 lead after Kim’s unforced error. Hunters leveled the scores at seven points each after Satwik’s forehand shot went long before Hunters took a 1-point lead at the break. After the break, Hunters extended their lead to 12-8 after Satwik’s forehand-unforced error. Finally, Hunters won the first game by 15-10 after Satwik’s unforced error at the net.

In the second game, Hunters won, the first point of the game after Satwik’s forehand shot went wide before they took a 4-2 lead with Satwik’s service error. Masters leveled the scores at five points each after Kim’s service fault. Masters once again leveled the scores at seven points each after Kim’s forehand-unforced error before Masters took a 1-point lead at the break. After the break, Masters extended their lead to 10-8 with Lee’s smash. Masters further extended their lead to 13-10 with Lee’s forehand winner. Finally, Masters forced the game into the decider by 15-11 with Lee’s cross-court winner.

In the third game, Hunters picked up the first point of the game after Satwik’s backhand-unforced error before they took a 3-0 lead with Lee’s unforced error. Masters reduced the deficit to one point on courtesy of Lee’s smart net play. Hunters took a 6-4 lead with Satwik’s backhand-unforced error before Hunters took a 2-point lead at the break. After the break, Hunters extended their lead to 12-10 with Bodin’s cross-court smash. However, Masters leveled the scores at 12 points each with Satwik’s forehand winner. Hunters took a 14-13 lead with Lee’s unforced error before Masters leveled it up with Satwik’s lovely drop. Finally, Hunters won the match by 15-14 after Lee’s shot caught the net that gave Hunters a 4-3 win in the Tie.

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