Indian Badminton League: Hyderabad, Awadhe register victories
Indian ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu led the Hyderabad Hotshots at Awadhe Warriors to victories over Mumbai Masters and Delhi Smashers respectively.
In the first match of the day between Mumbai Masters and Hyderabad Hotshots, Lee Chong Wei eased past Ajay Jayaram 21-19 11-21 11-5.
However, Saina Nehwal got the Hotshots right back into the contest after she thrashed PC Thulasi 21-7, 21-10.
Hotshots' Shem Goh and Wah Lim beat Sumeet Reddy/Manu Attri (Mumbai) 11-21, 21-16, 11-9 in their men's doubles clash.
In the most crucial match of the tie Marc Zweibler (in pic) lost to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk as the Hotshots claimed a 3-2 victory.
In the second match of the day between Awadhe Warriors and Delhi Smashers, PV Sindhu led from the front as she outplayed Arundhati Pantawane 21-16, 21-17.
K Srikanth got Awadhe off to the perfect start when he eased past Sai Praneeth 21-14, 21-9.
Gurusai Dutt edged Darren Liew 21-16, 21-20 in a high-octane second men's singles match as the Warriors claimed a comprehensive 4-1 victory over the Smashers.