All the results from Sunday: Banga Beats crush Awadhe Warriors 4-1 (All the pics from Sunday's action)
Men's singles: Yun Hu of Banga Beats beats Wei Feng Chong of Awadhe Warriors 21-11 21-20.
Women's singles: Carolina Marin of Banga Beats beats PV Sindhu of Awadhe Warriors 21-16 21-13.
Men's doubles: Markis Kido/Mathias Boe (Awadhe Warriors) beat A Dewalkar/C Mogensen (Banga Beats) 21-14 21-19.
Men's singles: P Kashyap (Banga Beats) beats Srikanth (Awadhe Warriors) 20-21 21-11 11-9.
Mixed doubles: Marin/Mogensen (Banga Beats) down Kido/Maneesha (Awadhe Warriors) 20-21 21-16 11-8.
00:15 (IST) Thanks to a 4-1 win over home team Awadhe Warriors - the first instance in the competition so far - Banga Beats have rocketed to second spot in the points table.
00:09 (IST) Mixed doubles: Carolina Marin/Carsten Mogensen (Banga Beats) down Markis Kido/K Maneesha (Awadhe Warriors) 20-21 21-16 11-8. Banga Beats score a crushing 4-1 win over Awadhe Warriors.
23:59 (IST) Mixed doubles: Carolina Marin/Carsten Mogensen (Banga Beats) win second game 21-16 vs Kido/Maneesha (Awadhe Warriors), who won first game 21-20
23:43 (IST): Mixed doubles: Kido/Maneesha (Awadhe Warriors) take 1st game 21-20 against Carolina Marin/Carsten Mogensen (Banga Beats).
23: 29 (IST) Kashyap after beating Srikanth: "This format is so demanding, I had to get my act together, had to focus a lot, got a bad line call in the first game. I could have won in 2 games."
23:27 (IST) The mixed doubles is between Carolina Marin/Carsten Mogensen (Banga Beats) and Markis Kido/K Maneesha (Awadhe Warriors).
23:23 (IST) Banga Beats have taken a 3-1 unassailable lead over the Awadhe Warriors. So we the first dead rubber tie of this competition - the final mixed doubles. Awadhe can only reduce their margin of loss now to 2-3.
23:21 (IST)That's it! Kashyap (Banga Beats) wins a thrilling contest, 20-21 21-11 11-9 win over Srikanth (Awadhe Warriors). And for the first time in the competition we have a clear winner after just 4 matches in the contest.
23:05 (IST) Kashyap fights back to take second game 21-11.
22:45 (IST) Srikanth wins first game 21-20 against Kashyap.
22:31 (IST) Srikanth leads Kashyap 7-6 in first game.
22:22 (IST) Time for men's singles now and Parupalli Kashyap (Banga Beats icon player) will be in action against K Srikanth (Awadhe Warriors).
22:17 (IST) Men's doubles: Markis Kido/Mathias Boe (Awadhe Warriors) beat A Dewalkar/C Mogensen (Banga Beats) 21-14 21-19. Awadhe Warriors trail 1-2 vs Banga Beats.
22:00 (IST) Markis Kido/Mathias Boe (Awadhe Warriors) take 1st game 21-14 vs Akshay Dewalkar/Carsten Mogensen (Banga Beats).
21:42 (IST) Next up is Men's doubles contest between Markis Kido/Mathias Boe from Awadhe Warriors and Akshay Dewalkar/Carsten Mogensen of Banga Beats.
21:38 (IST) Carolina Marin of Banga Beats beats PV Sindhu of Awadhe Warriors 21-16 21-13. Banga Beats lead 2-0 over hosts Awadhe Warriors.
21:34 (IST) Marin leads 17-10 in second game vs Sindhu. The world championship bronze-medallist seems to have lost her rhythm after a string of unforced errors.
21:27 (IST) Sindhu trails Marin 6-11 in 2nd game against Marin, who won first game 21-16.
21:17 (IST): Carolina Marin of Banga Beats takes 1st game 21-16 vs PV Sindhu of Awadhe Warriors.
21:11 (IST) PV Sindhu of Awadhe Warriors trails Carolina Marin of Banga Beats 13-15 in 1st game.
21:01 (IST) Sindhu trails first game 4-7 vs Marin.
20:56 (IST) First point goes to PV Sindhu.
20:50 (IST) Next up is PV Sindhu's womens's singles against World No. 19 Carolina Marin of Spain.
20:47 (IST) Men's singles: Yun Hu of Banga Beats beats Wei Feng Chong of Awadhe Warriors 21-11 21-20. Banga Beats lead Awadhe Warriors 1-0.
20:19 (IST): Yun Hu of Banga Beats takes first game 21-11 against Wei Feng Chong of Awadhe Warriors.
20:10 (IST)FACTOID: Chong is World No.13 and Yun is World No.8 in men's singles ranking.
20:00 (IST) First up today: Hu Yun of Banga Beats playing against Wei Feng Chong of Awadhe Warriors in men's singles.
19:51 (IST) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav meets the players from both teams and receives a memento from Badminton Association of India chief.
19:33 (IST) With around half-an-hour to go for the first match, Banga Beats fans are revving the atmosphere at the Babu Banarsi Das UP Badminton Academy by already cheering for their team loudly. Around 300 ardent Banga Beats supporters have thronged the arena.
19:27 (IST) The two teams in action. First the Awadhe Warriors, who are playing at home, Lucknow:
PV Sindhu (Icon player, women's singles)
Weng Fei Chong (Men's singles)
Guru Sai Dutt (Men's singles)
K Srikanth (Men's singles)
Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Women's singles)
Ruthvika Shivani (Women's singles)
Markis Kido (Men's doubles)
Mathias Boe (Men's doubles)
K Maneesha (Women's doubles/mixed doubles)
Nanda Gopal (Men's singles)
Coach: Hafiz Hasheem
P Kashyap (icon player)
Hu Yun (men's singles)
Tai Tzu Ying (women's singles)
Carolina Marin (women's singles)
Carsten Mogensen (men's doubles, mixed doubles)
Akshay Dewalker (men's doubles, mixed doubles)
Coach: Vimal Kumar
Both sides will be looking to post their first win on the board in the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League. Where Awadhe Warriors lost to Hyderabad 2-3 in the opening match, while, Bangalore-based Banga Beats lost to Mumbai Masters with the same margin.
Sunday will see two iconic players PV Sindhu (Awadhe Warriors) and Parupalli Kashyap (Banga Beats) in action in the women's and men's singles event, respectively.
Banga Beats coach Vimal Kumar on Saturday exuded confidence his wards would come good against Awadhe Warriors on Sunday.
Kumar said his team was tired because of the travelling but they are rejuvenated now and are gearing up for their clash against the local team.
"We have learnt from our mistakes that we made in our last game and of course continuous traveling also played a major role in game against Mumbai Masters. But now our team got enough time to rest and practice and we are confident that team will give its best against Awadhe Warriors," Kumar said. (Read more)
Saturday saw Delhi Smashers score their first win of the tournament and Pune Pistons winning their second game in-a-row that took them to the the top of the points tally. (See all the pics from Saturday).