Indian Badminton League, Day 10: As it happened - Delhi Smashers beat Banga Beats 4-1

Updated: 26 August 2013 01:11 IST

Fit-again Jwala Gutta, HS Prannoy and Nichaon Jindapon won their respective ties to help Delhi Smashers thrash Banga Beats 4-1 in Bagalore.

Indian Badminton League, Day 10: As it happened -  Delhi Smashers beat Banga Beats 4-1

00:48 (IST): Mixed doubles: Jwala Gutta and V Diju beat Carsten Mogensen and Carolina Marin of Banga Beats 21-16-15-21 11-9 to help Delhi Samshers win 4-1

00:38 (IST): Mixed doubles: Carsten Mogensen and Carolina Marin take second set 21-15 against Jwala Gutta and V Diju.

00:20 (IST): Mixed doubles: Jwala Gutta and V Diju take the first set against Carsten Mogensen and Carolina Marin 21-16.

23:55 (IST): Men's singles: HS Prannoy registers 21-18 7-21 11-8 win over Banga Beats' Arvind Bhat to give Delhi Smashers 3-1 lead.

23:44 (IST): Men's singles: Arvind Bhat of Banga Beats takes second set against Delhi Smashers' HS Prannoy 21-7.

23:30 (IST): Men's singles: Delhi Smashers' HS Prannoy takes first game against Arvind Bhat of Banga Beats 21-18.

23:05 (IST): Men's singles: Delhi Smashers' HS Prannoy takes on Arvind Bhat of Banga Beats.

22:58 (IST): Men's doubles: Boon Hoeng Tan and Kien Keat Koo beat Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar of Banga Beats 21-11 20-21 11-7 to give Delhi Smashers 2-1 lead.

22:48 (IST): Men's doubles: Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar of Banga Beats take the second game against Boon Hoeng Tan and Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers 21-20.

22:30 (IST): Men's doubles: Boon Hoeng Tan and Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers take the first game against Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar of Banga Beats 21-11.

22:14 (IST): Men's doubles: Boon Hoeng Tan and Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers vs Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar of Banga Beats.

22:10 (IST): Nichaon Jindapon makes it 1-1 for Delhi Smashers after beating Carolina Marin of Banga Beats 21-17 15-21 11-9.

21:57 (IST): Carolina Marin of Banga Beats takes the tie to the decider after beating Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers 21-15 in the second game.

21:50 (IST): Carolina Marin of Banga Beats takes 41-10 lead against Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers in the second game.

21:42 (IST): Women's singles: Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers takes 7-6 lead against Carolina Marin of Banga Beats in the second game.

21:36 (IST): Women's singles: Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers fights back to take the first game against Carolina Marin of Banga Beats 21-17.

21:30 (IST): Women's singles: Carolina Marin of Banga Beats takes 41-12 lead against Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers in the first game.

21:22 (IST): Women's singles: Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers leads Carolina Marin of Banga Beats 7-3.

21:13 (IST): Women's singles: Carolina Marin of Banga Beats vs Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers.

21:09 (IST): Parupalli Kashyap beats Delhi Smashers' Sai Praneeth 21-15 21-11 to give Banga Beats a 1-0 lead.

21:03 (IST): Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap 14-7 up in the second game against Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth.

20:56 (IST): Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap continues to dominate and is 7-2 up in the second game against Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth. (In pic: India cricket great Rahul Dravid)

20:52 (IST): Tournament stat Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap has played 3, won 1 and lost 2. Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth has played 4, won 1 and lost 3.

20:49 (IST): Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap takes the first game against Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth 21-15.

20:42 (IST): Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap fights back to lead Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth 14-7 in the first game.

20:34 (IST): Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth takes 7-6 lead against Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap in the first game.

20:27 (IST): Banga Beats' Parupalli Kashyap is ranked 14th in the world while Delhi Smashers' B Sai Praneeth is 37th.

20:19 (IST): Delhi Smashers, who are playing their last match today, need to win all their ties to remain in contention for the semi-finals.

20:11 (IST): Delhi Smashers' icon player Jwala Gutta has been declared fit and will team up with V Diju in the mixed doubles tie today.

20:09 (IST): India cricket legend Rahul Dravid is seen cheering for the home team (Banga Beats) from stands.

20:00 (IST): It's B Sai Praneeth (in pic) vs P Kashyap in the first men's singles at Kanteerva Indoor Stadium in Bangalore.

19:50 (IST): Delhi Smashers icon player Jwala Gutta said she is fit to play in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) after missing out on the last three legs of the tourney.(Read)

19:30 (IST): Teams
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Banga Beats: Parupalli Kashyap (Banga Beats), Hu Yun (Hong Kong), Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei), Carolina Marin (Spain), Carsten Mogensen (Denmark), Akshay Dewalkar (India), Aparna Balan (India), Aditya Prakash (India), Arvind Bhat (India), J Meghana (India)

Delhi Smashers: Nichaon Jindapon (Thailand), Boon Hoeng Tan (Malaysia), Jwala Gutta (India), Daren Liew (Malaysia), Kien Keat Koo (Malaysia), HS Prannoy (India), Sai Praneeth (India), Arundhati Pantawane (India), V Diju (India), Prajakta Sawant (India)

Preview

Hosts Banga Beats have a humongous task of winning their last two ties with big margins to remain in semifinals hunt as they clash with laggards Krrish Delhi Smashers in their penultimate round tie of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), here on Sunday.

Beats were rusty against Pune Pistons, losing 1-4 and now stand fifth in the table with just eight points. Awadhe Warriors also have eight points but they are placed above the Bangalore side.

Beats now not only have to win their remaining matches but also pray that some of other results go in their favour.

Today is a good chance for Beats to bring their campaign back on track as they face struggling Smashers, who are coming into the tie following a 1-4 defeat against Awadhe Warriors.

After that they face formidable table-toppers Hyderabad Hotshots, and hence their win against Smashers with a huge margin becomes imperative.

Playing their first game at home, the Beats would look to give their fans something to cheer about. Top-notch players including Parupalli Kashyap and Hu Yun, will be looking to forget their below-par performance against Pistons and do better before home crowd.

Yesterday's result

# The P V Sindhu-spearheaded Awadhe Warriors inched a step closer to the semifinal spot after they defeated Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the inaugural Indian Badminton League here on Saturday night.

# The contest between the two teams was close till the fourth match of the tie, but the mixed doubles pair of M Kido-Pia Bernadeth of Warriors finally brought cheers for their fans as they defeated Masters Ivanov Vladimir and Siki Reddy 21-19, 21-15 in the decider.

# After this win, Warriors are placed at fourth on the table with twelve points from two wins and two loses in four ties.

Playing rules

# The standard two-point gap to win a game has been abandoned in favour of a race to 21 points for the first two games and 11 points for the decider, if needed. There will also be a minute's break after the seventh and 14th points in the first two games and after the sixth point in the decider.

# All ties, including the August 31 final in Mumbai, will have five matches -- two men's singles, and one each in women's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.

# Each team, comprising four foreign players, six Indians and one upcoming Indian junior, will play on a home-and-away basis in the preliminary league, with the top four qualifying for the semi-finals.

Topics : Sania Mirza Badminton
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