Indian Badminton League, Day 3 highlights: Delhi Smashers score first win: Pune Pistons top table

Updated: 16 September 2015 14:44 IST

Earlier, Hyderabad Hotshots were beaten 3-2 by Delhi Smashers despite Saina Nehwal's crushing 21-6 21-8 win over Arundhati Pantawane in Indian Badminton League in Lucknow on Saturday.

Indian Badminton League, Day 3 highlights: Delhi Smashers score first win: Pune Pistons top table

Pune Pistons top the table after 2 wins from two matches. Hyderabad Hotshots, earlier tasted their first loss of the competition, while Delhi Smashers earned their 1st win. Catch all the highlights from the day's play, as they happened.

Sunday will see home team Awadhe Warriors take on Banga Beats.

All the results from the day:

Pune Pistons beat Mumbai Masters 3-2

Men's singles: Mumbai Masters Vladimir Ivanov beats Pune Piston's Sourabh Varma 21-16 21-14

Women's singles: Pune Piston's Juliane Schenk beats Mumbai Masters' Tine Baun 11-21 21-10 11-7

Men's doubles: Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Vladimir Ivanov beat Pune Piston's Sanave Thomas/Rupesh Kumar 21-12 20-21 11-9.

Men's singles: Pune Pistons' Nguyen beats Marc Zwiebler of Mumbai Masters 21-18 21-13

Mixed doubles: Pune Pistons' JF Nielsen/Ashwini Ponnappa beat Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Siki Reddy 21-20 21-13.

Delhi Smashers beat Hyderabad Hotshots 3-2

Men's singles: Hyderabad Hotshots' Tanongsak beats Delhi Smashers' Sai Praneeth 19-21 21-19 11-7.

Women's singles: Hyderabad Hotshots' Saina Nehwal beats Delhi Smasher's Arundhati Pantawane 21-8 21-6.

Men's doubles: Delhi Smashers' Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat beat Hyderabad Hotshots' Shem/Tarun Kona 21-14, 21-20.

Men's singles: Delhi Smashers' Daren Liew beats Hyderabad Hotshots' Taufik Hidayat 21-10 21-7.

Mixed doubles: Delhi Smashers' V.Diju/Prajakta Sawant beat Hyderabad Hotshots Shem Goh/Pradnya Gadre 21-20 21-15.

00:00 (IST) Mixed doubles: Pune Pistons' JF Nielsen/Ashwini Ponnappa beat Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Siki Reddy 21-20 21-13. Pune beat Mumbai 3-2 to top table.

23:37 (IST) Pune Pistons' Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Ashwini Ponnappa take first game 21-20 vs Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Siki Reddy.

23:15 (IST) Time for the final deciding mixed doubles now: Pune Pistons' Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Ashwini Ponnappa take on Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Siki Reddy.

23:08 (IST) Pune Pistons' Nguyen beats Marc Zwiebler of Mumbai Masters 21-18 21-13 in men's singles. Pune level it 2-2 vs Mumbai Masters.

22:47 (IST) Pune Pistons' Nguyen takes first game 21-18 vs Marc Zwiebler of Mumbai Masters.

22:28 (IST) Time for the men's singles now and German Marc Zwiebler of Mumbai Masters is up against Vietnamese Nguyen Tien Minh of Pune Pistons.

22:24 (IST) Men's doubles: Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Vladimir Ivanov beat Pune Piston's Sanave Thomas/Rupesh Kumar 21-12 20-21 11-9. Mumbai take 2-1 lead over Pune.

 22:10 (IST) Men's doubles: Pune Piston's Sanave Thomas/Rupesh Kumar take 2nd game 21-20 vs Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Vladimir Ivanov, who won first set 21-12. Match goes into race-to-11 decider.

 21:49 (IST) Men's doubles: Mumbai Masters' Pranav Chopra/Vladimir Ivanov take 1st game vs Pune Piston's Sanave Thomas/Rupesh Kumar 21-12.

21:35 (IST) Next up is the men's doubles where six-foot seven-inch Vladimir Ivanov will once again hit the court, partnering Pranav Chopra against Pune Pistons' Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas.

21:30 (IST) Juliane Schenk wins it for Pune and brings the Pistons back in it, beating Tine Baun of Mumbai Masters 11-21 21-10 11-7 in women's singles. Pune level it 1-1.

21:17 (IST): Juliane Schenk fights to take second game 21-10 after Baun won first game 21-11. Match goes into the 'race to 11' decider.

20:59 (IST) Tine Baun of Mumbai Masters takes the first game against Pune Piston's Juliane Schenk 21-11.

20:44 (IST) It's time for women's singles now as Juliane Schenk of Pune Pistons takes on Mumbai Masters' Tine Baun.

20:38 (IST) Mumbai Masters' Vladimir Ivanov beats Pune Piston's Sourabh Varma 21-16 21-14 in men's singles. Mumbai take 1-0 lead over Pune.

20:20 (IST) Mumbai Masters' Vladimir Ivanov takes first game 21-16 vs Sourabh Varma of the Pune Pistons.

20:00 (IST) Talking of Pune Pistons, they are taking on Mumbai Masters in the second match of the day. Sourabh Varma of the Pune Pistons will go head to head against Mumbai Masters' Vladimir Ivanov in the first men's singles.

19:53 (IST) "I am just a badminton enthusiast. I am very happy that the games are closely fought in the Indian Badminton League, but I'll be happier if my team Mumbai Masters win," former India Test cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar in the sidelines, prior to the start of the Pune vs Mumbai tie in Lucknow. Gavaskar is a co-owner of the Mumbai Masters side.

19:45 (IST) So a come-from-behind win for Delhi Smashers gives them their first victory this season. Delhi had lost to Pune Pistons in the opening game at home.

19:30 (IST) Mixed doubles: V.Diju/Prajakta Sawant beat Shem Goh/Pradnya Gadre 21-20 21-15. Delhi Smashers beat Hyderabad Hotshots 3-2.

19:13 (IST) Mixed doubles: V.Diju/Prajakta Sawant of Delhi Smashers take first game 21-20 against Shem Goh/Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots.

 

18:54 (IST) The deciding match is the mixed doubles between Indian veteran V.Diju and Prajakta Sawant of Delhi Smashers and Shem Goh, Pradnya Gadre of the Hyderabad Hotshots.

 18:49 (IST) Delhi Smashers' Daren Liew beats Hyderabad Hotshots' Taufik Hidayat 21-10 21-7 in men's singles. Delhi make it 2-2 vs Hyderabad. The mixed doubles will decide the winner now.

18:35 (IST) 2nd men's singles: Delhi Smashers' Daren Liew takes first game against Hyderabad Hotshots' Taufik Hidayat 21-10.

18:22 (IST) FACTOID: 32-year-old Taufik Hidayat is a retired Indonesian player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in men's singles.

18:13 (IST) Delhi Smashers' Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat beat Hyderabad Hotshots' Shem/Tarun Kona 21-14, 21-20 in men's doubles. Delhi make it 1-2 and reduce the deficit against Hyderabad.

 18:00 (IST) FACTOID: Tan Boon holds the record for the fastest Badminton smash at 421 km/hr.

17:52 (IST) Men's doubles: Delhi Smashers' Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat take first 21-14 game against Hyderabad Hotshots' Shem Goh and Tarun Kona.

17:40 (IST) The day's first men's doubles is between Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat of the Delhi Smashers and Shem Goh and Tarun Kona of the Hyderabad Hotshots.

17:33 (IST) Saina Nehwal beats Arundhati Pantawane 21-8 21-6 to give Hyderabad Hotshots a 2-0 lead over Delhi Smashers.

17:29 (IST) Saina cruises to a 14-5 lead lead in the second game vs Arundhati. Saina won first game 21-6.

17:23 (IST) Saina leads second game 7-1. The only point for Arundhati in this game so far came courtesy a service fault by Saina.

 17:18 (IST) Saina eases into a 1-0 lead after taking the first game 21-6, without breaking a sweat against Arundhati Pantawane of Delhi Smashers.

 17:12 (IST) Saina shows her class after the short break, makes it 12-5 in the first game. Seven consecutive points for the best Indian women's singles player.

 17:10 (IST) Saina Nehwal and Arundhati Pantawane are 5-5 in the first game.

FACTOID: Arundhati Pantawane is the third-highest ranked Indian in women's singles rankings, after Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.

17:02 (IST) Saina Nehwal's match is next, vs Delhi Smashers' Arundhati Pantawane.

16:58 (IST) Hyderabad Hotshots' Tanongsak beats Delhi Smashers' Sai Praneeth 19-21 21-19 11-7. Hyderabad lead 1-0 over Delhi.

16:45 (IST) Hyderabad's Tanongsak takes the second game 21-19 against Delhi Sai Praneeth, who won the first game 21-19. match goes into the deciding third game, another race to 11.

16:23 (IST): Sai Praneeth of Delhi Smashers takes the first game 21-19 against Tanongsak of Hyderabad Hotshots.

15:58 (IST): Jwala Gutta will not play today due to a shoulder injury. In the first game of the day B Sai Praneeth of Delhi Smashers takes on Tanongsak of Hyderabad Hotshots.

15:30 (IST): Teams -

Delhi Smashers: Jwala Gutta, Daren Liew, HS Pronnoy, Sai Praneeth, Arundhati Patwane, Boon Hoeng tan, Kien Keat Koo, V Diju, Nichaon Jindapon, Prajakta Sawant. Coach: Rashid Sidek

Hyderabad Hotshots: Saina Nehwal, Taufik Hidayat, Ajay Jayaram, V Shem Goh, Tarun Kona, Pradenya Gadre, Khim Wah Lim, Tanongsak, Kanthi Visalakshi P, Shubhankar Dey. Coach: Rajendra Kumar J

15:05 (IST): Mumbai Masters' icon player Lee Chong Wei will not feature in his team's second leg today as he has delayed his travel plans. The world number one is expected to land in India tomorrow.

14:45 (IST): Delhi Smashers would look to bring their campaign back on track when they take on high-flying Hyderabad Hotshots, while Pune Pistons would be aiming to maintain their winning run against Mumbai Masters in the second leg of the cash-rich event.

14:30 (IST): Pune Pistons beat Delhi Smashers in the tournament opener on August 14 while Saina Nehwal led Hyderabad Hotshots to victory over PV Sindhu's Awadhe Warriors on the Independence Day. Mumbai Masters too had a winning start against Banga Beats.

14:08 (IST): The Day 3 action of the Indian Badminton League takes place in Lucknow with Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots taking on Jwala Gutta's Delhi Smashers in the first match followed by tie between Mumbai Masters and Pune Pistons.

Topics : Badminton Jwala Gutta Saina Nehwal
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