IBL highlights, Day 5: Hyderabad thrash Pune 4-1

Updated: 20 August 2013 00:42 IST

Hyderabad's Saina Nehwal came from a set down to humble Pune's Juliane Schenk. Hyderabad also won men's doubles and both men's singles ties to win 4-1 against Pune Pistons. Pune won the mixed doubles tie.

IBL highlights, Day 5: Hyderabad thrash Pune 4-1

00:10 (IST): Hyderabad Hotshots thrash Pune Pistons 4-1 to go top of the table with 11 points. Pune are now second with 9 points.


00:03 (IST): Joachiam Fischer Nielse and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons beat V Shem Goh and Pradenya Gadre of Hotshots 21-11 21-14 in the second game.

23:47 (IST): Joachiam Fischer Nielse and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons beat V Shem Goh and Pradenya Gadre of Hotshots 21-11 in the first game.

23:44 (IST): Joachiam Fischer Nielse and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons lead V Shem Goh and Pradenya Gadre of Hotshots 14-9 in the first game.

23:32 (IST): The final game of the day coming up and it's a mixed doubles tie. V Shem Goh and Pradenya Gadre of Hotshots vs Joachiam Fischer Nielse and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons.

23:25 (IST): Tanongsak of Hyderabad Hotshots beats Saurabh Varma of Pune Pistons 21-17 21-18. Hyderabad have take a 4-0 lead.

23:03 (IST): Tanongsak of Hyderabad Hotshots takes the first game against Saurabh Varma of Pune Pistons 21-17.

22:43 (IST): It's men's singles now between Tanongsak of Hyderabad Hotshots and Saurabh Varma of Pune Pistons.

22:38 (IST): V Shem Goh/Khim Wah Lim beat Pune's Sanave Thomas/Rupesh Kumar 21-19 21-16 to give Hyderabad 3-0 lead.

22:33 (IST): Hyderabad pair of V Shem Goh and Khim Wah Lim lead Pune's Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar 14-9 in the second game of men's doubles.

22:20 (IST): Hyderabad pair of V Shem Goh and Khim Wah Lim beat Pune's Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar 21-19 in the first game of men's doubles.

22:13 (IST): Pune's Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar lead Hyderabad pair of V Shem Goh and Khim Wah Lim 14-10 in the first game.

21:57 (IST): Next up: Men's doubles. Hyderabad pair of V Shem Goh and Khim Wah Lim against Pune's Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar.

21:53 (IST): Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) beats Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons) 17-21 21-19 11-6 to give Hotshots a 2-0 lead.

21:47 (IST): Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) takes 6-3 lead against Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons) in the third game.

21:39 (IST): Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) takes the second game 21-19 against Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons).

21:31 (IST): Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons) fights back to lead Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) 14-13 in the second game.

21:26 (IST): Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) goes up 10-7 in the second game against Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons).

21:21 (IST): Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) leads Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons) 6-5 in the second game.

21:13 (IST): Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) loses first game to Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons) 17-21.

21:03 (IST): Juliane Schenk (Pune Pistons) leads Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad Hotshots) 14-7.

20:55 (IST): Saina Nehwal and Juliane Schenk are in action now with the German leading 4-3.

20:45 (IST): Ajay Jayaram (Hyderabad Hotshots) beats Ngugen tin Minh (Pune Pistons) 21-19, 21-8. Hotshots lead 1-0 with four to play.

20:24 (IST): Ajay Jayaram of Hyderabad Hotshots wins first game 21-19 against Ngugen tin Minh of Pune.

20:10 (IST): Ngugen tin Minh of Vietnam lost his opening tie to Delhi's B Sai Praneeth while hammered Marc Zwiebler of Mumbai Masters in his second outing. On the other hand, Ajay Jayaram was victorious in his only match so far. He beat K Srikanth of Awadhe Warriors 21-17 21-19.

19:55 (IST): Order of play - Men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, men's singles and mixed doubles.

19:50 (IST): World No. 5 Ngugen tin Minh of Pistons takes on world No. 24 Ajay Jayaram of Hotshots in the first game at Sardar Vallabh Patel Stadium, NSCI in Mumbai.

19:35 (IST): Teams -
Pune Pistons: Ashwini Ponappa, Ngugen tin Minh, Saurabh Verma, Anup Sridhar, Juliane Schenk, Joachiam Fischer Nielse, Sanave Thomas, Arun Vishnu, Wee Kiong Tan, Rupesh Kumar. Coach: Nikhil Kanetkar

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

19:15 (IST): Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat on Sunday said all the teams in the Indian Badminton League are evenly matched and that he expects a good fight against Pune franchise.

"It is (Pune) a good team in singles, mixed doubles and doubles. But we have a chance to win tomorrow. It is 50:50, but we will do our best," Hidayat said. (Read more)

19:00 (IST): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was in Lucknow with his family to watch the match between Awadhe Warriors and Banga Beats at UP badminton academy on Sunday.

Following back-to-back victories in their first two ties, high-flying Pune Pistons would be aiming to provide stiff competition to the Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots in their Indian Badminton League. (Read preview)

Pistons' come-from-behind victory over Mumbai Masters in their Maharashtra state Derby clash in Lucknow on Saturday should be a great morale-booster for the league toppers ahead of their face-off against Hotshots at the National Sports Club of India stadium courts in Worli, Mumbai.

World number three Julinane Schenk of Pune, who has won both her games, is expected to take on world number four Saina Nehwal of Hyderabad.

The expected match-up between these two top women's players in the world would be the highlight of the day and should thrill the capacity crowd in the newly-built arena.



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