PBL 2017 Highlights: Chennai Smashers Thrash Bengaluru Blasters 5-0
PV Sindhu put Chennai Smashers on course for a win when she defeated Cheung Ngan Yi of Bengaluru Blasters in Premier Badminton League 2017 on Tuesday. Chennai went on to win by a 5-0 scoreline. Catch the highlights from the PBL 2017 match in Mumbai
After going down to Hyderabad Hunters on the opening day of Premier Badminton League 2017, Chennai Smashers bounced back with a comfortable 5-0 win over Bengaluru Blasters on Tuesday. PV Sindhu was one of the Chennai players to win during the evening. Catch highlights of the PBL 2017 match here.
22:00 IST: Chennai Smashers win the final game 13-11 to complete a 5-0 thrashing of Bengaluru Blasters.
21:44 IST: Bengaluru Blasters win the next game 11-7. This is a trump match for them.
21:40 IST: Chennai Smashers win the first game of the men's doubles match 11-7.
21:17 IST: Axelsen beats Sugiarto 11-7, 13-11 to curtail Chennai's lead to 4-1.
21:12 IST: Viktor Axelsen of Bengaluru Blasters wins the first game 11-7 vs Chennai Smashers' Tommy Sugiarto. It's 8-8 in the second game.
20:43 IST: Chennai Smashers win a thrilling deciding game 15-14 in the mixed doubles tie to win the match. Chennai take an unassailable 4-0 lead in the match.
20:25 IST: Bengaluru Blasters win the next game 11-8 to keep the mixed doubles tie alive.
20:19 IST: Chennai Smashers win the first game of the mixed doubles tie 11-6.
19:58 IST: Sindhu wins the next point to win Chennai's trump match 12-10, 11-6 vs Cheung Ngan Yi. Chennai now lead 3-0.
19:55 IST: Match point for Sindhu. She leads 10-6 in the second game.
19:52 IST: Two straight points for Sindhu as she extends her lead to 6-4.
19:50 IST: It's been a match of fine margins so far. 4-4 in the second game.
19:44 IST: Incredible! Sindhu wins the next two games to win the first game 12-10.
19:42 IST: 10-10 now. It's turning out to be a close contest.
19:41 IST: Sindhu levels it up at 9-9, bit loses the next one to trail 9-10.
19:40 IST: It's 9-8 now in the first game.
19:39 IST: It's getting close in the first game. Sindhu brings the gap down to just one point. She trails 7-8.
19:34 IST: Sindhu bounces back with three straight points, but Ngan Yi wins the next point to lead 6-3.
19:33 IST: Strong, aggressive start from Cheung Ngan Yi, as she races into a 5-0 lead.
19:30 IST: Sindhu and Ngan Yi are warming up ahead of their match. Can Sindhu extend Chennai's lead in this match?
19:27 IST: PV Sindhu will take on Cheung Ngan Yi shortly.
19:25 IST: Kashyap wins the second game 11-5 to win the match. Chennai Smashers take a 1-0 lead in the match.
19:18 IST: Kashyap takes a 6-4 lead in the second game.
19:12 IST: Parupalli Kashyap wins the first game 11-8.
19:08 IST: Verma manages to come back with three straight points, but Kashyap hits a magnificent winner in the next point to lead 7-5 in the opening game.
19:05 IST: Kashyap races to an early 6-2 lead in the first game.
19:00 IST: It's an all-Indian match in the evening's first clash. Parupalli Kasgyap of Chennai Smashers is playing Bengaluru Blasters' Sourabh Verma.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Bengaluru Blasters vs Chennai Smashers match.
Bengaluru Blasters boast of a strong line-up, with Danish men's singles ace Viktor Axelsen their most prominent player. However, they will be the underdogs in the women's singles tie, with Chennai's Sindhu in good form in recent months.
With the likes of Ashwini Ponnappa, Ko Sung-Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong in their ranks, Bengaluru will also hope to make the most of their trump match.
Chennai also boast of a strong line-up in mixed doubles. With both teams very well matched, in terms of team strength, badminton fans can expect a close encounter in Mumbai on Tuesday.