Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu led her team Chennai Smashers to win the first match of the tournament as they defeated Bengaluru Blasters 5-0 in the Premier Badminton League 2017 on Tuesday.
Earlier in the evening, Chennai's Parupalli Kashyap defeated Bengaluru's Sourabh Verma 11-8, 11-5.
Then in women's singles, PV Sindhu bounced back from a poor start to beat Cheung Ngan Yi of Bengaluru Blasters 12-10, 11-6 in the trump match which gave Chennai Smashers a 3-0 lead.
Sindhu trailed 0-5 at one point in the first game, before coming back strongly in the match. During the tight game, the Indian badminton star saved one game point before eventually prevailing 12-10.
In the second game, Sindhu edged ahead after both players were tied at 4-4. She closed out the game at 11-6 to win the match and hand Chennai two points from the trump match.
Then the doubles pair of Chris and Gabrielle Adcock from Britain provided the Smashers with the winning 4-0 lead by edging out Bengaluru's Korea-India combine of Yeon Seong Yoo and Ashwini Ponnappa in three games in a thrilling mixed doubles match, to render the last two matches in the tie inconsequential.
In the last two games, Tommy Sugiarto lost to Victor Axelsen 7-11, 11-13 while Chris Adcock and Mads Pieler Kolding beat Sung Hyun Ko and Yeon Seong Yoo 11-7, 7-11, 13-11.