Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters in PBL 2018


Rio Olympic Silver Medalist PV Sindhu’s Chennai Smashers defeated Bengaluru Blasters 3-2 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) game on Monday.

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PV Sindhu showcased outstanding performance in the match and set the tone for Chennai Smashers dismissing the confront of Kirsty Gilmour 15-9, 15-14 following the doubles team of Lee Yang and B Sumeeth Reddy had taken a triumph in the Blasters’ trump game.

Chennai Smashers took a massive lead in the tie following two finished clashes.

World No.1 Viktor Axelsen tried hard for Bengaluru Blasters and beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 15-11, 6-15, 15-9 to clinch the team’s first point.

Bengaluru Blasters two more triumphs helped lower the edge by securing 15 points in the game.

Chennai Smashers reached to third spot with 12 points following having been at the bottom earlier to the tie.

Earlier in the evening, taking the court after the Smasher duo of Lee Yang and B Sumeeth Reddy had upset the formidable Blasters team of Mathias Boe and Kim Sang Rang in the opening mens doubles, Sindhu overcame the challenge of Gilmour to put her team in control.

Following the break, PV Sindhu was a modified player following the break and clinched one point following the other as her opponent appeared to fight back.

She clinched seven points on the run ahead of Gilmour clinch another point. PV Sindhu speedily finished out the initial game at 15 -9. Sindhu clinched her game and took 13-9 lead and the finished closely.

Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk put up a clash against world No.1 Axelsen and lost three games.

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Axelsen portrayed his best side and toured to triumph in the initial game. He turned the tables in the second and triumph it 15-6 with a terrific presentation.