Ajay Jayaram shocked World No 3 Viktor Axelsen 11-8, 11-9, as Mumbai Rockets defeated Bengaluru Blasters 4-1 to maintain their 2-point lead over Awadhe Warriors at the top of the PBL points table. In the other match, Delhi Acers defeated Chennai Smashers 5-2, but remained at the bottom of the pile.
In the opening clash of the Mumbai-Bengaluru tie, Sourabh Verma raced to an 8-1 lead against HS Prannoy before sealing the first game 11-4. However, Prannoy
In men’s doubles, the pair of Yoo Yeon Seong and Ko Sung-
The second game a tight affair as well but the Mumbai duo won three points in a row to win 11-7 and take the
Bengaluru chose Axelsen as their trump but Jayaram stunned the Dane to help Mumbai regain the lead at 2-0. Mumbai’s trump Sung Ji-
Bengaluru did get a consolatory win in the final game when Ko Sung-
Bengaluru Blasters 1-4 Mumbai Rockets
Sourabh Verma 11-4, 6-11, 3-11 HS Prannoy
Ko Sung-Hyun Yoo/ Yeon Seong 11-7, 7-11, 11-5 Lee Yong Dae/ Nipithphon Phuangphuapet
(T)Viktor Axelsen 8-11, 9-11 Ajay Jayaram
Cheung Ngan Yi 7-11, 8-11 Sung Ji Hyun (T)
Ko Sung-Hyun/ Sikki Reddy 11-6, 11-7 Nipithphon Phuangphuapet/ Nadiezda Zieba
Delhi Acers 5-2 Chennai Smashers
Jan O Jorgensen 10-12, 11-4, 11-6 Tommy Sugiarto
Jwala Gutta/ Vladimir Ivanov 7-11, 11-4, 11-9 Chris Adcock/ P V Sindhu
Son Wan Ho 12-10, 11-4 P Kashyap
(T) Vladimir Ivanov/ Ivan Sozonov 11-6, 11-6 Chris Adcock/ Mads Pieler Kolding
Tanvi Lad 6-11, 7-11 P V Sindhu (T)
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