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Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal cruises into the semis

No.1 seed Saina Nehwal defeated the eighth-seeded Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15, 21-14 in a match which lasted just forty minutes to sail into the semi-final of the Malaysia Masters on Friday. In the men’s draw, Ajay Jayaram lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-8 in the semi-final.
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reportbadminton6 days ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets to the trophy in thrilling final

PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers defeated Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in what turned out to be a classic final to win their maiden PBL title in New Delhi on Saturday. Sindhu beat Sung-Ji Hyun in the women's singles trump match, while Ajay Jayaram was unable to win it for Mumbai in a tense final match.
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featurebadminton8 days ago

Premier Badminton League | Best duels of PBL 2017 so far

The current edition of the Premier Badminton League has provided us with some exciting moments - be it upsets or just sheer entertainment. Deciding games were necessary for picking the winner of quite a few match-ups, and the last semi-final place was confirmed in the final match of the group stage.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Indian badminton players criticize PBL's eleven point system

Indian ace PV Sindhu has been critical of the eleven point format, currently used in the PBL, stating that the players don't get enough time to strategize in the short format. Other Indian players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta had also said that the new system is not as effective as the longer one.
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reportbadminton10 days ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai defeat Mumbai to book last-four spot

Chennai Smashers rode on wins by Tommy Sugiarto and the husband-wife pair of Chris Adcock and Gabriella Adcock to edge out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 and book a place in the last-four stage of the Premier Badminton League. Rockets and Awadhe Warriors have already secured semi-final spots.
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reportbadminton12 days ago

PBL 2017 | Jayaram beats Axelsen as Mumbai maintain lead at top

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.
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PBL 2017 | Mumbai beat Warriors to move to second position

Mumbai Rockets defeated Awadhe Warriors 4-3 in the Premier Badminton League in Lucknow to move to second place on the points table, as Indian ace Saina Nehwal secured her second consecutive win of the tournament by defeating Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun 12-10, 4-11, 11-5.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai Rockets thump Hyderabad Hunters to top table

In an enticing clash between world No 2 Carolina Marin and third-ranked Sung Ji Hyun, the South Korean came out on the top as Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 2-1 in the PBL on Wednesday. Both sides lost their trump matches and Mumbai currently top the table with 8 points.
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reportbadminton17 days ago

PBL | Mumbai Rockets thrash defending champions Delhi Acers in their opening clash

Mumbai Rockets got off to a flying start in the second edition of the Premier Badminton League with a crushing 6-(-1) win over defending champions Delhi Acers on Tuesday (Jan 3). Ajay Jayaram defeated Delhi’s Trump Jan Jorgensen, before HS Prannoy extended the lead for the home side.
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newsbadminton22 days ago

PBL 2017 : Mumbai Rockets - Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

Mumbai Rockets will hope to do one better this time at the PBL 2017 after stumbling at the last hurdle last season. The runner-ups have retained the services of Sung Ji Hyun and HS Prannoy and managed to prize away Ajay Jayaram from Champions Delhi Acers for this season.
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