PBL: Pune 7 Aces 3-4 Chennai Smashers

A clinical Chennai Smashers team clinched a 4-3 win over Pune 7 Aces in the Ahmedabad leg of Premier Badminton League.

Chris and Gabrielle Adcock will be key in Chennai's match against Pune.   -  PBL Media

Key highlights of Tie 17 clash of Premier Badminton League between Pune 7 Aces and Chennai Smashers.

Highlights:

10:59pm: Ajay Jayaram bags a consolation win for Pune 7 Aces as he beats Chong Wei Feng 13-15, 15-7, 15-11. Chennai Smashers clinches the tie 4-3.

10:45pm: Ajay Jayaram bounces back and runs away with the second game 15-7. The last match of the evening now moves into the decider.

 

10:18pm: Next up and the last match of the tie is men's singles between Ajay Jayaram and Chong Wei Feng.

10:09pm: Pune 7 Aces wins its Trump match as the men's doubles pair of Vladimir Ivanov and Chirag Shetty beat Chris Adcock and B. Sumeeth Reddy in straight games. Pune 2-4 Chennai.

9:44pm: Chris Adcock and B. Sumeeth Reddy face Vladimir Ivanov and Chirag Shetty in Pune 7 Aces' Trump match.

9:33pm: Sung Ji Hyun prevails in the three-game battle as she takes the final one 15-13. Chennai Smashers now with a 4-0 lead.

9:07pm: Marin stays afloat and takes the match into the decider after winning the second game 15-7.

8:59pm: Marin decides to step on the gas right from the start of the second game - jumps to 4-0 lead over Sung.

8:54pm: A nail-biting first game but Sung of Chennai Smashers clinches it 15-14.

8:43pm: Marin starts off aggressively by Sung keeps calm to go into the break of the first game with a 8-5 lead.

8:32pm: Carolina Marin will be next in action in her women's singles match against Sung Ji Hyun. Can the Spaniard bring Pune back on the track?

8:13pm: Rajiv Ouseph wins the third and final game 15-13 against Pune 7 Aces' Brice Leverdez. Chennai Smashers now with a 3-0 lead after two matches.

8:10pm: Brice takes the match into the decider as he clinches the second game 15-8. Pune requires a win here to bounce back in the tie.

7:45pm: Rajiv shoots to a big 8-2 lead at the break of the first game and returns to clinch it 15-6. Complete domination!

7:40pm: Next up in the tie is the men's singles where Pune's Brice Leverdez takes on Rajiv Ouseph.

7:32pm: Brilliant comeback by Chris and Gabby Adcock as they clinch the Trump match to give Chennai Smashers 2-0 lead over Pune 7 Aces.

7:30pm: A neck-and-neck battle on in the second game of the Trump match as the Adcocks make it 14-14. Can Vladimir and Line pull it off to stay alive?

7:23pm: The pair of Vladimir and Line have raised the ante in the second game, as they lead 8-7 at the break.

7:17pm: A smash from the net from Gabrielle seals the first game of the Trump match for the Chennai Smashers.

7:14pm: A 39-shot rally and the Adcocks take a 13-11 lead in the first game.

 

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Led by Carolina Marin, Pune 7 Aces, placed sixth in the points table look to improve in its standings when it takes on Chennai Smashers in the second tie of the Ahmedabad leg.

Pune has nine points while Chennai with six points is placed eighth in the standings.