As it happened: PBL 2018-19, Tie 24

Bengaluru Raptors beat Mumbai Rockets 5-0 in the tie, winning all but the mixed doubles match.

Kidambi Srikanth will play the third match of the Tie.   -  PBL Media

Good evening, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Tie 24 of Premier Badminton League (PBL), between the Kidambi Srikanth-led Bengaluru Raptors and Mumbai Rockets, led by Lee Yong Dae.

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Kim Gi Jung/Pia Zebadiah (Mumbai Rockets) beat Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (Bengaluru Raptors). The tie finishes Bengaluru Raptors 5-0 Mumbai Rockets.

13-15 A forehand winner from Kim Gi Jung and Mumbai Rockets wins its first match of the tie.

13-13 A backhand error from Marcus Ellis.

13-12 Kim Gi Jung's smash catches the net. Great defence from Bengaluru Raptors to forced that error from Mumbai Rockets!

11-11 A forehand smash down the line from Kim Gi Jung to win the point for Mumbai Rockets.

10-9 A backhand winner from Marcus Ellis.

7-8 Three points in a row for Mumbai Rockets.

7-5 A backhand error from Lauren Smith.

7-4 Marcus Ellis with a forehand cross court winner to extend Bengaluru Raptors' lead.

3-2 Another forehand unforced error from Pia Zebadiah.

2-2 A forehand unforced error from Pia Zebadiah.

1-0 A forehand winner from Marcus Ellis.

Second game.

15-14 Marcus Ellis' backhand is long and Mumbai Rockets take the opening game of the match.

14-14 A forehand unforced error from Pia Zebadiah takes the game to a decider point.

13-13 A backhand error from Marcus Ellis (Bengaluru Raptors).

12-12 Lauren's forehand smash goes under the net.

12-11 Kim Gi Jung's smash catches the net.

11-11 A backhand error from Pia Zebadiah.

10-11 Lauren Smith's backhand is wide.

10-10 Service fault from Pia Zebadiah.

9-10 Lauren Smith with an unforced error.

9-9 Lauren Smith forces a backhand error off Pia Zebadiah with a dipping forehand smash.

7-9 A forehand winner from Pia Zebadiah. That's the fourth forehand winner for the Mumbai Rockets pair.

6-8 A backhand winner from Lauren Smith.

5-8 A service fault from Marcus Ellis gives the Mumbai Rockets pair a three-point lead at the mid-game break.

3-5 Service fault from Pia Zebadiah.

3-4 A well-disguised drop shot from Kim Gi Jung (Mumbai Rockets).

3-3 A delicate drop shot from Pia Zebadiah.

2-2 Lauren's forehand is long.

1-0 A forehand error from Pia Zebadiah (Mumbai Rockets) gets Bengaluru Raptors off the mark.

Next up is the mixed doubles match between Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (Bengaluru Raptors) and Kim Gi Jung/Pia Zebadiah (Mumbai Rockets).

Sai Praneeth beats Sameer Verma (Mumbai Rockets) 12-15 15-5 15-13 and puts Bengaluru Raptors 5 - (-1) ahead in the tie.

15-13 A forehand error from Verma and Sai Praneeth wins the match.

14-13 Game point for Sai Praneeth.

13-13 A forehand error from Verma.

12-13 Another backhand unforced error from Sai Praneeth.

12-12 Sai Praneeth goes for the backhand drop shot but drags it wide.

12-11 A backhand error from Verma and Sai Praneeth wins five points in a row! A remarkable turnaround!

11-11 Verma's forehand is wide.

10-11 Sai Praneeth forces an error off Verma with a body smash, giving the latter little room to play the shot.

9-11 A forehand cross court winner from Sai Praneeth.

8-11 Sai Praneeth's backhand is wide.

8-9 Sameer Verma's forehand is long, over the baseline.

7-9 A backhand winner from Sai Praneeth.

6-9 Sai Praneeth's backhand is marginally wide.

6-8 A forehand error from Verma.

5-8 Sai Praneeth forces a backhand error off Verma with a dipping forehand smash.

2-8 A backhand error from Verma.

 

1-8 A backhand error from Sai Praneeth and Verma takes a seven-point lead (!) into the mid-game break.

1-6 A forehand winner from Verma. He was on top for much of that point and he pounced at the right moment to win the point. That's his eighth forehand winner of the match.

1-3 Sai Praneeth's forehand is wide.

0-1 A forehand winner from Verma.

Third game.

 

5-15 A backhand unforced error from Verma hands Sai Praneeth the second game, which means we are going into a deciding third game.

4-13 Another forehand error from Verma.

4-11 Verma catches the net with his jump smash.

3-10 A forehand drop shot from Sai Praneeth forces a forehand error off Verma.

2-8 San Praneeth's backhand at the body of Verma goes unreturned.

2-6 A backhand to back forehand winners from Sai Praneeth, who benefits from the indecision on Verma's part to choose to not return.

2-4 A forehand cross court winner from Sai Praneeth, pouncing on a weak return from Verma. That's his sixth forehand winner of the match.

 

2-3 Sai Praneeth's forehand is long.

1-3 Verma forces a forehand error off Sai Praneeth with a jump smash.

0-3 A well-disguised forehand drop shot from Sai Praneeth with Verma quite deep in his court.

0-2 Another backhand error from Verma.

0-1 A backhand error from Verma.

Second game.

15-12 He seals the game with a forehand, forcing an error of the same side of Sai Praneeth.

14-12 Verma produces a backhand winner to get himself a couple of game points.

13-12 A forehand unforced error from Sai Praneeth gives Verma the lead for the first time in the match.

11-12 Verma cashes in on Sai Praneeth's serve from deep in his court and wins the point with a drop shot that catches Sai Praneeth short.

10-12 Verma drags his backhand wide.

10-11 A jump smash down the line from Sai Praneeth, his fourth forehand winner of the match.

10-10 Sai Praneeth goes for the cross court forehand winner but catches the net in trying to go for the corner.

8-9 Sai Praneeth, inexplicably, drags his forehand wide. He had a vast majority of the court to direct his forehand to, but a moment of brain fade, and he ends up looking silly.

7-9 A backhand error from Verma.

7-8 Sain Praneeth's forehand is long, over the baseline.

6-8 A backhand unforced error from Sai Praneeth, who catches the net. That's his third backhand unforced error of the match.

5-8 A backhand error from Sai Praneeth. Verma set up well to win the point.

4-8 Verma's forehand is long, handing a healthy lead for Sai Praneeth at the mid-game break.

4-7 Verma forces a backhand error off Sai Praneeth with a ferocious forehand.

2-7 A jump smash, arching to the right-hand corner, leaving an outstetched Sameer Verma helpless.

2-5 A body smash from Sai Praneeth forces a backhand error off Verma.

2-4 Verma forces a forehand error off Sai Praneeth.

1-4 Sai Praneeth forces a forehand error off Verma with a smash

1-3 A forehand winner from Sai Praneeth.

1-2 A forehand unforced error from Verma.

Next up is the second men's singles match between B. Sai Praneeth (Bengaluru Raptors) and Sameer Verma (Mumbai Rockets). This is a Trump Match for Mumbai Rockets.

Kidambi Srikanth beats Anders Antonsen (Mumbai Rockets) 15-14 15-13 and puts Bengaluru Raptors 4-0 ahead in the tie.

15-13 Srikanth seals the game, match and with it, the tie, too! He does so with a forehand winner, flat-footing Antonsen.

14-13 Antonsen's forehand is long again. Good judgment from Srikanth to not play it.

13-13 Antonsen's forehand is long, over the baseline.

 

12-13 A forehand unforced error from Srikanth.

12-12 Good review from Srikanth! Antonsen's forehand is marginally wide of the sideline; it was initially called in by the umpire. 

11-12 Another forehand winner from Antonsen, locating the back court with Srikanth at the net.

11-11 A forehand winner from Antonsen, pouncing on a weak return from Srikanth.

11-10 Srikanth forces a forehand error from Antonsen.

10-9 A forehand winner from Srikanth.

9-9 Srikanth drags his forehand wide.

9-8 A backhand winner from Srikanth. Great defence from him to win the point.

8-8 A backhand unforced error from Antonsen.

7-8 A forehand winner down the line from Antonsen, getting himself a one-point lead at the mid-game break in the second.

7-7 A forehand winner from Antonsen. The smash speed was 362 kmph!

6-6 He redeems himself immediately and produces a forehand winner which draws him level in the second game.

5-6 Srikanth's forehand is long, well over the baseline.

5-5 A forehand winner from Srikanth, his sixth forehand winner of the match.

4-5 A backhand unforced error from Srikanth this time.

4-3 Antonsen misses his forehand return. Both players have made seven forehand unforced errors each.

3-3 A forehand winner from Srikanth this time.

2-3 A forehand winner down the middle from Antonsen. He pounced on a weak return from Srikanth and sealed the point with a jump smash.

2-2 A backhand unforced error from Antonsen.

1-2 A forehand winner from Antonsen.

Second game.

15-14 Srikanth takes the first game. He was 11-13 down at one stage. But a forehand at the body of Antonsen, who couldn't return with his backhand, wins him the decider point and the game with it.

14-14 Srikanth forces a forehand error off Antonsen and we go to a decider point in the first game.

13-14 Antonsen returns the favour with a forehand cross court winner of his own.

13-13 A forehand winner from Srikanth.

12-13 A backhand unforced error from Antonsen.

11-13 Antonsen cramps Srikanth for room with a jump smash. And Srikanth's return catches the net.

11-12 Srikanth's forehand is long once again.

11-11 Srikanth forces a forehand error off Antonsen with a jump smash.

10-11 A forehand winner from Antonsen.

10-10 A forehand unforced error from Antonsen.

9-10 Srikanth's forehand is long. Good judgment from Antonsen to not play the shuttle that dropped over the baseline.

9-9 A backhand unforced error from Srikanth draws Antonsen level.

9-7 Antonsen's forehand is marginally wide of the sideline.

8-7 A forehand unforced error from Srikanth. That's his fourth forehand unforced error of the match.

8-6 Srikanth's jump smash catches the net.

8-5 An Antonsen backhand error sends Srikanth into the mid-game break with a three-point lead.

6-5 A delicate forehand drop shot wins the point for Srikanth.

5-5 Srikanth drags his backhand well wide.

4-4 Another forehand unforced error from Srikanth. One point this way, one point the other. Both players are trying to get into their groove.

3-3 A forehand unforced error from Srikanth.

3-2 A backhand error from Antonsen this time. Both players appear to be rusty at the start of this match.

2-2 A backhand unforced error from Srikanth.

2-1 A service fault from Antonsen.

1-0 A backhand error from Antonsen gets Srikanth off the mark.

Next up is the men's singles match between Kidambi Srikanth (Bengaluru Raptors) and Anders Antonsen (Mumbai Rockets). This is a must-win match for Mumbai Rockets.

Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan beat Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung (Mumbai Rockets) 15-11 15-11 to put Bengaluru Raptors 3-0 up in the tie.

11-15 Game and match, Bengaluru Raptors.

10-14 A forehand cross court winner from Hendra Setiawan.

9-13 A forehand winner from Hendra Setiawan.

8-12 Lee Yong Dae with a forehand winner.

7-12 A backhand unforced error from Kim Gi Jung.

 

6-11 Another unforced error from Kim Gi Jung.

6-10 A forehand unforced error this time, from Kim Gi Jung.

5-9 Kim Gi Jung's backhand is wide; unforced, you've got to say!

4-8 A jump smash induces a backhand error off Lee Yong Dae. A sizeable lead for the Bengaluru Raptors' pair at the mid-game break in the second.

3-7 An ace from Mohammad Ahsan.

2-5 A forehand winner down the line from Mohammad Ahsan.

2-4 A backhand error from Kim Gi Jung, who smashes the net.

2-2 Another forehand error, this time from Mohammad Ahsan.

1-2 A forehand unforced error from Hendra Setiawan.

0-1 A backhand winner to get off the mark for Bengaluru Raptors.

Second game.

11-15 And Bengaluru Raptors' pair takes the first game.

 

11-14 A forehand winner from Lee Yong Dae wins Mumbai Rockets the point after great resistance from Bengaluru Raptors, who kept returning the smash to stay in the point.

10-13 Bengaluru Raptors piling on the pressure. A smash forces a backhand error off Kim Gi Jung again.

10-11 Another backhand error from Kim Gi Jung, who was rushed into his shot by Hendra Setiawan's smash.

10-10 A backhand unforced error from Kim Gi Jung, who catches the net.

10-9 A forehand winner from Lee Yong Dae.

8-8 Lee Yong Dae drags his forehand wide.

8-7 Mohammad Ahsan with a forehand winner down the line.

8-6 A forehand winner from Lee Yong Dae gives Mumbai Rockets a two-point lead at the mid-game break in the first.

6-4 Lee Yong Dae forces a forehand error off Hendra Setiawan with a body smash.

5-4 Mohammad Ahsan drags his forehand wide.

4-3 A backhand unforced error from Mohammad Ahsan.

2-3 A forehand unforced error from Kim Gi Jung.

2-2 A backhand unforced error from Hendra Setiawan draws Mumbai Rockets level.

Next up is the men's doubles match between Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (Bengaluru Raptors) and Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung (Mumbai Rockets).

Vu Thi Trang beats Shriyanshi Pardeshi (Mumbai Rockets) 15-4 11-15 15-7 and puts Bengaluru Raptors 2-0 up in the tie.

15-7 Trang seals the game and match, putting Bengaluru Raptors 2-0 up in the tie.

14-7 A forehand error from Pardeshi, who is on the brink.

13-7 A forehand cross court winner from Pardeshi.

13-6 A forehand smash down the line from Trang.

12-6 Pardeshi's forehand is long.

11-6 Trang forces a forehand error off Pardeshi.

10-6 A forehand winner from Pardeshi, who needs a few points in a row to make a comeback.

9-4 Pardeshi's forehand is long. Trang shows good judgment to not play it.

8-4 Pardeshi can't return Trang's drop shot. A sizeable lead for the Bengaluru Raptors' player at the mid-game break in the third.

7-4 Pardeshi goes for the forehand cross court winner but drags it wide.

6-4 Pardeshi's forehand is well wide.

5-3 A backhand error from Pardeshi. The game's on a knife edge!

3-3 Three points in a row for Pardeshi, the latest courtesy a forehand winner.

2-0 Trang wins the point with a drop shot that Pardeshi is unable to return.

1-0 Trang's forehand drops inside the baseline. Misjudgment from Pardeshi!

Third game.

 

11-15 Pardeshi takes the second game following a backhand error from Trang. We go into the deciding third game.

11-14 Pardeshi forces a forehand error off Trang to set herself game point.

11-13 Trang's forehand is long this time, Pardeshi shows good judgment to not play it.

11-12 Trang's forehand is wide.

11-11 A forehand unforced error from Trang this time.

10-10 A backhand unforced error from Pardeshi, who has certainly upped her game since losing the first.

9-9 Trang comes up with a forehand winner after forcing Pardeshi deep in her court.

8-8 Pardeshi smashes the net with her forehand.

7-8 Trang's forehand unforced error hands Pardeshi a one-point lead at the mid-game break in the first.

6-6 Great point! Both players giving their all and moving each other from one end to the other. In the end, Pardeshi is unable to return Trang's drop shot!

 

5-6 Pardeshi's forehand is long, over the baseline.

4-6 A forehand unforced error from Trang.

4-5 A forehand cross court winner from Pardeshi.

4-4 A forehand unforced error from Pardeshi.

3-4 Pardeshi shows good judgment to not play Trang's forehand, which goes long.

3-3 Trang makes another forehand unforced error.

1-1 Trang catches the net with her forehand.  Both the players have made four forehand unforced errors each.

1-0 Pardeshi with a forehand unforced error.

Second game.

15-4 A piece of cake! Trang hasn't had to break sweat and she is one game up against Pardeshi.

14-4 Pardeshi goes for the forehand cross court winner, but catches the net.

12-4 A backhand error from Pardeshi.

10-4 She redeems herself immediately and wins the next point with a forehand winner.

9-4 A forehand unforced error from Trang.

9-3 Pardeshi with a forehand winner after some great work at the net initially. The drop shot prior to the winner set up the point for her.

8-2 A forehand unforced error from Trang, who catches the net.

8-1 Trang produces a backhand winner to take a seven-point lead into the mid-game break in the first. Been one-way traffic so far!

5-1 Pardeshi can't return Trang's well-disguised drop shot, bringing an end to a 21-shot rally!

4-1 Pardeshi smashes the net with her attempted forehand winner.

3-1 A cross court forehand winner from Trang.

1-1 A similar unforced error from Trang.

1-0 A forehand unforced error from Pardeshi (Mumbai Rockets) first up.

Vu Thi Trang to serve.

First up will be the women's singles match between Vu Thi Trang of Bengaluru Raptors and Mumbai Rockets' Shriyanshi Pardeshi. This is a Trump Match for Bengaluru Raptors.

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Yesterday, Awadhe Warriors edged Chennai Smashers in a tie that went down to the wire.