As it happened: PBL 2018-19, ties 21 and 22

Pune 7 Aces and Hyderabad Hunters were the winners of ties 21 and 22, respectively.

Viktor Axelsen, Ahmedabad Smash Masters captain.   -  PBL Media

Pune 7 Aces and Hyderabad Hunters won ties 21 and 22 by margins of 5-0 and 4-3 respectively against Delhi Dashers and Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

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Kim Sa Rang/Bodin Isara beats Satwik Rankireddy/Lee Reginald (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) 15-10 11-15 15-14 and win the tie 4-3 for Hyderabad Hunters.

15-14 Kim Sa Rang/Bodin Isara (Hyderabad Hunters) win the game and seal the tie.

14-14 A forehand winner from Satwik. Decider point!

14-13 Lee Reginald smashes the net with his forehand.

13-12 A forehand unforced error from Satwik.

12-11 A body smash from Lee Reginald goes unreturned.

12-10 Bodin Isara (Hyderabad Hunters) with a forehand cross court winner.

11-10 A forehand winner down the line from Lee Reginald.

10-6 A couple of good serves back to back from Kim Sa Rang and back to back points for Hyderabad Hunters to extend its lead.

8-6 A forehand unforced error from Lee Reginald sends Hyderabad Hunters into the mid-game break with a two-point lead.

6-4 Kim Sa Rang forces a backhand error off Satwik.

3-3 A backhand unforced error from Kim Sa Rang.

3-2 This time, Reginald produces a backhand winner.

3-1 Satwik gets Ahmedabad on board with a backhand winner.

3-0 A forehand unforced error from Lee Reginald hands Hyderabad Hunters a hat-trick of points.

Third game.

11-15 Satwik Rankireddy/Lee Reginald (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) level the score and take the match into a deciding third game.

9-11 A forced backhand error from Lee Reginald.

7-9 A backhand unforced error from Bodin Isara.

7-8 The Ahmedabad Smash Masters pair takes a one-point lead into the mid-game break in the second.

6-6 A backhand unforced error from Bodin Isara (Hyderabad Hunters).

6-5 Body smash from Kim Sa Rang forces a backhand error from Lee Reginald (Ahmedabad Smash Masters).

4-4 A backhand unforced error from Kim Sa Rang hands Ahmedabad a hat-trick of points.

3-1 A service fault from Lee Reginald.

1-0 A forehand unforced error from Satwik gets Hyderabad Hunters on board in the second game.

Second game.

10-15 A forehand unforced error from Satwik hands Hyderabad Hunters the first game of this deciding match of the tie.

10-13 A forehand winner from Lee Reginald. The Ahmedabad pair is putting pressure on the Hyderabad Hunters pair.

8-11 Back to back unforced errors from Lee Reginald and Ahmedabad Smash Masters falls three points behind.

7-8 Lee Reginald with another unforced error, this time a backhand error. Hyderabad Hunters takes a one-point lead into the mid-game break in the first.

5-6 Lee Reginald's (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) forehand smash is long.

Next up is the men's doubles match between Lee Reginald/Satwik Rankireddy (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) and Bodin Isara/Kim Sa Rang (Hyderabad Hunters).

P. V. Sindhu beats Kirsty Gilmour 15-14 12-15 15-14 to win the Trump Match and level the tie 3-3 for Hyderabad Hunters.

14-15 A backhand unforced error seals the game and Trump Match for P. V. Sindhu and Hyderabad Hunters!

14-14 A forehand cross court winner from Sindhu. Decider point!

14-13 A delicate drop shot from Sindhu this time. Game point for Gilmour still!

13-12 Fantastic net play from Gilmour! Stretched Sindhu back and forth and ended up winning the point with a delicate drop shot.

11-11 A forehand cross court drop short from Gilmour catches Sindhu short.

11-10 A forehand unforced error from Gilmour.

7-5 A backhand unforced error from Sindhu.

7-3 Sindhu forces a forehand error off Gilmour with a ferocious forehand of her own.

6-2 A backhand unforced error from Sindhu. Gilmour shows good judgment to not play it.

4-1 A forehand cross court drop shot from Gilmour to get herself on board in the third game.

4-0 A forehand cross court winner from Sindhu, this time to Gilmour's backhand, which goes unreturned.

1-0 A cross court forehand winner from Sindhu.

Third game.

 

15-12 A thumping cross court forehand winner from Gilmour to level the match at one game all. We go to the deciding third game!

13-12 Misjudgment from Sindhu, who expects Gilmour's forehand to go long. But it drops inside the sideline.

12-10 Fortuitous! Gilmour's forehand catches the top off the net and drops in Sindhu's court. An apologetic hand offered!

9-8 Gilmour forces a backhand error off Sindhu with a ferocious forehand which the Indian can't return.

7-8 A forehand winner down the line from Sindhu, who takes a one-point lead into the mid-game break in the second game.

3-6 Gilmour breaks Sindhu's points streak! A backhand unforced error from the Indian.

2-1 Sindhu digs out a backhand winner, returning admirably a cross court drop shot from Gilmour.

1-0 A body smash from Gilmour to get off the mark in the second game.

Second game.

15-14 Gilmour's forehand unforced error hands Sindhu the first game.

14-14 Sindhu goes for the cross court drop shot again, but catches the net with her forehand.

13-13 Another delicate drop shot catches Gilmour short.

12-13 A cross court, backhand drop shot from Sindhu with Gilmour deep in her court. The gap reduced to one point.

10-13 A series of unforced errors from Sindhu before she produces a forehand winner to not let Gilmour off the hook.

7-8 A delicate drop shot from Gilmour, following a forehand forcing a backhand error off Sindhu, sends the Scotswoman into the mid-game break with a one-point lead.

4-5 A delicate drop shot from Gilmour puts her ahead in the first game.

4-3 A cross court forehand winner from Gilmour reduces the gap to one point. Sindhu didn't see that coming, but Gilmour's execution of the shot was perfect!

Next up is the women's singles match between Kirsty Gilmour (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) and P. V. Sindhu (Hyderabad Hunters). This is the Hyderabad Hunters' Trump Match.

Viktor Axelsen beats Mark Caljouw 15-11 13-15 15-8 to put Ahmedabad Smash Masters 3-1 ahead in the tie.

 

15-8 A forehand unforced error from Caljouw gives Axelsen the game and match. He bursts into celebration clenching his fist and geeing up the crowd!

14-8 Axelsen forces a forehand error off Caljouw with a powerful forehand that Caljouw can't return.

11-6 A delicate drop shot from Axelsen with Caljouw deep in the court.

10-6 A forehand unforced error from Axelsen in going for the down the line winner.

9-3 A forehand winner down the line from Axelsen.

8-3 This match swung both ways and Axelsen is the man holding the advantage at the mid-game break in the third.

Third game.

 

13-15 Caljouw wins the second game to force a decisive third game.

10-10 Viktor Axelsen levels the score, coming from 5-8 down.

5-8 Mark Caljouw (Hyderabad Hunters) has made a strong comeback in the second game. He takes a three-point lead into the mid-game break.

 

Second game.

15-11 Axelsen takes the first game.

11-6 Axelsen in the ascendancy, though both players have won three points each since the mid-game break.

 

8-3 Viktor Axelsen takes a healthy five-point lead into the mid-game break in the second. A delicate drop shot extends his lead to five points.

Next up is the men's singles match between Viktor Axelsen (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) and Mark Caljouw (Hyderabad Hunters). Mark Caljouw is unbeaten this season.

 

Daren Liew beats Rahul Yadav of Hyderabad Hunters 15-13 15-9 to give Ahmedabad Smash Masters a 2-1 lead in the tie.

15-9 Liew wins the Trump Match.

10-5 Liew holds a five-point advantage in the second game.

8-4 Daren Liew takes a four-point lead into the mid-game break in the second.

7-4 Rahul Yadav's trying to reduce the gap in a must-win second game.

4-3 The second game has been neck and neck so far. Liew holds a one-point lead.

Second game.

15-13 Liew holds off Rahul Yadav's fightback and takes the first game. Remember, this is a Trump Match for him and Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

12-12 Rahul Yadav (Hyderabad Hunters) is level with Liew. We are set for a tight finish to the first game.

8-5 Liew takes a three-point lead into the mid-game break in the first.

Next up is the men's singles match between Daren Liew (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) and Rahul Yadav (Hyderabad Hunters). This is a Trump Match for Daren Liew and Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

Bodin Isara/Eom Hye Won beat Satwik Rankireddy/N. Sikki Reddy 15-14 15-9 and put Hyderabad Hunters 1-0 ahead in the tie.

9-15 Isara/Eom Hye Won win the second game and put Hyderabad Hunters ahead in the tie.

 

4-8 Isara/Eom Hye Won take a four-point lead into the mid-game break in the second.

4-7 Isara/Eom Hye Won build on the momentum gained from winning the first game.

Second game.

 

15-14 Isara/Eom Hye Won (Hyderabad Hunters) stage an inspired fightback to win the first game after being 5-10 down.

10-5 The Ahmedabad Smash Masters pair of Rankireddy and Sikki Reddy hold a healthy five-point lead.

The first match of the tie is the mixed doubles match between Satwik Rankireddy/N. Sikki Reddy (Ahmedabad Smash Masters) and Bodin Isara/Eom Hye Won (Hyderabad Hunters).

 

Next up, Viktor-Axelsen led Ahmedabad Smash Masters takes on P. V. Sindhu-led Hyderabad Hunters.

 

Tommy Sugiarto beats Brice Leverdez (Pune 7 Aces) 15-7 15-14, but Delhi Dashers go down 0-5.

15-14 Sugiarto holds off Leverdez's fight to seal a consolation win for Delhi Dashers.

14-11 Four points in a row for Leverdez, but he then drags his forehand marginally wide.

13-7 Leverdez's backhand is long, over the baseline.

12-7 A forehand winner down the middle from Sugiarto to build up a healthy lead!

8-6 Sugiarto takes a two-point lead into the mid-game break in the second with a jump smash down the line.

 

7-6 Leverdez produces a forehand winner down the line to reduce the gap to just one point.

7-5 Leverdez's forehand is marginally wide.

6-5 Sugiarto with a forehand winner down the line, capitalising on a weak return from Leverdez.

5-3 Leverdez's forehand is long. Sugiarto shows good judgment to not play it.

3-2 This time a forehand winner from Sugiarto.

2-2 A backhand cross court winner from Sugiarto. Leverdez went full stretch to his left but can't return.

0-1 Sugiarto's jump smash catches the net.

Second game.

15-7 Sugiarto wraps up the first game.

11-7 A backhand unforced error from Sugiarto. He hits the net and commits his first backhand unforced error of the match.

11-6 Sugiarto forces a forehand error off Leverdez with a body smash.

9-6 A jump smash down the line from Leverdez. The smash speed was 337 kmph!

9-5 A forehand unforced error from Leverdez.

8-4 Sugiarto takes a four-point lead into the mid-game break in the first.

4-1 Tommy Sugiarto shows great resilience to return a Leverdez forehand that died on him and with his next forehand, Leverdez catches the net. An engaging rally ends with an unforced error from the Pune 7 Aces man.

2-0 Leverdez's forehand is wide.

Next up is the men's singles match between Tommy Sugiarto (Delhi Dashers) and Brice Leverdez (Pune 7 Aces).

 

Mathias Boe/Chirag Shetty beat Chai Biao/M. Jongjit 9-15 15-10 15-13 in the latter's Trump Match and give Pune 7 Aces an unassailable 5 - (-1) lead in the tie.

13-15 Chirag Shetty/Mathias Boe complete comeback.

11-14 A forehand winner from Chirag Shetty to give Pune 7 Aces game point.

9-11 A backhand unforced error from Chai Biao (Delhi Dashers).

8-10 Chirag Shetty is hurried into a backhand which he drags wide.

7-10  A backhand unforced error from Chai Biao gives Pune 7 Aces a three-point lead.

7-6 A backhand winner from Chai Biao to give Delhi Dashers the lead in the decisive third game.

4-4 Chirag Shetty forces a backhand error off Jongjit with a jump smash.

Third game.

10-15 An unforced error from Delhi Dashers hands the second game to Pune 7 Aces, forcing the decider.

 

10-14 Mathias Boe with a jump smash, forehand winner.

8-12 Mathias Boe forces a backhand error off Chai Biao with a jump smash.

7-11 Unforced errors mounting for the Delhi Dashers pair. Chai Biao's backhand is wide this time.

 

6-6 Mathias Boe forces a backhand error off Chai Biao to draw Pune 7 Aces level in the second game.

5-2 Service fault from Chirag Shetty.

4-1 A forehand winner from Chirag Shetty to get Pune 7 Aces on board in the second game.

4-0 Mathias Boe (Pune 7 Aces) smashes the net with his forehand.

Second game.

15-9 The Delhi Dashers pair takes the first game by a comfortable margin of six points.

14-9 A service fault from Chai Biao with Delhi Dashers still in the ascendancy.

8-4 A forehand winner from Jongjit sends the Delhi Dashers pair into the mid-game break with a four-point lead.

7-3 A backhand unforced error from Chirag Shetty.

1-3 A forehand winner from Mathias Boe gets Pune 7 Aces on board in the first game.

1-0 A forehand winner from Chai Biao.

Next up is the men's doubles match between M. Jongjit/Chai Biao (Delhi Dashers) and Mathias Boe/Chirag Shetty (Pune 7 Aces). This is a Trump Match for Delhi Dashers.

 

Carolina Marin beats Evgeniya (Delhi Dashers) 15-5 15-6 to put Pune 7 Aces 4-0 ahead in the tie with two matches left to play.

6-15 Marin gets the job done!

5-13 A forehand drop shot from Marin, catches Evgeniya well short.

4-10 A forehand winner from Marin is followed by a forehand unforced error from Evgeniya.

4-8 A four-point lead for Marin at the mid-game break in the second. This time, Evgeniya's backhand is wide.

4-7 Evgeniya's forehand is wide.

2-5 Unforced errors mounting for the Russian.

1-2 Evgeniya hits her racquet on the court after dragging her forehand wide. Marin's running away with the contest now.

Second game.

 

5-15 Marin makes might work of the first game, winning it by a massive 10 points.

3-8 A forehand winner down the line from Marin, who has taken control of the first game.

2-7 Evgeniya's unforced error helps Carolina Marin storm into a five-point lead.

2-2 Evgeniya drags her backhand wide.

1-0 Evgeniya gets off the mark with a forehand winner.

Next up is the women's singles match beween Evgeniya (Delhi Dashers) and Carolina Marin (Pune 7 Aces).

 

Lakshya Sen (Pune 7 Aces) beats Chirag Sen (Delhi Dashers) 15-12 15-11 to extend Pune 7 Aces' lead in the tie to 3-0.

15-11 Lakshya Sen wins the second game courtesy a forehand unforced error from Chirag.

10-8 A forehand winner from Lakshya Sen to go two points ahead.

9-7 A forehand unforced error from Chirag Sen, who catches the net with his attempted drop shot.

8-7 Lakshya Sen takes a one-point lead into the mid-game break in the second.

4-5 A forehand winner down the middle from Lakshya Sen.

2-3 Lakshya Sen, this time, catches the net with his forhand.

2-2 A backhand unforced error from Chirag Sen, who smashes the net.

Second game.

15-12 A forehand winner from Lakshya Sen (Pune 7 Aces) to seal the first game after conceding a two-point lead!

14-12 Game point for Lakshya Sen.

13-12 A delicate backhand drop shot from Lakshya Sen.

 

11-11 A forehand cross court winner from Lakshya Sen to draw level.

9-10 A forehand winner from Chirag Sen (Delhi Dashers) to go into the lead against Lakshya Sen.

8-6 Lakshya Sen takes a two-point lead into the mid-game break in the first.

5-2 A cross court forehand winner form Lakshya Sen, who is off to a fast start.

Next up is the men's singles match between Chirag Sen (Delhi Dashers) and Lakshya Sen (Pune 7 Aces).

In the first match of tie, the mixed doubles, M. Jongjit/Evgeniya (Delhi Dashers) have lost to Vladimir Ivanov/Line Kjaersfeldt (Pune 7 Aces) 15-9 14-15 8-15. Pune 7 Aces takes a 2-0 lead courtesy the Trump Match win.

 

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