LIVE: PBL Season 5: Chennai vs Mumbai

Chennai Superstarz will be back on court again tonight after the team's emphatic 5-2 on the opening day. It will face two-time finalist Mumbai Rockets today.

Lakshya Sen in action during the opening tie of the Premier Badminton League on Monday.   -  Special Arrangement

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the fifth season of Premier Badminton League!

It's Day 3 of the first leg of PBL. The rechristened Chennai Superstarz began its campaign with a 5-2 victory over P.V. Sindhu-led Hyderabad Hunters. Mumbai Rockets, a two-time finalist, will play its first match against the host at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, defending champion Bengaluru Raptors suffered a narrow loss to North Eastern Warriors. Match Highlights

Chennai Superstarz vs Mumbai Rockets

Order of Play:

Mixed doubles: Dhruv Kapila/Jessica Pugh vs Kim Gi Jung / Pia Bernadeth

Men's singles: Lakshya  Sen vs Lee Dong Keun

Men's singles: Tommy Sugiarto vs Parupalli Kashyap

Sumeet Reddy/Dhruv Kapila vs Kim Gi Jung/ Kim Sa Rang

Gayatri Gopichand vs Shreyanshi Pardeshi

 

Live Blog:

Game 1

 

The second match of the evening is the men's singles clash between Lakshya Sen and Lee Dong Keun.

Game 2:

15-14: Chennai Superstarz pair of Dhruv Kapila and Jessica Pugh have won the second game and with it the mixed doubles match against Kim Gi Jung and Pia Bernadeth, putting their team 1-0 up in the tie.

Game 1:

15-10: The experienced pair of Kim Gi Jung and Pia Bernadeth concede the first game to Chennai's young pair. Dhruv will be back on court for a men's doubles game later in the night.

7-5: Jessica continues her excellent run in her debut year at PBL. She takes charge and drives Chennai into lead in the first break.

2-2: Jessica Pugh has been paired with debutant Dhruv Kapila in tonight's game against Rockets. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy partnered her on the opening day of the PBL. Satwik has been rested to help him recover from the ankle strain.