Simon Santoso smashes Chennai to victory

Former Indonesian World No. 3, Simon Santoso clinched the crucial two-point earning Trump Match against R.M.V.Gurusaidutt for Chennai Smashers to score a 4-3 win against Mumbai Rockets, here on Sunday.

Simon Santoso of Chennai Smashers in action against Gurusaidutt of Mumbai Rockets in Mumbai, on Sunday.   -  Vivek Bendre

Former Indonesian World No. 3, Simon Santoso clinched the crucial two-point earning Trump Match against R.M.V.Gurusaidutt for Chennai Smashers to score a 4-3 win against Mumbai Rockets, here on Sunday. The Smashers won the men’s doubles, women’s singles and the second men’s singles to gather four points, including the bonus point from the Santoso-Gurusaidutt concluding match of the day. The 30-year-old Santoso is currently ranked 113 in the WBF list. The PBL concluded in the city with a win each for Mumbai Rockets, Hyderabad Hunters and Chennai Smashers. Cine actors Vijaykanth and Akshay Kumar (Brand Ambassador of the PBL, and co-owner, Mumbai Rockets) saw the late evening match between the Smashers and Rockets.

Result: Mixed Doubles: Chris Adcock/ Pia Zebadiah bt Vladimir Ivanov/ Kamilla Juhl 15-10, 7-15, 15-11 (1/0), Brice Leverdez lost to H.S.Prannoy 8-15,11-15 (1/1), Chris Adcock/ Pranav Chopra lost to Mathias Boe/Vladimir Ivanov (TM) 10-15, 15-9, 13-15 (1/3); P.V.Sindhu bt Han Li 15-8, 11-15, 15-8 (2/3); Men’s singles 2: Simon Santoso bt R.M.V.Gurusaidutt 15-9, 15-12 (4/3).