Himalayan Tigers wins Pro Masters Badminton League trophy
The Himalayan Tigers clinched the title of Pro Masters Badminton League PMBL defeating Sunrisers with 41 in the final battle at the Swarnabharathi Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday
Visakhapatnam: The Himalayan Tigers clinched the title of Pro Masters Badminton League (PMBL) defeating Sunrisers with 4-1 in the final battle at the Swarnabharathi Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
The first match of the final battle turnout out to be a lopsided affair with the Himalayan Tigers pair Lalmuanawma and Shika Khanduri outclassing Sunrisers duo Ajit Wijithilik and Manjusha Sahasrabundhe in straight sets 15-12 and 15-8 in the mixed doubles to give their team 1-0 lead.
Sunrisers pair Jaseel Ismail and Vijay Lancy displayed a superb performance to beat Akula Venkata Raju and Deepak Saxena of Himalayan Tigers in straight sets 15-11 and 15-8 in the men’s doubles match and levelled the lead 1-1.
Despite the injury, Himalayan Tigers’ top shuttler V Diju paired up with Pooja Mehta, came out all guns blazing to give the lead to their team and won straight games 15-4 and 51-12 against Vijay Lancy and Ch Deepthi of Sunrisers in the second mixed doubles match.
With 2-1 lead, Himalayan Tigers continued their domination in the fourth match of the finals as Ashish Sharma and Sunil Gladson defeated JBS Vidyadhar and Mitesh Hazarnis in straight sets 15-13 and 15-8 in the men’s doubles (second match) and given their team 3-1 lead. In the fifth match, Himalayan Tigers defeated Sunrises and clinched the trophy with 4-1.