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Delhi down Hyd

Delhi down Hyd
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Krrish Delhi Smashers staged a great fightback after losing the first two matches to down Hyderabad Hotshots 3-2, in the Indian Badminton League, in...

New Delhi (PTI: Krrish Delhi Smashers staged a great fightback after losing the first two matches to down Hyderabad Hotshots 3-2, in the Indian Badminton League, in Lucknow on Saturday. Earlier, India's top-ranked singles player Saina Nehwal thrashed compatriot Arundhati Panthawane but veteran Taufik Hidayat went down tamely as Krrish Delhi Smashers made a strong comeback to level the tie at 2-2.Delhi's icon player Jwala Gutta was unable to play because of injury but the mixed doubles pairing of V Diju and Prajakta Sawant won the final and deciding match 21-20, 21-15 against V Shem Goh and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad to give their team an unlikely victory.

Saina cruised to an easy 21-6, 21-8 victory in just 28 minutes after Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand had given Hyderabad a winning start when he beat India's youngster Sai Praneeth 19 -21, 12 -19, 11 -7 in the men's singles. Boon Hoeng Tan and Kien Keat Koo kept Delhi's hopes alive by winning their men's doubles match against V Shem Goh and T Kona 21-14, 21 -20. Malaysian Daren Liew of Delhi crushed veteran Hidayat 21-10, 21-7 in a one-sided contest.

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