PBL: Mumbai Rockets trump Awadhe Warriors 4-1

Updated: 05 January, 2018 12:47 IST | Agencies | Pune

The men's doubles pair of Lee Yong Dae and Tan Boon Heong defeated Hendra Setiawan and Chin Chung15-13, 15-12 to help Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League tie here yesterday

Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth

The men's doubles pair of Lee Yong Dae and Tan Boon Heong defeated Hendra Setiawan and Chin Chung15-13, 15-12 to help Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League tie here yesterday. Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth defeated Warriors' Son Wan Ho 15-13, 13-15, 15-4 to give Mumbai a 2-1 lead. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal rallied to pull off a 8-15, 15-10, 15-13 victory over World No. 11 Beiwen Zhang of USA.

Saina, who is coming into the match at the back of a defeat against Tai Tzu Ying, proved to be no match against Beiwen in the tie. The US Shuttler was using the length of the court perfectly, tormenting the Indian with her superb cross-court drops and smashes and raced to victory in the match.

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First Published: 05 January, 2018 11:47 IST

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