PBL: Delhi Dashers down North Eastern Warriors to seal semi-final spot | Badminton News
HYDERABAD: Delhi Dashers threw their hats into the semi-final ring of the third Premier Badminton League by upstaging North Jap Warriors within the first match of the Hyderabad-leg on the Gachibowli Stadium right here on Wednesday.
Delhi gained three matches, together with the Trump tie, to garner 4 factors and swell their factors tally to 15 that noticed them rise to the third spot. The Warriors, regardless of successful two matches, might add just one level to their kitty and completed the league with 12 factors.
Tian Houwei led the Delhi cost by staging an excellent restoration in his males’s singles duel towards Tzu Wei Wang earlier than successful 10-15, 15-Eight, 11-15. The Chinese language, ranked 22 on this planet, was down 2-Eight within the ultimate sport however bounced again to clinch it 15-11 and upset the World No. 11.
Wang’s defeat was an enormous blow for the Warriors because it was their Trump match which meant they ended up with a detrimental level.
Apparently, it was their first Trump lack of the season, having gained all 4 earlier.
Sung Ji Hyun prolonged Delhi’s run by overcoming a defiant Michelle Li 13-15, 15-11, 15-13 in her Trump match. Sung Ji, The World No. three was the favorite to win however the Canadian nearly prompted an upset along with her combating show.
Michelle and Shin Baek Cheol had supplied a shiny begin to the Warriors successful their combined doubles duel towards the Delhi pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Vladimir Ivanov in straight video games 15-13, 15-11.
However Wing Ki Wong Vincent helped Delhi stage the scores as he gained the day’s first males’s singles towards Ajay Jayaram 15-13, 10-15, 15-12.
The World No. 15 began off nicely by clinching a decent first sport 15-13 solely to seek out the Indian stage a fightback within the second with a mixture of deft placements and efficient smashes. Ajay, ranked 38 within the World pocketed the second sport 15-12. The third sport was evenly poised at Eight-7 in favour of the 27-year-old from Hong Kong and he went on to consolidate it by surging forward to a 12-Eight lead.
Ajay was not completed but as he collected 4 factors in a row to scale back the margin to 13-12. However Wing Ki Wong capitalised on an unforced error from Ajay to gained the third sport and the match.
Wing Ki Wong was so delighted together with his win that he pranced across the courtroom and broke right into a Usain Bolt-like celebration.
Kim Gi Jung and Shin Baek Cheol gained the lads’s doubles towards Ivan Sozonov and Vladmir Ivanov 9-15, 15-10, 15-9 to make sure Warriors earned one level
On Thursday, Hyderabad Hunters will tackle leaders Bengaluru Blasters within the final match of the league.