Kidambi Srikanth continued his winning streak to take his team Bengaluru Raptors to the semifinals of the Premier Badminton League season 4 after outplaying Chennai Smashers 3-2 in front of home crowd in Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru.
Kidambi Srikanth who was playing his team’s trump match led from the front and outsmarted Chong Wei Feng in a one-sided match with a score line of 15-10, 15-10. The match had given the Bengaluru Raptors an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the Tie.
Before this, the Chennai Smashers started well with their Men’s Doubles pair of Chris Adcock and O Chung, who came back strongly against the Indonesian pair of Hendra Setiawan & Mohd Ahsan to get a heady start in the tie with a scoreline of 14-1, 15-9, 15-11.
Though the next tie saw Chennai Smashers’ P Kashyap concede his trump match against B Sai Praneeth in straight games at 11-15, 12-15. The match took the overall score of the tie to 1-0 in Bengaluru’s favor.
The fourth match of the tie saw Sung Ji Hyun pull one back for the Smashers against Vu Thi Trang in a 3 game contest with a scoreline of 15-10, 14-15, 15-10. The overall score of the tie was 3-1 then.
With the numerical advantage already gone and the tie already in Raptors’ kitty it was down to formalities and the Smashers’ Mixed Doubles pair of Chris Adcock and Gabby Adcock overcame Raptors’, Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in a 3-game affair to get a consolation win by 15-8, 12-15, 15- 4to exit on a high.
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