2013 Indian Badminton League, Day 6: Mumbai Masters vs Krrish Delhi Smashers (pic)
Written by Badminton News
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:03
Tine Baun vs Arundhati Panthawane
#Baun leading in the second set 7-3 at the first break.
#Baun easily takes the first set 21-11
#Baun is still leading 14-6. Arundhati is proving to be a no match for the Dane.
# Baun is leading 7-2 at the first break of the first set.
#The second match of the day is between Tine Baun of Mumbai Masters and Arundhati Panthawane of Delhi Smashers.
Lee Chong Wei vs Daren Liew
#And Lee Chong Wei has pocketed the second set and the match. Score 21-16.
# Just a point spiriting Wei from the victory now as Liew finds the net. Wei is smiling.
#Liew records yet another point with a powerful smash. He is trailing by three points. Score 16-19
# Wei is just two points away from sealing the first game of the night in Mumbai’s favour.
#Wei hits his shot wide gifting Liew a point. Score 16-14
#Third phase of the second set. Wei extends his lead to two points. 15-13
#And Wei goes into the second break with the lead. Score 14-13
#Liew isn’t going to make this an easy ride for the world’s best player. He leads 12-11. Her captain Jwala Gutta is pleased as well.
#A smash and Wei has drawn level! Score 12-12.
#A long rally and Wei walks away with the point. He now trails by just one point. Score 12-11
#Wei shows why he is the best in the business at the moment showing his reflexes levelling the game 9-9.
# A good judgment from Wei and he gets his seventh point of second set.
# We are into the second phase of the second set. Liew has extended his lead to three points now. Score 8-5.
# And Liew heads for the first break leading 7-5.
# Wei takes the lead in the second set for the first time as Wei’s shot lands wide. Lee leads 5-4.
#Wei draws level with Liew. Score tied at 4-4 now.
# A smash gone wrong from Wei. Liew leads 4-2.
# Liew’s unforced error hands Wei his first point of the second set. Score 2-1.
# Liew takes another point due to Wei’s unforced error. He leads 2-0
# The second set starts. Wei takes the first point with a cross court smash.
• # And it’s the Malaysian who takes the first set 21-12.
• # An unforced error from Lee gives another point to Wei.
• #Backhand gone wrong and Wei gets a point.
• #Another powerful smash from the Malaysian who is now just two points away from taking the first set.
• # And Lee goes into the second break of the first set leading 14-9
• # Wei clawing his way back into the match. Lee’s lead has been reduced to just three points. Score 12-9.
• # Lee cannot give an apt answer to Wei’s smash as he finds the net. Lee still leads 12-6.
• #Smash gone wrong as Wei hits the net. Lee leads 11-4.
• #Wide shot from Wei and the 26-year-old gifts the top-ranked Malaysian 10th point.
• #A nicely judged shot from Wei gives him his fourth point. Lee leads 8-4
• #A nice smash from Wei and he takes his third point of the night.
• #And we are back. Lee takes the first point after break.
• # Lee Chong Wei goes into the break leading 7-2.
• #Another error from Wei gives Lee his fifth point.
• #A cross court smash and the world no. 1 extends his lead to 4-1.
• #An unforced error from Liew. Lee leads 3-1.
• #A good judgement from Lee as the shot lands wide. Score 2-1.
• #Lee is late on his shot and the score is now 1-1.
• #And we’re on! And Lee with a powerful smash takes the first point. He leads 1-0.
# And the players have walked to the middle. The first game is about to start. Jwala Gutta with a whistle is all set to cheer her team.
# The first match of the night features Lee Chong Wei and Daren Liew.
# Lee Chong Wei has walked into the court amid a loud reception from the Mumbai crowd. Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Ajit Agarkar are also present to witness today’s tie.
Mumbai Masters will be brimming with confidence with the return of world number one men singles player Lee Chong Wei when they take on Krrish Delhi Smashers at home.
Both the teams have so far won and lost a game each and will be eager to break into top three of the points table by clinching the tie.
In the singles department, Mumbai Masters have an edge in Lee and Vladimir Ivanov of Russia for men’s event and Tine Baun in women’s singles.
Delhi’s strong point is their doubles team comprising India’s Jwala Gutta, Boon Heong Tan and Kean Keet Koo of Malaysia.