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Chennai down Mumbai 4-3 to clinch Premier Badminton League 2017 title

Chennai Smashers emerged the 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL) champions after defeating Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a pulsating summit clash at the jam packed Siri Fort Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

The stage was set for a perfect final with the result still hanging till the last game before Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk came from behind to clinch the second men's singles tie 9-11, 11-7, 11-3 against Ajay Jayaram to help Chennai clinch the title.

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Premier Badminton League: Mumbai outplay Hyderabad to storm into Final

Mumbai Rockets thrashed Hyderabad Hunters 3-(-1) in the second semi-final to set their date with Chennai Smashers in the summit clash of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

The second semi-final started with both the Trump matches which Mumbai won convincingly to gain an unassailable lead leaving the remaining three ties inconsequential.

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Premier Badminton League: Sindhu beats Saina to guide Chennai Smashers into Final

Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu inspired the Chennai Smashers to beat Awadhe Warriors 4-1 in the first semi-final and storm into the finals of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium on Friday. Chennai will now take on the winner of the second semi-final between Hyderabad Hunters and Mumbai Rockets, which will take place later in the night.

As expected the marquee Trump match for Chennai between the two poster girls of Indian badminton -- Saina Nehwal and Sindhu -- turned out to be a pulsating contest with the Rio Olympics silver medallist clinching it 11-7, 11-8.

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Premier Badminton League Semi-finals Preview: All eyes on Saina-Sindhu, Marin-Hyun battles

Badminton fans in the city will be up for a treat when star Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors and Chennai Smashers's P.V. Sindhu face off in the semi-finals of the ongoing Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Siri Fort Auditorium here on Friday.

In the other semi-final, Hyderabad Hunters's Carolina Marin will have an opportunity to avenge her loss to World No.4 South Korean Sung Ji Hyun of Mumbai Rockets, who defeated the Spanish World No.2 in their league encounter.

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Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters beat Delhi Acers 5-2 to enter semis

Hyderabad Hunters booked their place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Premier Badminton League (PBL) by defeating defending champions Delhi Acers 5-2 at the Siri Fort Stadium on Thursday.

It was a do and die tie for Hyderabad as a loss would have seen Bengaluru Blasters enter the last four stage in their stead. Awadh Warriors, Chennai Smashers and Mumbai Rockets had already booked their berths in the semi-finals.

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