The battle of the group toppers, Hyderabad Hotshots and Mumbai Masters, resulted into 3-2 win for Saina’s team without much sweat. PV Sindhu could manage a win in her third match of the tournament and so did her Awadh Warriors against Delhi Smashers.
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Best Player of the Tournament
Tanongsak Saemsomboonsuk was declared Player of the Tie in the first tie of the day. K Srikanth was the Player of the Tie for tie between Awadh Warriors and Delhi Smashers.
HH beat MM 3-2
Hyderabad Hotshots lost the first game but won next three to make Mixed Doubles match irrelevant for the tie.
- 1. Men’s Singles: Lee Chong Wei (MM) beats Ajay Jayaram (HH) 21-19 11-21 11-5
2. Women’s Singles: Nehwal (HH) beats P C Thulasi (MM) 21-7 21-10
3. Men’s Doubles: Shem V Goh and Khim Lim wah (HH) beat B Sumeet Reddy and Manu Attri (MM) 11- 21 21-16 11-9
4. Men’s Singles: S Tanongsak (HH) beats Marc Zweibler (MM) 21 – 19 17-21 11-6
5. Mixed Doubles: Vladimir Ivanov and N Sikki Reddy (MM) beat Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre (HH) 21-18 21-19
AW def KDS 4-1
Gurusai Dutt created a major upset by winning against Darren Liew. Sindhu tasted her first win at IBL, while the sister-brother Indonesian duo of Markis Kido/Pia Bernadeth were deadly even when the mixed doubles was immaterial for their tie win. Kien Keat Koo/Boon Hoeng Tan of KDS remained unbeaten in their fourth consecutive Men’s Doubles matches.
- 1. Men’s Singles: K Srikanth (AW) beats Sai Praneeth (KDS) 21-14, 21-9
2. Women’s Singles: PV Sindhu (AW) beats Arundhati Pantawane (KDS) 21-16, 21-17
3. Men’s Doubles: Kien Keat Koo/Boon Hoeng Tan (KDS) def Markis Kido/Mathias Boe (AW) 21-16, 21-19
4. Men’s Singles: Gurusai Dutt (AW) def Darren Liew (KDS) 21-16, 21-20.
5. Mixed Doubles: Markis Kido/Pia Bernadeth (AW) def V Diju/Prajakta Sawant (KDS) 21-20, 21-19.