Carolina MarinHyderabad: Carolina Marin came back from a game down to steer Hyderabad Hunters into the final of the third Premier Badminton League, here on Friday night. Marin, cheered on by a vociferous home crowd, overcame a fighting Sun Ji Hun 13-15, 15-10, 15-9 to dash the hopes of Delhi Dashers in a gripping semi-final. Earlier, another local hero B Sai Praneeth set up the victory by beating the Dashers’ Trump player Tian Houwei. The Hunters shot into a 1-0 lead on points, as the Dashers lost the point that they had won while also yielding a point. The Hunters began on the wrong foot, with the Hyderabad duo of Pia Zebadiah Bernadet and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy capitulating in the opening clash.
Source: The Telegraph January 12, 2018 21:00 UTC