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Mumbai maul Hyderabad 4-1 in PBL clash

Rising Indian shuttler H S Prannoy stunned compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in the hosts’ Trump match as Mumbai Rockets trounced Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in their Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday. Gurusaidutt defeated Hyderabad’s upcoming shuttler Siril Varma, runner-up in the world junior championship, 

It was Prannoy’s 15-11, 15-13 victory against Kashyap in the other Men’s Singles -- the Trump match of Hyderabad -- which dashed Hyderabad’s chances in the five-match tie. After losing in the Trump match, Hyderabad lost one point, while Mumbai gained one.

Kashyap, who has not been at his best in the PBL after recovering from an injury, suffered yet another disappointment against Prannoy.

After the surprise win, Prannoy said: “This was a very important match for us as we had already lost the first two matches and I am happy to have opened our team’s account. This was a Trump match for them but we managed to snatch a victory.”

The Mixed Doubles match between Jwala Gutta-Markis Kido of Hyderabad and Mumbai’s Kamilla Juhl-Vladimir Ivanov also turned out to be a disappointment for the host as the Mumbai side did not let their rivals take any advantage.

Hyderabad’s Men’s Doubles pair of Carsten Mogensen-Markis Kido too put up an impressive show in their match against Chayut T-Vladimir Ivanov of Mumbai, notching up a 15-7, 15-14 win over the Mumbai combo.
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