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Saina’s Warriors reach semi-finals of PBL 2

 Agencies |  2017-01-10 22:37:04.0  |  Bangalore

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and 2014 China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches as Awadhe Warriors beat Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 to seal their semi-finals spot at the Premier Badminton Premier Season 2, here on Monday. 

Saina staved off a challenge from Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in their women’s singles trump match, while Srikanth too stunned Rio bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen in another men’s singles match to guide Warriors home. Bengaluru Blasters had kept their hopes of making to the last four alive after Sourabh Verma had beaten Vincent Wong Wing Ki of Awadhe Warriors to give his team an early 1-0 lead infront of a packed house at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium. But mixed doubles combo of Savitree Amitrapai and Bodin Isar, star shuttlers Saina and Srikanth ensured that Warriors comfortably reach the knockout stage.

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