Press Esc to close
Friday 29 May 2015
News updated at 1:41 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Smashers trounce erratic Bangalore

Bangalore, August 26, 2013, DHNS:

Banga Beats suffered a 1-4 loss at the hands of Delhi Smashers to all but end their chances of making the semifinals of the Indian Badminton League.

Following their disappointing display at the Sree Kanteerava indoor stadium on a controversy-filled Sunday night, Beats ended up at the bottom of the table with nine points from four matches while Smashers moved ahead of them as they gathered five points to add to the eight they had prior this tie to remain in the hunt.

Contrary to what the eventual result was, Beats kicked off their home tie on a high as World No 14 Parupalli Kashyap clinically dispatched B Sai Praneeth. Witnessed by a rather modest crowd, that included former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid and his family, the latest Indian sensation and Beats’ icon player Kashyap put away Sai Praneeth 21-15, 21-11.

In the second tie of the evening, Spain’s Carolina was up against World No 16 Jindapon. The Thai shuttler won 21-17, 15-21, 11-9 to level scores 1-1.

It was crucial that Beats won their men’s doubles encounter to hold an edge against the Smashers but their duo -- Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar -- was unable to topple Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Hoeng as the latter won 21-11, 20-21, 11-7 to give Smashers a 2-1 lead.

Local hope and seasoned campaigner Arvind Bhat then walked in with his team in a dire need of a win but it was too much to ask of the 34-year-old. The former National champion, forced to play the second singles under controversial circumstances, went down 18-21, 21-7, 8-11 to bring the curtains on Beats’ campaign. To add insult to injury, Jwala Gutta and V Diju posted a 21-16, 15-21, 11-9 win over the Carolina and Mogensen.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees arrive at Sangam to take holy bath in Ganga River

Devotees arrive at Sangam to take holy bath in Ganga River

Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 10th results...

Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 10th results...

Monkeys drink water from a tap on a hot day...

Monkeys drink water from a tap on a hot day...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Throne...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Throne...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Pramoda Devi Wadiyar....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Pramoda Devi Wadiyar....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Chariot...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Chariot...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar perform a Yagna during....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar perform a Yagna during....

Relatives of Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ...

Relatives of Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday....

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523