Indian Badminton League: Saina Nehwal thrashes PV Sindhu, Hyderabad Hotshots edge past Awadhe Warriors 3-2

Touted as the biggest match of the day, the women's singles clash between Saina and Sindhu turned out to a one-sided affair as the London Olympics bronze medallist registered a 21-19 21-8 win over Sindhu, who looked a pale shadow of her fighting self which has earned her the title of a giant slayer.

updated: August 16, 2013 02:15 IST
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New Delhi: India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal stamped her authority with a dominating win over P V Sindhu as Hyderabad Hotshots notched up a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Awadhe Warriors in the inaugural Indian badminton League, here on Thursday. (All the pics from Day 2)

Hyderabad allowed Warriors to lock the tie 2-2 after taking a 2-0 lead but Pradyna Gadre and Shem Goh V sealed the contest for Hyderabad by winning the deciding mixed doubles.

Coming into the make-or-break match, Pradyna Gadre and Shem Goh V recorded a 21-9 19-21 11-8 win over Markis Kido of Indonesia and Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachal.

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