Indian Badminton League: Saina Nehwal routs opponent but Hyderabad still lose to Delhi

Hyderabad Hotshots were beaten 3-2 by Delhi Smashers despite Saina Nehwal's crushing 21-6 21-8 win over Arundhati Pantawane in Indian Badminton League in Lucknow on Saturday.

updated: August 17, 2013 23:30 IST
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Lucknow: Delhi Smashers on Saturday made a superb comeback after trailing 0-2 at one stage as they defeated strong contender Hyderabad Hotshots 3-2 in the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) in Lucknow. (All the highlights from Saturday)

The Smashers rode on the strong performance by their men's and mixed double teams to register their first victory in the tournament.

After being locked 2-2, it was their mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Prajakta Sawant who finally took Delhi home after they defeated Hyderabad's V Shem Goh and Pradnya Gadre in the last match of the tie.

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