Hyderabad: Awadhe Warriors won 3-2 against the Pune Pistons as both teams booked their semifinal berths at the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) here on Monday.
The Lucknow-based team bagged four points with the win and top the standings with 16 points. The Pistons too are on 16 but have lost more games in the tournament.
In the opening men's singles rubber, Warriors' K. Srikanth gave his team a 1-0 lead as he beat Saurabh Verma 21-18, 21-16. Post his win Srikanth said, "I had a very good start and I think this was my kind of style. Shuttle speed was much better than in Bangalore which helped me to win."