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Top-ranked Axelsen takes Blasters into final

DNMUM405511 | 1/14/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :172

RBL PREMIER BADMINTION LEGUE

Mumbai: Bengaluru Blasters set up a title clash with Hyderabad Hunters after a hard-fought victory over Ahmedabad Smash Masters in the second semifinal of the Premier Badminton League in Hyderabad on Saturday.
The Blasters’ star player Viktor Axelsen and their mixed doubles pair of Kim Sa Rang and Sikki Reddy won the last two matches of the contest to beat Ahmedabad 3-2 (4-3 on points).
The final will be held in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Earlier, Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying came back from an error-prone defeat in the first game to win her crucial Trump match and keep the Smash Masters alive in the tie.
The world No. 1 beat a fighting Kristy Gilmour 2-1 in the women’s singles to give her side a 3-2 advantage on points.

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