Nehwal stars as Warriors beat Top Guns

India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal was on form as the Awadhe Warriors came from behind to complete a 3-2 victory over the Bengaluru Top Guns.

Khim How and Ashwini Ponnappa gave Bengaluru the lead in the opening mixed doubles match, prevailing 15-13, 11-15, 15-13 over Bodin Issara and K Maneesha.

The Top Guns then opened up a 2-0 lead as Sai Praneeth defeat Sameer Verma 15-13, 15-14 in a closely contested men's singles match.

Awadhe's comeback started in the second men's singles encounter, as Tanongsak Saensomboonsak topped Kidambi Srikanth 15-11, 15-9.

That gave Nehwal the opportunity to level the scores in the women's singles match, and the world number two-ranked player didn't disappoint, easily winning 15-10, 15-8 over Suo Di.

It all came down to the deciding men's doubles contest, where the Warriors team of Bodin Issara and Cai Yun comfortably dispatched Khim Wah Lim and Hoon Thien How 15-12, 15-6.

The result leaves Awadhe tied at the top of the standings with the Mumbai Rockets, while Bengaluru remained rooted near the bottom of the table.

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