Hyderabad, Feb. 8 -- Chennai Superstarz entered the Premier Badminton League semi-finals against North Eastern Warriors on the back foot with doubles star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy ruled out because of an ankle injury. It was an opportunity the North Eastern Warriors grabbed with both hands, beating Chennai 3-0 and reaching their maiden final at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here. They will meet the winner of champion Bengaluru Raptors against Pune 7 Aces.

Legendary Korean doubles Lee Yong Dae and former world No.1 Kim Ha Na pulled off a thrilling mixed doubles match against B Sumeeth Reddy and Jessica Pugh 15-12, 9-15, 15-14. When it came to the crunch, 31-year-old Yong Dae stepped up to win the last two points.

Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu, ...