Hyderabad, February 9: Bengaluru Raptors created history to become the first-ever team to successfully defend their title as the Star Sports Premier Badminton League 2020 concluded at the GMC Balayogi SATS Indoor Stadium here in Hyderabad on Sunday (February 9).
World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth and World No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying led the Bengaluru Raptors from the front before the mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Eom Hye Won sealed the 4-2 win over the North Eastern Warriors, who were in the final for the very first time.
With the two teams locked at 2-2 in the overall tie after the first the three matches, it was left to their respective mixed doubles pairs to push them ahead.
Bengaluru's Trump pair of Olympic silver medallist Chan Peng Soon and two-time World Championships medallist Eom Hye Won showed their vast experience to pull off a 15-14, 14-15, 15-12 win over the Warriors' Krishna Prasad Garaga and former World No. 1 Kim Ha Na and bag the tie for the Raptors.
Here's the full list of award winners:
Total prize money - Rs 6 crore
Winners' prize money - Rs 3 crore
Runners-up's prize money - Rs 1.5 crore
Semi-finalists - Rs 75 lakh each.
Player of the Tournament - Tai Tzu Ying
Emerging Player of the League - Priyanshu Rajawat
Indian Player of the League - Sikki Reddy